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Been using these wipes for years (I am a mother of 5 children) at home and at work. They are reliable for wiping babies and mine have never had a problem with them at all. They haven't caused any rashes or irritation. They are beautifully thick so you only have to use one or two of them at most. They are also easy to separate in the packet so they don't all come out at once like some cheaper wipes can do. I love the reassuring Johnson's scent and it doesn't hurt that they are made by one of the leading manufacturer's of baby products. I don't just use these wipes for babies though, they are brilliant at removing make up particularly lipstick and mascara. They are great for a quick last minute clean up of the kids and I keep a packet in the fridge in the summer as they are the most refreshing thing placed on the back of a neck on a hot summers day. I also find that they work really well for wiping off the soot inside my wood burning stove. There are as many uses for these wipes as there are wipes in the packet. I also find that although they are quite expensive (probably because they are just so good quality) they are quite often on offer so it pays to shop around and stock up when they are on offer. They are gentle enough from birth and should be part of every new Mum's baby pack in my opinion yet tough enough to clean up a grubby toddler easily.
I purchased first purchased a multipack of 12 packs of johnsons baby wipes from amazon in preparation for the birth of my daughter, after i recieved some tester packs in my free packs. I have always liked the johnsons brand as it is trusted and has been used by mums for years. I bought these along with another major brand and much preferred these, i find many other brands to advertise how natural they are and how soft they are ( when in actual fact they seem to be the same or worse product/results for double the price!). They have a nice clean scent, although its quite strong, it smells fresh. They are very soft and seem very kind on my baby sensitive skin and never cause rashes or irritation, which other cheaper products have. I have also started buying them for my self to use as makeup wipes and for general use around the house! They work just aswell as other makeup wipe/wet wipe brands for half the price! This product can be quite expensive compared to own brands, so i like to look out for them on offers or by them in the bulk packs/multipacks and stock up. I now find them to be a number one necessity for small children and carry them everywhere i go and use them incase of spillages/ accidents and dirty faces on the go! They cannot be beaten in terms of price and quality. One of my all time favorite baby products!
We have two children and although they are now 3 and 5 so we don't use anywhere near the amount we used to, baby wipes are still an essential part of our kit!
When it comes to buying baby wipes it definitely pays to buy in bulk as individual packets, unless on special offer do tend to be expensive and Johnsons baby wipes certainly follow this rule.
My children are no longer in nappies during the day but unfortunately they are not dry at night. We are currently using Johnsons baby wipes for their morning clean up and they do a good job. Unlike value baby wipes they are thick enough and retain enough moisture to do the job in one go.
I would say johnsons baby wipes are a product amongst other trusted brands that we would purchase at the right price.
I find the scent of Johnsons baby wipes a bit strong and I don't particularly like it, I prefer the smell of the sensitive product.
As with most baby wipes, they seem particularly prone to getting stuck in the packet and you end up struggling to get one or end up pulling out the entire packet! These ones also tend to get stuck in a lump which is rather unhelpful. However they do a good clean up, are strong and don't rip like some others.
Johnsons baby products are a brand that I can trust, I used a whole variety of them when my two children were small and this is a product that falls nicely inline with their baby care range.
If you have been reading my reviews for a while you will know that I norally remove my makeup with baby wipes and then go over with an additional cleanser. As I wear a lot of eye makeup (and wear contact lenses) it is essential that the products I use do not irritate me.
I decided to buy some of these baby wipes when they were on offer in ASDA. If I was to write this review as concisely as I could I would just simply say: I hated them!
They did not smell at all pleasant, to the point that after use the smell would hang around and annoyed me. They irritated my eyes, this was so bad that they were a little swollen. Not enough for me to go to the doctor, but definitely uncomfortable. I tried to use them just to take the rest of my face makeup off and it made me break out. I honestly could not believe that these are used on babies - their skin is much more sensitive than mine! In fact, I do not have sensitive at all. Mine is normal and I never have problems.
These were also very wet meaning that the excess liquid would go in my eyes and sit on my skin too. On top of that they didn't even remove my eye makeup or face makeup. I don't like to totally slate a product as I feel it is unfair, but I really have no other choice. I also think makeup removal is a fairly normal choice for baby wipes.
These are sold from £1.00 at a number of different outles.
