After trying, and loving the Mamia nappies from Aldi, I decided to also try the Mamia Wipes.
These come in both fragranced and fragrance free and are in packs of 64. Price wise, they are 64p per pack, so just 1p a wipe but sometimes they have buy in bulk offers making them even cheaper. This is around half the price of the Pampers wipes so is very good value for money. The wipes come in a strong plastic bag, that has a plastic lid that clips open and shut to dispense the wipes. I particularly like this as with other wipes such as pampers you just peel back a flap, then this can fold back on itself or loose stickiness and let the wipes dry. At least with a ‘proper’ plastic lid, you can clip it shut after use and know its keeping the wipes moist.
The wipes themselves are quite thick compared to other brands which means they don’t fall apart, but on a minor downside don’t seem to sometimes clean dirty bums as well as they feel a little inflexible. But for mopping up dirty hands they work a treat. The wipes contain Aloe Vera and Chamomile so are catered to keeping little hands and bums clean but will not dry them out. The fragrance wipes have a very light fresh scent, but this is not overpowering or strong but just enough when you need it.
Overall, I like the Mamia wipes, mainly for the packaging and the price. I would prefer a slightly more flexible wipe, so I have tended to move towards the Tesco Loves Baby wipes recently which tick all the boxes. However the Mamia wipes are always my back up!
After using a more expensive sensitive baby wipe brand with my daughter up to the age of 2, I came across Mamia sensitive baby wipes when shopping for my newborn baby. At 64p a pack, I thought it was worth a try and had heard very good things about the wipes. In each pack there is roughly 65 wipes which makes them exceptionally good value!
I was a little worried that wipes so cheap my harm my newborns bottom so used to remove makeup on my sensitive face first. Usually, wipes leave my face feeling sore (even the more expensive ones I'd been using), but these worked perfectly with no adverse reaction. This left me with confidence to use on my baby.
They worked wonderfully and actually cleaned better than the leading brand! With a clever plastic lid which clicks shut, the wipes stay moister for longer and you can chuck them in your bag to take out with you with ease. I actually now have a packet in practically every room of the house and car!
These have now become a firm favourite in our house! I have noticed Mamia have bought out a new designed packet and the lid seems quite difficult to push down and lock. This has resulted in the first one or two wipes in the pack drying out which is a little annoying. I now turn the pack over to retain the moisture which seems to work. At 64p, you can't really grumble anyway!
Mamia wipes were recommended to me by a friend - I never used to shop at Aldi, but after I started going there for fruit and veg, wipes and nappies have become another regular purchase!
They are only 79p for 80, and unlike most other baby wipes, have a plastic open / close lid over the packet opening, which can prevent drying out.
They are a good size, though not quite as good as Huggies.
Neither the sensitive or the regular have caused my daughter to get nappy rash, and they smell pleasant.
During baby events, they can be bought in boxes / bags containing 4+ packs, which are even better value for money.
The only niggle I have with them, is that they don't come out good as individual wipes, they come out as a long continual stream, which you have to break off, and then stuff back in if you have too many.
They have won several awards.
I would recommend to a friend
Having 2 small children in my house we get through a lot of packs of wipes which can end up being a pretty costly thing especially when some of the branded wipes can cost up to £2.50 a pack!
I was doing my shopping at Aldi one week and we had run out of my usual little angels wipes so when I saw the mamia wipes I thought I would give them a go as I already used mamia nappies on both my girls with no problems.
At 79p for a pack of 80 its pretty darn good value especially as most wipes cost more than this and the pack usually contains 64 wipes.
I buy the sensitive ones as both my girls are prone to nappy rash and I'm not a fan of the smell of fragranced wipes. The sensitive ones are fragrance free so much easier on the nose! They come in a white plastic packet with a keep fresh plastic lid that easily clicks down to stop the wipes drying out, this is a really great feature as I find the sticky seals quickly lose their seal and dry out all the wipes. The pack has a picture of a newborn on and has the mamia name on. The wipes are suitable from birth and I never had any issues using them on my second daughter when she was born.
