I have tried many brands of wipes including Huggies, Pampers, Tesco's, Sainsbury's and of course Boots. Using baby wipes is a bit of a minefield considering all the different types. For me its about getting the best value for money as well as the best for baby's bottom. I bought these while on offer, 2 for £1.70, thinking these were good value, to me they are not the best value for money- in terms of they don't do what it says on the packaging.
From the outside the packaging is very attractive. The packaging is pink with blue decorative features on the front. There is clear text on the front of the package that is informative. It claims the wipes are 98% pure water and are approved by doctors, all of which I find hard to believe.
Boots claim that their wipes help prevent nappy rash. Up until I started using these wipes on my little boy he had no sign of nappy rash. But in a space of a week he has developed nappy rash since using these wipes. Additionally, the wipes are not very moist. Using these wipes with a dirty nappy is a real nuisance, as you get through alot of wipes because they don't clean the dirty area very well. I find myself using probably twice as many wipes as I would with Huggies wipes. For me this is a false economy and I would end up buying twice as many wipes.
Overall, yes for some people they might do the job, but for me its just wasting money buying these wipes. I think when it comes to baby wipes its personal preference. I prefer Huggies, they are slightly more expensive, but they are good quality and I don't have to use many of them, making it cheaper in the long term for myself.
I use baby wipes in my home for several reasons and find they are a helpful addition to my bathroom cabinet for a variety of jobs around the house. In addition, there are several youngsters who are regular visitors to my home, and so I tend to keep a pack of baby wipes in the cupboard for cleaning up after them, particularly my young nephew who is three years old, whom I baby-sit for on a regular basis.
The most recent package of baby wipes I purchased was from Boots. I hadn't tried the Boots own branded wipes before, and I was presented with several choices in store. I eventually decided to purchase a large package of "Boots Baby Soft Cloth Wipes" and this review outlines my experiences of using the product.
I paid 98 pence for the package of wipes, which contains 64 individual wipes. I thought this price represented really good value for money, particularly as my last purchase of baby wipes was from a more 'Premium' brand and cost almost double this amount. I believe there was an unscented version of these wipes available in the Boots Baby range, but I really like the scent and aroma of baby products, so I purchased the option that are described on the packaging as being "Gently Fragranced."
*(Please note, that although the product name and description remains unchanged, the product shown at the top of the Dooyoo page is outdated, with the packaging having had a bit of a 'face lift' in recent times)
The packaging is attractive enough I suppose, although I am not overly concerned with the appearance of such products, it has to be said. Comprising of a pale blue-coloured package, there is an image of a cute baby on the front. There is nothing overly eye-catching about this particular product's appearance, but I was impressed instead with the robust-looking closure on the front of the package that is made of blue plastic. I do tend to prefer these types of designs when purchasing baby wipe products, as I find that those that are secured with only a sticker or label on the front will often perform poorly in terms of keeping the package secure. This tends to happen with cheaper-branded products, but it has often been the case that I need to discard a package of baby wipes around half way through the pack, as the wipes have become dried out and quite useless as a result of the closure being insufficient and of a poor design.
This annoying fault is, thankfully, nowhere to be found in the Boots product. Instead, I am able to close and seal the package properly, with the robustly-made plastic closure allowing the wipes inside to remain moist, right until the very last one in the pack. I would point out too that I have had no issues with either opening or closing this 'lid' and it is very easy for me to use, even though I suffer with limited mobility and weakness in my hands.
The wipes themselves white in colour, of course, and have a soft texture to them. They are quite plain in appearance, with no detailing or 'embossing' of any kind being present. This is an observation rather than a criticism on my part, and I have found nothing negative to report about this aspect of the product. I liked too that the wipes will 'dispense' from the packaging easily, without becoming stuck together and coming out in twos or threes which is another annoying trait of other wipes I have bought before - particularly annoying when only one wipes is needed at the time!
The wipes are described on the packaging as being "Soft Cloth Wipes" and I would agree with this description entirely as I find the material of the wipes to be completely soft to the touch, without any sort of scratchy or rough feeling to be found from the material. This is probably just as well really, given that their intended use is to help in the care of children and babies! I find too that the wipes are a decent size, being slightly more oblong than square that is more than ample for our requirements. In addition, the wipes have proven to be quite robust and I don't recall ever experiencing them ripping or becoming torn during use, which would make them rather unfit for purpose, of course.
