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Is it ok to use soapy water instead of wipes during changings?

9 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is in many ways better! if you use a moist wash cloth with, or without a mild unscented soap, you are avoiding exposure to harsher chemicals and perfumes in wipes.
Some of these chemicals irritate the babys skin and may cause diaper rash.

In brief: Yes

It is in many ways better! if you use a moist wash cloth with, or without a mild unscented soap, you are avoiding exposure to harsher chemicals and perfumes in wipes.
Some of these chemicals irritate the babys skin and may cause diaper rash.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sure! some parents prefer a mild soap and water- or even plain water- and a clean washcloth to clean the diaper area instead of wipes.
You can also try the "sensitive" wipes that are made for more sensitive skin in case your baby is breaking out into rashes from the wipes themselves. Also, if your baby has diaper rash due to diarrhea, it is a good idea to change the diapers more frequently.

In brief: Yes

Sure! some parents prefer a mild soap and water- or even plain water- and a clean washcloth to clean the diaper area instead of wipes.
You can also try the "sensitive" wipes that are made for more sensitive skin in case your baby is breaking out into rashes from the wipes themselves. Also, if your baby has diaper rash due to diarrhea, it is a good idea to change the diapers more frequently.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Definately, or even just a wet washcloth.
That's what our mothers used! wipes are convenient, but sometimes can worsen rashes.

In brief: Yes

Definately, or even just a wet washcloth.
That's what our mothers used! wipes are convenient, but sometimes can worsen rashes.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

In fact water works better than wipes in helping a bad diaper rash heal up.

In brief: Yes

In fact water works better than wipes in helping a bad diaper rash heal up.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Using soft, moist towels with a bit of "babywash" soap instead of using diaper wipes during diaper changes is ok to do.

In brief: Yes

Using soft, moist towels with a bit of "babywash" soap instead of using diaper wipes during diaper changes is ok to do.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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