I’ve changed a lot of diapers folks. I’d probably done almost 2,000 diaper changes even before I had children of my own. That’s some pretty good diaper changing experience, I’d say.
Though I can’t say it was my mad diaper changing skillz that made my husband fall in love with me, he certainly was impressed that I could change the messiest of diapers using just one baby wipe. I’ve seen parents go through as many as 4 wipes for one diaper change, and I’m here to say that that kind of wastefulness is simply not necessary.
The secret to the 1-wiper diaper is two-fold. You’ve got to know how to fold the wipe just right so you’ve always got a clean side to swipe with. And secondly, you’ve need a quality wipe. There is a certain popular brand, I won’t mention by name that fails the 1-wiper diaper challenge every time. They simply aren’t thick enough to do the job with just one wipe.
A great baby wipe must have 4 key elements:
- Generous size
- Moderately thick
- Slightly textured
- Gentle feel
You all know our family is trying to scale back the amount of chemicals and harmful additives we bring into our household. We even consider health and environment when choosing the wipes we use for our baby.
Seventh Generation’s new and improved Free & Clear Baby Wipes combine gentle, cloth-like performance with the thickness you need to wipe away little (and big) messes. In their redesigned wipes they have reduced plastic use by 70% through the use of plant materials. The new larger size helps reduce waste as one wipe now does the work of two or three. As always, Seventh Generation baby wipes are free of alcohol, dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens and phthalates.
Seventh Generation sent me some of their new and improved baby wipes to try. I hadn’t ever tried their previous version so I can’t tell you my opinion of the differences there. I can tell you, though that these stand up against the most popular brand name baby wipes out there. In fact, as far as thickness and strength go, these are the strongest and thickest baby wipes I’ve ever used. This makes them not only great for baby’s diaper changes, but also for the bigger kids to use on spills, messes, and general use.
I’ve heard some people say these new and improved wipes are too rough. I didn’t think they were rough at all, but then I’m used to using cloth wipes which I’m sure many disposable wipe users would consider rough. My baby hasn’t expressed any sort of discomfort (in fact, he rather likes diaper changes) so I’m guessing he doesn’t mind that they aren’t quite as soft as flimsier wipes.
I’m so glad to add another quality product from Seventh Generation to our household!
Here are a few more facts about Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Wipes
• Available Packaging:
− 64 ct. flip-top
− 128 ct. value pack (2 refill packs with
− 256 ct. value pack (4 refill packs with
• Significant environmental savings
• Free of fragrances and dyes
• Free of parabens and phthalates
• Suggested retail price for 64 ct. is $2.99
Seventh Generation baby wipes are available at Target, Whole Foods, and Diapers.com.
Seventh Generation is giving 1 Box of their new and improved Free and Clear Baby Wipes to one lucky Oh So Savvy Mom reader!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood and Seventh Generation. I received compensation and baby wipe samples at no cost. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.