“ Brand: Lidl / Type: Wipes „
I've been using like wipes on my children for a while now and I've never had any problems with them. I've always used Johnson's (the one in the pink packet) but I bought a pack whilst in Lidl, telling my other half that we should give it a go as they are so cheap.
The wipes are called Toujours and come in two types. I bought the sensitive one's. My children don't have particularly sensitive skin, but as I was using them for the first time, I chose the sensitive one's. They cost 89p a pack. I've seen Johnson's wipes selling for as much as £2 a pack, but I would normally stock up when they were on offer for £1, which they often were. Lidl wipes have 80 in the pack and this compares favourably to Johnson's, which had 60 and Johnson's sensitive which had 56.
The wipes have the right amount of moisture are a decent size, are strong enough to do the job and haven't brought my children out in a rash. The sticky tab which seals the packet does sometimes come off, but they don't dry out quickly.
I know people can be fussy about baby wipes and like certain brands, but I see baby wipes as a means to cleaning my baby and as long as they are fit for purpose, I'm happy enough. The wipes do the job I need them do and you get more in a pack that other brands for less money.
I very rarely visit a Lidl store as there aren't any branches local to me, although when they had their famous lobster offer on at the end of last year I did find myself making several 25 mile round trips to stock up on these tasty little morsels. It was during one of these visits that I discovered the Lidl Cien range of nappies and baby wipes; the nappies were as appalling as the very cheap price would suggest, however the baby wipes are fantastic and half the price of Pampers and Johnsons wipes.
They tend to vary in price, indeed I have paid as little as 89p for a pack of 60 wipes and as 'much' as £1.14 - this is a product whose value fluctuates and it isn't simply a case of inflation as the price does tend to go up and down.
The wipes come in two varieties; fragranced and fragrance free. I personally buy the fragranced type as they have a delightful baby aroma that is very reminiscent of Johnson's toiletries, although these actually smell far nicer than the Johnson's wipes which can have a somewhat hollow fragrance in my opinion.
If you are ever called upon to change a dirty nappy, I'm sure you'll agree that the strength of any wipe is the main consideration. That and the size, plus the level of moisture in each wipe to some degree. I can happily say that these wipes tick every single box; despite the fact they are wonderfully soft the wipes have a surprising strength and very rarely rip. In fact I cannot think of a single occasion where these wipes have failed me - and as a loving grandmother, auntie and great-auntie I have changed many babies bottoms over the course of 2010!
I have never known these wipes to cause a skin reaction, of course my granddaughter is now three so only wears a nappy during the night so nappy changes for her are kept to a minimum. However, these are equally kind to the skin on her face and I often have a pack to hand for wiping a sticky face (or perhaps snotty, how on earth do toddlers manage to spread one bead of snot around the whole faces?).
The reseal part of the Cien wipes is fantastic. Whereas I would expect the sticky tab to fail roughly halfway through a pack of Pamper wipes, even after I use my last Lidl wipe the sticky tab continues to work as well as it did when I first opened the packet.
This excellent stickiness means the wipes do not dry out at all, actually I had a pack opened in my bathroom for two weeks recently and when I came to use them again the wipes were as moist and soft as they had been previously. Another point worth mentioning is that the wipes have the correct level of moisture, there are no soggy or dripping wipes at the bottom of the packet - an irritation which should surely be a thing of the past by now, yet certain Huggies wipes in particular are notorious for being too wet the further you get down the packet.
I simply cannot recommend these baby wipes highly enough. I am the type of woman where if I find a baby product that works I will stick with it, and until I discovered these Cien wipes I was strictly a Johnson's Baby Wipes user. However, while I will still use Johnson's I see no reason not to stock up on Lidl wipes on the odd occasion I may visit one of their stores.
As I am a regular LIDL shopper and a mum of a young girl, I regularly use the LIDL baby wipes. Hope you like this review!
