Having children means an introduction to the wonders of baby wipes. Whether it’s for cleaning up bubba after a blowout or wiping up wet spills, they’re going to be a mainstay in your shopping trolley even when your kids head off to school.
Modern baby wipes take into account thickness, ingredients, absorbency, and of course, the environmental impact of the product – especially given how many of them are used every day in Australia. From biodegradable wipes to options that predominantly water, there’s a brand out there to suit every little bot.
To help you get your hands on the best wipes faster, we’ve done the research for you and put together a complete list of the top brands other mums recommend.
What to consider when shopping for baby wipes
With so many wipes available in Australia, we know it can be tough to know where to shop and what products to look for. Take a look at our tips below to help you narrow down the options:
Ingredients – Babies’ skin is very sensitive, so when shopping for wipes, look for products that are free from alcohol, parabens and other nasties, and favour natural ingredients that moisturise and soothe little botties.
Environmental impacts – With millions of wipes going into landfills every year, it’s definitely worth considering wipes that are compatible or biodegradable. Reusable wipes are also an eco-friendly option.
Bulk packs – Like nappies, baby wipes are used day-in, day-out all over the home. So to save yourself running out when you need them most, consider buying wipes that are available in bulk packs to last you a good while. They may take up more room on your change table, but buying in bulk is usually great value and saves you money in the long run.
13 best baby wipes in Australia
We asked our Pregnancy and Baby Facebook group members to recommend the best baby wipes they’ve used and these are the brands they recommended.
Award-winning wipes that are chemical-free and compostable. Gently cleansing with Australian organic aloe vera, and just as effective on faces and hands as they are on baby bottoms.
“These baby wipes really are the best that are in the market right now, they are a lesser-known brand but they smell beautiful and they are completely biodegradable and don’t contain nasty ingredients. They are large and very durable and leave a subtle soft scent (but they are fragrance-free – it’s just the essential oils).” – Holly D.
Eco by Naty
Made from natural and renewable plant-based materials, these hypoallergenic wipes keep baby’s bot clear from harmful chemicals and irritation. Featuring 98.5% water and organic chamomile extract, they make soothing baby as easy as can be.
Made from a biodegradable, compostable cloth, these wipes are gentle on Mother Earth as well as baby’s delicate skin. Formulated with 99.4% pure water, they’re a match made in heaven for mini bots and other mess.
Made from natural plant fibres, Wonder Eco hypoallergenic baby wipes are designed specifically for little ones. Free from harmful chemicals and harsh fragrances, they’re a gentle solution for baby’s most delicate areas.
They’re the clever wipes that not only take care of messy baby bottoms but also leave the skin with a layer of natural oil to protect against irritation. Each pack comes enriched with coconut, jojoba and calendula oils.
“I use Jak Organics. I got a free pack at the baby show and I loved using them when I had my baby in the hospital. It has a barrier cream on the wipes and it was so good getting all that sticky meconium off.” – Hayley S.
The world’s purest baby wipes made almost entirely of purified water and a dash of fruit extract. Just like using cotton wool and cooled, boiled water with the convenience of packaged wipes.
“I love them have only ever used WaterWipes with my three-year-old and now with my newborn. Never had a nappy rash. They are really wet which means you don’t have to keep wiping over the area and they are very natural basically all water and .1% grapefruit extract.” – Lisa B.
Made completely from natural, plant-based ingredients, these wipes are also compostable and great for bubs with sensitive skin. Also includes soothing ingredients like chamomile and cucumber.
“Ecoriginals are the best! Gentle on bub, no harsh chemicals, plant-based so biodegradable and they have little bumps that help grab the mess. They pull out one at a time and you get them delivered to your door on a subscription.” – Natasha R.
Suitable for any skin type these wipes are non-toxic and biodegradable. They are completely made from viscose material derived from plant fibres and even the packaging is recyclable.
“I’m very happy with the quality and thickness of these wipes. It’s very important to me that I’m not using products with harsh chemicals on my baby’s skin. I have the comfort of knowing that these wipes use natural and non-toxic ingredients. As an added plus, they are biodegradable and safer for the environment.” – Victoria
Tooshies by Tom
These textured wipes use plant-based, organic ingredients to nourish and soothe as they clean baby’s bottom. With FSC cellulose fibre, they are also biodegradable.
“We have been using these wipes for a number of months now, and have been left impressed with the reduction in our son’s nappy rash. Love the organic goodness in these wipes and the fact they are biodegradable. Highly recommended to new parents who are seeking wipes that are devoid of nasties.” – Tarryn A.
Mamia by Aldi
Aloe vera and vitamin E enriched, these extra soft wipes are free of alcohol and soap and totally budget-friendly. Available individually or in bulk packs.
“I use these wipes for both my kids. I find them soft and easy on the skin. These wipes clean the skin perfectly. They are soft and damp so the skin is not irritated. I use them for cleaning the nappy area, hand and feet and sometimes face as they are easy on the skin. I haven’t had any problem with these wipes on my children’s skin. Good value for money.” – Sam
Free of fragrance, these artesian water-based wipes use 98% natural ingredients. Each pack of wipes also helps fund safe births or health care for mums and babies in need.
“Thankyou brand wipes are thick and don’t hold any nasty chemicals. I used both nappies and wipes in the Thankyou brand I won’t use anything else. If I’ve been gifted other brands I PIF to a Mum in need because I personally don’t like using anything other than Thankyou.” – Melanie V.
Made using Aloe Vera for a gentle clean on the youngest skin, Babylove wipes are free of fragrance, alcohol and parabens. Approved by paediatricians, they’re pH balanced and hypoallergenic.
“I’m loving BabyLove. I like thicker wipes that come out the packet easily and don’t tear.” – Nicole S.
Enriched with the goodness of goat’s milk, olive oil and vitamin E, Baby U wipes nourish and moisturise as they clean. Specially formulated for sensitive young skin, they’re free of any nasties and 100% biodegradable.
“I used this wipe on my daughter when she was in a hip brace. It was so nice to clean her skin with as she couldn’t bathe for 12 weeks.” – Kara B.
Made from 99% water, Curash baby wipes are thick, soap-free and super thick for easy use. They come in a handy pop-up resealable pack and feature cushion-soft technology for maximum comfort against young skin.
“Curash Water Wipes are the best! They are the only ones my daughter doesn’t react to.” – Joedy W.
Like the Swiss army knife of baby wipes, these heavy-duty wipes clean baby’s bottom and dust the house. Thick and easy to get out of the packet, parents love them for cleaning big messes with just a few wipes.
“While Huggies are more expensive I found they are saving me money.I use a lot fewer wipes and my child is happier because the change takes less time. I have actually managed to use one wipe for those huge poop explosions that used to take up to seven wipes. It’s definitely a keeper.” – Niles
Little Miss M Designs
Featuring a soft microfibre on one side and a playful printed fabric on the other, simply use these reusable wipes as you would any other wipe or washcloth. Then, instead of putting them in the bin pop the wipes in the wash ready for next time. Easy!
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