As described on the packaging, the Boots Baby Wipes are "Gently Fragranced" and I have to confess that I find the fragrance of these particular wipes to be far superior to several of the other brands that I have bought in recent times. The scent of the Boots wipes is entirely reminiscent of a baby powder or baby lotion product, having a wonderful 'powdery' or 'talc' like scent at its core that I find is quite lovely. Whilst it is strong enough to be detected easily, it is not so strong to become over-powering or at all sickly, and I like too that the fragrance does not linger excessively on the skin's surface after use. My young nephew loves yoghurt but of course being only three years old he will often make a bit of a mess! I am able to give my hands a quick wipe over with one of the Boots Wipes without finding any hint of the scent being detected on my hands a short time afterwards. I have no complaints in terms of the wipes' lovely fragrance at all.
The Boots Soft Cloth Wipes are of course quite moist, and certainly they have proven to be moist enough to cope with cleaning up my sticky nephew when required! In addition, I have used the wipes recently for a few odd jobs here and there around my house and I always take the pack in my handbag when I am taking my nephew out and about. I have found that each and every time the Boots wipes were used, they performed perfectly, being moist enough to cope with removing debris, food spillages and sticky residue with ease. They did so too, without leaving a horrible 'wetness' on the hands which I was thankful for, as I find this feeling is quite unpleasant.
Similarly, I didn't notice any kind of 'tacky' residue was left behind after use, which is something I have found can often occur when very cheaply-branded baby wipes are used. I tend not to use such inferior products on any of my nieces or nephews, but I have found that the Boots Baby Wipes are more than suitable for use on the youngsters' delicate skin.
As a final note, I think it is definitely worth mentioning that I suffer from rather sensitive skin, and indeed the troublesome eczema and dry skin I suffer from will flare very easily if overly-harsh products are used on its surface. I have noticed nothing whatsoever in the way of irritation or sensitivity when the Boots Baby Soft Cloth Wipes have come into contact with my skin, nor has there been any unpleasant tingling or tightening of the skin. Likewise, my beautiful nephew has used the Boots wipes without incident, and his beautiful face remains just as perfect as it always has been! I do feel, therefore, that the Boots wipes carry something of a rather mild and gentle formulation.
Considering the performance of these wipes overall, I do feel that top marks are more than deserving in the product rating score, and I do really recommend the Boots wipes. I will definitely buy them again for use in my household in the future.
You can purchase the Boots Baby Soft Cloth Wipes in branches of Boots, or you can purchase online at www.boots.com, where postage costs apply.
This is a review of Boots Baby soft cloth wipes which I tried recently after having received some vouchers in the post from Boots. They were offering two packs of 64 wipes for £1.50 which I thought was quite reasonable.
The packs are a light blue and white colour with a plastic closure over the dispenser. This is handy when you are working one handed when nappy changing as it helps to anchor down the wipes so you don't get a long spool of them coming out of the pack at once. It also helps to seal the pack and keep the remaining wipes moist. The pack also features a picture of a baby on the side and promises that they have been developed with 75 years of Boots baby experts.
These wipes are described as gently fragranced but to me they are quite strong smelling and smelt a little fusty when I first removed them from the pack (I hate that smell!). We have tried a lot of baby wipes in the two years since our first daughter arrived and whilst I like the packaging, I am not a big fan of the smell of these wipes. I had two packs and they both smelt the same. I notice that these wipes are also sold in a sensitive pack too so these might be worth trying for less of a fragrance! Anyone who has a baby will know that 64 wipes does not last a long time when you are changing poopy nappies and wiping messy hands and faces so it doesn't take long to work through a pack. I always buy some to keep at my parent's house for when we visit as it's not something they keep in the house normally so I am tempted to leave the second pack there so I don't have to keep thinking about whether they smell fusty or not! We will not be using these on the new baby anyway as I will be only using water and cotton wool for the first few months to keep her clean.
At 98p per pack normal price, these wipes are priced in the average region but they are often on offer as a multi buy so worth looking out for so you can collect a few extra Boots points on your way!
I don't think I will bother repurchasing these in the future as I wasn't keen on the smell of them and whilst they were a good price whilst on offer, I will stick to either the Johnson's or Simple brand that I prefer.
