Road Test: Wet Wipes

There are many baby wipes out there in the market, each claiming to be made out of materials (and featuring ingredients) that won’t harm your little one(s). The range is dizzying and the question that every new mum probably has is: “Which one should I get for my baby?”

There are many factors that you have to consider when choosing wet wipes. This includes how it feels, how it smells, its price point, how well it does its job, and most importantly, whether or not it is suitable for your little one.

Mummyfique decided to put some of these wet wipes to the test and objectively share our results with you. We measured how big they were, how much we could stretch them and how much liquid they contained. We also did a drop test, where we folded each piece into quarters and dripped coloured liquid, counting how many drops it took for the bottommost layer to be stained.

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Do note that different babies will react differently, even to the same wipes. So while you can take our findings into consideration when deciding which baby wipes to purchase, it’s always best to buy something that both you and your child are comfortable with.

Bebesup Sensitive Wipes

Suitable for mums who like their wipes to be large.

Features as stated on packaging: Made in Korea; does not contain CMIT, IPBC, perfume, phenoxyethanol, MIT, alcohol, paraben, BKC, FWA, formaidehyde, PHMB/PHMG, PGH.

Number of wipes in pack: 80

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 22.9cm x 17cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 30cm x 15.5cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): No

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): None

Drop test: 50

Additional comments:

  • Packaging was taller and thicker than other brands that contained a similar or higher number of wipes.
  • Pattern on wipe: embossed honeycomb.
  • Comes with a plastic covering over the top

Price: S$5.90/pack (redmart.com.sg), approximately S$0.07/piece

 

Bumboosa Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who like their wipes to have a citrus scent.

Features as stated on packaging: Contains organic aloe vera, calendula extract, chamomile extract, pure grade lavender and sweet orange essential oils; made with 100% viscose from bamboo.

Number of wipes in pack: 80

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): 20.32cm x 15.24cm

Size of single wipe (as measured): 21cm x 14.5cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 22.3cm x 14.3cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): No

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): Sizeable amount

Drop test: 33

Additional comments: NA

Price: S$6.95/pack (fairprice.com.sg), approximately S$0.09/piece

 

Cloversoft Premium Bamboo Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who care about animals. (Cloversoft donates a portion of sales proceeds to save polar bears.)

Features as stated on packaging: Alcohol-free; chlorine free; non-toxic; paraben and phenooxyethanol free; organic and natural ingredients; 99% pure water; unscented; lab tested safe and hygienic; certified organic aloe vera by ecocert; made in China.

Number of wipes in pack: 20

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 19cm x 18.3cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 19.5cm x 17.5cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): Yes

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): Significant amount

Drop test: 40

Additional comments:

  • Wipes have a textured feeling.
  • Wet wipe was relatively sturdy.

Price: S$5.35/4 packs (cloversoft.com.sg), approximately S$0.07/piece

 

Gaia Bamboo Baby wipes

Suitable for mums who want to use organic products.

Features as stated on packaging: Eco-friendly; 100% biodegradable; light natural scent; alcohol free; soft bamboo cloth; contains organic extracts; sensitive skin formula; free from chlorine bleach.

Number of wipes in pack: 80

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): 17cm x 19 cm

Size of single wipe (as measured): 16.2cm x 20.1cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 14.8cm x 22.7cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): No

Scent: Strong scent

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): Significant amount

Drop test: 20

Additional comments:

  • Comes with a plastic covering over the top.
  • One of the thicker wipes that was tested.
  • Light droplets of water could be felt when tester was tugging the baby wipe.

Price: S$13.90/pack (gaia.com.sg), approximately S$0.17/piece

 

Huggies Gold Gentle Care Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who like cute patterns on their wipes.

Features as stated on packaging: Fragrance free; clinically tested; 0% soap, alcohol, paraben, MIT; contains natural fibres (68% pulp); ph balanced; enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E for help soothe and moisturise skin; safe for face, hands and bum.

Number of wipes in pack: 40

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 19.7cm x 15.8cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 24.7cm x 13.1cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): Yes

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): A couple of drops

Drop test: 11

Additional comments:

  • Cute patterns on the wipes: bears and scallop waves.
  • Wipe was the most delicate one we tested; it was the only one that tore during the stretch test.
  • Clearly explains ingredients and terms on packaging, ie phenixyethanol (keeps wipes fresh).

