While water and washcloth are often seen as the gold standard for cleansing, water can't remove oily substances from the skin easily, and water alone doesn't provide pH-buffering action.In fact, water can negatively impact skin physiology over time and does not provide an advantage over other cleansing methods such as use of baby wipes. In addition, if washcloths or sponges are used, they can create too much friction against a baby's skin, or can reintroduce skin contaminants if they are reused before washing.http://www.nicewetwipes.com/baby-wipes/