As a first time mother I was eager to do everything right, and followed the guidance to only use cotton wool for the first 4 weeks (or it might have been 6 weeks, I can't remember now a few months later). It was fiddly, but we didn't know any better, and I actually got so used to it that I was dreading moving onto using baby wipes.
However, we had stocked up on a load of Aldi baby wipes in one of their baby events before our baby was born, so had plenty ready to use, along with various other free samples, and a load from Asda.
Aldi do two types of baby wipes - normal, and sensitive, and it is sensitive which I have experience of using. Both types cost 64p per pack, and with 64 wipes in a pack this is 1p per wipe. However, they work out significantly cheaper when bought in bulk at the Aldi baby event.
I use the wipes when changing nappies obviously, and one is enough if just wet, but obviously more if it's dirty as well. I will often use one to clean my hands temporarily before I can get to the sink to wash them properly. We also use the wipes for cleaning our baby when he doesn't need a bath or proper wash, but just a wipe down.
I know that some mothers don't like wipes, think they are full of unnatural stuff, and can harm baby etc. However, I'm not really fussed - they clean my baby, don't irritate his skin in any way, don't really smell of anything, and are generally great. They have just the right amount of moistness too - Asda (which we bought a load of) ones seem a lot dryer.
Highly recommended - but stock up during baby events.
I purchased these wipes originally because I had a money-off voucher, and I do my weekly shop in Aldi. I was pleasantly surprised - I usually use other supermarket own-brand wipes, and have occasionally used value ones. These are as good as the other supermarket own ones, in my opinion. The packaging is standard fayre for wipes, with a sticky-close opening, and they are easy to pull out one at a time. The stickiness lasts well, and the packaging is good quality for the price.
The wipes are available in fragranced or sensitive. My daughter doesn't have sensitive skin, so I bought the fragranced as I feel is adds freshness after use but that's a personal choice. The fragrance is clean, slightly soapy, typical of baby products and not offensive. The wipes feel moist enough, and on using them to change nappies, I found that they clean effectively and are a reasonable size - no, they are not as thick as branded wipes, but personally I would rather pay less for a mid-range wipe like these. For a wet nappy, I can get away with just one wipe, whereas for a dirty one I tend to use 3 (or more if it's a particularly bad one - apologies for the nappy content talk!). They clean very effectively, and I have had no problems with skin irritation on my child's skin.
As well as nappy changing, I use these wipes to clean my daughter's face / hands in emergencies e.g. chocolate-related mess out and about. With some other wipes I have sometimes noticed a slight pink rash on the face after using them, but these produced no irritation at all which is a great bonus. I also find them great for cleaning makeup off my hands when applying it in the car (as a passenger, I might add!) and generally for any emergency small spills, marks etc. They have always easily matched the performance of other supermarket own brands for me, and outperformed value / basics ones. Overall, they are great value at 79p a pack for 80 wipes.
I buy a lot of products from aldi and I was dissapointed with these wipes compared to other own brand wipes that are around the same price. You get 80 wipes for 79p which is a great price. These wipes are available in normal or sensitive, they are hypoallergenic, fragrance free (sensitive wipes), cotton soft embossed and contain a dermatologically tested lotion with natural aloe vera and chamomile which is basically the same as well known brands but at a fraction of the cost. These wipes are easy to open but unfortunatly they only have the sticky bit of plastic to close them which as we mothers know don't stay sticky, don't close and dry out the wipes. I found these wipes dry compared to other similar priced supermarket brands, however this could be due to the opening of the pack or they are just dry wipes. If these wipes were to have a plastic clip shut pack I would definatly try these wipes again as they are soft, they do the job but I personally dont feel they are wet enough to give baby a clean.