“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Wipes „
I have been using these botty wipes from Sainsbury's little ones range for quite a while now. I used to use normal baby wipes for my 5 year old boy but have found these to be better as they are smaller and easier to flush away. You can get fragranced or fragrance free and the one that I am reviewing today is the lightly fragranced ones.
The wipes come in a purple plastic packet with the Sainsbury's Little ones logo displayed on the front. It tells you that the pack contains 60 lightly fragranced botty wipes and that the product had been tested and recommended by mums and dads. It also tells you that they are dermatologically tested and paraben free. There is a plastic seal on the front to lift up and open the pack. On the back of the packet it gives the directions of use, ingredients and some brand contact information.
The Product and use.
The pack contains 60 wipes. Each wipe is white in colour and has a light fresh scent. To use simply peel back the plastic tab/label to remove the wipes one at a time and re seal the label to help keep them moist. It does recommend parental supervision during use and that for disposal you should flush one wipe at a time and not suitable for use with macerator toilet or a septic tank.
Price and availability.
They are available form Sainsbury's both in store and on line priced at 70p for a pack containing 60 wipes.
My experience and verdict.
I would definitely recommend these wipes. They have a nice fresh smell that is light and not overpowering and are really gentle on my little boys skin. They do the job fine and are good value for money.
I recently made a shopping trip to Sainsbury's and picked up some Sainsbury's Little Ones Botty Wipes. I had tried potty wipes before but not the Sainsbury's brand.
There are 2 versions of these wipes available - slightly fragranced or unfragranced. I chose the fragranced version as I find this makes the job slightly sweeter! There are 60 wipes per pack and each pack costs just 70p, which I think is very good value for money. There was also a 2 for £1.00 offer on. The wipes come in a light purple packet (the unfragranced wipes come in a white packet) with an illustrated picture of 2 pairs of underpants/knickers hanging on a washing line, some clouds and a butterfly! They are perfectly suitable for boys or girls. The pack is roughly the same thickness as a pack of standard baby wipes but slightly shorter.
My daughter is at school now which means she has no choice but to wipe her 'botty' by herself when she's there! Therefore I have begun to refuse to do the deed at home too. I buy potty wipes to keep next to the toilet. Learning to wipe can be quite a struggle for little ones, especially if they happen to do a particularly nasty poop! Toilet roll can often rip, tear, smear and generally put my daughter off wiping. Potty wipes are definitely a good way to encourage independent wiping.
The first thing I noticed about the Sainsbury's Little Ones Botty Wipes were how nice they smelt. They're quite strong smelling and very sweet smelling, much like melon. This will instantly make children want to use them. I was worried that they might be a bit 'sticky' due to the strong smell but they're not at all. The thickness of the wipes seems just about right, not too thin but not too thick. They are very moist (but not too moist) which help the wipes glide across the skin with ease - this is very useful for cleaning up stubborn poo's! They are slightly smaller than regular baby wipes but not too much smaller. One or two wipes is usually enough to get the job done. The wipes are dispensed out of a hole in the top of the packet. The wipes separate from each other easily (don't get stuck together) and they are easy enough for my daughter to dispense from the packet by herself. The only downside is that I find that quite often the top wipe dries out and becomes pretty useless. The wipes are flushable, which is a must when using potty wipes (you cannot flush regular baby wipes). However the packet states 'flushable one wipe at a time, on full flush only' which is a little disappointing as occasionally my daughter might need to use more than one or two wipes. We have actually flushed more than one and fortunately they went down with no problems! The packet states that the wipes are 'specially formulated wild mild ingredients to help keep your toddler clean and fresh whilst potty training'. My daughter has never experienced any irritation or soreness when using these wipes. The packet also states that 'all our Little Ones products have the 'Tested and Recommended' seal of approval from mums and dads who have rigorously tested them at home and would recommend these products to other mums and dads' which is good to know. They are paraben free too. The Sainsbury's website also states that the wipes are part of their Cruelty Free Cosmetics programme, which means they're not tested on animals (this isn't stated on the packet, rather stupidly).
Of course they don't just have to be used on bottys! We have used them on a few occasions for hands, face and spillages around the house. They're just as moist and effective as baby wipes, plus they smell good too.
I'm happy to recommend these handy, sweet smelling, value for money wipes to all.
I'm currently going through the rather long process of potty training my middle child. She's a complete tomboy and it has been a slightly bumpy road but finally we are getting there and starting to see real progress. She now 'gets it' and is using the potty and loo quite independantly. From my past experience with my eldest daughter knew that I would have to buy a few extra bits and bobs to help it al go smoothly.
