Baby wipes are needed, and arguably essential, for cleaning and freshening up babies and young children. Some brands are well made yet expensive, others cheap but low quality, and almost all contain ingredients that can cause irritation in some babies with sensitive skin. It is hard to truly know what different wipes contain. Oftentimes there are additives like perfumes, chemicals, and alcohol, which have been shown to increase the risk of irritation. Mothers want the best for their children and the only way to know for sure what wipes contain is to make your own.