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Cotton-enhanced wipes

21 June, 2021

Question:

Can baby wipes be mekabel tum’ah? It says on the package it is “cotton enhanced” so I assumed these could though I have heard others do not.


Answer:

There is debate about whether wipes are mekabel tumah (susceptible to ritual impurity, so that stains found on them could be halachically significant). Our site’s rabbinic supervisor follows the view that wipes are not mekabel tumah, as long as they are less than 50% cotton.

Disposable wipes that are not mekabel tumah are halachically comparable to toilet paper.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.


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