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Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I've heard that newborns' skin is too sensitive for baby wipes, is this true? What should I use? And in general, what kind of baby wipe is best?

Re: I've heard that newborns' skin is too sensitive for baby wipes, is this true? What should I use? And in general, what kind of baby wipe is best?

The Bump Expert

Most doctors recommend avoiding pre-moistened diaper wipes for the first month of your baby's life, since some of their chemicals could irritate your newborn's tender skin. Instead, use cotton balls or squares (they'll probably give you some inthe hospital) dipped in warm water. When baby is ready for regularwipes, choose ones that are alcohol-free and unscented to preventirritation. If you notice redness or a rash other than diaper rash,switch brands until you find one that doesn't cause a reaction. Talk with your pediatrician about any irritations that seem severe or don't seem to improve.

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The Bump Editors

re: Q: Baby Wipes OK for Newborn?

Baby wipes, after more than a couple of days, give my baby a rash everytime. I suggest what has worked for us, cotton balls or squares and warm water!!

sabsq |

re: Q: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i havent had any problems with baby wipes, i am using hypoallergenic / unscented "newborn" wipes that i picked up at BRU and they seem to be working out just fine for us but it is nice to know a backup plan just in case!

likeafeatherrr |

re: Q: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

As PP I have been using unscented hypoallergenic baby scents since we came home from the hospital and they have worked wonderfully.

babesnyder |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My pedi told us to just use a wet paper towel.

tegss |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used warm wet washcloths.... wet several and put in wipe container or warmer to always have some ready

NewMommaNat |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

When we took the new baby care class they told us for the first couple of weeks to rinse the wipes off before use. We did this and our baby's bum has never had any problems :-)

mizzsips |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i used wipes right away and my baby ended up with a terrible diaper rash. I would stick to cotton or moist soft papertowels! It cost me 70 dollars for all of the soaks and creams that we need to get rid of this rash.

kristyb1680 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

When LO was a newborn, we initially used Papmers Sensitive wipes, but when we ran out, we used some Pamers unscented wipes as a case was given to us as a gift. After a few days using them P began to get very red and sore on her bottom and seemed to be in pain everytime she #2 and got wiped. I read the ingredients and found that they have alcohol in them!! Since then, I have used wipes without alcohol in them and she has been fine. Also, it is not necessary to use wipes with every #1, Sometimes just "airing out" is fine.

Ashlee |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use Lansinoh (sp?) Lanolin wipes. They are for breastfed babies and are really soft and are for sensitive skin. Our pediatrician recommended them. Our little one doesn't mind them and she poops in every diaper - at least 8-10 times a day.

angel_7499 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I work in NICU, and we use Pampers baby wipes. They are for sensitive skin. If we can use them on the tiny bottoms of liltte 24-weekers, I think they are probably fine for a full-term infant.

NBNurse |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I didn't have any problems using pre-moistened wipes with my daughter. We've been using either Pampers Sensitive or Pampers Unscented since she was born. She's a happy little baby with a happy little bum :) Every baby is going to be different, though, and what doesn't affect one may cause a reaction with another.

adfess |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use Viva papertowels and water and put them in a wipe warmer. Even the sensitive wipes are irritating after a few days. We also make sure baby is good and dry

niko9969 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use Pampers Sensitive wipes and they have never given our newborn a diaper rash. I believe they're alcohol free. They are super soft. We tried Huggies for a while (someone gave us a box as a shower gift) but they were not nearly as soft.

daisybride77 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use a warm baby washcloth. Even the "sensitive" wipes have chemicals and fragrance in them, which can be harsh on a newborn's bottom.

JMcKelvey |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I use baby wipes but I agree that they can irritate a newborn's skin, esspecially because they poop so much.

Suparstarz714 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My newborn got a rash when we used wipes, sensitive kind or not. So, we use a washcloth. If the baby does get a rash, use "Bag Balm" to cure it, it's wonderful!

Robinturtle |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Try cloth wipes with water. That's what I use for DS- then I added in unscented disposable wipes.

Fashion Mujahid |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My hospital gave us wipes and my son never had a problem with them. We've used a few different kinds, Pampers sensitive, didn't like those, they are really dry, and a few different kind of Huggies. We like the Huggies thick ones the best but as long as it's Huggies we'll use it. Wiping your baby's bottom isn't what causes diaper rash, it's caused by the pee and poop being in contact with their skin. The best thing you can do to prevent that is invest in good diaper rash cream, my favorite is desitin original, or a vasaline and keep a barrier between their skin and the rest of the world! If you do use a wipe and you notice your baby is reacting to it, then stop using it and try a different kind until you find one you and your baby like. You'll find most things are going to be trial and error from baby wipes, to diapers to nipples if you are bottle feeding. Just keep trying until you find what works best!

Carrie&Joe |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Every baby is going to be different. Our hospital had Pampers Sensitive which we used since day 1. To prevent ANY diaper rash, we always make sure her bottom is completely dry (not sticky at all) before we put on her diaper. She hasn't had any diaper rash at all and she's almost 4 months old! Now I use a combo of Pampers Sensitive and Huggies Natural Care.

lmagnus |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

At the hospital, they used soft disposable cloths and water, but I couldn't find those cloths anywhere (and didn't think of cotton balls, to be honest), so we started using Pampers Sensitive wipes. Baby hasn't had a problem with them at all - we just air him out a couple times a day after he pees, and use Desitin Creamy after every poop. Works just fine!

MandH |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

The hospital used and provided us with Pampers Sensitive wipes, and I've been using them so far. No problems and she's just over a week.

goldilockz1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My pediatrician said to use plain tissues then apply A&D ointment. It works great! Our daughter is 1 week old now and we've had no rashes.

talley630 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

you can also use a cotton and wipe with baby oil.

ingridfarino25 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I love my flannel wipes and my wipe warmer, and so does LO. She used to hate diaper changes,but she mellows out right away with the wipes. I use an all natural olive oil based wipe soap made in Michigan called Honey Chunks, but I think they would work just as good with just warm water.

sveldey |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

When our baby was first born, my husband went a little OCD with the diaper changing. As a result of too much wiping, our baby came down with a bad rash. Our doctor advised us to use a spray bottle with just a drop of liquid soap in it to clean her bum. Spray bum, pat dry with a handtowel. No wiping. It worked like a charm. As baby got older, we began using wipes again, but only the fragrance-free, non-irritating types. Personally, I like the ones they sell at Costco.

LUVChild |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I had bought Huggies Natural Care for my newborn and he had the worst diaper rash so I switched to Pampers Sensitive wipes and every day at least once I would wash his coolie with warm water and cotton balls as well and his diaper rash cleared right up within days and hasn't been back since at 4 months. (Knock on wood!) I happened to use the Huggies wipes again for a few days recently and he got irritated again so that was the last time I try those! Back to the Pampers Sensitive and not looking back. =)

CatR |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

It is okay to use baby wipes

Castleberry09 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I am on my second kid and never had a problem with wipes. We do use unscented though.

blueeyedangel1978 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I think that would be different for every baby, the hospital where both of my first children were born provided wipes while in the hospital and all the left-overs were available for take home. Because wipes are so convenient I wouldnt give them up right away if baby gets a rash, I would first try to change to a sensitive skin wipe and then change diapers type also. wash rags and cotton balls are just a pain in the butt, but if thats what it takes then thats what you have to do.

cburnside21 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Wipes are fine for a newborn as long as you consider possibly skin allergies. Pampers Sensitive Skin wipes are thick, and soft. Yet they lack the scents of other wipes that may cause irritation on baby's skin.

