Buttocks, face, hands… the baby wipes follow us everywhere, all day long. Very practical, they are at the forefront of baby hygiene products, even if we should limit their use which generates too much waste.
Which baby wipes to choose? Since the recent scandals about the content of certain wipes, many parents are turning to organic or eco-friendly wipes, which are more respectful of babies’ fragile skin.
According to the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM), 64% of wipes users don’t take the time to study the labels of the wipes they apply to their children’s seats. So the agency decided to tighten the rules to make life easier for us.
Why choose organic or ecological wipes?
From 2012, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) recommends to manufacturers to be vigilant on the use of phenoxyethanol in wipes for children. This preservative present in many so-called “non-rinsed” wipes is subject to increased monitoring. At the time, the agency recommended that manufacturers should not use this toxic product in products for children under 3 years of age.
Last March, it decided to tighten the rules by requiring manufacturers to label these products as contraindicated for use on the buttocks of children 3 years of age and under. This precautionary measure applies until the European Commission takes a decision on the subject.
Often irritated by humidity, our children’s buttocks are particularly sensitive. Phenoxyethanol can then pass more easily into the bodies of our toddlers. However, this product could alter the blood and liver of infants.
In order to avoid this kind of product, it is advisable to use organic wipes that do not contain preservatives. They are also made from biodegradable materials from renewable sources. Often based on natural plant materials, they have moisturizing, protective, soothing and fragrance-free properties.
How to choose your ecological baby wipes?
Take a look at the composition of the products:
Our first advice is to avoid wipes containing phenoxyethanol, alcohol and perfume. This avoids the risk of allergy or irritation. Respecting these first criteria makes it possible to opt for a relatively safe product for children’s seats. If wipes are certified organic, they should not contain this type of product.
Go towards the Ecocert label:
This certification guarantees the seriousness of the manufacturer’s approach. Nevertheless, it is important to know that this label can be obtained from only 10% organic ingredients.
Favour organic stores:
These stores are often more selective and more vigilant about the composition of organic products than supermarkets. For more guarantees, it is advisable to buy in these stores.
Selection of the best brands of ecological baby wipes:
Which brand of eco-friendly wipes should I buy? Discover below, our selection. Feel free to share your other favorites in comments.
Joone ecological wipe :
Joone ecological wipes are dermatologically tested. They can be used safely on all parts of baby’s body (face, body, seat…). They are Ecocert certified. The brand has also received the Cosmos Organic label to guarantee the quality of its ingredients. In order to be transparent to its customers, the Joone brand publishes the toxicological analyses of all its products.
Organic baby wipes Natracare :
Natracare organic baby wipes are specially made for babies’ sensitive skin. They are alcohol-free, paraben-free, preservative-free and sulphate-free. They are made from 100% organic cotton and enriched with organic essential oils of apricot, chamomile and sweet almond. All from Europe. The brand guarantees natural biodegradable products between 95 and 100%.
Organic wipes eco Naty :
Fragrance-free, chlorine-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free … Naty eco wipes are organic and respectful of our children’s skin. They are also ecological. Entirely biodegradable, the brand is also concerned about the environment. Enriched with soothing chamomile and aloe vera extracts, these wipes are very soft and respect the fragile skin of babies.
Baby Waterwipes :
WaterWipes Baby Wipes are made with 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract. Ideal for our children’s delicate skin. They do not contain any chemicals and are recommended by the French association for the prevention of allergies. The advantage: they were designed by a father who wanted a quality product for his daughter who was prone to diaper rash.
Organic baby wipes Love & Green :
Love & Green organic baby wipes are specially developed for the fragile buttocks of babies. They contain no less than 98.8% water and are 100% made from natural fiber. This brand offers more than 27 references for moms and babies. It is concerned about offering its customers products that are healthy for health and clean for the environment.
Organic baby wipes Alphanova :
Aphanova organic wipes are made without soap, alcohol, paraben and phenoxyethanol. They are 100% vegetable origin and biodegradable. Thick, extra-soft and impregnated with cleansing water… these wipes gently clean baby’s bottom. The whole Alphanova Kids range is certified by Ecocert. It includes six natural daily care products for children and two natural care products complementary to an anti-lice treatment.
Organic baby wipes Tidoo :
Chlorine-free, petrolatum-free, latex-free and GMO-free… Tidoo organic wipes are specially designed for babies’ skin. They are made from raw materials of plant origin such as Calendula extract and aloe vera. Tidoo organic wipes are made from ecological raw materials. They are Ecocert certified.
Baby wipes April :
The Avril baby wipes are made from natural raw materials and are Ecocert certified. They are specially designed to clean the face, hands, body and seat of babies. This company was created in 2012 with the aim of making organic products accessible to everyone. It is committed to making quality products at the best price, with the least possible impact on the environment. These products are Ecocert certified.
Organic baby wipes Jonzac thermal water:
Jonzac’s organic baby wipes are made by the Léa nature laboratory. They respect, clean and soothe our babies’ sensitive skin. Jonzac thermal water has properties that strengthen the skin’s natural defences. 99% of the ingredients in these baby wipes are of natural origin.
Organic baby wipes Cattier :
The Cattier organic baby wipes soothe, protect and cleanse perfectly the fragile skin of our children. They are made of cotton from organic farming. All products of this brand are controlled and certified by Ecocert. Shower gel, toothpaste, shampoo, hair lotion… Cattier’s children’s range is wide.
Baby wipes Bambo nature :
Bambo Nature ecological wipes are moisturizing, soft and perfectly adapted to our children’s skin. The brand offers a range specially designed for young children. They are dermatologically tested. Thanks to a formula enriched in glycerin and allantoin, they delicately protect the sensitive skin of the babies.
Baby wipes Little big Change :
The wipes for child Little big change are perfect to help you during your displacements. They are dermatologically tested and are perfect for our children’s skin. They are made from water (99.6%) and get a score of 100 / 100 on the Yuka application. They are ideal for the face and body of babies. The only problem is that these wipes cannot be ordered without diapers.