Pampers Sensitive Wipes Dry Out in Our Wipe Warmer

It didn’t take long to realize that there were a few things our newborn baby did not like. One is being naked, one is getting a bath, and the third is cold diaper wipes. She really threw a fit when we changed her diapers and cleaned her up with disposable diaper wipes. Trying to warm them up between the hands didn’t work, so we resorted to buying a machine that warms the wipes for us.

We thought this was the answer to our prayers, and the machine worked wonderfully until we filled it with a package of Pampers Sensitive Wipes. We are wasting so many of these wipes, because at each diaper change the first two wipes come out of the container almost completely dry! They are too dry to do any cleaning with and are so useless we have to throw them away.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes come in their own 64 count tub with an oval hole in the top that you thread the wipes through. The lid has a handy button that you push down to flip it open. So far so good. The front of the container says these Pampers Sensitive Wipes are “Clinically proven mild”. It also states that they are hypoallergenic and free of any perfumes.

Our hospital sent us home with a small package of Pampers Wipes, so I believe it when the back of the box says these have been tested at a top ten children’s hospital in the United States, and they were shown to “Maintain the healthy look of a newborns skin”. They are supposed to be mild for a babies delicate skin, and they really do seem to bear out those claims.

The wipes themselves are generously sized, measuring seven inches square, and they are very thick and have a cotton fabric feel to them. When used straight from their original container, they seem to have enough moisture to get the job done, but when we add them to our wipe warming machine, they just don’t perform as well. With baby wipes being so expensive, and newborns diapers being changed so often, it is a real waste that I have to throw out the first two Pampers Sensitive Wipes because they come out of the wipe warmer dry. It is a waste of my hard earned money.

I do feel that Pampers Sensitive Wipes are indeed a good choice for a baby who has more delicate skin, or even some kind of allergy. However, I was really shocked that the wipes didn’t perform as well in the diaper wipe warmer as our Huggies Wipes did. That was really very disappointing.

Huggies Wipes VS. Pamper’s Baby Wipes


Choices. There are so many when you have a baby. As a parent, it is up to you to decide what to use. There are many brands of baby wipes available, the main choices being between Huggies, and Pampers. Both offer different types of wipes.

Pampers offers baby wipes in a wide range of scents. You can choose from Calming Lavender, a scent to sooth your baby while changing their diaper, Unscented, Baby Fresh, which does not boast a very strong scent, Sensitive, for those babies with rash prone bottoms, or Skin Soothing Moisture Wipes for the baby with a dry bottom. All varieties are thin, and come in either a pop-up tub for easy dispensing, or refill packs. A tub of wipes runs approximately $2.50 at most stores. They do have coupons available, but usually not for very high amounts. Usually the coupons are for $0.25 off a refill pack of 210 wipes or more. Not the greatest savings.

The wipes are thin, and although the dispense easily enough, I found myself using on average 2 wipes for a wet bottom, and 6 or more for a dirty bottom. The dispenser top is an oval shaped opening. The wipes come out easily, and I never have problems with them breaking off inside the tub. They do not pick up poop well. Most of the scents they are available in are so mild, you can hardly smell them. They are very wet, so they do have that done right. Who wants to try and wipe a baby’s bottom clean with a piece of dry cloth? Pamper’s Baby Wipes make the already difficult task of diaper changing time even more difficult, because you have to spend more time trying to clean every crack and crevice. And most babies have a lot. I have found that Pamper’s baby wipes work wonders for cleaning the dash board of my car, and also as a make-up remover.

Huggies offers a multitude of options for baby wipes also. They are offered in Extra Sensitive, Supreme, Natural Care, Naturally Refreshing, Lavender amp; Chamomile, Shea Butter, and Nourishing. The tubs also run about $2.50. They are also pop-up tubs, and are available in refill packs and boxes. The wipes come in colorful tubs, and some even boast cute pictures of Disney Cartoon Characters, which is fun for the baby to look at while being changed, and helps keep them somewhat occupied.

All of the scented wipes smell great, with the exception of the Nourishing wipes, which are sold in a bright orange tub. They smell like pine sol and vinegar (at least to my husband and I). The other scents are definite nose-pleaser’s, and aid in keeping the choke factor to a minimum when changing a diaper filled with last nights spinach and broccoli puree. The wipes are big, and thick. When I get Huggies, I cut them in half. Half of one wipe will clean a wet bottom, and 1 1/2 wipes will clean a poopy bottom, thus decreasing the squirm time, and amount of poop clean up elsewhere. If you are a parent, you know what I am talking about. The one problem I have with the Huggies Wipes’ tubs, is the pop-up dispenser. The dispenser is a closed rubber like zig-zagging line. About every 3rd wipe gets cut off, and you have to open the lid, and re-insert them through the dispenser top. If it happens after a bottom is clean, it is not a big deal, but if it happens during the diaper change, it sucks. Huggies does offer coupons for their wipes. They are usually $1 off one tub, a much better deal than Pampers offers. Huggies Wipes also work well for the dash board wipe down, and many other cleaning purposes.

Hands down, Huggies wipes are a much better bottom cleaner. They get the job done faster and with less waste (no pun intended). You save more money with Huggies because you are using less, there are more wipes in the tubs, and the generally cost less money when purchased using coupons.

Hands down, Huggies wipes are much sturdier for diaper changes.