The wipes are really wet which I like as it means I can usually do a wet nappy with one wipe and a dirty nappy with just 2 or 3. I also don't feel like they are rubbing their delicate skin. The actual wipe is really soft so they don't irritate tiny bottoms. Neither of my girls have ever had a reaction to these wipes.
As well as using for nappy changing I've also used them to remove my make up which they make light work of and don't sting my eyes at all when removing stubborn eye make up.
I've also used them to wipe down sticky high chairs and sticky fingers and faces which they do really well no scrubbing involved!
The only thing I find annoying with these wipes is that they tend to come out in a long chain rather than break off into single wipes which is rather frustrating when you only have one hand to get them out with. I've taken to pulling them out and separating them before I start a nappy change to save wasting any or having to stuff them back in the pack. That said for the price and wipe quality I can forgive this.
Overall I've been really impressed with these wipes and seeing as I do my weekly shop in aldi its really convienient to just pick them up along with the rest of my shopping and for that price you can hardly go wrong.
4 out of 5 stars.
I have probably tried every brand of baby wipe on the market, mostly getting them when they are on a special promotion and to be honest I would have been unlikely to try these Aldi wipes had it not have been for a 50% off voucher I got but I'm so glad I did!
What you get
The packaging looks nice and modern in either white or blue with a cute baby on the front, not cheap looking at all. You get 80 wipes which is slightly more than most other brands which are usually around 60-ish. You have a choice of fragranced or fragrance free/sensitive (I am reviewing the sensitive wipes here). They are infused with chamomile and aloe vera to keep babys skin soft and smooth. The packet has a plastic resealable lid which I happen to love as opposed to the usual stick down seal. These wipes have won many awards, bronze practical and pregnancy award, mother and baby bronze award and LBP winner 2012 and I can se why.
These wipes are actually thicker than I thought they would be, I find them ideal, they don't tear when I pull them out and I don't find them too thick. The fragrance free wipes have a nice clean smell and the wipes themselves are very soft. They claim to be mild and gentle and this is how I would describe them, they seem so soft on my baby's skin and so far I have never had a problem with any kind of rash. My pet hate of some baby wipes is when more than one come out at a time or tear as they are being pulled out but these wipes come out perfect nearly every time.
Priced at 79p these wipes are a steal and I love them. My hands even feel soft and smooth afterwards. The number of wipes you get and the plastic lid seal tops it for me and I now choose these wipes even over premium brands on offer.
~Mamia Baby Wipes~
Mamia is a baby product brand which is exclusive to Aldi stores. They offer two types of baby wipes - fragranced and unfragranced. I will be discussing the fragranced baby wipes. These baby wipes have won a few awards including a Mother and Baby Gold award in 2012/13.
These baby wipes are presented in a green, plastic packet which cannot be recycled. The packet has a plastic lid to keep the baby wipes fresh and moist. Aldi state that these baby wipes have been dermatologically tested and contain chamomile and aloe vera to keep skin soft and smooth. These baby wipes are suitable for being used during nappy changes, at feeding time and after play time to keep your babies skin clean and fresh. It is recommended that you dispose of these wipes with your rubbish and they really shouldn't be flushed.
~Price and Availability~
These baby wipes are only available from Aldi and currently cost 89p for a packet of 80 wipes.
Despite my son being five years old, I still buy baby wipes and we use them as a family. On our last day in Blackpool, we were having an ice cream and this resulted in sticky hands! I normally buy Asda baby wipes but with there being no Asda in sight, I needed to find an alternative. I spotted an Aldi store so headed in to see what they had. A new Aldi store is due to open in our town in 4 weeks time and these wipes are definitely something that I will be repurchasing there.
