I use baby wipes everything not just for nappy changes, but doesn't every mum?! They are such a practical thing to have handy! I used to use them at nappy changes but also, sticky fingers and runny noses, wiping down spillages, and for removing my make up!
I normally buy my wipes from Asda or Tesco and get their own brand ones as they are fab and affordable but as I now live closest to Sainsbury's, once when I had ran out and really needed some more I thought I'd pop in and give Sainsbury's a try!
PRICE & PACKAGING
The first thing I noticed about these wipes is that they are more expensive than the Tesco and Asda versions.
They cost £1.09 per pack or are often 3 for £2.50.
They have also changed the packaging and now either come in a bright blue pack (scented) or a white pack (fragrance free). The packs have a sticky cellophane opened that comes off quickly and never seems to reseal properly again after a couple of uses. I much prefer the old style with the plastic opening as it stops the wipes inside from drying out too quickly.
The wipes themselves are of a decent thickness and just the right moisture, as I've used some wipes before that are so overly wet they feel greasy and some that are dry and horrible. These have the balance just right!
They feel soft on the skin but are also strong enough and do not tear or rip at all.
I always get the scented ones and feel they smell lovely! They are not overly floral or anything too girly but still have a nice baby scent about them. The fragrance also has the balance just right and the scent is strong enough to be noticeable but not at all over powering.
This is where my problem with these wipes comes in. In appearance and first use they seem brilliant!
However, when I used these on my son's bum, his bum seemed to go slightly pinky I didn't think much of it initially as I thought maybe it was just from the rubbing / wiping action on his skin. When I used them later on my face to remove my make up, my face first started to tingle and then I started to get a burning sensation. They left my skin quite red and sore for a few hours afterwards.
These wipes are not for me and my family. They do not seem to agree with us at all. Maybe that's just us but I definitely won't be buying them again and will be sticking to Asda or Tesco wipes.
I would say as long as you or your little one do not suffer from sensitive skin these wipes will be fab but if you do then stay away!
I give these wipes 3 out 5 stars as they are good quality but personally didn't get on with them at all .
Thank you for reading
xx Mrs K xx
OK.....I'm not a big fan of supermarket brands because, quite frankly, I tend to find them substandard versions of the originals. However, there are some basic items that are so basic that I really don't see the point in spending any more money than you have to - and baby wipes are one of those products.
I ultimately use baby wipes for wiping my baby's bum and wiping food from around his face! Ultimately therefore, the wipes simply need to be large enough and strong enough to do this, and to be sensitive enough to not cause any irritation to my baby's skin.
The Sainsbury's baby wipes come in plastic packaging and contain 80 wipes. There is a small resealable window in the middle of the pack which you take the wipes from and then simply reseal the package to keep the wipes fresh. The seal does work well and the wet wipes maintain their moisture even when the packet has been open a while. In addition, one wipe comes out at a time so you do not waste wipes by accidently pulling more than one wupe out at a time!
The wipes are fragrance free but have a fresh smell to them which smells appropriate for a baby. Each wipe has a moisturising lotion on it so that my baby's skin is always left soft and feeling smooth. I like the fact that my baby's skin has never reacted badly to one of these wipes, and considering he has very sensitive skin this is no small feat!
I have used other brands and to be honest I don't see much between them - and so why pay more. My last pack of Sainsbury's Baby's Wipes only cost 89p which is brilliant value!
For all you new moms and moms to be, don't waste money on those leading brands.
The only reason the so called named brands are so expensive when compared to supermarket own brands is due to the amount of research the packaging goes through!
Ok so there are some differences between the wipes as far as scent and pattern / texture but at the end of the day as long as these throw away damp cloths don't disintegrate and your fingers don't get messy then they have done there job.
I tend to go for a wipe for sensitive skin purely because I don't want a harsh product in contact with any sensitive areas on my daughter so these wipes serve me very well.
The wipe cloths themselves are not to thick but not too thin. They are very good at cleaning the top end as well as the bottom. The surface texture is soft but not too soft as to not clean properly. I will name huggies as the leading brand I feel gets this point most wrong as there wipes are very soft and smooth to the point you struggle to clean off my daughters face without applying an uncomfortable amount of pressure or rubbing.
I have tried almost all the leading brands at some point when they have been on offer and I will stand up and say that Sainsbury own are better.
The packet deserves some praise it is not to fussy or cheep looking and has a click shut re sealable lid. I will name and shame huggies baby wipes again at this point for lacking this feature. This lid is an essential feature that Sainsbury have adopted for your wipes to stop the otherwise inevitable drying out of the wipes. Considering the price you can pay for the leading brands and the huge amount of research they go through before they go to market, this practical and helpful thought helps me, along with the price to choose these wipes as my changing and handbag must over any other.
