=== Introduction ===
The aim of this review is to give you an insight into my personal use of Sainsbury's own wet wipes. I will look at different topics that would effect my purchase coming with a conclusion and recommendation into the purchase of this product for others.
The review will include the following topics.
* Alternate usage
* Price & Similar Products
* Conclusion and recommendation
=== Usage ===
I have been purchasing these wet wipes for several months as an alternative to main stream brands also available in the Sainsbury's supermarkets and other retailers, my reason for using wet wipes is that I still have one child still in nappies as well as they're great to keep the kids faces and hands clean. I find these wet wipes to have a pleasant smell and a soft texture which means no irritation to the bum or face of my children, they're also very durable and thick which is great as its horrible when your wiping a child's bum and your finger goes right through which has happened with other wipes I have purchased (truly horrid). I am impressed with the quality of the product and I definitely think its a step above other cheaper wipes.
=== Alternate Usage ===
As well as the standard usage for these I have also used these for other tasks. I think they're ideal for cleaning spills on fabric and clothing, I always find if you use them straight away it cleans most spills up fine. My partner also uses them to remove make up, which saves on cosmetic facial wipes (big bonus as these are expensive). I also think they would be great at a festival for a cheeky wash however I have not tested this. As a cleaning product I would not recommend these as they re not quite a disinfectant wipe.
=== Ingredients ===
The products ingredients are presently listed on the Sainburys website June 2015 as
“Aqua, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum.”
These are common ingredients I see in wet wipes and I have no concerns about the contents used to make the wipe usable and I am happy to use these on my children.
=== Price & Similar Products ===
The current selling price of this product on the Sainsbury's website as of June 2015 is 60p for 80 sheets and packaging which works out to less than a penny a sheet, which is really affordable especially when buying in bulk, every time I shop at Sainbury's I must get 4 to 6 packs each in each shop.
There are many alternatives with big brand names a few are listed below : -
Johnson's Baby Extra Sensitive Wipes Fragrance 56 pk - Price £1.79 (Morrisons June 2015) which is 3.3p a wipe.
ASDA Little Angels Sensitive Cotton Soft Baby Wipes 64pk £0.60 (Asda price June 2015) Just under 1p per wipe.
Pampers Baby Wipes Sensitive 12 Wipes £0.71p (allcures.com June 2015) which is 5p a wipe.
As you can see there is a big price difference between the Sainsbury's basics wipes and other brand names on the market, I would say for the price that charged this is a great deal more affordable than other brands especially when buying multiples in a big shop. As with all purchases at Sainsbury's any purchases will add to your nectar balance.
=== Packaging ===
This product comes in a fully plastic pouch style cover that has a resealable sticky label on the topover the dispense area and has the standard Sainsbury's basic branding.
The reusable label lasts until the pack runs out which is great and allows the wipes to remain moist meaning non are wasted through the inadequacy of the packaging which I have seen with other wipe packaging. There's nothing worse than having a only a few left and them being too dry to use - I have to say even though not a problem with this product in the past I have had to wet flannels and throw them out afterwards when this happened when changing a wee ones bum and I am glad that I haven't had this problem with this product.
I wouldn't let the basics branding put you off this product as with most basics products these days are meeting the same quality level as mainstream branded products and this product in my opinion is not exception to this new style of basics products.
=== Conclusion and recommendation ===
I would recommend this product on the basis its perfect for its original purpose, has alternate uses, is very affordable compared to other brands as well as containing the same ingredients and has packaging that allows the product to last as long as you need it.
~~The Product: 'Sainsbury's Basics Baby wipes x 80' ~ 'Baby Boomer'~~
Another 'no nonsense' product in the Sainsbury's basics range. The wipes come in a sturdy but soft plastic wrap with a practical thin plastic peel back cover for easy access and efficient way to ensure contents are kept moist. The familiar 'basics' noting the product comes in appealing bright red lettering.
The reverse of the label furnishes most useful information such as the 'leaping Bunny' symbol showing this to be another 'Cruelty free cosmetic' category of products provided by the Sainsbury Company. Manufactured in the UK and ingredients listed as 'Aqua, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum.
Sainsbury's declare this product to be one as 'everyday design, everyday use'. So how useful have these proven to be thus far?
~~My Usage Experience ~ 'Baby Blues'~~
I was introduced to these by my daughter. She had purchased them as an inexpensive top up to her usual purchase of a very much more expensive brand. I like to keep plenty of wipes available for when I babysit the grand-tots at my home. So, how do I find these fair against other dearer brands?