The packaging is very much like pampers in design. I like baby wipes to have the plastic lid as I feel that this stops the wipes from drying out so quickly. I purchased these 6 days ago and we are still using them for various cleaning tasks. The wipes are loosely stacked together and it is a simple task to just remove one or two rather than half a packet. Each wipe is a good size - probably bigger than Johnson's and are white in colour with a fun star and flower print design. The wipes have a medium thickness and are durable. Each wipe is made of perfectly soft cloth and of a good quality. The wipes aren't soaking wet but they do feel nicely moist and remain this way providing the plastic lid is shut over properly. Our wipes are still moist and haven't dried out in the 6 days we have been using them.
Whilst my son is no longer in nappies, he does favour wipes over toilet paper in the toilet though I am trying to encourage him to use toilet paper ahead of going to school in August. I must admit, I am the same and whilst it isn't recommended that you flush these wipes, I do it and have had no issues. The wipes are the perfect size and thickness for after-toilet cleaning and feel very soft and gentle against little (and big!) bottoms - no issues at all and you do not need to use a bundle of wipes to clean yourself..one or two will suffice. They do not leave skin feeling damp either which is a bonus. They leave your delicate areas feeling refreshed and clean. The wipes have a very light and clean scent which isn't unsimilar to Pampers. I personally prefer the scent of our usual Asda wipes which are only 11p more expensive per pack.
These wipes have mainly been used for cleansing skin if it becomes sticky. After our ice creams, we found these wipes to be very effective at ridding our skin of any sticky residue and then disposing off them in the nearest bin. They hold up well when used to scrub skin and haven't caused any discomfort or irritation to my families sensitive skin. I used them to clean my son and nephews faces and any chocolate or sauce marks are quickly removed with no issues. Both my son and nephew have very sensitive facial skin and neither has experienced any redness or soreness from their faces being wiped over.
My final use for these baby wipes is cleaning up spills and dust. These wipes are very effective at removing dust and marks from my furniture and the dust especially clings to the wipe and is swept away with no issues. I find these cheap enough to use for cleaning compared to Johnson's or Pampers baby wipes. Regardless of how I use these baby wipes, they have held together well with no sign of falling apart. They are of a decent quality when compared to branded baby wipes.
I do still prefer my usual Asda baby wipes but these are a good alternative and very cheap. They are kind to skin and durable as well as being versatile. I like that they are just moist enough to perform various tasks without being soaking wet and they leave skin feeling soft, smooth and free from dirt or residue. The packet is quite large compared to other brands but still neat enough to be stored in a changing bag or under a pram as you never know when you will need to wipe something over on the go! Our pack still has several wipes in it and the pack seems to be never ending! I recommended these baby wipes.
Thanks for reading :)
This review is of Mamia baby wipes. Mamia is Aldi's own brand of baby products so is exclusively available to buy from Aldi stores.
I am not normally an Aldi shopper as the nearest store is about 20 miles away so I tend not to bother. I was however in a store and I saw a box containing 4 packets of wipes for a great price so I decided to give them a whirl. (There wasn't really that much thought go into the decision to buy - it was more supermarket sweep throwing all sorts into the trolley!)
As I mentioned, the box I bought contained 4 packets of wipes with 64 wipes in each pack. Each pack has a plastic lid to clip closed. I find this really useful as they don't dry out. I like to have a pack in the car, changing bag, kitchen, living room and little ones bedroom so I have loads on the go at once. Some packs that just have the sticker to close do dry out so the plastic 'lid' is a real bonus to me.
I chose the sensitive fragrance free wipes, which come in a white plastic pack with green lettering. I do think they bare a striking resemblance to Pampers sensitive wipes in the look of the packaging. I do believe that fragranced wipes are also available in a green pack.
The sensitive fragrance free wipes are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested with aloe Vera and chamomile to keep babies skin soft and smooth. They are also cotton soft embossed and manufactured from extra soft cloth that stands up to the job but is still nice and soft next to skin. My sons haven't had any sort of reaction to the wipes and both have very sensitive excema prone skin so great that cheap wipes are available in a sensitive version.
