Baby Wipes Rating List

 

Baby Wipes Rating List

You want safe baby wipes for your baby… but you have no idea which ones to buy.

 

Don’t worry. You found the right place.

 

There are lots of baby wipes on the market. Here, you will find an organized system developed for your piece of mind. You will be able to make informed decisions as to which baby wipes will work for your baby the best.

 

Safe Baby Wipes

 

You will have access to the ingredients of 28 different baby wipes and my opinions about their relative safety based on the latest scientific studies available. You will see an index number assigned to each ingredient. The higher the number, the least likely you want to use it on your baby.

 

Moreover, you will learn what baby wipes’ cloths are made of. Do you know that some cloths are made of bleached plastic called polypropylene? My favorite fabric for baby wipes is organic cotton, of course. And luckily there is one company that uses just that.

 

Your download will have three pieces: a rating list of baby wipes in the order from most safe to least safe, a wallet-sized rating list you can use while shopping, and all the detailed information on each baby wipe that went into creating the rating list.

 

Safe Baby Wipes

 

The ratings list also factors how likely the wipe is to become contaminated with bacteria and mold after the package is opened. In the past, a lot of manufacturers used harsh chemicals to safeguard against bacteria and mold – i.e. they used chemical preservatives.

 

Lately, some manufacturers have been getting away from using strong preservatives. On the one hand, this is good because your baby will be less likely to get a rash from the preservatives. However, the lack of preservatives may lead to the growth of mold (which is often visible to the naked eye and therefore obvious) and bacteria (too small for us to see with the naked eye).
 
Safe Baby Wipes

 
Every year I update the baby wipes rating list because the ingredients change and new companies emerge while others go out of business. I am happy to report that on the whole, baby wipes across the board seem to be getting safer. Manufacturers are getting the message that we as consumers are paying attention and are basing our buying decisions on the safety of their products.

 

This is another reason to support this research!

 

3 Types of Download Packages You Can Buy Today

 

A Rating List of 28 Baby Wipes

A Wallet-Size List

A Study of Baby Wipes Ingredients

 

A Rating List of Disposable Diapers

A Wallet-Size List

A Study of Diaper Ingredients

Get both: Baby Wipes and Diapers

And…

Save 22%!

 

You will be redirected to PayPal when you click on the button above. To pay with a debit or credit card and not a PayPal account, select the option for “Pay with a debit or credit card, or Paypal Credit”. 

After you make a payment, check your spam folder, if you don’t see the email in your inbox.

 

Don’t hesitate to tell me if you don’t see the diapers or the wipes you use. If there is enough interest, I will include them.

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34 Responses

  1. I appreciate the lengths you’ve gone to in order to come up with the research for putting together a baby wipes rating list; however, it’s disappointing that you’re not doing it for the benefit of all concerned moms out there. I rely on experienced moms out there who give sound advice, but have to admit that you’re the first I’ve seen who charges for your “intel.” Needless to say, won’t be visiting your site again.

    • Hi Cris, thank you for your honest opinion. I am surprised that I am expected to work for free, which I do anyway. I put in the endless number of hours into this blog. And $3.99 is just a small token of appreciation. Normally, the blogs that do not charge for the information get paid by ads and sponsors, which means they might not have your interests at heart. I work for you! By the way, individual reviews of baby wipes are available for free. The charge is for the convenience of the list. Thank you for the opportunity to explain. Also, I am not financially independent and the maintenance of the website is expensive.

  2. Hello!
    Personnally, I think that 4$ for my baby’s health and the hard work that I am sure you put in this, well…it’s not what I call an high price to pay;o))
    And you save me time, precious time with my baby!
    Just that the readers know, I do not know the owner of this site…I come from quebec in Canada!
    Thanks,

  3. I understand that you want to be paid for your work like everyone else in the world but something as simple as a list (although I know you put a lot of your time into figuring out for us moms) of the safest wipes for babies has to be paid for is disappointing if you ask me. Nobody wants to go through this process when they’re a new mommy or daddy at the store trying to make the right & safest choice for their baby but at the same time not spend forever looking at every brand. I was standing in the store when I came across this & I was able to skim through your description of how you created this list to make sure it was the real deal but was very disappointed when I got to the end & discovered I had to pay for it :/ …… With that said, it’s sad anyone even has to make a list of non-toxic & toxic products for our precious babies!

    • Hi, Lianna:

      I’m so glad you wrote your e-mail! It gives me an opportunity to tell you (and my other readers) a little more about me and this blog.