Firstly, I will mention that this Basics range is as practical and easy to open than the majority of higher priced wipes. The simplistic easy to peel back label reveals fresh subtle fragranced wipes. The wipes come out individually without the frustrating two and upwards gathering of many expensive cleansers. But one is in no doubt upon feeling the first wipe; these are not thick, tough or luxurious!
The wipes are smaller in size than more of the costly ranges. The wipes are substantially thinner also; hands are detectable underneath the wipe when holding in the palm of my hand! In defence of the budget priced product, the wipes are soft to the touch, certainly smooth enough for a toddler's delicate skin. I say 'toddler's skin' because although these are adequately fleecy enough for an older baby, I wouldn't use these on a new born to six month baby! They fail to feel as soft as I'd feel comfortable to use on the fragile skin of a very young baby and they contain ingredients that I likewise feel unsuitable for the same reason.
My two year old grand-daughter seems to feel happy no matter the brand; all she wants is to feel clean and fresh for her busy day of pulling out whatever mummy is trying to tidy away! :~) When I use the wipes on my grand-daughter, I tend to need three or more on each application to remove any 'gifts' she has left! The wipes feel moist enough for the task in hand but far too limp and small to use singularly. Even at three and up per application they are inclined to roll up and cease to retain adequate shape contrary as other dearer wipes. These wipes have another down side; non flushable!
Apart from a bargain back up to the more efficient brands, these wipes do not prove to be as economical as first thought! Well, not for the intended use, but what about other purposes? Have they proven to be more effective and valuable to employ around the home etc.?
~~Monitors, keyboard and mice...the inanimate kind!~~
Because the wipes are not overly moist I can safely use them to clean the grime that builds up through regular use on the above technical devices. The monitor comes up gleaming with just a couple of the swishes across the screen. Moist enough to gather dust into the corner and scooped up ready for disposal, any little fingerprints from 'Moshi Monster' enthusiast are removed without effort. The wipes roll up small enough to shape around the keys on the console leaving them sanitized and clean. I disconnect the mouse to avoid it running amuck on clicking the 'tintanet. And give it a one wipe wonder to cleanse the control, leaving it shiny and ready for use. I even use the wipes to lift the dust off the whole PC leaving it dust free and radiant without spreading the particles around.
~~'A Picture Paints A Thousand Words'!~~
These little gems will remove water based pencils, paints etc. with ease. My grand-daughter got hold of my grand-son's water colours and adorned my white walls with her artistic endeavours. The paint came off without any difficulty at all, leaving the walls as bright and unmarked before my grand-daughter's version of a 'Monet'!
~~Blinds, awkward hard to reach designs on furniture and table tops~~
These wipes won't go far on venetian blinds due to many slats, but if you don't mind using up near on the whole pack, these moistened nuggets with lift the dust and grime build-up with one swipe of slat in turn. They will be left so shiny and clean without any damage whatsoever. The wipes are gentle enough to use on the most fragile of furnishings. I use the cleaners on the wood strips on the backs of chairs and underneath that hold the seat together. Moist enough to clean sticky finger-marks, general dirt and dust build up without causing damage to the wood. These quick drying cleaners leave a sparkling shine to even the oldest pieces of furniture. As added caution, I finish off my using wood spray polish to ensure protection on the wood veneer. These wipes will make short work of table top spillages of most kinds except porridge! Unless I use them as soon as porridge spills, the hardened cereal will not be removed with these feebler of cleansers.
My grand-tots simply adore 'sharing' their sticky chocolaty fingers on Nanny's clothes. My latest experience was yesterday when one of my grand-sons managed to get melted chocolate on the clothes I had just popped on after my shower. One wipe removed both marks, dessert spoon in size off with a few strokes of these multi-purpose beauties!
~~'No Skin Off My Nose'...hands, faces!~~
My youngest grand-son is suffering from a constantly runny nose at the moment and I find these wipes are so delicate in removing mucus and all without causing soreness or rashes. Wiping my grand-children's faces is 'child's play' with this product. The wipes removes anything the tots can splatter on except dark coloured lipstick, found this out this morning when the youngest toddler got hold of her mummy's red lippy!
I keep these cheap and cheerful treasures in my handbag as hand sanitizers when eating out. Although I need to use three or four a time, they work in cleansing and freshens my hands before eating. If we think of all those little germs that can't wait to be transferred onto our hands from railings and alike, it is such a smashing protection to have these sanitizers 'on hand'!