Each wipe comes out easily which is important - there is nothing worse than being faced with 'debris' shall we call it and not being able to get hold of a wipe! Neither do you pull out a whole string of wipes which always ends up in wasting them. So a thumbs up for that!
Each wipe is a good size and contains just the right amount of moisture - enough but not so much you need to towel them off afterwards!
Although the wipes state that they are fragrance free they do have a slight fragrance which can only really be described as a clean smell and it isn't particularly noticeable.
Mamia wipes have won several awards and the pack proudly shows that they won the bronze award from Mother & Baby magazine for the best baby wipe 2010/11 and also Lovedbyparents.com awarded them as the best baby wipes 2012
The box I bought containing 4 packs of 64 wipes was £2.50 so 63p per pack. So an excellent price for any wipes - let alone ones of this standard! I would expect to pay more to buy an individual pack and I would happily do so.
An excellent product at a fantastic price - they really don't look or feel like cheap wipes, i was pleasantly surprised that cheap wipes had the plastic clip shut lid. I will stock up next time I am near an Aldi store!
My parents buy these wipes for use on my children, mine being the only ones of their grandchildren that are still in nappies. I must admit that they aren't bad wipes considering they aren't a major brand.
The packaging is the normal basic wipes packaging, a soft plastic outer the thing that I like about them, and one of the bonuses for my parents, is that they have one of those hard hinged plastic lids on. These are great especially if you don't use the wipes daily, much better than those that are "resealable" with a sticker.
The smell is simple and subtle meaning that it doesn't set my Mum's asthma off, believe me it's very easy to do so, use the powerfully scented ones and she has problems breathing. They are damp as wipes should be, but not so damp that they leave your child's bottom wet but not so dry that it's uncomfortable for your child. They feel fairly soft, not the softest wipes on the market but they're not going to make your child uncomfortable or cause skin problems. Even my middle child, who seems to be allergic to almost anything, has had a problem with these wipes.
Basically Mamia wipes are a decent product that do the job and there's not a lot more that you want off a wipe. They aren't the cheapest ones on the market but you shouldn't hold that against them. They don't dry out due to their plastic lid. Give them a try.
On one of my regular trips to Aldi last week, I decided to purchase a packet of their own brand baby wipes.
These are called 'Mamia' Baby Wipes, although at a glance it did look like it said 'Mania' - very apt for those with young children.
The packet is the same size and shape as all other baby wipe packets, containing approximately 80 wipes and with a hard plastic closing lid - this keeps the wipes wet. Inside this there is a soft plastic sticky cover which can be discarded.
The product specifications mention 'cottonsoft material', and that the wipes contain 'chamomile and aloe vera'.
At 99 pence per packet, these are not massively cheaper than other own-brands that I have tried (and over the years, I have tried them all!).
However, taking one out of the pack, I can see that the size is generous, and the material is indeed 'cottonsoft' and thick, not scratchy and thin like some cheaper varieties.
A huge boast on the lid of the packet is that this product has won a Silver award from 'Mother and Baby' magazine, in the 2008-09 awards, for 'Best Baby Wipe' . Pretty good going. Mother and Baby Awards are voted for by real people, i.e. mothers, who know what they are looking for.
I am a real mother myself, however I will admit that I no longer have actual babies: My children are a little bit past that stage, but we still constantly use baby wipes for hand and face wiping, mopping up general spills, and I also use them for make-up removal.
Some wipes (in our case, the Pampers wipes) can cause us to have a rash, but these have caused no reaction so far. Excellent!
The wipes are quite strongly scented: like bubble bath type of smell. Opinions will vary according to taste, of course: I thought it was pleasant and gentle, whereas my ten-year-old thinks 'they stink'. Hmmm....so you will have to make your own mind up on that one!
Overall, I would say they are on a par with brands such as Johnsons, but without the hefty price tag. I will get them again.