Yvette Aimee |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

It is just as good to use a cotton ball and warm water in a bowl. or you just dilute cetaphil and water. It works wonderfully

janine@leibovitzstudio.com |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I am a physician and fixate on all natural and organic products as I have seen an explosion of cancers during my training and firmly believe that a lot of it is due to our environmant and exposures. As such I made a point of researching every ingredient in my sons skin care products and wipes. The most natural diapers that do not smell absolutely foul that I have found to date are the Whole Foods brand wipes, and are surprisingly not that expensive in comparison to other natural brands. But overall, if you can avoid wipes thats best, and just use paper towels softened with water and make sure to dry the tushy really well after cleaning to prevent diaper rash

okromo |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My boys were born at 32 weeks and in the NICU for 4 & 5 weeks. The NICU used Pampers Sensitive so that is what I've used. The boys are almost 5 months old and have not had a problem with the wipes.

linday121 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

we used pampers sensitive wipes and did not have a problem. in fact, the hospital gave us those wipes to use on our newborn while we were there. we were in the hospital again when he was 4-5 days old for jaundice and they also gave us those wipes to use on him. no problems at all.

italipino |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My son is sensitive to wipes as well. My doctor gave me a recipe to make my own wipes that is very easy and my son does not have any irriation now. cut paper towell roll in half and take out the brown card board in the center so you can then pull the wipes right from the center. Boil 2 cups water, add 1 TBSP baby wash and 2 TBSP baby oil, then pour over wipes. I use a plastic coffee container to keep my wipes in at home and it works really great. Bag Balm I found works the best for diaper rash.

little hawkeye |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Unless your child has extra-sensitive skin, there usually isn't a problem. We use gentle, unscented wipes or cloth with wipe solution (organic) with our preemie and have never had an issue. Regarding type of wipe, we use the gentle disposable wipes for travel and cloth wipes at home since we use cloth diapers anyway. The cloth wipes seem to work better overall, particularly with big messes.

GlitterWitch |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

The hospital i delivered both of my children at provided huggies wipes. This was fine for my son, but my daughter had a rash by day three. My sister had this problem with her second child, and he told her that these were burns from the acid in breastmilk. So i did a little internet research and found out that breastmilk is a laxative, and the stool of breastfed babies requires special care. lansinoh is a comany that specifies in breastfeeding products. The make a baby wipe with lanolin in it, the same stuff you use to soothe chapped breasts during breastfeeding. They are sold at Target in a small purple package and i believe they are kept near breastfeeding supplies, not baby wipes. After three creams and agonizing over if changing her every hour wasn't enough, the wipes cleared up her butt in 24 hours-it looked better by the next change. Thank goodness for the net, she didn't suffer from the rash for long and has had a clear bottom ever since. Other than that, my friends and I all had our first children within a year of each other, all of which we used regular wipes on, huggies mostly. The only other child who had a problem was allergic to both diapers and wipes, and "Seventh Generation" brand is that mom's best friend

josh&tiff4ever |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have used wipes from day one and have had no problems. I used Costco wipes I think they are the best. I find that huggies do not work at all.

farrzoe |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I'm worried about the wipes for myself as well as the baby. I have extremely sensitive skin and I'm allergic to lanolin. I break out in whelps from holding a friend's baby who has used lanolin products. I think I'll stick to cloth wipes that are wet down. I would hate for my baby to experience those whelps on their bottom.

KYWildcat98 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We were told to use cotton balls as well... However, ESPECIALLY with some of the first poo's (very tar-like), those cannot get the job done. I tried Pampers Sensitive wipes, which worked well, except my baby got a contact rash when he was 3 weeks old. Turns out the wipe warmer combined with the thinner wipes left them too wet/moist, which then left his bottom too moist when I put the diaper back on. I now use the Pampers thick sensitive wipes, not in the warmer, and his rash is gone and they do a great job cleaning the diaper area.... I only have to use one wipe every-time.

ftmcaryn |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used the Pampers Sensitive wipes from the hospital and we got a couple packs as gifts. She's 2 months old now and we use Huggies wipes and Destin because we thought she was getting one but she didn't. At her daycare, she gets washed with Dove soap when she goes #2.

meka06 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

There is a product which is made from %100 Certified organic cotton. www.greenbabiesorganic.com.

greenbabiesorganic |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I use Pampers baby wipes "Sensitive". I wouldnt change it for any other. They've worked well for me and dont see any rashes yet. I change diapers on demand.

Eliza1985 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

our son was born 4 weeks early and i have been using baby wipes normal ones.. and he has not had any rashes at all

slinla |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use the generic Costco Kirkland brand baby wipes (unscented, blah blah blah) and DS doesn't mind them at all--no diaper rash or anything. If he starts to get a little irritated looking I just slap on a light coating of that A&D ointment and he's happy as a clam.

simonsmom05 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We have used wipes from the beginning. I learned a neato trick from a friend who swore that using a blow dryer on the bottom after a diaper change was a sure fire way to prevent diaper rash. Truth be told, we blow dry her bum every few changes or one good one before bed and we haven't had any problems yet.

Mrs.Telly |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Ever since my two month old was born, we've used all different kinds of wipes. She hasn't gotten diaper rash one time. Lucky her!

noelani_star |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i cut up some old tshirts and just use water. we use A+D after he poops. he's 3 months old, cloth diapered, and has had no problems.

sawalthe |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

HOMEMADE BABY WIPES: Great for babies skin! Things you'll need: 1.) One plastic container (rubbermaid, sherbet tub) big enough to hold a half a roll (1/2 height wise, that is) of paper towels. 2.) 1/2 roll of paper towels (you get this by cutting a full roll in half :) ) 3.) 2 cups of water (use the water you do in your brita - it will be better) 4.) 2T baby shampoo or soap 5.) 2T baby oil Remove the center from the 1/2 roll of paper towels. Mix water, shampoo, and oil in plastic container. Add 1/2 roll of paper towels and cover with lid. It's important to use good quality paper towels.

prayinnpraisin |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes for diaper rashes and they are awesome!

SonjaJJ |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby girl is 4 weeks old and I used wipes only at night time, she developed a horrible rash. I stoped using them and she got better in two days!

quelvannucci |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

The hospital suggested that we wait until after his umbilical cord fell off before starting to use real wipes.

sweetpea_61_28 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My little boys skin has always been sensitive to even the "sensitive hypoallergenic" wipes. Our pediatrician told us to use Kleenex Viva paper towels with water. It works out great and is cheaper than buying wipes.

Always0823 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have used Pampers Sensitive wipes since I brought my baby home from the hospital. They are very good for sensitive newborn skin and they contain no alcohol or irritants. I disliked using the paper towels at the hospital. You had to wet them as you needed them and they felt very rough to me.