~~'In the cooler'!~~
When we experience that phenomenon called 'Sunshine' I like to keep the package of wipes in the beach bag as a coolant when things get a little too hot for comfort! A wipe over the face leaves the skin fresher and a little cooler for comfort.
~~'Time to Vent'!~~
I use a couple of thin elastic bands to secure a wipe or two to my broom head, (must be the way i comb my hair!) then 'sweep' the ceiling of the odd cob web. The webs come off in one stroke! The vents in my kitchen and bathroom soon get covered in unattractive dust and grime; a few of these wipes remove all of the soiled offenders leaving the vents as if new!
~~Paws for thought!~~
Safe and effective little wipes make short work of cleaning dirty paw prints when pets come indoors. I found this a real help in avoiding damage and soiling of furnishings in the home.
~~Seal The Deal!~~
I hate the sickly taste of envelope seals....doesn't everyone? :~) Well, whether I have one or many envelopes to seal, one or two wipes are sufficient to cover the whole lot! I gently wipe the seal surface with the wipe and 'hey Presto' job done!
~~'It's in The Can'!~~
Ever wondered what reclines on your drink cans whilst waiting for pick up from stockist? I watched a program on this subject and have since used a wipe to cleanse the top and finger pull, which partly ends up in drink after opening, with a wipe! Now I feel that handing a can of refreshment to the children takes the anxiety from my mind!
This is by no means an exhausted list of the uses I find for these affordable wipes but I fear I have lost the majority of interest thus far :~D
~~Would I Recommend? ~ 'Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart' - Winne the Pooh :~)~~
Yes but only as a back-up for when running out of a more effectual brand, generally much dearer unless on offer.
But if you want to employ these simple wipes for multi uses other than for the intended purpose, they are one of my first choices. They are inexpensive and effective on a multitude of uses. They are gentle on the most delicate of surfaces. With a full 80 wipes and at only 57p a pack, these wipes are a fundamental cleanser in our current economy! These wipes are available in store or online at
Thank you for taking the time to read my review on these basic but 'everyday use' wipes :~)
As my motherhood progresses into second week, it is safe to say most my plans what I will and won't do and allow fell apart. One of them was not using wet wipes, due to amount of chemicals they contain, however I had a few sample packs and they proved to be so incredibly handy I couldn't resist. When I ran out, I didn't want to buy any more but came across Sainsbury's Basic Baby wipes - 80 wipes for only 57p. It wasn't only the price that made me buy them, but mainly list of ingredients - not at all organic, safe or healthy, but with only 6 ingredients they could almost compete with some Organic versions (my rule: less ingredients = simpler products = generally better than fancy versions).
These wipes come in standard Sainsbury's Basic plastic film packaging - white and orange, with all the basic information written at the back. Packaging is not recyclable. At front there is simple resealable sticker opening through which wipes are pulled out. I find the sticker flap sticky enough, too - there's no need to store the pack bottom up to prevent the flat from opening.
Wipes are both strong and large enough, not flimsy as I would expect from cheap own brand item. They don't tear, or stick together when pulling out, which is always a plus. They have quite a strong perfume-y scent to them, I don't particularly mind but it's really not needed on wipes.
On the other side I must list a few minuses - the worst one being, they are very, very dry - perhaps ok to wipe my little one after a mild pee but certainly not enough for proper clean, so they are pretty much unable to serve their purpose. Almost just as bad is the fact they dry my hands very much - what must they do to baby skin then?! (for record, I stopped using them on baby as soon as I noticed).
All in all - good enough for household cleaning, perhaps for adults on the go to wash hands etc, but I don't find them handy nor safe to use on baby skin, especially due to the being very drying. I will not buy again, and perhaps this will be a lesson for me I should stick to my original plans containing flannels, warm water and drop of tea tree oil.
Review of Sainsbury's Basics Baby wipes
I don't have a baby but I do buy baby wipes, mainly to use as a means of a quick freshen up when on travelling and for other random tasks. As I'm not using the wipes for their intended purpose, I see no reason to purchase a premium brand and seek out the most inexpensive baby wipes I can.
==The Baby Wipes==
Presented in a simple plastic pouch with a peel back label for means of access. These wipes come in a pack of 80 wipes and are incredibly cheap. They currently sell in Sainsbury's supermarkets for around 51p making them a real bargain buy in my opinion.
