What Are Baby Wipes Made Of?

The Composition and Environmental Impact of Baby Wipes

by Coterie Team

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Baby wipes are among the essential items you’ll need to take care of your newborn baby. You’ll use them to wipe your baby’s bum, thighs, and hands when changing their diaper. When you’re choosing your baby wipes, one of the first considerations is what they’re made of.

Aside from keeping your baby safe, you also need to know that the baby wipes you buy won’t destroy the environment. While many baby wipe manufacturers are moving away from materials that endanger the environment, some are still using them as a cost-cutting measure.

The Main Ingredients of a Baby Wipe


Various baby wipe brands use a wide range of materials for their products, but the main categories of materials used to make high-quality baby wipes today include plant-based, woven, and non-woven fibers.

The most common plant-based material used to make baby wipes is bamboo. At Coterie, our baby wipes are made using 100% plant-based, biodegradable fibers, including VEOCEL Lyocell (cellulosic fabric derived from renewable wood sources)

This fiber is wood-based, derived from renewable wood sources through a pulping process. Because VEOCEL Lyocell fiber is a certified compostable and biodegradable material, it makes Coterie’s The Wipe one of the top choices that’s gentle on your baby and the planet.

Our baby wipes are also EWG Certified. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for sustainable and environmentally friendly processes in different industries, including manufacturing and agriculture. The association tests consumer products for toxic chemicals that could potentially harm consumers and the environment, meaning that the products it certifies have met the strictest EWG standards for the health and safety of consumers.

Cleaning Solution

Many parents want to know if baby wipes can kill germs, but the truth is that baby wipes don’t kill germs as they don’t have antiseptic properties like household wipes.

Most disinfecting properties, including sodium and alcohol, are quite strong and might cause skin irritation when applied to a baby’s delicate skin. So, look for baby wipes that don’t have alcohol in them.

If you rinse a high-quality baby wipe, it will produce a clear liquid solution. This solution is often just water that keeps the wipes wet so that they can clean your baby’s skin easily.

Coterie baby wipes contain 99% purified water that easily removes dirt from your baby’s skin. Just a few Coterie wipes are usually enough to leave your baby perfectly clean.


Because baby wipes contain water, they need to be properly preserved to prevent mold and bacteria. These preservatives help keep wipes safe for a long time so that you’re able to use every single wipe in each packet. When choosing wipes for your baby, make sure that the preservatives used are hypoallergenic, especially if your baby has sensitive skin.

Coterie baby wipes contain mild, food-grade preservatives that are safe for different types of skin. They also contain vitamin E and glycerin to keep your baby’s sensitive skin feeling hydrated.

Choose High-Quality Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are a key tool in parenting. That’s why Coterie’s The Wipe is gentle on sensitive skin and free from more than 200 chemicals found in other baby products, including phthalates and parabens. Try The Wipe today and see the difference for yourself!