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We use lots of baby wipes in our house with 2 young children one of which is struggling with potty training and of course they both forever seem to have sticky fingers! I have found recently that Asda are selling 4 packs of the Huggies wipes for £3.50 which makes them near enough as good value as Asda's own brand so I have been buying these each month.
These wipes are packaged differently than the picture above as they have changed the colours of the packets which I think helps you spot the ones you want easily, these ones are a deep peach in colour and then the Aloe version is now in a green packet. The packet has a cute looking baby on the front and states that they contain shea butter which is natures moisturiser.
The wipes have a pull back plastic bit on the top of them which reseals to keep the wipes moist whilst you use the full packet, when you first use your wipes pull this back very carefully as it does rip the packet rather easily and then of course this leaves a gap in the packet and allows the wipes to dry out.
The wipes are created by Kimberley Clark and there are details for contacting the company on the back of the packet if you need them, it states on the back of the packet that these wipes can be open for 3 months.
The packet contains 64 wipes and each on is a white rectangle and very soft, the wipes are imprinted with little bears and paw prints which is cute but as far as I can see totally unnecessary. The wipes are nice and moist at the top of the pack and get a little more moist the further down the pack you go but they are not too wet by the bottom. The wipes smell lovely which I guess is the Shea butter and the smell stays a little on the skin too which is lovely.
The wipes are really thick and they don't tear by accident but if you want to tear one in half which I often do when just cleaning sticky hands they will tear down the middle very easily. The wipes are nice and gentle on the skin and neither of my girls have had any reactions to them or any soreness from using them at all. The wipes clean the girls up well and are suitable for use all over the body, I would give these 5 stars as they do the job perfectly, the packaging is useful and they are great value.
- Why I Bought -
Huggies wipes aren't my favourite but if I see a good offer I tend to buy them anyway. Having been previously disappointed by how easily the Natural Care and Pure wipes rip, when I saw the Soft Skin wipes in Boots a few weeks ago I wasn't expecting them to be any better. However, I was looking for baby items to buy with my Boots points and these were on offer so I thought I would try them and bought one pack.
- The Packaging -
The wipes come in a peach packet which complements the shea butter ingredient nicely. The packet displays the Huggies brand, name of the wipes and states that they contain shea butter which is apparently nature's moisturiser. There is also a photo of an adorable baby on the front and all the usual information on the back. There is a plastic sticker to reseal the pack and keep the wipes moist. I find it difficult to remove the wipes from the pack because they rip very easily and all the wipes stick together so you end up with ten wipes in one go. As with the Natural Care and Pure wipes, this is the main down side to these wipes.
- The Wipes -
You get 64 wipes in a pack which is a fairly standard amount for baby wipes. The wipes are white and have a teddy bear design. Like the Natural Care wipes they smell divine. You can smell the shea butter which is really creamy and sweet. They are nicely moist but not too wet. They are really thick and soft which is good but as I have already said they rip very easily. They have no stretch to them at all and you can easily poke a hole in them, very unpleasant while wiping a dirty bottom! They clean faces and bottoms well and don't cause irritation to the skin. They leave the skin feeling soft as the name suggests so I would assume the shea butter does moisturise. Overall I do like the wipe, especially the smell but the ripping is very irritating.
- Price and Availability -
The standard price for these wipes is £2.59 which I think is very overpriced. I would never pay this much for them. I paid £1 in Boots and even then it was only to use up my Boots points! They are available in Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets.
- Would I Recommend? -
I'm not sure I would recommend these wipes but they are worth a try if you see them on offer. I love the smell and I like how thick, soft and moist they are but they rip way too easily which is irritating and impractical when changing nappies.
My beauty regime is pretty simple, I take my make up off with baby wipes or face wipes and moisturise after washing. Having run out of my pampers wipes (which were very good) I spontaneously purchased Huggies Soft Skin Baby Wipes with Shea Butter as they were in the reduced bin in my local Co-operative. Retailing at £2.89, they were reduced to £1.45.
The peach packaging contains 64 wipes and shows a surprised baby beneath a caramel coloured towel. The "o" in "soft" is depicted as a tear shaped droplet, indicating the Shea Butter as this is repeated next to the claim that Shea Butter is nature's moisturiser.
