“ Brand: Simple / Type: Wipes „
Having 2 children under the age of 5, baby wipes have been on my shopping list for many years now and there are not many brands that I have not tried. One product that I keep coming back to consistently are these - Simple Baby Moisturising Wipes.
The packaging is attractive and eye-catching with a pleasant pale green, white and pink colour scheme. It also has a character as part of the branding, the well known Tiny Tatty Teddy which fits in quite well, although I am not hugely sure of the relationship between the two (other than the fact that the teddy character is quite cute and obviously a baby!). Like most wipe packets, the wipes are dispensed through a hole in the top of the packet which is covered over with a resealable sticker to keep the remaining wipes moist, clean and in the packet whilst it has been slung in your handbag.
From the packet you get the feel that these wipes are a quality product and the packaging boasts the following reasons why you should purchase these instead of competitor's brands. These claims are as follows:
* No tears formula
* Alcohol free
* Suitable even for newborn babies
* PH Balanced
* Dermatologically and Paediatrician tested and approved
It also states that it contains soothing chamomile and that they are made by Simple who are "experts in sensitive skin".
So, what are the wipes like you may ask? Admittedly they are not the most attractive wipes to look at with no pictures or print on them, but they are a decent size, plain white and made of a sort of fabric-like material which is stretchy and rather than being a opaque sheet actually has lots of little thinner areas that can be seen through. The wipes themselves have a pleasant water-like fragrance, unlike some other brands which actually smell quite offensive. Each wipe is moist, but does not leave a nasty residue which is great. I have noticed that when my Son has a touch of nappy rash, these do not sting him like some other brands do, which is obviously a plus point. I have also never found them to be drying on the skin after use.
I have used these wipes during nappy changing and also for hand and face wiping after eating and they do the job really well. They are wet enough to get even the grubbiest "bet-you-can't-guess-that-I-had-lasagne-for-tea-Mum" faces clean and do not spread the mess around making them dirtier than before you started the clean up operation! The only very slight negative is that sometimes when you open the pack the first few wipes can be a touch too wet, but this stops as you get through the pack.
These wipes are great value retailing at around £1.00 for a pack of 80 wipes and are available from your local supermarket or chemist.
Simple babywipes come in a natural green pack with a cute me to you tatty teddy bear on the front. They are called simple for a reason - they dont add harsh ingredients to their products so are kind to even the most delicate of skins. Hypoallergenic, these dont contain alcohol and are suitable for use on newborn babies. These are excellent value and can be picked up for around £1.30 ish for a pack of 80 wipes. I used these when my daughter was a baby (shes now 5) and I still buy them on a regular basis for messy mouths, sticky fingers and even taking off my make up in the evenings. These wipes are soft and don't tear easily like some other brands out there (I've tried them all). They are not soaking wet and yet they are not too dry that you need to use lots at once. Though I must add that if you leave the pack open then the top one will go dry quite quickly so remember to close that packet after use! I'd have to say, having a pack of these handy is really, well, handy :D
These were the only baby wipes I hadn't tried out of the branded products, I have a preference for Pampers but these were cheaper in Tesco at only £1 per packet.
The packet differs slightly to the picture above, it is predominently green and it has a picture of Tatty Teddy on the front. There is also a pink banner stating the wipes contain chamomile and then a checklist stating that the wipes are no more tears, alcohol free, hypoallergenic and suitable for all ages even newborn babies. You get 80 wipes in a packet which is a lot more than Pampers who have now changed the amount in their packets to 54.
You open the packet using a peel back resealable flap. This isn't a problem for me as we always manage to use the wipes before they start to dry out anyway. The wipes are about the same size as other brands. The texture of the wipes is a little different to my usual brand it is textured but held up to the light they have small holes in them, this makes them thinner than other wipes. They don't have any smell at all. The wipes were really moist from the first one right down to the last one in the packet. The contains no articificial colours of fragrances, just pro vitamin B5 and chamomile to soothe and protect your baby's skin.
The wipes are great at cleaning your baby's bottom however I have noticed that on times because of the holes the wipes have worn away and I have ended up needing to scrub my hands throughly after use! The wipes are gentle though and they haven't caused rash on my daughters bum or face. She is able to use all wipes and has been since birth with no irritation.
