Believe it or not there was a time when there were no baby wipes!! We reused cotton cloths after pre- soaking and washing them. Truly environmentally friendly.
As we can see from this clip from All In With Chris Hayes, we need to be careful what we flush down the toilet. It turns out that baby wipes can cause a great deal of destruction to sewage treatment plants, costing municipal governments a great deal in lost time and replacement of equipment.