Baby Wipes Comparison





Ever wonder how healthy your baby wipes actually are? With the help of EWG, we took the healthiest wipes of each of the most popular companies and put together a comparison analysis.

Healthiest Wipes

Following is a list of the healthiest wipes of each of the most popular companies, in alphabetical order, and their overall EWG Hazard Score rating. We always recommend aiming for products with an EWG Hazard Score of "1". When looking at the Hazard Chart, we recommend aiming for absent "Cancer" and "Developmental & reproductive toxicity" levels.

Brand Packaging Overall Hazard Score Hazard Chart

Attitude:

Natural Baby Wipes

Honest Co:

Honest Wipes

Huggies:

Natural Care Clutch 'N Clean Baby Wipes, Fragrance Free

   

Pampers:

Natural Clean Wipes

Seventh Generation:

Free & Clear Wipes

WaterWipes

Full Ingredients List

 The following table lists all the ingredients of each product as listed on EWG.

Brand Overall Hazard Score Ingredient Possible Effects Ingredient Hazard Score
Attitude: Natural Baby Wipes POTASSIUM SORBATE Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)  
SODIUM BENZOATE Meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps  
GLYCERIN Meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data  
CITRIC ACID Meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data  
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT None Identified  
SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE None Identified  
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
(COLLOIDAL OATMEAL/AVOINE)
None Identified  
SODIUM CITRATE None Identified  
WATER Innocuous  
CELLULOSE  Innocuous  
Honest Co: Honest Wipes CITRIC ACID Use restrictions   
SILVER DIHYDROGEN CITRATE None Identified  
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
None Identified   
GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT None Identified   
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT None Identified   
PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM (MASTERWORT) EXTRACT
None Identified   
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
None Identified   
SODIUM CITRATE None Identified   
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Use restrictions  
WATER Innocuous  
Huggies: Natural Care Clutch 'N Clean Baby Wipes, Fragrance Free   

MALIC ACID

Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)  
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINENITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)  
PHENOXYETHANOL Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity  
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)  
AMODIMETHICONE None Identified   
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL None Identified   
SODIUM CITRATE None Identified   
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Data gaps   
WATER  Innocuous   
Pampers: Natural Clean Wipes BENZYL ALCOHOL Use restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity  
PHENOXYETHANOL Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity  
BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE1,4-DIOXANE)  
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE1,4-DIOXANEETHYLENE OXIDE1,4-DIOXANE)  
SODIUM BENZOATE Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps  
CITRIC ACID Use restrictions  
XANTHAN GUM None Identified  
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE Ecotoxicology  
PENTADECALACTONE Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology  
SODIUM CITRATE None Identified  
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)  
DISODIUM EDTA Enhanced skin absorption  
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)  
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps  
WATER Innocuous  
Seventh Generation: Free & Clear Wipes TOCOPHERYL ACETATE Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)  
SODIUM BENZOATE Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
CITRIC ACID Use restrictions
COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE None Identified  
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) WOOD EXTRACT
None Identified  
POLYPROPYLENE Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity  
POLYETHYLENE Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps  
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Data gaps  
WATER Innocuous  
CELLULOSE
WOOD PULP
Innocuous  
WaterWipes   CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDEMETHYLPARABENTRICLOSAN)
WATER
(ACTIVE INGREDIENT)
Innocuous  

Summary

From the details in the Full Ingredients List, we feel that the wipes rate from healthiest to least healthy as follows:

1) Honest Co - Honest Wipes

2) WaterWipes

3) Attitude - Natural Baby Wipes

4) Seventh Generation - Free & Clear Wipes

5) Huggies - Natural Care Clutch 'N Clean Baby Wipes, Fragrance Free

6) Pampers - Natural Clean Wipes

     

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