I also use my daughters wipes on my face to save money! These are really gentle on my skin and they do a fairly good job of removing make-up. They leave my skin feeling soft and because of the lattice texture of the wipes they are actually quite good at exfoliating my skin!
I would buy these again but only if they were on offer, normally they cost around £2 a pack and I don't think they are worth it because they are a little on the thin side. I would give them 4 out of 5 stars.
When I was pregnant, I stocked up on several essential items that I knew I would need for my baby such as nappies and wipes. Now, although being told in the hospital to only use cotton wool and water to wipe my baby's bum, I'm afraid I had no intention of using cotton wool when I left the hospital. I bought a range of wipes when I saw them on offer, one of which were these Simple Baby Moisturising Wipes, which at the time I picked up for £1 in Sainsbury's, although these usually retail around £2.48, which I think it far too expensive at full price.
The packaging of these wipes has been updated from the picture at the top, and is much more appealing with little TIny Tatty Teddy on one side of the packaging now.
Simple is a brand that I have used myself, because my skin can be sensitive and I am always wary of using perfumed products on myself, and obviously the same goes for my baby. All simple products come without perfume or colours, so it is reassuring that you are getting a product that won't irritate your baby. These wipes are also promoted has having a 'no tears formula', are 'alcohol free', 'hypoallergenic' and 'suitable even for newborn babies'. They also contain 'soothing chamomile oil' to help 'soothe baby's delicate skin'. AS well as being fragrance free, these wipes also contain Pro itamin B5 which is meant to soften and smooth the skin .
When I first took one out of the packet, I was a little disappointed with the size of the wipe. I had just finished a pack of Huggies wipes when I opened this, and I suppose these seemed a lot thinner and smaller than the wipes I was using. However, what I did immediately notice was the difference in softness. I couldn't beleive how soft these wipes were in comparison to the more textured huggies wipes. When I went to use them to clean my baby's bottom, they were so soft they glided over her skin, making it very easy to clean her especially after a dirty nappy. As expected there has been no irritation with her skin when using these wipes, and if anything I think her bottom looks less red that it sometimes does.
All in all, although I wouldn't pay full price for these wipes at £2.48, I will certainly purchase these again when I see them on offer, as of all the wipes that I have used so far on my daughter, these are my favourite in terms of softness and how they look after her skin. Simple is a brand I trust for myself, and I would certainly trust it for my baby's skin as well.
Since having my son last year I am very loyal to my baby brands. I think with hindsight I was a bit blindsided by brands my family and friends used and also, shamelessly by the packaging of some products. But, for whatever reason I have become a very loyal buyer of particular baby items and baby wipes are one of these.
I've only ever used Johnson's baby wipes for my little boy. I can be honest and admit that was because I trusted the name when I was pregnant so when I began to think about which brands to start with, these came straight to mind. Until recently I've not really wavered from this and only ever buy the Johnsons's ones. Of course I've bought the odd Pampers, Huggies etc brands on occasions if I was desperate or literally just to give them a quick whirl but without fail they only ever ended up at the bottom of the baby bag being quickly replaced by the Johnson's ones again.
When I was shopping recently I did however give these 'Simple Baby Moisturising Wipes' a go. I can't make it all sound very eloquent and say I was drawn by certain things because the only reason I bought them was that my partner had meant to leave the food shopping money that day and he had forgotten before work and needing wipes desperately I had to raid the change jar! I just about drummed up £1 in loose change and knew that if I couldn't find any on special offer in the supermarket then at least I could pop to the pound shop where they sell Johnsons wipes for £1!
Luckily I didn't need to add to my journey and found in Sainsbury's these wipes on offer for exactly £1! Babies digestive routines tend to be very firm in routine and seeing as I was expecting a 'bottom explosion' within the hour I was glad to have got these!
First I need to point out that the packaging to the above picture has changed and is a lot more baby friendly and consumer appealing now. If they looked like the bland packaging above I wouldn't have bought them, but I'm happy to say that the packaging for these is still featuring a lot of 'simple' trademark green colouring but now has pinks and different fonts and Tatty Teddy graces the front courtesy of Me to You.
