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I purchased these baby wipes as they were on special offer at £1 a packet. I am not loyal to a particular brand of baby wipes and so buy whatever is on offer at the time.
The packaging has changed slightly from the above picture and is now a minty green (associating the aloe I presume) with a picture of a baby and the huggies logo. There are 64 wipes in a pack and these wipes apparently help to prevent the causes of nappy rash naturally. They contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
To open the pack, you simply peel back the clear sticky tab on the top, though do not peel it off completely as you will need to keep it attached to cover over the hole when you have finished to prevent the wipes from drying out. There is then a small oblong shape to remove which leaves the dispensing hole exposed. As the wipes are folded up inside, with the fold in the middle of this oblong shaped hole, they are quite easy to grab, although I have pulled out more than needed on occasions and had to stuff them back in. They are also quite hard to pull out one at a time if you only have one hand free as they all seem to stick together at the edge, cue lots of hand thrashing to unstick them!!
The wipes are nice and thick with images of embossed teddies placed throughout. They do not rip easily which is good as you don't want more mess than you started with!! The only downside I have is the smell of the Aloe. I'm really not keen on the smell of this in a baby wipe, it just doesn't smell "natural" to me, though I must say my baby has never suffered from nappy rash, I wouldn't put this wholly down to these wipes as he's never suffered it with any other brand (must be lucky!)
I would buy Huggies wipes again as the texture and wetness are great but I wouldn't buy this particular Aloe scent.
I have used a lot and I mean a lot of different baby wipes over the years and I have concluded that my favourite brand by far are the Huggies brand of baby wipes. I find them incredibly thick and hard working and clean way better than any of the rest with just one baby wipe being able to do a whole bottom of poo, graphic I know, but it's the little things that are important and being able to use just one wipe is quick and easy and clean too.
Huggies have a number of different varieties of wipes that they offer and my favourite is the aloe and vitamin E variety. This has an absolutely amazing smell to it. If you are familiar with the cucumber smell in beauty products you will know that it is lovely and fresh and a really nice clean smell and it's this smell that is infused in these baby wipes. What I love about it is that it's really light and not too overpowering and strong and when I wipe a dirty bum with them I find that I can get the area really nice and clean and smelling nice and fresh and clean too which is really important.
According to the packaging the wipes are made with natural fibres and I think this is what makes them so thick. The thickness is really nice as when I am wiping with them I don't feel like I am getting dirty because the wipe is protecting my hands from getting anything on them because of the thickness.
The wipes help to prevent the cause of nappy rash naturally and I think this has to do with the aloe and vitamin E. Both of these ingredients are known for their softening properties and I really do feel like my little boy has a nice soft bum after use. He never suffers with nappy rash and I would like to think it is partly due to these wipes.
As a consequence of them being so good these wipes are a bit more expensive than the other brands. The wipes come in a pack of 64 and usually cost in the £2.25 region which is quite expensive but they are on off quite a lot of the time in Boots for a £1 so I usually stock up when that occurs even though I would pay more for them because they are so good.
Baby wipes in my opinion are an essential must have for any mum.Whether we are using them for bottoms,hands,faces or cleaning a surface they always come in handy. I have tried all types of wipes from lots of brands and Huggies still fail to impress me.
Huggies as a brand have been going for over 30 years and in that time you would have expected them to be huge contenders in the market. If these wipes are what they set their standard by then avoid the range in general.
The packaging of these wipes is distinctive, they all have a picture or two of a lovely baby on the front and come in quite bold colours, think green,orange,blue etc. The wipes generally come in a pack of 64 and retail at about £2.69 but you can always find them on offer somewhere or you could use a widely available money off coupon(these spring up everywhere).
The packet of wipes feels substantial and quite heavy,giving you the impression of quality. I have found if something feels substantial I feel better about paying a premium price for it.