Size wise, these wipes are not as large as some of the branded wipes on the market, nor are they as thick, which may make them less desirable for baby changing use. The actual texture of the wipes is a little firmer than the cloth type baby wipe many companies produce, but given the low price I do not consider this to be off-putting. Scent wise, these wipes have a mild, powdery scent which is quite pleasant. The pack is resealable by means of a sticky tab. The wipes are moist, but not dripping wet and they do seem to retain the moisture providing the tab is pressed down after use.
The wipes are produced in the United Kingdom and Sainsbury's are against animal testing in relation to their cosmetic products.
==Uses For Baby Wipes==
As mentioned, I use these wipes to freshen up when travelling, we do a lot of touring in a motor home and these are nice to have at hand when on the road. The are useful for wiping sticky fingers or to keep hygienic when using camp-site or public loos which sometimes have limited supplies of soap etc. I also use a baby wipe to give the loo seat a quick once over before using the facilities if necessary. I have also been known to use these as a type of moist toilet tissue in cases of dire emergency!
Apart from the obvious toilet related uses, I have found these wipes invaluable for a variety of purposes, including:-
Removing sticky traces left by price tags.
Cleaning the narrow space between the spokes of the backs of my dining room chairs.
Removing the residue left on the skin by plasters.
Cleaning car interior, i.e. dashboard, steering wheel.
Removing engine oil from skin
Cleaning the computer keyboard (obviously turn off the power first!)
Dusting the slats on window blinds
Removing ink and marker pen from children's skin.
Dusting painted skirting boards.
Wiping down less than hygienic looking tables in McD's when out with my grandchildren.
Emergency make up removal.
Cleaning plastic light switches
Freshening up in warm weather, press a baby wipe against your forehead, it is really cooling!
Wiping down garden implements, trowels and forks etc. before storing.
Cleaning hard to reach areas being the knobs on the cooker
Clearing up little spills and splashes from make up, food etc.
Calm frizzy hair in an emergency...a rub over with a baby wipe will tame flyaway hair
Quick clean round in the bathroom, works a treat at removing toothpaste marks.
Obviously not an exhaustive list, but thought I'd share a few of my favourite uses for these little wipes.
A word of warning, I would not recommend these wipes on polished wooden furniture, as the wipe can remove the surface shine. Also I'd be wary of using on leather furniture, my daughter tried to remove ink from the arm of her sofa with baby wipes and ended up with a nasty mark on the leather.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
For 51p you would have to go a long way to beat these baby wipes. I have found that they are safe to use on skin, no one in my family has ever had a bad reaction to these wipes and we all have slightly sensitive skins. I keep a pack in my bathroom, another in the kitchen and as mentioned another in my car, I really do find them incredibly handy to have around as they have a multitude of uses. .
I would say that for nappy changing use, you would probably need to use several wipes for an 'explosive' nappy, yes I am a mum and I remember those! . That said, these Sainsbury's Basics baby wipes represent good value for money and are certainly worth trying.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 June 2012
N.B. My reviews may appear on other sites under the same user name.
I get shot every time I review something for other than its original purpose, yet some people truly do appreciate finding other uses for products to get their money's worth out of them. I will be reviewing these for adult body use, not for babies.
These come in the standard Sainsbury's Basics packaging - white with and orange logo and a reason as to why they're just as good as the branded type. This packaging states that they offer 'everyday design, everyday use' which is good enough for me.
None of the plastic is recyclable, so please consider this is you try to be environmentally friendly. The packaging has a film lid that you peel back to reveal the circular incision from which you pull each wipe.
They are not expertly cut, but they are a basics item: some of the wipes can appear a little wider at the top than the bottom. They are a fraction over 17 cm by 17 cm. They are quite thin but they do not tear when in use. I recently used another supermarket branded pack of wipes and they were 2-ply. The top ply stayed still on the skin and the bottom ply moved, so nothing got wiped. I do not have this problem with these wipes.
They are a great alternative to using deodorant after exercise. I use them after a run when a shower isn't available or an option. They leave you feeling fresh and leave a light 'baby product' smell behind that is by no means overwhelming. They are gentle on my 'delicate' areas when I use them and they can be used for the back and the front because they are not heavily scented. With this in mind, I imagine they are very fit for purpose for baby use, after all, they are baby wipes.
