Which Baby Wipes Are The Thickest? (We Compare 12 Brands)

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Ask any new parent and they’ll tell you that babies go through a ton of baby wipes. Most families try several brands and types before they find one that works the best for them. Some choose the most gentle and natural wipe they can find; others look for the best value, and many prefer a thicker wipe over a thin one. If that’s you, how do you find which baby wipes are the thickest?

Many parents prefer thicker baby wipes because they offer a better diaper-changing experience or because thicker (often larger) wipes mean you need fewer of them overall. We compared 12 popular brands of baby wipes and found that Huggies Natural Care, The Honest Co., and Kirkland Signature are the best choices if you’re looking for a thicker wipe.

Keep reading to find out which baby wipes made the cut and which best belong at the bottom of the trash bin.

Are some baby wipes thicker than others?

Not all baby wipes are created equal. Some brands and product lines are in fact thicker than others and use different types of materials.

Many parents swear that there really is a difference between cheap wipes and premium wipes made with better and thicker materials. Thicker wipes can make the job that much easier and can even save money in the long run if you are using fewer wipes. If a wipe rips right away and has the feel of wet paper, it’s not going to be able to get the job done as well as a softer more cloth-like wipe. Some baby wipes even include textured printing to help wipe up messes more efficiently.

There can also be a difference in the size of the baby wipes as well as the ingredients used to create the wipes. It is important to find a brand that doesn’t irritate your baby’s delicate skin, gets the job done on the first wipe, is large enough to be effective, and doesn’t break the bank.

Benefits of a thicker baby wipe

No one wants to end up with baby poop on their hands due to a thin, cheap wipe. You need a wipe that can handle daily diaper changes, baby spit-up on your clothes, poop explosions, nighttime accidents, and more. Overall, thicker baby wipes are going to be a better choice.

The benefits of a thicker baby wipe include:

  •   Better durability; less likely to rip or tear
  •   Takes fewer wipes to get the job done
  •   Less chance of getting a mess on your hands
  •   Can hold more moisture
  •   Cleans better
  •   Better value
  •   Softer on your baby’s bottom

Which baby wipes are thickest?

To answer the question of which baby wipes are the best and the thickest, it can take a ton of trial and error, or you can look at the reviews of parents who have gone before you.

We’ve researched some of the most popular baby wipe brands and summarized their thickness rating as well as their best features.

Thickness of Popular Baby Wipes

Brand NameThickness RatingSpecial Notes
Babyganics3Hypoallergenic,
Unscented,
Safe for sensitive skin,
Uses plant-derived ingredients
Hello Bello4Hypoallergenic,
Fragrance free,
Biodegradable,
Plant based
The Honest Co.5Plant based,
Over 99% water,
Extra large,
Embossed
Huggies Natural Care5Safe for sensitive skin,
Fragrance free,
Plant based,
99% water,
Great value
Huggies Simply Clean4Fragrance free,
texture,
hypoallergenic
Kirkland Signature
(Costco)
4.5Hypoallergenic,
Infused with aloe & chamomile,
Extra large,
Fragrance free
Mama Bear
(Amazon)
3.5Hypoallergenic,
99% water and plant-based ingredients,
Great for eczema and sensitive skin
Pampers Aqua Pure4Hypoallergenic,
Unscented,
99% water,
Great for sensitive skin,
Soft and plush
Pampers Sensitive4Good value,
Safe for sensitive skin,
Fragrance free,
Good durability
Seventh Generation4Embossed,
Safe for sensitive skin,
No fragrances,
Hypoallergenic,
Strong and durable
Up & Up
(Target)
499% water,
Hypoallergenic,
No synthetic fragrance,
Textured,
Certified Target Clean
WaterWipes3.5Fragrance free,
99.9% water with a drop of fruit extract,
Good durability

Our top 3 contenders for the thickest baby wipe are covered in more detail below.

Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes

Formerly known as the Huggies One & Done, the Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes are definitely some of the strongest on the market.

They are hypoallergenic and tested by dermatologists as well as pH balanced. The signature Huggies TripleClean Layers provide the thickness and strength for these popular wipes.

Huggies Natural Care Wipes come in 2 varieties. Natural Care Sensitive Wipes are safe for sensitive skin and fragrance-free. Natural Care Refreshing Wipes are infused with cucumber and green – this is meant to be a refreshing scent and does not mean the wipe is intended to be more soothing.

These wipes come in flip-top packs, nursery tubs & refill packs. The value is decent at just .03 cents per wipe and they are readily available at most retailers including Target, Walmart, and Amazon.

Ingredients:

  •   Water
  •   Butoxy PEG-4 PG-Amodimethicone
  •   Caprylyl Glycol
  •   Coco-Betaine
  •   Sodium Benzoate
  •   Polysorbate 20
  •   Tocopheryl Acetate
  •   Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
  •   Sodium Citrate
  •   Malic Acid

The Honest Company Baby Wipes

Like their famous diapers, The Honest Company wipes come in adorable brightly printed packaging and the wipes themselves have a soft and luxurious feel to them.

Reviewers compared the thickness, strength, and texture of these wipes to Lysol cleaning wipes. In addition to being durable and thick, these wipes are also larger than most other brands of wipes. They are fragrance-free and great for kids with sensitive skin or eczema.

Coming in at .06 cents per wipe, Honest Company wipes are more expensive than other brands, but you do get what you pay for. The Honest Company baby wipes can be found on Amazon as well as other retailers like Target and Whole Foods.

Ingredients:

  •   Water (Aqua)
  •   Glycerin
  •   Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
  •   Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
  •   Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
  •   Punica Granatum Juice Extract
  •   Decyl Glucoside
  •   Citric Acid
  •   Caprylyl Glycol
  •   Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
  •   Ethylhexylglycerin
  •   Sodium Benzoate

Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes

Coming in a close 3rd are Costco’s Kirkland Signature baby wipes, which reviewers frequently found to be the thickest of the brands they had tried.

Kirkland Signature wipes are a favorite of many parents due to their softness, strength, durability, and perfect moisture level. Despite being a store brand, they are surprisingly non-toxic and environmentally friendly, made with 99% naturally derived ingredients and no fragrances, chlorine, alcohol, dyes, parabens, or phthalates.

Kirkland Signature is the store brand for Costco, which means you can also rest assured you are getting a good value. The price per wipe for these wipes in bulk comes to just .02 cents per wipe. (They can also be found on Amazon for slightly more for non-Costco members.)

Ingredients:

  •   Purified Water
  •   Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
  •   Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
  •   Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
  •   Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
  •   Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
  •   Decyl Glucoside
  •   Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate
  •   Citric Acid
  •   Sodium Citrate
  •   Sodium Bicarbonate
  •   Glycerin Phenoxyethanol
  •   Sodium Benzoate

Final Thoughts

Whether you prefer the soft and plush texture of a thicker wipe or like how a more durable wipe saves you money, there are many reasons to make your baby wipe selection based on thickness.

Remember that natural brands with plant-based ingredients are the safest choice for babies, although even mainstream brands are today getting on the bandwagon to create a safer product.

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