"Huggies" is printed in their usual white and blue bubble writing with a blue baby handprint instead of a dot above the "I". This is repeated on each side. Across the top of the plastic packaging is a transparent peel back tab which when pulled back opens the packet. This tends to lose its stickiness once the packet starts to reduce in size. When full the packet is padded out meaning it has to stick, but when stock is getting lower the tab peels or loses its stickiness causing the wipes to dry out. This probably isn't an issue if you have a baby as you would get through them quite quickly, but a packet of these would last me a month.
The important information on the packaging is written in at least 6 languages so tourists from abroad would easily be able to identify the product they were buying.
The wipes themselves are like no wipe I have ever come across before. Most wipes are made of a material but these feel like a thicker version of toilet roll. The wipes feel like wet tissue and if you hold them up to the light you can see the different layers which keep it together.
Visually the wipes are impressive. They are fresh white colour with a teddy bear pattern imprinted on them. The bears vary in bear positions, from sitting and standing. They are A5 in size which is ok as a face wipe or for a small baby or grubby hands. Not sure they would be big enough for toddler sized bottoms prior to potty training, but I don't have children so I wouldn't know.
Fragrance wise they have a clean smell to them which can be detected when held up close to the nose, but it doesn't really jump out of the packet when you open it. Nor does it linger. I have read reviews which describe the smell of the Shea Butter, but I wouldn't say it's that apparent and its definitely not overwhelming.
These wipes are not durable. Yes they pass the tug test, in that I can stretch them and they do not tear easily, probably down to the bonding of the tissue. However, I have used these on my face to wipe away mascara and folded up they have broken leaving holes in the tissue and bits on my face. I can't cope with this in the evenings and morning when I need an easy to use wipe which stays together.
I have gathered that the wipe fails most when folded against itself or rubbed at. It appears that the friction caused from rubbing with the wipe causes the fibres to pull apart and break down like a wet tissue. I personally dislike the texture of wet tissue. As I have only used these on my face which is a very small area, I cannot imagine that they are that durable actually used as a baby wipe. Especially if you are not using a wipe per wipe, (if that makes sense); Repeated wiping with these just doesn't work.
The last complainant about these baby wipes is that when you pull one out of the packet they are folded in such a way that it automatically releases the next one, which if not required has to be pushed back down into the packaging. This would be fine if transferred into a box designed to pull one after another, but in this case pushing the 2nd wipe back into the packet causes the tab not to sit straight as the contents are not flush.
The individual wipes are very moist and they are soft, the Shea Butter is obviously doing its job. They retain their moisture for a couple of hours after use and if I have left one on the side before work it still feels noticeable damp when I return 9 hours later. That said it would be of no use. None of the wipes contain alcohol which means they aren't harsh on the skin. I use baby wipes due to sensitive skin as I find they are the most compatible with my skin, however these really do not live up to their competitors and I will be reverting back to Pampers, probably before I have completed this pack.
I have a lot of grandchildren and a few baby's and toddlers and so I buy a lot of baby wipes to store in my cupboards for when they come over for the day or sleep at my home. I do like to buy a good brand when I can and this brand is one that I buy often.
These wipes are a good thickness and they do not rip, they are rectangle in shape and a white colour. They have teddy bears on the wipes and look quite nice. They contain shea butter and so they are very good for the skin to help moistures and leave them soft after cleaning the baby's bottom. They remove any deposits from the skin with a couple of wipes. They are nice moist wipes and ones that do hold the moisture well indeed. These are good ones for helping the skin to remain as soft as it could possibly be for a baby.
They have no smell to them and are just a natural smell. They are a nice wipe to hold in the hands to clean the baby and the wipes just smooth gently across the skin without having to keep on rubbing the skin to remove the deposits. They remain moist while cleaning the skin. They are not dripping wet when taken from the pack. The shea butter helps to moisturise the skin and to leave it soft to the touch. My grandchildren have not had any effect with any rashes when using these wipes, they are a very good quality wipe and a nice feel to them.
