How to choose the best cleansing wipes for your baby ?

Posted by Manish Sharma on

No doubt you would have welcomed your little angel with all the pomp and grandeur and paid attention to the minutest of details, right from feeding to clothing. How much thought have you given to how you would go about cleaning your baby’s delicate skin when the lil one poops or pees?

Oh yes, wet wipes come to your rescue; but which one to choose? ...from the countless brands available in the market? All you have to do is follow the 5-point checklist to help maintain the ‘soft as feather’ skin of your baby.

Checklist No 1: It is of utmost importance to ensure that whichever wipe you opt for is dermatologically tested.

Reason: A dermatologically tested label on the baby wipes pack confirms that the product has been tested on the skin under the supervision of a dermatologist and has been found to be safe from harsh chemicals that could further irritate your baby’s skin.

Checklist No 2: Another claim that one needs to look for in baby wipes is whether it has skin-friendly pH.

Reason: The natural pH of the skin is slightly acidic (between 5 and 5.5) and it is very essential that the wipes help maintain this pH. Acidic pH helps slow down the growth of micro-organisms, thus protecting the baby’s skin. Skin-friendly pH wipes play a vital role in maintaining the baby’s skin pH at 5.5 after every wipe.

 

Checklist No 3: Make sure that the baby wipes are alcohol free.

Reason: Alcohol in baby wipes is found to be one of the biggest sources of irritation and causes allergic reactions. Repeated use of such wipes result in drying of skin and the skin becomes prone to cracks and tears, and bacteria thrive on such openings.

 

Checklist No 4: Look for baby wipes that are soap free

Reason: Although soaps contain cleansing agents, they tend to dry the skin. Soap, being alkaline, also disturbs the pH of delicate baby skin and make it more susceptible to microbial growth on the skin surface.

 

Checklist No 5: Finally, ensure that the baby wipes are 100% biodegradable.

Reason: After having used the wipe the next thing to worry about is disposal. When you throw the wipe away, it has to go somewhere! Most wipes are non-biodegradable and cause harm to the environment because they take over 100 years to degrade. Wouldn’t you want your wipes to care for the environment as much as you do? #GoEco-friendly

So there you go! Wet wipes are a very important aspect of baby care. They are probably the product you use most often in the care of your baby. So don’t neglect these critical aspects of wet wipes as they play an important role in caring for your lil bundle of joy.

 

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