Jen200 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby was starting to have some irritation with unscented diaper wipes so I immediatly stopped using them and replaced with a warm wet baby washcloth to clean and then let him either air dry or used another clean dry washcloth to dry him. His skin cleared up in a day. Plus I am saving alot of money not having to use diaper wipes. I will use diaper wipes when I am out and about but at home that is all I use.

keewhee |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My daughter was born on 1/16/2010. Once we got her home we began using baby wipes and we couldn't figure out why she would scream so bad during diaper changes. Well my lacatation consultant noticed that in less than a week she had developed a diaper rash and had some raw skin. She suggested, as well as my mother recommended that a baby washcloth with warm water is all that is needed. We bagan doing that immediately and applying "butt paste" with every changing and she cleared right up. So the easy answer is that the wipes were too much for my baby, and we even used the sensitive skin ones, so now we are just skipping wipes all together until she is a bit older.

kittiekat1881 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I make my own solution to put in my wipes warmer: 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp baby wash, 1 Tbsp baby oil, 2 drops tea tree oil (keeps water from getting moldy). I mix all together in a measuring cup with a pour spout and then pour over the really thin baby wash cloths. Super cheap and better on babys bum. We have had so many problems with diaper rash and this really seems to be helping.

leslie7994 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I'm using Papmers Sensitive. The hospital had switched to some other brand and it gave my son a horrible rash. I had my husband bring the Papmers Sensitive and Desitin ointment from home and my son's bottom was fine the next day.

niami |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I really think it depends on your little one. Once I brought my little guy home from the hospital at 3 weeks old (he was in the NICU), he did fine with the sensitive wipes. I have even changed the brand. I just make sure to put diaper rash cream on his bottom to keep that barrier.

danalo78 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Huggies makes a natural care wipe without alcohol. It works well with my son and it similar to the type used in the hospital.

ETUCKER21206 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have to say, this is NOT true. Well, in my daughter's case it isn't. I never heard anything about this until now.... she's six months old. I used Pampers Sensitive Thick Wipes from the get go and had no problems. However, what messes moms up is that they don't always dry the bums before diapering. Always pat the bum dry with a Kleenex or other soft tissue and then liberally apply Desitin (or some equivalent diaper CREAM) to the privates. When I say liberally, I mean a whole butt load -- all over. Don't be afraid to be generous. I run through a tube of Desitin within a week or two. That's when I started buying a the big bad containers. Honestly, my daughter has only had ONE diaper rash in her lovely six months. Another tip: don't be cheap with wipes, either. If it takes four to clean up that doodie, then use four. Otherwise, you're recycling the same dirty wipe on an innocent bum and that in itself is plain old dirty.

peacelovekate |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

The NICU used Pampers sensitive wipes on my daughter, so I have continued them with no problems.

Karen114 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby wipes are great and help clear up diaper rash. Very gentle on little bums.

SonjaJJ |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

If your baby has sensitive skin like our first LO did you can try our method and use the sensitive wipeys but rinse them in warm water first, or use the lansinoh wipes made for breastfed babies if you're going that route. GL with whatever you choose!

stephaniebuzzella |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used Pampers Sensitive wipes for my son at birth until about 6 months to a year (can't remember),and never had any problems. We are due in June and will use them again.

n2teeth76 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

use the sensetive wipes they are known to not cause irratation. That's what I used with my son

jstamand48067 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i prefer to use cotton balls soaked with warm water because there's less friction on the baby's skin, and because there are absolutely no chemicals.

jeeanfoxy |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I personally don't use baby wipes from the store and I would really recommend NOT using them on a newborn if you do decide to use them in the future. The chemicals in diapers and wipes is insane... I cloth diaper and always use cloth wipes with water, it is safe for their little hineys!

RastaMama |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

After using the hospitals baby wipes, it gave my son a terrible rash. I was advice to use a warm rag or towel and apply petroleum jelly to prevent irritation. I must admit it works!!!

Joana0531 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

you should use 100% cotton balls on there face and on there body use the same kind of wash cloth

mrs.kibler |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I say that huggies wipes are the best for my son

kris888333 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My son is now 6 weeks old and I use "Pampers Sensitive." I also will wipe him (when he has serious bowel movements) with a soft face cloth with "Baby Aveno Moisture Wash." And discard of the face cloth after. I did this for about two weeks, and continue to use Pamper Sensitive. Try looking for alcohol free wipes as well.

woods_natasha |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Try using home made baby wipes...there are plenty of different recipes online, but I thought I would share one with you. Home Made Baby Wipes: (aka: the best baby wipes ever) Cut a roll of Bounty (no other brand is as soft) in half (like 2 rolls of toilet paper) Put one half into a container (Rubbermaid with a flip lid) Mix: 1 ¾ hot water 1 tbsp baby oil 2 tbsp baby wash (whatever you use in their bath so you know it won’t cause a reaction to their skin) Mix, and pour over paper towel. Pull out center cardboard tube and the first wipe should come out with it. Use from center out. Works out to .25/week. Very inexpensive and nice and moist! No diaper rashes and they smell fantastic! Happy wiping!

KendraMountney |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

After tons of Grandma's research what worked better for me was large cotton rectangles soaked in CHAMOMILE tea. I always keep warm tea in a thermus, so I just pour some in a large bowl and soak the cotton. Definitely the best for this delicate skin and inexpensive too.

nallelybm |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I've been using pampers sensative wipes since the baby came home from the hospital 3/17 and I haven't had any problems. (knock on wood) I also use them to give him a quick body wipe down instead of a sponge bath. It's probably more if you baby has super sensative skin. But in the hospital we used wet washclothes and I have also head wet cotton balls, I guess it's whatever works for you. I

Poisonousrabbit |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I'm a nurse on a postpartum unit and we have soft dry cloths that you wet with warm water. They work great, even on dried meconium. I don't know that you could buy them anywhere, however. If you have a little boy whose circumcision is still healing and he gets poop on his peepee, use a wet q-tip to clean it off. I've heard that not only the chemicals in commercial wipes can be irritating but the cloth itself can be rough and scratch the baby's skin, letting in bacteria. However, I believe that whatever is working for you and your baby is the best thing you can do. :)

Ksi20 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I got some paper towel like clothes that you wet with warm water at the hospital, but it was very hard to use them becuase i had a c-section so it took allot to get up and wet them when i was recovering but we took them home and i use them for burp cloths. i think it depends on the baby how they react to wipes. i used regular huggies wipes since the day i brought him home and he has been fine, but my first son got a horriable rash because of the diapers i used on him (cheap ones)so i had to switch to huggies, so every baby is different.

lesliecowey |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have used wipes since my 3 week old daughter was in the hospital. She has had no diaper rash. I also after at least 4 changings a day put a liberal amount of Bag Balm on her butt. It helps her and it helps my breasts after feeding her.

ahill1889 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I've been using pampers sensitive or pampers uncented since my baby came home from the hospital. I also use A&D ointment with every changing. She hasn't had any diaper rash at all. Unfortunately, she just hates having her diaper changed and it's always a struggle! ;(

bminchillo |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

One of the best bits of advice I received is simple. It was from my RNP...insteado f using wipes all the time especially when there is a diaper rash I was told give them a bath with a couple scoops of baking soda which make the water thicker and soothe the baby's tush right away. Regular water can hurt when you have a rash. After slather on desitin and put on a diaper making sure you air dried the area first before either. Lastly change the diaper often to prevent rashes and pain.

emmachiara |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Nobody ever told me not to use them. The hospital even gave us some. My little girl has never had any problems with them, But every baby is different. I would suggest unscented :)

lylahsmommy |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Ive alwayes used normal wipes in the beginning, but my second duaghter had sensitive skin so i got the huggies for sensitive skin. Im pretty sure it just depends on your baby, you'll be able to tell if it starts to irritate his or her skin, then just choose another kind.

