Product Type: Pampers baby products
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Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes
Member Name: paulpry118
Advantages: Soft and strong
Disadvantages: Not wet enough for me
I was recently sent a pack of Pampers Sensitive Baby wipes for testing from one of my survey sites and as these are available to buy in the shops I thought I would do a review on them.
My usual brand is Johnsons and have always got on very well with them but if something is free I will definately use them.
The Pampers Range
Pampers do a range of products for babies and toddlers including nappies and training pants, baby wipes and Kandoo toilet paper for children. Their nappy range has 3 different types, Baby dry for newborn babies, Active Fit for mobile babies and Easy up Pull up pants for potty training. All available in numerous sizes. Three types of baby wipes, Naturals with calming lavender scent, Baby Fresh with lotion and Sensitive with Chamomile and Aloe.
The Pampers range is produced by Proctor and Gamble, who also produce Tide & Ariel clothes washing detergent, Always and Tampax female sanitary items, Pantene hair products, Bounty kitchen roll, Pringles crisps, Charmin toilet paper, Iams dog food, Crest toothpaste and Olay beauty products. Proctor and Gamble were originally Brothers-in-Law. William Proctor was a candle maker and James Gamble was a soap maker. Their Father-in-Law persuded the pair to go into business with each other and in 1837 the Proctor and Gamble business was born in Cincinatti, America. During the 1860's the business took off when they were awarded the contract to supply candles and soap to the soldiers in the civil war. The soldiers returned home with their products making Proctor and Gamble a household name in America. By the 1890's the Company were producing 30 different types of soaps. In the 1920's the Company discontinued the candle making side due to the increased popularity of the light bulb. In 1961 Pampers nappies were tested in Illinois but the test was unsucsessful however the results led to a new improved product, that was lower in cost and eventually went on the replace cloth nappies. In 1996 they started to produce baby wipes. Proctor and Gamble are now a worldwide Company.
Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes.
The wipes come in a pack of 63 wipes and are available in single packs, double packs containing 126 wipes and quadrupal packs containing 252 wipes. You can also buy the wipes in a plastic storage tub. The packaging is made of white plastic and is rectangular in shape. It has two rectangular stickers on the sides and a tear shape sticker on top. All stickers have the words Pampers, Sensitive, Chamomile and Aloe, Perfume Free and have a picture of a mother and baby on. If you lift the tear shaped sticker, it lifts an oval shape piece of plastic and opens the packet. This opening is 6cm x 3.5cm. The wipes are plain white in colour and have butterfly print images on them, they are about 20 cm x 17 cm big. They have no perfume to them other than smelling fresh and clean.
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Methylperaben, Disodium EDTA, Bis-Peg/PPG-16/16 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Bisabolol, Chamiomilla Recututa Extract. I have never really looked at the ingredients in baby wipes before, there does seem to be rather a lot of chemicals, especially as they are supposed to contain 95% pure water.
The wipes do feel very thick and soft and are slightly moist. They smell clean and fresh. I found that with my daughter being two, her poo is solid and they did not seem to clean her bum as well as Johnsons wipes. I think this could be because they are not wet enough. It was taking 3 to 4 Pampers wipes to get her bottom properly clean where Johnsons only need two. I must add that due to my daughters sometimes none existant bowel movements, sometimes not going for 5 days, she is on a mild laxitive to ensure regular bowel movements, this does in turn slightly soften her poo. The wipes do come out of the packet very easily and in singles unlike Johnsons which sometimes come out in 3's or 4's. This could be because the opening of the pampers packet is bigger than on the Johnsons pack. The wipes also fall back into the packet very well after use, which means they are lot left hanging out to become dry and useless. My daughter has very sensative skin and these did not cause any rashes at all. I also used them for wiping my daughters face and hands. I was quite pleased when I used them to wipe her face as sometimes with the Johnsons wipes I do ocasionally find the odd spot on her face but the pampers seemed to cause no spots and any spots that were there when I first started to use them quickly disappeared. This must have been the Aloe in the wipe. They were however no match to the Johnsons on the dredded Wotsit Test, which as every mother knows seem the be the favorite crisp for a toddler. The Johnsons wipes were far superior in cleaning the orange tinge and sticky crumbs left on the fingers and face, this could be because the pampers wipes are just not wet enough.
The pampers wipes were just not wet enough for me, I think for the moment I will continue to use Johnsons however if using them on a younger baby they would propably work very well. It is of course a matter of personal choice.
Price and availability
Single pack of 63 wipes cost £2.33 in Tesco
Single pack of 63 wipes in a free plastic storage tub cost £2.39 in Tesco. (If the storage tub is free why is it 6p dearer to buy them in a tub!)
Double pack of 126 wipes cost £3.97 in Tesco
Quadrupal pack of 252 wipes cost £4.96 in Tesco
They are available in all major supermarkets (Asda are the same price as Tesco, Sainsburys are slightly dearer at £2.39, Morrisons are not available on my price comparison website so I'm not sure how much they charge. Boots sell them for £2.49 and Mothercare sell them for £2.99.
Further reading can be found at www.pampers.co.uk and Proctor and Gamble at www.pg.com.
Many thanks for reading. Anna
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Summary: Not my favorite