“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cotton wool balls „
I think I got a little bit carried away when my little boy was born and bought so many bags of cotton wool balls that we still have quite a few bags under his cotbed waiting to be used! They are so handy though and I find myself using them pretty much everyday for all sorts of tasks. I dont use them as much as I did when he was first born though. In the beginning I would use these whenever I changed his nappy as they were much more gentle than baby wipes and we got through bags of the stuff.
These cotton wool balls are from Tesco and they are part of their baby range so they are made specifically for baby although I don't think there is really much difference between the baby ones and the ones for regular everyday use.
The cotton wool balls are made of 100% pure cotton and are fairly large which I like as when you get them wet they don't shrink down as much as the smaller ones do. Tesco say that these balls are soft and absorbent and I definitely agree with that. When I used to change my boy's nappy these balls really soaked up any little accidents that had escaped and I find I only needed a couple for each nappy which was nice.
The balls are really quite strong as well and although you can pull them apart which is handy, they do not fall apart when you try and use them. They also don't leave lots of fibres which I've found other cheaper brands might do.
Nowadays although I do not change my little boys nappy with these I use them for so many baby related tasks. Whenever my little boy or girl has a grazed knee, which is pretty much everyday in our house, these balls are great because you can dip them in water and clean up the wound hygiencially and cleanly and better than using a towel or a baby wipe. The balls really absorb the excess blood and stop the bleeding fairly fast. I also use these to wipe my little boys eyes as he gets quite a few goopey eyes now and again. Again I find the balls really quite hygienic and really up to the task.
These balls are great for my beauty routine too. I have special cotton wool pads to remove my makeup but if I unexpectedly run out I know I have these cotton balls on hand should I need to sue them. They are actually really good at removing makeup and applying moisturiser so I probably should use them all the time.
The balls come in a bag of 100 balls and it has a drawstring close at the top which is handy as it keeps them in the bag well. I can't remember what I paid now, probably around the £1 area which I think is good value for these Tesco cotton wool balls.
I buy cotton wool balls on a fairly regular basis as I find them incredibly useful for a variety of reasons. However, I am not particular brand loyal when it comes to this product and will just generally buy whatever happens to be on offer at the time. A few weeks back I picked up some Tesco own brand "baby" cotton wool balls which contained approximately 100 buds for £1.30.
The packaging must have been recently updated as mine is a little different from dooyoo's picture. Packaging is a simple clear plastic bag, the picture of the front shows two cartoon fluffy sheep standing on green grass with a blue sky in the background. General information is given on the back including Tescos refund policy. A warning is given to keep the bag away from babies and children. It also advised that care should be taken as the product may contain traces of seed husk or stalk.
These cotton wool balls are part of Tescos baby range, they would certainly be useful for cleaning babies during bath time, especially for topping and tailing. They also make a more natural alternative to using baby wipes during nappy changing. Personally I use these cotton balls as part of my beauty regime. I have used them to remove nail polish from my nails by simply applying a small amount of nail polish remover to the ball then wiping my nail. I have also used them to apply toner to my face and to remove eye make up. I also bought an extra pack of these for bedding for my pet Degus!
Having used these cotton wool balls for a few weeks now I have been really happy with them and feel they are just as good as leading brands. They are soft to touch and absorb ant too. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the packs I bought did not contain any unwanted stalks or husks.
I have no problems recommending these cotton buds. They are cheaply priced but just as good as many of the branded ones I have bought in the past.
They can be bought in Tesco stores and on line (delivery charges may apply)
100 cotton wool balls - £1.30
300 cotton wool balls - £2.25
Before having my baby daughter, I was told on a tour of the maternity ward at our local hospital that we weren't to use baby wipes to clean a baby's bottom, but only cotton wool and water. Now, I knew that when I got home I would be using wipes, but as it was my first baby, I did as I was told and brought my own cotton wool balls in my hospital bag and that it what I used whilst in hospital. It was these Tesco cotton wool balls that I initially bought and it is what I have continued to buy.
Tesco currently sell as bag of 300 cotton wool balls for a very reasonable £2.12, since in a lot of shops you are getting 100 for around the £1 mark so it is good value.
