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In-Stock Baby Wipes, From Unlikely Sources

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As fast as babies go through diapers, they go even faster through wipes, with a single change often requiring a few at a time (on top of every other mess you might use wipes to clean up). So it’s not surprising that, with many people still stocking up on essentials as the coronavirus pandemic shows few signs of ending, wipes have become particularly hard to come by. It can be tough to find them at big-box retailers you might usually turn to like Target, Walmart, and BuyBuy Baby, due to constantly fluctuating stock. (Amazon, surprisingly, seems to have a decent stock, though shipping can be delayed). But if you look beyond the usual, you can track down what you need and get it pretty quickly. Below, eight sources that carry — and ship, in a reasonable amount of time — the wipes you need.

Editors’ note: Stock is constantly changing, and we’ll be updating this post frequently to try to keep up with it. So if you can’t find what you want right now, keep checking back. 

This set includes eight 72-wipe packs (that’s 576 wipes in total), but the Honest Company sells wipes in smaller quantities and with or without patterns. It also offers a subscription service that will schedule regular wipe deliveries (or diaper-and-wipe deliveries) every three to 12 weeks, and costs less than ordering them individually.

You can get baby wipes directly from Hello Bello, which also sells through Walmart. If you want to buy wipes from Hello Bello, know that due to high demand, the company is only selling them as part of this diaper-and-wipe bundle subscription that comes with seven packs of diapers and four packs of wipes (each pack has 60 wipes) and can be delivered every three to five weeks.

Wipes are seemingly in ample supply at Happy Little Camper (where Hilary Duff is the “chief brand officer”). You can buy them in these packs of 72, or in travel packs that have 20 wipes each and are sold in sets of three (that’s 60 wipes total) for $7. If you subscribe to have new wipes delivered every three to five weeks, you can save 20 percent.

Dyper is a new diaper-subscription service that makes ecofriendly disposable diapers from bamboo that it says are fully compostable. But Dyper also sells wipes, including this four-pack of 320 wipes (there are 80 wipes per pack) or an even bigger 18-pack with a total of 1,440 wipes. The wipes, according to Dyper, have a two-year shelf life.

If you’re looking for wipes and want to support families in need, considering ordering from Abby and Finn, which donates 30 diapers for each subscription box purchased (its subscription diaper-and-wipes bundle starts at $60 and comes with 288 wipes total). You can order wipes separately, too, either as a four-pack with 288 total wipes for $15, or a set of five travel-sized packs with 20 wipes each (there’s a total of 100 wipes per travel-sized set) for $10.

You can also buy wipes from Parasol as part of a diaper-bundle or separately. Either way, you need to sign up for a subscription (wipes-only subscriptions start at $48 for 600 wipes), but you can choose to have new shipments delivered as fast as every two weeks or as slow as every ten weeks. If you start your subscription with a “VIP Membership Box” of diapers and wipes for $84, you can save 20 percent on all future purchases (and change those purchases to include only wipes).

Made Of sells individual packs of wipes (72 per pack) for $8 each. But it also sells them via a subscription: For $38 a month, you can get a pack of six (that’s a total of 432 wipes), which is $10 less than you’d pay for six individual packs. Should you go the subscription route, Made Of offers the option of receiving new shipments anywhere between every three and five weeks. You can also find its wipes at Amazon (pending availability, of course).

Coterie, which claims to reduce the environmental impact of diapers by partnering with renewable-energy initiatives and donating part of its proceeds to Diaper Recycling Technology, also sells wipes, which start at $24 for four