Waterwipes Review

Okay parents, I want you to read this post. Please.

This is not just another review post in which I brag about the free products I received and you skip down to the bottom to enter the giveaway. I am passionate about this product because I think children’s health is important, and I hope you do too.

For most parents baby wipes are a necessity. They are convenient, portable and hugely versatile. But when was the last time you flipped the packet over and looked at the list of ingredients we are rubbing on our child’s skin multiple times a day? 

Many brands market their wipes as ‘sensitive’, ‘soft’ and ‘pure’ and we believe them. We trust their advertisement because we are busy, sleep deprived and we have toddlers hanging off various limbs while shopping. However, if you look a little closer at the ingredients you might find some decidedly ‘impure’ chemicals such as Potassium Laureth Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, and Methylparaben to name a few.  Many of the chemicals used in these wipes are known skin irritants and have been linked to cancer and other illnesses. (I would really recommend reading this for more information).

I have always been very intentional about avoiding chemicals when choosing products for our daughter Ivy and baby wipes were no different. Therefore, I was really happy to discover Waterwipes just before Ivy was born. They are the only wipes that contain no harsh chemicals – just 99.9% purified water and 0.01% fruit extract . They are as pure as water and cotton wool while still being as convenient and portable as any other wipe brand. 

I have been using Waterwipes for eighteen months and I would highly recommend them. The wipes are thicker than others I have come across and are very soft but do not tear when you try to get them out of the pack in a rush. They do not dry out in the pack, but stay moist and effective. My only complaint would be that it’s sometimes hard to get a single wipe out at the start or end of the pack – you’re likely to get a wodge of two or three if you’re in a hurry.

Waterwipes are more expensive than many of the big name brands (one or two pence per wipe) and they are not so readily available in shops (I buy mine from Amazon) which does work against them, but for me the peace of mind of knowing I am buying a chemical free product for my daughter is worth a few extra pounds each month. 
On the few occasions I have used conventional baby wipes I have noticed that Ivy’s skin was red and she would sometimes get nappy rash, whereas she rarely gets it when using Waterwipes. We don’t yet know the true effect of ongoing use of chemicals on our bodies and I’ve heard horror stories of bad skin reactions to some wipes. For me it just seems obvious to avoid it chemicals if we can, and especially for my child. 

Giveaway  --- {this giveaway has now closed}---

Just in case you’re still not won over Waterwipes are offering the chance for one reader to try out their products for free by giving away a three months supply of wipes (12 packs)!

To be in with a chance of winning answer this simple multiple-choice question in the Rafflecopter form below. The answer can be found on the Waterwipes website

‘Newborn babies have skin which is how many times thinner than adults?’
a) two b) five c) seven

- Extra entries can be gained by following the instruction on the Rafflecopter form.
- Competition open to UK residents only
- Winners will be chosen on Monday 10th March  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

* I received a free sample of Waterwipes for the purposes of this review but the opinions are 100% my own 

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