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Boot basics- not brilliant for baby's bottom!
Boots Basic Cotton Wool
Member Name: h_perry
Boots Basic Cotton Wool
Date: 19/11/12, updated on 23/01/13 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Soft, price
Disadvantages: Rubbish to use when dry constantly sticks and breaks up into pieces.
==Boots basics cotton wool balls==
As most mums and dads know, when your little bundle of joy arrives you are expected to clean their nappies with cotton balls and water as there are no chemicals, so in theory no nappy rash. This is meant to be done for the first 6 weeks of your baby's life. However, these cotton balls are more of a hindrance than a help. I switched to wipes at 3 weeks and have found that we are now on week four and my baby so far (touch wood) has not got nappy rash. Cotton wool balls are not as practical when out and about unless you improvise and pre wet them and store them in a Tupperware box. These cotton wool balls put me off to be honest. They come in bags of 100 and cost 95p from Boots online, as most of you know who read my reviews I am a bulk ordering barmpot. My house looks like I am preparing for a disaster and I need supplies for the next 6 months. In actual fact I bulk order from the UK as we are living in Cyprus and to be honest it is hard work getting to the local supermarkets without fearing for your life as people shun any sense of road and other driver awareness, plus the prices for the majority of things are ridiculous for a similar pack of these over here we would be took in the Euro4 mark for one packet and I have to bulk buy as delivery here is hit and miss and it takes between 6-8 weeks for large parcels from the UK (that's a lot of cotton wool needed for this time length).
I purchased a fair few bags of this cotton, to be disappointed from the start. The bag is re-sealable with a drawstring opening; this is helpful as you know the cotton wool will stay clean and dry. When I started to use these I found it much easier using them wet to clean up my baby, but when I tried to dry him down with them like the midwife suggests to prevent nappy rash, this is when my cotton wool hell began! I would be drying him off and the cotton wool would be sticking to him and then I would be spending the next 10 minutes trying to pick the little bits off, very frustrating when its 3am, you have had about 2 hours sleep and your little one is crying for a bottle! I then started using wipes on a night it was more practical as I didn't have to keep bringing him downstairs (where the changing table is) and then back upstairs as it was causing a lot of pain with the C-section. The wipes weren't causing a rash and my little boy was not bothered by them. The only major advantage of these cotton balls is that they are lovely and soft but that is about it I am afraid. If I could give new mums one bit of advice, go off your instinct and if your baby's skin is fine with sensitive wipes then don't waste your time with these!
Summary: Not a good purchase