They do not feel rough on the skin and just feel nice and soft. What I like about these ones is they contain no alcohol and no perfume and so they are good for the purpose they are used for my grandchildren. They are worth the money and good value. I bought them from my local shop for just a £1 and so worth it. These are also good for cleaning the hands for my older grandchildren and to remove food on their hands. A quick wipe and the food is removed well.
I will always buy these ones because they are nice ones indeed and nice for a child's softer skin. The strip is easy to pop back into place after taking the wipes from the packet. There are 64 wipes in the packet and so a good amount of wipes for the price.
I rate these wipes 5 stars.
One thing I always have plenty of are baby wipes. A product which I can't do without and therefore when ever there are wipes on offer I tend to add a few to my basket/ trolley and therefore I never run out, if anything I tend to have too many packs!
Recently Huggies ran an offer on their wipes and nappies in The Co-operative and as one of my local supermarkets is the Co-op I made the short trip to stock up as it just made sense especially with "buy one pack get two free" was just an offer I couldn't turn down!
The wipes I bought on this shopping trip were the Huggies Soft Skin wipes. Now I haven't had much success with Huggies wipes as the Pure version really put me off but I thought I'd give Huggies another try and try a different variety. I opted for the Soft Skin variety due to the added shea butters.
The Soft Skin wipes come in packaging which now varies from the picture on Dooyoo. The pack the wipes come in is a soft peach colour which features an image of a very happy baby covered with a cream throw/ blanket on the front. The blue Huggies logo is on the front together with the product name underneath. There are 64 wipes in each pack and there is a clear re-sealable tab. The packaging can easily be seen from any shelf due to its distinctive colour.
The wipes are white in colour and have little teddy bears embossed on each white which is a nice touch. The wipes are made from natural fibres and unlike wipes such as Johnsons or Pampers they are quite tough even though soft to the touch they are not as flexible as other wipes on the market.
When I first bought the wipes I was expecting them to have a similar aroma to cocoa butter and although when you smell them they do have a distinct aroma of shea butter there is also a slight synthetic almost alcohol smell that you get which is the same aroma you get with the Pure wipes. Now although it isn't unpleasant it is an aroma which I don't like but fortunately it doesn't linger and once your baby has been wiped there is no aroma at all.
Using these wipes are just like using any other wipe but because of their feel and texture they are not as easy to use as they are just not as flexible which is a shame. I find that they are tough to use compared to other wipes and I have to use more wipes than what I should have to, meaning my pack of wipes doesn't actually last that long which is a shame considering these wipes are not exactly cheap!
I can't say that I am overly impressed with the wipes which is a shame considering Huggies do a lot of offers but what I am impressed with is that they are incredibly gentle and my daughter's skin has stayed lovely and soft and certainly hasn't been irritated at all. I use the wipes when changing her nappy and also on her face and hands after she has eaten and her skin has remained soft and smooth.
Overall, these wipes did the job in getting my daughter clean but they are tougher than other wipes which make them difficult to use and the fragrance they have is a little off putting which fortunately disappears once you have used the wipes. I certainly still not a fan of Huggies wipes which is a shame and although the Soft Skin wipes didn't irritate my daughter and kept her skin soft I don't think I'd buy these wipes again unless I was really desperate.
Expect to pay around £2.50 for a pack of 64 wipes. Available from most supermarkets and pharmacies.
Despite my son being five years old now I do still sometimes buy baby wipes but they aren't for him, they are for me! I find that they can be a good option for removing make up if I am feeling a bit lazy to do the whole cleanse, tone and moisturise thing. They can also come in handy for cleaning my son's hands quickly after we have done hand print painting or even for wiping down dusty woodwork occasionally as the dust just sticks to them.
In Boots recently I spotted that they had Huggies soft skin wipes with shea butter for just £1.00 per pack and so I picked up two despite the fact that I usually opt for Johnson's wipes.
The wipes come in a peachy coloured packet which features the Huggies brand name and a smiling baby peeping out from under a towel. There are 64 wipes per pack which I think is about average for a pack of baby wipes. The pack features a peel back label, like all other brands of wipes, which you use to gain access to a wipe and also to reseal the wipes to keep them fresh after use. Removing a wipe from the pack is very easy and just one lifts out at a time which is a bonus as some seem to lift half a pack out each time!