I've never been a fan of the Simple range for their other products like make up removers etc. Don't really know why and I don't think I've ever been offended or irratated by their products, I just think I've probably judged them unreasonably before giving them a full whirl. The only thing that springs to mind is that once I tried their eye make-up remover and it was rubbish and I had to literally scrub my eyes to remove mascara.
These wipes were a very pleasant suprise I must admit! The packaging says they feature soothing chamomile which sooths babies skin in it's most delicate stages. It's also alcohol free with no perfume or colours added. This means it's got a great no tears formula and is hypoallergenic and is suitable even for newborn babies. They even contain Pro-Vitamin B5 which softens and sooths too.
As far as durability goes I can not fault them at all. The wipes themselves are very moist indeed and without being graphic, I need less of them to clean my little mans behind after he's been to the toilet. Combined with the fact that there is 80 wipes in each packet (this is nearly 20 more than Johnsons) means that they last for ages and I've been using this first packet for 4 days now and got approximately 1/3rd left. In contrast I would usually use one packet of Johnson's wipes every 4 days so money wise it's been fabulous!
I think the main reason behind the fact they clean so well is because of the moisture levels on the wipes, at first I thought this appeared sticky in texture but it wasn't really it just dries out on your skin after use so it remove all traces of moisture. Great for babies bottom's but not so great for my hands so I do wash them to replenish after each use for whatever the reason was.
The size of each wipe is no different to others so don't expect miracles there and the only slight downside is that the material that makes up the wipes looks like it has tiny holes in it so I'm always aware I may get something nasty on my hands through the wipe. Although this hasn't happened I would prefer those holes weren't there.
They do the same excellent job of cleanng up my sons hands and face after meal times and again I need less to clean up the same amount of his mess. The added moisture levels actually make it easier for me too because my son hates having his face wiped and so I can get it done very quickly with these!
The smell isn't really a smell in all honesty. They just have a 'cleanliness' odor about them which I'm more than satified with because if they did have a strong scent I wouldn't have used them because they would have had far too many additives in them to make them that way. Even so, the moisture is refreshing and the odor matches that perfectly.
I also use my sons baby wipes to remove my make-up. I started doing this when he was small and I just couldn't carry everything round boots in one basket so instead of make up remover wipes and baby wipes I just joined the two together. They are excellent for removing make up too, quickly and without having to rub to get it off. Even waterproof mascara comes off super easily with these.
I would give these wipes a big 5 out of five stars and although I'm not quite converted to the 'simple' brand for all of our baby wipe needs, I will deffinately purchase them again if they are on £1 offer again. I can't fault these wipes, they have exceeded my expectations in leaps and bounds. I like the packaging, I love the price, I like the durability and I like the pack size and more than anything they are excellent for doing their job.
In fact the more I think about it I may actually convert to 'simple'...only time will tell!
It seems every store has their own version of wipes these days but where do youstart if you have no experience of buying wipes?
I decided based on my mums experience with as a baby of having very sensative skin that was prone to nappy rash to buy simple baby wipes. My local discount store (Home Bargains) had these in on a discount and with a long shelf life so I stock piled before baby arrived. I did however use some for other purposes which I will explain a later.
Simple wipes are free from all the major 'nasties' such as colours, fragrances and are PH balanced. With added Pro Vitamin B5 these wipes not only clean a babies bum they moisturise too.
My experience of these wipes is they are a lot more moist than certain other brands on the market, and one wipe does a lot of 'cleaning'. We used these on a newborn and they didn't irritate her skin, so I think these are great and prove that they are kind to your skin. No fragrance is even better as your baby will continue to smell like well a baby.
Packaging wise these come in a plastic pack, with a 'flap' you can use to get wipes out and then stick it back down. We've found the stickiness remains until the last wipe so you don't risk your wipes drying out.
I paid £1.00 for a pack of 80 wipes, which I think is a bargain.
I also used these wipes to clean the exterior of my kettle and also a professional canvas style photo (as recommended by the company). These are great at removing make up too. These wipes also clean leather really well, but these are my experiences only.
Would I buy them again? Yes I would, even at the full price (which is just over £1.69 per pack) although you can pick up a bargain if you do shop around.
A great wipe, suitable for all the family.
I really like these baby wipes and are one of the brands that I buy on a regular basis.
I usually pay about £1 for them which is a very good price as they last quite a while.