I previously used facial skincare wipes to remove my make-up, but I found a number of them were too harsh on my skin, and at around 30 wipes for between £3-£4, I was not getting very good value for my money. On seeing limited stick of Johnson's Baby Gentle Cleansing wipes being sold in Poundland, I decided to try them as an alternative make up remover. The outer packaging is appealing, with the use of pastel pinks and blues attractive to the eye.
The product is a good size for money, 56 large wipes for often around one pound in many shops. The product has a re-sealing sticker so that the wipes stay fresher for longer. The wipes are made of a soft material that is gentle on the skin, and has a pleasant fragrance that leaves you feeling clean and fresh. They are mild and sensitive so do not irritate the eyes, so can be used for removing make-up around the eyes, and of course used for cleaning around baby's eyes too.
The product is very versatile, and can be used for cleaning many parts of the body. As well as using the wipes as a make-up remover, they can also be kept in the bathroom for use a moist toilet tissue, or used as a quick method of cleaning hands while out and about. The packaging is of normal size for baby wipes but is slightly larger than the average make-up wipes or hand wipes, so they may not be practical for taking on a night out, but will fit in any parents' baby bag just fine.
Overall, this product is kind to skin, has multiple uses, and is very pleasant to use.
Johnson's Baby Wipes
Size: 56 wipes
A Bit About Johnson's:
Johnson's are a leading light in the baby care product market. They are best known for their baby care expertise and no more tears formula. Johnson's are a global brand and these wipes are made in the EU.
Why I Buy Johnson's Baby Wipes:
Well, simple really - I buy them... for my dogs!
I used to always have some baby wipes handy when the children were younger, but went from the forerunner Wet Wipes to Tesco's own. Even when the children were bigger it was always handy to have some sort of wet wipes in the car, great for dirty hands and faces.
These days though with no little people at home, I buy baby wipes again, because I missed having them around, they are so handy. I tend to keep a pack in the car (except when the weather is really hot). They are so useful if I decide to buy an ice cream or a snack and want to clean my hands before eating. They are invaluable when partaking in husband's hobby of Classic Cars, (a) because the one we are in might require attention and (b) because if we are looking at one with a view to buy that always entails him getting underneath and having a good look around and sometimes involves fiddling with the engine. So he can use a wipe before getting back into our car or getting the cash out!
I have found them especially useful for DDS Dirty Dog Syndrome! Again, in the car, if we take the dogs somewhere for a walk and they get a little bit dirty on their paws we can wipe their paws before they get back in the car. Additionally, in my kitchen I have a basket by the back door with dog "junk" in: spare poo bags, treats, leads, brushes etc., and.... a bag of Johnson's Baby Wipes. It is not unusual for a dog to occasionally have an upset tummy, my dogs have slightly hairy nether regions, so you can imagine when they have diarreah - anyway, the easiest most hygienic way to clean them up is to use a baby wipe. This is where the benefit of the superior Johnson's wipe comes into its own. The Johnsons wipes are larger and stronger than many others. Kind of the Bounty of wipes.
* "NO MORE TEARS® formula is mild and gentle to the eyes
* Can be used all over the body
* Clinically proven mild"
The Packaging/how to recognise it:
These wipes are packaged in a strong plastic rectangular bag with a resealable peel back opening. The Johnson's trademark logo is large and clear in the centre of the pack, which is pale pink with darker pink and green paint splatters on. I guess this is to imply that the wipes are form clearing up after play and not just for nappy changing.
Simply and gently wipe over the area to be cleaned.
Johnsons baby wipes are larger and stronger than any other wipe I have tried. The information on the pack advises that they contain Johnson's "unique NO MORE TEARS moisturising baby lotion with 97% pure water." There are no usage instructions as such but little tear drop illustrations of a child's face, hand and bottom being wiped.
Why Not Use:
In the event that you, your children or pets are allergic to any of the ingredients (for example I could not use Johnson's baby shampoo on my daughter as it caused a rash).
"[PR-007518] Aqua, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, p-Anisic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum."
In addition to using on babies, children, myself and dogs, I have also used on ponies and it is especially useful for last minute cleaning before going into the ring, which reminds me, they also work as a quick wipe and shine on leather boots! As humans, dogs and horses have different skin ph levels, it "speaks" volumes for this product that it is effective and safe for all three species.
Would I Recommend Johnson's Baby Wipes?