The wipes open with the standard sticky tab opening at the top which gives you a space to pull the wipes out from. When you open these, the first thing that hits you is the very very pungent,over perfumed smell emanating from the packet. Now don't get me wrong, I love my babies to smell fresh and clean but these wipes overwhelm your senses. I personally have found all Huggies scented wipes to be too strongly scented and when used on a babies skin it seems to linger for hours.
If you can get past the assault on your nose, you then have to get the wipes out of the packet. This sounds stupid but when your juggling a wriggly baby with a full nappy and trying to get a wipe,you expect it to be easy. These are not easy, in fact you need 2 hands just for the wipes. They are very thick but unflexible and have outlines of teddies on them.They seem to stick to each other like glue and when you manage to get one out,9 times out of 10 it is accompanied by another 7. If your lucky to actually get hold of one,these wipes tear as soon as they look at your finger tip and you end up having to go through the whole fighting process again.
The actual feel of the wipes is surprisingly coarse, At first I though the imprinted outline was giving them a slightly rough feel but after using on my face as a trial, these wipes seem to have a grain to the material making them feel quite unpleasant. The other downside is the further you get down the packet, the wetter the wipes become. Don't get me wrong you need wipes to be moist but if they are too wet it makes your job even harder. By halfway through my Huggies packet I could wring these wipes out and there was a lot of excess fluid. So much so, I found I needed to pat dry my daughters skin after using them.
All in all unless you have no other option but these I would avoid them at all costs. I have never been so exasperated with a wipe as I have been with these.
When I first entered a world of motherhood, I tried many different brands of nappies. I stocked up before my little bundle of joy arrived (this was 16 months ago now) so whenever I saw branded nappies on sale I brought some. At the time I only went for branded wipes such as Pampers and Johnsons as those were the brand I knew of and I had some friends that already used them.
When I eventually run out of my rather large stock of various brands of wipes, I have decided to try Huggies wipes; they were on offer at the time (I never brought or would buy wipes on full price) and have not previously used them. I have been using them since, to be quite honest I am not sure how long ago it is now, but I would say it is easily over 12 months now. Here is why . . .
***Varieties and packaging***
Huggies come in 4 variaties: Pure (cream coloured packaging), Natural Care ( in green packaging), Soft Skin (orange packaging) and also the Everyday Baby range (this one has white packaging with multi-coloured hand prints on it). I have tried all varieties now and I am very happy with all of them. Each of the varieties is slightly different as the name will give away, Natural Care ones contains Aloe and vitamin E (as per note on the packaging) and Soft Skin is enriched with shea butter. All varieties have similar packaging (it is now different from picture you see above though). Everyday Baby wipes have multi-coloured hand prints on the packaging, the rest of them have little baby pictured on it, all in slightly different position and each variety has different baby on it - in case you would like to know this although I do not think it all too important.
There is 64 wipes in each pack which is standard I would say. Overall packaging is quite good and strong it has clear plastic tab in the middle of packaging where you take your wipes out from, this can be easily re-sealed. I found that glue on the tab holds quite well even after opening and closing it numerous times and wipes do stay nice and moist for many days after pack has been opened.
***Quality and usage***
Quality of wipes is very good. I love the smell of them all, to me all varieties smell very similar but I am sure that some people might smell big difference between them. I might not have that strong sense of smell. They all have little tedy bear and paws prints on them which I think is a nice touch and it looks really cute. Wipes are very soft compared to other wipes I have used before and are thicker which is bonus for me. They are standard size wipes, i dont think they are any bigger or smaller than other brands wipes.
Using the wipes is very easy as with all the wipes, they are nice and moist but not too wet to leave your babies bum wet after using. They do claim on the packaging that they "help prevent the causes of nappy rash naturally" - I have been using them and my daughter did have a nappy rash, i do not think any wipes can preven your baby getting sore bum. I use them for almost everything though, I carry them in my bag and have one pack in the car. They are suitable for wiping baby's bum, mouth, hands, food tray etc however I use them to wipe my leather sofa too (so far they have never left mark on anything). I sometimes use them to wipe my daughter clothes after she spilt something on them, I find that it washes better if its wipes with the wipe beforehand (not when the food has already dried on though). Only downside I would say it that they do not stretch like other wipes might do, to me is not a problem as I don't mind that. They can also tear quite easily when you are taking them out of the pack, but with time I got used taking them out without tearing them.