I like to use good quality wipes and these feel lovely and soft and are a nice thickness. You can tell a cheaper baby wipe by the thickness and dryness as the ones I have tried are too thin and too dry but these wipes are just perfect.
With them being a Simple product I thought they would be kind to my baby's skin and I wasn't disappointed. They smell lovely and clean but not of perfume and leave my baby's skin feeling soft smooth and moisturised. I use these wipes for everything and are so handy to take out and about to clean up, not just nappy changes, but sticky hands and faces. I trust this brand as it is not harsh to skin so is good to use on my baby's face.
They clean up sticky situations very easily as they are nice and wet but not dripping so are good value because you only need to use a couple at a time.
Three weeks ago I had my third baby.... a gorgeous little boy who has totally stolen my heart. After having two girls I was expecting another pink bundle so it was a big suprise to get one of the blue variety. He is totally scrummy and I am enjoying every sleepless minute but it quite weird to go back to the baby bit again.
I went to hospital equiped with my baby bag and full of best intentions. I know that it is advised that you use cotton wool and water when changing nappies opposed to wipes and I did start off for the first couple of weeks using this method. Although I want to do everything I can for my little boy's brand new skin I am also aware houw much easier baby wipes make nappy changing. I bought a packet of wipes for when we were out and about but the honest truth is, once I had used them a couple of times I didn't look back.
I am still aware though that I don't want to put anything harsh on his little bottom so after scanning the shelves I decided to go for these Simple Soft Wipes. After looking at the blurb on the packaging, these sounded like the perfect choice. They were labelled as being:
- 100% Perfume & colour free.
- pH balanced
- Gentle baby wipes
- Paediatrician approved
- Dermatologically approved
I bought a pack containing 80 of these wipes for a reasonable £1.39 from my local Tesco's. This seemed like a good price compared to some of the other premium brands although I am aware that there are always some kind of offer on for baby wipes.
I used these wipes straight away on my little one, and was really happy with the quality and texure. They did indeed feel very soft against the skin so I was confident that they would be harsh or rough when I was wiping him up. Since using these I have had no problems with his skin and they have indeed made nappy changing much easier than the more traditional cotton wool and water.
My only criticism would be is that these wipes are perhaps a little too moist, especially as you get towards the bottom of the pack. I have often foun myself using cotton wool just to ensure that he is dry enough to have a new nappy put on as if he were too wet this could lead to him getting a bit red and sore.
I will deifinately buy these again. I have trust in the brand and am happy with the product and the results it has produced.
When you have a baby who has very sensitive bottom you get used to having to buy very specific products to avoid any irritation to them. Our daughter was one of those babies. Anything perfumed would bring her out in a rash over her skin. Even products such as pampers sensitive wipes were still disagreeing with her gentle skin. There were only two baby wipes that we could use. One of these was Asda's Little Angels and the other was Simple Baby.
Cost-wise for most of the past eighteen months I bought the Asda wipes, they were always on offer at £1 per packet. Occassionally I would purchase a packet of Simple baby but they were £1.89 and this was a lot more to pay, especially when we went through so many wipes. Recently though, as children do, she has needed less and less baby wipes and a packet is lasting a lot longer now so I have upgraded to Simple Baby. As good as Asda's Little Angels were, it is very nice to have a softer, more moist wipe.
The packet of the Simple baby wipes is a pale green. It looks very fresh and clean and tones in to the rest of the Simple range very nicely. On the front of the packet it says "Experts in Sensitive Skin. No Perfume, No Colour" and this pretty much sums up the ethos of Simple in general. In another band of pink you see the word 'Moisurising' and there is a small graphic saing that the wipes include Pro Vitamin B5 and added moisturisers. Simple Baby also offer
So you can safely assume that these will be very gentle on your baby. And I can vouch for that. Our little one even had issues with getting water on her skin as a newborn and the Simple Baby wipes did not once irritate her.
To use the wipes you lift the resealable lid and removes the wipes. You unfold them and gently wipe them wherever you need to cleanse. They should be thrown away at this stage and never flushed down the toilet. In large cities the number one cause of blocked drains is baby wipes!
