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Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes).
One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning.

In brief: Yes
Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes).
One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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2 doctors agree
In brief: No
They are ok for trips, but with sustained use they are more irritating than moistened paper towels or cloths, even if marketed as "sensitive" or "hypoallergenic".
I've cured a number of "diaper rashes from hell" just by stopping premoistened wipes.

In brief: No
They are ok for trips, but with sustained use they are more irritating than moistened paper towels or cloths, even if marketed as "sensitive" or "hypoallergenic".
I've cured a number of "diaper rashes from hell" just by stopping premoistened wipes.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Salil Gupta
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most of the brands are tested for the strength of chemicals used in them and are ok to be used for newborn baby.

In brief: Yes
Most of the brands are tested for the strength of chemicals used in them and are ok to be used for newborn baby.
Dr. Salil Gupta
Dr. Salil Gupta
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Most wipes contain chemicals that can absorb into your baby´s skin and cause rashes and allergic reactions.
There are some that heve less abrassive chemicals than others. As a rule, wiping your baby with water and a bit of non scented soap will work wonders and maybe use the wipes when you go out.

In brief: No
Most wipes contain chemicals that can absorb into your baby´s skin and cause rashes and allergic reactions.
There are some that heve less abrassive chemicals than others. As a rule, wiping your baby with water and a bit of non scented soap will work wonders and maybe use the wipes when you go out.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, it really is.
I think reactions to these are very, very rare-- and the baby wipes really are the most convenient way to keep things clean. You'll find a zillion uses for them other than baby's bottom, btw-- they clean tables and spills and dashboards and counters and are good for wiping hands after being outside or eating ice cream!

In brief: Yes
Yes, it really is.
I think reactions to these are very, very rare-- and the baby wipes really are the most convenient way to keep things clean. You'll find a zillion uses for them other than baby's bottom, btw-- they clean tables and spills and dashboards and counters and are good for wiping hands after being outside or eating ice cream!
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Yes
Baby wipes are a convenient way to clean your infant's diaper area.
They work well but contain a lot of chemicals.If your baby develops rashes from the wipes you may need to switch to warm water, mild soap and a cloth or moistened paper towel.

In brief: Yes
Baby wipes are a convenient way to clean your infant's diaper area.
They work well but contain a lot of chemicals.If your baby develops rashes from the wipes you may need to switch to warm water, mild soap and a cloth or moistened paper towel.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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