WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes

Last updated date: June 18, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Wipes and dug through the reviews from 19 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Net Parents, Toodrie, Mom n Kids, Heavy, Your Best Digs, Verywell Family, Little One Mag, Mom Loves Best, The Baby Swag, Product Expert, Temper and Tantrum, The Changing Tables, Fathering Magazine, New York Mag, Wiki EZ Vid, Authority Adviser, King Mommy and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Wipes you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the WaterWipes WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Baby Wipes for a detailed review of all the top baby wipes.

Expert Summarized Score
8.2
19 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
7,358 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Consumer says that these wipes are non irritating,clean well and don't tear. They also stand out for being very moist and having limited ingredients to reduce the risk of irritation.
- BestReviews
WaterWipes are made with 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract making them ultra-mild, pure and gentle.
- Net Parents
January 30, 2019 | Full review
The wipes are 99.9% water and 0.1% grapefruit extract. These two ingredients make the wipes ideal for use from birth when your baby’s skin is thin and delicate.The wipes are hypoallergenic.
- Toodrie
June 4, 2019 | Full review
The wipes contain a drop of Grapefruit seed extract which is a natural skin conditioner and will help keep baby’s skin smooth and soft.
- Mom n Kids
WaterWipes have been awarded the National Eczema Association of America Seal of Acceptance.
- Heavy
WaterWipes contain only two ingredients: water and grapefruit seed extract. The obvious benefit of this is the inclusion of fewer potential allergens or irritants. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural skin conditioner and frequent ingredient in skin care products.
- Your Best Digs
March 30, 2019 | Full review
WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes are the only brand of baby wipes that have received a five out of five rating from the National Eczema Association of America.
- Verywell Family
May 30, 2019 | Full review
This product got a thumbs up from the National Eczema Association. That’s a good sign that it won’t start or aggravate any skin conditions.
- Little One Mag
They’ve won awards and have an endorsement from an eczema group.
- Mom Loves Best
January 5, 2019 | Full review
Since they’re soft but also a generally large size, you won’t have to worry about tearing or ripping when taking them out of the package or using them.
- The Baby Swag
June 5, 2019 | Full review
The simplest ingredients—water and a touch of grapefruit seed extract to prevent mold—make these wipes gentle enough for even the most sensitive newborn skin. There’s no other disposable wipe as pure as these.
- Baby List
April 25, 2019 | Full review
As water wipes reviews go, this one is a hefty contender, with 99.9% of its makeup created by the use of purified water on mixed cotton and wool wipe. The remaining 0.1% is the extract of grapefruit seed which gives off a lovely smell, that’s fresh and clean in its odor – exactly what you need if a diaper is a little explosive!
- Product Expert
April 10, 2019 | Full review
WaterWipes Sensitive received a 5 out of 5 rating from the National Eczema Association of America. This wipe is also approved by the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies and Allergy UK.
- Temper and Tantrum
These wipes do not contain alcohol or fragrance. They are unscented, hypoallergenic and overall safe for your baby’s sensitive skin. It is also safe to use on other parts of your baby like hands and face.
- The Changing Tables
May 31, 2019 | Full review
Free of Common Irritants. The formula for these wipes contains no alcohol, dyes or fragrances, and the only chemical used is a trace of benzalkonium chloride contained in the grapefruit seed extract.
- Fathering Magazine
October 17, 2018 | Full review
They’re hypoallergenic. “I love how wet they are, so they really clean without having to scrub at my baby’s bottom,” Powers says. “I also love the short ingredient list. Amazing.”
- New York Mag
October 4, 2018 | Full review
Have won numerous awards.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Some good features of the product are its size and moistness. There are parents who opt for bigger sized wipes to have bigger coverage and to conserve the wipes as well. Also, there are times that parents fold the wipes to ensure that the dirt or mess will not seep through and get in contact with your hands. So, it will be helpful to have larger sized wipes. The good thing is that these wipes are big enough for parents to have greater wiping coverage, while the can also fold it if preferred.
- Authority Adviser
June 4, 2017 | Full review
There are no other chemicals in the wipes and they can be used to clean the mouth and other sensitive areas as well. These wipes are also in an easy to use the resealable pack to make them perfect for traveling and car use.
- King Mommy
What experts didn't like
A few felt they were too expensive;some felt they were thinner or more coarse than other wipes.
- BestReviews
They are a little difficult to get out of the packaging.
- Net Parents
January 30, 2019 | Full review
The package is quite hard to open.
- Toodrie
June 4, 2019 | Full review
The wipes sometimes come out in clumps due to the absence of lubricant to help with dispensing the wipes.
- Mom n Kids
These baby wipes are more expensive as compared to other baby wipes brands. They have a tendency to come out in clumps when you are pulling them out of the package
- Heavy
Others warn that if the wipes are not kept in a cool, dark place, they are susceptible to mold, so don't buy too much at once.
- Verywell Family
May 30, 2019 | Full review
May clump when you pull out one. No tub option.
- Little One Mag
These aren’t fully biodegradable if you’re worried about the environment. They’re quite expensive.
- Mom Loves Best
January 5, 2019 | Full review
When pulling wipes out of the package, you might end up with two or three instead of just one. As you get near the end of your pack of wipes, the closing tab on top might start to get more difficult to close.
- The Baby Swag
June 5, 2019 | Full review
Because these wipes don’t have chemical preservatives, they can develop mold more quickly. Don’t purchase too many at one time and avoid putting them in a diaper warmer.
- Baby List
April 25, 2019 | Full review
These wipes may be considered smaller than others.
- Product Expert
April 10, 2019 | Full review
Short expiration – 15 months from date of production and only 1 month after opened.
- Temper and Tantrum
Poor Dispensing. Some users found that the wipes don’t dispense easily. Too Wet. Some users found that these wipes were too wet and drippy.
- Fathering Magazine
October 17, 2018 | Full review
As to its moistness, we were disappointed to know that the first few wipes were quite dry compared to the ones we commonly consume.
- Authority Adviser
June 4, 2017 | Full review
Expensive compared to others.
- King Mommy