If you were to compare a Simple Baby wipe to another cheaper brand you would find that the Simple Wipes are more stretchy and soft. They are also thicker and are wetter. This all adds up and gives you a great product. I use these myself to remove my make-up from my face at night, although I do find I need to use a moisturiser afterwards as my skin is a tiny bit tight.
It's nice to have been able to make a change to a slightly more luxurious product now that we are not going through quite so many nappies. I think I will probably stick with Simple from here on in, as it really is a quality product.
I would highly recommend it if you do find your little one suffers from sensitive skin.
Now let's just get one thing clear, I don't have a baby so there's no reason why I should be reviewing baby wipes... yet I am!
I am pretty lazy when it comes to removing my make-up so I love using make-up removal wipes, but these do work out to be quite expensive. I was out shopping with my friend a while ago and picked up some Simple make-up wipes when she told me to put them back and get baby wipes instead. We were in Home Bargains so I only paid 99p for the pack and you get more wipes in a pack and they are bigger than make-up wipes.
They come in standard Simple packaging, green and white with a pink ribbon design saying 'Moisturising... with Pro-Vitamin B5 and added moisturisers'. They also claim: 'No Tears. Peadiatrician Approved. Dermatologist Approved. Hypoallergenic. pH Balanced. You get 80 wipes in a pack. There is a plastic lid on the pack that clicks shut so that the wipes don't dry out.
The wipes feel quite thick and stretchy, they have the feel of being good quality. They are about the size of an A5 sheet of paper, so if you wanted to be frugal and cut them in half to last longer you'd still have plenty to use.
Because they're formulated for baby skin, they are very gentle whilst being very effective at removing make up, even my waterproof mascara comes off without a struggle! They do not dry the skin nor do they leave a greasy residue.
These are also handy at little cleaning jobs, I've used them to wipe grubby marks off the doors and walls and clean the bathroom sink (I use the wipe to clean around the bathroom once I've used it, we're in a recession you know!), they're brilliant all-rounders!
Since converting to these I don't plan on going back to over priced make-up wipes that do exactly the same job! When I do have a baby I plan on sticking with Simple!
If it's good enough for a baby's bum it's good enough for my face ;D As much as this sounds odd i was forever going through face wipes and believe me they aren't that cheap for 20 wipes! So as funny as it sounds my dad suggested i have a look at the baby wipes and well, dad, what a great suggestion. The baby wipes are always on offer unlike the face wipes and you get so so much more for your money, it's ace! I buy mine from wilkinsons usually at around £2 for 200 wipes. There is no difference whats so ever in the product other than it takes up a little more room in my beauty draw. The wipes are soft, leave a smooth feeling to the skin and get rid of all my make-up and water proof mascara's (when worn). I have got the majority of my friends on this bargain now and if your a student and love your make-up i deffinately suggest you go out and buy yourself some babywipes in replace of makeup wipes!
Having tried a number of different baby wipes over the last few years, Simple Baby Moisturising Soft Wipes are our number one choice.
The packaging reflects the colour of the Simple branding and clearly details the benefits of the simple wipes which includes that they are hypoallergenic, dermatologist approved, ph balanced, etc. For me these proved to be the most effective and kindest wipes for our little girl's skin.
The babywipes are accessed through a large, plastic resealable lid. This resealable lid ensures that the babywipes stay moist and that only one wipe is dispensed at a time; whereas other wipes we have tried have dispensed several wipes in one go ! Additionally, by the time you get to the end of the pack the last few baby wipes are still moist and not too wet, which is something we've experienced with other brands.
The wipes have proved to be strong and very effective at cleaning dirty little bums and sticky fingers, they leave my daughter's skin soft and clean. I've also used them to remove my make-up without any adverse effects. Amazingly, they have also been effective at removing dirty marks from paintwork, biro from my leather sofa ... etc, the list of uses for these babywipes is endless !! My sister also uses them to de-ice her windscreen but I've not tried that one yet !
My only criticism about Simple Baby Wipes would be that they are very rarely on offer like competitor brands; however if you have a Home Bargains near you they are very cheap to buy there or failing that we always stock up at Sainsburys.
I would definitely recommend these baby wipes for a variety of purposes.
