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WaterWipes – take care of your baby’s skin


I first heard about WaterWipes when I was pregnant with Darcey. I did a little bit of research into the brand and liked that they were recommend for use on newborn skin. At this point I was pregnant with baby number 3. I was fully aware that the whole cotton wool and water on newborn skin is just a hassle. Baby is crying waiting to be changed and I’m running the warm water in the night trying not to spill it everywhere! So being the ‘wonderful’ practical mum that I am, I wanted a product that would make my life easier in the first newborn stage. WaterWipes were one of the first baby products I bought.


Right just missing the baby …

Darcey is now 13 months old and we are still using WaterWipes and the reason is they are amazing. Initially I had bought them to make my life easier but I also didn’t want to damage my daughter’s delicate skin. As she is baby number three I have tried lots of brands of baby wipes and these are completely different.

What are they made of?

Quite simply WaterWipes contain just two ingredients: 99.9% purified water and 0.1% fruit extract. This means they are as gentle on your baby’s skin as cotton wool and water, but far more convenient to carry around. Darcey had awful nappy rash when she was born as we didn’t realise that she had a problem with dairy. At a checkup my doctor even commented on the WaterWipes as I was changing her nappy. He had done some research and recommended WaterWipes to patients with eczema and sensitive skin.

More than just for changing nappies

I also use them on the boys as well especially in the winter. Will has sensitive skin on his face and I don’t know what it is with my boys they are always grubby. I always carry WaterWipes around with me as they can’t eat a thing without it ending up everywhere. Also being boys they are regularly covered in mud!

I use them on Darcey’s face and hands after meals as they are so gentle and convenient compared to finding and washing a flannel after each use. They are also great for wiping her nose and the back of her hands which get especially sore in the colder months.

What you can’t use WaterWipes for

As I mentioned earlier WaterWipes only have two main ingredients. They will not get stains out of clothes, I know I’ve tried! So when your child drops the ice lolly down their lovely white T Shirt don’t expect a miracle. Quite a few times friends have asked me for a babywipe for this reason and I’ve had to apologise that the WaterWipes are for sensitive skin and won’t work.

You can’t use them to remove waterproof mascara when you go away for the night and have forgotten your eye makeup remover!

Advice for caring for baby’s skin in colder climates

Michelle Comrie, midwife at Southampton Princess Anne Hospital offers the following advice:

  1. When bathing your baby, ensure the temperature of the room is warm to begin with. Avoid hot baths as they can dry your baby’s skin. Try and limit them to five to 10 minutes  
  2. Be generous when moisturising your baby using a hypo-allergenic emollient to maintain and protect the natural skin barrier.
  3. Between bathing, remember to regularly clean baby dribble or spit up from their neck area and keep this area dry to avoid ‘dribble rash’. Opt for a chemical free baby wipe, such as WaterWipes. 
  4. Your baby is also much more likely to suffer from dry, chapped lips or sore cheeks as their skin is thinner. Try rubbing a small amount of coconut oil on the baby’s face and lips before going outdoors. Also try and limit the time they spend outdoors when it’s especially cold. 

So if you are a parent or you’re soon to become one add some WaterWipes to your shopping list next time you go out. You can buy them from Boots and most Supermarkets.

**Disclaimer – I have been using WaterWipes for a long time and was asked to write a review for the product. I received a few complimentary packs but all views and opinions are my own.**



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  • Reply Zena's Suitcase

    We use water wipes, and they are great. If we use anything else on my daughter she really doesn’t like it.
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    February 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply clairejustine

    My children are all grown up now so we don’t buy wipes anymore. I remember a time I could not live without them, lol when my 4 were younger. These look great.
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    February 22, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Natalia

    I don’t have children yet, but this is a really good point to be careful with. Really good advice to take care of their sensitive skin x
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    February 22, 2017 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Emma

    They sound like they’re much kinder on babies’ skin than anything I’ve tried- will have to look into trying them myself – although I have to confess to using baby wipes to take my mascara off sometimes!! Maybe these won’t be great for that!
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    February 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Newcastle Family Life

    I have heard such great things about water wipes, I wish I had of tried them when mine were babies xx
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    February 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    Where would we be without wipes? I use them for everything! These sound perfect for sensitive skin x
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    February 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Kara

    We use waterwipes too and get on really well with them. They are perfect for sensitive skin
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    February 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Wow, it’s fantastic there is just water and a little bit of fruit extract. It means that they are absolutely save even for sensitive skin of newborn baby:)

    February 21, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply joanna

    I wish I had used these with Blake when he was new born as they sound really good and suitable for such sensitive skin.

    February 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    These look fab! An absolute must for sticky fingers (I have packets stored everywhere!)
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    February 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply motherhoodtherealdeal

    We are a big fan of Water Wipes – I don’t think any nasties should ever go near a baby’s bottom!
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    February 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    I have been using these since my daughter was born, they are truly the best wipes out their! Yes they may cost more, but I do not mind paying that little bot extra to protect my babies skin.

    February 21, 2017 at 8:25 am
  • Reply fashionandstylepolice

    I have never tried this wipes before but heard only good things about it. Will try it.
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    February 21, 2017 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Kerry Norris

    They sounds great and very natural. Fab tips here for caring for skin during the winter months. I didn’t realise they stocked them in boots x
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    February 20, 2017 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Ana De-Jesus

    It is great that they are stocked in most supermarkets and Boots. Much better to use these wipes that are free from nasties and kinder to skin!

    February 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey O'Halloran

    I love Water Wipes. We used them on Erin for quite a while
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    February 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply JanetT

    I guess the clue is in the name – it’s so important to be careful with a tiny baby’s delicate skin.

    February 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Cath - BattleMum

    I love Waterwipes but didn’t find out about them until my son was about 6 months old. We did the cotton and water for 3 months before switching to wipes. If I had another child I’d be stocking up on these as they are so convenient.

    February 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Tracy Morgan

    What great advice! I’ve never heard of Water Wipes but I am pretty sure they weren’t around when my boys were babies – they sound so useful and love that they are made with just water and fruit juice!

    February 20, 2017 at 8:57 am
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