Baby Wipes: Keeping Your Baby's Skin Clean and Healthy

Baby wipes have become an essential part of daily life for many families. As their use has expanded with time, Pampers Baby Wipes have continually improved to meet changing consumer needs, with notable advances in skin health features.

Gentle Care for Diapered Skin

The skin around a baby’s diaper area is regularly exposed to wetness, urine, and poop. This skin has more folds and creases than other areas, which can make it difficult to clean thoroughly. This is a major factor in why most babies experience at least one case of diaper rash.

Effective prevention and treatment of diaper rash requires frequent changings and cleansing to remove urine and fecal enzymes from the skin. At each changing, it's important to thoroughly clean the skin. Using gentle wipes like Pampers Baby Wipes can help make this job quick and easy. Application of creams and using superabsorbent disposable diapers like Pampers can also reduce the likelihood of diaper rash.

Why is gentle, effective cleansing important? Healthy baby skin has a natural pH balance. But mess from dirty diapers can increase the pH, which makes the skin more susceptible to irritants that can cause rash. Regularly cleaning the skin with Pampers Baby Wipes can remove these irritants and help restore the skin's natural, healthy pH balance.

Is Water Enough?

While water and washcloth are often seen as the gold standard for cleansing, water can't remove oily substances from the skin easily, and water alone doesn't provide pH-buffering action.

In fact, water can negatively impact skin physiology over time and does not provide an advantage over other cleansing methods such as use of baby wipes. In addition, if washcloths or sponges are used, they can create too much friction against a baby's skin, or can reintroduce skin contaminants if they are reused before washing.

For more about the causes and treatment of diaper rash, view A Quick Guide to Diaper Rash

Learn more about the most common baby rashes, and find out what you can do to treat them.