Do you know how much plastic is in baby wipes?

Do you know how much plastic is in baby wipes? A lot! Almost 3/4 of a wet wipe are plastic. Yep, that’s a lot of unsuspected plastic.

The use of plastic in wet wipes

Microplastics are used in wet wipes which surprisingly can make up 3/4 of a wet wipe. The microplastics within a wet wipe produce synthetic fibres.

Add the plastic packaging, a pack of wet wipes is predominantly plastic: not environmentally friendly, nor does it seem suitable for sensitive baby skin.

Alternatives to using baby wipes

I am keen to reduce my use of throw away one-use baby wipes. If you also wish to reduce your reliance on these with your child, there are alternatives.

Alternatives to consider are:

  • Reusable microfibre or cotton cloths which can be used to clean hands and faces of little ones.
  • Reusable cotton pads for cleaning faces.
  • Cleansing foam to pre-moisten your tissue paper.
  • Using reusable baby wipes.
  • Use cotton-rich disposable wipes.

The below provides some options available on Amazon:

Talking Retail have reported on Huggies commitment to eliminate plastic from their baby wipes. Huggies currently use 50% less plastic than competitors.

If you want to use a disposable wet wipe which is free of plastic, I would recommend using the natracare wipes.

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