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