momiof3 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I read this question and read almost all the answers before I gave birth in October. Honestly, it's not about the wipes. The one comment that truly stuck out for me in which I have followed since day 1 is...keep the baby's bottom dry. We all must be aware, even if this is our first child, changing a diaper will be constant in the first few months. Get the hang of changing the diaper every time the baby goes. I use sensitive wipes just to be on the safe side but I always dry off her bottom after I wipe, preferably inside of the diaper. The secret on top of that is adding A&D to the genital, anal, and bum area. It may sound contradicting to "keep the babies bottom dry" but it's there to prevent rashes or dryness. The nurses at my hospital showed me that, I have never stopped and I am going 8 months with my daughter RASH FREE. Hope this helps.

rllena |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We had great luck with Pampers Sensitive wipes combined with cloth diapers (specifically Kissaluvs size 0) - our babe's skin was VERY sensitive from day one, and these wipes were outstanding and did not bother her skin in the least. Wearing disposable diapers DID give her a rash, though, so wearing cloth early is important!

LinleyMama |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby always had a bad rash when I used baby wipes. I decided to use washcloth and I found that it worked out great! I also used A & D ointment which also helped to keep away diaper rash.

patrick267 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My little one's hind end looked so red that I just rinsed out the wipes with warm water and it worked great.

AmberD523 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Pampers makes a baby wipe esp for that! they use them at the hospital I delivered at! I never really had a problem before as long as I used unscented.I love the papmer sensitive wipes.

dejasblues |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My boy had terrible diaper rash when we took him home from the NICU and the doctor suggested using just water - we had about a million baby facecloths/washcloths (the thin square ones) so we would use those. We would run them under warm water, use them and then run them under water again to de-poop before putting them in the wash. They worked great and are significantly less expensive than wipes. When out and about, we would take travel case of wipes, but wherever possible run them under water first. If you don't notice irritation, here's a money-saver: full wipes are usually more than you need for newborn bottoms in the first month or two. Cut them in half with an electric knife or rip them when you pull them out. Saves a lot of money when you're changing diapers 10+ times a day!

jenniehodgson |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

unscented hipoallergenic wipes! work they work wonders.

dnd62010 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used Pampers Sensitive wipes. The nurse said we could use a soft wash cloth with warm water or the sensitive wipes. I prefer these because you don't have to keep washing all the yuck off wash cloths!

Kaitlyn_Prior |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

there is so much junk in commercial baby wipes..even the ones that claim to be "sensitive". Use "cloth wipes" or soft washcloths to wipe baby instead. Just soak the cloth wipe in warm water. Your baby will love it. :) If you absolutely have to use commercial wipes..Go for Cholrine free wipes :)

Blessed2ServeHim |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Being a new mom, I wasn't sure what was best, so I've used baby wipes, unscented/sensitive huggies, since the day I left the hospital. Kahlyn is now almost 2 months without one rash:-) I've just made sure to change her right when her diaper is wet or dirty; at least within 10 min unless she is sleeping. I think it's about being persistent and aware of when to change the diaper-the longer the acid sits on their little butt the more its going to irritate the skin.

LizT12 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/other.htm Two Sided wipes! My preemie is extra sensitive and these are amazing!! I just use hot water and vinegar solution and then squeeze them out and roll them up like a burrito and store in a big ziploc bag. He goes AWWWWWWWWW wit his mouth when I put them on him. And you only need one per time!! !

Megeshorty |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I think it depends on the baby. I was allergic to everything, but my baby handles any type of wipes just fine.

cbnsat |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I think it is ok to use wipes it helps take off all that yucky stuff without having to wash a towel :) I used for both my children Pampers Sensitive wipes it never caused a problem for me. Hope it helps.

jenniferbrandt14 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We were told to use warm water to wet soft paper towels for the first month.

jcwheele@yahoo.com |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My daughter was a preemie and we were in the NICU for 13 weeks. We have been using pre-packaged paper towels that we wet with warm water. This has prevented her bottom from breaking down, even with diaper rash cream. Figure out what works for you. When we leave the hospital in the next week I will try regular wipes and see how it goes.

miagardiner |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I work at Childrens Hospital and we recently did a study on wipes. We use the pampers sensitive, and they had no problems. I recommend using wipes, but check with the doctor, every baby is different.

GonnaBmom |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We've used Pampers Sensitive Wipes and Sensitive Swaddlers Diapers since we got home from the hospital and our son hasn't had a diaper rash yet. He's 4 1/2 months old now.

GLuv |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My daughter got a really bad diaper rash her first week and the doctor said it was the baby wipes. THey suggested we use warm water and toilet paper/soft paper towel for the first few months. As soon as we switched the rash cleared right up! (Plus toilet paper is a lot cheaper than baby wipes!)

LaurinaStapleton |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

as soon as we got home I started using pampers sensitive wipes and my LO had developed diaper rash immediatly. My twin boys had no reaction to them at all (they're 4 now) All babies are different. I use Viva paper towels, they are so soft. I also have a little spray bottle on the changing table to wet them if necessary. This works great.

Kajahren |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My son was in the nicu when he was in the hospital and they used wipes on him so I figure if they did it's ok on non-nicu babies. My son is 8 weeks old now and we've used a few different brands and none of them have given him any problem.

grinningcomb |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Unsented wipes!! I used it on my newborn and he did fine with them.

dham30 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used baby wipes at first t my daughter started to develop a rash, so now we just use baby washclothes and keep wet ones in a wipes warmer.

Blubberlove |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My daughter was born 15 weeks premature and while in the NICU for 6 months the hospital used Pampers Sensitve wipes. To this day she has never had diaper rash. Each baby is different, mine tolerated the wipes fine.

hadleysmom2010 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby is two months old now, and I have used seventh generation chlorine free wipes, in combination with California baby diaper wash to ease cleaning at each change- not one hint of a rash since. Using the diaper wash makes a big difference I think- and it also smells lightly refreshing.

Amberle1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

they had us use the cotton squares in the hospital, but that irritated our daughter's bottom. that was only time she ever had a diaper rash. we started using wipes as soon as we got home. once that first rash cleared up, we've never had a problem since. we just make sure her bottom air dries a little before we put on and seal the next diaper!

tight_tiffy |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My son was 2 months premature and in the NICU for 5 weeks. From day 1 they used regular unscented wipes on him.. so I don't see anything wrong with it.

rchenault1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I used the papers swaddler wipes, they seem to work just fine.  Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

nenanjit |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i think pampers soft care!!!!!are the best just not there DYPERS!!!

itzybaby1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I used the soft wipes from the hospital for as long as my supply lasted then switched to Viva paper towels moistened with warm water for for the first 6 weeks. I then switched to sensitive/hypo allergenic wipes for a bit but my son ended up getting diaper rash. I'm back to the Viva cloth-like paper towels for good! They work just as well and are much easier on baby's skin.

AllisonG2010 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I've used wipes for my daughter since day 1. She's 10 weeks old now and no problems so far. Just make sure they're alcohol free and let that little baby booty dry before putting the new diaper on. Use zinc oxide cream like desitin before bed to avoid potential diaper rash.

yourfavritweap0n |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use sensitive baby wipes, but we take them out of the package and rinse them out really well with water and put them back in the container. We haven't had a problem at all and our little one is 4 months old!

