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Sainsbury's Basics Baby Wipes
Member Name: Radusiq
Sainsbury's Basics Baby Wipes
Advantages: cheap, strong wipes
Disadvantages: unkind to skin and very dry
As my motherhood progresses into second week, it is safe to say most my plans what I will and won't do and allow fell apart. One of them was not using wet wipes, due to amount of chemicals they contain, however I had a few sample packs and they proved to be so incredibly handy I couldn't resist. When I ran out, I didn't want to buy any more but came across Sainsbury's Basic Baby wipes - 80 wipes for only 57p. It wasn't only the price that made me buy them, but mainly list of ingredients - not at all organic, safe or healthy, but with only 6 ingredients they could almost compete with some Organic versions (my rule: less ingredients = simpler products = generally better than fancy versions).
These wipes come in standard Sainsbury's Basic plastic film packaging - white and orange, with all the basic information written at the back. Packaging is not recyclable. At front there is simple resealable sticker opening through which wipes are pulled out. I find the sticker flap sticky enough, too - there's no need to store the pack bottom up to prevent the flat from opening.
Wipes are both strong and large enough, not flimsy as I would expect from cheap own brand item. They don't tear, or stick together when pulling out, which is always a plus. They have quite a strong perfume-y scent to them, I don't particularly mind but it's really not needed on wipes.
On the other side I must list a few minuses - the worst one being, they are very, very dry - perhaps ok to wipe my little one after a mild pee but certainly not enough for proper clean, so they are pretty much unable to serve their purpose. Almost just as bad is the fact they dry my hands very much - what must they do to baby skin then?! (for record, I stopped using them on baby as soon as I noticed).
All in all - good enough for household cleaning, perhaps for adults on the go to wash hands etc, but I don't find them handy nor safe to use on baby skin, especially due to the being very drying. I will not buy again, and perhaps this will be a lesson for me I should stick to my original plans containing flannels, warm water and drop of tea tree oil.
Summary: useless for its primary purpose - cleaning baby
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