TOM Organic

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ingredients in the Toooshies by TOM pure baby wipes?

The ingredients in our wipes are 99.9% natural plant based, the wipe cloth itself is made from FSC cellulose fibres and is 100% biodegradable.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin (plant based moisturiser), Silver Citrate (gentle preservative), Sodium Citrate (plant based antioxidant), Citric Acid (plant based stabiliser), Glyceryl Caprylate (naturally derived), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (Organic), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Organic), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Rose Geranium Oil)

What are the ingredients in the Tooshies by TOM nappies?

Our nappies are made from: renewable biodegradable bioplastic, bio-based polypropylene (made from sugar), polymer spandex and polypropylene, chlorine free wood pulp from sustainably managed forests, BIO Core (made from wheat starch) blended with the SAP (super absorbent polymers), safe adhesives, inks (that do not contain heavy metals or lead), citrus extract & liquid chlorophyll (natural odour blockers)

Where possible we’ve replaced conventional polypropylene (plastic) with a material called PLA – a bio-based plastic that’s made from corn, it’s a sustainable and fully biodegradable material. PLA is present in the topsheet, backsheet and inner acquisition layer of the nappy (a fancy name for the layer that draws the liquid into the core).

Our nappies do contain plastic as this is an essential component in a disposable nappy and it simply wouldn’t perform without it.

Are the nappies biodegradable?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to create a nappy which is 100% biodegradable that still performs. As we know performance is a non-negotiable for most parents, we opted to reducing our environmental footprint by producing our nappies from over 45% biodegradable, plant-based materials. Whilst we agree that biodegradability is important, as much as 85% of the environmental impact from a disposable nappy is related to its raw materials which is why a big focus for us is sourcing renewable materials (like bioplastics made from plants) in place of petrochemical ones.

Are the wipes compostable/what is the time to biodegrade?

Our wipes are made from 100% cellulose and have no poly plastic binders which means they are biodegradable. They have been independently tested and will biodegrade and compost in municipal/industrial facilities according to ASTM D5338 and OECD 311 standards. The biodegradability timeframe is approx. 45 - 60 days.

Please note that these tests are not carried out in home composting systems and for health and safety reasons, we don't usually recommend composting bodily fluids in home composting systems.

Can I flush the baby wipes?

We would never recommend flushing any kind of wipe. Even 100% biodegradable wipes do not behave the same way as toilet paper and are one of the main causes of blockages in our sewerage systems.