Each wipe isn't like other cheaper brands, where each wipe is dry with the minimum amount of moisture so they're able to get away with calling them wipes. The balance of moist and dry is fantastic with this product. I have had some wipes that have little bubbles on the surface they were that wet!
These wipes contain minimal ingredients, all of which can be pronounced. I do not have sensitive skin, but I haven't built up a callous layer, either! They do not cause any irritation and they do not have any drying effects. On the odd occasion, I use one to wipe my hands and they feel slightly moisturised afterwards as well as clean and lightly scented.
In this particular pack, there are wipes-a-plenty: 80 per pack. They are available at the bargain price of 51p (current online price).
I have to admit at first I was sceptical as to how good these would be. The packaging is not at all appealing. A plain white packet with orange writing detailing the contents. Very simple but for the price what can one expect?
I decided to purchase these after hearing from a friend that they done the exact same job at less than a fraction of the price of branded baby wipes. Afterall I had nothing to loose.
The first time I used them I noticed they were a little thinner than the more leading brands but that was to be expected. I was suprised to find they had a pretty nice, subtle scent to them also. They done exactly as any other brand I have used does, cleaning my babies bottom effectively.
I have to admit I am most definately converted although when out and about I still use a leading brand, more to do with peoples perception rather than the product itself.
At only 18p these are a bargain. Whilst in the Sainsbury baby event these can be found at half price making them just 9p a packet. At the weekend I purchased around 20 packs and my mum also bought around 20 so I have a ton of them stacked up but I'm not complaining. I wish I'd have tried them sooner.
They're great as my little ones dad uses a ton of wipes per nappy change, whilst paying for the more expensive packs it annoyed me but now he can use as many as he wants. Not only are they good for nappy changing but for cleaning, I use them for wiping round the skirting boards, with a squirt of dettol for cleaning toys, wiping over work surfaces, removing make up although I have to say they're a little harsh and I don't like them so much for that purpose. With a splash of bleach these are perfect for cleaning the bathroom, hands are easily sorted out as well as snotty noses and mucky faces. They have an abundance of uses apart from their intended one.
I would recommend that anyone give them a try. I wish I had started using them 2 and a half years ago, I would have saved myself a lot of money. For cleaning dirt you don't need an expensive wipe, these 18p jobs do the exact same thing and save your pocket.
The only downside I can think of is that occasionally rather than 1 wipe, 2 come out at once although to be fair it doesn't happen often and for the price there is really no loss. I mean 18p for 80 wipes there really is nothing to lose so give them a try!
Well, I suspected it would happen. I have now 'fessed up to buying these instead of the branded ones my wife wanted me to get when I went to town. She has rejected them - on no other basis, it would seem other than the fact that they are from the Basics range. It matters not a jot to her that they cost only 18p for a pack of 80 wipes. She won't use them.
Oh well. I now have them in my garage workshop. I find them very handy to wipe my hands if I have been doing s spot of painting with water based paints (got a few projects on the go at the moment). They are also good for clearing off any sandpaper dust off the table and chairs I have been shabby-chicing. That's about all I have used them for at present, but they compensate for the fact that I have no running water in the workshop and sometimes you need something damp like this to hand. They're a decent size and certainly wet enough. I wiped my hands with one before I came in earlier this afternoon and they were still nicely wet; so far the resealable flap is doing its job.
I haven't found an issue with them and even if I had, I can scarcely complain since they are about a penny for 5. OK - sometimes you pull on one and you get two, but that's not too much of an issue, is it?
I can understand my wife's reticence, I suppose, if you are using these for the purpose for which they were intended, because all Mums like to give their baby the best and they just might be a little harsher than some of the premium brands. However, they are perfectly OK as far as I am concerned. As for how good they are at removing make-up etc, I really couldn't say. I neither need nor use make-up, but I shouldn't be surprised if these wipes get used at least as much by the girlies as they are for the little baby persons.
I say they are very good value and when money is tight, it's hard not to justify the choice of these as representing legitimate and acceptable savings opportunities. As far as I know, there are no more babies on the horizon, so they will only ever be used as utility wipes by us.....or rather me!
I've always used Sainsbury's Basic Baby Wipes for many things (some I'll tell you about later, some I won't :S )...but recently they've been out of stock, so I've had to buy various makes which were more expensive.
So now I can give you a better comparison, having tried the others.