NicoleS777 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My first son had very sensitive skin, I even had to buy special baby wash for him to bathe him. But the unscented wipes were fine and I used them from day 1 with no problems.

1chrisjojo1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I had heard this too, however the hospital that my baby was born at used them right away and my baby never received a rash. I have been using Pampers sensitive wipes.

harmony190 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My pedi told us not to use wipes on newborn skin. We used to buy Viva paper towels and wet them with water and used those for the first 2-3 weeks. During this time, my LO always had the worst diaper rash! I was always using cream for it. Once I switched him to regular, unscented wipes, the rash went away! Now he can use scented or unscented and he is fine.

tallica55 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

u should use a wet washcloth and a dry one when changing a baby. its the only way i can keep my baby boy from breaking out

mommy101810 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

IAs an adult I have never been a fan of wipes. They burn your bottom sometime so imagine what it does to babies.There are some that don't but I won't take the chance. My midwife suggest just using wet washcloth also and cotton balls and q-tips for private area for a Girl baby.

yende78 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

use the unscented wipes for now, or warm water

twilliams0316 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have a two month old and she does fine with all kinds of wipes. I havn't had any problems with any wipe. I really don't think it matters what kind you use. Unless you notice some kind of reaction. If you do notice something just change it.

kkacz85 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My daughter was born at 36 weeks, and she developed a severe diaper rash at the NICU from the nurse's casually wiping her bottom with papertowels and water. I took her home with red and raw private and tush. I bought sensitive, unscented, and hypoallergenic wipes from both, Pampers and Huggies, and one small package was a generic ShopRite brand, and her rash disappeared. It is my belief that anything unscented and limited in chemicals is fine for a newborn, but all skin types are different. If my daughter had shown sensitivity, I would have stopped use. I do use a washcloth with warm water sometimes, because I haven't given her a bath yet. She is now a month old, and her diaper area is smooth, healthy, and not irritated. Parents have to play around with what works for their child. Had I followed the nurse's advice to not use wipes and only use cloths with towels, my daughter would still have a severely red diaper rash. Every child is different.

PrinDumas |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I use Pampers sensitive wipes. Theyve worked ggreat for my daughter. One time that we changed them she did get a rash so we changed back right away. There are also dry wipes that they used at the hospital that im sure you can find at the store that you wet when youre about to use them and thosse work great too.

lop3z03 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

They have sensative wipes too.

iloveu4ever |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

When my son was first born, we used Pampers Sensitive at the hospital and had no issues. When we got home, we used a thing of the Huggies thick wipes that my dad bought us so we'd have a reloadable plastic wipes container and had no issues with them either. To help keep his bum from keeping too wet, after every diaper change we let him air dry for a little bit and then I apply a puff of Johnson & Johnson's corn starch based baby powder and he has been rash free since birth.

LordValuemart |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have four words, damp Viva paper towels. They're just as soft as cloth and work awesomely. <3 I used to work at a daycare and two different children that had very sensitive skin used these instead of wipes.

MandyPandyBear |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We use the pampers sensitives on Jameson and we have never had an issue with any rashes yet.

brookemoulton |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I am bringing chlorine and scent free wipes and diapers to the hospital, because I read that chlorine has been linked to certain cancers. I am also bringing chlorine free pads for myself as well. It is funny that they don't use the safest and healthiest things for us in the hospital. When at home I am going to use warm water on wash clothes.

fairieskiss65 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

you won't know how your baby will react to wipes until you use them, if he/she doesn't get irritated then you should be fine with regular unscented baby wipes

majestiq1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

baby wipes are fine for newborns. I have five children. My youngest is 10 weeks old and I use baby wipes on him. As a matter of fact, he was premature and the nurses in the NICU used baby wipes as well.

Inky79 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We were going to use cotton balls for the first couple of weeks...until we had a diaper explosion upon returning home from the hospital! After that, we decided a wipe was necessary, but we used Pampers Sensitive wipes and have never had an issue. Let your baby be your guide!

allokar |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We have used baby wipes, from the first week, first huggies, & now, pampers, & have never had a problem. Never a rash or redness.

rssigrl |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My newborn uses pampers sensitive wipes and I put Desitin on his butt at night or after a big poopy (preventive care) and his bottom is just as smooth and cute as the day he was born :0)

Presmom14 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We made our own from viva paper towels and a solution made of almond oil and camomile tea.

cywangel@aol.com |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My cousin use the sensitive baby wipes for her newbown and its been working fine.

jayline2 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My cousin's baby is 2mo and he has always used baby wipes since day 1 and with fragrance and he has had no problems. I think it depends on the baby. I will use baby wipes with my baby.

YuselinMaikel |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I started using the Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive wipes from the moment we came home from the hospital. They're alcohol- and fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. No irritation on baby's bum at all. My husband, thinking he was helping out, went to BJ's and bought a case of their brand of wipes, scented, of course. Used about 10 of them and baby's bum was as red as could be. Those wipes were banished forever! Although the Pampers ones are 2x the cost of other wipes, I'll gladly pay because they're perfect - thick, strong, soft, and don't irritate.

jwitt411 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My hubby and I are using cloth diapers because we don't want to use anything synthetic or any chemical stuff on our baby, and at the store that we registered for all of our diaper needs they have CLOTH WIPES! They are organic cotton, bamboo or like a super soft fleece material and you just use a little warm water on them - then rinse them clean. Check it out @: www.cutiepoopsandbottoms.com :-) Good luck!

kristencs |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i got the wipes from wal mart the cheapest ones i could find called parents choice. all i did was take them apart in big sections and put them under running water and washed them out so all they had in them was water. then i put them in the wipe warmer (A MUST HAVE!!) and she was fine

melharley |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We heard the same thing about using pre-moistened wipes..that it will irritate baby's bottom and cause diaper rash. Both our cousins used plain old paper towels and warm water. However when we had our LO...at the hospital they used Pampers Sensitive wipes. We used the same wipes when we brought our newborn home and had no issues. Since then we've switched to Huggies Sensitive..I like them a lot better because they are thicker and come apart better than pampers. One bit of advice I have to prevent diaper rash is to make sure that babys bottom is completely dry before putting diaper back on and use a skin protector. Aquaphor is my favorite!!

KillerBride |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I've heard using olive oil after wiping is very soothing. My friend does that with her newborn and its been working.

ilariac |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

This is my 5th child and I use hypo allergenic no scent store brand wipes they have always been just fine for my kids. I have had friends who use the warm water and cotton squares or balls also and those also are good to use but me personally, I do use baby wipes.

LilliePad |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

IT DEPENDS ON YOUR BABY BECAUSE EVERYONE SKIN IS DIFFERENT AND ITS A LOT OF PRODUCTS TO CHOOSE FROM TODAY THAT'S MADE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN IN WIPES FORM.

LOU2JAZZ |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

yes baby wipes are safe i used sensitive / unscented wipes from pampers on my son when he was just born the first day actully when he had his first stool so a newborn would be fine if u stick to unscented and sensitive kind of baby wipes

num1momdwd4th |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

baby wipes is not good for newborn baby. my baby had a rash probelm after i used baby wipes to her. right now, i only used warm water and soft tissue when i changes diapers.

