Like many a shopper, I picked these up while caught short of wipes while clothes shopping in Primark, with 2 packs of 72 wipes for £1. The packaging is standard fayre - white with pics and logos on with a sticky flap to open and close the pack. Very unassuming so far.
On using the wipes for the first time, I was struck by how see-through and thin the wipes were - they were reasonably moist, but I needed a few just to change a wet nappy. They felt flimsy and I struggled to grip them in order to have a firm wiping grasp (any nappy-changers among you will know what I mean!)
The cleaning effect of the wipes was ok as long as I used a few wipes at a time, and my child had no irritation from them. I would compare these wipes to the "value" or "basics" ranges at supermarkets, as the quality is similar. The advantage these have over the supermarket ones is that the packaging is less "in-your-face-cheap" than the ubiquitous Basics / Value logo ones, if this bothers you.
Overall, they are just about acceptable wipes for emergencies, but as you need so many for each nappy change I don't think they are the best value around (I dread to think how many I needed for a dirty nappy - a big fistful!).
My ratings (out of 5*)
Packaging looks ***
Packaging quality ****
Quality of the wipes **
Cleaning performance ***
Would I recommend to a friend? Not unless they were the most convenient option.
Early Days Baby Wipes by Primark.
My youngest son is two, and we now seem to use more wipes than when he was small. Sticky hands and messy faces seem to be my son's trademark. Making a supposedly quick trip to town the other week I stumbled across a two pack of baby wipes in Primark for £1.00, which is cheaper than Tesco value and Asda smart price, and having only a few left in the pack I had bought with me and knowing that I was going to have to get the boys some lunch out, decided that I had nothing to lose.
The packet is made of the usual plastic and is primarily white with pictures of purple bears on and purple writing. It's quite a pretty packet compared to other cheap brands on the market. The seal isn't the best, it is a simple reseal sticky label which loses its stick after a while but isn't a huge issue. You are able to get the wipes out easily even one handed without pulling out the entire contents, which happens so many times with other brands which is frustrating if you are changing a nappy. You get 64 wipes in each pack which I think is fantastic value.
The wipes are fragrance free, alcohol free, paraben free and dermatologically tested making it perfect for either baby or even as a perfect make up remover. It is enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E which also helps to enhance cleansing and protect skin. Although the wipes claim to be fragrance free they do have a slight aroma which isn't unpleasant. I like putting wipes in the fridge in the summer as a way of keeping the kids cool and refreshed and these are going to be perfect for that, if summer ever gets here.
These wipes do the job admirably they are not too wet and caused no irritation at all. I will definitely be repurchasing these.
The ingredients are aqua, glycerine, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, chamomilla, recutita flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopheryl acetate and is produced for Primark PO Box 644, DUBLIN 1
I have a 2year old little girl and when she was new born And i was a first time parent i was insistent on only using branded wet wipes and nappies on her as do a lot of first time mums and found this was vey expensive. But I was willing to pay the price for brands I trusted.
I first discovered primark wet wipes when I was out shopping at christmas and the shops were obviously stupidly busy. I was in the line In primary and my little girl was starting to smell which is when I realised that wet wipes was one of the things I was meant to buy as soon as I got to town. With the prospect of having to head to another shop find wet wipes and stand in another stupidly long line all while my little girl was letting on an unpleasant odor I noticed primary wet wipes next to the till and decided to take the plunge. My initial thought was to just buy them because I needed them now then purchase my usual brand at the next available opportunity.
They were 2 for £1.50 which was great quality for money. And they do fragrance free as well as fragranced. I bought the fragrances free ones as i do with all wet wipes i buy.
Upon using these wet wipes i was pleasantly suprised and found they were as strong and as good quality as any branded wet wipes that i had bought in the past. I had no problem with them ripping and they did not cause my little girl any discomfort which I thought un branded products would do. I continued to use the rest of this pack and discovered there was no different result than the wipes I had been using before only the price tag. I have been using these wipes since.
Having a 3 year old in the house, wipes aren't a necessity, but they are an item you like to have handy as they come in useful for snotty noses and mucky hands. As I only really use them, before little man was born, for wiping mucky hands and faces, I wouldn't pay £3 a pack for the Pampers and Huggies wipes available. So one day in Primark, I saw a pack of 2 Early Days, which is Primark's baby and child 'brand', wipes for £1.
