If you have children, chances are you are using baby wipes on a daily basis for a plethora of reasons. They are perfect for cleaning up your little one’s messes and will probably remain a constant item in your shopping trolley even after they grow up.
However, regardless of how convenient they are, the mass use of wet wipes is causing big problems for the environment. Baby wipes have been getting a lot of bad rep recently and for a good reason too. Most of them are not biodegradable and contain plastic, which means it will take a lot of time (100 year or more) for them to decompose.
Plastic doesn’t go away but it just sheds its fibres and slowly breaks down into smaller particles, polluting land, rivers and oceans and entering wildlife and human food chains. Even more, most baby wipes contain alcohol, preservatives and other chemicals which can also cause a lot of environmental harm when disposed of in nature. Many people also tend to flush the wipes down the toilet unaware that they are not flushable (flushing your wipes may result in serious plumbing issues).
Fortunately, there is something you can do in order to partake in protecting the environment and your health and that is to start using eco-friendly wet wipes. Biodegradable baby wipes made from bamboo for instance break down naturally once disposed and can even be composted. By using biodegradable baby wipes you can clean the kids up quickly and easily whilst also helping create a brighter future for the enviroment.
Aside from the eco-friendly aspect, these wipes tend to be gentler and less likely to cause irritation. The fact that they are formulated without harsh ingredients makes them better for the skin too (and we all want the best for our little ones). These wipes are gentle enough for newborns, as they don’t contain alcohol, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances or harsh chemicals which renders them extremely soft and perfect for babies sensitive skin.
Finally, soft and breathable bamboo fibres will feel silky on your baby’s delicate skin. Bamboo is also known for having antibacterial properties and can reduce the chances of nasty nappy rash and irritation. Bamboo biodegradable baby wipes are strong enough to clean all the mess but still soft enough for your baby’s most sensitive body areas. Super soft yet extremely strong, they can do the job without ripping (as opposed to many of the leading non-biodegradable wipe brands).