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Best Baby Wipes: Reviews on Huggies, Kirkland and Pampers Brands

Updated on September 20, 2012
Comparing Baby Wipes: Huggies, Pampers and Kirkland Brands
Comparing Baby Wipes: Huggies, Pampers and Kirkland Brands | Source

After raising three kids and trying different types of baby wipes, I would say the best baby wipe we have used is the Kirkland brand from Costco. Kirkland baby wipe wasn't my favorite when I first bought it about thirteen years ago because its texture was way too hard for my baby. I dropped it after the first trial and started trying different brands of baby wipes such as Pampers and Huggies baby wipes. But I didn't like that the cotton material would keep coming off the Pamper baby wipe and sticking to my baby's skin and my hands. When I tested Huggies baby wipes, it isn't strong enough and I often found my fingers could poke through the wipes. So I stopped using baby wipes for about a year or so until one day Costco handed out free sample of their newly upgraded baby wipes. I tested it and loved it. Here are the comparisons of Huggies, Kirkland and Pampers brands baby wipes:

The Ingredients of the Baby Wipes

The first main ingredient in Huggies baby wipe, Kirkland baby wipe and Pampers baby wipe is water. These three brands of baby wipes all contain different types of chemical in varying degrees. However, according to Environmental Working Group, all of these chemicals shown on the label of the package appear to be non-toxic. Let's look at the second main ingredient: propylene glycol in Kirkland baby wipe is an organic compound that used as a moisturizer; Tocopheryl acetate in Pampers, also known as vitamin E acetate - a common vitamin supplement, used in skin care products; Amodimethicone in Huggies is a silicon-based polymer.

Although the ingredients in these baby wipes don't seem to be harmful, if your baby has an allergy reaction to them, please stop using the products.

The Size of the Baby Wipes:

Huggies baby wipe: 19.5cm x 17cm (7.7in x 6.7in)

Kirkland baby wipe: 18cm x 20cm (7.1in x 7.9in)

Pampers baby wipe: 17.8cm x 17.8cm (7.0in x 7.0in)

Baby Wipes: Pampers baby wipe, Kirkland baby wipe and  Huggies baby wipe
Baby Wipes: Pampers baby wipe, Kirkland baby wipe and Huggies baby wipe | Source

The Texture and Tenacity of the Baby Wipes:

Huggies baby wipe: soft and feel like a paper towel. It contains the most moisture. You can squeeze about 10 drops of water per sheet. It's very easy to poke through without much force. If you try to use only one sheet to wipe the big mess of your baby bottom, your hand will most likely ends up touching the poop.

Kirkland baby wipe: strongest one of these three brands. Least amount of moisture. It feels like a very soft cloth and you can hand wash it and re-use it again. One sheet can handle the heavy duty job without making your hand dirty.

Pampers baby wipe: soft and feel like cotton pad. it's very soapy and moist, but not to the extent that you can squeeze out water. It can poke through with little force. It leaves cotton like fur on your skin after using. You might need two sheet to handle a heavy duty job.

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Huggies Baby Wipe: Easily poked throughPampers Baby Wipe: Cotton can come off and stick on your skinKirkland Baby Wipe (At Costco): You can stretch it without tearing it apart.  Huggies baby wipe:  You can squeeze the water out of a baby wipe.Pampers Baby Wipe.  My hand is wet when I squeeze the wipe but the water is not enough to drip.Kirkland Baby Wipe: You can wash and reuse it again.
Huggies Baby Wipe: Easily poked through
Huggies Baby Wipe: Easily poked through | Source
Pampers Baby Wipe: Cotton can come off and stick on your skin
Pampers Baby Wipe: Cotton can come off and stick on your skin | Source
Kirkland Baby Wipe (At Costco): You can stretch it without tearing it apart.
Kirkland Baby Wipe (At Costco): You can stretch it without tearing it apart. | Source
 Huggies baby wipe:  You can squeeze the water out of a baby wipe.
Huggies baby wipe: You can squeeze the water out of a baby wipe. | Source
Pampers Baby Wipe.  My hand is wet when I squeeze the wipe but the water is not enough to drip.
Pampers Baby Wipe. My hand is wet when I squeeze the wipe but the water is not enough to drip. | Source
Kirkland Baby Wipe: You can wash and reuse it again.
Kirkland Baby Wipe: You can wash and reuse it again. | Source

The Cost of the Baby Wipes:

Depending on where you buy these baby wipes, the prices don't vary too much. Usually Kirkland baby wipes cost a bit less because they come in large quantity when you buy them at Costco. It is $0.03 per sheet as of today at Costco. If you shop online, you might also find good deals on Pamper and Huggies baby wipes.

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      eloi 2 years ago

      thanks for this information about the comparisons of baby wipes. We are currently working on our paper and this one was very useful.

      you really did a good job here , thanks ! :)

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      eloi 2 years ago

      thanks for this information about the comparisons of baby wipes. We are currently working on our paper and this one was very useful.

      you really did a good job here , thanks ! :)

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you for the compliment, tillsontitan!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      You did a terrific job here. Your comparisons are line by line and your photos back up your writing....not only interesting but very helpful for new mothers. I think there should be a helpful button!

      Voted this up, useful, and interesting.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you Amy and TFScientist for letting me know that this hub is useful. And thank you for sharing it.

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      Rhys Baker 5 years ago from Peterborough, UK

      Very useful - we haven't settled on a brand yet as you are only to use cotton wool and water on a newborn for the first six weeks. I shall be revisiting when we start stocking up on wipes.

      Definitely useful. Shared!

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      Amy Gillie 5 years ago from Indiana

      Kittyjj, this is great information! I have one still in diapers and have never tried the Kirkland brand. I will definitely try it. Thanks for comparing all aspects of the wipes in this informational article. Voted up and shared.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      I have heard of 7th Generation but have never tried it because one of my friends took me that it's not that great. Thank you for tell me the fun fact about it. I appreciated your compliment.

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      twoseven 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great hub and I love how you actually took the time to compare these wipes. Since you end up using them so often, it's nice to have ones you actually like! I agree that the Kirkland ones are the best. I tried the 7th Generation brand wipes and really didn't like the smell - just thought I'd add that fun fact here too :) Thanks for the hub - voted up!