From The Manufacturer

WaterWipes sensitive baby wipes are the world's purest baby wipes - 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract. Suitable for newborns. Effective yet ultra-mild, pure, and gentle. WaterWipes are a suitable alternative to cotton wool and water and ideal for cleaning a baby's delicate skin. WaterWipes unscented baby wipes for sensitive skin are fragrance free, and free of alcohol, perfume, chlorine, formaldehyde, phenols, phthalates, SLS and SLES, lanolin and unnecessary additives. WaterWipes are unlike any other baby wipe on the market, and have been produced using cutting-edge new technology. When a baby is born, the outermost layer of their skin is incomplete, making their skin much thinner than adults. Conventional baby wipes use ingredients also found in bubble baths and shampoos. Thanks to WaterWipes, parents have the convenience of baby wipes with the absolute purity. With a clean, fresh non-greasy feel, they leave no residue on the skin.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 14
2. Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Amazon Elements Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Seventh Generation Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 14
7. WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 19

An Overview On Baby Wipes

As a new mom, one of the toughest things to know is the quality of wipes before you buy them. The worst is when you are pinching pennies and grab a generic brand of wipes that just don’t work well or worse, leave a chemical burn on your baby. You can find tried and true reviews from fellow moms to help you decide which wipes work best and are safest for baby.

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There are several different types of baby wipes. Baby product companies have had to change their ingredients in the last couple of decades because of new research regarding potentially harmful chemicals. Since the research surfaced, companies have been striving to make nearly all-water wipes with very little other ingredients. That is why you will find many varying types. You’ll find sensitive wipes, fragrance-free wipes, scented wipes and free and clear wipes. Some brands offer several different kinds to choose from so if you find a brand you like, you can give each type a try.

A few things you’ll want to look for in a wipe include thickness, textures and scent. In addition, price is a huge factor for most parents since diapers and wipes can really push a budget. You’ll find a wide range of prices when you shop baby wipes. But don’t be lured into the lowest price wipe, as they are often extremely thin with potent fragrances and not so great for baby’s skin. Taking those things into consideration, here are a few excellent choices recommended by parents:

Thickness is a must-have so you don’t find yourself in the middle of a diaper change, needing to frantically wash your hands. The Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes offer excellent thickness and will keep your hands clean from any diaper messes. They are also hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. Often you can find these wipes in varying sizes at different price points, so your budget doesn’t have to suffer for a quality wipe.

For a sensitive, fragrance-free option, fellow parents choose Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes. These wipes are soft but thinner than their competitor, Huggies Natural Care. They tend to be moister than most wipes as well.

Sometimes you’ll need baby wipes for more than just diaper changes, and in those cases, you’ll want something that is extremely mild, especially for faces and hands. The Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Baby Wipes are just the thing to keep in your travel bag. These wipes are super gentle and soft with no added fragrances.

When the budget trumps all, parents turn to Amazon Elements Baby Wipes for a trusted clean. These wipes are durable and textured for tackling the messiest of diaper duties. Unscented and gentle cleansing wipes, packaged in six flip-top packs, make diaper time convenient and affordable.

As time goes by, you’ll learn which baby wipe works best for you and your baby. These suggestions are rigorously reviewed and tested for allergens and chemicals to avoid any rashes or burns on baby while still cleaning baby thoroughly. Find your favorite and be sure to stay stocked. Baby wipes are one thing you do NOT want to run out of!

DYWM Fun Fact

  • Baby wipes were marketed and sold by multiple companies beginning in the ’90s.
  • Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble were the first producers of baby wipes in the 1970s.
  • The Wet-Nap (little packaged wipes you get at restaurants occasionally) was introduced in the 1950s, but had such a high alcohol content that they couldn’t be used on babies.
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The Baby Wipes Buying Guide

  • When deciding what baby wipes to use, search the internet for free sample sites. There are quite a few websites that will send you free trial size packs of wipes to promote their products.
  • Once you’ve put your finger on the wipe you like, you can always find coupons to help keep your costs down. The company’s website is a great place to look for coupons for their products.
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  • Buying in bulk will help save some money in the long run.
  • Subscribing to products you like on Amazon can help lower the cost of your baby wipes order as well.
  • You will want to buy a wipe that has very little or no phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate and Cocamidopropyl betaine if your baby has sensitive skin. These are types of preservatives and fragrances that cause skin irritations.
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