Flushable wipes are a caregiver’s best friend. They help clean spills, tidy up messes, and make changing diapers easier. But if you flush the wrong wipes down the toilet, they can clog your pipes or back up your septic tank. 

Since many caregivers use disposable wipes at home, we’ve created this round-up of the best flushable wipes.

What Are Flushable Wipes?

Flushable wipes are disposable cloths that come in a plastic box or package. They’re nonwoven and made from plant-based materials that break down in water. Flushable wipes are “sewer safe” and don’t contain any plastic.

Caregiver Tip

Just because a wipe is advertised as flushable doesn’t mean you have to dispose of it that way. Always read the instructions on the packaging and only flush one wipe down the toilet at a time.

How We Chose the Products on This List

The products on this list of the best flushable wipes are a mix of our “highest-rated” and “best-selling” items.

Under each entry, we’ve highlighted real customer or user feedback with the header:  Hear it from a Caregiver/User.

The Best Flushable Wipes

1) ReadyFlush Flushable Personal Cleansing Wipes

ReadyFlush Flushable Personal Cleansing Wipes

Price: $3.45 - $68.99

These wipes from ReadyFlush are strong and soft. They’re made from plant-based fibers and contain a soothing pH-balanced formula that’s easy on the skin. What’s more, caregivers tell us they’re surprisingly large and durable.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Fragrance-free

  • Biodegradable

  • Safe for people with sensitive skin and allergies

Hear it from a caregiver

“Was used by myself during a recent hospital stay after surgery. Minimal use of my right arm and these wipes have worked wonderfully for my cleansing needs. So happy to be able to order online at Carewell!”

- Kay M.

2) Dynarex Flushable Adult Wipes

Dynarex Flushable Adult Wipes
Dynarex Flushable Adult Wipes

Price: $11.32 - $51.49

These Dynarex wipes are specifically formulated to break down in sewer and septic systems. They feature a skin-sensitive formula that’s alcohol-free and cellulose fibers fused with aloe for a gentle and non-irritating user experience.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Cleans and moisturizes

  • 60 wipes per container

  • Mild scent

Hear it from a caregiver

“I like the plastic box they come in. Other things that I like is the size and the amount of "wetness" the towels have. They are strong, don't have a sweet odor, and do a good job of cleaning.”

- Nancy N. 

3) Hygea Flushable Personal Wipes

Hygea Flushable Personal Wipes
Hygea Flushable Personal Wipes

Price: $4.16 - $32.32

These personal wipes from Hygea have a light floral scent and are infused with aloe and vitamin E. The package features a Solo snap-top lid, that prevents the wipes from drying out while providing convenient access for users (and caregivers).

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Each package contains 48 personal wipes

  • Each wipe is 5/12” X 7” (inches)

  • Safe for flushing in well-maintained sewer and septic systems

Hear it from a caregiver

“This is a great product. My mom uses wipes to prevent another UTI. This product does the job and smells nice. The dispenser on top makes them easy for an elderly person to use.”

- Geoffrey S. 


4) DynaCare Flush Away Flushable Wipes

These DynaCare wipes are pH balanced and formulated with aloe to soothe sensitive skin. They’re woven with a biodegradable, plant-based material that breaks down as soon as it enters pipes or septic systems. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Latex and alcohol-free

  • Packaged with an anti-leak guard to prevent wipes from drying out after opening

  • Each package contains 24 wet wipes

  • Light aloe/lanolin scent

Hear it from a caregiver

“Excellent product. This particular item was purchased as part of my bug-out equipment in preparation for Emergency Room and Hospital stays. With my heart condition, I have become a regular at the local Hospital. God is Good, and your product makes the stays more palatable. Thank you for your product!”

- Richard R. 

5) Pampers, Aqua Pure Wipes, Flushable Personal Wipes Scented

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Aqua Pure flushable wipes from Pampers are one of the newest additions to our online store. Many parents use these for their babies, but the gentle, skin-friendly formula is excellent for people with allergies as well.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Wipes break down like toilet paper after flushing

  • Hygienic and alcohol-free

  • The snap-top lid prevents wipes from drying out

6) ReadyFlush SELECT Flushable Personal Cleansing Wipes

Rounding out our list of best flushable wipes is ReadyFlush SELECT.  These wipes are made from Hydraspun dispersible cloth fiber that breaks down after being flushed. Each cloth moisturizes and soothes the skin and is big enough to handle even large messes.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Wipes are hypoallergenic and don’t contain alcohol

  • Wipes break down after flushing but stay strong during use

  • Each package contains 48 wipes

Hear it from a caregiver

“I have used these for years. Great size and [the] quality is great.”

- Betty T.

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How to Choose Flushable Wipes

Before you buy flushable wipes, think about the following things:

  • Use - What do you plan on using the wipes for? Most flushable wipes are designed for use after toileting. If you need wipes for cleaning or disinfecting, we recommend buying wet wipes.

  • Product material - Flushable wipes are made from biodegradable, plant-based materials. Any wipe that contains plastic isn’t flushable, even if it’s advertised that way. All of the flushable wipes that we sell at Carewell are sewer and septic-system safe.

  • Scent - Some flushable wipes are scented, while others aren’t. If you have a strong preference either way, make sure to do your research!

  • Skin sensitivity - Certain ingredients, such as alcohol and parabens, irritate the skin. Most flushable wipes are fused with aloe, vitamin E, or other products to prevent itching and irritation.

Commonly Asked Questions

1) Can you actually flush flushable wipes?

It depends. Many manufacturers label wipes as “flushable” even when they take months or even years to break down. The flushable wipes that we sell are made from biodegradable and plant-based materials. They are safe for use in most sewers and septic systems.

2) Is it okay to throw flushable wipes in the trash?

Yes. If you’re concerned about clogging your pipes or worry about the state of your home’s septic system, throw flushable wipes in the trash. It’s an extra step but can provide peace of mind and keep your plumbing in good working order.  

3) How can I tell if a wipe is non-flushable?

In some states, like California, manufacturers are required to put a “Do Not Flush” label on all non-flushable wipes. That said, not every state has similar legislation. When in doubt, reach out to one of our friendly Care Specialists. 

Takeaways

Flushable wipes are becoming increasingly popular. But if you don’t know what to look for, you might end up buying something that will clog your septic tank or cause other plumbing problems. 

By following the guidelines in this article and you can feel confident about your purchase.

Have Questions About Flushable Wipes?

With so many flushable wipes available, it can be tough knowing which product will best meet your or your loved one’s needs. Our friendly Care Specialists speak English and Spanish and can make personalized recommendations based on your lifestyle and caregiving needs. Call (800) 696-CARE or send an email to support@carewell.com.

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Chad Birt is a freelance medical writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. When he isn't behind a keyboard, you can find him hiking, camping, or birdwatching with his wife Ella and their two dogs, Diane and Thoreau.