Rinnazheng |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I've never had a problem with my little one. I use the Huggies Natural Care, but there are also organic options out there that may suit yours much better.

dngribbins |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have used them since day one. My hospital supplied some that were scented and I kindly declined and chose to use unscented sensitive wipes by pampers for the first month. Now my girl is 14 weeks and I use all brands with out a problem!!

sjchaffin |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I am a RN in the NICU and we use baby wipes (pampers sensitive) on even the tiniest of babies without any issues.

2carly1 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Until seeing this I had never heard not to use wipes on newborns. I buy the huggies natural care and my boy has never had a problem, not one rash or even redness. I know that some people have more sensitive skin than others so it comes down to what your baby's body is telling you.

SNbaby11 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i have new born and i use wipes on him and in the hospital they used wipes too! if you want you can buy sensitive baby wipes

tjladybug |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

my doctors have said its fine to use wipes. with my first 2 children I was told not to use them but with my 3rd they tell me its fine. I've been using them and have had no problems (I use the sensitive wipes).

daisyc63 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Im a nurse in the NICU and we use baby wipes on babies born as young as 22 weeks gestational age. Some babies, no matter what age, have more sensitive skin than others just like adults sensitivity to certain products is more than others. Everyone is different, find what works for you. But I guarentee our neonatologists would not let us use them on our tiniest patients if there was any risk what so ever :)

TaylorLaurenSmith |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

It's fine some babies are born with super sensitive skin do what you think is best. As soon as my child was born we used pampers thick and there were no rashes,

sanobia1400 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have used huggies natural care wipes since my daughter was born and i put bourdeaux butt paste on her bottom before she goes to bed, in the mornings and after bm. we change her frequently and use pampers swaddlers diapers which seem to draw moisture away from her skin. she is 19 weeks old and hasnt had a diaper rash yet.

veronicmay21 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I used Huggies wipes from the beginning. I have not had any problems with rashes or irritability. Thank goodness <3

mrscheese15 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Ive had no problems, we even use wipes in the hospital (provided by the hospital)-- if you're worried, you could make your own baby wipes (with ur favorite baby soap and baby oil) but just make sure not to use wipes on their little faces, it could cause a rash.

Garynallie |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

When my older two were born the hospital had the gauze squares for me to use. This time and newest one is only 3 weeks today, they gave me a box of moist wipes, but upon reading, I realized it was ADULT WIPES!!! YUCK!!! So My sister brought up a box of Pampers Sensitive wipes and I loved them. No redness or rash at all. I had used Huggies with my older two ( now 9 & 7) but when I used Huggies this time around, my LO bottom started getting red and the Huggies wipes seems to be drier than the Pampers Sensitive. I also fell in love with TRIPLE PASTE, and I put it on after each diaper. Mainly as a precaution since it is the middle of the summer where I live and we are under a "heat dome" and have had almost 20+ days of 100+ degrees.

chemgirl57 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

With my first the nurses told me not to wipe when she peed, only when she pooped to minimize her chances of getting diaper rash. She's potty trained now and she didn't get diaper rash once! Best advice I ever received!

sharaea |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

just use baby sensitive baby wipes that are hypollergenic/unscented for 1st few months then u can switch to def reg wipes,thats what i did with my daughter and never had any probs

ruthie83 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I think that any wipes work well with newborns. My favorite though are Pampers sensitive wipes, they work wonderful in any situation :)

carla444 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used wipes from the very beginning and have never had any kind of problem, our daughter is now around 2.5 months old. We use Parents Choice (in a purple package with a snap lid on each) and they work very well, and they are cheap, 700 for around 12 dollars. Even when we were at the hospital they gave us wipes to use, I have never heard not to use them!

kellyrae22 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I like those gauze squares that the nuses at the nursey in the hospital use, ask for some when you leave. The wipes give babies sensitive skin a rash. :(

OBiLina007 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby is 6 weeks now, I'm using wipes for sensitive skin only when extremely necessary, I was using a brand that were supposed to be good for newborns and she got really irritated. Now I wash her bottom twice a day and use cotton make up remover squares). She's very happy and does not cry anymore when I change her

Margarita0214 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used Pampers Sensitive wipes pretty much from day one and never had any problems, but I think it's really something you have to try and see what works for your baby. More than anything I think you should avoid wipes with alcohol on them, it just dries and irritates baby's skin way too much

MamaNella |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Every newborn reacts different to everything, what worked best for us is using napkins but wet them in warm water before using. That way your baby doesn't get any irritation.

ANGUE |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I found no harm in using them. My bundle of joy came 5wks earlier and I interchanged the cotton balls and wipes to clean him.

MSDP7605 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I use pampers sensative wipes i get 765 or so of them for $18.16 at amazon if you subscribe and save you save 15% and if join amazon mom you save 15% as well. Also you get 2 day shipping when you purchase 25$ or more each purchase adds a month up to a year

cassiconcolino |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

we were using the Pampers sensitive wipes but they still caused a little bit of a rash. Our peditrician suggested the cotton make up removal ovals and water. Those worked wonders. Target sells a pack of 50 cotton ovals for like $2.50.

twistt478 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby was in the NICU for 11 days. They used Pampers wipes on her then and she did fine, even as a premie. I just kept using the same thing when we got home. I was ready in case that wouldn't work though...a book I read suggested cotton make up removing squares and the perineum squirt bottle they give you in the hospital. I thought that would work very well in the even that she reacted to the wipes.

maggie83may |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My son was in the nicu for 10 weeks and they used baby wipes on him

SushiLoveMe22 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

We used Huggies Pure with natural fibers with water. It's alcohol and perfume free.

Ehisena |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have been using huggies wipes since my son was born & he has no rash. He's 11 weeks

EskimoBrit |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Pamper's Sensitive wipes are the best! I couldn't & will not use any other wipes on my 5month old. I attempted to use regular huggies or pampers wipes & they rubbed his poor little butt raw & diaper rash ensued. I caught it before it became a problem. But I swear by the pamper's sensitive wipes. Yes they are a little more expensive but save you alot of money in diaper rash cream, doctors visits for irritated skin, and the heartache of your baby in pain.

jblondie813 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

They gave me pampers sensitive in the hospital and I have used them since day one. They are unsented and I can buy them in bulk at BJ's so that's what I use.

bigskymommy |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Well i have a three month old and i used wipes on him and he is fine,But i always use huggies or pampers.

happypregs84 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My hospital gave me Pamper's Sensitive Wipes.

jnhaebig |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

dont use scented ones. those give my baby a diaper rash. but other wipes are fine for his skin

aydensmommy1120 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Babys don't need fancy wipes anyway. Plain cotton re-useable wipes (you get them anywhere that cloth diapers are sold) work even better than disposable wipes and all you need is a little spray bottle with water. Soap isn't even necessary. It's way cheaper and you don't have to worry about chemicals when all you're using is water and cotton (especially if it's organic cotton!)

TheBrunernator |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby is only 2 weeks old, but I have used wipes since she was born. I used wipes they gave me at the hospital and right now I'm using pampers wipes (non-alcoholic) and although I have sensitive skin which I don't know if she inherited and the wipes are scented; we haven't experienced any rash or inconvenience to her.

MiizLove |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Our doctor never mentioned not to use wipes. However, we use a Huggies pure and naural diapers & Natural care wipes; they're hypoallergenic and we get fragrance free. We haven't had any problems with the wipes.

