How Long does an Open and an Unopened Wipe Pack Stay Usable ?
How long does an opened baby wipes pack stay usable for?
Most opened packs of wet wipes should stay fresh for 3 months – though we're willing to bet you'll have finished the pack way before then!
Obviously, it's imperative to make sure the pack is resealed properly after each use (see above) and it's a wise idea to keep it at room temperature and out of direct sunlight, if you can.
The biggest risk to an opened pack is that the water content in the wipes will evaporate and dry out. You can rehydrate dried-out wipes with water but only if you have access to filtered water (the water in baby wipes is always filtered, rather than taken straight from the tap).
Otherwise, you can use any dried-out wipes to mop up spills (they'll still be super-absorbent) – much better than simply thinning them out.
How long does an unopened baby wipes pack stay usable for?
You may not be able to find a Use By or Use Before date on a baby wipes pack. However, it's generally accepted that an unopened pack will remain usable for at least 12 months, if not more. Good to know if you like to buy in bulk or snap up extra packs when they're on offer.