“ Brand: Asda / Type: Wipes „
Ahh finally some childrens bottom wipes that dnt smell of bubblegum
i love the scent of these there so nice, i could sit and smell them all day and my daughter loves them too.
An easy way to encourage her to use mummys big girl toilet :o)
the wipes come in a really nice little packet too,a happy purple hippo with a big smile on his face and with 60 wipes in a pack they last a while too.
unless your child gets carried away and not only use's them for her bottom but also-
mummy nose running, wipe please. dollys pooped ,wipe please and so on.
now they are restricted ti the bathroom and are not to be moved under any circumstance's.
I only have the odd complaint like the wipes tend to come out in 3's and 4's instead of single wipes,which i suppose is good really as you always need more than one wipe.
and the wipes themselves are rather thin meaning you use more anyway.
but at the price they are sold it its no big deal but using more and more isnt so eco friendly so kinda defeats the object of it .
Now my daughter is fully potty trained I though I would start using toilet wipes rather than baby wipes. On a grocery shopping trip to asda I came across these great stuff toilet training wipes, on special offer at 3 packs for £2 so I thought I would give them a try.
You get 60 wipes in a packet and they have a 'fruity fragrance'. The wipes are derma-tested, flushable and biodegradable.
The packet is difficult to open, especially for little hands and it's even harder to remove the wipes from the packet one by one. Most of the time I end up pulling the entire packet of wipes out as does my daughter which results in much wastage.
The 'fruity' scent of these wipes smells really artificial, almost like cheap air freshener. Since I used baby wipes for 3 years I was used to the softness and didn't realise that these wouldn't be the same. They are barely soft at all.
The size of the wipes are about half the size of the average baby wipe which was also a disappointment. I thought these wipes were quite good value but seen as though you need twice as many this is not the case at all.
They don't remove dirty marks as well as baby wipes and you have to be quite a bit more rougher to remove stubborn 'stains' than you would with baby wipes.
All in all I'm looking forward to these running out so I can get back to good old baby wipes!
Asda's 'Great Stuff' wipes are really great stuff, they are currently 3 for £2 at the moment, I got these 3 packs last week and I am just coming to the end of the first pack now.
My partner actually lifted these by accident instead of normal baby wipes, thats men for you! sorry guys.
However, as I was rushing around asda trying to get the shoppong done as quickly as possible because it is such a tedious task, I asked him to grab the baby wipes for me. I only realised when I got home that what he had actually lifted were toilet training wipes.
My son has only turned one and toilet training is not on his agenda anytime soon but I had no choice to use them as an alternative to wipes as I had a dirty nappy waiting on me and nothing else to use(the joys of parenthood eh?)
I thought that they would irritate Shae's skin as he is very sensitive but they were actually great and had a lovely pleasant smell too!
The packaging states that they are derma- tested, flushable and suitable for hands and face too. 'How handy?' i thought so I have a pack in the bathroom and give his face and hands a clean in the morning and bedtime with them also and can then just flush it away.
I still havent bought the usuall brand of baby wipes that I meant to get as I am really happy with these handy little numbers!
We have two daughters - one is 3 and the other 1. Obviously the youngest is still in nappies but daughter no.1 is now well and truly potty trained - woohoo!! We're now at the stage where she uses the toilet (with a toddler seat) rather than the potty and she's VERY keen to do everything on her own. She runs in, shuts the door and wont let us in!! This is all good, independence and all that but she's not always so good at wiping after she's had a poo! We therefore thought some wipes might be worth a go and make life easier for her (and me!). Baby wipes were out of the question as she's a 'big girl' now and wouldn't dare to be classed as a baby now...hmmm....toddlers...
We're regular Asda shoppers so came accross the 'Great Stuff: Sunshine Fruits Toilet Training Wipes' on one of our regular shops. The packaging is very attractive - bright and cheery with a Hippo on the front and our daughter seemed quite excited about them! They also come in 'fragrance free' but we thought we'd go for the fruity ones as they seemed the most fun and encouraging for toddlers to use! When we got home our daughter was keen to try them out so we opened up the pack and had a look. The wipes do smell lovely and fruity - sort of pineapple smell and certainly exotic and reminiscent of 'sunshine'! The wipes aren't huge but they are good and moist and were certainly appealing to our daughter. The pack is a little tricky for small hands to open as it's a sticky label seal which can be a bit difficult to open and also tricky to remove a wipe from the packet without accidently pulling out 2 or 3. That said though, she has got the hang of it better now and if your child wasn't quite as intent on being totally independent when it comes to the loo then you would be there to help! The wipes are very good at wiping and best of all, they can go down the loo, unlike normal baby wipes. Although you should really only flush one at a time!
The pack costs 74p for 60 wipes which is pretty good value really considering these aren't baby wipes and wouldn't need to be used every time your little one goes to the loo so you wouldn't need a huge amount of them. They also seem to be on offer most of the time - 3 packs for £2 which makes them even better value! Especially considering branded wipes like 'Kandoo' seem to retail at around £2 per 55 wipe pack!!
Over all, we like these wipes. They've made toilet visits a bit easier for our eagerly independent daughter and we now also keep a pack in the car for sticky hands/face/etc!
After toilet training my son rapidly wanted to "do it meself" (sic) and mummy is often not allowed anywhere near after assisting with taking trousers down (which, for some reason, remains an issue!). I wasn't too bothered until doing it "meself" involved wiping bottoms.
