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WaterWipes Review

Water Wipes
Price:   $0.05 List | $0.06 each (in 720-pack) at Amazon
Pros:  Free of preservatives and chemicals, convenient
Cons:  Must use within 4 weeks of opening to avoid mold, a bit wetter than competing wipes
Bottom line:  Great alternative to traditional disposable wipes
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Manufacturer:   WaterWipes

Our Analysis and Test Results

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
March 17, 2017

Without any chemicals or preservatives, these unique wipes help in preventing diaper rash and are perfect for newborns and those with very sensitive skin. Made of 99.9% purified, softened water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract, WaterWipes are as gentle on baby's skin as using a cotton cloth and water. Pure, mild and soft, they are a natural, convenient, disposable alternative to using water and a washcloth. And, like other disposable wipes brands, these are void of synthetic fragrance, chemicals, and preservatives. In fact, they have been awarded a seal of approval by Allergy UK.

Because these wipes do not contain preservatives, follow the manufacturer's instructions to use within four weeks of opening the package to prevent mold growth.

Water Wipes composition in comparison to competing disposable baby wipes.
Water Wipes composition in comparison to competing disposable baby wipes.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • Very safe and healthy
  • Soft and gentle on newborn's skin


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
  • Wetter than traditional wipes
Juliet Spurrier, MD