LIDL is a German discounter store that has 8000 stores worldwide. LIDL supermarkets are known for their cheap looking stores, food piled in boxes and a very low price. The LIDL assortment has a wide range of products for sale, from toiletpaper to diapers and from salami to greek meatloaf balls. LIDL also has some nice hardware offers every week (I have bought a closet there but also a guitar!) Overall, LIDL shops are the once you shop at if you do not want to spend that much on groceries!
**About these baby wipes**
These baby wipes come in a reclosable pack and are moistured the right way I think, not too wet (some baby wipes have that problem). I very much dislike too "dry " babywipes, but these LIDL ones don't have that problem. I can really clean my babygirl effectively without using too many wipes. The wipes were around 95 P at the LIDL store I usually go to. Compared to the more expensive brand that offer baby wipes between 1-2 pounds per package, the cheapest one I could find.
The wipes do have some perfume but my girl never got any allergic reaction to these wipes which I think means, there isn't that much perfume in them. They have an average flowery smell, not too annoying I have to say, just nice and fresh. There are 80 wipes in one pack (most brands offer between 60-70 wipes per pack.
A great buy I have to say. Cheap and effective, not too moistury and not too dry either. One great product I have to say that does what it should be doing, which is cleaning baby buts
Cien Baby Wipes offer a choice of either 'fragranced' or 'un-fragranced' in a pack of 80. I purchased the 'un-fragranced' pack as my little one has sensitive skin. They were 98p in my local store. They were packaged in the usual plastic pack with the sticky cover on top where you remove them.
Why I like them:
When I first pulled one from the pack, I was pleasantly surprised. The wipe was much larger than I expected and nice and thick too. It was also a decent shape. There was no smell to them, as described on the packaging. They had just the right amount of moisture to enable a good clean but did not leave my baby's skin too wet. My daughter's skin did not react and they did the job really well.
How do they compare to the rest?
They are as good (if not better) as the more expensive, leading brand baby wipes.
They remain at a consistently low price whereas Pampers Baby Fresh usually retail for £2.49 for 74, occasionally you can find them on offer, buy one get one free (£1.24 per pack of 74).
Pampers Sensitive Wipes occasionally go on offer at £10 for a box of 9 packs (£1.11per pack). Be careful though, each pack contains only 63 wipes!!!
Johnson's also offer deals, but again they only contain 63 wipes!
They are much better quality than similarly priced own brand baby wipes.
(Tesco, Boots and Sainsbury's). You really do feel like you are holding an 'expensive' brand in your hand.
What I dislike:
If you really shop around and bulk buy, you can get the good quality
baby wipes for less, so if I was to be fussy, I think Lidl should try and compete with this and lower their price occasionally (as of yet I haven't seen them go on offer). Also, due to their superior 'thickness' they probably take a long time to 'break down'.
I will always buy these baby wipes now (unless I find an unbeatable offer on some others somewhere) and would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone with a baby.
Lidl baby wipes, from their 'Cien' brand in-house range of toiletries are so good that they're one of those rare products that personally, I'll make a designated shopping trip just to purchase from their stores. It's not an exaggeration to say that one of the main reasons I visit Lidl - and while I really like Lidl's slightly bizarre range of European groceries, and the 'pot luck' element you get when viewing their surprisingly reasonably-priced range of weekly 'specials' - is to buy their Cien baby wipes.
You get 80 wipes for just under a quid. They come fragranced (the ones in mainly sky-blue packaging) or unfragranced 'for sensitive skin' (in packaging that's white with a bit of pink ). The picture of the baby they've chosen for the front of the packet has a mildly alarming expression on his / her face, but then Lidl's marketing's probably aimed at the mainstream European market, where they may prefer things a bit different to here. It's a good, strong wrapper round the wraps though, that opens just via a sticky / restickably panel. Unlike some brands of wet wipes I've encountered, the outer wrapper isn't liable to ripping / splitting. Although there isn't a plastic 'lid' like you get on some wet-wipes to keep the contents moist, in practice the Lidl wipes don't really need one. One of their best points in my opinion is that they're good and wet in the packet already: when you get to the last few in the package, you can practically wring the moisture out, they're so generously soaked. (As I tend to bulk-buy them, in the cupboard I store mine upsided-down to redistribute the moisture down to the first wipes in the bale).