Yes, there are cheaper products on the market, but with these wipes you certainly get what you pay for and they are worth the extra, especially for cleaning doggie bums!
Price and Availability:
I have bought from Boots, Superdrug, Morrison's and an independent chemist store. I am sure they are also available from other supermarkets and outlets. Current price from Superdrug on-line p&p free is £1.79 for 56 wipes.
5/5 from me as doggie and general hand cleaning wipes.
Thank you for reading my review.
So, as an expectant first time mum, I have began stocking up on all the necessary essentials, including Johnson's baby wipes!
I used to be a big fan of Johnson's Face Wipes to remove my make up at the end of the day and found they were gentle on my skin, whilst removing every trace of make-up, including waterproof mascara...much better than many other products I have used in the past such as Simple face wipes etc.
However, one day I realised I had used the last of my wipes and I really wanted to remove my stubborn make-up! So I decided I would try the baby wipes as recommended by one of my friends before. I mean, if they are gentle enough to be used on newborn skin, what harm could they do?
And my friend was absolutely correct! They worked just the same as the Face Wipes, except instead of only getting 25 wipes per pack as you do in the Face Wipe packet, I got 64 in the baby pack - bargain and they were a fraction of the price as I had picked them up in the Tesco Baby Event at approx. £1 per packet...Result!
So now, when I go shopping, instead of picking up Johnson's face wipes for my make up removing...I just pick up extra baby wipes for me and the little one to share when she finally comes along :-).
I guess I am unable to give an accurate review on what these wipes are supposed to do, but I hope you will find this review useful as an alternative method.
Overall, I find this product kind to skin and excellent value for money. Therefore, I will not be going back to face wipes!
Before I had a baby, I wouldn't have thought there was much difference between one packet of wipes and another! How wrong I was... In the middle of the night I find these small things matter a great deal...and I'm always looking for a great deal on the small things!
I buy the sensitive wipes, marked as suitable from birth, because my little boy was born with very dry skin and although it seems fine now, I'm cautious about what I will use.
These wipes are ridged which means that they have greater cleaning power than the ordinary smooth wipes
They are soft and gentle and I have never seen any signs of rash etc caused by them
The package reseals well, keeping the wipes wet
It's really hard to just get one out at a time- usually a good few come out- now I could squeeze them back in, but I never do... I just end up using more than I would which ultimately makes them less economical
UNLESS THEY ARE ON OFFER they are expensive- up to £2.59, but boots do often have them on deal for 89p
Have you ever looked at baby wipes and realised how many different ones there are? We tend to buy whatever wipes are on offer at the time as at full price they can be quite costly. They may not seem it at just £2.50 a pack but we can go through 2 or 3 packets a week at times so it soon adds up. When these wipes are on special offer we buy them.
These are good quality wipes and probably our favourite out of all of the different brands.
They are quite thick but not so thick that they are not practical to get into small spaces. They are also a good wetness, they provide enough moisture to be able to wash a child's face and fingers without having to apply much pressure but also they are not so wet that you feel like you need a towel to dry your child off afterwards, it is a good balance.
They come in a plastic packet and you open them using a peel back sticker which opens them up at the front. This usually does stick back down fine so keeps them moist inside. If we do leave it off then the top wipe is usually dry but those underneath are still fine.
Sometimes when we pull them out we pull it a few at a time but that's ok.
They are tough. One other brand makes wipes that rip which are not good but these don't seem to be able to rip even when our baby decides to have a chew on one.
We use them to clean our baby when we change his nappy but also if he has sticky fingers or a sticky face. We also use them to wipe down the highchair too. They're very practical. Mrs B likes to use them to dust the windowsills too. They do have a slight smell to them but it's not too strong and just smells like babies.
I recommend these when they are on offer, sometimes you can pick them up for £1 a pack and that's when we stock up!
When my daughter was born, we received lots of items from friends and family but some of the most useful presents we received included nappies and baby wipes. I hadn't given baby wipes much thought if I'm honest - I'd received small sample packs in pregnancy goody bags and just thought I'd make the decision of which brand to use when she arrived. The wipes that we received were a mixture of Johnson's baby wipes - lots of the standard ones, with some fragrance free and extra sensitive packs thrown in for good measure.
