“ Brand: Boots / Type: Wipes „
We use Pampers wipes on Freya primarily however with things like wipes we arent too brand loyal simply because a lot do a very similar job for various prices. We were using cotton wool and water up until a couple of weeks ago but using wipes is so much easier and now a nappy change is much quicker!
We do try to get sensitive wipes simply because Freya has suffered with the odd bout of nappy rash and irritation and thererfore this gives peace of mind to us that we are not using something that will irritate her skin.
I picked these up from Boots in a 4 pack. They cost around £3.65 for 4 packs of 64 wipes which is really reasonable. A single pack can be bought for 98p which again I find to be reasonable.
Boots say 'Boots baby sensitive, hypo-allergenic wipes are soft and strong to gently cleanse and moisturise baby's sensitive skin. Each wipe is made with 98% pure water, with a touch of baby lotion to help prevent the causes of nappy rash and protect sensitive skin.'
The promise of 98% water really sold the wipes to me because we want Freya to have as many natural products as possible, especially when shes only 5 weeks old.
The wipes have a snap shut lid which we always prefer as it means there is less opportunity for the wipes to dry out. However, we probably use a pack of wipes every 2-3 days at the moment so this isnt too much of a big deal to us.
The wipes are white in colour and just have a fresh and clean scent. They are of a good thickness and when using one I am never worried they are going to tear or rip. For a standard nappy change I usually use 2 or 3 wipes but this is because Freya is usually producing a soft poo in every nappy. When shes older and we have wet and dirty nappies I imagine we will need to use just one or two wipes on a wet nappy.
The wipes are soft to touch and they have a good amount of moisture. They are not dripping wet but they are not dry either. Freya never complains when we wipe these over her skin regardless of whether she has a touch of nappy rash or not.
The wipes clean well and I am really impressed with their performance. I never find myself needing to go back over areas to make sure they are entirely clean.
Since using these wipes Freya's skin has remained in the same condition with the occasional spell of nappy rash every few days but this clears up quickly and is never too bad.
Of course as she gets older we will end up using these on her face etc and I have no qualms about doing this as I believe the wipes will look after her skin and clean well.
I think the wipes present excellent value for money and I will definitely buy them again.
==Boots baby wipes==
I have recently changed to using baby wipes when changing my little boy's nappy, it is more economical and convenient for both me and my partner. I have found that even though they say hold off for 6 weeks and just use cotton wool and water, my little boy has not had any irritation from the wipes. We firstly just used them on an evening to see how his skin was after use, after a few nights my little boy had no reaction to them so we decided to use them on a more permanent base.
The wipes come in packs of 64 wipes and we buy them in multipacks of 4 packets. I find that on my little boy who is 6 weeks old we go through about a pack a week. The multipacks cost £3.65 for 4 packs or a single pack can be purchased for £0.98. If you purchase a four pack you are making a saving of £0.27 it does not sound much but it does add up and what you do save here you can spend it elsewhere.
The wipes are a decent size and are very strong, I have found some wipes in the past break apart easily, and this is not the case with these wipes. They also have the right amount of added moisture and are neither dry nor soggy. The wipes are easy to dispense from the packaging and the pop down lid allows the wipes to retain their moisture and prevents bacteria from getting in. I find that these wipes are the cheapest I have ever used both on my son and to use make up (they do an average job when removing make up) but they are by far the best for nappy changing!
I would definitely recommend these wipes I have used them confidently on my skin and my son's skin, I am normally very sensitive to anything used on my face, so I tried them on myself before trying them on my son. I was fine with the wipes and only then did I use them on my son. They are free from perfume which is great to know as I don't think something which is going on a baby's skin should be riddled with chemicals. For an inexpensive product I definitely think it is leagues above similar products with branded names. I would recommend to any parents for their children.
- Why I Bought -
I have bought Boots Baby Sensitive wipes quite often when they have been part of the Boots 3 for 2 baby event or some other deal
- The Packaging -
The packet it white and pale pink which looks clean and gentle so suits the fact that the wipes are sensitive. The packet show the Boots brand, name of the wipes and also states that they are fragrance free (although I think there is a fragranced version available). The packet also states that the wipes are made with 98% water which is ideal for the delicate skin of a baby. There is also a photo of an adorable baby on the front and all the usual information on the back. The wipes are easy to remove from the packet and you don't end up with ten wipes in one go. What I like most about these wipes is the plastic window that you open and close to remove the wipes. This is very effective in keeping the wipes moist.
- The Wipes -
You get 72 wipes in a pack which is good compared to some other brands. The wipes are white and smell clean and fresh even though they aren't fragranced. They are moist enough but not overly wet. They aren't particularly thick but they are a reasonable size and are stretchy too. Overall this gives a good wipe which is easy to use to clean baby's bottom or face, although I prefer the quality and thickness of Johnson's and Pampers. They didn't cause any irritation to my baby, or my face when I have occasionally used them to remove my makeup.
- Price and Availability -
I can see that the standard price for these is 98p per pack in Boots. I think this is a very reasonable price, especially compared to other brands. They also have a deal where you can get two packs for £1.85 or a four pack for £3.65.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would recommend these wipes as they are quite good quality, get the job done, are sensitive to baby's skin and are a very good price. The only negative is the thickness of the wipes but as they are much cheaper than other brands I don't mind so much.
