Less waste – this is a biggie. If you buy plastic bins of baby wipes for the entire time your kid is in diapers I’m positive you could save enough bulky plastic bins to use them as bricks and build a pretty large playhouse for your kiddo by the time he’s three or four years old. Those plastic bins are HUGE and most of the time they’re wrapped in plastic too. Even if you purchase wipes in soft packages, the wrapping is still plastic waste
Less use of non-renewable resources – plastics, as I’m sure you’ve heard are made with good ol’ non-renewable oil. It’s also what’s used to wrap almost all baby wipes, unless you go with an eco-brand of wipes that uses corn based packaging. Corn based packaging, by the way, is not trouble free. Currently, it’s very hard to find a recycling center for bio-based packaging material. Additionally most baby wipes do not biodegrade quickly or entirely.
Zero toxic chemicals – conventional wipes contain junk like weird added fragrances perfumes, alcohol, perfume, benzoic acid, parabens, phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol and more. Do you know what half this stuff is without looking at a chem book? No? Then you shouldn’t rub it all over your baby. Huggies baby wipes for example score a 7 at Skin Deep – that’s a toxic score even by adult product standards. Ingredients in many conventional wipes are linked to cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies, endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity, skin, eyes, or lung irritation, and much more.