***Price and availability***
RPP for Huggies wipes (pure, soft skin and natural care) is £2.59 for 64 which to me is absolutely ridiculous price. I buy them only when they are in offer, Sainsbury's often have offer on to buy 1 get 2 free on single packs. They are also available from any other supermarket but for example Boots frequently sell them for £1 on again on offer. Everyday use range Huggies cost just 97p per pack on full price which is brilliant as they are as good as the others, but again Sainsbury's had them on offer the other day for 67p per pack - bargain!!!!!!
I think it's quite clear from this review that I very much like using Huggies wipes and will continue use them. I think they are overpriced but I shop around and buy them in bulk when on special offer. If you do not like thick wipes that do not stretch though, I would recommend using other brands.
I am not usually a fan of Huggies wipes but I was sucked in by an offer in Sainsburys of Buy One Get Two Free on these wipes. As I now have a newborn baby in the house I figured that the more wipes I can get my hands on the better! Although I try and use cotton wool and water when I can, sometimes I find that wipes are definitely needed, and I knew these wouldn't go to waste.
The packaging of the wipes I bought is slightly different to that here, and I assume this is the new look packaging It is mainly green with a pic of a baby on the front. Overall the packaging is less fussy, and probably a little nicer than the pack pictured here! As with most packs of wipes, there is a clear seal at the top of the pack that you simply peel back and reseal as necessary.
These wipes are different to other Huggies wipes as they are enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E.
A rip off?
The reason I tend not to use Huggies wipes is that I don't like the texture. Although the wipes are soft and slightly quilted, I find they tend to tear easily, especially if you are trying to pull one out of the pack in a hurry. If you find yourself in an emergency situation involving a wriggling baby and an unpleasant mess, this can be highly inconvenient! These wipes seem to be the same texture as other Huggies wipes I have used - however, I haven't had any problems with the wipes tearing so either the wipes have got stronger or I have got better at taking them out of the pack!
One of the really nice things about these wipes is the fresh fragrance. It is a very light and slightly fruity smell which I really like, and is definitely different to other Huggies wipes. They also clean very effectively and I have had no real issues with them - I use them on my three year old as well as the baby and they clean effectively and we have had no adverse reactions!
We like these wipes!
Overall I do like these wipes and would recommend them. However I was surprised to see that at full price these retail at over £2 for a pack of 64 wipes - in fact on the Boots website they are £2.55 at full price. However they are often on offer so I would suggest only buying them then - and they are reduced to £1 in Boots at the moment.
I have tried most brands of baby wipes but most of the time I buy Pampers, Johnsons or Huggies depending on which are on offer. The standard price for the Huggies + Aloe and Vitamin E wipes seems to be £2.59 for 64 wipes which I think is very over priced but sometimes they have 3 for 1 in Tesco or Sainsbury's which is good value.
The positives of these wipes are they are moist, smell delicious and I'm sure the Aloe is nice and gentle on baby's bum. The huge negative is that these wipes rip way too easily. They can be hard to get out of the packet because they rip or stick together which is a big pain when you are in a hurry and have a nappy explosion to deal with! Also a few times I have been wiping baby's bum with these wipes and my finger has poked right through the wipe, not very pleasant!
I have used these wipes on my own face a few times but unlike some other brands of baby wipes I don't find these ones to be a good alternative to face wipes for removing make up.
Over all these wipes are ok but I only buy them when they are on good offers or I have coupons as I tend to prefer other brands.
I bought three packets of Huggies wipes when they were on offer in Tesco; 3 for 2. I am a huge fan of and am very loyal to Johnson's baby wipes, so thought I'd have a change and see what I thought of these Huggies wipes. I wish I hadn't bothered!
