Product Type: Kandoo baby products
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Kandoo Children's Toilet Wipes
Member Name: melinda3536
Kandoo Children's Toilet Wipes
Date: 23/11/09, updated on 03/11/13 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Great encouragement to be independent, easy to use
Disadvantages: Cost, and could block the loo
Our kids have been using these wipes for several years between them, they have been extremely useful in them becoming independent when using the toilet. The refillable dispenser box is very friendly to young hands, with it's soft plastic and big push-button to pop the lid open. The wipes dispense easily one at a time, with the next one popping up after it. Despite one of our daughters having sensitive skin and eczema, there's never been any problem for either of them using the normal, non-sensitive variety, although I should say that they have always used the wipes AFTER, not instead of paper, so it's possible that a child solely using these wipes may get sore as they do contain alcohol and fragrance. They have tended to prefer the "Magic Melon" scent, for some reason the short-lived Berries one was too much for our eldest and made her feel ill! Admittedly, they are a bit on the pricey side, but as far as our kids were concerned they were a massive help in getting them to sort themselves out properly without having to resort to yelling MUM!!
One thing I have always made sure of though is that they go in the bin, even though they're sold as 'flushable'. The advice on the packet states: "For best flushing results, use no more than 5 wipes per flush. Not suitable for toilets with pumps or macerators" I would say avoid flushing altogether - it's easy to assume that 'flushable' means that it will break down like toilet paper once it's flushed, but in fact is more to do with the size of the wipe making it more likely to be able to pass through the sewage system. There's nothing on the packaging that I can see to say that the wipes themselves are biodegradable, although it does say so on their website. But again, this could be over a very long time, and the word you want to see is 'dispersible', which is the magic word you want to reassure you that your drain won't get blocked... If you fancy doing some simple home science with the kids, get three jars of water, and put a piece of loo paper in the first, a Kandoo wipe in the second, and an ordinary baby wipe (which you wouldn't normally put down the loo) in the third, and see over a few days if the wipes break up in the water like the paper does. If you try this, please leave a comment to say how you get on! If the Kandoo wipe doesn't break up in the water, you might want to calculate how many have gone down the loo and where they might be sitting....
(Also posted on Ciao under the same username)
Summary: Kandoo wipes aren't essential! But they have been worth it for our kids.
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