9 / 10
When my daughter was born I had the idea that the expensive brands were the best brands and they were the ones that I would buy - I would always buy Pampers or Johnsons baby wipes. The day came though when Sainsbury's was sold out of the usual expensive branded wipes, due to the Baby Event they had going on where baby toiletries had half off and all that was left were the Sainsbury's own brand ones. Reduced from 97p to 50p per pack, I decided to go ahead and purchase them.
The Sainsbury's wipes come in scented or unscented but the ones I am reviewing are the scented ones though I do use both. They packs have changed a good bit since the photo DooYoo has. The packs are now purple and have lost the little clip down lid they had to stop the wipes drying out - now it is just a little seal which you have to press back down.
Each pack of wipes contains 80 wipes which I always find are very moist. They have a nice scent to them which is remiscent of baby powder. The wipes are easy to remove and I find that when I remove one, the next one is easily accessible though the next one does pull out of the packet fairly easy and has to be pushed back down before you place the resealable plastic back over.
Each wipe is nice and thick which makes great for cleaning up sticky messes of any kind! The wipes are nice and moist which really helps with cleaning the worst of nappies and messes. They are not soggy or dripping wet though. They just contain the right amount of moisture.
I do think that Sainsbury's have made a slight error in getting rid of the little plastic clip down lid as the new sticky tab which you use to reseal does lose its stickiness and doesn't hold over the wipes after a few days. I tend to tuck the tab in to keep the wipes moist and stop them drying out.
The wipes are nice and soft and very gentle on the skin. They are not abrasive in any way.
I still use the wipes now even though my daughter is now 4. I find these wipes great for cleaning up my daughter's hands after she has had lunch or she has been doing crafty things. I also make sure there is still a pack handy in the toilet for her when she uses it as she prefers them to tissue as they are softer.
The only place I have never used these on my daughter is on her face. It doesn't matter which brand of baby wipes used, if I use a baby wipe on her face, you can guarantee she will have a red rash wherever you use it so this is not a fault on the Sainsbury's Wipes part.
After using them that once when my daughter was a baby, I never went back to the more expensive brands and I am so glad I did make the change to Sainsbury's baby wipes. The wipes were always gentle on my daughter's bum and never caused any irritation.
I honestly regret ever purchasing more expensive brands as the Sainsburys ones are by far much better than Johnsons and Pampers which I used to buy. Highly recommended.
Unless there is a special offer on another brand, I have always and will always opt for these baby wipes given a choice. Be they fragrance or fragrance-free I'm in thorough approval, though my husband thinks the frangranced ones are a little too powerful. They are great for the kids and also when used for removing eye make-up.
Nice and moist, yet not too soggy, they are great cleaners and soft. We've be lucky in the sense that our son has had very little nappy rash or sore bottom problems and I'd like to think this is part down to the good job done consistently by these wipes.
I would advise buying the multi pack as it is good value, working out at at around 5p cheaper per pack if I remember correctly. I was also very pleased to see on my last visit to the store that they have started to phase out the unnecessary plastic attachment around the opening, meaning that they are making an effort to reduce packaging and hopefully cost.
At first, I was convinced pampers/johnson's, the more expensive brands, were the only way to go. As a consistent shopper at sainsburys, I gave these a try merely for the great value for money.
The pack contains 80 wipes. It comes in a plastic packet. It has a little 'lid' which you lift and a resealable label to keep wipes fresh.
The pack have a picture of a pig on the front.
They are not fragrance free.
The design is great. The little lift up lid and reseal label really does stop wipes drying out in the sun. The lift up lid, unlike many more expensive brands, is great as it stops the reseal label from losing its stickiness.
The wipes are great for the beach, the sturdy design eliminates the chance of getting sand inside the packet - which has happened to me with other brands!
With fragrance Vs. non fragrance, I think this product gives you the best of both worlds. Its fragranced so that it takes away the nasty smell, but it is still a sensitive fragrance. My little boy has eczema and hay fever, this product did not irritate his skin at all.
Unlike some of the supermarket home brands, this product actually works. It means you don't end up using +5 wipes to get the job done!
The product is conistently advertised as 'BOGOFF' in our supermarket, working out about 50p a packet. GReat value for money!
The pack contains 80 wipes, more than some other packs which have 50. It lasts longer!