A pack of 80 Sainsbury's Basic Baby Wipes cost 18p compared with:
Johnsons x 64......................£2.44
Wet Ones x 12......................£1.00
Pampers x 74.......................£2.35
Huggies x 64.......................£2.45
You may be looking at the Sainsbury's Basics and think I've got the price wrong....no, really I haven't.
They come is a plastic pack with a resealable adhesive strip, so they stay moist to the very last one.
So - are they are good a quality.....??? Yes, and in fact in many cases better than the more expensive ones.
Each sheet measures 18 x 17cms, and has a light, delicate flowery fragrance, that isn't overpowering. They're strong, soft and non-slippery.
Non-slippery you ask????? Well one of the brands I tried from Asda, the material was actually slippery, so when you folded them in half to use as a moist facial wipe, they didn't....the material stayed in the same place on your face, and the top half of the sheet just slid around on the bottom half......really useless.
Some of the other brands were much smaller too, so if you were using as moist toilet wipes, you'd need two at least at a time, whereas the Sainsbury's Basics, can be folded in half for extra strength (if you get my drift)
I use Sainsbury's Basic Baby Wipes for everything - except on a baby - which I don't have one of.........and they rarely give them away free with the packs.....
For a quick facial freshen up, moist toilet wipes, for dusting around the house, placing on a radiator as instant air freshener, wiping my leather sofa if my cat jumps up with wet paws. (Needless to say, you would want to use a new wipe for each of above pastimes)
TERRY'S TIP OF THE DAY
Instead of buying expensive antibacterial wipes for dusting or wiping work surfaces........put a few squirts of antibacterial spray in the pack, and mark clearly "antibacterial" with a marker pen (you wouldn't want to use these on your skin by mistake) ........... you'll save pounds over the months.
And of course, if you have a baby, you'll find umpteen more reasons why these inexpensive, good quality, gentle and strong baby wipes are one of the best on the market.
I keep baby wipes in my house and use them fairly regularly, which you might think is strange, as I don't have a baby, but they are useful for so many other things! They are one of those things you just have to have, and in my on going bid to save money it means I shop around and try many different brands. When I was in Sainsbury's looking around at the prices, these were on offer for 50p so I just couldn't resist but to try them. At 80 wipes thats less than a penny per wipe!
The wipes come in really simple packaging, typical for the Sainsbury's basics range. They are white and orange with no pictures and just writing saying what they are. Plain and simple. To open them you lift a clear sticky lid, which acts as a re-sealable lid. The problem with this is that after you have lifted it and closed it around 60 times you lose a bit of stickiness and the last of the wipes start to dry out making them almost un-useable. This problem is not just specific to these wipes, it is the same with quite a few brands, but you could always use one of the plastic wipes containers to keep them a bit fresher (I haven't tried this, it's just an idea).
The wipes do not smell of anything strong or offensive, if anything they smell of babies, purely because baby wipes always remind me of baby's, but it is a light fragrant smell and not clinical or horrible in anyway.
The wipes are great for cleaning things like tables, leather bags, wipe clean surfaces etc. They get lots of dirt off and leave things sparkling, without a soapy excess surface layer.
I used them on my face in those emergency situations where you have run out of make up remover, but unfortunately they were not amazing at removing my mascara, more like smudging it all over my face and leaving me with big black bags under my eyes! Oh well, what do you expect for that price, miracle wipes?!
I still use baby wipes quite a lot even though my children are now four, five and six and get through a pack every couple of weeks.
They have a variety of uses in our house, from wiping dirty hands and faces to wiping mud of the school shoes. They are excellent for wiping out the inside of your car and I have even used them to remove make up when I have run out of facial cleansing wipes!
Sainsburys basics range now contains a huge variety of products throughout the store, from fresh fruit and vegetables to tinned tomatoes, to baby products.
The packaging is very similar throughout the range and consists of a white background with the Sainsburys basics logo in orange and orange writing.
These wipes come in a pack of 80 surrounded by plastic with a lift off and resealable flap. The packaging is white with orange basics logo and writing and on the front it says "80 baby wipes - everyday design, everyday use".
On the reverse there is the product promise, directions for use and ingredients.
These wipes are NOT FLUSHABLE and the packaging is currently not recyclable.
Compared to the leading brands at around £1.49-2.25 for each 80 wipe pack these are extremely cheap at 50p. That makes them far less than a penny a wipe!
Baby wipes are of course sold for babies! They are designed to wipe their faces and their bottoms!
