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Are Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes Safe?

Written by Irina Webb

You want to make sure that the baby wipes you use on your baby are safe but do not have the time to research all the unpronounceable ingredients.  I get it – I was in your shoes once.  When I started researching baby wipes several years ago, the only thing I knew was to look for alcohol-free baby wipes.  Since then, label reading has become my full-time occupation and calling.  In 2013, I wrote about Kirkland Signature baby wipes.  At that time, there were a few red flags among the ingredients – even formaldehyde was in them!  So, I published a post about Costco baby wipes.

Are Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes Safe? A photo of a baby hand held by an adult hand.

The post attracted over 1,000 readers daily!  And that was when my blog was very small.  Apparently, the manufacturers took notice of my blog, too.  As a result of consumer pressure, Kirkland Signature baby wipes were reformulated in 2014, and the formaldehyde-releasing preservative was taken out.  That is why I always encourage my readers to be proactive and not afraid of asking manufacturers questions.  So far, I have seen quite a few changes in product formulations thanks to that! 

Well, what about the Kirkland baby wipes today – are they safe?  Let’s look at them together.  We will first look at Kirkland Signature baby wipes and then explore Kirkland’s Moist Flushable baby wipes.

Kirkland Signature baby wipes ingredients

The Costco baby wipes consist of the following ingredients:

Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glycerin Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate (Source).

Before we dive into the analysis of each ingredient, I would like to say that there are big improvements in the new formula of the Costco wipes.  First, there is no more carcinogenic formaldehyde and potential exposure to 1,4-dioxane, a possible carcinogenic contaminant.  Second, there is no more potentially skin-irritating propylene glycol.  While I am happy about these major improvements, Kirkland Signature baby wipes are not at the top of my best baby wipes rating list, just yet.  Let’s go over each ingredient to see why.

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Water in baby wipes

As we can see, like all disposable baby wipes, Costco baby wipes have purified water as their first ingredient, which seems innocuous.  However, water calls for broad-spectrum preservative(s) to prevent bacteria and mold contamination before and after the baby wipes package is opened.  The good news is that the Kirkland Signature baby wipes do contain preservatives. You will see that below.

Botanicals and surfactants in Costco wipes

The botanicals in Kirkland baby wipes are quite good and useful.  

Aloe barbadensis leaf extract is a great skin-healing ingredient present in many baby wipes.  I just wish it were organic.  The chamomilla recutita and calendula officinalis flower extracts and cucumber fruit extract are also great for skin healing.  On top of that, the licorice root extract has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

As for surfactants, Costco baby wipes use decyl glucoside to perform the function of skin cleansing.  It is among the safest surfactants and is widely used in baby products.  Besides, decyl glucoside is biodegradable and doesn’t contain petroleum contaminants.  It is one of the surfactants that are least likely to cause contact allergy. However, some babies may still have a skin reaction to it. Therefore, the American Contact Dermatitis Society added it to the list of allergens in 2017.

Other ingredients in Kirkland Signature baby wipes

Another ingredient in Costco wipes is tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, which is a chelating agent.  There is no safety data yet. (Unfortunately, this is true with a lot of ingredients.) We do not know if it is safe for your baby’s skin.

Additionally, there are citric acid and sodium citrate, both of which are very common in baby wipes.  They are used to adjust the wipes’ acidity to make them more compatible with the baby’s skin.  In bigger quantities, citric acid can irritate the skin, but I don’t think it applies here.

Next is sodium bicarbonate, which is another name for baking soda.  There are no concerns here.  Note that it is a base and affects the pH of the baby wipes as well. 

Finally, there is glycerin, which is a byproduct of soap making and has a moisturizing function.  The EWG Skin Deep database rates glycerin at 1-2 with a good amount of data available.  It is generally considered safe in skin care products.

Preservatives in Costco baby wipes

The two preservatives in these wipes are phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate.

To begin, phenoxyethanol is a broad-spectrum preservative, which is necessary for preventing mold and bacteria growth in the Kirkland Signature baby wipes.  In my opinion, it is a big improvement over formaldehyde-releasing preservatives which these wipes used to have.  It is not carcinogenic or an endocrine disruptor or a frequent allergen.  However, it is not ideal, and I explicitly explain why it is not perfect in my post about the use of phenoxyethanol in skin care.

