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Costco Kirkland wipes gets the job done with less wipes than Amazon brand Sensitive baby wipes
August 28, 2018
Costco Kirkland wipes are bigger and stronger and get the job done with fewer wipes than Amazon brand Sensitive baby wipes.
Each individual Wipe Dimensions:
Amazon Sensitive Wipes Dimensions: 6.75" x 7.9"
Costco Kirkland Brand Wipe Dimensions: 7.1" x 8"
COUNT + COST:
Costco Kirkland wipes come in a box of 9 x 100 count Soft Packs with Fliptop lids on each for around $20. (Around $0.022/wipe before taxes or shipping fees, if any. Prices shown on 8/22/2018)
Amazon Sensitive wipes come in a box of 9 x 80 count Soft Packs with Fliptop lids on each for around $17. (roughly $0.023/wipe before taxes or shipping fees, if any. Prices shown on 8/22/2018)
Both wipes are advertised as "Fragrance Free"
Costco Kirkland Wipes advertise: Aloe & Chamomile, Hypoallergenic, No Chlorine, No Alcohol, No Dyes, Parabens or Phthalates.
Amazon Wipes advertise: Purified water, Chamomile, Fragrance-free, dye-free, alcohol-free
No parabens, phthalates, bronopol, methylisothiazolinone.
Amazon Sensitive wipes are a tad softer than Kirkland brand; marketed by Amazon as made out of polyester, viscose, and polypropylene. Costco Kirkland wipes are advertised to be made with Tencel, which makes them a little stronger, more cloth-like in my opinion - helpful during big or messy poops!
Wipes need to be a balance of being strong enough to get the job done, yet soft enough to be comfortable for the baby, allowing for repeated use. Although Amazon wipes are a tad softer, I find I'm using fewer wipes per diaper change with Costco Kirkland wipes. Efficiency is important to me - the fewer wipes I need to use per diaper change, means the faster I get done changing the diaper, and the less time my baby spends on the changing table. A plus for busy parents!
Off label use - I want to note that when I caught a cold and my nose was running, I started using these Amazon wipes on my nose and face. And because they're softer than Costco wipes and not too wet, they actually work great at keeping my nose comfortable through multiple wipes. Further, the Amazon wipes didn't make my sensitive face break out!