      I’ll start first with your last comment: “it’s sad anyone even has to make a list of non-toxic & toxic products for our precious babies!”

      Amen to that. It’s a crazy, mixed up world we live in. I have found that it is literally a full-time job just trying to figure out what’s okay to bring into our home and what is not. And this job is made harder by the lengths to which manufacturers go to make it harder — not easier — for us to find out what’s in the products they are trying to sell us. Would you willingly buy poisons to bring into your home so your baby can snuggle up to them? Of course not, but that’s what millions of moms do, all over the country, and all over the world, every day because people don’t have the time to begin to understand the products they buy.

      From time to time, we all hear something about things like BPA, and we all learn to avoid it. But I have come to learn that that is only the outer layer of the onion. Peel it away, and you’ve still got an onion. (The onion in this case isn’t BPA — it’s plastics in general.)

      The problem is that nobody has time to sit down to research products, so we just go on word of mouth, or what little we can find on the internet. On the one hand, we have companies knowingly making products with phthalates, lead, formaldehyde and other chemicals that we all know are not good for us. They make their money on those who are ignorant of the dangers of toxic chemicals (and on those who love that “new car smell” — which is the odor from toxins).

      On the opposite extreme are companies that at first blush appear to be trying to do the right thing, but all they are doing is using the green movement as a marketing tool — a technique called “greenwashing.” On a moral scale, they are perhaps even worse, because they are misrepresenting the environmental impact of their products to those for whom living green is truly a calling.

      How can the ordinary person tell the difference and discern what is an acceptable level of risk? The sad truth is, you can’t. Your neighbor can’t. Your sister-in-law can’t. Why not? Because there is at once too much information out there, and too many barriers to obtaining it. Some companies and industries deliberately put out a lot of misinformation in order to justify their actions. (For example, the chemical industry and fire retardants — read the Chicago Tribune series here.) And some companies try to hide their ingredients and avoid answering direct questions I — and others — put to them. In short, for every product it might take hours of research to come to some conclusions about them.

      And most blogs are no help, either. Most blogs are dependent upon some loyalty it owes to someone, disclosed or otherwise. I have always fiercely maintained my independence, and simply will not report something I do not believe to be true, simply because it may make me some money. As an example, I recently was asked to review a certain product on my blog and to give it a good recommendation. In return, I was promised some money. This is standard business practice for some manufacturers and there are established blogger incentive programs like this.

      I looked into it, and asked some questions about the product of the person running the campaign. She was unable to give me concrete answers I needed in order to be able to recommend the product, and had cautioned me about contacting the manufacturer directly. So I thanked her, and declined working with her, and will not be participating in any campaigns for her. I am fighting for the truth, and that is far more important to me, and to us as a family. As such, a lot of the normal ways of “monetizing” a blog simply do not apply to this blog.

      So now to your question. You want to know why I charge for something as simple as a list. This is a fair question, and one to which I believe I have a fair answer.

      First, a little background. My husband and I are not independently wealthy. We scraped and saved for a downpayment on our house — something we were able to do because we were both working at the time, before my baby was born. At the time, I was working for a bank and earning a respectable 78% of what my male colleagues most assuredly were making. 😉 (But that’s another story!)

      After my son was born, my husband and I came to a conclusion. Based on what I was learning about the chemical industry and the products in our home — virtually all of them — we decided that I would not go back to work, so that I could research, ask tough questions of manufacturers, and publish the results of my findings. We decided to forego several years of salary so that I could do this.

      As a result, I now work 40+ hours a week on research and creating a storehouse of information on toxic chemicals, safer products, safe cleaning methods, functional medicine, and the like. Of course, as a family, we benefit because we are putting this information to work in our home, with health benefits that are demonstrable.

      But . . . if this blog — this resource for all of you, my readers — is going to keep going, we as a family are going to have to figure out how to offset at least some of the salary we have foregone over the past years, and into the future, and how to defray the costs of running this blog. I’m not one to ask for donations, but we have concluded that there are certain stores of information for which we can ask a small donation, and the baby wipes list is the first of them.

      Keep in mind that the “simple list” took me about 100 hours of research to put together. It took me about three weeks of work, on top of all of the knowledge I had gained over the prior two years about toxic ingredients. All told, the list is the result of hundreds of hours of research, reading and work. Culling the information I had and compiling the list took about 100 hours.