These wipes cost £2.59 for 64 wipes. The only positive is that they smell absolutely divine.
Where shall I begin with the negatives? Well, first off the wipes are way too thick. They almost resemble flimsy cardboard. They seemed to have a very slight gritty feel to them, which made me feel as though my poor baby's skin would be cleaned with sandpaper! OK, that may be a little dramatic, but you get the idea. They were also extremely wet and soaked my poor baby so much I had to wipe his bottom after with toilet roll to get him dry again.
The wipes are also far too small and don't stretch. I tried to stretch one and it just snapped! They tear very easily as you take them out of the packet too. Really unhelpful when you're in a rush, or are contending with a wriggly baby and a pooey bottom!
I tested them out on myself too, to remove my make up. Ouch! I won't be doing that again; they are so rough and really hurt my face.
A no- go area for me on these wipes, I'm afraid.
I'm really not a fan of Huggies products because i always seem to find fault with them. I had tons of Huggies products because i received so many freebies and vouchers for them when i was pregnant with my son but unfortunately after trying several baby brands, i've found Huggies to be the worst.
Considering it isn't the cheapest of baby brands you would expect Huggies to be quite good, but i think it's totally overated and their products are of poor quality. These wipes were again a freebie i received from a baby magazine and i'm glad they were free. The wipes themselves were so thin and seemed to practically fall to pieces in my hands, i needed to use a lot more of these wipes to get my babys bum clean than what i would normally have to use with other brands.
They also didn't have a very nice smell, in fact they had hardly any scent to them at all and my baby never smelled clean after i'd used them on him. They were the cheapest and poorest quality wipes i've used and i won't be buying them in the future unless i'm getting them free!
They cost about £2.50, way too much to pay for such rubbish wipes. Sorry Huggies.
I still use these now as make up wipes loll, but I also used them when my children were small.
They are so soft on the skin; you get some that are really harsh on the skin, which leads to nappy rash. My children very rarely suffered from nappy rash while I was using these. Which is why I have never changed brands.
I use these also to remove my make - up especially off my eyes, and it is so good at removing things. When I used them on my children I did not have to go through loads of wipes to remove ( well you know what loll). I used most of the time 2, 1 to get the load of stuff off their bums, and the 2nd to make sure that I had removed everything.
I usually buy these from Morrison's for £2.28p, they also are sometimes on special offer buy one get one free, so I normally stock up loll. They last me quite a while too, and as you only need to use two on a baby's bum, I would say its a lot better than buying a cheaper brand, and you also save a lot of pain for your child from nappy rash.
These were made for delicate skin, and are so soft to use just like using cotton wool and water, which used to be the old method before baby wipes were invented.
They are enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which are both proven to be good for the skin. They are only lightly fragranced, so they leave the babies bum clean and smelling fresh.
The wipes as you all know are wet, I have used previous ones that are soaked in water, these are just right, not too much water, just enough to clean without leaving the babies bum soaked with water, which can also lead to nappy rash.
The wipes come in a resealable packet with around 64 wipes in, I do find though that the resealable sticker, does after a time stop sticking back to the packet, so they can become slightly dried out, but instead of wasting dried out ones I usually just put a tiny bit of water on it to get the moisture back.
Now for my opinion, I do love these wipes, they do not contain alcohol, which I find wipes that do often leave a burning sensation, so I try to avoid them ones. They are just great for most things, wiping a babies bum without leaving any wet marks, or nappy rash, and great for removing make-up without damaging the skin. I would recommend these wipes, as they work well for the cost of them and you do not have to use loads of them at one time, so you would save money rather than buying a cheaper brand and using loads of them.
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Truthfully, I didnt like these wipes - or Huggies wipes in general.
Its strange; as they are a large, well-known brand but these wipes basically look and feel like theyre made of paper.
Im not sure what they are actually made of and Im sure theyre lovely and recyclable; but when I try to wipe my childrens hands or bottoms, these wipes just disintegrate.
