At Pampers, nothing is more important to us than your baby’s safety. That’s why Pampers invests a lot of time and resources into ongoing research and innovation to improve the gentle, thorough clean moms have come to rely on in Pampers Baby Wipes.
Here’s a deeper look at the science behind the cleaning power of our gentle Pampers Baby Wipes.
The Science Behind How Wipes Clean
- From soiled bottoms to messy hands, the main reason moms use baby wipes is their ability to clean up messes quickly, conveniently and gently. There are three main factors that can affect how well baby wipes clean messes off skin:
- Physical contact to gently pick up solid messes
- Dissolving to loosen sticky messes
- Absorption to soak up wet messes
What’s in a Baby Wipe
Pampers Baby Wipes deliver gentle cleaning through a unique combination of a soft, nonwoven cloth-like material and a water-based lotion. Years of research have clinically proven Pampers Baby Wipes to be safe and effective for newborn babies in helping to maintain healthy-looking skin and thorough cleansing.
Let’s take a look at how each part of a Pampers baby wipe is designed to help gently clean a baby’s skin.
Soft Nonwoven Cloth-Like Material
The foundation of a Pampers Baby Wipe is a fiber-blend material specifically chosen for its softness and flexibility. Made from modified cellulose and
polypropylene, each fiber adds a unique property to generate a cloth-like feel. Modified cellulose is used to maximize cleaning and absorption, while
polypropylene is added for extra softness and flexibility.
These fibers are interlaced to make a soft, stretchy, and cushion-like fabric that feels gentle on the skin. The flexibility of the wipe helps mom clean
every crease and curve of her baby’s bottom.
This process also creates spaces between fibers to provide absorption when cleaning liquid messes. This allows every Pampers Baby Wipe to pick up residual
soiling while wiping with light pressure, leaving a naturally clean feeling.
Mild Cleansing Lotion
The gentle water-based cleansing lotion is uniquely designed help remove mess while caring for baby’s skin. The ingredients are all tested to be mild
enough even for sensitive skin and are commonly found in other everyday skin care products. Here are some of the major ingredients that make up the lotion.
Each wipe is dampened with a water-based lotion. The lotion contains a high water level of up to 98 percent in order to help loosen and dissolve messes
sticking to the skin. It can also dissolve any residual or dried urine from the skin.
Gentle Cleansing Agents
The lotion also contains some gentle cleansers, which can help pick up oily mess off the baby’s skin. Oily messes are not water soluble, so the ingredients
help the lotion attract these components to the wipe for removal.
The lotion contains a citric acid-based buffer system to maintain a low buffering pH system, which helps maintain the natural pH balance of the skin.
Scientific studies show that baby’s skin has a naturally healthy pH between 4.5 and 6. But mess from dirty diapers can increase the pH which makes the skin
more susceptible to irritants. To counteract this, Pampers Baby Wipes use a specially designed lotion with a buffering capacity to help maintain the skin’s
naturally healthy pH.
Each wipe contains a small amount of preservative ingredients, which keep the wipes fresh before use and helps prevent cross contamination by wipes while
the package is open.
Our Wipes Packaging Plays an Important Role
The primary purpose of wipes packaging is to keep our Pampers Baby Wipes fresh, moist and ready for use. Since the lotion found in wipes is up to 98
percent water, our packages have been designed to provide a strong moisture barrier that helps keep each wipe wet. Specially designed polymer films have
also been created to be flexible, printable and still prevent moisture vapor from escaping.
Another important element to the wipes packaging is that it provides a convenient way for parents to grab a wipe one-handed. Packaging mechanisms, such as
a “pop-up” feature, make it easier for moms and dads, saving time, and ensuring no wipes go to waste.