Choosing the Best Wipes for Your Baby

As a parent, when you stock up on those baby essentials, safety and quality are probably on the top of your mind. Pampers baby wipes are best for cleaning and protecting your baby’s delicate skin—even better than cotton and water. But with quite a few options, how do you know which Pampers wipe is best for your baby? In this quick introduction, we’ve summarized the benefits of each type of wipe and provided some helpful advice on what to consider when making your decision.

Pampers Wet Wipes Ingredients

Are Pampers wipes safe? Yes, Pampers baby wipes are completely safe for your little one. Not only that, but they are gentler and work better than just water and a washcloth. But when choosing the best option for your family, it might help to understand how we make our baby wipes. Every Pampers wipe is made up of two main parts: a soft, cloth-like material and gentle, mild-cleansing lotion.

A Soft, Cloth-Like Material

Using strong yet soft material, our wipes are designed to absorb, dissolve, and gently wipe away any pee, baby poop, dirt, or mess from your little one’s skin. The fibres in this non-woven material are carefully selected to

  • feel gentle on your baby’s skin

  • be highly absorbent

  • be soft, flexible and slightly stretchy

  • not break or clump (which could cause friction on your baby’s skin).

As a result, you get a soft and cushioned fabric that’s gentle on skin yet strong enough to clean up tough messes (and protect your hands!).

A Gentle, Mild-Cleansing Lotion

The water-based cleansing lotion in Pampers baby wipes consists of at least 97 percent purified water. It has the important job of

  • gently cleaning your baby’s skin by loosening and wiping away mess

  • giving the wipe an extra silky-smooth texture

  • helping to remove any oily messes

  • restoring the natural pH of your baby’s skin

  • gently conditioning the skin

  • keeping the wipes fresh and safe from contamination, even after the pack is opened.

All ingredients used in Pampers wet wipes, diapers, and pants are thoroughly tested and proven to be safe for your baby. Additionally, all are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic and free from parabens and latex.

Which Pampers Wipes Are Best for Your Baby?

There are various factors you might take into account when choosing the best Pampers wipe for your baby, such as your little one’s age, what goes into the wipes and how you expect to use them.

Pampers Fragrance Free Wipes

For example, an unscented, super soft option like Pampers Fragrance Free Wipes could be ideal for your newborn baby’s delicate skin, while Pampers Baby Fresh Scent Wipes might be your go-to wipe for an active toddler who’s already eating a diet of solid food (which adds a bit of variety to your little one’s diapers)!

Pampers Baby Fresh Scent Wipes

We know every baby and situation is unique, so your choice of Pampers wipes will depend on your personal preferences and what works best for your family. Browse the features of our different wipes to find the one that fits your needs and lifestyle and watch the video below to learn exactly how often to change your baby’s diaper.

Pampers Baby Wipes: What Features to Consider

Here are some of the features you might consider when deciding which wipes to get for your little one:

  • Softness. Pampers wipes are made using carefully selected fibres that feel soft and smooth on your baby’s skin while being strong, flexible and absorbent enough to remove and contain mess. Some Pampers natural wipes, such as Aqua Pure, are even made with organic cotton for extra softness.

  • Dermatological testing. Like you, we put your baby’s safety first. Whichever Pampers wipes you choose, rest assured that all ingredients are rigorously tested to make sure they’re safe for your baby’s skin.

  • Alcohol-free wipes. All Pampers wipes are alcohol-free. They also don’t contain parabens, dioxins and other harmful additives or any of the 26 fragrances known to cause allergies.

  • Purity. If you want the products you use on your baby’s skin to be as natural as possible without compromising on cleansing and protection, our Aqua Pure Wipes are made with 99 percent purified water and premium cotton, plus they balance the pH in your baby’s skin.

Aqua Pure Wipes
  • Mildness. Pampers wipes are clinically proven to be milder than just a cotton towel and water.

  • On-the-go hygiene. Can I use Pampers wipes on my baby’s face? You’re not the only parent asking this question! Although you might associate baby wipes with diaper changes, all Pampers wipes are safe to use on any other part of your baby’s skin. When surveyed, more than 65 percent of parents used baby wipes on their child’s face and hands, too. They also used them on their own hands!

  • Sustainability. Pampers Aqua Pure and Sensitive wipes are accredited as skin-safe by the Skin Health Alliance, use responsibly sourced cotton certified by the Cotton LEADS program and/or are made with 100 percent renewable electricity. Additionally, Pampers Sensitive Wipes are made with safe ingredients free from phenoxyethanol, parabens, perfume and alcohol, and all our baby wipes manufacturing sites are zero-waste.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes

Downloadable Pampers Wipes Feature Finder

To help you choose the best Pampers wipe for your baby, download our handy comparison chart for a side-by-side view of all our wipes and their features. This chart will help you understand comparisons like Pampers Aqua Pure vs. Pampers Sensitive wipes, which is our most common question!


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The difference between Pampers Sensitive and Aqua Pure wipes is in the ingredients:

  • Pampers Aqua Pure wipes are our most natural way to clean and protect a baby’s skin—made from thoughtfully chosen plant-based materials.
  • Pampers Sensitive wipes are formulated to offer great protection for delicate newborn or sensitive skin.

The Bottom Line

Whether you need extra gentle protection for delicate newborn skin, an on-the-go cleaning solution for your active toddler or just a pure and natural way of keeping your little one’s skin clean and healthy, there’s a Pampers baby wipe for you! And rest assured that whichever Pampers baby wipes you choose, your baby’s skin will be protected and cared for safely and more effectively than if you just used cotton and water. That means peace of mind for you—and the softest, most kissable skin for your baby! Get rewarded for all your future wipes purchases with the Pampers Club app and feel free to stock up, as our Pampers baby wipes do not expire (and you may need more than you think for all those expected messes!).

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