Why do midwives and other professionals recommend cotton wool and water instead of baby wipes?
Nothing is more pure and gentle for washing a baby’s skin than cotton wool and cooled boiled (sterile) water.
Busy parents don’t have time to prepare cooled boiled water and cotton wool for every nappy change, and ordinary baby wipes are very convenient by comparison.
But these other wipes contain chemical preservatives to keep them from going off, and also use other synthetic ingredients including surfactants, emollients, moisturisers and fragrances. This is the reason why healthcare professionals and midwives recommend the pure and mild alternative.
Aren’t all baby wipes basically the same?
No. The majority of commercial baby wipes use a cocktail of chemicals that may on occasion cause reactions or sensitivities on a baby’s delicate skin.
These chemical and synthetic ingredients have been linked to the onset of nappy rash and other skin conditions in babies and young children. And these wipes can worsen and prolong such conditions.
The only baby wipe to contain NONE of these ingredients is a new product called DermaH20 WaterWipes from Irish Breeze.
Is it OK to flush baby wipes down the toilet?
Toilet paper is the only wiping material that should be flushed down a toilet.
Baby wipes don’t disperse in water so they should be disposed of in some other way. Most baby wipes are made from non-dispersible fibres.
Is Irish Breeze planning to launch any more pure and natural products?
Yes. We have several other skincare and baby care products in our R&D pipeline which will benefit from our unique manufacturing technology.
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