The packaging is clear so you can see the cotton wool balls inside, and on the front of the bag, it states that these cotton wool balls are 'soft and absorbent' as well as being '100% cotton'. THe only slight disadvantage about the bag they come in, is that once opened, you cannot close it again, as it does not have a drawstring, so you need to keep it upright. Not vitally important but it would be a useful addition to the packaging.
These cotton wool balls are roughly the same size, although you do find the odd one that is a funny shape with a little bit hanging off.
I used these balls, as I said at the start, in the hospital to clean my baby's bottom and although they did clean it well, I wouldn't be bothered with the hassle of using cotton wool, however that has nothing to do with this product. I now use these cotton wool balls every morning to clean my baby's face and eyes. My daughter may not always be keen on getting this done every morning, but it does seem to do the job at keeping her face and her eyes clean. I also use it when necessary under her chin, where milk can sometimes gather that has dribbled down when she is drinking her bottle - she is a very messy drinker!
All in all, for the very good price of £2.12 for 300 cotton wool balls, this is a great product for a baby. However, you don't need to have a baby to make use of these balls, as before my daughter was born, I would have used cotton wool balls to remove nail varnish and, on occasion, eye make up. Not getting a lot of time nowadays to paint my nails or wear a lot of make up, means that I only use these balls for my baby and I find them to be excellent and do the job perfectly. A great product!
Since I was a little girl cotton wool was always a product which was in the house, I never really knew what it was used for until I started to wear make up and nail varnish and since then I have never been without a bag of it. I find that the Tesco's My Baby bag of cotton wool balls seems to be one of the best I have been able to find.
The cotton wool balls come in a clear plastic bag which has a small white rectangle on the front, in this there is a cute picture of a baby elephant on a cloud and the product name, there is also the Tesco my baby logo here too. On the back of the bag there is another white rectangle which has all of the product information in. The cotton wool inside is white in colour and they are small balls.
Each ball is a good size and almost round in shape, each individual one does slightly differ. They are nice and fluffy to the touch and very soft. I have found that the balls can actually be opened up and the cotton wool can be used flat in a sort of pad if needed, I have never really had to use it this way as the balls are perfect for what I tend to use it for. The thickness is good and I find they can hold a lot of moisture.
I tend to use these for makeup removal, I find by just putting a small blob of baby lotion on the ball allows me to fully remove all of my eye makeup, one ball is needed for each eye. The cotton wool is very soft and does not irritate the delicate skin and I find I don't have to apply that much pressure either to get it all off. I also use these for removing nail varnish. The thickness of the ball means that I am able to get enough of the varnish remover onto a pad so they manage to remove one complete set of nails with just one ball.
I did use cotton wool on my boys when they were babies. When bathing them as new born I always wet the balls and used them on the face and delicate eye areas, they were great in this job, the cotton wool does not break or fall apart when wet and it does firm up enough to be able to remove dirty marks and even small amount of sleep which had formed in the corner of babies eyes. They are very mild on the soft skin and do not irritate at all.
The cotton wool balls are made from 100% cotton which means they are pure and soft and ideal for delicate or sensitive skin. Hubby has on occasions used these and has not had any reaction on his sensitive skin.
There is a warning on the back of the bag for the balls which states that the bag holding the balls is made from plastic so must be kept away from small children and babies. Unfortunately the packaging is not recyclable. The cotton wool balls need to be placed in the bin when they have been used and not flushed down the toilet. My boys have flashed a couple of them and they do take a good few flushes to go down.
The bag size gives you roughly 300 balls which lasts me for a good 2 months and this is with me using them daily. The value for money is great and this bag comes in at just under £2. I do find that if you look at the cotton wool bags in the make up isle in Tesco it is a lot more pricey then the ones in the baby isle so do check there when buying this.
I am more than happy to give these cotton wool balls the full 5 stars as they are great for so many jobs. They are good value for money and the bag size means they last. For the price of them I also have no problems in letting my boys use them for craft projects and they are easy to stick to pictures and make good fake fur and snow! Highly recommended by me.