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Baby Wipes Cause Rash

Baby wipes are terrific for cleaning...basically everything! Not only are they great for babies but there are many other fantastic baby wipe uses, including cleaning and disinfecting multi-surfaces. They’re convenient to have at home yet also perfect for travel or on-the-go usage. But are baby wipes safe to use? Sometimes the chemicals in the wipes can cause a nasty rash on your baby's sensitive skin.

While most wet wipes are indeed safe to use and will not cause rashes on your baby, we still have to recognize that not all baby wipes are formulated the same way or with a baby’s sensitive skin in mind. There’s a variance between the products available in the market in terms of their specifications or formulations. Some of these products are made with less conscientious ingredients and can contain harsh chemicals known to cause irritated skin.

These harsh chemicals come in the form of many ingredients and are not necessarily perceptible at first glance, especially when we’re so used to seeing them incorporated in many generic products. It’s easy to forget that while some ingredients are approved and safe for adults to use, they might not be so for a child, let alone a baby. So, it’s always a good idea to read the labels before buying a brand and to be aware of what ingredients could potentially be harsh or best avoided. 

While shopping for baby products, the top ingredients to be on the lookout for are:

Parabens: used as a type of chemical preservative on a lot of skincare, beauty and baby products to keep the product “fresh” and bacteria-free. Parabens are believed to be carcinogens as they have been found inside breast cancer tumors. There have also been recent discoveries of parabens found in marine life, leading researchers to believe the parabens from the products we use are being washed into the oceans and dispersed onto our environment damaging animals too. Parabens have many names, the most common ones are: butylparabenmethylparaben and propylparaben.

Sulfates: also used as preservatives, there’s been scientific debates as to the specific extent of sulfates’ side effects. Some researchers say it’s safe, stating the most sulfates will do is strip moisture from the skin at its worst perhaps a slight irritation. Others however believe sulfates could also be harmful carcinogens. In some rare cases an individual could have an extreme sensitivity or allergy to sulfates causing severe dermatitis or even anaphylactic reactions. 

Phthalates: used as lubricants and product softeners to make the product smoother. Phthalates can have effects on hormones, damaging internal organs and creating reproductive problems or birth defects. It has also been linked to breast cancer. 

Fragrances: used as aromatic perfumes, they can irritate skin and worsen already existing skin problems like rashes. Synthetic added fragrances and perfumes could also be toxic.

Dyes, alcohol, chlorine are also common ingredients that not only don’t have any benefits but are also common irritants. 

Are wipes the cause of your rashes? 

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what products we’re using or if these are chemical free or hypoallergenic. One can have the purest diapers, baby lotions or wipes available and yet sometimes our little one will still develop rashes. It’s infuriating when this happens after we did our part to be mindful, making sure the products were safe by scrutinizing each and every ingredient and yet, we still get rashes.

It’s important to note though that there could be various reasons as to why rashes suddenly occur, and they could be totally unrelated to the wipes you’re using. Babies have extremely sensitive skin and developing immune systems so they’re very susceptible to irritations and infections of many forms. Most babies will develop rashes at some point regardless of our best efforts. Looking at the ingredients, being aware of possible allergies, and keeping the baby dry when you are learning how to change a diaper often are all things we can do to minimize the occurrence of skin irritation and rashes. 

Breakdown

Chemicals: Ingredients like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances, dyes, chlorine and alcohol can be irritating and could be the cause of your rashes. 

Allergies: Your baby could be developing an irritation due to a sensitivity or allergy. Allergies to certain baby wipes ingredients or sensitivity to certain foods that were ingested can worsen an already sensitive skin, making rash symptoms worse. 

Dampness: Long term exposure to dampness or humidity can also cause rashes. This is very common as babies skin comes in contact with urine and feces daily leaving their bums vulnerable if the diaper is not changed in a timely manner. 

Texture: Perhaps it’s not the contents of the wet wipes but the texture of the wipe itself. Some wipes are made out of rougher materials and coarser quality non-woven fabrics. Wiping the baby repeatedly with harsh wipes can make the skin raw and tender. This is the same issue whenever your baby is in contact with rough clothes and diapers.

Pressure: Other times it’s the pressure we apply while wiping. Even a gentle wiping can at times be too harsh and irritating on a baby’s skin. It’s not easy to discern what’s the right amount of pressure, so when in doubt, less is more. 

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We can make the switch without a hitch.