None of this 'I only buy them for my hands these days' nonsense; I started using these for wiping my sprog's bum when she was in nappies, but have continued with them for cleaning up afterwards now she's toilet-trained. I also keep a bale (with the seal re-stuck and upside down, given there's no lid) in the back of the car to mop up general smudges and melted ice-cream slicks etc. when we're out and about. Our car is black and gets very hot inside in summer, but despite the lack of a secondary seal, the Lidl wet-wipes there still seem to stay good and wet.
The wipes themselves are thick and really strong and whatever they've used to make them moist has been very generously applied and is of an excellent consistency - just like water. With the unfragranced brand there's no smell whatsoever - the wetness from the wipes feels much like water and leaves no nasty sticky / greasy residues on your hands.
The only slight downside I find to these baby-wipes - and it's common to most supermarket brands (unless of course you want to go to Waitrose and buy right-on biodegradable baby wipes at more than twice the price) is the question of what'll happen to them once you've used and binned them and they've gone to landfill. The material is so tough and strong - and, I suspect, synthetically-based - that I suspect it'll take a heck of a long time to break down - if indeed, it ever does.
If one were to be a 'confessional artist' along the likes of Tracey Emin, I suspect there could be a good, solid recycling option for post-use non-biodegradable baby-wipes....and I wonder that nobody's already considered stitching a load of soiled wipes together to make an attractively-patterned (if rather stinky) quilt-effect wall-hanging or comforter. Come on, give the 'work' a poncey enough title, 'Reflections on a post-millenium motherhood' or some such, and I bet the Tate Modern'd absolutely snap something like that up!
Cien baby wipes from Lidl. Bottom line, brilliant.
Cien Babywipes (lidl)
As we all now know Lidl are fast becoming at home amongst the leading supermarkets in the UK and Ireland. Their low prices and ever growing range of goods mean that more people are turning to them for a cheaper weekly shop. I am one of these people and even though I have always bought a few items from Lidl on a weekly basis, I find myself being more and more drawn to their everyday items at knockdown prices....
One of these such items has to be their babywipes, produced for lidl by Cien. These babywipes are becoming very popular among parents and are a fraction of the cost of the leading brands.
The babywipes come in packs of 80 and are available in normal or sensitive. I usually buy the normal wipes and these come in a blue plastic pack with a picture of a baby on the front. Also on the front there is a sticky window which helps to keep the wipes moist once opened.
The wipes themselves are pretty normal looking, infact I might even say that they are a little thicker than normal wipes. They are white in colour and soft to touch and are really moist.
Aqua, aloe barbadensis extract, phenoxyethanol, ethythexl palmitate, parfum, sodium, sodium laurimino dipropionate, benzoic acid.
So what do I really think of the wipes?
To be honest, I think that they are great. They cost very little compared to some other brands and do the job well! Some cheaper brands of wipes tend to be thin and dry but these wipes are both thick and wet, and more importantly they seem to hold their moisture even better than expensive brands right down to the end of the pack.
They dont leave a greasy feel and the smell from them is quite light and a little fruity, very refreshing. They also work great on dirty little hands and faces and seem to be ok even on sensitive skin.
I would recommend these wipes to parents of kids of all ages and think there is no point in paying more for a name when a cheaper brand is just as good.
I have only recently started shopping in Lidl. I did not like the idea of buying foreign labelled products, I just thought that the quality might not be quite as good. Now I have discovered how wrong I have been all this time and just last week I bought some wipes from here for the first time. There are two different types available some for normal skin and some for sensitive skin. These only cost just over a £1 so I was suspecting them to be bad quality.
I have used them on my baby now for a few days and they are just as good as Johnsons wipes in my eyes. The pack is just the same as any other pack of wipes and the resealable tab does actually reseal unlike some other brands. I bought the sensitive pack as my daughters skin flares up really easily, I did think that these may be no good. So far after a few days my daughters skin has been fine with them. The smell of the wipes is nice too, these are much better than other supermarket own branded wipes which I have tried plenty of.
