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Old 06-09-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Is there actually a difference between wet wipes and baby wipes?

Can/Should I use Wet Ones wipes as baby wipes to clean up after our baby?

Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hands and Face Wipes Fresh Scent or Citrus Scent
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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The FAQ on that site says they are for cleaning hands, not personal hygiene. I wouldn't.

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Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes are not flushable and should be disposed in regular trash can. They are designed for cleansing hands, not for personal hygiene.
Consider using Wet Ones Fresh 'n Flush® Personal Hygiene Wipes for personal hygiene use. They are flushable and have a gentle formula that is designed for this use.
I think baby wipes are cheaper than "personal hygiene" wipes. Walmart and Target have pretty good prices.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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The FAQ on that site says they are for cleaning hands, not personal hygiene. I wouldn't.



I think baby wipes are cheaper than "personal hygiene" wipes. Walmart and Target have pretty good prices.
Thanks! Didn't see the FAQ section. Much appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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I'm looking at a container for Wet Wipes Sensitive Skin (light green container Extra Gentle).

"Pediatrician tested and clinically proven to be safe for babies, hypoallergenic, non-drying and non-irritating, these wipes are gentle enough for even sensitive skin." It does say "Hands and Face Wipes".

So take from that what you will. I have very sensitive skin (obviously adult) and I have used these for years with no problems. I keep them in the kitchen, bath and car.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Does it give the active ingredient and concentration, Dew? We could compare it to what's in diaper wipes.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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My mom is a big wipes fan and as far as I can tell the only real difference between them is whether or not they are flushable. They all contain the same active ingredients and have different additives like Aloe depending on the brand. Baby wipes are just universally called baby wipes, while the adult ones are divided into hand/face or general cleaning, which are non-flushable and bathroom ones that are flushable.

If anything it looks more like market speak than anything else.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Cool All wipes are not the same.

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Is there actually a difference between wet wipes and baby wipes?

Can/Should I use Wet Ones wipes as baby wipes to clean up after our baby?

Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hands and Face Wipes Fresh Scent or Citrus Scent
I definitely wouldn't use the antibacterial hand and face wipes on babies' sensitive bottoms.
If there is citric acid or alcohol in them, that could be very irritating.
Most baby wipes have a skin conditioning agent to soothe and protect baby's delicate (diaper area) skin.
Many also have a patterned texture on them which helps to clean the pooh off.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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Does it give the active ingredient and concentration, Dew? We could compare it to what's in diaper wipes.
The Sensitive Skin Wet Ones are fragrance and alcohol free with a "non sticky" formula. "Clinically Proven Safe for Baby". They are flushable.

I just called the 866 customer service number. The rep told me they are safe to use on baby's bottoms for clean-ups.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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You're so helpful.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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You're so helpful.
If we can help our Mattie find a dress, we can all pitch in to help fight diaper rash!
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