First, phenoxyethanol results from the reaction of ethylene oxide with phenol, both of which are carcinogens.  And some babies may have a skin reaction to it, even in amounts as low as 1%.  Thus, it is also on the list of allergens maintained by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.  Second, there is no information as to how much phenoxyethanol is used in the Costco baby wipes.  So, if your baby gets a diaper rash, I suggest you discontinue using the Kirkland baby wipes right away.

Then, there is sodium benzoate.  It is quite common in natural baby wipes and personal care products.  However, in 2017, the American Contact Dermatitis Society added sodium benzoate to its Core Allergen Series as one of the allergens.  They say that it increases the risk of an allergic reaction if used in concentrations over 5%.  Since there is no information as to the amount of this preservative in the Kirkland Signature baby wipes, I suggest extreme care in using the wipes.  If you see some irritation on your baby’s skin, discontinue the use of the wipes immediately and refer to my Baby Wipes Rating List for wipes devoid of phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate.

A word on sodium benzoate and citric acid

There exists some confusion about the safety of sodium benzoate used as a preservative when in contact with ascorbic acid (aka vitamin C) or citric acid.  It seems that a tremendous amount of inaccurate information circulates on the Internet and among consumers around this subject in connection to benzene formation.  The good news is that I was able to filter out myth from real science.  As a matter of fact, benzene may form only in the presence of sodium benzoate and ascorbic acid in the same product.  It must be ascorbic acid for this to occur, NOT citric acid.  I expand on why it must be so in my post about sodium benzoate preservative and citric acid.

Wouldn’t it be better to avoid preservatives altogether?

If phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate in Kirkland Signature baby wipes are not perfect preservatives, wouldn’t it be better to avoid baby wipes with preservatives altogether?  The short answer is no.  As I mentioned above, products containing water, especially baby wipes, must have preservatives to prevent bacteria and mold contamination.  We can see mold with our own eyes, but we can’t see bacteria.  It’s one thing to avoid toxins in products.  But it is another thing to do it in a way that doesn’t increase your odds of getting sick from bacteria or mold.

To give you an example, here are some of the studies I’ve read.

The American Journal of Infection Control reported an outbreak of an infection in a neonatal intensive care unit and its possible connection to a contaminated hand lotion.  The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology described cases of a fungal infection caused by a compromised skin lotion in patients.  The Journal of Hospital Infection reported numerous infections among 14 babies including urinary tract infection, meningitis, septicaemia, and purulent conjunctivitis.  All infections were traced to a contaminated baby shampoo.

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That’s why I refuse to promote many products on my blog that don’t have any preservatives.  One of such products would be WaterWipes baby wipes that claim to be the purest in the world.  When I first came across them in 2014, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon of singing their praises.  Instead, I wrote a critical review, and a few years later my suspicions appeared to be right.  At present, the brand has revealed that it uses a preservative called benzalkonium chloride.  I describe the full story about WaterWipes baby wipes and benzalkonium chloride in my post about these wipes.

Moist Flushable Costco baby wipes

In addition to Kirkland Signature baby wipes, Costco carries Moist Flushable baby wipes.  Reformulated in 2015, they do not contain a formaldehyde-releasing preservative.  But they do have an ingredient that raises concerns – fragrance.

The list of ingredients of Moist Flushable baby wipes

Costco Moist Flushable baby wipes consist of:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate (Source).

Note that 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, a formaldehyde-releasing preservative, was replaced (Yay!!!) with phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate.  You can see the discussion of these two preservatives above when we talked about Kirkland baby wipes.  But let’s talk about fragrance.

Fragrance: A big no-no

For starters, the US has no regulation requiring that companies disclose the ingredients of the fragrance mixes they use.  (Companies don’t disclose them, either, as being trade secrets.)  Independent researchers have concluded that fragrance mixes, among other toxic chemicals, can contain diethyl phthalate.  It is a chemical that may disrupt the normal function of the hormone system.  Again, tiny amounts here and there do add up. Babies are vulnerable because of their not fully developed detox systems.

Moreover, fragrance mixes may cause allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential harms to the reproductive system.

So please, Costco, if you’re reading this, don’t use fragrance in Costco baby wipes (or in anything else).

