Pregnancy and Motherhood

Are Baby Wipes Safe for Babies? What to Look for in a Wipe

Newborn skin is super sensitive and new parents need to be very careful about the types of products they use on their baby in the first few months. Harsh ingredients can cause painful rashes and sores, a miserable baby, and probably a couple of tired parents. Here are four reasons that you need to be careful when choosing the best baby wipes for newborns.  

Sensitive skin 

A newborn baby’s immune system is still gearing up to fight the good fight, and their skin is tremendously delicate. Introducing chemicals and unknowingly harsh products can cause their skin to react leaving them susceptible to infections which they aren’t yet ready to fight. Dryness, chafing, sores, rashes, and other skin irritations are just a few possible outcomes if you aren’t careful in choosing the best baby wipes for newborns.  

No place for harsh chemicals

Fragrances, Polysorbate 20, formaldehyde agents, petroleum-based products, parabens, and tons of other chemicals are just a few of the scary sounding ingredients no one would knowingly slather all over their newborn. Some of these ingredients are commonly found in brands of baby wipes. It’s important to choose an organic baby wipe made with safe ingredients which will be better for your child’s health.

No fragrances

Babies deliver pretty stinky packages at regular intervals throughout the day. Although it may be tempting to choose a baby wipe infused with lovely smells like the fragrance of long-stemmed roses, new parents should refrain. Fragrances added to wipes can cause serious skin problems for babies and should be avoided.  

Organic materials 

You might not give much through to the disposable material used in the making of your average baby wipe. But even this might come from nefarious sources that won’t prove to be good for your baby’s skin. When choosing a wipe, also be sure that the material used is from organic sources. 

About Robert Cutler, D.O.

Dr. Robert Cutler has performed duties as a specialist in the field of Proctology over 30 years as a practicing physician. Over this time, he has had great success integrating patient care from both an efficiency standpoint and as a practical approach to holistic and preventative medicine.

Dr. Cutler also performs FDA approved Clinical Trials and has had formal research training in Human Subject Assurance Training, OHRP/NIH and Good Clinical Practice for Investigators, Quintiles. Dr. Cutler continues to work on creating more affordable solutions to help people who are affected by ano-rectal problems as well as various chronic or acute skin issues.

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