Baby Wipes Frequently Asked Questions
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- What are Huggies Baby Wipes made from?
- What is the difference between the lightly fragranced and fragrance free Huggies Baby Wipes?
- Do Huggies Baby Wipes contain soap?
- If there is no soap in the product, how does it clean?
- Will Huggies Baby Wipes irritate sensitive skin?
- What are the skin care ingredients in Huggies Baby Wipes?
- Is there alcohol in the Huggies Baby Wipes?
- How long is the shelf life of Huggies Baby Wipes?
- Can a Baby Wipe be re-used?
- Can the product be used from head to toe?
- If a baby puts a Huggies Baby Wipe in their mouth, is it safe?
- Can Huggies Baby Wipes be flushed down the toilet?
- Are Huggies Baby Wipes biodegradable?
- Is Huggies Baby Wipes packaging recyclable?
- Do Huggies Baby Wipes contain preservatives and are they safe for baby?
- Do I have to use Pop-Up refill packs in Huggies Pop-Up tub?
- Can I use Pop-Up wipes in my travel pack?
- What is the Australian College of Midwives endorsement and what does it mean for my baby/this product?
- I have seen different looking Huggies Baby Wipes, are they genuine?
- How do I know if the Huggies Baby Wipes I am purchasing have been produced for the Australian market?
Q. What are Huggies Baby Wipes made from?
A. A stretchy non-woven fabric called Coform.
Coform is made by combining microscopic and continuous plastic fibres with wood pulp (cellulose) fibres that provide gentle care to baby’s skin.
Q. What is the difference between the lightly fragranced and fragrance free Huggies Baby Wipes?
A. All Huggies Baby Wipes are alcohol and soap free. We have developed two different varieties of wipes so that all skin types can enjoy the gentle, complete clean of Huggies Baby Wipes.
Huggies Fragrance Free Baby Wipes have been developed without fragrance for even the most delicate skin. They are safe and gentle for newborns and sensitive skin and provide a mild and gentle clean.
Lightly fragranced wipes are available in Shea Butter or Cucumber & Aloe, which provide a light scent and a refreshing change.
Q. Do Huggies Baby Wipes contain soap?
A. No, Huggies Baby Wipes do not contain soap.
Q. If there is no soap in the product, how does it clean?
A. Soap is processed animal fat and can dry out skin.
Huggies Baby Wipes contain mild cleansers and are perfectly safe for wiping little hands and faces. Although they contain some synthetic cleansing agents, all Huggies Baby Wipes are still very gentle and should not cause any problems even for babies with sensitive skin.
Q. Will Huggies Baby Wipes irritate sensitive skin?
A. Huggies Baby Wipes are designed to gently clean your baby’s skin.
The texture of our wipes is very soft and they contain all natural ingredients, such as Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, to calm, moisturise and protect.
Huggies Fragrance Free Baby Wipes are safe for newborn and sensitive skin. The lotion used in the wipes is free from alcohol of any kind so it soothes and moisturises your baby’s skin. The gentlest ingredients ensure a soft and caring clean every time making the wipes perfect for delicate skin, even when it’s sensitive to irritation.
Q. What are the skin care ingredients in Huggies Baby Wipes?
A. Huggies Baby Wipes contain Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.
Vitamin E is a natural skin conditioner that helps keep skin naturally healthy. It’s found in a number of popular baby care and skin products. Aloe Vera comes from Aloe Vera plants and is a natural botanical ingredient. It is gentle and soothing to the skin.
Q. Is there alcohol in the Huggies Baby Wipes?
Huggies Baby Wipes contain no alcohol or irritating additives. Our wipes are designed to be caring and gentle.
Q. How long is the shelf life of Huggies Baby Wipes?
A. All unopened Huggies Baby Wipes have a shelf life of two years.
Once opened they will remain fresh for up to a year, provided the tub or pack is sealed properly between uses and is kept out of direct sunlight and away from a lot of heat. All Huggies Baby Wipes are best stored at room temperature.
Q. Can a Baby Wipe be re-used?
It is recommended that each Huggies Baby Wipe be used for one clean only, and then disposed of in a waste container.
Q. Can the product be used from head to toe?
A. Yes, Huggies Baby Wipes contain all natural and gentle ingredients and are safe to use on all of your baby’s body parts.
Q. If a baby puts a Huggies Baby Wipe in their mouth, is it safe?
A. The ingredients in all Huggies Wipes have been tested exclusively for safety.
A large percentage of the wetting solution in all Huggies Wipes is water and is non-toxic, so no injury should occur if a baby puts a Huggies Wipes in their mouth.
Q. Can Huggies Baby Wipes be flushed down the toilet?
A. No, Huggies Baby Wipes should be disposed of in a waste container.
Q. Are Huggies Baby Wipes biodegradable?
A. All Huggies Baby Wipes will begin to breakdown over a long period of time.
Q. Is Huggies Baby Wipes packaging recyclable?
All Huggies Baby Wipes packaging is recyclable where the appropriate recycling facilities exist. However, the product packaging is not curb side recyclable. Please ask your local council for the closest recycling facilities.
Q. Do Huggies Baby Wipes contain preservatives and are they safe for baby?
A. All leading baby wipes, irrespective of brand, include the preservatives necessary to protect wipes against bacterial or fungal contamination.
Huggies Baby Wipes contain Methylparaben as a preservative. Even though Australia has one of the more stringent regulatory systems in the world for cosmetic ingredients and labelling, Methylparaben has been deemed safe when used as a perseverative by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), the regulator of cosmetic products in Australia.
Huggies Baby Wipes have undergone thorough internal and independent safety evaluations that support our confidence in the quality and safety of our products. Huggies Baby Wipes are, and have always been, completely safe for mothers to use to clean their baby.
Q. Do I have to use Pop-Up refill packs in Huggies Pop-Up tub?
Our refill packs have been specifically designed for our Pop-Up tub.
Q. Can I use Pop-Up wipes in my travel pack?
You can use the wipes from Pop-Up refill packs in our hard travel pack. Just place some wipes in the tub as normal, open the small lid and dispense a wipe.
Q. What is the Australian College of Midwives endorsement and what does it mean for my baby/this product?
A. The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak professional body for midwives in Australia. The ACM now endorses all Huggies Nappies and Baby Wipes, making Huggies the only nappies brand with this industry support.
This initiative now means that when you use Huggies Nappies or Baby Wipes, you’re using a product which is supported and endorsed by a leading organisation that is shaping Australian maternity care.
Q. I have seen different looking Huggies Baby Wipes, are they genuine?
A. The different looking Huggies Wipes you are seeing are probably genuine Huggies products.
They are most likely parallel imports, meaning they are intended for sale in another country and have been designed for those parents’ needs. Therefore they might be different to what you are used to. Perhaps it’s a thinner wipe, a different formulation, a smaller pack size, or the absence of the hard lid that we have added here in Australian, to ensure the wipes don’t dry out.
Q. How do I know if the Huggies Baby Wipes I am purchasing have been produced for the Australian market?
A. There are several ways to tell if the Wipes you are buying are meant for the Australian market, including looking for the packaging design that is similar to our Huggies Nappies here in Australia, and turning the pack over to see if it includes Australian contact details, instead of those for many different countries.
The imported wipes will also often feature many different languages on the pack. If you would like to double check the designs, you can refer to our entire product range here.
For any further enquiries or comments please contact Huggies.
For more information on baby skin health, check out our Baby skin care hub.