If you’re a mom, diapers and wipes have become an essential part of your life by now, and until you’ve successfully potty trained your baby (which in my case is far fetched dream 🤦🏻♀️), there’s no escape from these two.
Generally, while talking about baby products that have a negative impact on the environment, it is the disposable diaper which gets the attention while the wet wipes find a thin escape. But the truth is, that they are contributing equally to this great damage, since they’re made of polyester which is highly non-biodegradable.
On June 7th, an article in The Guradian highlighted this issue- “While wet wipes might feel like an improvement upon regular old toilet paper, they’re actually causing a lot of problems for sewer systems. That’s because, despite being marketed as acceptable to flush, wet wipes don’t actually break down the way that toilet paper does, and can easily clog drains and sewer lines. In fact, it only takes a few flushed wet wipes to cause a clog, and once those wipes are mixed with fats or oils, the resulting blockage in public sewers (stomach-churningly known as “fatbergs”) can be gigantic.”
A couple of months ago, I shared about how I prepare a DIY solution and use a regular muslin/pure cotton cloth to wipe my baby’s buttocks. I did manage to do that while we were at home, however, when we were out, it was not possible to follow the same regimen and I had to resort to using regular wipes.
But then I stumbled upon the new launch of my favourite brand, Mamaearth.
Price: ₹249 for a pack of 80 wipes
Shelf life: 2 years from the date of manufacture
My Rating: 8.9/10