Each wipe is small and white in colour with pictures of teddy bears and little paw prints on which is quite cute. Of course if you were using these for a tiny baby they wouldn't know they had the little pictures on but for older babies who are reluctant to be cleaned up may be more persuaded by seeing the teddy bears. The wipes feel very moist to the touch, more so than the Johnson's brand I usually use. The wipes don't feel as strong as some others that I have tried but they do not rip when being used. They have a lovely scent which I presume is the shea butter.
These wipes do a great job of removing my make up at night although, as with anything else I use, removing my eye make up can take some time. I have had no reaction at all in using these wipes on my face and I do have sensitive skin at times so I feel they must be pretty gentle. I am happy using these on my son when the need arises and I would be ok using them on a baby too.
As with any other baby wipe you should make sure that you dispose of them properly and do not flush them down the toilet as it is likely to cause blockages.
In summary I think these wipes are pretty decent and at a pound a pack they offer good value too. They have been good at removing my make up and also good at cleaning up my son after painting activities. I would certainly recommend that you give them a try if you see them on offer but my favourite brand is still Johnson's as they just feel stronger somehow.
Thank you for reading my review!
Being a parent of a toddler, I have used nearly every variety of baby wipes available to me on the market over the course of the last two years. Why so many? Mainly because I like to buy what's on offer and so far I haven't managed to stick to a favoured brand.
I find all the different varieties of wipes have their plus and minus points. Huggies featured high on my list. And would probably come out top each time if only they didn't have the one minor flaw that I get every time I buy a packet.
Instantly when you look at a packet of Huggies wipes in the supermarket, you'll see the packet looks a bit larger than the other brands. This is because the wipes themselves are a lot thicker than the likes of Pampers or Simple wipes for example.
I was first introduced to Huggies when my mother in law bought a packet of the Shea butter range than were introduced a year or so ago. The smell just won me over instantly and I would buy them whenever I saw them on offer. They were certainly my brand of choice for quite a while.
I find that when you are using wipes for bottom areas, they have different requirements than say when you're using wipes to clean hands and faces after meal times etc.
For bottom occasions the Shea butter aroma did a good job at masking any nasty whiffs that were dancing about in the air.
It made the experience a lot more pleasant when using these wipes. When it comes to cleaning hands then the fragrance doesn't really matter, although it is nice for me to get a quick fix of Shea butter as I open the packet.
The packaging itself on Huggies wipes are the area they let themselves down in. Pampers have a nice flexible plastic casing to store their wipes, and other brands even have nice little plastic lids to enable the wipes to stay fresher for longer in the packet.
Huggies packaging are made of thicker plastic and it feels more rigid than that of Pampers. I often find that on one out of every two packets I open, the top will rip. When this happens I have two options, leave the packet and try to close as best I can each time, or transfer the wipes into my travel container.
I prefer to keep them in the proper packaging but when the top rips, the wipes will dry out before we have reached the bottom of the packet, and this then makes them a waste of money.
To start with I thought it had something to do with the way I was opening the packet, but however carefully or slowly I do it, if the packet is going to rip, it does.
When I need a wipe in double quick time, usually during bottom instances, I do find that because the wipes are so thick, they do stick together more than Pampers ones do. They are joined by a perforated edge and this can slow me down quite a bit. One slight niggle with the wipes, but the fact they are so thick does help me clear messes with less wipes than Pampers.
Onto the cleaning issue, I do find these wipes are good for removing yucky bits from bottoms that really don't need to get left behind. I used to find Pampers would slide over some areas, and because they are thinner than Huggies, you ran the risk of putting your finger onto the mess.
Huggies do a good job of clearing all this, but they're not to useful when it comes to little girls delicate bits. They are too clumpy for this job, and I hate this bit. Sadly I cannot have a perfect packet of wipes to do all jobs, or for that matter a pack of Huggies for one area and a pack of another brand for the rest.
Overall these wipes do come out quite high on my list. They are proving much more useful as my daughter gets older and we are needing to clean delicate areas less and less with more potty use etc, so these wipes will be much better for older children.
I have never found the wipes to affect her skin in any way, they have always appeared gentle enough even when she has had nappy rash through teething.