Over the years I have used many different types of baby wipes, I tend to buy the ones that are on special offer or reasonably cheap, usually the ones around £1 a pack. If I run out and I am stuck in the village where the local chemist or the supermarket (Booths) sell them for silly prices, I tend to go to Boots (yes we have one of them in the village believe it or not) and buy their own brand. Boots' own brand come in a choice of fragranced or sensitive non-fragranced ones, but I prefer not to buy the latter ones as there seems to be a chemical smell about them.
Each pack of fragranced "soft cloth wipes" contains 72 wipes and I like the fact that there is a plastic lid which pops back down to keep the wipes fresh in the packet. I find the packets with the sticky resealable bit on top a bit useless as many times that comes off after using a few times, leaving the top wipes to dry out; also it is harder to open them and get the wipes out with one hand. Boots wipes are soft but strong and the smell quite pleasant and not too overpowering.
The only gripe that I have and I think that is what really puts me off buying them, when you get to the last maybe 15-20 wipes or so, they seem to be far too moist; the last 10 wipes or so are absolutely soaking wet, you can easily squeeze a load of liquid out of them! But then again, I would rather pay 98 pence a packet and put up with this little flaw, then pay almost double the price for Johnsons or Pampers wipes! Keep an eye out as well for any special offers on multi-buys that Boots have on most of the time!
Boots Baby sensitive fragrance free wipes:
Baby wipes are extremely handy to have at hand, even if they're not used for a baby's bum! I mean, you can use them for wiping hands in the car if they're sticky or messy, or removing make-up of your face, or if your like me, use them as an alternative to expensive facial wipes. They have so many uses, rather than wiping a baby's bum!
You can buy many kinds of baby wipes, such as the expensive Johnson's or Huggies, right down to the cheapo 18p ones from Sainsbury's. They all do the same thing basically, but just the price is higher or lower.
How did I come across these wipes?:
It was 2 weeks before christmas and I was shopping in Boots, getting a few toiletries and I was standing in the queue when I spotted a big container with Boots baby sensitive wipes. I looked at them and grabbed a packet, checking the price, 98p! That was properly cheap to me! Under £1 for 72 baby wipes! I knew I could use them for allsorts because they had so many purposes!
What's so special?:
When I got home I checked out the packet and these were quite special actually! Most baby wipes come in packets with the label that loses it stick which then means all of the wipes dry out and be rendered useless! With these though it's different because they have a plastic opening which you can click down and then you know that they won't dry out!
These wipes are also:
Made with 98% pure water, perfect for baby's delicate skin,
Helps prevent the causes of nappy rash,
Consultant Dermatologist & Poeditrician approved,
Soft and strong,
Cleans & moisturise,
Have a touch of baby lotion in each wipe to help with skin,
Information about them:
In each pack their is 72 wipes for 98p, so quite good value and these wipes have been developes by Boots Baby, who have been around for 75 years so they must know what they're doing!
You can even get other versions of Boots baby wipes too, such as cloth ones etc. if you want something stronger.
We all know how to use baby wipes don't we! We open the pack, take a wipe out and rseal it. Then use the wipe and throw it away! Simples!
I have used these wipes a fair bit actually, when I've been wiping my face, wiping my hands. I've even used them on my little 10 week old niece and she dose'nt cry when they're used.
Currently they're on special offer 2 packs for £1.85 which does seem good value compared to the prices of Johnson's or Huggies.
These wipes are extremely great value for money. For a start, i've never heard of baby wipes that have a touch of baby lotion in them or are made with 98% pure water. Plus, any mum who's on a budget these will be a staple with them!
5 stars from me!
Thanks for reading! :-)
Like most mothers I stock up on baby wipes whenever I see an offer, and in fact before my daughter was even born, I had gathered a stash of wipes from various shops and from various brands. One such pack of wipes that I picked up during the summer, during the 3 for 2 baby event, was this pack of Boots baby wipes, although mine were actually the sensitive wipes, which cost 98p, but there are usually deals on within Boots when you buy two.
For 98p there are 72 wipes in a pack which is very good value for money, as many other brands only contain 64 wipes. Since my wipes were sensitive, the colours of the packaging vary slightly from the picture at the top of the screen.
These wipes come with a good seal on the top which aims to keep the wipes fresh and moist and in some ways this is better than other packs of branded wipes which only have a sticky label to keep the wipes moist. This actually has a closing plastic seal which is much better in my opinion.