The wipes are a pack of 72, and are in the usual plastic all wipes come in, and to open them they have the transparent sticky tape pull back again like most other wipes. I do prefer ones with the plastic openers as they stay shut and your wipes don't get dried out as easy, as the sticky tape ones don't last long at sticking and keeping the wipes closed, but at 2 for a £1, I wasn't that bothered about this.
The wipes are dermatologically tested, help protect delicate skin, paraben free, alcohol free and enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
They came in fragranced and fragrance free and I picked up the fragranced wipes.
On first opening the wipes, the smell caught me, and let me tell you it isn't pleasant, especially for a baby aimed item! They smell like damp clothes mixed with sweaty feet. It's standable, and I continued to use for the few things I needed them for, but if I had had a baby at the time, I wouldn't have used them on my baby's bottom.
I asked my sister to pick me up some wipes in town a few weeks ago, and she got these ones for me. I told her about the smell and she opened them up and picked one out to sniff and she thought the same thing, as did my partner, so it isn't just me that thinks these wipes smell rank.
The wipes are quite thin, which I prefer to thicker wipes as I find thick ones hard to handle and they don't go as far. The moistness of the wipes isn't very good. They aren't completely dry, but they aren't moist enough to wipe off chocolate and typical children stickiness, so you end up using a lot more of the wipes than you would with other brands. Again, I couldn't use them for changing bums as they just wouldn't last long enough.
On reading reviews just now people seem to like them, but I personally do not. I wouldn't recommend these wipes to anybody, and I wouldn't say they are get what you pay for, as you can get better 2 for £1 wipes from other stores, so if price of branded wipes is a problem, there are other options than these. My regular wipes were 2 for £1 purebaby from Home Bargains which smell nice, last longer and are nicely moistured, so there are decent cheap ones out there for people like me who refuse to pay the ridiculous prices for branded wipes.
All in all, they aren't moist enough, they stink, they don't go far and they really are as cheap as their price!
I Was shopping in Primark when I was at the till I seen two packs of 72 wipes for a quid so decided to buy them and use them as face wipes. Then it happened my little man decided to leave me a present in his nappy and rather than running up to boots I decided I would give these wipes a go.
To open the packet you pull a small area of plastic from the top of the packet to reveal an opening for the wipes to be pulled out. The wipes have no scent to them and the packet says they are tested to be kind to skin. I continued to pull the wipes out and they came out very easily one by one which is good as a lot of cheaper wipes can clump together and you end up with a hand full.
The wipes themselves are moist but not too wet which is great as thy aid cleanups by gently wiping but do not leave little ones bums soaked which can lead to soreness. There are no fragrance to the wipes which is good as this helps me relax thinking that no unnecessary chemicals have been added.
My little girls skin gets irritated very easily so I am always weary what I use on her but these wipes were fine no irritation and do the job they are intended for. My only downside to these wipes is as you get towards the end of the packet I found they became more and more moist until the final last wipes were soaked and unusable.
Over all these wipes are great you get 2 packets of 72 for just £1 and up until the last few wipes they are perfect do the job they are intended for with no irritation and remove make up very easily so are perfect for both mummy and baby.
I went into town with a friend the other day and we decided we would grab some lunch whilst we were out. I knew my son was going to do his typical smear food across his face style eating and so at the Primark checkout I grabbed a bunch of wet wipes for a £1. Great value as the bunch was two packs of 72 wipes taped together.
Helps protect delicate skin
Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E
All sounds good so far. After lunch I washed the Subway off my little ones face and they worked rather well.
The wipes are plain and have no design on them. Some wipes will feel more moisturising then others and these are more on the wet side than anything else which is a good thing as my intent was to use them for cleaning. Later at home it was time for a diaper change and as these wipes were to hand I used them. This complaint is a bit hard to explain but the wipes didn't seem to glide across his skin and clean as well as my normal Sainsbury's wipes.
One very good thing is that the sticky tape bit that you peel back to get a wipe is just that and sticks back down very well. Sometimes after a pack has been floating around the car or your bag for a while the tape becomes loose and stops sealing the pack and then the wipes dry up. Half way through this pack so far still sealed tight.
As for Primark as a company I think it is up to you. I have heard a few things over the years such as child labour and unethical business but I have also heard just as many good things so I find it hard to make a decision about them. I think if I'm honest I like being blissfully ignorant and going about my day to day not thinking about the ethics of companies and whether or not I agree with them. I find Primark offers things I both need for my family and can afford so I shop there.
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