Conclusion about Kirkland Signature baby wipes

In conclusion, Kirkland baby wipes ingredients have improved.  However, they still contain ingredients that can irritate a baby’s gentle skin.  If your baby experiences discomfort, stop using these baby wipes. And consider switching to a different brand.  Keep in mind that organic cloth and plain soap are the safest choices for a baby.  You might want to check out my Baby Wipes Rating List to find out which baby wipes, in my opinion, use better ingredients.

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59 thoughts on “Are Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes Safe?”

  1. I think your blog is great. Very easy to read, understand, and grasp. However, reading this latest article, I haven’t seen anything about prices. Many families are on a tight budget and shy away from what might be a better choice organically because of price. I am interested to read how families can not only buy safe products but do so frugally.

    1. Hi, Kristin, thank you for your compliment and feedback. As I am a stay-at-home mom, I totally understand what it means to be on a tight budget. I always keep a price at the back of my mind and stay away from unreasonably expensive things. Non-toxic products do not have come with hefty price tags. I will try to be more explicit about prices in my upcoming posts. Again, thank you for your feedback!

  2. Great research !! Thank you. I have been a BIG user of Kirkland’s baby wipes. They are the only wipes of their size. All the others are tiny squares and hard to use. However, I would have never known about the toxic chemicals without clicking on your article. I was in the process of ordering another supply when I saw your article. Again, thank you for all of your research.

    1. Thank you for your comment! I am glad that you find my research helpful. I hope you will find my other posts as helpful as this one.

  3. Thank you for your research. I’m an old Gramma now, so I just have one pack of wipes that I keep around for the occasional need, but it’s interesting to know that the plain old facecloth and water that I usually reach for is still the best option.

  4. This was extremely helpful – thank you! What about Whole Foods “365 Everyday Value Chlorine Free” Baby Wipes? I’ve been buying these for quite a while now, but I just looked at the ingredients and saw sodium hydroxymethylglycinate listed. Should I be concerned about these wipes containing formaldehyde and therefore possibly making them carcinogenic?

    1. Hi, Carrie! I am glad you found my Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes post helpful! Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is one of the preservatives that is designed to release a small amount of formaldehyde into a product over time. Formaldehyde is a very potent toxin. Please see my post about it at http://www./formaldehyde-primer/ The amount of it is probably too small to adversely impact your baby’s health. However, small amounts here and there may accumulate in a human body over time. To be on a safe side, I would do everything possible to reduce our babies exposure to toxins. Among disposable wipes, I recommend Honest Baby Wipes or making your own cloth wipes.

      1. Should I stop using the kirkland brand baby wipes? I’ve been using them for 2 months now and my baby hadnt had any reactions that I’ve noticed…

  5. Hi, I had been using the Kirkland Baby Wipes for about a year for my own personal hygiene and to take off my make-up. I had previously used Walmart Teddy’s brand (btw had not reaction to at all) but switched to Kirkland because of the price. Three months ago I started getting very irritated on my tush and went to my doctor who prescribe me a cream (which didn’t help at all). I had upped the use of the wipes to keep extra clean which only made matters worse…still at this point no realising it was the wipes. Then about 2 weeks ago I go blisters on both eye lids and it was then that I put 2 and 2 together and realised it was the wipes. Stopped using them right away and about 5 -6 days later things started clearing up.

  6. I use the Huggies brand of wipes. I’m sure they’re just as bad as the Pampers and Kirkland but wondered if you knew for sure? It’s always so disappointing and discouraging to read about more baby products that have harmful chemicals in them. Convenience is cheap for the pocket book but potentially costly to our health. Thanks for doing the research and putting it out there so us other mommies can make better choices for our kids and the environment!

    1. Thank you, Dana, for the nice words. I will do a post on Huggies baby wipes. Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you do not miss the post. Thanks!

  7. Thank you, Irina, for your research and this valuable information. Would you recommend Aleva Naturals Bamboo Wipes or Attitude Eco-Baby Wipes?