These wipes are quite nice and thick in texture and do an excellent job at removing dirt, grime etc from skin.
They are gentle on the skin and are only very slightly fragranced.
**TIP ON STORAGE**
Even though they come with a resealable flap I recommend through personal experience that you close the flap and store the wipes upside down. This will effectively stop them drying out!
I cannot fault these wipes for their multitude of uses and cannot imagine even as my children get older not buying a couple of packs a month.
They are also very useful to carry in the car, on picnics, days out, holidays etc and at 50p a pack they are just amazing value!
As with all Basics products, these wipes are in white packaging with the orange "basics" logo on the left hand side and the product description also written in orange on the front.
Each pack contains 80 wipes, with a resealable sticker on the front to open the pack.
With my first child I always used to buy Pampers wipes, as I was a bit of a "label snob" and thought that cheaper wipes meant cheap quallity.
However, after having my second baby I decided to try a pack of these wipes.
I was slightly apprehensive, as my youngest was only 6 months old at the time and I was worried her skin may react in some way; but I had no need to worry.
In my opinion these wipes are excellent quality for the price; at only 50p a pack, they are thinner than some moreexpensive wipes and do dry out slightly quicker than pampers,for example, but where I found that the more expensive Huggies wipes are very paper-like and break up very easily, these wipes do not.
They are very strong and although they do have perfume in, they dont smell strongly and I am able to wipe both of my childrens bottoms, hands and even faces,without any irritation.
I would say that these wipes are the best out of all the supermarket own brands, and definitely worth trying.
I use baby wipes for everything. From a quick face wipe to cleaning my trainers. They are handy to have in the car, at work, in the kitchen, bathroom... everywhere! Of course if you use them for their original use (for babies) then they become even handier to have around for cleaning spills and messes as well as being soft on the skin.
I tend to get baby wipes when they are on offer as I seem to drive through the packet and with some wipes costing almost £2 sometimes I have to re-adjust my spending! Then I went to own brand baby wipes because in all supermarkets they were always below the £1.20 mark. I had no intention of being in the baby aisle but as I was rushing though Sainsbury's the other night I literally grabbed a pack of these off the shelf.
80p for a pack of 80.... That's a bargain if ever I saw one! Sainsbury's Basics baby wipes. The bright white and orange plastic packaging screams cheap. But, if it saves me 50p a pack then I don't care what packaging it comes in, especially with something that I use loads of. Plus, they are always worth a try. At the very least I can use them to clean the front door! So straight away I thought I had a bargain. Of course I wasn't expecting the wipes to be of the same quality that the premium brands produce, that would just be daft. But as long as they did the jobs I needed them for to a decent standard then I would be happy.
The baby wipes are what you expect in terms of being a square white sheet and I was quite surprised by how stretchy it was without ripping or tearing. The wipes feel soft to the touch and immediately impressive. The fragrance of the whites I found quite overpowering and much stronger then in more expensive wipes. The fragrance is a pleasant, soft, powdery scent. Although really hard to describe it is a bit overpowering. These wipes are also quite dry and I found when taking the first layer of my make-up off in a hurry that I had to use a few because the moisture didn't last very long. But I didn't expect anything else for 80p!
The thickness and stretchiness is great but the lack of moisture is where the quality slips. The pack does of course have a resealable opening to stop the wipes drying out but in general they are lacking in the moisture front.
I like to think that I have baby soft skin but of course that isn't true. I found that these did dry out my skin slightly and although cleaned well (on me and my bathroom mirror) my skin felt a bit tight afterwards. So I can only assume that they might have the same effect on babies more delicate skin.
I recommend these as being great baby wipes to have around the house, perfect if you have toddlers who get sticky fingers or to wipe over... anything! I wouldn't use them on faces or delicate babies skin on a daily basis but as a back up they are perfect. Cheap for 80 wipes yes, but as I found myself having to use a few at a time then I think next time I would do better to buy the ever so slightly more expensive versions. The wipes do great for their price, but if you do use them for the intended use (to clean babies bums and tums) then I suggest leaving these for emergencies and picking up some more baby friendly, non-fragrance, and more delicate on the skin baby wipes.
A basic staple to have at home, work, in the car, travel bag, gym bag.... I'm sure you get the idea...
Sainsburys basics baby wipes are as the name states basic. They do the job in which they are made for.
I always purchase pampers but money is extremely tight at the moment so it's out of the question to even think of buying these brand named beauties.
