Product Type: Asda Nappies & Wipes
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Asda Baby Wipes
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Asda Baby Wipes
Advantages: Cheap, effective, non-irritating
Disadvantages: Eco-friendly range in not so eco friendly packaging
Asda Little Angels Fragrance Free Cotton Soft Baby Wipes
With having a 6-month-old daughter I am getting through quite a few baby wipes everyday. I need them for nappy changes but have to use them for the likes of mopping up food from her hands and face and whatever else takes my fancy.
The leading brand wipes such as Pampers & Huggies are alright don't get me wrong, but I feel they are excessively overpriced and don't do the job any better than the more budget ranges offered by supermarkets, in fact some of the more expensive leading brands even contain chemicals which as I find have irritated my daughters skin.
So, I have been buying Asda wipes since my daughter was about a month old and they haven't failed me yet. They get the job done effectively and quickly, not to mention the fact they are very reasonably priced.
Not only do I use them on my daughter but they are also very effective for all the family. I use them to remove my make-up and to freshen up after a long day and my partner finds them handy to keep in his car to quickly clean his hands after touching his engine oil.
Asda have 3 different types of wipes in their 'Little Angels' range, all of which aren't tested on animals. Here's a bit more information on these 3 types -
Fragranced & Fragrance Free - 80 pack:
Both the fragranced and fragrance free wipes are available to buy as an 80 pack, these are both dermatologically tested and you will find that each cotton soft wipe is enriched with both aloe vera and baby lotion to care for your baby's skin. The aloe vera is to help care for your little ones skin and the added baby lotion helps to prevent nappy rash.
The 'fragrance free' range is also available to buy as a travel pack of 24 wipes that I find are great for carrying in my baby's changing bag or in the car.
Eco Wipes - 72 pack:
Asda have recently brought in a new addition to their 'Little Angels' range - these wipes are available as a 72 pack, which are biodegradable and are made from sustainable resources. Each cotton enhanced wipe (15% cotton) is again enriched with aloe vera, which is of the 'certified organic' type; each wipe also contains camomile which helps care for the skin.
It may also be worth adding that these Eco wipes are also free from harsh irritants that are commonly used in other branded wipes, chemicals such as alcohol, soap, sodium lauryl sulphates and parabens.
All 3 types of baby wipes in the 'Little Angels' range are clinically tested and certified as being hypo-allergenic so I use them being assured that they are literally as good if not better than the more expensive bands.
I have personally tried all of the wipes in their range and will say that they all do as good a job as each other. I would rate the 'fragrance free' ones the best as they are even less likely to cause irritation to particularly sensitive skin types such as my daughters and my own.
Each 80 pack of the fragranced and fragrance free range come in a thick plastic sealed bag with a flip open type plastic lid. When new, you have to remove a safety seal which is easily peeled off to reveal an opening where you can them pull the wipes from inside the packet. The plastic lid then re-closes to retain the moisture of the wipes.
The 24 travel pack of the fragrance free range come in the same thick plastic bag type packet as the 80 pack but it simply has a re-sealable sticker type seal to reseal the packet keeping the freshness of the wipes.
You will find that the fragranced wipes are sold in a pink and white coloured packet with bold pink writing whereas the fragrance free variety is in a white packet with bold green writing (This applies to both the 80 and 24 packs) - so you can't easily be confused between the two types.
The Eco wipes are sold in a similar style packet as the fragrance and fragrance free range - a plastic bag with a plastic flip type lid. They have green writing in a bold font and have a picture of a young infant covering the front of the packet.
I am assuming that all of the actual packets are non-recyclable as there is nothing stating otherwise on the packaging, so in my opinion it does slightly defeat the point of the 'Eco wipes' being sold as 'eco friendly'. Mind you, I guess what Asda are trying to sell is the fact that the actual wipes in that particular range are biodegradable more so than the packaging itself being eco friendly.
The 80 wipes pack of both the fragranced and fragrance free 'Little Angels' wipes are available from as little as £1.00 per pack. However, I frequently find that Asda are running good value deals such as 5 packs for £4 thus making them even better value.
The travel pack of fragrance free cotton soft baby wipes are available to buy from 48 pence and as you may know, this is highly competitive compared to the likes of the other 2 major leading brands.
The Eco Wipes - 72 pack are available at a slightly higher price of £2.00 a packet, if you like the idea of them being eco-friendly and biodegradable then you will be more than happy to pay slightly extra for these wipes.
I certainly do recommend these wipes to anyone who would use them. I guess you don't even have to have a baby to have some kind of requirement for them. They act as a great alternative to make up wipes and work out a lot cheaper too.
As I find with some of the other branded wipes, they tend to be either excessively wet or dry and believe me, this is something which is extremely important as it affects the overall effectiveness of the product. The fact that I haven't had a single Asda wipe in the 'Little Angels' range which is too wet or too dry makes cleaning my little lady as pleasurable as such a tedious job can be and is actually quite refreshing to use on myself.
The 'Little Angels' range is a great all round range which offers high quality, effectiveness and isn't overpriced - basically its one of those rare products that actually does exactly what it says on the packaging.
© grown_up_girlie, November 2008
Summary: A cheap and effective product that is suitable for the whole family on an evry day basis.