Baby Cotton Pads vs. Baby Wipes

Baby wipes have been the standard for changing diapers and cleaning up messes for years. But there’s a new kid on the block that may become your new favorite: baby cotton pads. 

What are baby cotton pads?

Cotton pads, also known as dry pads, are an eco-friendly and non-toxic baby wipe alternative.

These soft, hypoallergenic pads may come in a range of sizes that can be used for everything from cosmetics to first aid to diaper changes.

Larger cotton pads are ideal for diaper care. You can use them alone or with a cleansing cream to clean up your little one.

They’re disposable and biodegradable, making it easy to toss or compost the dirty stuff and get on with your day.


Baby Wipes vs. Cotton Pads

Baby Wipes

The clear pro of baby wipes is convenience. But beyond that, there are more pitfalls than wins.

Let’s start with the environmental perspective, which ultimately impacts our babies and future generations. Most wet wipes are made up of plastic fibers that can take hundreds of years to break down, if ever.

Plus, many contain harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin and cause diaper rash. Even organic water wipes have the potential to cause irritation and rashes.

When it comes to effective cleaning, it often takes more than a few wet wipes to clean up a poopy mess — and residues are still left behind. That means your little one’s skin gets more exposure to harsh chemicals and fragrances, and may become chafed from excessive wiping, or irritated from resides left behind.

Baby Cotton Pads

On the other hand, cotton pads give a more effective clean. Since they are dry, they can absorb more mess and clean up quicker.

And although they aren’t wet like baby wipes, a soft cotton pad won’t feel abrasive on their skin.

Baby cotton pads are also better for the environment. Unlike plastic baby wipes that end up in waterways and landfills, cotton pads made of pure cotton are biodegradable and compostable.

When made with organic cotton, disposable cotton pads have a lighter environmental footprint compared to conventional cotton and are by far the more sustainable choice compared to plastic wipes.

Given that dry cotton pads are disposable and can be taken on-the-go easily, you don’t have to sacrifice convenience if this is the right choice for your family.


What are the best baby cotton pads?

There are a few things to look for in a baby cotton pad. For one, they should be large enough to cover your hand for easy and sanitary clean-up.

Next, they should be free of chemicals that can irritate your baby’s skin.

Finally, they should be made of 100% cotton for minimal environmental impact.

Our disposable organic cotton pads are are compostable, biodegradable, and GOTS Certified Organic. The GOTS textile certification is internationally recognized as the highest standard for textiles.

They are also free of fungicides, pesticides, chlorine bleach, and lint, making them perfect for even the most sensitive baby skin. Plus, these baby cotton pads come in large and extra-large sizes to tackle any diaper change — even messy blowouts!

What’s the best way to use baby cotton pads?

If you’re new to the world of cotton pads for diaper changes, you’re not alone. Many parents become skeptical when try a diaper change method that doesn’t involve the standard wipes, lotions, and diaper rash creams.

However, using cotton pads is actually much simpler than the typical three-step process, especially with NOLEO® 3-in-1 cleansing cream!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Add a pump of NOLEO 3-in-1 to your soft, fluffy cotton pad.
  2. Wipe away! For bigger messes and diaper blowouts, you may need a few pads to get the job done.
  3. Once the diaper area is clean, you’re done! The area will be clean, moisturized, and protected against diaper rash. No other products needed.

There’s a new wipe in town

Baby cotton pads are a natural, gentler alternative to baby wipes. Not only are they less irritating on little ones’ sensitive skin, but they’re better for the environment, too!

NOLEO Organic Cotton Pads are made of 100% cotton and contain 0% of the bad stuff. Pair them with a pump of NOLEO 3-in-1 for quicker, easier, and gentler diaper changes that you and your little one will love!

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