5 Reasons Dry Wipes will be your new go-to
To celebrate the launch of tooshies Dry Wipes, discover their unique features, versatility, and eco-friendly benefits! Let’s explore what they are, how to use them, their suitability for sensitive skin, their environmental impact, and the best disposal practices.
1. What are Dry Wipes, and how do they differ from traditional baby wipes?
Think of a baby wipe that is simply dry. These wipes are free from any lotions or formulations making them gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.. We’ve taken our much-loved Aloe Vera & Chamomile wipes and our popular Water Wipes and removed all the moisture. The same thick, textured and biodegradable wipe.
In hospitals, we often overheard midwives suggesting that baby wipes were unnecessary and that all you need is cotton wool and warm water to clean a baby’s tooshie. We liked the simplicity of this but in practice needed a lot of cotton wool to do the job, and possibly gloves to keep mess off our hands! So it certainly wasn’t practical when you’re out and about.
Enter the Dry Wipe - all the benefits of a wet wipe kept as simple and clean as possible. Just add warm water, cold water or even sterilised water if preferred! And voila!
2. How do I use them?
There are so many ways to use Dry Wipes.
- In the nursery - keep a bowl handy to collect warm (or cold) water when it’s time for a change, then dip the dry wipe into the bowl as much or little as suits you. Try not to double dip and make sure to clean the bowl when you have a spare minute!
- Out and About - place the wipe under running water if you have access, otherwise use to pat dry if it’s only Number Ones.
- For solids - use a wipe completely dry to remove the excess waste. Then dip a wipe into water or under the tap for a final clean up.
- As a nappy liner - these can be placed inside a nappy - disposable or reusable - so the solids can easily be collected and disposed of during changing.
Dispose of wipes into the rubbish if there has been any contact with human waste. If not, these wipes can be composted at home or via council green bins. Never flush baby wipes.
3. My bub has sensitive skin, can I still use them?
Dry Wipes were made for sensitive skin! For a long time, baby wipes contained lots of paraben ingredients which should be avoided at all costs. At tooshies, none of our wipes include any alcohol, parabens, latex, phthalates, phenols or poly-plastic. All tooshies wipes and nappies are hypoallergenic for sensitive skin.
For the avoidance of any doubt, these dry wipes have nothing added whatsoever. They are simply a nice, thick, textured cloth made from plants!
4. Are Dry Wipes friendly to the planet?
Just like all tooshies wipes, our Dry Wipes are completely plastic free and biodegradable.
Unfortunately, historically many of the baby wipes on our supermarket shelves were made with polypropylene, a type of plastic that will never biodegrade, which means the overwhelming majority of the 2.5 million wipes sold in Australia ended up in landfill every year. Others also contain synthetic fragrances, parabens and other nasties that can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin.
This is definitely getting better with more options available that are plastic free, toxin free and even compostable, just like these Dry Wipes.
5. What is the best way to dispose of the wipes after use?
No Baby Wipe should ever be flushed down the toilet. Always place used wipes in a rubbish bin after use during a nappy change or after any contact with human waste.
Of course, wipes are super versatile so if they’ve been used to clean up spills or wipe messy faces and hands, these can be placed in the compost. You can compost them at home or use your council green bin. Always check with your local council for their compost guidelines.
These Dry Wipes are a 100% biodegradable cloth which has been independently tested to compost back into the earth within as little as 60 days according to ASTM D5338 and OECD 311 standards.