Maybe it’s time to graduate to a new diaper size? Or to go from diapers to diaper pants? Or from diaper pants to wipes? Some customers think the only option they have to change products is to cancel a subscription and then start a new one (we can all agree that seems rather complicated). The good news is our Customer Service team can change your choice in the system, easy peasy. Just reach out to us at hello@parasolco.com (we never nap), and we’ll take it from there.

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Oh, before you cancel your baby wipes subscription…

Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our diapers didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

Not all baby wipes are created equal.

Baby wipes aren’t all priced the same...because they’re not made the same. Our new plant-based Clear+Pure™ baby wipes are dermatologist-certified and formulated with only the purest ingredients. They’re stronger to prevent tearing, more effective at getting baby really clean with fewer wipes...and they dispense one wipe at a time. At the end of a long day of changing diapers (and at the bottom of your baby’s bum), that is all clearly the best value we know.

Need to take a timeout?

One of the conveniences of a Parasol diaper subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of diapers, whatever the reason, you can pause your diaper orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

Before you swipe left on our wipes…

As you shop and compare wipes to find the one best for your baby, it’s important to do your homework because all baby wipes are not created equal. Our new plant-based Clear+Pure™ baby wipes are dermatologist-certified and formulated with only the purest ingredients.They’re stronger to prevent tearing, more effective at getting baby really clean with fewer wipes...and they dispense one wipe at a time. At the end of a long day of changing diapers (and at the bottom of your baby’s bum), that is all clearly the best value we know.

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Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our diapers pants didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers pants to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

Upgrade to a membership and save (big time).

If you haven’t joined our new membership program, you’re missing out on our best value, biggest savings and free perks exclusively for members. You can upgrade your subscription to a membership just by ordering a 3-pack box of diapers. With each 3-pack box, you’ll receive 4 free packs of baby wipes, plus two diaper gift packs to share, one each for two friends. You’ll also save 20% off all future orders, enjoy lifetime savings, can apply extra promo discounts, and can cancel or change diaper delivery service at any time. Ready to upgrade?

Need to take a timeout?

One of the conveniences of a Parasol diaper subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of diapers, whatever the reason, you can pause your diaper orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

We can make the switch without a hitch.

Maybe it’s time to graduate to a new diaper size? Or to go from diapers to diaper pants? Or from diaper pants to wipes? Some customers think the only option they have to change products is to cancel a subscription and then start a new one (we can all agree that seems rather complicated). The good news is our Customer Service team can change your choice in the system, easy peasy. Just reach out to us at hello@parasolco.com (we never nap), and we’ll take it from there.

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Oh, before you cancel your baby lotion subscription…

Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our lotion didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

Not all baby lotions are created equal.

Baby lotions aren’t all priced the same...because they’re not made the same.

Need to take a timeout?

One of the conveniences of a Parasol lotion subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of lotion, whatever the reason, you can pause your lotion orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

Before you swipe left on our lotion…

As you shop and compare lotion to find the one best for your baby, it’s important to do your homework because all baby lotion are not created equal.

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Can you please share your reason for canceling?

Can we make that all better?

Just for you, 15% off your next order.

We’re sorry that your experience with our shampoo - body wash didn’t meet your expectations and hope you’ll give them another try to see why so many parents are devoted Parasol fans. As a thank you, enter the Discount Code 15OFFCART to receive 15% off a one-time entire cart purchase (no product limits, no expiration date).

To help us be our best, we’d appreciate hearing your feedback in a quick survey. And please be honest, we really do listen.

Potty trained, yes!

(And you thought it would never happen…)

Congrats on graduating from diapers to big kid undies. You (both) did it! Tag this milestone @parasolco and give other parents hope that their day, too, will come.

Not all baby shampoo - body wash are created equal.

Baby shampoo - body wash aren’t all priced the same...because they’re not made the same.

Need to take a timeout?

One of the conveniences of a Parasol lotion subscription or membership is being able to hit Pause. Maybe you’re traveling, maybe someone just gifted you a month of lotion, whatever the reason, you can pause your shampoo - body wash orders and come back when you’re ready. Just go to your account, select Edit Subscriptions and make your choice. And when you’re time out is up, we’ll always be here for you (that’s called unconditional love).

Before you swipe left on our shampoo - body wash…

As you shop and compare shampoo - body wash to find the one best for your baby, it’s important to do your homework because all baby shampoo - body wash are not created equal.

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