The packs are all very similar - in pink plastic packaging with the blue Johnson's writing, with the wording of the type of wipe on (eg fragrance free, extra sensitive) being the only major difference between them. I have to make an effort to spot the ones I want when doing my shopping! From buying these myself, I've learned to purchase them when on offer at 89p. This offer is seen very often in the supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug. If not on offer, I know Tesco charge up to £2.44 for one pack! There are 56 wipes per pack for extra sensitive packs, I think there's a few more in the standard packs.
The wipes are packaged inside quite compactly. Most of the time I pull out 4 or 5 at the same time. This usually isn't an issue - my daughter has some terrible nappies sometimes! I've put unused wipes back in the packet often though and they've always kept their moisture ok. The wipes are very moisturised, one wipe seems to go quite a long way. The pack has a clear seal that sticks back down pretty well, but I don't find it as effective as the plastic covers that click down that some other types of baby wipes come with. If the clear seal isn't stuck down, the wipes towards the top of the pack soon start to dry out.
My opinion is in two parts - the good and the bad. I'll get the bad bit out of the way first. When my daughter was born, I started on one of the packs and didn't look at the packaging, it was just at random that it was a standard pack I used. I found after three days of using normally (so around 6 changes per day when she was a tiny baby) that she began to develop a noticeable nappy rash on her skin. I immediately stopped using and just assumed that it was because she was so little and that her skin would get used to the standard wipes when she was a bit older. I've since tried the standard packs again (I have plenty left over!) but still now, at over 9 months, the wipes start to bring a rash out on her skin as soon as I do and I have to stop using them. I get the feeling that we'll never be able to use these successfully. A similar thing happened when I tried the fragrance free packs so they too are no good for us. After this and for the first few weeks when she was a newborn, I moved onto using water wipes but they became hard to get hold of.
Now for the good part. Because of the rash appearing with the other Johnsons wipes and struggling to get hold of the water wipes, I decided to try a Johnson's pack designed for extra sensitive skin. These specifically say 'from newborn' on the packaging but I can't comment on their effectiveness in the first few weeks as I only started using them when my daughter was around 8 weeks old. I used these over several days and no rash whatsoever appeared, my baby's skin just felt really soft. With the positive results, I have continued using them until now and my daughter has never shown any sort of nappy rash. That said, she does receive a little reaction to these wipes on her face if I wipe it to remove food stains - I always have to use water for this. It's the only place I've noticed any problems, I've used them on her hands and arms too and never noticed any reaction there.
I have tried other wipes with her over the last few months - the water wipes I mentioned were great but aren't available in the supermarkets and can be very expensive, the small sample packs I had were Huggies wipes and when we went away, I had to use Boots own brand wipes. The Huggies and the Boots both brought out signs of a rash (I stopped before it appeared fully) but the reaction didn't seem as bad as the standard Johnson's wipes reaction on her skin. The Johnson's standard wipes have definitely been the worst to date.
So my use of Johnson's wipes shows mixed results. I can whole heartedly recommend the extra sensitive wipes - I rate these highly as they are good value when they're on offer and suit her sensitive skin for the most part. But, the normal and fragrance free wipes we've had real problems with, bringing out nappy rash soon after we've started using them. So I feel that a three star rating is appropriate, 5 stars for the extra sensitive but 2 stars removed for the problems with the other types available.
Thanks for reading :o)
Johnson's baby wipes
When I went into hospital to get my little bundle of joy finally yanked out of her comfy spot in my tummy, I went in with a fully packed hospital bag. After attending antenatal classes I was armed with quite a lot of cotton wool balls after being told that you really should only use water and nothing else on precious baby's newborn skin. But I did also include a packed of Johnson's baby wipes, figuring that if they didn't come in useful for the baby I would probably be grateful for them at some point, and I am so glad that I did pack them.
Initially I opted to buy the Johnson's baby wipes because being a first time mum I wanted a brand that I trusted and really Johnson's is such a well known baby brand so I opted for their range of wipes and a whole range of other products. Really who hasn't heard of Johnson in relation to babies?
The Johnson baby wipes are not only just suitable for the little ones. Baby wipes have a huge range of uses, but in our house they are mainly just used for the baby. But they do come in handy even with dogs, especially when muddy paws or yucky drooly dog faces need a quick wipe. And personally, I have also used these wipes on several occasions for removing make up and although they might not do as good a job as a facial skin wipe they are more than suitable in a pinch. I have also used these wipes to clean my three year old niece's hands before she eats if we are out and about and not near a sink.