      If we just count that, I’m asking about 4 cents per hour from everyone who wants to benefit from the list. (A lot of information about baby wipes is available on the blog for free.) That doesn’t seem unreasonable to me, especially when you consider that financially, we as a family are way behind where we would be financially if there were no http://www.ireadlabelsforyou.com. This list is not something from which we are profiting wildly beyond our wildest dreams. It is not even paying the costs of running the blog. It is, instead, merely a drop in the bucket that leaks like a sieve.

      Mind you, I’m not complaining. But you ask a fair question, and you (and all of the readers) deserve an explanation. This is especially true because we contemplate devising other ways of defraying some of the significant costs of this blog in the weeks and months ahead. Don’t worry — for those of you who do not want to — or can’t — pay anything to support this blog, the bulk of information will still be available without charge. But we have a number of things in the works for those of you who are open to helping to support this blog financially. One of the first ideas we plan to roll out may include some http://www.ireadlabelsforyou.com merchandise — perfect for everyone on your upcoming holiday gift list 🙂

      So thank you, Lianna, for your question.

      • Kyle Clandfield

        That is a fantastic and very in depth reason for why you charge for this list. Unfortunately you will likely need to explain that over and over again on everything you wish to charge for.

        It’s strange but I am always amazed at how a small percentage of people generate the most content on the internet and the masses mainly take/use info – never adding to it. Myself included. Other than a few comments, like this one, I offer nothing to the internet. But wow, I do a ton of reading and learning! Obviously I understand why you wish to charge for some items but most people see the internet as a giant freebie and are angered when their searches require a payment. They see value in paying for a bookkeeper, fitness trainer, golf instructor, etc but when their google search for “safest baby wipe” lands them on your page and you offer the exact answer they want in a concise list they need: they are appalled you would charge for your time!

        I will happily pay for this list because I wanted the information you provide and googling chemical names and subscribing to chemical journals (or whatever they are) makes my brain hurt 🙂 All the best – don’t feel the need to defend yourself because the people who truly want the information you provide see the value in it.

  4. Myrna Zapata

    I think you should not try to make your money out of a list that will protect the most vulnerable of our planet, our babies. Your time and efforts to create it are good examples of a great human being. Don’t let money to interfere with your generosity .

  5. I just cannot believe, after your kind and complete explanation of the hours it took to create this, and the money it costs to run your blog, that people are complaining about a $4 charge. It’s still practically working for free, and you’re not making money off the blog, you’re making it cost you a little less to run the blog! I’m so sick of our culture not respecting anyone’s time and wanting everything for free! Sorry for the rant, but I just wanted to be a voice of support in the middle of all this negativity! Thank you for your good work towards protecting our families and environment. I will be bookmarking your site for future reference (for all your abundance of great FREE resources, as well as the paid).

  6. Hi dear,
    I just wanted to thank you, for your amazing blogs. They way you explain everything clear, and the beautiful tone you use. I have been reading the comments regard the paid lists. It is amazing , how u are able to explain why you do what you do, i didn’t understood, until i read the parts u wrote. Ur so right in every way. Its your right, and completely fair. I love ur kindness and they way you, give us an inside on things we wouldn’t be able to see without you. Just wanted you to know your great!!

  7. I just want to say thank you for providing this information. You are providing a valuable service for all parents as well as people concerned with harsh chemicals with which we have the control to limit our exposure. I don’t understand why people are not willing to pay for your valuable time. All this information I’m sure could be found on the Internet but finding, analyzing and collating it is not an easy thing for the average consumer to do. Please be thankful for such a thorough job done on such an important product that impacts children’s health. We all have a right to be paid for providing a valued service. Please showed your gratitude and support the efforts that you and you family will benefit from knowing. You should be compensated for your time and skill. Thanks again for the great information you have provided!

  8. What a bargain for such important information, thank you for all that you do! Looking forward to the list bundle.

  9. I cannot believe some of these comments! Toxic Starbucks latte costs more than a list of safe and non-toxic baby wipes and diapers. I have no words!

    Thank you so much for the list! I would have paid $20 for it or even more! I wish I have found you 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my first. I scraped the internet for this info and it was simply not available. So thankful for it now! Keep up the good work!

  10. Febin Ahmed

    Appreciate you from the depth of my heart my dear…I am a sleepless mom puzzled which diaper/wipes/food s non toxic for the babies…I can imagine your eyes paining infront of d gadget screens…a lot prayers for you n your family..I will buy d lists from you next week once my husband comes

  11. Hi Irina,
    One of our natural food stores starting carrying poof diapers and wipes. They claim the wipes are flushable and chemical free. I haven’t looked at the diapers but the ingredients of the wipes are 100 percent sustainable plant material, deionized water, Aloe Vera extract, non-hom glycerin (vegetable). Have you heard of this brand? Thanks!