On the packaging, Boots claim that these wipes are fragrance free, as contain baby lotion to help prevent the causes of nappy rash and protect babies skin. They also claim to be hypo allergenic, as well as being soft and strong. Each wipe is claimed to be made with 98% water to keep it as pure as possible and to protect the skin. Boots also claim that the wipes are interweaved within the pack to make them easier to remove with one hand - a claim which would certainly appeal to me, when trying to clean a baby's messy bottom holding legs and trying to get a wipe out of a pack. It isn't easy, and anything that makes the nappy change time easier is always a good thing.
In terms of softness, there is no doubt that these wipes are soft and strong, I have had no problem with wipes tearing or breaking up as I wipe, no matter how messy the bottom may be. I don't smell any kind of fragrance on the wipes and they do what they are designed to do, to protect and clean babies bottoms. My daughter has had no irritation from these wipes, but I haven't noticed a difference in terms of nappy rash, as I am always quick to add cream if I see any redness on my daughters bottom. After a dirty nappy, they do wipes away the mess easily, however, my only complaint is that they are quite small and I end up having to use quite a few wipes when I am trying to clean a dirty bottom.
All in all, despite them being a little small, these are good value for the amount of wipes in the pack as well as being soft and strong as they claim. I would purchase these again at 98p!
Like other 'own brand' baby wipes, Boots Baby Soft Cloth Wipes are immediately attractive to mums everywhere because of the reasonable price (about 89p for 72 wipes). I started using these wipes around two years ago when I moved into a home that was within walking distance to a branch of Boots. So my relationship with these wipes began with convenience and was further encouraged by good value!
What all Mum's of young ones will already know...
Is the shocking price of the 'branded' wipes. You will pay around two and a half English pounds for them. I'm sure that if you do not have cause to purchase wipes and therefore are not familiar with the varying costs of these products- you are now utterly SHOCKED!!! But, prepare to fall off your chair aghast as there's further news- the branded wipes tend to come in packs of 64! That's 8 wipes less than the Boots wipes (and other own brand ones generally). Value wise, this does not need dissecting further. You can see that Boots Wipes are a must for the financially savvy bottom wiper.
But there's more Shocking News...
Not only are these wipes less than half the price of their branded enemies- not only do they provide 8 more wipes than these pretentious competitors- but they also provide something that the posh ones lack- a plastic clip open and closing system. Now whilst these little plastic doors may not make much of a contribution to saving the planet in terms of packaging- they are a more convenient way of preserving your packet of wipes after use. The branded wipes tend to have a sticky bit to press down after each use- which is fine for a while, until it gets covered with fluff, hair and the odd Cornflake resulting in a loss of stickiness...
A Day in the Life of a Bottom Wiper...
Or at least a quick run down on using the wipes. Opening your wipes is a simple exercise- you need to pop open the plastic clip door and remove the seal by pulling it away and disposing of it. You are then ready to pull out your first wipe! Now this is where Boots wipes loose points I'm afraid. I know you will be disappointed to read that they do stick together and you may well end up with eighteen wipes in your hand unless you find a way to break the link. This is no easy task if you are working one handed with an infant's legs in your other hand. I tend to either shake the chain of wipes furiously to release the train of wipes from the one I want to use, or, if I am sat on the floor, I will jab at the link with my foot. Neither of these actions are in the instructions on the back of the pack- so perhaps wipe makers all over the world need to think of a way to combat the 'wipe stick together' issue (as Boots wipes are not the only offenders- I'm yet to find wipes that don't stick together- please let me know if you have!). It's disappointing as the packet claims 'The wipes are interleaved so that each one can be easily removed with just one hand.' A bit of a fib Boots! However, on rare occasions, you might find that just one wipes releases itself with no problems, in which case, your bottom wiping session is a happy one.
The wipes are a nice size and made of thick material, which is a must when wiping up poo poo as nobody wants the wipe to rip making finger tips vulnerable to offensive substances. The amount of moisture on the wipes is just enough to clean up nicely, but not so much that it leaves your child's skin too wet. The packet claims that the wipes are made with 98 percent pure water and are perfect for delicate skin, which is attractive to us mums who don't like a smear too many chemicals on our children! It is advisable to close the plastic lid straight after use to retain the moisture of the wipes, otherwise a few wipes at the top will dry out.
The wipes come in two varieties- 'Gently Fragranced' and 'Non Frangranced'. I have used both types, but currently stick with the fragranced ones as it's nice to have a little bit of a nice smell on your baby's skin. I used to use the non fragranced ones when my little boy had eczema, but since that doesn't occur anymore, I chanced to the fragranced ones and have had no issues. The smell is what I would describe as a nice clean fresh smell which isn't too over powering.