Anyway back to the baby.
So in my experience is cotton wool and water better than the Johnson baby wipes for cleaning baby bums? Personally, I would have to say no. Baby's first poos are really thick like a tar like substance and cotton wool sticks to the babys poo and bum and then your fingers, and instead of having to use one or two wipes you'd require quite a lot of cotton balls. When I was on the ward I really needed the help of the midwives to change baby Inchy's nappy the first couple of times as I was bed ridden due to having an emergency c-section. When I went to grab the cotton wool the midwife noticed the wipes and said that they would really be better and much easier, and she seemed to think that only using water and cotton wool was more of a preference than an actual recommendation. I suppose it's another one of those baby related matters where you should do what you think is best and what you are comfortable with (of course all within common sense limits).
Another huge plus for using wipes is that after I have cleaned my baby's bum I can then give my hands a good rub down with a clean wipe before I put on her clean nappy or apply any nappy rash cream - it just makes it all feel a lot more hygienic. But beware any delay in putting the nappy in place almost immediately after the dirty one has been removed is just asking to get peed on.
I nearly always opt for the fragrance free option of wipes and although these wipes still have a slight baby lotion fragrance to them they are free from any strong odour. The wipes themselves are a good standard size and more than suitable for wiping, halving and then wiping again. The baby wipes are also nice and damp without being overly wet, I have found that they are just moist enough for the job at hand. The wipes are also not overly thick but they are sturdy and unlike tissue paper these wipes won't disintegrate easily, which considering the poopy bums that a small baby can have is a blessing. However, this does mean that you shouldn't flush the baby wipes down the toilet as they could clog up your drainage system. I just dispose of mine along with any disposable nappy or just plop them straight into the nearest bin.
If I am being picky my one small complaint with the Johnson baby wipes would have to be that it can be quite difficult to just get one wipe out at a time. Often when I am using the wipes I find that I tend to pull out more wipes than I want in a either a clump or they will all seem to stick to the next one. It is not a major problem but when trying to change the wet bum of a wriggly screaming baby it can seem like more of a hassle than it would otherwise.
I haven't paid more than a pound for a packet of the Johnson baby wipes and they are the sort of thing that different supermarkets often have on promotion. For my £1 I get 56 wipes, not that I have counted and depending upon your usage 56 wipes can last in our household anywhere from three to seven days. I do begrudge spending a lot of money on baby wipes but they are a really easy way to deal with some very messy problems, but in the near future I intend to look into using reusable wipes.
If I am completely honest I do like these wipes but unless they are the only brand on special offer I would probably opt for something else. They are a good basic baby product but there are just other wipes on the market for a similar price that I prefer a lot more.
From me the Johnson baby wipes get a three out of five stars rating and a tentative recommendation, they are good but there are better baby wipes on the market.
Although I have no children of my own, there have been many occasions in which I have babysat my sisters children and could not avoid the dreaded nappy change!! Johnson's baby wipes are fantastic for wiping babies bottoms when they have caused a horrendous stinky mess in their nappy. They are good sized wipes and they are pretty strong too. This is extremely important as you do not want wipes tearing when you are undertaking such a task as this! The pop up wipes are very easy to remove from the pack, even with the use of only one hand, as the other hand is usually busy preventing baby legs from wiggling about too much. Unfortunately this leaves no hands available to hold your nose so you just have to try not to inhale too much. Every now and then two wipes do get pulled out together, but if you have the use of both hands at the time this is easily preventable.
Of course another important factor is that these wipes are kind to delicate skin. They are nice and soft to the touch, and not at all scratchy when wiped against the skin.They are also soap and alcohol free, and contain Johnson's 'no more tears' moisturising baby lotion with 97% pure water. This means that they are mild and gentle enough for use on delicate baby skin and even around the eyes.