I let her choose a new pink potty, picked up some chocolate buttons for bribery, anti-bacterial wipes for potty cleaning and a packet of these Sainsbury's Little Ones Botty Wipes. Costing only 74p for a pack of 60 wipes, this supermarket own branded product is significantly cheaper than the leading brand product. The packet also states that the wipes are:
- Dermatologically tested
- No added colour
- No alcohol
The wipes are contained in a small purple coloured plastic packet ans the wipes are dispensed through a hole in the centre of the packet. This works quite well and each wipe comes out quite easily.
Despite these wipes being flushable I tend to try and limit how much I use them as I don't really think it would be a good idea to try and flush too many at once.
Overall I am really pleased with these wipes. I tend to only use them when she has done a number two and only to ensure that she is compltely clean. They do the job really well, smell pleasant and are gentle on her skin. They just give me the piece of mind that she is really clean and eventually I believe she will be able to use these wipes independantly. They are making the whole potty training process easier and for that they get a huge thumbs up from me.
Sainsbury's Little Ones Botty Wipes
The amount of baby wipes we go through in our house is amazing and so have tried a fair few different brands especially when I have gone out without these essentials and had to quickly run to the nearest shop before I found myself covered in strawberry jam...or worse!
I am quite fond of this handy sized pack of wipes as it is slightly smaller than other packs I have and so can be carried easier, not to mention that the cost is low enough not to break the bank. At £1.00 for 80 wipes really there is no arguing that the price is great!
The wipes are fragranced though certainly not a strong smell or a nasty one. It is more of a fresh perfumed smell though so delicate that you barely notice it apart from the fact it helps overcome certain smells on the botty of your baby!
The wipes are very tough and durable though at the same time very gentle on the skin. Our youngest suffers sensitive skin though these so far have not left any rashes behind which is a plus!
Since buying these the first time on a rush shop, I have bought them more than once again. I would fully recommend these for use on baby's botty as well as sticky hands!
Sainsbury's Little Ones ~ Baby Wipes.
Well if there is one household item that is a 'must have' in our house and one that we have a pack of in virtually every room, it is a pack of baby wipes. They can be found in the bedrooms - for the removal or make-up, in the bathrooms - for obvious reasons, in the kitchen for visits from my grandchildren, in the car - same reason and even in the porch - for the pooch ! .... Yes, the pooch !
We are currently living in an accommodation that backs onto the Wyre Forest in Bewdley, having just returned temporarily from Spain. Having the woods directly behind is heaven sent for my dog Ellie. The highlight of her day is to race around the woods, chasing every form of life that she can spot, and generally getting herself covered in mud.
On our return the first thing she does is to dive through the front door and sit in the doorway with her paws in the air waiting for her baby wipe. She will lift each paw for me in turn and then roll onto her back for the back feet to be done, and when satisfied trots off into the living room.
Obviously with having so many uses in our house the more expensive wipes can be a bit of a drain on the pocket. Therefore I will always look out for the cheaper packs than the Johnson, or other more expensive varieties, that I reserve for the removal of make-up or for the face wiping of grandchildren. These are fantastic for the wiping and cleaning of little sticky fingers and faces, there are no harsh chemicals in them and so are even great for those with very sensitive skin.
One of the best and most cost effective that I have found recently have been these wipes from Sainsburys. They come in a soft plastic, blue wrap and contain 80 wipes for £1.00 only, cheap compared to others. They are fragranced, paraben free and paediatrician approved.
For those interested, parabens are toxic chemicals used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
When you open the packet via the peel back label across the top, you are confronted with the most pleasant of fragrances, it is a lovely fresh, clean and slightly perfumed smell. The wipes lift out easily, one at a time and not a clump of them all together, they are a decent size (about 6" x 5") and tough enough to wipe a doggies paws without tearing. They state on the back of the pack to use and bin these wipes and not to flush down the loo, as given that they are so tough, are obviously not bio-degradable and therefore would not easily disintegrate.
The wipes have been formulated with natural oils to help protect baby's delicate skin. They are also:-
* Dermatologically tested.
* Ideal for use at changing, feeding or play time.
* Gentle enough for use on delicate hands and faces.
* Paediatrician approved.
* Easy one at a time dispensing
* Alcohol free.
* Non greasy.
* Paraben Free.
Cost : As I mentioned earlier I found these in Sainsbury for only £1.00 per pack and as far as I know that is the price and not an offer price.
Opinion : I would definitely recommend these wipes as they are equally as good, if not better, than most of the more expensive brands on the market. They are useful for so many different things, and we would be really lost without wipes in our house, so I would most certainly be buying these in the future. I have not found a fault with them !
Thank you for reading and I hope this has been of use to you!