The packaging is different to the picture here. The fragranced wipes are in a blue pack with a cute baby on the front, and the non fragranced are in a pink packet- with the same cute baby featuring!
The phasing out of the Wipe Purchasing...
My son is now potty trained (in the loosest sense of the term). He still wears nappies at night time, so I still do the morning clean up and use the wipes then. The Boots wipes must not be flushed down the toilet, so for convenience I now purchase toddler wipes too, which can be flushed after you have helped your toddler off the toilet. However, several packets of Boots wipe remain scattered around my home, I can not imagine life without them. Perish the thought that I would need to walk to the kitchen to get a cloth to clean a small splash from the dining room table! And how on earth do people without wipes in their home clean splashes and spills from their leather sofas? Not uses that are recommended on the packet, granted, but never the less, I find these wipes invaluable around the house as well as cleaning up little bottoms, sticky hands and grubby faces.
I have to admit that I used the premium priced wipes for the first few months of my son's life. I think that you are lead to believe that the more you pay for a product, the better it is- and this is certainly a notion that a first time parent like myself might cling to, as we always want the best for our children. Well, I'm happy to report that my findings show that the Boots wipes treat my son's skin very well and do their job wonderfully. They are easily as good as the branded ones, and I certainly can't think of a reason to move away from them in the future. I shall still be buying them when he's 21...
I am always buying wipes from a range of brands, usually to use as make up wipes, sometimes just to keep handy in the car/train or taking to a picnic. They really are handy to have. Usually when I see some on a good offer and know I am in need of a packet I tend to buy them.
As they are part of the baby range at boots, I do definitely trust the product and the name behind it (I am a big fan of boots). These come in quite an attractive packet, with a handy plastic dispenser, which allows for ease to pull out a wipe. Plus, with many other dispensers like this usually the whole pack of wipes come out, but these are just one at a time which saves hassle and messing around with pushing them back in! The packet is now a light baby blue colour, and there are 72 wipes in a packet, which is really good value.
I would definitely recommend these to people for a multitude of purposes, because they are very soft and because they are for babies are more than suitable for sensitive skin. They are gently fragrant, but it isn't anything harsh to skin just a scent which would probably cover up the most often use for these baby wipes. (nappy changing!). They contain a baby lotion within the cloth, but I didn't really notice this, just found it helped to cleanse my skin and keep it feeling moisturised.
As a substitute for make up removers, these wipes do do the trick, but sometimes depending on how stubborn mascara is, they take a bit of scrubbing. However, coming in at 98p, this isn't something I would grumble at.
All in all, a great wipe. Safe for you and safe for babies!
I don't have any nappies to change anymore, but these baby wipes come in handy all the time for me.
I bought these wipes from Boots for about 98p which is so cheap, especially compared to Johnsons which are over £2 a packet. There's 72 wipes in the packet which is good value for money.
I've never used these when I've changed a nappy, so I can't review them for that, but I use them for loads of other things. I've got a five year old grandson who can make a mess out of anything so these come in for cleaning up his face, hands and whatever mess he's made in the house. The wipes are quite wet so work really well, unlike some cheap wipes that are really dry. This is the main reason I've got them, because they're quick and easy to use and ideal for cleaning up a messy child.
When my daughters son was a baby, she would never use these, she always stuck to Johnsons and it seems mad now, because these do the same job and are so much cheaper. From what I've seen of them, I'd definitely recommend giving them a go with babies, they're great.
Another thing I use these wipes for, which may sound silly, is to clean my settee. I have a leather suite, and it gets sticky and grimey with the children eating on it, and someone recommended using baby wipes, because they're meant for skin and leather is effectively skin. They work fantastically on my leather settee, leaving it clean and soft. Because these wipes are so cheap, you don't mind using them for triial purposes, so this is something you could try.
I also use these on my face, to remove make-up. Because they're meant for babies, they're mostly made up of water and are really gentle on your skin. They work really well getting my make-up off of an evening, and they're much cheaper than the leading brand face wipes you buy.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend these wipes. They're great for all different purposes, kids or no kids, and always come in handy. For 98p, you really can't grumble!
I no longer have a baby but still often buy baby wipes! I often use them to take off my make up and my latest purchase of wipes was the boots own brand sensitive wipes which I shall review today.