I now have another nephew on the way soon and will be dodging nappy changing duty if at all possible! But my sisters other children are 3 and 5 years old now, and we still use Johnson's baby wipes on them regularly. Whenever they visit and we take them to the park/on a picnic/to the seaside (on the rare occasions that the sun comes out!) I always make sure I pop a pack of wipes in my bag as they are great for quickly wiping grubby little hands or sticky little fingers after the children have indulged in sweeties. They also get rid of chocolate milkshake 'moustaches' and ice cream 'beards'
Johnson's baby wipes are good for the grown ups too though! When we go camping it is pretty much compulsory to look like a scruffbag. Everyone walks around in clothes so crumpled they look like they have never been introduced to the iron. Appearances really don't matter, but hygiene is still of the utmost importance! When you are unable to have a proper wash due to the fact that the queue for the showers is a mile long, or the showers are just simply far too terrible to enter, Johnson's baby wipes are fantastic for freshening up. They gently cleanse and there is a good amount of moisture held in the wipes. Providing that you remember to reseal the pack after each use they will not dry out. The transparent resealable tab seems to remain stickable no matter how many times you open and close the pack. I usually buy the 'gentle cleansing' ones and there are 56 wipes in each pack so they last quite a while too. They have a very subtle fragrance that just smells clean and fresh.
I have also used them for removing make up as I prefer to use products that I know do not contain a huge list of harsh ingredients that may cause my skin to dry, particularly on the delicate skin around my eyes. The wipes are mild and cause no irritation to my skin. Sometimes mascara and eye liner are a little more stubborn to shift. However, if I persevere and carry on gently wiping it soon comes off. I think the wipes perform remarkably well in the removal of make up even though this is not their original intended use.
I am always sure to dispose of any wipes in the correct manner wherever I may be. It is not acceptable to leave rubbish behind on campsites, beaches etc It does annoy me to see the amount of litter left behind by people sometimes and we are sure to teach the children not to do this. These wipes are also not to be thrown down the toilet as they do not disintegrate once flushed like toilet tissue does. They could possibly cause a blockage, and that would be quite terrible!
When I checked out the reverse of the pack to see if it was recyclable there was some information about how you can collect and send the empty packs away to be 'upcycled' and transformed into eco-responsible products. I found this quite intriguing and looked on the terracycle website which is definitely worth a google.
I have noticed that the price of these wipes fluctuate a great deal. I have seen packs available from as little as 89p up to £2.69. Multipacks are available and sometimes work out cheaper. I tend to purchase these, or else buy a single pack when there is a promotional offer on, which their quite often is.
I have a six month old baby and as you might expect, I go th rough a fair amount of wipes and have tried a few different brands.
The first packet of Johnson's baby wipes I used was received as a sample in one of the Bounty packs, I think.I am quite happy with these and have bought them many times since.
These sell a little under a pound per packet if you buy individual packets but for a little less if you buy the multi packs. Often you can get them at discounted prices during baby events at the major supermarkets.
Johnson's wipes, like most other Johnson's products come in pink packaging. The 'gentle cleansing' one has pink and blue packaging with a picture of a mum and baby at the front. There are also 'sensitive' wipes, and to be honest I am not sure there is much of a difference between them.
There are 56 wipes per packet. There is a transparent sticky tab at the front, which has to be closed when not in use. As with most wipes, it is quite impossible to take out just one wipe with a single pull, you have to hold down the second one if you need just one wipe.
The wipe is a standard size and quite soft. While it is not the wettest wipe I have seen, it is wet enough for cleaning purposes. You can wipe a surface a few times and still have a bit of moisture left. There is no smell to speak of. I have not had any allergies or reactions after using this wipe.
The ingredients lsited are: aqua, glycerin, coco glucoside, glyceryl oleate, glyceryl polyacrylate, carbamer, lauryl glucoside, polyglyceryl dipolyhydroxystearate, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, p-anisic acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, parfum.
I dont really know much about these chemicals. In fact, I have only just looked at the list of ingredients and I am amazed at how many chemicals go into a product that you just use and throw without a thought. But they are lifesavers if you are out and about and have to do a nappy change.
I mostly use wipes for nappy changes only when going out, or in the middle of the night . I have since discovered many more uses for baby wipes, in fact a lot of things requiring cleaning with a wet cloth get cleaned with baby wipes nowadays. Why bother when convenience is so handy.
I am quite happy with these wipes and I am happy to recommend them to you. Only, remember not to keep them exposed or they will dry out quickly.
My children are at school now so it's a few years since I used Johnson baby wipes for the original reason I bought them - to clean baby's bottom at nappy change time. However, I am still a huge fan of these wipes as they have a multitude of uses, and are very effective at each one.
