Can You Use Baby Wipes on a Baby’s Face?

Navigating the Safe Use of Baby Wipes on Facial Skin

by Coterie Team

This article does not provide medical advice. The information on site is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, your child’s pediatrician, or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding your or your child’s health.

As a parent, you want the best for your baby. This is why you always want to research any product you use on your baby. For instance, you need to know if the baby wipes you use are safe.

You can indeed wipe your baby’s face with baby wipes, provided they don’t contain any harsh chemicals, like alcohol or bleach. When you’re out shopping for your bundle of joy, always opt for gentle baby wipes.

What Type of Baby Wipes Can You Use on Your Baby’s Face?

Although it’s okay to wipe your baby’s face with a baby wipe, not all wipes are safe for this purpose. It’s important to know which ones are safe and which ones aren’t.


Generally speaking, we prefer to use hypoallergenic baby wipes on our children’s faces. Even with hypoallergenic baby wipes, you have to be careful when using them on a baby with sensitive skin or children that already have a skin condition, like a rash. Some hypoallergenic wipes may have ingredients that can cause irritation.


The best thing to do is to choose baby wipes with fewer ingredients, because they pose less risk. If possible, choose baby wipes with natural, gentle ingredients, because they’re safer for your baby.

At Coterie, we make baby wipes with plant-based ingredients that are not only safe for your baby but also friendly to the environment. Our baby wipes are made with 100% biodegradable fibers, so you know they’ll be gentle on your baby’s skin, and you can feel better about your environmental impact when you dispose of your baby wipes.

Instead of using harsh disinfectants like bleach and alcohol, we make our baby wipes with 99% purified water to help you easily clean up your baby and keep their skin moisturized.

Furthermore, we use safe preservatives to prolong the life of our baby wipes, allowing you to stock baby wipes for up to a year or more. If stored in a cool, dry place, Coterie baby wipes can last up to a year once opened, and longer if still sealed. We always recommend consulting the expiration date on the individual wipe packaging.

Look for Certifications

Another notable aspect about Coterie baby wipes is that they’re EWG verified. This means that The Wipe’s ingredients meet their strictest criteria for transparency and health.

The National Eczema Association has also approved our wipes as safe for use on newborn and eczema-prone skin and given us its seal of acceptance. Our baby wipes are FSC certified, and we’ve attained this certification by ensuring that our wipes are made of plant-based materials that are sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Peace of Mind

If you want baby wipes that you can use on your baby’s soft and vulnerable skin without complications, choose Coterie, and use The Wipe.