Lalena84 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I have triplets who were born premature and spent some time in the hospital before coming home. I had heard the same, don't use baby wipes for a while, but after seeing not only newborns but preemies getting the ole baby wipe treatment I decided it is all in the wipe and the baby. Just be careful about the wipe you use. Make sure it is for sensitive skin and no fragrances. With triplets stream lining everything in your daily routine is a must. I don't know about most of you but my changing station is in the nursery not the bathroom so I don't have a sink close by to wet a cloth. Having a pre moistened wipes at the ready for what ever my boys have in store for me is essential.

Shelley60 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i used baby wipes from the very first day and have never had any problems with them . i really liked pampers sensitve wipes they are really soft,light, and the aloe is great. every baby is different i would buy a small pack and try them before u buy the boxes of them.

zackling |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I think you'll be fine with most newborns but not all when using wipes. Just make sure that you get the unscented sensitive kind. And never get any wipes containing alcohol.

purplemonkeydishwasher |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby has been using unscented wipes since he was born with no problems. Look, I'm all for not doing anything to harm my baby, but some of the mommy's solutions listed above sound like they'd take more time than I have in MY day. Don't know about the rest of you! I have a hard enough time getting the laundry done and the kitchen cleaned, I just can't justify spending hours dealing with a wet wipe solution. Spray bottles? Washable cloths? I don't have a sink in my baby room (although what a great idea, if I were designing my own house) and I can't imagine washing hundreds of poo cloths every week. More power too you guys!

seaquestgal |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

i was told of such when i had my baby,but i have been using hypoallergenic wipes..no harsh chemicals!

marshapple22 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Pampers sensitive wipes have worked since day one with no problems we tried not using baby wipes and those broke out her butt.

kaileyanns mommy |

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i didnt have any problems, but i still dont use any kind of scented wipes.

heavencent0209 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

My baby's bottom broke out when we used regular Huggies wipes right after she was born so we switched to the sensitive skin wipes. I've used Pampers sensitive skin wipes and the comparable Walmart and Target brands and they're all great. The Target ones are cheapest and they work really well.

brittyrae |

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I use viva towels fo my infant

MzPuddles |

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SassySarah2001 |

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What about trying to make use of the toilet alcove? Is that a good idea or could you try something better? Waiting for your advice.

xxWandAxx |

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I love Tushies, good value for money. Nice and moist and does a fantastic job. Both Mum and bubsta love them.

PavanP |

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We used them on our newborn son and so far we had no issues. They clean perfectly and haven't affected our Alen's skin. Tushies baby wipes really saved our lives.

LindaSzetiz |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

In my opinion baby wipes are very essential things for babies because babies have to be cleaned again and again so instead of using other thing wipes is a good idea. kids clothes

harun55 |

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Depends on your baby's skin. I used wipes from day one with both my kids and never had any problems. My son NEVER had a diaper rash and my daughter has only had one once but because she was going too often. It didn't have anything to do with the wipes and went away on its own after a couple of days

grisselg |

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I have always used baby wipes and never had a problem. I am using the Pampers Sensitive Wipes More info: http://tinyurl.com/6ryo8yj

SineadDuggan |

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Always i wanted to give best for my baby, i was wondering for good baby wipes for my new born baby as his skin is sensitive. Once i saw advert of Tushies sensitive, I tried them. Really Fantastic!!! I'd hiighly recommend Tushies Sensitive for New born babies and babies with sensitive skin

PavanP |

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I'm a big believer in water and soap, so during the day I wash my baby at every change and keep her skin well moisturized and use pampers sensitive wipes only at night or when traveling during the day. My daughter is now 3 months and never had any rashes or skin problems.

evanspolk |

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I agree. Warm water with a drop of mild soap and wipe with gauzes or paper towels, then dry the bottom very well to avoid rashes.

laetana |

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Some new babies are ok with using regular wipes from birth, but most babies have sensitive skin so many doctors recommend using only cotton and water for the first month or so. You can either use cotton balls or cotton wipes on your baby's bottom. Usually the hospital will give you some, and you can often get them at your local baby store. When your baby is older, going with alcohol-free wipes is good if your baby's skin tends to be irritated. Some moms like to get natural baby wipes that are biodegradable, such as the Gaia Bamboo Wipes.

shopthehaven |

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wow, the volume of responses here is just astounding. I cloth diaper anyway and both of my kiddos have sensitive skin, so they do much better in cloth. We use cloth wipes too, just wet the wipes, put them in a wipes warmer and that's it. Pee and poo washes out of cloth diaper laundry the same way it does regular laundry when it gets pee and poop on it lol, we have some flannel squares that I sewed, some bamboo/hemp wipes that are marketed as cloth wipes, and just some baby washcloths that we use. They all get the pee and poop off very well. In the diaper bag, I just keep a small spray bottle with water and a couple drops of essential oil, and a ziplock bag for used wipes. Easy peasy.

SigningMom |

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The sensitive wipes have been working fine for me.

Dnittel |

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I had a really hard time batteling daiper rash right from the get. I immediatly switched to cloth diapers...love love love them! I skipped the wipes you buy in the store and started making my own solution. Little wash cloths are so cheap and I bought about 2 dozen. I put them in a container with a solution that is 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon all natural baby bath. Their butts smell great, their skin is smooth and I also air dry with a hair dryer on cool before I put any ointment on. Since changing to the diapers and homemade wipes I havent had diaper rash since. I dont want any chemicals on my baby and shame on the manufacturers for putting them in stuff that are designed for babies or us for that matter. There are a ton of different solutions you can make ...just google homemade baby wipes and the ideas are endless. Plus its a heck of a lot cheaper than buying wipes you throw away. I just wash and reuse.

heather1052 |

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I bought cloth wipes from "Tender Bottoms" on etsy and I'll never go back to disposies again!!! Best cloth wipes in the world and they get softer and softer every time they are washed. The owner even sends along a card that has 4 natural recipes for wipe solutions that you can either spray on for each use or fold them in a bin and pour the liquid on top. Plus if you use tea trea oil in your solution you'll never see a rash again!!!!

mommyjojo2 |

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Pampers sensitive all the way, also if you have a newborn or young baby check this company out for great products and ideas... we have and we love what they have to share at Citrus Lane! http://www.citruslane.com/invitedby/Audrey.Albinger

Pipsicle |

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Personally, with my two year old, I only use eco-friendly all natural 100% bamboo wipes from Bum Boosa. They are very gentle on the bottom, and are the best for the environment because other wipes are made with plastic!! check out www.bumboosa.com I order mine from them online

Mary Nelson777 |

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Hi, All natural (meaning made with 100% pure products) are generally the best! There are several on the market today, but the ones that I like best are Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby wipes. They use pure essential natural grade oils like lavender and orange to soothe the baby's bottom. I get mine online, but they are in many stores across the US. Good luck!

Mary Nelson777 |

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When I went to pre-register at the hospital they gave me a little tour of the birthing center and they talked about wipes. The nurse told me they recommend using 'bounty' paper towel soaked in warm water. Also one of my friends told me she used to homemade her wipes with the small sheets of 'bounty' soaked in water and little bit of baby oil to keep skin moist and soft.

jenkapek |

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A friend of mine recommended WaterWipes for my newborn for when I'm on the go. They don't irritiate my baby's skin, and they're the only thing I found that doesn't have a bunch of ingredients.

Jennifer Stuart |

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I used Pampers Sensitive wipes til my son was almost a month old, didn't bother his skin.