The wipes come packaged in a pretty standard looking wipe pack in all honesty. They look much like their more expensive counterpart the Johnson's brand in that the packaging is pink and blue with a baby on the front but what I like about this particular brand of wipes is that it has a hard lift up lid. The lid lifts up to reveal the hole where you can pull out your wipe from but because the lid is resalable it really helps to keep the wipes wet and therefore usable. All too often with other brands I have to throw a couple before I find a wet one because I haven't used the label well enough to reseal them!
The pack contains 72 wipes which I think is pretty average really in comparison to other branded wipes. The wipes are as I mentioned sensitive and they are also fragrance free made with 98% pure water which makes them great for baby's bottoms which can be quite sensitive as well as for using on my face as well. The wipes themselves are all white and whilst they look a little thin they are remarkably strong really and it is very difficult to tear one! They are a good size too and I find I only need one or two to remove my make up each night. I have also used these wipes on my god son's bottom as my friend left me looking after him one day and he needed a nappy change! He suffers from eczema but had no after effects from me using these wipes on his bottom at all.
These wipes are also really handy for having at home as my son, despite being six, will still get a bit messy from time to time be it after eating chocolate spread on toast or something so using these wipes makes it very easy to clean his face or hands quickly and with minimal fuss.
When I had my son I was pretty fussy really and only ever used Johnson's products on him as well as pampers nappies and looking back I do wonder why I didn't try and use these wipes sooner to be honest. You can often find these wipes on a two for £1.80 offer at boots although they are currently in a three for two promotion costing just 98p per pack. When you compare this with Johnson's which cost £2.44 for eight less wipes it really does seem like false economy. I would certainly recommend these wipes be it for changing a baby's bottom or for make up removal because I have had no issues at all in using them.
Thank you for reading my review!
Baby wipes are a household staple of mine, and I don't even have a baby! They are so useful for emergency cleaning. My partner even grabbed one for his shoes the other day and cleaned them with one. They are also useful for grubby hands no matter how old you are! I am always looking for ways to save money so try all the shops own brand wipes. I have tried Sainsbury's and Tescos and not been too impressed, one of the reasons being that they have a sticky resealable lid, which eventually doesn't close properly and therefore they end up drying out and you waste the last ones. The Boots own ones appealed to me as they have the plastic lid which normally means they won't dry out so soon.
Boots wipes work out at just over 1p per wipe as they are 89p for the pack, and you get 72 wipes in there. The packaging is bright and purple, with a cute picture of a baby on the front and the writing is in Boots, recognisable traditional text.
The wipes themselves smell soft and fragrant, they are not too strong and offensive, or over powering, and if you use them on your hands they are left with a nice clean scent.
They come in a plastic bag with a hard plastic resealable lift off lid. When you take the first wipes out they are not too moist and soapy like I have had with previous brands.
The wipes are really good at removing dirt, although if you pull them too hard the fall apart quite easily. I was really hoping the last wipes would not end up dry but the seal on the plastic bit must not be quite 100% and by the time you get to the last 15 wipes they are really dry and therefore can't work their magic properly or do such a good job.
If the wipes stayed dry these would be 5* as everything else is in place. We need a cross between these wipes at their price and the Simple brand packaging. Now they would be the perfect wipes!
I have been using the Boots Baby wipes for a while now and have been quite pleased with the product. I especially like them because they usually seem to be on special offer, usually 3 packs for £2.50 which I don't think is too bad when you can generally buy a pack of other brand baby wipes for about a £1, it does save you a little bit of money plus the Boots products get you Advantage card points as well. There are 72 wipes in each pack
I buy the sensitive wipes which are fragrance free and are made with 98% water so they are perfect for baby's delicate skin. I definitely find these wipes to be very moist without being overly wet which is nice. I do find thought that the first couple in the pack are always a bit dry, probably because they are right at the top but once you get into the pack they are lovely and moist and really good for cleaning baby's bottom. The wipes also include a touch of baby lotion so they help prevent the causes of nappy rash and protect sensitive skin. So far since using these we haven't really had a bad case of nappy rash so them seem to be working.
What I also like about this pack is that they come with a plastic lid at the top so it is a re-sealable pack which I think also helps to keep them fresh. The wipes are interleaved so once you start to pull one from the pack it is easy to pull some out with just one hand which let me tell you is very handy is you have a really dirty bum in front of you and a wiggly little baby! Sometimes you do get too many come out at once but it's easy to stick them back in the pack ready to use for next time.