I also use these for make-up wipes when we go camping. They are so refreshing and great at removing make-up.
In my opinion definitely better quality, design and value for money than the better known brands.
I've tried lots of different baby wipes, both branded and supermarket own brand, and I've come to the conclusion that Sainsbury's Baby Wipes are as good as anything out there.
The major benefit is that they are much cheaper than any of the branded products. I usually buy a 4 pack of the unperfumed wipes (they come in a white, rather than a blue pack as shown) which costs £3.88. You get 80 wipes in a pack. That comes in at 97p a pack, compared to over £2 for many of the brands.
The wipes themselves are as large and strong as any of the branded wipes that I have used. They are moist enough to tackle the worst of nappies, but not too soggy. I find that the wipes maintain a constant moistness throughout the pack. This is a distinct benefit, as I have found with some wipes that the top ones are too dry and the last few in the pack are extremely soggy.
The pack is made of a robust plastic. The benefit of buying single packs is that they come with a plastic lid (like the one in the photo above). The ones I buy in the multi pack have a rip off plastic strip. This is meant to reseal, but by the time you have used half the pack the seal is usually getting a little past it. The plastic lid is a much more secure way of keeping your wipes moist if you are out and about.
In my view Sainsbury's Baby Wipes are every bit as good as any of the branded products, at less than half the price. I would highly recommend these to any Mums out there who would like to save some money on their baby costs.
When I had my first baby I remained pretty much faithful to the leading brands when it came to the essential baby products like nappies and wipes etc. I paid the extra believing I was getting better quality and to be honest I was happy with the standard of product I was getting. Foolishly I didn't think to try the supermarket's own offerings, I could see how they could be so much cheaper and be as good in terms of quality.
Second time around it was a case of anything goes. I know buy whatever is on offer and whatever works out at being the best value for money. I have pretty much tried every nappy and baby wipe on the market but the ones I keep coming back to are the supermarkets own offerings.
I am in general a Tesco shopper but have been having a few weeks break from them as I was just getting a little bored of the seection of products on offer and of buying the same old things week after week. Sainsburys has been my little supermarket holiday and as a result I have also been buying their own baby wipes for my youngest's little bottie.
I have been picking up the fragrance free version which have costed £1 for a pack containing 80 of the wipes. Theses are significantly cheaper than the leading brands even when they are on offer so immediately I was pretty impressed.
The wipes come in a plastic cover with a simple oval shape hole in the top. The lid is removed and then you simply pull each wipe through. I used them straight away and was really impressed with the quality of the product. The wipes felt soft to the touch and were large and thick enough to cope with the job in hand. They did a fab job in cleaning her little bottie and did not irritate her skin in any way at all.
I was very impressed overall with this product and would definately buy them again.
I went to get some more wipes as i like to stock up so am always on the look out for the ones that are on offer, i went to sainsburys yesterday and there was loads of advertising that they had a third off all baby products so i thought that would be my chance to stock up.
I went to the baby aisle and was going to load the trolly with Johnson's as this is a brand i often get but then i saw the sainsburys own version. Now i am not a brand snob by any stretch of the imagination however i have aways used branded wipes - nappies i use what ever so not really sure where this came from, anyway i thought i would give them ago and it worked out that they were about 66p a pack, i mixed and matched my load and got half the fragranced ones and half fragrance free.
I have been very impressed. The wipes are a good size and are nice and thick - i think i expected them to be thinner as they were soo much cheaper! and they had a nice wetness to them, not too wet that it drips but wet enough to deal with some of the nappy explosions that occur in my house! I used them last night to take my makeup off and they left my face feeling really soft and not sticky or clammy at!
Very pleased and at half the price i will be going back in the very near future to stock up some more!!!
Alright, I admit it: I don't have any children.
Yet I still buy Sainsbury's baby wipes!
Well, baby wipes are almost identical to moist toilet tissue. The only real difference is that they clean better, and cost a fraction of the price. Instead of paying two quid for a small pack of Andrex moist loo roll, I can pay a quid for a much larger pack of babywipes! What's more, Sainsburys consistently have these on 'buy one get one free' offers, making them a bargain at around 50p a pack.
The wipes come in a resealable pack, ensuring that they are kept moist. If you're a bit embarrassed about having them in the house when you don't have kids (and I do get the odd comment about being broody!) it's easy enough to buy a packet that comes with a nondescript plastic dispenser instead. This costs a bit more, but you can simply place new refills inside it in future.