They are very fragile, so they tear much more easily than other brands - even the supermarkets value wipes are stronger than these - and they also dont smell very nice.
Oh - and the sticker that seals the pack is REALLY hard to open!
The aloe vera is a nice idea, but it makes the wipes have an even more unappealing fragrance than usual; and thats saying something!
Im sure its no coincidence that at my local supermarket, there are always LOADS of these left on the shelves and not many of the other brands...enough said?
I have two small daughters at the ages of two and four, so as you can imagine I do go through quite a lot of them. I use baby wipes for a number of things from wiping the children's bottoms when they were babies and even now after they have done the toilet. They children wash there hands and face with them if they are dirty and I also use them to wipe down my 50 inch plasma TV which really in all fairness your not meant to do that but I find these best for cleaning the TV without leaving it smudged. Even us adults use them for ourselves every now and then.
I know that it sounds silly but the first thing that drew me to these particular wipes were the pact that they had Winnie The Pooh on them, a bit silly I know but I am a huge fan on Winnie and his friends, I just couldn't resist,
There was a slight sent from them that I cant actually put my finger on what they smell like all I can really say is that they smell of a fresh, clean, baby smell if that makes any sense.
The wipes are of average size but leave your hands and babies bum feeling very wet as they are full of moisture and also found that most of them ripped when they were used. The come in a pack of 72 a rather small amount compared to most baby wipe that contain roughly around 100 wipes. The wipes themselves are very thick, padded~ almost towel like, with aeration holes through them.
As I already said at the start the packet has reconisble characters on the front of the packaging. I picked this because of this and partly due to the fact that I had never tried them before. I thought more about it when I got home and wondered that if the Winnie The Pooh characters had in fact been put on there to encourage younger children to want them ones because it had our favourite bear on them? My four year old see them and asks if she an have them which I have to tell her no and the reason why which I will get to soon. The pack is of average wipe size and is rectangle in shape, holding 72 wipes which are pulled out one by one easily. The only fault that I have about the packaging is that there is no plastic fold over clip to keep the baby wipes fresh and moist although in my opinion the are moist enough. The only thing to keep them covered is a see through sticker.
The price for these wipes are £3.29 which I just think is ridiculous for 72 wipes that fall apart when using them, leave yours and your babies bum wet I am actually surprised that my children never ended up with a sore bum after using them but saying that after seeing with that are like told them they were only allowed to use them for their hand. I have seen cheaper nappies that cost around £1.00 and you get far more in them than these Huggies baby wipes.
I would not recommend these wipes to anybody especially not for a new born baby either. The only thing that I would say that they are any good for is wiping your hands but lets face it who is going to £3 odds for 72 wipes to wash your hand when a bar of soap, a little water, and a towel does the same for far less.
I thought that it was great that they were thicker than the usual baby wipes which made me believe that they were full of promise but when it tore in half when I was using it on my daughters bum I wasn't impressed with them at all.
I would rate these wipes a 1 out of 10 and would highly not recommend them to anybody as they are just a waste of money. Thank you for taking the time to read my review it is very much appreciated and I hope that it is of some use to you.
These wipes are brilliant in any form from the sensitive to the pure. They are always moist to be able to clean your childs bottom in just one wipe almost the cheap own brands and even pampers I have found you have to use almost half a pack to clean away the mess and they are not cheaper on some occasions.
I have found the pampers wipe will leave a urine smell on my childs skin this is not the case with the huggies they clean thourerly leaving the skin spotless and smelling quite nice. They do not cause rashes and eventhough they are very wet they do not leave the skin wet for the next nappy to go on.
They are also kind on the skin which means I have been able to use them on my childs face and hands even to remove the pen from her arms and legs when the mischivious little one has found things she shouldnt be messing with.
I have found myself using these wipes on my face to wipe away any dirt and even when I have used the toilet making sure they are disposed of in a childs smelly bag because they do not flush.
