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Just like you can choose cloth or disposable diapers, the same is true for wipes. Small washcloths or squares of flannel, dampened, can make excellent and reusable diaper wipes.
Baby wipes often contain formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, fragrance, parabens, phthalates, chlorine, allergenic phenoxethanol, and polysorbate-20 and PEG chemicals, which can release 1,4-dioxane. In addition, traces of allergenic hydroquinone may be present in baby wipes, as this chemical is used to produce tocopherol acetate, a common ingredient.
You can use waterproof bags to contain washcloths as you travel.
Choose unscented wipes that are also free of dyes. Several baby wipe brands now offer biodegradable wipes with safer plant-based ingredients and disclose all ingredients.