The wipes themselves are strong and pleasantly fragranced, though less thick than moist toilet roll. The cleanser is strong enough to cope with most things: even my makeup! They're also a good size for use as face cleansing cloths. But they are versatile - I've even used them to clean the sink when I've run out of flash wipes!
Overall, a highly recommended, cheap alternative to expensive moist loo roll!
After trying all sorts of baby wipes on my baby Sainsburys are now the only ones I buy. I tended to go for sensitive skin types anyway and never had problems with any causing a reaction on his skin, so my preference is purely based on my feelings about them.
Sainsburys are good value wipes, at full price they cost approximately what the branded ones do when on special offer. In addition Sainsburys often have 25%, 33% or bogof on their baby products / baby hygiene products so I stock up then and rarely pay full price for them.
These wipes are thick and soft, they do not tear and most importantly are the only wipes that I have used (I must admit I've not used every brand, but quite a few) that come out of the packet one at a time when pulled one handed which is the major reason why these are the only ones I buy.
I like the 80 packs with the plastic lid to keep them moist, and I also buy 'handbag' packs of about 20 which come in either a very thin pack, or a halfsize pack which suits me better.
The baby wipes from Sainsburys are wicked and even though my mum stopped buying them for my little sister I buy them now myself as face wipes because they're a dead soft and a right nice size. I buy the fragrance free ones and they have a nice clean smell that is a bit like baby lotion but not as strong, I get it because it doesn't leave a smell on my skin like the blue ones do because they have quite a strong perfume.
They're nice and soft and are just wet enough to feel like I am giving my face a good clean and they will get most of my make up off apart from waterproof mascara but then I haven't come across any wipes that will get that off. I used one today to take off my whole face of make up including non waterproof mascara and it got it all off only using 2 wipes and that's good because my when I use my proper face wipes I usually have to use 3 or 4 to get my foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, lip liner, eye liner and blusher off.
These don't make my skin feel dry or sticky and I think my face feels nice and fresh after I've used one for a face wipe and I also think they are proper refreshing and when we had a bit of summer I thought it was lovely to wipe one over my face and cool down. We walked down Snowdon in April and I took a pack up in my rucksack and they were wicked when I was getting all hot and sweaty.
I know my mum used them for ages on my little sister because they are loads cheaper than the brand wipes and the only one that I think is better is the pink Johnsons wipes but they are double the price. I love how soft these are because I think a lot of face wipes are a bit rough and even as a baby wipe it's softer than Huggies and Pampers because I think both of those 2 are dead scratchy and I don't know why they're so popular with mothers.
These feel smooth and soft on the skin on my face so I reckon they'd be ok for most babies bums, they are very gentle as well and they cause no irritation for me even when I'm having a flare up of the spots on my forehead they don't sting like a lot of face wipes do so they are obviously more kind to my skin.
You get 80 wipes in a pack and the packet has got a plastic flip lid that keeps the wipes moist and it works well because even when you get to the bottom of the pack they are exactly the same as when you opened them. The wipes are strong as well and I've only ever had 1 rip and that was when I was scrubbing waterproof mascara off because I couldn't be bothered to go into the bathroom to use my eye make up remover pad and then it ripped and I made my eye proper sore so I wished I'd got my backside up off the bed and took it off properly.
I used these wipes on my niece recently. She had a particularly bad nappy and they were the only thing to happen. I didn't, initially, pay any attention to what I was using as I just needed wipes and fast!
There are 80 wipes in this packet and each packet costs 76p at present from Sainsbury's. This is a similar price to the Tesco value wipes but these are far better quality.
These wipes are pretty much the standard size for baby wipes being big enough to cover approximately the surface of your hand, if not more. They aren't particularly thin like I've experienced in the past with cheaper wipes. They have a slight perfume kind of smell to them that's not too overpowering and it doesn't linger and mix with the smelly nappy which is always good.
I found that I needed to use basically the same as I would with a more expensive packet of wipes, however, if I ever did need to use more it wouldn't too much as these are around 30-40p cheaper than most of the branded wipes my sister usually buys.
My niece does not suffer from any reaction to these wipes or any problems with nappy rash or anything like that. She does have fairly sensitive skin so I'm quite surprised when things agree with her and she's a good indication of what's good and what's not!
It may seem like brand snobbery but I wouldn't have thought of trying these myself as I think you should use the best products you can afford for your babies bottom as nobody wants to see their little one or relatives in discomfort. My niece gets on fine with these and it's great!
Baby Wipes are always good for spillages and such like and these are ideal for cleaning up mess or just wiping babies face over as they don't seem to be irritating in anyway.