They are thick wipes that will not disitergrate in your hand I cant tell you the amount of times that has happened with the cheaper ones. These are one of the most expensive wipes on the market without a doubt but they are worth it I pay £5 for a pack of 4 at a special deal that Asda has on at the minute when there deal fininshes then ususally boots or morrisons have a good deal on after so I will swap between them and if I get them from boots I can claim my advantage card points so an extra bonus for me.
I would recommend these to anyone who has sensitive skin and/or a child they are definately worth the money.
i usually buy tesco or morrisons own wipes they are good value and about 99p for 80 wipes. however on one trip to the supermarket i saw that huggies wipes were half price i think they were about £1.24 for 64 wipes. i wouldnt have normally paid full price for these wipes as i dont like to spend too much on these things. i got the aloe vera type and also the shea butter ones. i considered that being a well known brand they might be better for little bottoms!! unfortunately these wipes are quite harsh, they are nice and thick but quite rough to baby soft skin. Jack was suffering quite a sore bottom anyway so these didnt help, in fact he seemed to get redder and sorer with using them. i will continue using the wipes left maybe for hands and faces but not bots and i wont buy them again -and hubby agrees!! i will stick to my supermarket own brands. it shows that the "well known brands" aren't neccessarily the best.
Poor baby Jack, about a week after he was born he decided to do what I fondly call a "toxic poop" unfortunately he chose to do this during the night and failed to wake us up, obviously comfy in it's warmth (strange little boy) the next morning he was left with a very red, very sore bottom. At the time we were using the Huggies Pure wipes on him but I also had a pack of the Aloe Vera & Vitamin E wipes which promise to help prevent the causes of nappy rash, following on the success of the Pure wipes I decided to give the Aloe wipes a go, hoping they would soothe my little ones sore patches and stop the rash getting worse.
Huggies Aloe & Vitamin E wipes are gently scented but alcohol free, so while they aren't quite as suitable for sensitive skin as the Pure wipes they are still quite mild and considering they promise to prevent nappy rash your child should have no reaction to the wipes. The wipes are available in single packs or multipacks, generally from most supermarkets, pharmacies and general stores such as Wilkinsons, in the region of £3.00 for a 2 pack, although Asda do stock them on offer with 3 packs being £3.35, each pack consists of 64 wipes.
Like the Pure wipes the Aloe wipes are thick with a soft, gentle texture, they're also embossed with a cute teddy bear pattern. As with all Huggies wipes they are all joined together with perforated joints allowing you to pull out several wipes as required but also allowing you to separate them easily should you only want 1 or 2 wipes, like the Pure wipes they don't always stay joined, it can be fiddly and frustrating trying to get a wipe that has broken off from the previous one out of the pack and this is made all the more annoying as you are frequently left with a small ripped piece of wipe between your fingers with the rest still sat in it's packet.
The fragrance of the wipes is very pleasant and fresh, it reminds me more of a soft lime scent then Aloe Vera but it is a nice scent nonetheless and gives the impression that it would be good for the skin rather then harmful. The wipes are very cool and refreshing, with the last wipe just as moist as the first, the re-seal sticker on the pack helps keep the wipes moist for longer, although this will depend on how fast you get through a packet.
When I used the wipes during Jacks bout of nappy rash I found that not only did they clean well and leave him fresh but they also seemed to sooth the soreness, and combined with a little barrier cream to stop the rash getting worse, the wipes did an excellent job at settling the condition and it was cleared up within days. The wipes are lovely and gentle and I've even been able to use them on Christopher's sticky hands despite his sensitive skin and eczema. The wipes don't have to used just for baby bottoms and can be used by older children and adults too, for make-up removal, general cleaning and with the Aloe & vitamin E being soothing ingredients these wipes are ideal even after a little sun burn.
While the tearing aspect of the wipes is inconvenient, and frustrating if you're trying to do a nappy in a hurry, it doesn't take away from the fact that these are very good wipes. Jacks nappy rash was quickly cleared up after using these and he's not had another bout since, I wouldn't hesitate to use this brand of wipes again though especially if the rash makes a come back.
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