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Baby wipes are something you use everyday if you have a baby. It is something you use multiple times a day. Therefore, finding non toxic, safe baby wipes are important to me. After careful research and looking into the ingredients of all the wipes, I decided to use WaterWipes and Jackson Reece Baby Wipes for my baby. (If you want to find out, ingredient analysis of non toxic baby wipes, please read my post, ‘Best Non-Toxic Baby Wipes – Get Safe Baby Wipes For Your Baby!‘) They are both non toxic, safe baby wipes. However, which of these non toxic baby wipes is better? Which one performs better? In this post, I want to share with you which baby wipes have better ingredients and work better. Let’s take a look!
Ingredients – WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
WaterWipes – WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
Ingredients: 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract
WaterWipes are probably the most non toxic baby wipes. They are made with 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract. They don’t have preservatives, penetration enhancers, surfactants, skin conditioning agents like many baby wipes do.
Their fabric is made of 80% polyester and 20% viscose. Only 20% of the wipe material is biodegradable which means these baby wipes are not biodegradable.
[Update May 2019] Now, WaterWipes company is disclosing their ingredients as 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract (contains trace (0.002%) of benzalkonium chloride) Benzalkonium chloride was not listed in the ingredients before. Benzalkonium chloride is a type of cationic surfactant. It is not absorbed through the skin. In a two-year study on rats, there was no evidence of carcinogenic activity. However, it can cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies to some people with asthma or skin conditions such as eczema. The amount of benzalkonium chloride is very low so your baby may not be affected at all. My daughter hasn’t had any skin irritation problem at all from it. However, I thought I should let you know that WaterWipes discloses this ingredient in their ingredient list as trace of benzalkonium chloride.
Jackson Reese Herbal Baby Wipes – WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
Ingredients: Aqua (purified and deionized water), *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera leaf juice, moisturizer and cleanser), Betaine (humectant derived from vegetable, to help moisturize the skin), Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside (derived from vegetable, gentle cleansing agent which also solubilizes the oils), Levulinic Acid (vegetable derived preservative), Sodium Levulinate (vegetable derived preservative), Glycerin (vegetable based preservative carrier), Potassium Sorbate(preservative), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster derived from sugar beet), Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (aromatherapy Ylang Ylang oil). *Certified Organic Ingredients: Ylang Ylang Oil Certified Organic by Soil Association Aloe Vera Certified Organic by Mayacert
Their wipes are made from wood pulp, not plastic. They are certified compostable, biodegradable and 100% chlorine free.
Jackson Reese wipes have EWG’s Skin Deep hazardous score of 2. (1 being the least hazardous and 10 being the most hazardous.
Which Baby Wipes Are Better? WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
Ingredient-wise, WaterWipes are better since they have only two ingredients and 99.9% are purified water. Although Jackson Reece ingredients are all safe and some are certified organic ingredients, I like WaterWipes ingredients better since they are more natural. Since WaterWipes have no preservatives like other baby wipes, mold can develop if you open the package and the package is left out for too long. However, this has never been a concern with me at all. I even rotate using wipes between WaterWipes and Jackson Reece Wipes so package is open longer than just using WaterWipes alone. I think if you use WaterWipes to change diapers on daily basis, you will go through them pretty quickly. You will go through them quicker if you also use the wipes for wiping hands or toys.
For wipes’ cloth material, on the other hand, Jackson Reece is the winner. Their wipes are not made from plastic but from wood pulp. They are compostable and biodegradable which are better for our environment. I don’t like that WaterWipes are made with 80% polyester. The WaterWipes feels a little heavier and a little thicker too. Jackson Reece cloth feels just right.
How Well These Baby Wipes Wipe
Water Wipes – WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
WaterWipes are made with water, therefore, they come in very handy when you have to wipe baby’s hands or face. I don’t want to wipe my baby’s hands or face with wipes that contain chemicals since they can irritate the skin. My daughter can also put her hands in her mouth after I wipe her hands with wipes. It has worked out great especially whenever I had to wash my daughter’s hands but had to do it quickly without going to washroom. My husband and I also use them whenever we need them. They certainly grew on us and became every day essentials.
The only time I didn’t like using WaterWipes is when she had a bowel movement and I had to change a diaper. Since there are no chemicals, penetration enhancers, surfactants, skin conditioning agents in the wipes, cleaning is just like wiping baby’s skin with water. Therefore, it seems the wipes don’t clean effectively compared to wipes with other ingredients in them. Cleaning took longer and required more wipes. I didn’t care at all when she just peed since there is less cleaning required. This is the reason I use both wipes. I feel WaterWipes are great in so many occasions but I would rather use Jackson Reece wipes when I have to change diaper after a bowel movement.
Jackson Reece Herbal Baby Wipes – WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
Jackson Reece Wipes, on the other hand, cleans really effectively and fast as well. Therefore, you don’t need as much wipes to clean after a bowel movement. They feel really smooth on baby’s skin when you wipe, wiping is done very easily. The best thing is that all the ingredients are safe too! I don’t use Jackson Reese wipes to clean baby’s hands or face since I would like to keep cleaning those parts most natural as possible which is water only. However, I do carry these wipes to clean high chairs or tables at the restaurants before my baby sits or touches.
Which Baby Wipes Are Better? WaterWipes VS Jackson Reece Wipes
This is really close call since they both have advantages and disadvantages. I actually use both and carry both wipes so I can use whichever is needed. If someone said I had to choose only one baby wipes between these two, I really have hard time coming up with one. There were times I only had Jackson Reece wipes but I really wished that I had WaterWipes. Also, when I only had WaterWipes, I really wished that I also had Jackson Reece wipes. Therefore, for the first time writing reviews on comparison of two products, I recommend to have them both. Unless, your personal preference is different from mine and don’t really mind just using WaterWipes or only Jackson Reece. One thing for sure is that they are both great. They are also non-toxic and safe.
Both WaterWipes and Jackson Reece wipes are great non toxic wipes. Their ingredients are safe and I feel good about using them for my baby’s skin. WaterWipes have the best ingredients with 99.9% purified water, however, Jackson Reece wipes have better cloth material made with compostable, biodegradable wood pulp. WaterWipes are very convenient when you have to wipe baby’s hands or face without having to taking a baby or toddler to washroom to wash hands or face. When also changing diapers, it is like washing baby’s skin with water. However, I preferred using Jackson Reece wipes when changing a diaper after a bowel movement. Jackson Reece wipes are also very convenient when you have to wipe a high chair or a table at the restaurant. Since I found each of these wipes are better for different occasions, I recommend using them both. They complement each other very well. However, if you decide to use only one of these baby wipes, that is perfectly fine too since they are both one of the best non toxic baby wipes available.
If you are looking for non-toxic baby wipes, read my previous posting ‘ Best Non-Toxic Baby Wipes – Get Safe Baby Wipes For Your Baby!)
If you want to read what toxic ingredients to avoid in baby wipes, read my previous posting, ‘‘Non-Toxic Baby Wipes Guide – What Toxic Ingredients To Avoid In Baby Wipes’
If you want to read popular baby wipes’ ingredients, please read my post, ‘Baby Wipes Ingredients Reviews -Huggies, Pampers, Kirkland, Burt’s Bees, Lansinoh‘.