So many choices out there. I have tried at least five different brands. From brand names to store brands. With my first child, I started out using Pampers baby wipes. Fifteen years ago it seemed like a good choice and with limited options, I went with a well-known brand that at the time was the best in quality in my opinion.
Fast forward four years and I began to compare two brand name wipes – Huggies and Pampers. What I found was that Pamper brand wipes were thin and not sturdy compared to Huggies. Huggies felt like an actual cloth that was moistened.
Fast forward to the present I did use Pampers wipes again (it had been a baby shower gift) and Huggies and then one day while shopping at our shopping club – Costco my husband spotted the Kirkland brand wipes. And bingo! These were cheaper that Pampers and Huggies and the quality was very comparable to the wipes I preferred to use on my son. I was so impressed with the Costco brand that I drop the name brand and till this day we use the Kirkland brand. The wipes are sturdy, feel like cloth, come in sensitive and fragrance-free an all around win-win. The only drawback is that in order to purchase the Kirkland baby wipes you have to be a member of Costco. Another store brand we tried were Up and Up baby wipes from Target. These we a good alternative to Kirkland.
On a side note, I did try a sample of the wipes from the Honest company. These were fine but pricey and I felt very satisfied with Kirkland wipes.
Now I feel that I have to share all the “baby wipe” options that I know or have heard about. Recently we had friends from Rhode Island visit. A couple with a brand new baby boy, the mom shared with me that she made her own baby (reusable) wipes! When I asked her how she said she cut flannel into squares and made a mixture (I will share what I found online about making your own) and moistened the flannel. I think if this would have occurred to me two years ago I would have given it a try since I was constantly looking ways of saving money – let’s face it babies are expensive!
The site I got these from is now unavailable but you can find many recipes for wipes on Pinterest!
I love this idea so much that I will be posting a video soon of me making my own baby wipes! Keeping my fingers crossed that it is as simple as it is described.