I knew about the Pampers Kandoo wipes but, having tried these myself when I was sent a free sample pack, I'd not been too impressed. My sister, however, swore by Asda's own brand version of the Kandoo products and so, on a rare trip to Asda I picked some up. The Asda wipes are part of their children's "great stuff" range.
The wipes are packaged in a plastic wrapper not dissimilar to baby wipes packets but about half the size. Packaging doesn't normally bother me but, on this occasion I was worried that the wipes would end up drying out too quickly as the dispensing mechanism was just a flap of polythene which, as we all know, quickly loses its stick! However, this was a worry that was unfounded as the wipes seem to be quite tolerant of being left open.
Dispensing the wipes is, however, a bit of an issue and it's actually quite hard as an adult to get just one out, let alone as a 2-year old. Given that the wipes are flushable, but only one at a time, this isn't so good as junior doesn't seem to "get" one-at-a-time.
The wipes are rather like minature baby wipes. They're a little thinner and about half the size. They're just about the right size for a toddlers hand and bum although as I've found, they still require quite a bit of supervision, particularly where the toddler uses a potty, rather than a toilet and so stands up to wipe. I've found that the wipes can tear fairly easily and so, as such, if you have a strong and vigorous child these may not be suitable!
There is a good level of moisture in each wipe, but not too much. They are quite strongly fragranced (which if you are in a room with my man of a son is quite an advantage). The fragrance is very fruity and reminds me of fruit chews and melons. It's a fresh scent, but definitely sweet! The fragrance lingers for a wee while which may, or may not, bother you. We haven't noted any irritation as a result of using these despite the fact that junior has shown sensitivities to certain wipes and nappies in the past.
The wipes are fairly effective for the task in hand although we've set up a "mummy must check routine" for personal hygiene reasons!
The wipes are also suitable for general use on hands and faces although we don't tend to use them this way.
The wipes are often on offer at 2 for £2 (or mix and match with other toilet products) and so offer reasonable, but not excellent value. They are certainly easier to pull across the skin than regular toilet paper and do seem to remove more "dirt" than dry paper. In our house though they are only used when junior "goes meself" or if he's particularly messy as I don't want to get pulled into the "moist toilet tissue" camp.
I'd recommend them as a training aid but not for everyday use.
Every time I go shopping my daughter seems to beg me for the same things......"mum can I have some sweets........mum can I have a magazine........"
Her newest request are the packets of Kandoo wipes. This is purely down to the fact she went to play at one of her friends houses and they had them!!
Due to the fact that my three year old is toilet training I decided to relent and purchase a packet, they were of course lovely to use but extremely expensive.
The next time I visited Asda, I noticed that they have there own brand of toilet wipes, these are the wipes I will now review.
The product I will now review is "Great stuff, sunshine fruits toilet training wipes".
~~~~~~ THE PACKAGING ~~~~~~
For anyone who shops in Asda regularly, you will be aware of the "great stuff" range. These are products that are produced specifically aimed at children. They claim to be the most nutritional, healthy and child friendly products in the Asda range.
The packet is half the size of a packet of baby wipes and is bright green in colour. On the left hand side in HUGE writing is the "Great stuff" logo, with the contents written underneath, 60 wipes with a fruity fragrance.
On the right hand side is a picture of a purple hippo, wiping his bum with one of the afore mentioned wipes, I swear until I started writing this review I had never noticed the "bum" thing!
Across the hippo's t-shirt the phrase "hippo bottomous" is written.
Written in small brightly coloured speech bubbles are the properties of the wipes, such as, derma tested, flushable (one at a time), not in great handfuls like my son tries, although in fairness they have never clogged the toilet up, finally they are stated to be bio-degradable although a time scale is not specified!
On the top of the packet there is a resealable piece of film, very similar to some of the baby wipes packets, the reseable part is of course very important, to keep in the moisture. Underneath this film is a small circular cut out, large enough to get one finger in, sufficient enough to pick a wipe out.
~~~~~~ THE WIPES ~~~~~~
When removed from the packet the wipes do tend to cling to the next one, so you do have to be careful not to empty the entire packet in one use!
Once removed you will see the wipe is about 20cm's in length and 10cm's in width, perfect sizing for the child's hand.
The wipe is an off white colour although where this is destined to go, I don't really think the lack of colour matters!!
The fragrance is reasonably strong, hitting you as soon as the packet is opened, the first smell that hits you is an almost cucumber smell, a fresh and clean smell, the more subtle fragrance is melon, again a very fresh scent.
Another point is the fragrance does hold onto the skin really well, ok.... No I have not been "sniffing the kids again!", (I stopped doing that when they where babies, I love the smell of babies.... I know sad cow!), I do however have a pack of these at work with me, just for freshening up and hand wiping.
These wipes are manufactured with the intention of encouraging toilet training, they are also safe and mild enough for use on sticky hands and faces, although you must avoid the eye area, if any product gets in the eye, you must rinse the eye well with luke warm water.
~~~~~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~
These are an Asda own brand , so of course only available from them. The price is £1.11 a pack or three for £2.00, an offer that has been running for about 6 months.
~~~~~~ CONCLUSION ~~~~~~
I would highly recommend this product, they are effective, safe for sensitive skin and better still a really good price.
You can also purchase these, safe in the knowledge that they are not tested on animals, Asda also state they fund research into alternative testing methods.
My son always seems to have a half inch thick layer of muck on him (even after he comes out of the bath), and even he uses these (even if it's only on his bottom half!).
For more information on this and many other products visit - www.asda.com
Thanks for reading x
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