I'm always after cheap baby wipes as they are a bit of a staple in my household even though there are no babies! I use them for all sorts of useful things, including taking off my make up in emergencies, which made me attracted to these sensitive ones as I felt like I needed to be kinder to my face! They are 89 pence for 72 wipes which is just over a penny a wipe, which feels like nothing when you are using them, and is very cheap compared to the Simple ones I like which are over two pounds per pack.
The packaging is basic yet classy. A tasteful picture of a baby on a soft pink background and simple but clear writing. The top has a hard plastic flip open lid to re-seal the wipes, which is a must for me as they can go dry otherwise.
The wipes have very little scent and are really soft on the face and skin. They are very good at removing make up, but they do go a little bit dry. I think the hard plastic bit must not create a perfect seal, either that or they don't put enough moist-ness in the wipes! The side effect of them being dry is that you have to rub things a lot harder to get them off, which is a pain for the skin as it can irritate it and completely counteract the sensitive benefits of these wipes.
The wipes themselves remove my make up well, without irritating my skin, which says a lot as I have sensitive skin with eczema. They do not actually clean the face or remove grease, so I still wash afterwards. They are really handy for travelling, as it is not easy to take make up remover and cotton wool away with you. Also baby wipes are much cheaper than make up remover wipes, which are often four times the price.
Baby wipes are also good for, wiping other parts of skin, hands etc. Wiping leather jackets and other wipe clean surfaces. Cleaning shoes and surfaces in emergencies, and often cleaning marks off things, such as spilt make up in a make up bag! You never know what you might use them for, just that you will use them!
I brought these wipes in Boots when I had taken my sister out shopping and forgot to take the changing bag out with me, it's not that she needed changing but some old bloke had given her a chocolate and I know that was nice of him but she got into a proper mess and deffo needed wiping! lol
I was mega impressed with the wipes as soon as I took one out of the packet and felt how soft and thick they were. They fold like material instead of a wipe and have got a good amount of moisture on them so I was able to clean my sisters face quickly and easily.
When we got home I thought I might as well carry on using the wipes and see how we got on with them when it come to doing my sisters bum. It was a rank one when nappy change came round, I won't go into details in case any of you are eating but any moms out there will know all about the particularly bad toddler nappies that happen sometimes! This was one of them! lol
The wipes coped brill, the main thing is that they are strong so I didn't get any crap on my hands and also the wipes have got a good texture so that they actually cleaned her bum instead of just spreading the mess round like some of the Huggies wipes do.
They are just the right thickness as well to give her a proper clean, they're thick enough to feel mega soft to the touch but not too thick that you can't move properly while you're holding them.
They are sensitive wipes and fragrance free so they're deffo kind to babies skin, my sister has good skin apart from when she's teething so she's probably not the best baby to try the wipes out on but they haven't irritated her at all. Feeling and smelling them I think they'd be fine for most little kids but if your child has very bad nappy rash or anything like that then you should just use cotton wool and water instead of wipes at all.
I think these are wicked wipes, they do a good job and are kind to my little sisters bum.
When I first saw these wipes they caught my eye as they are a Boots Expert baby wipe, the word expert always stood out as you only want the best for those little bottoms!
But I never purchased them as I have been more than happy with Tesco's & Boots normal own brand.
By chance I happened to borrow one of these Boots Expert wipes and I have been converted!
~ THE WIPE ~
As I pulled the white wipe out of the packet I wasn't expecting anything much just a simple baby wipe. I put my hand down to pull a wipe out, on touching the wipe I instantly looked down, the soft feel of the wipe caught my attention right away! It felt alot more softer than the usual Tesco/ Boots wipe.
I finished taking it out of the packet, and it also felt nice and thick. So far I haven't come across a wipe that is soft and thick, until now!
Using the wipe didn't disapoint me either, it wasn't too wet or dry. It was wet enough to get rid of what you needed to, and dry enough so that you can apply nappy rash cream with no trouble.
Using the wipe is like any other I have used and about the same size as Boots normal own brand and Tesco's, although I find Tesco's tend to strech a bit when you get it out the packet making it thinner. So far Boots Expert wipes have not done this maybe because they are that bit thicker?
~ OTHER INFO ~
These wipes are formulated by Boots baby experts. Helped to be developed by dermatologists and paediatrician approved.
They say these wipes are suitable for newborn skin and dry skin like eczema.
Although I personally think cotton wool & water is better for newborns, when you go out it can be hard to use cotton wool. So these would be the wipes I'd have in the changing bag for a newborn baby, Because they feel soft like cotton wool which is better for their young skin.
~ PRICE & WHERE TO GET THEM? ~
They cost more than some wet wipes at £2.34 for a pack of 64.
Often found on offer such as Buy One Get One Free which is great as it saves you a little bit of money.
You can only get them in Boots stores or on the Boots website. But remember you also get 8 points on your advantage card when you buy these!
They come in a simple white packet with a blue coloured font, like all of Boots' expert baby products. The flip lid keeps the wipes wet and fresh, it is really easy to open and shut again.
~ OVERALL ~
5* product. I love the fact they are soft and a little bit thicker than your average wipe, I will definitely be buying these wipes again for the bottom, but as I am happy enough with Boots normal/ Tesco's wipes I will continue to buy them for the messy hands and face.
If I had a newborn then I would use these when I'm out & about and when I don't use cotton wool on them anymore.
Brilliant wipe by Boots!
Suitable for newborn skin.