The Bottom Line on WaterWipes
A Review on the World's Purest Baby Wipes
WaterWipes baby wipes are designed to help clean newborn babies and those with sensitive skin. The liquid solution used in the product is comprised of 99.9% water and includes a drop of fruit extract (contains traces of benzalkonium chloride).
The original wipes are made in Ireland. They are hypoallergenic and have been approved by The Vegan Society. The product has zero percent artificial fragrance, sulphates and colours and it has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.
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The baby wipes are not flushable: They are a blend of 80% polyester and 20% viscose, meaning that only 20% of their materials are biodegradable. This statistic leaves WaterWipes ranking low in the biodegradable category; however the company sets its standards high and aims to make its product 100% biodegradable by 2021.
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To test the durability of these baby wipes, I placed one sheet into a 1:1 water-and-vinegar solution 10pm-7am, 9 hours) and soaked the wipe overnight.
WaterWipes deserves its stature as “the world's purest baby wipes,” but this product may not be one with the most germ-fighting power. The product does not contain alcohol, a central germ-killing ingredient found in most commercially-sold baby wipes. This means that parents may wish to add extra steps into the cleaning of their baby's diaper area.
I also used 2 wipes from the sample and used them with Vim cleaner to clean the interior of my bathtub. I was surprised that the wipes did not immediately disintegrate after 5 minutes of abrasive use.
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Overall, I give this product a fairly good rating. They live up to their claim as being the gentlest on a baby's skin. For newborns WaterWipes seem like a great choice. However, once babies are on solids, additional bacteria is introduced into the child's digestive system and this means that a wipe with more germ-fighting power is recommended.