The wipes are fairly thick and strong which I also like as they do not rip or tear when you need them most and they are able to pick up most poo in just one wipe which is really lovely. They are quite big too, I think a bit bigger than some other brands so you can also keep your hands clean when doing a nappy change.
The other thing I really love about these wipes, honestly, they clean just about anything, they are so handy for cleaning your hands or little spots of food off clothes and things around the house so as well as being good for baby they are also good for me!
==Boots Baby Wipes==
For under £2 you can pick up a packet of these Boots baby wipes in pretty much every Boots stores. They are more often than not on some sort of special offer and I can't say that I have ever paid the full price for them.
The best thing I find about these particular wipes is that they have a nice chunky plastic section in which you can open and close up where the wipes are dispensed from. This ensures that the wipes stay fresh and wet all the times (unless someone such as Himself will forget to close the thing!).
For the money, you get around 90 wipes and there is also the option to choose the sensitive variety of the same wipes. The wipes are a good size and perfect for a lot of jobs and not just for wiping babies bottoms. Not that Jack is a lot older, we tend to use less of them but still go through a pack every week or so and I flit from brand to brand depending on what can be purchased the cheapest.
The fact that they are only used for wiping up dirt and the like means that I am not overly fussed with which brand I choose but of course I do have favourites and these are more than often the most expensive ones!
However these Boots baby wipes are pretty good and do the job needed and do it well. They are rather wet compared to a lot of other baby wipes available and this is a little bit of a problem when you get down to the last few wipes which are sometimes so wet that they need to be rung out first!
They are pretty soft too and I have personally used them on my own face and felt that they didn't irritate or feel harsh to my skin so with a babies skin they would probably feel fine too. On the whole with the fact that they are relatively cheap, a good size and keep nice and wet, they are a pretty good wipe to choose.
I won't say that they are the best wipe that you can buy as they really are not but they are not the worst either and for that reason I feel a mediocre score of 3 out of 5 stars and a light recommendation is in order.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I have been enjoying a little freedom recently when I have been choosing products for my daughter. In the past few months her skin has begun to settle down and it has been a while since she last had a reaction to a product. She's almost two so we didn't get to explore things but now I can (within reason- I'm still a little afraid!) I have stuck with baby wipes from Simple for so long now that it was with excitement that I picked up a packet of baby wipes from Boots last week. They were only 89p for 72 wipes so that seemed like a total bargain as I am used to paying a lot more for wipes.
The packet design has changed from the image that is at the top of this review. It is now cleaner looking- a light blue with an image of a baby to the right hand side. It is a fairly typical packet of wipes; there is a clip fastening in the middle and you open it up and pull the wipes out. This works pretty well, although sometimes you find yourself pulling four or five wipes out when you only really wanted one.
The front of the packet has some details about the wipes and even though I don't need to be as careful about products any more, I still find myself being happier when I see that items are "dermatologist and paediatrician approved" and it also tells you on the front that these wipes are 98% pure water. This makes me feel a little daft- I have pure water in my taps. Why do I pay almost £1 a time for baby wipes that I could make ecologically for free? I know its for convenience, but really I know what I should be doing.
If you flip the pack around to the rear there is slightly more information, basically that the wipes are soft and strong as well as hypo-allergenic. The ingredients are also included. I don't typically list the ingredients of a product, but with baby products this is sometimes necessary. The main ingredient is water and they do have parfum listed. This is an important one to note if you are having issues with sensitive skin.
When you pull a wipe from the packet they are one of the moister brands that I have tried. They aren't as thick or soft as you might expect, but they are ample for the general day-today messy hands that present themselves. However, heaven forbid that you get a particularly messy bum at some stage, the wipes are so thin that you will find yourself using a huge amount of wipes. In this case they really aren't very cost effective. So if you keep a pack around for normal household stuff and a pack of one of the other brands around for soiled nappies, then financially it would work out better,
They have not left my daughter with any sensitivity or reaction which is great and I think that I probably could have used these while she was having skin issues. They seem to be fine. I have also tried them on my own skin and they were very good.
I would recommend them as a spare packet to have around the house, and they'd be perfect for parents who have gone beyond the messy nappy stage and just need something convenient around to wipe paint of hands or chocolate covered mouths. I was happy with them, I do prefer Simple Wipes and even Pampers Wipes, but the Boots own brand were an inexpensive alternative.