Product Type: Huggies baby products
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Excellent, I'd say 'market leading' baby wipes.
Huggies Pure Wipes
Member Name: worst_trip
Huggies Pure Wipes
Advantages: Good texture, effective in cleaning, nice and wet and don't smell
Disadvantages: A bit pricey - one star knocked off for price
I tend to prefer 'Huggies' brand baby products in general, and think - price aside - these are great baby-wipes.
There are 72 wipes per bale, and at a cost of £2.49 per pack at Tescos currently, they're not cheap - unless you can them on a special offer, and they are often on promotion. Currently it's BOGOF so you at two packs for £2.50 I think this is quite reasonable really.
The wipes are made of thick, soft, 'material' which - unlike the 'will never biodegrade for the next 64 million years' synthetic-feeling fabric that most standard baby wipes are made from, has a tendency to pull apart along one of the 'ply' directions of the wipe. This is particularly noticeabler when you are plucking the first wipe in the bale out from the opening in the packet; they are quite difficult to separate at first. So, as other reviewers have commented, Huggies Pure Wipes do have a tendency to come apart - in fact you can break them down / tear them into strips if you should want to.
I see this as a good sign, as I do sort of worry about what happens to baby wipes once you've used them (but not enough, obviously, to buy the triple-priced biodegradable ones you can get from Waitrose). I looked on the Huggies pack to see if there was any mention of the wipes' environmental impact but there was nothing about that written there.
Despite the wipes' slight tendency to slightly shred, I find this has absolutely no impact on their usefulness when they're deployed to wipe liquid poo from a baby's bottom, which is, of course, something smooth. Though I can see this might be an issue if you were using them eg. to wipe down your furniture, or another such rough surface. They are so thick and the texture is so good that even a partially holey wipe still does a good job. The texture feels like a very, very thick, cotton tissue, although I can't say for sure that cotton's what they're made of.
The wipes advertise themselves as being pure 'like water' - which they certainly are. They have absolutely no smell (with no stinking reek of eg. Johnson's baby perfume emanating from them - hallelujah!) and the stuff they're saturated with - which you can actually wring out of them, as in the pack they're all pretty wet - feels exactly like water - without any sticky 'resuides' that dry off from other brands of 'pure' baby wipe.
The bale of wipes is larger and a little heavier than you find with some other brands, given the thickness of the wipes and the amount of moisture they contain, so you might not want to carry a whole load of them about. The packaging is nice and robust and doesn't rip when the wipes are removed so that lasts well too.
I find these baby wipes feel good in the hand, have a good lot of moisture in them, work very well and don't smell of stinky 'perfume.' If they weren't so expensive full priced, I wouldn't buy anything else.
Summary: Excellent, I'd say 'market leading' baby wipes.
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