These wipes also work out cheaper than buying other wipes even if they are on offer. I am so impressed by these and I am going to continue to buy them. Why pay more when the quality is just as good.
Lidl Baby Wipes..........
When having a baby or toddler in nappies one thing you need a lot of is baby wipes. These can often work out pretty expensive to buy even when you get a buy one get one free offer because Pampers wipes will usually cost £2.50 pence per packet and even when you are getting one free that still works out at £1.25 pence a price that I find high when I seem to use so many.
I had tried store own brand wipes such as Tesco, Morrison's and boots but I found them either to be too small, too wet or too thin! Even when buying the expensive brand like Pampers I was not totally happy. The best I found was Huggies but again these are priced in the higher price bracket. It was a few months back now that I discovered Lidl wipes and I have not looked back!
Lidl is not somewhere where I would usually shop to buy everyday items but I will now go out of my way to go there to spend £10 on stocking up on 10 packets of these baby wipes and still have change. A packet of Lidl baby wipes costs 99 pence which is a brilliant price for what you are getting.
There is the option to get the standard wipes or sensitive ones and both I have found to be effective. The standard one I usually buy and they come in a blue packet where as the sensitive come in a white one. Either packet contains 90 wipes, which is more than the branded wipes such as Huggies (72) or Pampers (80). The Lidl wipes are not just plentiful but each large in size. With one wipe, you can clean a lot of poop off of one small bottom (however it usually takes several wipes to finish the job).
The smell of both the sensitive wipes and the standard wipes is rather pleasant and I must say I prefer the smell to that of Pampers though Huggies wipes with Shear Butter is wonderful smelling and these don't smell nicer than those. The smell is clean and fresh which is just the kind of smell you want when cleaning off poop that is anything but clean and fresh!
The wipes are damp enough to clean thoroughly but not too damp that you are putting a fresh nappy on wet skin. Even when you reach the bottom of the packet the wipes still have the same dampness to them unlike Boot own wipes that are sopping wet by the time you get to the bottom of the packet.
The thickness of the wipes is good and as yet I have never had a wipe tear on me (like Tesco value wipes did) and I don't think that is likely to happen in the future either. They are strong, thick and up to any challenge.
I will often use a wipe to clean other things such as mucky hands, faces or even toys and surfaces. These wipes work wonders for those jobs too because of their strength and size they are able to multi task, although if used to clean up poop I suggest getting rid of that wipe straight away and not trying to clean faces with it afterwards!!!
Overall I would say these wipes are the best to have by far. I have told everyone I know how great they are and people have agreed once they have tried them. The price is better than any I have seen for what you are getting which is high in quantity and quality. I would suggest anyone who uses baby wipes to get to Lidl and give these a try (even if it is not where you usually shop the saving you make on stocking up is well worth the extra trip out).
A five star rating is certainly what these Lidl wipes are going to get and if I could award more then I would. A SUPER HIGH RECOMMENDATION from me (the highest I have given for any product). After writing this I have to admit how sad it is that I am now excited over finding such a bargain as these wipes....gosh how times have changed!!!
Anyway, thanks for reading and I do hope this has been of some help to you.
And if anyone does try these on my recommendation please feel free to message me and tell me I was right!!!
Although my children are a long time out of nappies at 11 and 14 years old, i still regaularly buy wet wipes for the car, picnics and household jobs. As with many people i have been shopping in Lidl to save a bit of cash here and there as some of the product are better than supermarkets own brands and main brands. I thought that i would try the Lidl Baby Wipes. I brought them from our local branch and they were great. I mainly use them to clean our leather sofa. They are frangrent and very moist. They removed all the grimy residue left by mucky finger and clothes ect. We find that they keep their moisture well and fit nicly in the glove box of the car ready for mucky fingers and spills that need cleaning up. I would reccomend these to all my friends although i'm not too sure how they would work out on there intended use i would rate them for cleaning and the other uses we have.