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A Review On: Elements Naturals 100% Natural & Renewable Baby Wipes - 80 ct

Elements Naturals 100% Natural & Renewable Baby Wipes - 80 ct

Rated # 2 in Baby Wipes
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Pros: Thick, natural, biodegrades

Cons: Not as soft as traditional wipes - not terrible though, cost more

The biggest downside of Elements Naturals baby wipes is probably price. These wipes are about $6 a pack (80 count), while others cost much less. Even if you go bulk, these will cost you more. Also, you can't compost them at home. You'll have to locate an industrial compost site; if there's not one near you, the upside is that even in the trash these won't leach harmful chemicals into the soil.

That said, not all the wipes on the market biodegrade so that's in their favor. Some other eco-perks of these wipes...
  • Made with Ingeo fibers, the world's first man-made fiber made from 100% annually renewable resources. Wipes are free of harsh synthetic chemicals and preservatives.
  • Wipe solution contains only plant-based ingredients derived from organic and natural resources.
  • Company does not test on animals.
  • 1% percent of the company’s proceeds are donated to “1% For The Planet.”
  • Packaging uses 60% less plastic than the usual tub - but is not recyclable, still it's good they're manufactured better.
  • Fragrance Free
  • Chlorine Free

Other perks...

These wipes are big - bigger than most and super strong. They don't rip or shred like other wipes I've used, and are large enough to go a long way even when faced with a really messy baby bum. The packaging worked well - for example, the soft pack has a refastening area, to keep wipes moist, and it worked well the whole time.

One downside is that they're not super soft, but that's sort of a matter of choice. I'd use them on my own baby's skin and feel fine about it. Some people think wipes should be extra soft, but I don't think it's a necessity. These will work fine for most babies.

I'd recommend these based on their eco-perks, although I wish the packaging was recyclable and I think they're a little costly. BUT you have to weigh the costs with what you want near your baby's skin. You can get cheaper wipes, but they'll most likely contain chemicals AND they won't biodegrade. You need to consider how all those wipes in the landfill affect your child's life too.

What I'd do is use reusable washcloths at home and take these when I was out on the go. That's actually the most eco-friendly solution when it comes to wipes, other than using cloth all the time, which I tried but it was a huge hassle - dragging around baggies for them and such.


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