I purchased a packet priced at only 33p on their 1/3 off all baby products but they usually retail at around the 50p mark. I also purchased the next ones up as well which I will also review at a later date.
Each packet contains approximately 80 wipes. The wipes are smaller than the average branded wipes and are a lot thinner. They don't feel rough but I found when using them on my children's bums then don't nicely glide and clean up their dirty bum dirty bum. You need to use a little force to clean the poop off but with the more expensive I have never had this problem. The wipes are slightly moist but not to the extent of pampers.
There is sticky seal on the top of the packet which allows you to access the wipes from the packet. When this is not stuck down properly I found the wipes dried up quickly.
I found they are good for wiping the sides down in the bathroom and round the sink. They also get dirt off nice white trainers. Overall I think these wipes are better for this kind of thing rather than my kid's bottoms.
Overall they are good for changing wee nappies but not so great for the number 2's.
You can always find a few good, staple items amongst the Sainsbury's basics and these baby wipes are one of them. That isn't to say that there aren't alot of dodgy items in the Sainsbury's basics range. The cooking sauces for example are absolutely terrible, the cheese aswell, the toilet roll! (which I have just made the silly mistake of buying online to give it a go - when it turned up, I was not impressed!). However you cannot go wrong with some things like bin bags for example and these baby wipes also fall into this category.
I first starting buying the Sainsbury's basics baby wipes because we have a dog, and I find it very useful to have a pack of baby wipes in the car for all doggy related incidents. The packaging of the babywipes, although of course basic, is perfect for popping in the car because the wipes are all packed away, nice and securely in a travel friendly bag with a stick down lid so your baby wipes do not dry out. Make sure you do stick the lid down well however because it doesn't take long for them to dry out if you don't!
To begin with the wipes were purely used for the dog, until one day I used one on myself to give my face a wipe after eating a particularly messy lunch in the car. I have very sensitive skin and after having no adverse effect from the wipes on my skin, I started buying them for us to use in the house aswell.
The wipes are lovely and moist and clean up dirt and grease really well. They even remove makeup, although I won't use them to remove eye makeup just incase they upset my eyes because my eyes seem to get upset very easily. They don't make cuts sting and as I've said they are perfectly fine to use on my sensitive skin.
At £0.50 for a pack of 80, they wont break the bank either. They are very reasonably priced, costing only a quarter of some of the well known brands, and for what you get, I don't think you can complain. The wipes are a bit thinner then some of the other brands, however they are still nice and strong and can withstand quite alot of scrubbing without tearing or breaking.
Overall I would give the Sainsbury's basics baby wipes an 8/10 because they are excellent value for money, they do the job perfectly well and they are kind on my sensitive skin. I mark them down slightly because they are a little thinner then the other brands and dry out quickly if you do not make sure you have sealed the lid down properly.
It has been quite a few years since I have needed baby wipes for a baby, but I always like to have some in the car for sticky fingers or messy faces, I usually buy Pampers, no particualr reason just habit, but when I was in Sainsburys a few weeks ago I was quite shocked to see the price difference between these basic wipes and my usual pampers pack was a huge £1.50. So I gave the basic range a go and this is how they got on....
First impressions - Well the pack is plain white with the bright orange Sainsburys basic stripe. The pack isn't fancy in any way shape or form, but I guess that's why you are paying less. Whilst not fancy, it is distinctive and would be easy to find on the shelf for future purchases.
The pack comes with a resealable peely lid so it will stop your wipes drying out when not in use.
The wipes - I was quite surprised at how moist the wipes were, I was expecting them to be quite dry but they were perfect. In comparison with other premium range wipes these are pretty thin, almost see through !! This was not a major problem for me as my main use for them is chocolate covered faces and fingers, but I think it could cause a problem for wiping little messy bottoms.
The wipes are fairly heavily fragranced but I am struggling to find words to describe its scent. It reminds me of summer fetes, so I am not sure if that is good as in the summer fresh air or bad as in the dodgy bric a brac stall. It is not an unpleasant smell just quite floral for a baby wipe.
The wipes were easy to use and when you pulled one out, you got one and not fifty as with some other packs.
Where to get them and how much.
The wipes are available from Sainsburys stores and online at www.sainsburys.co.uk. You will find them in the baby aisle.
They cost 80p for a pack of 80 so 1p a wipe is a bargain, although if you are using for more heavy duty tasks than me, you would probably need to use more than one or two so it could be a case of false economy.