    1. Hi Anh! Thank you for reading my post and asking the question. From the first look at these baby wipes, I can tell you that they are a step up from the Kirkland Signature baby wipes. However, a few concerns jumped at me. In Aleva Naturals baby wipes I am the most concerned about Cocamidopropyl Betaine that may be contaminated with carcinogenic Nitrosamines ( And even if it is not contaminated, I am not in favor of this ingredient because it was nominated Allergen of the Year by the dermatitis society ( As for Attitude baby wipes, my biggest concerns are Benzyl Alcohol that has been associated with contact allergy ( and Sodium Benzoate that in combination with Citric Acid may form carcinogenic Benzene ( I am not saying that the contaminants are present in these baby wipes. If you are still interested in them, you should contact the companies and ask them what they do to prevent the contamination from happening. By the way, I do personalized research for the subscribers to my blog. You are more than welcome to subscribe. No spam I promise. Only helpful free information once a week. Best, Irina

      1. Thank you, Irina! With the information you have provided, I have decided to go with Honest wipes. I have also subscribed to your blog. Can’t wait for your weekly updates! Thank you again!

      2. Hi,

        I contacted the ATTITUDE company and asked them what they do to prevent the contamination from happening between Sodium Benzoate that in combination with Citric Acid may form carcinogenic Benzene. Here is their reply for anyone interested in those baby wipes:

        Regarding concerns about benzene formation related to sodium or potassium benzoate, our supplier certifies that this ingredient does not contain any Benzene nor does it contain any Benzene during the production process. Any formation or splitting of Benzene during the use is unlikely. Moreover, a US consultant, David Steinberg, told: “the formation of benzene by a reaction between citric acid and sodium benzoate is an urban legend with no basis in reality. It is chemically impossible for a salt (sodium benzoate) to react with an acid (citric or any other) to form a hydrocarbon (benzene).”

        The only scientific articles found related benzene formation talk about ascorbic acid (vitamin C), not citric acid and sodium benzoate. In all of the comments, the formation is only possible under very specific conditions such as extreme pH and/or elevated temperature and/or UV light. ATTITUDE products do not have ascorbic acid, do not have extreme pH, are not stored/used under high temperatures and are not exposed to light.

        Hope this helps! I personnally decided to go with those wipes (when needed)


        1. Yes, that confirms my understanding that benzene may formed only when ascorbic acid, not citric acid, is reacted with sodium benzoate. Thank you, Marie, for your research!

  8. We’ve used Earth’s Best, as they were on sale. Those and Honest Co seem like the best, based on the ingredients. The only downside is that they can foam up a bit, a minor downside compared to what you find in conventional wipes.

  9. I have been using Pamper’s wipes for myself for years…..just so I can clean up after myself. Now what do I do?

    Great article…..thank you for your research

    1. Ellie, thank you for your nice comment! I am glad that you found my post useful. I believe the old-fashioned way – washable rags and castile soap (I highly recommend Dr. Bronner’s soap “>) is the healthiest and greenest alternative. Thank you for asking!

  10. Alesia- Safer Chemicals

    Thanks for the information and work that went into researching! I’m watching my baby niece next week and wanted to make sure that I’m using non-toxic products.

  11. I mostly use Honest wipes but buy Earth’s Best also. Have you looked into the Earth’s Best wipes, are they OK?

    1. Hi Dawn,
      thank you for asking the question. I could not locate Earth Best baby wipes’ ingredients on their website. I called them and requested the ingredients. When I receive the email and I will let you know what I think about the wipes. Thanks!

  12. Hi Irina, this is a great article! I’ve been using Kirkland’s baby wipes for over 2mo now and I found it great. However the ingredient I found on the packet is different to what you stated here. The wipes is made in USA but imported by Costco Australia. Here is the ingredient:
    Aqua, propylene glycol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopheryl acetate, peg-75 lanolin, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, citric acid, disdium phospate, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, polysorbate 20, ethylene brassylate.
    As I know nothing about all those chemical, I would love to hear your opinion on those ingredients. Thanks!

    1. Hi did you get a reply regarding this information. I have just stopped using my Kirkland wipes because of this article.

  13. Great article! Nice to see people asking questions before they make a purchase.
    I actually work with a company that makes a great Eco friendly, money saving, chemical free alternative. I’d love to share with you, and even mail you some samples.
    I don’t want to appear as if I’m spamming your page though by adding my website and product info. If it’s ok with you though I’ll post some info. If not I understand.
    I just want people to know that there is a green alternative that won’t break the bank.