  12. Hi Irina – Happy to pay for this information! Thank you for all your hard work on this, it saves me a huge amount of time and worry for the cost of a latte! One question, have you heard of Beaming Baby Organic wipes? (http://beamingbaby.co.uk/baby-products/baby-wipes.html) Would love your initial thoughts to their ingredients. They sell them in my grocery in Stockholm next to Naty and am wondering if they’re a better choice. Thanks again!!

  13. Michaela

    Lovely web👍🏻I feel like I can not buy anything for my family. Food&cosmetic&baby stuff…

  14. Any insight on bambo nature wipes or Jackson Reece wipes?

  15. Irina,
    Thank you for all the work you did on the lists and your site. I can’t understand why people are complaining about this minimal charge. Here’s a thought – if you don’t want to pay it, then sit down and do the 100 hours of work yourself! How much is your time worth? How much is Irina’s? I’m sure it’s more than about 7 cents per hour, which is what this cost.

    This is great information and I’ll happily pay the measly charge for this. I’m sure I’ll spend more on a glass of wine later! My kids rear-end is worth much more.

  16. Hi, before I purchase this list. I would like to know if any of the brands you mention on the list are available in stores in Canada? Thanks!

    • Hi, Christina: Unfortunately, I do not have this information at this point. Thank you for asking. You know what? I can email you the list for free, if you send a list of wipes that are sold in Canada. Thank you! ~Irina

  17. I understand the hard work you put into this but as a very low income family (due to circumstances out of our control) with 2 girls and one on the way, I have to say that it’s hard to pay even 4 dollars, when that could buy my kids a loaf of bread or a carton of eggs to eat. This doesn’t seem like it’s out of the goodness of your heart but just a way to make money, as you mentioned that your not financially independent and the cost of the website is expensive. Have you tried the free sites where you can make your own free website? I understand how hard it is to make money these days but I was raised that advice should be given without a price. I, unfortunately, will be looking for this advice for free on Google as I am sure that it’s out there somewhere, as you said that their are individual reviews online. I would rather do my own research anyway, and pay myself that 4 dollars, when you can’t even guarantee your research is 100% as well. It is, after all, just your research.

  18. I can hardly believe some of the negative comments. I mean, really. What I see is that people demand a high wage per hour for themselves but when it comes to someone else’s time they see it as having no value and everyone else should spend time and work for nothing. it doesn’t matter that this is something important for babies health. With that line of thought why pay a midwife or pediatrician for their time? Maybe they should help babies out of love and out of the kindness of their heart. And if you are low income, fine then do the work yourself since you can’t afford to pay someone else, no biggie, it’s doable, spend 100 hours doing it. Irina is providing a really valuable service- pay her for her time just as you are willing to pay your car mechanic, hairdresser, doctor, etc. etc.

    • Hi, Renee, thank you for defending me! 🙂 I appreciate it. Here is something interesting. After I had worked out my internal issues of guilt I had for charging people, this type of comments and emails pretty much stopped. It is helpful to hear my business coach saying that if you truly want to help people, you have to charge them. Only when people pay, they value the information enough to commit to change. Unlike many bloggers, I work for us consumers, not for businesses. Thank you again for stopping by. I hope to hear from you again. ~Irina

  19. Irina: Count me among the readers who do not understand the negative posts about the money you charge.

    Obviously new mothers do not have a lot of time on their hands to do all that searching themselves and the price you charge is really minimal.
    When I am searching on the internet for some specific information I want, I am always amazed how much times it takes.

    I imagine all the time you spend on the search, starting Microsoft word, doing a lot of C & P, adding more information, removing what you think you do not need, putting it all together and getting the final product.

    It’s work! You provide a service. No doubt you enjoy it and if you had an unlimited income, I can see you doing this as a hobby for free.
    And LOL! Until you win “big” in the lottery, don’t worry about charging for your list.
    I agree with another writer: The extra free hours with that precious new baby are worth a lot more.

  20. Thanks so much for your hard work on such an important topic! How often is the information data/refreshed? See it was initially posted almost a year ago – and although I’m sure a lot of it is still current, know there are changes to be accounted for! Thanks again:)

  21. Great- thank you!:)

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