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Which are the best baby wipes? We figured the best people to ask would be you, so we asked 10 lovely goodtoknow mums to review some of the most popular baby wipes on the market. They tested well-known, branded baby wipes to see if they are worth the money, and the cheaper supermarket nappies, to see if they do just as good a job.

We asked 10 goodtoknow mums to put each wipe through its paces with a thorough testing system. They used each wipe on their little ones for a day and a night and marked them out of 5 (1 being poor, 5 being excellent) in 6 different categories, such as moistness of wipe, absorbency of wee/poo, and baby skincare. Plus they gave us their comments on what they thought of them.

We've revealed the best baby wipes below, by calculating the average scores as rated by real mums - so your babies' bottoms will stay clean and healthy!

 

Sainsbury's Basics baby wipes (57p per pack of 80)

Thickness of wipe: 2/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 3/5

Baby skincare: 3/5

Easy re-seal? 3/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money: 3/5

Overall baby wipe score: 26/45



goodtoknow mum Samantha Ratcliffe says: 'They are the same as the more expensive Sainsbury's brand, only with different packaging. Pleasantly surprised.'


goodtoknow mum Jen Tonkin says: 'It was really hard to see where to open these wipes. They were very harsh material and the wipes dried out very quickly in the pack. I had to use more wipes than usual when doing a nappy change.'

 

Asda Smart Price baby wipes (51p per pack of 80)

Thickness of wipe: 2/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 2/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 3/5

Baby skincare: 3/5

Easy re-seal? 3/5

Easy to pull out? 3/5

Value for money: 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 28/45


goodtoknow mum Jolene Lynch says: 'Excellent product, excellent price. Competed very well with the expensive wipes and one wipe went a long way.'


goodtoknow mum Susie Holtham says: 'Offered excellent value
for money compared with other products, but product was of a poorer
quality and needed more wipes to do the job, so for ease I would prefer
to use a better-quality product.'

 

Mothercare baby wipes (£2.29 per pack of 72)

Thickness of wipe: 2/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 3/5

Baby skincare: 3/5

Easy re-seal? 4/5

Easy to pull out? 3/5

Value for money: 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 29/45



goodtoknow mum Susie Holtham says: 'Excellent packaging, easy
to reseal compared with some of the more expensive brands and offered more
wipes in the pack, but overall the quality and moistness was poor.'


goodtoknow mum Phoebe Franklin says: 'Excellent reseal, hated scent.'

 

Huggies Pure baby wipes (£2.59 per pack of 64)

Thickness of wipe: 4/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 4/5

Absorbency (wee): 4/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 3/5

Easy re-seal?: 3/5

Easy to pull out? 2/5

Value for money: 3/5

Overall baby wipe score: 29/45

goodtoknow mum Samantha Ratcliffe says: 'I personally prefer my baby wipes to not be quite so moist and these fit just great. They do not irritate my baby's skin and they're unscented, so not irritating to the nose.'

goodtoknow mum Jen Tonkin says: 'The wipes were very wet and left my baby's skin very wet after changing. I had to wait a while before putting his nappy back on to ensure that he was dry.'

 

 


Simple moisturising baby wipes (£2.05 per pack of 80)

Thickness of wipe: 3/5

Moistness of wipe: 4/5

Scent: 4/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal?: 3/5

Easy to pull out? 3/5

Value for money: 3/5

Overall baby wipe score: 31/45



goodtoknow mum Shenaz Navaz says: 'This wipe is good for wee and generally wiping baby. I would use it on his face.'


goodtoknow mum Helen Booth says: 'I really like these for
moistness, and you don't need to use so many because of this. The
trouble with these are the pack splits easily and due to the moistness
they stick together. To combat this I pull the wipes out ready to use so
I'm not faffing when in the middle of changing.'

 

Sainsbury's Little Ones baby wipes (72p per pack of 80)

Thickness of wipe: 3/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 3/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 3/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money: 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 31/45


goodtoknow mum Charlotte Turner says: 'Big pack which is
great! But the wipes are really small and you need to use two at a time.
Great fresh smell - just what you need for a smelly bottom! Really thick
and moist and just great.'


goodtoknow mum Nicola Hamilton-Whitaker says: 'To be honest,
they do what they're supposed to but they just weren't for me. I felt
each wipe was too small and I didn't particularly like the way they
smelled.'