    1. Hi Jessie, please email me privately with your company’s information. And I will take a look at the ingredients. It is always good to know of safe alternatives. Thanks!

  14. hi, just wondering…while i know it is not always possible, what about rinsing the wipes before using them? i do this often and figure i have “diluted” them significantly. (hopefully not more at the expense of the environment than their disposal!)

  15. hi, just wondering…while i know it is not always possible, what about rinsing the wipes before using them? i do this often and figure i have “diluted” them significantly. (hopefully not more at the expense of the environment than their disposal!)
    btw, thanks for your time!

  16. Thank-you so much for this info. My baby did develop a rash when she was around 3 months old. I had no idea what caused it and it took over a month to clear up. Kirkland and Pampers are the two wipe brands we use but I will now be looking into Honest Co.

  17. Kimberly Gauthier

    Happy Sunday! I found this post while doing research for a post I’m writing on my blog about using baby wipes on dogs. Thank you for this great information. I pulled a quote from the blog and linked it back to this post. I anticipate the post to go live in the first couple weeks of May.


  18. Just wanted to say thank you for all the reasearch I didn’t have to do because you did! I too wash my baby’s poopy bottom in the sink. For pee-pee bottoms, I use warm water and soap on old, softer, cut up cotton t- shirts. (Usually Johnson’s but I will be switching to castile soap now.) Mostly because I don’t like using all those chemicals on her but also because we’re tryiing to do zero waste and wipes are just one more thing to throw out. But when we go out or are traveling, I’m always trying to find compostable wipes or at least ones made of bamboo. As always Kirkland products are a good deal, a bit cheaper and I always kick myself for passing them up but they never use the word compostable. Not just biodegradable but ones that will compost. I’ll be headed over to the honest site. (They are outrageously expensive on Amazon.) Thanks for the save! Cheers!

  19. I was at the store reading labels trying to find out what Propylene Glycol was. As it sounded like an alcohol to me. When I looked it up I happened upon ur article. Very informative. Ty.

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  21. When a product contains methanol or ethanol, it is labelled as contains alcohol. Propylene glycol is not an alcohol. It contains OH groups which are also present in alcohols. But a product containing propylene glycol will still be alcohol free.

  22. This is great, love the article on baby wipes, please send me emails with more great info!!! Thank you.

  23. They changed formula again.After using them for years without any problem(kids,my personal hygiene, makup remover) I have got serious rush on my face and private parts.

    1. My top recommendation is to use cloth wipes. Among disposable wipes my top choices are wipes by Honest Co. and Jackson Reese wipes (see a short post about them here). If you’d like to have more options and know what wipes to buy when you are in a store, I put together a list of wipes rated in the order from least toxic to most toxic. This list comes in a wallet size. You can purchase and print it for $3.99 here. Thanks!

  24. Good Job! Now if you can convince Costco to get rid of that “new unscented smell” on their baby wipes, (new formulation smells like stale beer, and it lingers on and on), then I will start buying them again.

    I am based in the UK.
    About a month ago, when we ran out of my 1 year old daughter’s Johnsons baby wipes , my husband bought the Kirkland brand.
    Soon after we started using the new wipes, my daughter had a really bad skin reaction (rashes, raw skin, etc.).
    Not realising it was caused by the Kirkland wipes and being very concerned, I took my daughter to the doctor several times. Various creams (Canesten, Sudocream, etc) were prescribed – needless to say none of them worked.
    We however noticed that when she went to nursery (where different wipes were used), her skin improved slightly during the week. However at the weekend when she was at home, it got worse!
    My husband decided to revert to the Johnson Baby wipes. Within the last 48 hours, the rashes, etc more or less disappeared! I then went on the internet and saw your blog.
    Looking at the Kirkland Baby wipes it has PEG-75 Lanolin, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol amongst other ingredients.)
    I notice you mentioned that Propylene Glycol has been removed. But it is still very much in the wipes sold here in the UK.
    I am returning the rest of the box to Costco today for a refund.
    As a warning to other parents, please stay clear of the Costco/ Kirkland brand of baby wipes until the offending ingredients have been removed.