Cleaning baby's bottom is one of the major uses these wipes were intended for. My first child never experienced them as I religiously stuck to what I had read about nappy changing in some mother's manual. Every nappy change involved a bowl of luke warm water and many soft cotton wool balls. My second baby however got the relaxed, 'no-time' mother who got his bottom wiped with a Johnsons wipe in-between warming up milk, cooking, housework and feeding the dog, all whilst balancing on one leg (ok, maybe not the last bit!). I have to say they work marvellously, better than water alone, and they didn't require any extra pressure to remove any dried on bits of poo (sorry to be so crude!) Because they are so mild they can confidently be used all around the nappy area without fear of any adverse skin reactions.
The wipes themselves feel soft, have a lovely gentle scent to them and are sufficiently moist without being too wet, so baby's skin didn't need drying afterwards. The wipes are also a good size so I found that one or two wipes would easily suffice for the job.
- Moving on up
The wipes are also equally as good for use at the other end of the body too, regardless of the child's age (obviously not the same wipe.) Dirt, food/drink stains, sauce marks round the mouth are all easily cleaned away by one of these. Likewise, sticky fingers can quickly be wiped clean. The fact that they come in handy packets means that they can be carried around virtually anywhere, be it in a handbag, pushchair or globe box so they are incredibly convenient.
- For us grown-ups too
It wasn't until my daughter decided to practise her make up skills on me that I made this discovery first hand. She really had gone to town on painting my face - it literally did look like that. I wanted to remove a huge amount of make up quickly and easily without drying my skin so I tried one of these wipes. I was very impressed. The make up slid off so easily, with no need for rubbing and no irritation to my eyes. They felt soft on my skin and were not drying at all. I didn't feel the need to apply moisturiser as I normally do after cleansing my skin of make-up. I have since not invested in any expensive facial wipe cleansers since, I am more than happy with these.
- The wildcard
The slightly more unusual use I have found for these wipes is dusting. Windowsills and skirting boards come out dust-free, shimmering and smelling lovely after a quick wipe with one of these. I know it's not much hassle to get out the spray and duster but these wipes are so easy, and the dust actually sticks to them rather than being moved around like with a duster. And, because they are disposable the dust is then thrown away rather than floating elsewhere in the house.
My leather settee also benefits from this cleaning. Again, it's left smelling lovely and it easily removes any light marks on the leather.
- A small price to pay
For the price of these wipes, I personally am happy to use these wipes for all the above reasons, and have them stored in the house, my bag and the car. They cost about £1.20 for 80 wipes which is good in itself, but there is often a special offer on at a supermarket or multipack bargains.
All in all, a wonderful invention with many uses.
I remember when I was about 8 months pregnant, my partner and I went through the phase of buying everything in bulk to prepare for baby's arrival, including a box of 6 packs of these Johnson's baby wipes! I don't remember how much that cost (this was 3 years ago!) but I recently picked up a pack of 64 wipes in my local chemist for 99p.
The pack comes in a nice pink packaging, with the usual happy baby on the front (aww!) and a description on the back. The pack has an easily resealable strip in the centre, which can be peeled back to get one wipe out and then replaced to close the packet and lock the moisture in so these wipes do not dry out.
The wipes themselves are great! They are not too thin so they don't tear easily and are really multi purpose. Of course when my daughter was a baby, they were soft and gentle enough to be wiped on her bottom, she did not ever suffer any adverse reactions and they were strong and durable at wiping up poo (sorry it had to be said lol!) and I always found one or two wipes was enough for the job, meaning the pack was quite long lasting. Nowadays I mainly use these wipes as I like to have a pack in my car for when my daughter gets her hands sticky when we are out and about, and if she is going to eat something or if she needs a quick wipe of the face I have these to hand.
My favourite thing about these wipes is the smell! Quite hard to describe, it is as though Johnson's have squeezed their body lotion into these wipes as they smell just the same and have a soft and gentle, yet sweet and natural baby scent. The smell lingers on a babys bottom, or in the case nowadays on her hands and face so she looks and smell all bright and clean!
These wipes are really great value and so I definitely recommend them. More expensive than a supermarket own brand pack of wipes but I think they are worth the few extra pennies, just try wait and get them on offer!