 

Pampers Sensitive baby wipes (£2.47 per pack of 56)

Thickness of wipe: 4/5

Moistness of wipe: 4/5

Scent: 4/5

Absorbency (wee): 4/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 3/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money: 2/5

Overall baby wipe score: 32/45


goodtoknow mum Charlotte Turner says: 'Very easy to pull out, one wipe at a time.
Nice and thick and mopped up everything nicely and mess-free. A little rough, especially for sensitive wipes.'


goodtoknow mum Nicola Page says: 'Pack doesn't close well so wipes dry out.'

 

Third place(s):


Boots soft cloth baby wipes (98p per pack of 75)

Thickness of wipe: 3/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 4/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money: 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 33/45



goodtoknow mum Nicola Page says: 'Good packaging, but wasn't keen on the smell. Performed well, though.'


goodtoknow mum Charlotte Turner says: 'Really cotton soft, but
almost too soft as they are a little thin and fall apart easily,
especially after cleaning baby's bum... quite a few are required
Very good value for money. 72 wipes is great. Really moist and great cleaning power. Fresh smell (I love a good scent).'

 



Johnson's baby extra sensitive baby wipes (£2.44 per pack of 56)

Thickness of wipe: 4/5

Moistness of wipe: 4/5

Scent: 4/5

Absorbency (wee): 4/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 3/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money? 3/5

Overall baby wipe score: 33/45


goodtoknow mum Jolene Lynch says: 'I loved them - good size, strong and good at removing stubborn poo from bum cheeks!'


goodtoknow mum Nicola Hamilton-Whitaker says: 'I like these
wipes as they're moist, stretchy and generally feel like they get the
job done well. The only problem with them is that they're rather pricey, so we always buy them in a multi-pack.'

 

Second place(s):


Asda Little Angels baby wipes (£1.70 per pack of 64)

Thickness of wipe: 3/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 3/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 3/5

Easy to pull out? 3/5

Value for money? 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 34/45


goodtoknow mum Shenaz Navaz says: 'Nappy cream pot with it was a good idea.'


goodtoknow mum Jen Tonkin says: 'A fantastic wipe, an
absolutely brilliant idea to include the nappy cream and such a great
price. Strong, moist wipe which cleaned really effectively. The nappy
cream worked well and the portion size was just right. The lid is
slightly fiddly and not particularly strong.'



Aldi Mamia baby wipes (79p per pack of 80)

Thickness of wipe: 3/5

Moistness of wipe: 3/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 3/5

Absorbency (poo): 3/5

Baby skincare: 3/5

Easy re-seal? 4/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money? 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 34/45


goodtoknow mum Phoebe Franklin says: 'Good value wipe, easy to dispense. Very mild scent not great - prefer scent-free wipes.'


goodtoknow mum Helen Booth says: 'They were absorbent and I
liked how easy they were to pull through, though sometimes too many came out
so had to be tucked back in. Would have liked them to be a bit more
moist for baby's skin and the lid sticks a bit.'

 

Tesco Ultra Soft wipes (£1.09 per pack of 64)

Thickness of wipe: 4/5

Moistness of wipe: 4/5

Scent: 3/5

Absorbency (wee): 4/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 4/5

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money: 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 34/45


goodtoknow mum Susie Holtham says: 'Really good quality, good packaging, great value.'


goodtoknow mum Jen Tonkin says: 'A great wipe - the wipes came out individually, scent-free, with a good level of moistness. Really good for the price.'

 

 

First place:

 

 

 

Winner! Tesco Newborn Pure Wipes (£1.36 per pack of 64)

Thickness of wipe: 4/5

Moistness of wipe: 4/5

Scent: 4/5

Absorbency (wee): 4/5

Absorbency (poo): 4/5

Baby skincare: 4/5

Easy re-seal? 5/5 -Best on packaging!

Easy to pull out? 4/5

Value for money? 4/5

Overall baby wipe score: 36/45



goodtoknow mum Phoebe Franklin says: 'Great, easy to use dispenser and a nicely moist, fragrance-free wipe.'

goodtoknow mum Charlotte Turner says: 'They foamed when wiping baby's bottom, and felt like they were really cleaning the area.'

 

Where to next?


- Best baby buys

- Baby sleep tips


- Things you should never say to a new mum!

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Gemma Chandler

Hi Becks, nice to know you agree with our testers. It seems Tesco have really hit the nail on the head with their wipes by creating a really great product, but at a reasonable price which new mums can afford!

Becks

I think this is pretty accurate - my favourite wipes are the Tesco ones too. So annoying when they're too small or tear!! Last thing you need!!

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