  26. Hi Irina, I first wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and research on baby wipes. You’re a tremendous help! And I really appreciated you answering my questions a while back on Whole Foods 365 “chlorine free” Baby Wipes. (By the way, I’ve tried – and love! – the Honest baby wipes, but the price just isn’t working in our budget right now with our two youngest in diapers. So I’ve mostly gone back to the Whole Foods 365 wipes, which I always buy in bulk. I know they’re not the best option, especially as they pose the formaldehyde risk, but it’s the best we can do right now and we’ve been happy with them for the most part…until now.) I recently noticed that Whole Foods has changed both the packaging and the formula for their wipes — and even the actual wipe itself (it’s smaller! and maybe a tad thinner, too? or “dryer” feeling, at least…there seems to be less liquid in each wipe)…but the price is still the same. 🙁 So you’re paying the same price for a pack of wipes (or a box of refill packs), but getting less for your money. Also, with the new smaller (and less moist) wipes, I’m finding that I don’t get as much “mileage” out of each one so we’re going through each pack faster than the old ones.

    All of this is disappointing, of course, but what I’m most concerned about is the change in ingredients. The new list is as follows: “Aqua (purified water), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera leaf) extract, contains less than 1% of the following: sodium cocyl hydrolyzed soy protein (cleanser), oryza sativa (rice) extract, glycerin (moisturizing cleanser), tocopherol (vitamin E), dehydroacetic acid, benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol (preservative), dimethicone copolyol (foam reducer), citric acid (pH balancer)” What do you think about the new Ingredients list? And “soy protein?” In a baby wipe??? (Soy’s in everything now…and my oldest has a soy food allergy. I can’t believe we’ve found a way to put soy in baby wipes!) Anyway, I’m hoping that the changes are positive since it’s such a different list/formula compared to the old wipes…but I’m a little nervous to ask!

    Thank you again so much for your help!

    1. By the way, I looked up each of the ingredients on EWG’s Skin Deep website and most appear to be okay…although the soy protein one didn’t come up when I searched it. (I’m guessing that it’s a pretty benign ingredient in a baby wipe…) Benzyl alcohol might be irritating to the skin for some babies, possibly, but so far I don’t think it’s bothering my baby’s or my toddler’s skin. Time will tell, though…(We just started using the “new” 365 wipes a few days ago.) At least they got rid of the sodium hydroxymethylglycinate from the old formula — I’m hoping that this means the “new” version is formaldehyde free! (?)

      Thanks again for your passion and hard work on researching safe products for our babies!

      1. Hi Carrie: I apologize for not being able to get back to you right away. I hate to say it but I think even after the reformulation 365 wipes are still worse than Kirkland. The main problem is benzoic acid that is an endocrine disruptor. With endocrine disruptors even tiny amounts potentially can be very harmful. I hope it helps.

  27. Tnis is sooo true i bought Kirkland wipes and when I used it on my son to wipe his mouth just seconds, rashes appeared on his face…. i thought its bec of the food he just ate… then tonight i used the wipes to wipe his face and arms, he got rashes on his entire face and arms where i used d wipes! thanks for this article!

  28. My review for the baby wipes
    I got these from my in law. My baby broke out from them burning her bottom. I used them on my bottom and they burned like h*** My sister even used them, she had the same experience. I only use them for my hands to clean.

  29. Hi Irina,
    I have a question about certain baby wipes I just recently came across. The name is WaterWipes. The ingredients read water and grapefruit extract. And nothing else at all!!! Created by a concerned father whose child was super sensitive to anything on the market. Have you heard of this brand and if yes – what are your thoughts and opinion? Thank you in advance.

  30. Hi. Thank you so much for your website and research. I just discovered it recently and wish I would have found it before. I have 2 year old twin boys and have been using the buggies natural care wipes and am so sad to read that I might have been poisoning my babies. We wipe their hands every time before they eat. I would love to make wipes, but it’s just not in my bandwidth trying to keep these 2 alive. I’m a tiny bit confused by all of the wipes posts and was wondering if there is any wipe that comes in bulk (the large refill bags) that you can recommend as we go through so many? Thank you!

  31. Have you recently checked it the Costco wipes. They are now fragrance free. Or at least that is what the box says. If you can, please check them out. I’d love to know your thoughts on them now.

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