StacyMarie86 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

warm water and a baby wash cloth or unscented wipes and make sure you dry because that is what will promote the diaper rash and some Vaseline on the bottom and your good

LexiD1025 |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

baby wipe is okay i used the one that non sensitive wipe my daughter does not get rash

kayda808 |

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Use a square of micro fleece fabric (can wash and reuse) with warm water instead of wipes. I have also been told if you are going to use wipes use an organic brand like WOTNOT which are completely free of chemicals and other nasties that cause rashes and reactions.

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My baby got a rash even from the wipes they used at the hospital. When we got home we used VIVA papertowels and wet them with warm water. We finally got wipes that don't bother his bum. Papmers Sensitive wipes are the only ones! I just always make sure to put vaseline or diaper cream on his bum to help =-)

dbab9929 |

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the hypoalegenic, unscented 'natural' whipes gave my baby rash in less than a day. And it was bad, because we didn't know what was causing it, so we started changing the baby more often.. usignt he whipes every time. She was bleeding a little before we dfigured it out and switched to water. We eventually switched to pure drinking-aloe and mineral oil, which has healed her up after than the water ever did, using quilted cloth whipes. We started off with soft untextured paper towls and they worked, too. Do not try toilet paper. That did not work. That did not work at all.

erynnsilver |

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No one told me not to use wipes and my LO got an awful diaper rash. I would stick to wet squares.

picachew806 |

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I have to say that as a new mom to a newborn myself I only at the MOMENT USE THE COMANY CALLED HONEST They have great Wipes that are all natual. TRY TO USE things that are very Sensitive & as Organic & natural because All this chemical skin hurt the baby

EvieBrancoccio |

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Try making your own! Get a Tupperware, cut a paper towel in half, boil 1 1/2 c water, mix 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon castille oil (dr. bronners mild), and 2 drops essential oil with water, add paper towel and pull out brown part when the towels are soaked through. Cheap and easy!

alicek24 |

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I never heard this. My hospital gave us wipes from the beginning and we've been using them ever since with no problems....

Bride-hilda |

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make your own, it's super easy and way better for them. My recipe includes witch hazel (2 tbsp), castile soap (1.5 tsp) (lavender scented), water and a wee bit of vinegar

ladyfunk |

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Both my boys went straight from using a moist cotton wipe in the hospital at 3 days to the baby butt wipes.... niether of them have had a butt rash yet and my oldest will be 2 on the 4th and my yongest is 6wks so its just on how often u change and what u do when u change them

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We had read that hospitals use cotton gauze soaked in warm water, but that the vast majority of newborns are fine with pre-moistened wipes, so we brought a pack with us in our hospital bag. Turns out the hospital used wipes themselves from day 1. Use unscented, alcohol-free wipes, like Pampers Sensitive. They make cleaning meconium MUCH easier than using gauze or cotton balls. Whatever you use, make sure the baby's bottom and crotch are dry before putting the new diaper on. Wet bottoms will lead to a rash more quickly than anything.

Mark51610 |

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I used wipes. I wouldn't recommend using them around their eyes my baby's eye got really red when I did. Other than that never seen an issue with it.

AbiMarie |

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I use cloth wipes and a spray that's all natural made from essential oils. It's called Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion Spray. It's 7.95 for the spray and 14.25 for the concentrate. You mix the concentrate with witch hazel and put in a spray bottle and spray on wipe or baby. I got it from Green Mountain Diapers. They also have cloth wipes. I got twelve two sided wipes for 10.95. I got two packs so I have 24 wipes. I don't even use one of the packs yet. They have different kinds of wipes so you can choose what you like. I also use cloth diapers that are very inexpensive. They are only $5 a diaper and they have lots of designs to choose from. They are at sunbaby.com. I have 18 diapers from them. You can get 12 diapers with inserts for $66. I use them and love them. I got the diapers from sunbaby, but I got everything else green mountain diapers. A diaper bag to put the dirty diapers in and also a small wet bag to carry dirty diapers in your diaper bag when you're away from home. I save a lot of money from not buying diapers and wipes all the time. Plus it's good for my baby's skin. Hope this helps. 😄

Baby1075 |

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This is my fifth baby and I've always used plain water to clean them all except for this one (as I was very tired after this one) and the first four never had a diaper rash except when they were sick with diarrhea. So I used Huggies wipes with this baby and on day 3 he broke out in the worst diaper rash I'd ever seen. I immediately switched to my water routine (taking baby to the bathroom sink and rinsing their bum) and the rash disappeared in one day and never came back. In my opinion, keep wipes for outings and traveling and wash their privates in the sink with warm water. It's much cleaner and keeps the mom and baby happier and rash-free.

Ummito5 |

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Wipes are perfectly fine for a newborn. I didn't use anything else on my children when they were born. But to assist in protecting the skin better I would apply a small amount of Triple paste diaper cream and a bit of powder afterwards and never had an issue.

Anc83 |

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Pampers Sensitive skin wipes worked fine on our little ones.

kathyvela |

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The Derma H2O Water Wipes are a great choice, because they are made of water and the tiniest amount of grapefruit seed extract. No chemicals, all natural, and they work!

nikkibs |

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juegocom |

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No, in the hospital they used them. My daughter is 1month & she is having no issue whatsoever ^_^

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hockeymom27 |

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Baby wipes gave me a problem with all 3 of my children. After my oldest was born I started to use A cotton ball in Luke warm water. Worked just as well as any baby wipe you would have tried. All my children did and still have extremely sensitive skin. I did too I guess it's in our genes lol! Use some baby power after wiping down. {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red51\green51\blue51;\red255\green255\blue255;} \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\sl280\partightenfactor0 \f0\fs22 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\kerning0 \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2  Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker} {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red51\green51\blue51;\red255\green255\blue255;} \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\sl280\partightenfactor0 \f0\fs22 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\kerning0 \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2  Pregnancy Ticker}

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The pediatrician told me to use Viva paper towels since they are soft. Just moistened with water when I had to change my daughter and they were fine.

bmgbaby |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

I think it depends. I've heard even the most "sensitive" wipes irritating some babies' skin, but I never saw any irritation when I used them!

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I think most newborns are fine when using wipes. Just make sure that you get the unscented sensitive kind. And never get any wipes containing alcohol. Best, Penina Mezei

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I use pamper sensitive & it works awesome for my baby girl :)

nakeetacantu |

Q&A: Baby wipes okay for newborn?

Yes, the newborn skin is sensitive to baby wipes. You should avoid them. Several children have been diagnosed with an allergy to a certain preservative found in many brands of baby wipes.

ElizabethDa |

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We used warm washcloths in the hospital, so that's what we use at home. I just bought a bunch of baby washcloths on sale at Babies R Us and soak them in laundry soap until I do laundry. LO hasn't had one diaper rash yet. I will use baby wipes when away from home, but the washcloths are cheap, easy to use , and better for baby's bottom - save your money.

kimberlywooten |

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I used Bum Boosa baby wipes. They are made from bamboo and all natural. I've used them for my kids for a long time now and still use them even for myself. The are a great eco friendly solution to sensitive skin problems.

KRadzioch |

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I've used unscented, hypoallergenic wipes for sensitive skin since day 1 in the hospital. His bum has been fine! No rash, no issues. I think it's case-by-case but wipes are made for baby's sensitive skin so I think it's less likely these days.

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