A pack of these wipes are a standard price of £2.49 for around 72 wipes. This is what you would expect to pay for any branded pack of wipes. I will never buy them for this price as one brand or another is always on offer somewhere.
I really love this wipes! they are by far the best in the shops at the moment. I used to tend to go for the wipes that were on offer at the time but i have found that these wipes are on a BOGOF offer most of the time at Asda. I always used to use Huggies pure as they are very gentle and thick enough to clean up a big mess with just one wipe. One day whilst in Asda, i noticed that the soft skin type were on offer so decided to give them a go. As a parent, i do like to make sure that products are gentle enough to use on my children's skin so was very pleased when i tested these wipes and found that they are just as gentle as the pure ones.
These wipes give off a lovely fresh smell also as they are fragranced with shea butter. Shea butter is a very good moisturiser so its great for babies bottoms and can also prevent dry skin and nappy rash. They are also very pleasant when used on hands and faces.
Huggies wipes are usually around £2.44 in price per pack but as i said earlier, are usually on offer so work out at a good price.
I like the soft skin wipes - they seem like a little luxury wipe for my babys bum. In my other reviews I have praised Huggies wipes because I do truly believe they are the best on the market. I wouldn't have chosen this pack myself (as I always buy the Pure wipes by Huggies) but a friend of mine gave me a goody bag of newborn essentials on the birth of my beautiful boy and these wipes were in there. They smell lush thanks to the shea butter which is moisturising for little behinds and perfect for mummys hands too - cleaning and moisturising whilst leaving a delicious scent! As with all Huggies wipes they come in a good size pack of 72 and are reasonably priced at about £2 a pack - they also often have buy one get one free offers on in Tesco or Boots. I haven't seen any other wipes with shea butter and are a nice little change.
Despite the fact that I am generally not a fan of Huggies baby wipes, knowing my granddaughter was due to visit and having very little choice in my local chemist I ended up buying Huggies Soft Skin wipes as they were the only branded product available.
The wipes are actually much better than others in the Huggies range. These are enriched with Shea Butter which Huggies have referred to as 'Nature's Moisturiser' and they smell absolutely divine.
The wipes themselves are thinner than most Huggies wipes, which is a plus point as generally I find this brand of wipes too thick to be able to clean my granddaughter's bottom properly even if thicker wipes are handy for wiping her hands and face. They also seem much softer than other Huggies wipes and are not as 'wet', which is a major bugbear of mine with this particular brand.
When I came to change my granddaughter I was very impressed with the cleansing abilities of the wipes. She always seems to save her smelly nappy of the day for when she visits me and these Soft Skin wipes coped admirably, even though she was somewhat plastered by the time she came in from the garden to tell me her nappy needed changing! On this instance I had to use three wipes because of the mess she had gotten herself into, but subsequent dirty nappies have needed just two wipes - one to clean the mess and the other to double check all the poo has been removed from the creases of her bottom and legs.
When changing a wet nappy just one wipe is needed as these wipes keep their shape and are strong enough not to tear or rip while in use. I'm impressed at how strong these wipes are actually. In my experience Huggies wipes are usually ridiculously thick but I don't find them terribly strong, having long nails I often accidentally tear them as I am changing my granddaughter. This didn't happen with these Soft Skin wipes and I have not had one rip on me yet.
I'm not sure how moisturising these are really. I'm sure the Shea Butter does have some beneficial effects, but my granddaughter doesn't really suffer with dry skin on her bottom. I think the only time she would have need of a moisturising wipe would be when she is teething and this causes her to suffer from nappy rash. Then, however, I think these wipes would be rather too scented so I wouldn't use them for fear of making her even more sore.
I suppose if you were to regularly use these wipes the moisturisation would become more long term and perhaps this would help avoid your little one getting nappy rash. I can't really comment on this though as my granddaughter has been lucky and only ever comes down with a sore bottom when she has a tooth coming through - and then all the Shea Butter in the world wouldn't be able to stop it until the rash has run it's course and the tooth is through!
I paid £2.39 for this packet of wipes, although the range is currently on BOGOF so I ended up with two packets for this price. I have to say these are the best in the Huggies range in my opinion and I'm really glad I decided to try them despite having bad experiences with this brand in the past.
Enriched with shea butter