Price: S$7.45/4 packs (fairprice.com.sg), approximately S$0.05/piece

 

Johnson & Johnson Skin Care Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who prefer to stick with a familiar brand from their own childhood.

Features as stated on packaging: Advanced fibre technology works like a sponge; holds a triple amount of moisturising lotion; made with ultra-fine fabric; ultra sensitive; fragrance free.

Number of wipes in pack: 20

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): 20cm x 15 cm

Size of single wipe (as measured): 19.9cm X 14.9cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 23cm x 15.6cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): Yes

Scent: Strong, soap-like scent

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): Significant amount — the most out of all the wet wipes tested. Only liquid that was translucent looking

Drop test: 17

Additional comments:

  • Sticky feeling after using it on hands.
  • One of the thicker wet wipes tested.

Price: S$2.55/pack (redmart.com), approximately S$0.13/piece

 

K-Mom Natural Pureness Baby Wet Wipes

Suitable for mums who like to know how many wipes they have left. (A transparent cut out in the packaging allows you to see how many wipes there are inside.)

Features as stated on packaging: Contains 4 organic plant extracts: peppermint, calendula, chamomile, aloe vera; fragrance free; free from 12 harmful components; hygienic and safe production environment in Korea; no alcohol; no paraben.

Number of wipes in pack: 100

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 20.3cm x 14.7cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 26.2cm x 13.6cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): No

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): None

Drop test: 26

Additional comments:

  • Only packaging that has a transparent cut-out at the side of the packaging, allowing you to see the wet wipes.
  • Light embossed pattern on the wipe.

Price: S$5.50/pack (kmom.com.sg), approximately S$0.06/piece

 

Little Tree Wet Wipes

Suitable for mums who want their wipes in an easy to carry around package but are afraid of their wipes drying out.

Features as stated on packaging: Alcohol free; gentle on skin; non-chlorine bleach; no synthetic fragrances; contains bilberry extract; allergen-free.

Number of wipes in pack: 25

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 19.6cm x 19.2cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 31cm x 15.3cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): Yes

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): Significant amount

Drop test: 35

Additional comments:

  • Wipe had a gauze-like texture and was very stretchy.
  • Comes with a plastic covering over the top.

Price: S$4.50/pack (infantree.net), approximately S$0.18/piece

 

Natural Organic Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who believe in all things Korean.

Features as stated on packaging: Contains jojoba seed extract for dry and sensitive baby skin; dermatologist tested; hypoallergenic; fragrance free; ph balance; protective complex; pure water; anti-bacterial package.

Number of wipes in pack: 100

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 19.4cm x 17.1cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 23.2cm x 16.2cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): No

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): A couple of drops

Drop test: 50

Additional comments:

  • Comes with a plastic covering over the top.
  • Pattern on wipe: embossed honeycomb.
  • Korean words on packaging.

Price: S$4.30/pack (redmart.com), approximately S$0.04/piece

 

Pigeon Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who trust in Japanese brands with a good reputation.

Features as stated on packaging: Paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free; microbiologically tested for superior hygiene and quality; 99% pure water; gentle for baby.

Number of wipes in pack: 30

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): 20cm x 15 cm

Size of single wipe (as measured): 20.2cm x 15cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 25.2cm x 15.1cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): Yes

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): A couple of drops

Drop test: 15

Additional comments: None

Price: S$3.60/2 packs (coldstorage.com.sg), approximately S$0.06/piece

 

Tolly Joy Fresh and Clean Baby Wipes

Suitable for mums who like value for money.

Features as stated on packaging: Fragrance free; alcohol free; mild and gentle; contains vitamin E & aloe extracts; paraben-free; ph5.5; safe and gentle on mouth, face and hands; antimicrobial effectiveness.

Number of wipes in pack: 84

Size of single wipe (as stated on pack): NA

Size of single wipe (as measured): 21.2cm x 7.2cm

Size of single wipe (after stretching): 33.5cm x 10.6cm

Wipe removed cleanly (without the next piece coming out): No

Scent: None

Amount of liquid (that was squeezed out): A couple of drops

Drop test: 28

Additional comments:

  • Hardy — didn’t tear even with vigorous tugging to stretch wet wipe.

Price: S$9.50/3 packs (faiprice.com.sg), approximately S$0.04/piece

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