After having our son, the midwives in the hospital recommended that only cotton wool and water should be used on our little one's bottom, at least for the first few days. This was lovely. Ever tried wiping something with the consistency of treacle off a wriggling baby? It was a delightful experience. Therefore when we were discharged after four days, we opted to use wipes. I went a little bit crazy when I was pregnant and bought Johnson's, Pampers, Simple and Huggies wipes as I had no idea which would be best so I had quite a selection to choose from to use on my precious newborns backside.
As we all know, Simple specialise in products suitable for sensitive skin as they don't contain any needless perfumes or chemicals, just very basic ingredients. I have used numerous simple products in the past and they have always worked great on my sensitive skin and so I decided they would be suitable for my baby's delicate skin.
We originally bought our wipes from Boots for around £2 but recently found them in our local Home Bargains for 99p so we stocked up! You can buy them in the normal packs with the peel back strip to keep the wipes fresh but the recent packs we bought have a plastic click lid to keep them moist which is really handy for taking out and about. For some reason I find it much easier to get each individual wipe out of the pack with the lid on than I did using the original packaging. With the original packaging I'd end up pulling out about 5 wipes when I only wanted one as they all stuck together.
As you'd expect of a Simple product, the wipes don't have an overpowering scent but are lightly fragranced. I think this is due to the moisturiser that is added to the wipes rather than any perfume. I find them moist enough to tackle stuck on poo (a lovely image, I know!) without being too moist to make a mess. They are lovely and soft and just the right thickness. Other cheaper wipes I have tried have looked like they are about to fall apart which isn't great when you've got a dirty bum to contend with.
These wipes are so great for sensitive skin, I feel happy using them on my baby's face and hands when he's made a mess with his food. I have even tried them on my own skin when I ran out of my own face wipes, figuring if they are good enough for my baby they are good enough for me, and they did an adequate job and there was definitely no irritation.
I really do recommend these wipes, they are cheap, versatile and great for sensitive skin. Unlike Huggies wipes that just seem to smear the poo everywhere (sorry!), these wipes are one of the best I've come across. Anything that makes nappy changing time an easier experience gets a big thumbs up from me.
- Well packaged
- Thick and soft
- Good for travelling
If you read my Johnson's wipes review you might remember (!?!) that I have had loads of problems with my son's skin being irritated by wipes.... these simple wipes are the answer! I love them, I love them, I love them!
The list of ingredients on the back isn't as scary as some other makes, and I bought them because of the moisuturising properties and I've used simple products in the past and found them excellent.
They clean up mess really well even that sticky gunky poo with one or two wipes. The wipes are strong enough to not stretch loads when you pull them out of the packet. But here is the one disadvantage that bugs the life out of me sometimes. When I pull one wipe I end up with a handful I have to try and stuff back in. Maybe I'm being impatient or too quick while trying to hold my son from grabbing at the mess I don't know. Even so when I push them back in and seal the packet they're still nice and damp for the next use, whereas other brands can dry out quite quickly.
My son has had no discomfort with these wipes and never any skin redness. I use them when going away for the weekend with him to take off my make up and they get mascara off nicely so I don't need to carry around bottles and bottles of stuff.
They are more costly I think I paid around £1.30 in tesco last time. And I've never seen them on promotion. But the benefit to my son's skin far outweighs this. I haven't seen them in my local chemist's so not sure how easy to get they are outside of the supermarkets.
My daughter started suffering from ezcema at about 6 months after using products from a well known brand at which stage we started using these wipes. 2 and a half years later and now on 2nd child, they are always in my shopping trolley on a weekly basis. Ok they are never on special offers like the others, but currently retailing at £1.20 per pack at tesco, they dont actually need to be as they are already cheaper than the BOGOF's.
These wipes dont give off the baby smell likes others, but this certainly reduces the irration to babies skin, they are really moist and dont dry out. The pack has the handy clip-top, which I found a god send as it seems to reduce the amount of wipes pulled out at a time. Additionally, some wipes I initially tried, seemed to stretch when pulled out the packaging, these seem a little thicker, without being difficult to handle.
They are as kind as water and cotton wool on very young children, I have used these from birth with my second child with no adverse effects and you actually get 80 per pack as opposed to 64 in most other brands (disregarding supermarket own makes) which makes them great value for money.
Gently cleanses without irritating baby's skin, colour and perfume free.