“ Brand: Asda / Type: Wipes „
My little grandson is toilet training right now and has been for a few weeks, since he started my daughter and my wife and I have spent a small fortune on Kandoo flushable toilet wipes, so when we saw the much cheaper Asda version we had to give them a go.
What you get is a packet of 60 wet wipes that differ from baby wipes in texture and in that these can be flushed whereas baby wipes cannot.
The packet of 60 costs 74p which is less than half of what the Kandoo ones cost; these are .
Even though these are fragrance free and dermatologically tested, they still seemed to leave my grandsons bum a bit red which is a problem we never had with Kandoo which is a shame really as there were no other real problems to speak of.
These wipes are not quite as moist as the Kandoo version but I didn't really find that to be a problem, they can only be flushed one at a time which I do not remember Kandoo saying about theirs but I would have to check that.
It can be a bit annoying if you have to flush only one wipe at a time so if Kandoo do not have this problem then that would put me off these too I guess but the main and only real problem is that they do not seem to be as kind to the little ones skin as kandoo and that alone would be enough to make me happy to pay more.
Ok I guess this product is meant to be for the kids but nothing on the wrapping tells me I shouldn't be wiping my bottom with these if I choose to!
I'm afraid that I'm a hygiene freak and I do like to keep fresh and clean at all times and I actually purchased these as I was doing a 12 hour car trip and was simply worried about my personal hygiene, I mean sitting in a hot car and stuff worried me somewhat!
Green plastic oblong packet with a picture of a purple hippo on the front. I'm told they are Asda 'Great Stuff' Fragrance Free Toilet Training Wipes and I'm told there are 60 wipes in the packet and that they are easy to use fragrance toilet wipes and that they are for clean little bottoms & hands 'n' faces too and that they are hypo-allergenic, flushable at one at a time and bio-degradable. Other information on the packet tells me how to use them, warnings are listed, I'm given a list of ingredients and told they are not tested on animals and contact details for Asda are given. To open the packet and remove a wipe there is a clear pull back label which always reseals after opening with real ease so the wipes do stay very fresh and moist for a long time after initially opening the packet.
Well the idea behind these is to get the kids to wipe their bottoms with em and that is why I bought mine...to keep fresh of course! Use one at a time, the wipes are made of a thin material and are long and not all that thick or wide.
I personally found them to be a bit wet and to leave a sticky residue on my skin after using them and when dried. I also found them to have a slight chemical smell to them as well and hard to use as they tore and frayed around the edges. I used them on all sorts of areas on my body including hands and face in the car and again didn't like the residue left on my skin though they do remove grease and grime well enough.
I find thees to be cheap and a bit nasty really and it's a shame as the idea behind them are great and they pull out of the packet with ease and keep moist if you look after them too but I'm not keen on them not being all that strong and I'm not keen on the odd smell they give off and I don't like the feeling of the residue on my skin...particularly on my hands and face!
Not for me, maybe ok for little people though and Im sure they'd love the cute packaging if nothing else! Great idea but I won't buy them again!
Only available in Asda stores priced at 72p a packet.
These are very handy when trying to potty train a toddler. They make the experience much more mess free and make it a more fun and 'special' experience.
Buying kids stuff like this (i feel) gives them something 'special' to encourage them to use the toilet. using ''your special wipes'' gives them a kind of incentive to use the toilet along with making it a much more cleaner experience.
PRICE- These are priced at 74p per pack or they are sometimes on a multi- save offer for 3 for £2, they have 60 wipes in each packet. Comparing them to a leading brand, Kandoo which are about £3 for around 100 I think, therefore asd's being cheaper for practically the same product. The only difference being there isn't a 'I can do it too with kandoo' slogan surrounding the product but i'm sure you and your child will be able to come up with a slogan that is just as good :)
We have all been through the potty / toilet training in our lives but for those of you who have experienced toilet training a toddler as an adult then you will appreciate that it isn't always a clean and trouble-free time.
Over recent years there have been many toilet training wipes on the market and this is one such product.
- Price -
These are from Asda, a pack of 60 retails at 74p which when compared to other toddler wipes such as Kandoo which retails at £3.49 for a pack of 110 these work out a lot cheaper.
- What are they? -
~ Fragrance free wipes
~ Easy to use
~ Flushable one at a time
~ Dermatologically tested
- My Experience -
Not that I need to be toilet trained, got over that stage in my life many moons ago and thankfully have no recollection of it!
Anyway there's a little one within the clan who is 2 and has been going through the dreaded potty training for the last few months and thankfully has succeeded...... just!!
- Packaging -
These wipes come in packaging that is very similar to baby wipes, only a lot smaller. They are packed in plastic with a reseal transparent section on the top. Lift this up and underneath there is a small hole from whence the wipes are lifted.
- Ease of packaging -
The re-sealable section is far better than many of the nappy wipes I have used. It's 'stickiness' does last which helps to keep the original nature of the wipes.
The packet isn't as bulky as baby wipes so can be fitted in to a bag without it bulging at the seams!
The downside of the packaging is that it isn't very easy to 'retrieve' just one wipe, generally you get two or three at a time.
- The wipes -
These are said to be fragrance free - they aren't highly scented but do in fact smell of a very light cleanser.
They white wipes are stretchy but in their un-stretched state they are approx 17cm x 11cm.
The moistness of the wipes isn't great. The plus is that they aren't so wet that they drip but they are quite dry and therefore aren't great for toddlers to wipe the messier 'bits and bobs' away so in that sense for us they were quite ineffective.
The packaging suggests that they are 'for clean little bottoms and hands 'n' faces' but given their lack of moistness they certainly don't remove ingrained dirt from bots, hands or faces, in fact they are only effective with extremely superficial dirt.
They do flush down the loo one at a time although any more than this and they seem to float in the base of the loo. It's a plus that they are bio-degradable, if indeed they are, I haven't tested that aspect of them!
Another plus is that Asda is against animal testing and funds research in to alternatives or so they claim on the packaging.
- Verdict -
Despite certain positives such as being kind to sensitive skin, bio-degradable and the compact nature of the packaging, these aren't a very effective bottom cleaner for messier aspects of toilet training.
All in all, these certainly aren't 'Great Stuff'!
(This review also appears on ciao)