Last Updated on July 3, 2023
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When you have a baby, there are some things you can’t get by without. You need clothing, a car seat, a safe place for the baby to sleep, and a way to feed the baby, along with diapers and wipes, to name a few items. You can reduce costs on some necessities by shopping at resale stores or taking advantage of sales. You can also pick up some baby items at discount grocers such as Aldi.
Aldi has a small baby care section near the general personal care products. The Aldi baby aisle includes baby and toddler foods, baby wash, diapers, pullups, and baby wipes. One of our guest writers has talked about how Aldi diapers work well and saved his family a lot of money when they had twins in diapers. I have less experience with Aldi diapers, but Aldi baby wipes are a mainstay in my house.
I’ve used Aldi baby wipes for years for everything from cleaning baby bottoms or for kids who wear nighttime pullups to cleaning household items. They’re great for wiping down dirty shoes, plastic toys, or any hard surface that needs some cleaning. I always take a package of baby wipes on camping trips to clean up sticky hands after making s’mores or to wipe down our vinyl tablecloth after a meal at the picnic table.
Little Journey Thick & Quilted Baby Wipes cost $4.59 for a triple pack at the time of publication, with 72 wipes in each pack or a total of 216 wipes in the three-pack. That comes out to about 2 cents per wipe. Aldi also sells some baby wipes designed for sensitive skin. The sensitive wipes are also sold in a triple pack and cost a little more.
The Aldi wipes package states these are comparable to Huggies Natural Care for moistness and softness, according to independent lab testing.
Name-brand Huggies wipes are going to cost you more. Even buying in bulk, a box of 15 packs of Huggies Natural Care wipes from Walmart still cost around 5 cents per wipe at the time of writing, which is more than the Aldi wipes. The Walmart brand, Parent’s Choice, sells some wipes for about 2 cents each at the time of writing, and I also found some Amazon-branded wipes that were 2 cents per wipe. So if you’re willing to go with other store or retailer brands, you might find similar deals to the Aldi wipes. Even with other store brands, you might have to buy in bulk (a box with 900 wipes, for example) to get the same price per wipe you’d get with Aldi.
That makes the Aldi wipes competitively priced, especially if you don’t want to buy large bulk boxes of baby wipes.
The only disadvantage with the Aldi wipes is that they’re still sold in a semi-bulk pack with three packages of wipes together. Aldi does not sell single packs of baby wipes, so if you only use baby wipes occasionally, say for specific types of housecleaning or for a child who infrequently wets a nighttime pullup, you might prefer to buy single packs of baby wipes elsewhere.
These Aldi wipes are a Regular Buy, so they’re available at Aldi all year. They are part of the Little Journey brand, which is not a company but instead is the private label Aldi uses for its baby and toddler products.
Here’s more information on the wipes, according to the package:
- Formulated without harsh chemicals, oils, parabens, and sulfates
- 99% water and plant-based ingredients
- Good Housekeeping quality tested
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified
- Not tested on animals
- Not flushable
Ingredients are: water, glycerin, cocamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, sodium benzoate, tocopheryl acetate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, and citric acid.
The package warns to keep plastic bags away from children and pets to avoid suffocation. Store the wipes at room temperature and keep tightly closed when not in use. Do not flush the wipes down the toilet.
As mentioned above, I’ve been using Aldi baby wipes for years, including for cleaning up babies but also for wiping down hard surfaces or for cleaning hands when we aren’t near a sink with water and soap. When it comes to cleaning, I prefer to use reusable or compostable materials, but occasionally a baby wipe is just what is needed to clean up muddy shoes or plastic toys.
Aldi wipes have a medium thickness and are plenty soft, so they work well in a variety of situations. Before settling on Aldi baby wipes, I used Up & Up baby wipes from Target, which were a lot thinner. The Aldi wipes feel more substantial. We’ve also never had problems with skin irritation with Aldi wipes. I’ll continue to keep a couple packages around for times when we need wipes.
Little Journey Thick & Quilted Baby Wipes are comparable to name-brand Huggies Natural Care wipes. Aldi wipes cost about 2 cents each, while the Huggies wipes may cost you at least 3 cents or more per wipe. We’ve found the Aldi wipes work as well as name brands, and we’re happy with them. If you need baby wipes for cleaning up babies or for cleaning other things around the house, the Aldi wipes are definitely worth trying.