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Which Baby Wipes are Best for a Newborn?

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Which Baby Wipes are Best for a Newborn?
A newborn baby requires the most sensitive of care and consideration when it comes to the products that they come into contact with.  One of the most important products to consider is baby wipes, as this is a product that regularly makes direct contact with your baby’s skin.
The commercial baby wipes market is surprisingly filled with problematic formulas that can irritate a baby’s skin, and as we know, a newborn baby’s skin is the most sensitive of all.  Fortunately, there are alternatives out there, which use natural, gentle ingredients that won’t cause any harm to your newborn.

Scented vs. Unscented Baby Wipes

First thing you need to carefully consider is whether you want to use scented or unscented baby wipes. Scented baby wipes can get their fragrance from a wide variety of ingredients, and as you may have guessed, some of these ingredients are better for your baby than others. If you’re going to go the scented route, we strongly recommend choosing naturally derived (plant-based) fragrances.  Synthetic fragrances are notoriously irritating to the skin, especially when it comes to the sensitive skin of a newborn. 

Keep in mind, too, that a newborn baby may have allergies to certain ingredients, which you can only determine as the baby is exposed to them.  If you suspect that you baby is allergic to a specific fragrance ingredient, the best route is an unscented baby wipe product.

The Best Wipes for Sensitive Baby Skin

Naturally, one of the biggest priorities when choosing baby wipes for a newborn is finding the gentlest formula possible.  A newborn baby’s skin hasn’t yet developed a tolerance to their environment, and so it’s far more prone to irritation and inflammation, as it’s extremely delicate.
This is why you should read carefully through every single ingredient before making a purchase.  Avoid ingredients that’re known to be extremely harsh, like alcohol and alcohol derivatives.  Again, seek out natural ingredients, and aim for ingredients that moisturize the skin, to help your baby retain their critical moisture barrier that acts as a means to protect the skin against irritation.
Of course, the ingredients should not only be gentle, but nontoxic as well.  And, it’s surprising how many ingredients found in commercial baby products are potentially harmful to a baby’s health, including parabens and phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors.
Luckily, manufacturers of baby wipes are required by law to be honest about every single ingredient that they use.  While they aren’t required to list every single ingredient directly on the package, they do have to provide that information on request, and the large majority of them do provide a more comprehensive ingredients list on their website.

Effectiveness without Compromising Your Baby’s Skin

Finding baby wipes that use safe and gentle ingredients is paramount.  But, of course, you also need to know that these ingredients are actually effective at cleaning your baby’s skin.  Thankfully, there are plenty of natural and gentle ingredients that have cleansing properties which are perfectly effective at doing the job of cleaning your baby.  Avoid any sulfate-based ingredients, which can be very harsh and irritating.  And, again, alcohol-based ingredients are too harsh for delicate newborn skin.
Ideally, baby wipes should leave your baby’s skin clean and disinfected, to prevent any kind of future infection.  Look up the active ingredients in a package of baby wipes to make sure that the product is effective, without putting your baby’s skin at risk in the process.

The Best Natural Baby Wipes

So, which natural baby wipes are the best for your newborn?  At Grab Green Home, you’ll find a formula developed carefully with a newborn’s needs in mind.  Our Baby Witch Hazel Wipes effectively clean your baby’s skin while providing it with much-needed moisture, from plant-derived sources.  Free of parabens, phthalates, dyes, or alcohol, they’re nontoxic and incredibly gentle, to ensure that your baby’s skin doesn’t become dry, irritated, or inflamed after repeated use.
With witch hazel as the active ingredient, these baby wipes help balance the pH of your baby’s skin, while keeping it clean with little effort on your part.  And, it offers a gentle lemon fragrance that helps your baby smell clean and fresh, without causing any kind of irritation.
At Grab Green Home, we’re proud to be transparent about the ingredients that go into our formulas.  We make them extremely easy to find on our website, so that all parents can be totally sure of what is going on their baby’s skin.
Not only that, but our baby wipes are 100% biodegradable, and free of ingredients that are known to be harmful to the environment.  This means that with every baby wipe you use, you’re actually giving back to the planet by allowing it to break down naturally in the soil.

Can You Use Witch Hazel for Baby Wipes?

Witch hazel is one of the safest and gentlest ingredients for the skin, including the delicate skin of a newborn.  It’s also capable of cleansing a baby’s skin effectively, and it’s one of the most commonly utilized ingredients in natural skincare.  Studies on its effects on the skin have been performed for decades, so we at Grab Green Home are completely confident in both its effectiveness and its safety for your newborn baby’s sensitive skin.

Natural, Gentle, and Environmentally Friendly Baby Wipes Really are the Way to Go!

Grab Green Home is thrilled to provide your newborn with the safest and gentlest products for your baby’s daily needs.  At the same time, we’re incredibly proud of the fact that our products are environmentally friendly, as we follow the strict standards of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) with each and every formula that we develop. 
So, as you can now see, a newborn baby’s skin has extremely special needs, which’s why you want to choose your baby wipes carefully.  Grab Green formulas offer only the best ingredients possible.  That way, you don’t have to worry about irritation or harm to your baby’s health.

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