I would definitely recommend these wipes and I have used them a fair few times on my niece now with no breakages or waste seeping through. I still need to wash my hands after cleaning her bottom but I'd want to do that anyway!
I am going to rate these wipes 4/5 as I think they are pretty good! I would like either a nicer perfume smell or them to be non-perfumed but for the price paid these are very good and did the job pretty darn well!
The other day in Sainsburys all their baby toiletries and wipes were half price so I decided to stock up on wipes for my twin boys. I'm not a brand snob when it comes to wipes really but I do like them to work and not irritate my boys skin. Sainsburys Little Ones wipes were just 72p half price so I bought a few packs to try them out - 72p half price seemed quite pricey to me though just for a Supermarket brand.
Sainsburys Little One's wipes come in a baby blue pack containing 80 baby wipes, or you can buy them in a white packet containing the same amount but these are unfragranced - the unfragranced ones I noticed were cheaper half price so must be cheaper at full price too. We are told on the top of the packet that these are;
Sainsburys Little Ones also continue their fun, farm animal theme as we have a cute pink Pig on the packet too.
We are told quite a few specific points on the back of the packet too.
Sainsburys baby wipes have been formulated with natural oils to help protect babys delicate skin. They are;
*Ideal for use at changing, feeding or playtime
*Gentle enough for use on delicate hands and faced
*Easy one at a time dispensing
They promise quite a bit on their packets but are they as good as they sound?
To just look at a wipe I was quite surprised, I reviewed Pampers new selection of wipes yesterday and was surprised at how small and thin they were, these look much thicker and are a larger size too. They do feel soft to the touch which is promising as I don't want no rough textures aggravate mine or my boys skin. Like stated on the packet they don't feel greasy or too moist either yet at the same time they don't feel dry.
The smell is very subtle yet clean, although fragranced you can only just smell some sort of perfume it is your typical baby cleansed smell.
I have used them for changing, feeding as well as playtime.
When it comes to changing they soak up wee no problem and don't leave my boys skin overly moist or wet either which sometimes happens with wipes and can often leave them with a sore bum as their bums have been left slightly wet. Instead they soak up what they need to and wipe it away without leaving anything on the skin. They wipe with ease so no struggling to wipe anything away from my boys skin and aggravating their skin in any way. When it comes to real mess in their nappies I havn't struggled to clear that up with these wipes either they have wiped clean comfortably and my boys seem happy with me wiping them using these too.
Being messy buggers when it comes to eating I'm always having to wipe their faces and hands, I often worry about wiping their faces though as once before I used a wipe to clean around their mouths and it left them with a bit of a spotty rash so obviously affected their skin. These wipe their mouths fine and seem to be soft enough not to irritate their skin nor bring them out in rashes as well and I don't need to put much pressure on their skin to wipe away stubborn bits of food either.
They have been handy to take out and about with me too when I know my boys are going to get a bit grubby playing outside and touching things they shouldn't. The easy 'one-at-a-time- dispensing becomes convenient and quick to pop out a wipe in a moment of need and wipe their hands clean. It is just as convenient to push the plastic cover back down to secure the wipes and maintain their freshness and saves them from drying up.
I was quite impressed with these wipes but I prefer wipes with a bit more of a scent to them and their price is quite high too just for a supermarkets own, although they probably contain more wipes than some brands I still can't help but stick to Johnson's and the new Pampers Simply Clean. Purely for the lack of scent they lose a star from me but I would buy them again they just wouldn't be my first choice.
Although I wouldn't rush out to buy them again and they would not be my first choice I would reccomend due to the fact that;
*They are strong and wipe away messes with ease.
*From experience they havn't irritated any of our skin.
*For people who dislike strong scents they have a clean yet subtle smell to them.
The only disadvantages I'd say would be the price as you can buy top brands for the same price and for people like me who like a distinct fragrance they just don't have enough.
I use Sainsburys baby wipes for my sixteen month old daughter who likes to get very dirty and grubby all day long. I find Sainsburys baby wipes are not only good to use at nappy changing time but also to clean her hands and face on a constant basis throughout the day. I find either the fragrance free or the fragrant ones equally as gentle on her skin and have never caused any adverse reaction to any part of her body. I think the price of the baby wipes are great value for money and a great deal cheaper than most other brands which are more well known brands, the buy one get one free or half price offers make them even more value for money. I find the actual wipes are strong and clean well, unlike others which you need to use lots of to get the job done. The wipes are the right wetness and I like that the ones at the bottom are just as fresh as the top ones. I have even found them gentle but effective enough to clean down my leather sofa.