Product Type: Sainsbury's baby products
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Sainsbury's Basics Baby Wipes
Member Name: brittle1906
Sainsbury's Basics Baby Wipes
Advantages: Cheap and incredibly useful
Disadvantages: On the small side
Review of Sainsbury's Basics Baby wipes
I don't have a baby but I do buy baby wipes, mainly to use as a means of a quick freshen up when on travelling and for other random tasks. As I'm not using the wipes for their intended purpose, I see no reason to purchase a premium brand and seek out the most inexpensive baby wipes I can.
==The Baby Wipes==
Presented in a simple plastic pouch with a peel back label for means of access. These wipes come in a pack of 80 wipes and are incredibly cheap. They currently sell in Sainsbury's supermarkets for around 51p making them a real bargain buy in my opinion.
Size wise, these wipes are not as large as some of the branded wipes on the market, nor are they as thick, which may make them less desirable for baby changing use. The actual texture of the wipes is a little firmer than the cloth type baby wipe many companies produce, but given the low price I do not consider this to be off-putting. Scent wise, these wipes have a mild, powdery scent which is quite pleasant. The pack is resealable by means of a sticky tab. The wipes are moist, but not dripping wet and they do seem to retain the moisture providing the tab is pressed down after use.
The wipes are produced in the United Kingdom and Sainsbury's are against animal testing in relation to their cosmetic products.
==Uses For Baby Wipes==
As mentioned, I use these wipes to freshen up when travelling, we do a lot of touring in a motor home and these are nice to have at hand when on the road. The are useful for wiping sticky fingers or to keep hygienic when using camp-site or public loos which sometimes have limited supplies of soap etc. I also use a baby wipe to give the loo seat a quick once over before using the facilities if necessary. I have also been known to use these as a type of moist toilet tissue in cases of dire emergency!
Apart from the obvious toilet related uses, I have found these wipes invaluable for a variety of purposes, including:-
Removing sticky traces left by price tags.
Cleaning the narrow space between the spokes of the backs of my dining room chairs.
Removing the residue left on the skin by plasters.
Cleaning car interior, i.e. dashboard, steering wheel.
Removing engine oil from skin
Cleaning the computer keyboard (obviously turn off the power first!)
Dusting the slats on window blinds
Removing ink and marker pen from children's skin.
Dusting painted skirting boards.
Wiping down less than hygienic looking tables in McD's when out with my grandchildren.
Emergency make up removal.
Cleaning plastic light switches
Freshening up in warm weather, press a baby wipe against your forehead, it is really cooling!
Wiping down garden implements, trowels and forks etc. before storing.
Cleaning hard to reach areas being the knobs on the cooker
Clearing up little spills and splashes from make up, food etc.
Calm frizzy hair in an emergency...a rub over with a baby wipe will tame flyaway hair
Quick clean round in the bathroom, works a treat at removing toothpaste marks.
Obviously not an exhaustive list, but thought I'd share a few of my favourite uses for these little wipes.
A word of warning, I would not recommend these wipes on polished wooden furniture, as the wipe can remove the surface shine. Also I'd be wary of using on leather furniture, my daughter tried to remove ink from the arm of her sofa with baby wipes and ended up with a nasty mark on the leather.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
For 51p you would have to go a long way to beat these baby wipes. I have found that they are safe to use on skin, no one in my family has ever had a bad reaction to these wipes and we all have slightly sensitive skins. I keep a pack in my bathroom, another in the kitchen and as mentioned another in my car, I really do find them incredibly handy to have around as they have a multitude of uses. .
I would say that for nappy changing use, you would probably need to use several wipes for an 'explosive' nappy, yes I am a mum and I remember those! . That said, these Sainsbury's Basics baby wipes represent good value for money and are certainly worth trying.
Thank you for reading
ębrittle1906 June 2012
N.B. My reviews may appear on other sites under the same user name.
Summary: A bargain buy which does the job.