Mamia is a brand name avaliable from Aldi, you can get nappies and baby wipes from this brand, and maybe other things from larger stores. I use baby wipes on my face in conjunction with soap and water to cleanse the make up off my face. I ususally buy Tesco or Johnson's wipes but I was in Aldi one day and picked these up to save having to go to Tesco just for baby wipes. I wiped my face with the Mamia baby wipe before bed as I usually do, and then rinsed my face before moisturising etc. I noticed that the skin on my cheeks was tingling but I didn't think much of it to be honest. I have very hardy and tough skin and have never had any skin reaction to any product whatsoever so I wasn't worried. When I woke up however, my eyes had swollen right up, and they felt all sticky. My eyelids were huge and my under eyes hung down in two huge puffy bags. My eyes were like tiny slits peering through these huge puffy balls. I was terrified! The only product I had used that I hadn't used before were those baby wipes, and I now realised that was why my skin had been tingling. I had to take the day off work as I deal with customers and I looked like I'd been in some huge punch and I would've simply terrified anybody if they had opened the door to find me in that state on their doorstep. I hadn't even put the wipes right over my eyes as I never do, but I wiped under the eyes and above my eyebrows but obviously that was enough to cause the horrible flare up.
Instead of throwing them away I though I would keep them for my goddaughter as she comes to stay quite regularly but then I though on second thoughts if they did that to my tough skin what on earth are they going to do to a baby's delicate bottom? I decided then to throw them away. I realise that they are actually a baby wipe and not a face wipe so this review may seem a little off the point but a lot of people do use baby wipes as make up wipes and also the point I am getting across is the fact that these baby wipes must contain some pretty strong stuff in them, so they are probably not best for a delicate baby. I must admit they had a pretty strong smell when I opened the packet. Overall I would not recommend the Mamia baby wipes as they seem to contian some sort of irritant. Even though they are probably used trouble free by a lot of people it's not worht the risk and you're better off buying a more trusted brand.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mamia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mamia is the brand mainly associated with Aldi. Their two main products are nappies and baby wipes.
I was always the type of person to buy Pampers nappies and Johnson's baby wipes, however now I have two children I really notice how much I spend on these types of thing. I decided to try different products and was pleasently surprised with this particular brand.
Mamia baby wipes come in a blue plastic pack with a hard plastic flip top and a sticky flap inside it.
Mamia is clearly printed on the top next to a picture of a baby.
They are a sensitive cotton wipes and are hypoalergenic and have dermatologically tested lotion on them.
They are enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E which is great for healing and soothing sore bums and they also help to keep baby's bum as soft as it should be.
The pack contains 80 white cotton wipes. The ingredients of the wipes include aqua, propylene glycol, coco-glucoside, sodium sweetalmondamphoacetate, glycerine, betaine, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, lactic acid, parfum.
The wipes themselves are as I said a pure white colour and very soft cotton. They are very moist and once you pull one another pops up which is great for a messy change!
The only drawback I found with these wipes is they have a rather overpowering scent which some people may find a little off putting. Other than that I would recommend them to all parents.
Mamia wipes cost less than half the price of the leading brands of wipes and are available from all Aldi stores.
I only used to use the top brand names in baby wipes as I found that ones packed in round tubs used to split and smelled realy nasty untill I found Mamia cotton soft baby wipes. They are only half the price of Pampers and Johnsons and ore just as soft,strong and pleasent smelling. They have a plastic re-sealable lid and pop up for single handed use and contain 80 wipes.They are also Hypoallergenic so are gentle enough for use on the face as well as the bottom and they are not tested on animals.
We all know that brands like Pampers and Johnsons are very good, but let's face it, they're not exactly cheap are they? At long last, after trying all sorts of different brands, I have finally found a cheap alternative that is as good as (if not better) than the top brands. Available from Aldi, the Mamia wipes come in a yellow pack with a blue lift up top, and are suitable for one-handed use. They are unbelieveably soft and smell nice. In fact, just as good as the expensive ones, and only cost £1.49 a packet. Wonderful!