Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dr. K Premium Baby Wipes Review

My third little one arrived almost 2 weeks ago and he is a tiny little guy.  I actually thought he would be the biggest of all my babies, but he ended up being the smallest. :) 

We are cloth diapering our 2 year old still, but took a break from cloth diapers and wipes about 3 weeks ago to keep the laundry situation more manageable as I was in my third trimester and feeling a bit under the weather.  Now that this baby has arrived, we decided to continue using disposable wipes and diapers for both little ones for the first month of this one's life, so that there would be a break for me as I recover from my Cesarean.  

I love cloth diapering, and am  always promoting cloth whenever I can, but this recovery has been a bit slower than I had hoped.  I was not excited to jump right into the added laundry aspect of cloth diapering, as I also knew that newborns have the unpleasant, Meconium diapers the first week of life, and I also did not want something else to have deal with as I made the transition from 2 children, to 3 children.  

We will return to cloth in about 2 weeks.  I have been testing out some disposable wipes recently with my 2 year old, and had been using disposable diapers in the last 2 weeks leading up to my delivery of my third baby.  Now that this one has arrived, I have been using Huggies Snugglers in newborn size, as unfortunately the Green / Natural diapers (Bambo Nature size newborn) that  I had bought were much too large for him.  Both babies have been in disposable diapers and using a new brand of disposable wipes that I was sent for review.

I am loving the Bambo Nature (size 4) disposable diapers for our 2 year old, as they are chemical free, and as the name hints at, they have bamboo in them which is highly absorbent, eco-friendly, and ultra soft!  We use natural, chemical free products whenever possible and these are fantastic diapers for those cloth diapering parents who need to use disposables for a trip or temporarily, or those who regularly use disposables, but just want a greener, gentler option.  

As mentioned, we normally use baby wash cloths as baby wipes, (in a wipes warmer with my homemade wipes solution) however the past few weeks we had been trying some disposable wipes by the brand, Dr. K.  I had never heard of this company, but when I found out that they were a "green" brand, I knew I wanted to try them.  We do use disposable wipes in the diaper bag for outings, and so this would be a great product for us, if they were as great as they claimed.  

Dr. K Premium Baby Wipes do not contain the potentially harmful or skin irritating ingredients that other baby wipes usually contain.   I normally purchase the Whole Foods 365 brand wipes, the Honest Company wipes, or Baby Ganics brand.  According to the company, Dr. K wipes do not contain: 

Benzyl Alcohol, Broponol, BPA, Benzalkonium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbates, PEG, Pthalates, Propylene Glycol, or other harmful ingredients.  

I am happy to report that they are free of sulfates (SLS/SLES), chlorines, parabens, and perfume, which is another bunch of undesirable ingredients frequently used in wipes.  They are not slimy or soapy (such as Huggies wipes and other big name, non green wipes) and do not feel like wet toilet paper.  We are looking at you again, Huggies wipes! :) These wipes by Dr. K have a nice honeycomb texture, reminiscent of Honest Co. wipes.  These are strong and durable, yet gentle.  They are free of fragrances and contain jojoba oil which is moisturizing to baby's skin.  

We were sent 6 packs of 72 wipes each (which are listed for about $19 with free Prime shipping on Amazon) complimentary for review, and no other compensation was provided.  

I am strongly considering purchasing these wipes on my own, when we run out.  (To use for outside the home, in my diaper bag / wipes case).  I find that they work well, and are gentle.  The only aspect I am not fond of, is that they are not made here in the USA, which is my preference to support locally made companies.  One possible additional tiny aspect that I find with most all brands, that I also might count against these wipes, is the plastic sticky tape covering for the wipes (the opening where the wipes are dispensed from) loses its sticky and often falls of before the entire package is used up.   For this reason, I always prefer the containers that have a hard plastic door instead of the sticky tape piece.  I generally like having a hard plastic container for the wipes, as I refurbish it into a storage container of sorts for small baby supplies.  

I did not have any Honest Co. wipes on hand to compare them side by side, but I feel they resemble them to some extent.  

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