Honestly, all baby wipes looked the same to me. Being a first-time mom, I must admit that I bought any baby wipes brand that was conveniently available in the nearby store, and I got whatever was the cheapest among the available baby wipes brands. Why would I care too much about baby wipes when I just used them to wipe baby’s poop? 😅 💩
What I didn’t realize was that the substances found in these baby wipes actually kiss my child’s skin!
We all know that a child’s skin, especially the skin of newborn and toddlers, is highly sensitive. If we’re not careful with what we use on our children’s skin, chemicals in the wipes may trigger allergic reactions.
Studies, likewise, suggest that permeation of a substance through the skin is possible, depending upon a number of factors. So though we can never be 100% sure if substances on baby wipes will be absorbed by the skin, as moms, we’re better off avoiding all known harmful chemicals on the products used by our children.
Though almost all baby brands in the market nowadays claim to be natural or organic, that doesn’t mean that the baby wipes are 100% chemical-free. It might be an OC thing to do, but next time you check baby wipes brands, look at the contents at the back of the packaging.
My millennial hobby which is Google searching led me to read articles that discuss harmful chemicals on some baby wipes. You may check out an article from dailymail.co.uk here, as well as this study from pediatrics.aappublications.org. Below are some of the chemicals which may cause irritation on a child’s sensitive skin:
- Phenoxyethanol – is said to trigger conditions such as eczema and other respiratory health problems
- Malic acid
- Propylene glycol
- Tocopheryl acetate
- Methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone – a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis
Based on online articles I’ve read, these ingredients may cause no problems in general, but children with sensitive skin may react to any of these chemicals. But then, why would we take the risk if there’s an option of using a product that doesn’t contain any of those harmful chemicals?
Good thing I learned about Kindercare’s Ultra Safe Baby Wipes. The brand’s claim is “Absolutely Zero Harmful Chemicals”.
I felt and smelled a sheet of Ultra Safe Baby Wipes, and I was confident that it really has absolutely zero harmful chemicals. Unlike other baby wipes brands we’ve tried, Ultra Safe Baby Wipes by KinderCare does not have a sticky, slimy feel and it doesn’t have scent.
After one week of using it on my toddler, I must say that it’s very gentle on my daughter’s sensitive skin. 😊 No rashes or other skin irritations!
And the best news for a practical parent like me is that this super safe wipes come with a price that practical parents like me can afford to pay. 😊
Ultra-Safe Wipes 25’s – Php 69.90
Ultra-Safe Wipes 80’s – Php 129.90
Ultra-Safe Wipes w/ plastic cover – Php 139.90
Ultra-Safe Wipes w/ tub – Php 219.90
Ultra-Safe Wipes 10’s – Php24.90
Pack of 6 80’s wipes (for online shoppers) – Php715 plus shipping fee
Where to buy
KinderCare is available in the following stores in Metro Manila:
Robinson’s Department Store Ermita, Robinson’s Supermarket Ermita, Robinson’s Supermarket Otis, Robinson’s Supermarket 168, Robinson’s Supermarket Cloverleaf, Robinson’s Supermarket Pioneer, Mart One North Edsa, Metro Market Market, Ever Commonwealth, M1 Guadalupe, and Sta. Lucia Department Store.
I’m so happy that, since KinderCare Ultra-Safe Wipes are available in Robinson’s, I can buy them too from HonestBee, my favorite grocery shopping buddy nowadays (watch out for my post about it)! 😊
KinderCare Ultra-Safe Wipes Giveaway Contest
Blissful Blooming and KinderCare are giving away a set of KinderCare Ultra-Safe Wipes to 2 blooming winners! Here’s how to join the contest:
- Follow https://www.instagram.com/kindercareph
- Follow https://www.instagram.com/gwenllanaserrano
- Like this IG post about KinderCare Ultra-safe Baby Wipes and tag 3 of your (real account) mommy or daddy friends in the comment section.
Announcement of winners will be on September 30, 2018. Last day of entries will be on September. 29, 2018.