Do Baby Wipes Have Alcohol in Them?

Understanding What Goes into Baby Wipes

by Coterie Team

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Every parent wants to be sure that the baby wipes they buy will get the job done properly. A concern you may have when choosing wipes for your baby is whether they contain disinfectants like alcohol.

The answer is no–unlike household wipes, diaper wipes shouldn’t contain disinfectants like alcohol, bleach, or hydrogen peroxide. Because these wipes are meant to wipe your baby’s tender and sensitive skin, they shouldn’t contain any harsh chemicals.

Alcohol and other types of disinfectants are mainly designed for hard surfaces where they can kill germs without causing serious damage. Your baby’s skin is still developing, so it shouldn’t be exposed to harsh chemicals.

This is why you need to make sure that your favorite baby wipes are made of the right materials and ingredients. Look for wipes that are designed to be gentle on your baby–harsh disinfectants like alcohol can have potentially irritating effects on your baby’s skin.

What’s in Your Baby Wipes?

If your baby wipes don’t contain disinfectant, what do they contain? Baby wipes may not contain alcohol or any other disinfectant, but that doesn’t mean they won’t clean your baby’s skin. Coterie’s baby wipes are formulated using ingredients that are safe and gentle for your baby.

99% Purified Water

We make our baby wipes with 99% purified water so that they can easily and gently clean your little one’s skin. The water in our baby wipes is purified to ensure that it doesn’t contain any ingredients that can potentially irritate a baby’s tender skin.


Unlike many other brands of baby wipes on the market, Coterie wipes come with glycerin–a humectant that’s good at attracting and holding moisture.


Because baby wipes are moist, they need to contain preservatives to keep them usable for a long time. If stored in a cool, dry place, our baby wipes last up to a year once opened, and longer if still sealed. We always recommend consulting the expiration date on the individual wipe packaging.

Vitamin E

Another aspect of our baby wipes that often separates them from the competition is the fact that they contain vitamin E, which is a gentle skin conditioning ingredient.

The Best for Your Baby

If you want plant-based, hypoallergenic baby wipes that will keep your baby’s skin clean and feeling comfortable, choose The Wipe from Coterie! Our wipes are also eco-friendly and safe for any baby’s sensitive skin. Check out The Wipe today!