“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Wipes „
I use baby wipes in my home for several reasons and find they are a helpful addition to my bathroom cabinet for a variety of jobs around the house. In addition, there are several youngsters who are regular visitors to my home, and so I tend to keep a pack of baby wipes in the cupboard for cleaning up after them, particularly my young nephew who is almost three, whom I baby-sit for on a regular basis.
The most recent package of baby wipes I purchased was from Superdrug, and the main reason I chose this pack over any other was its convenient size. Most packs of baby wipes are bulky and rather heavy, which makes them slightly less convenient for popping into my bag when we are going on an outing to the park etc, and so I was drawn to the Superdrug wipes as their convenient package was much lighter and thinner than usual.
The package is a bright pink/purple colour and has the image of a white duck on the front of it. There are 24 wipes in the pack and this cost me only 49 pence which I thought offered excellent value for money. I actually purchased two separate packs of the wipes recently, and this review outlines my experiences.
Superdrug offer these wipes, which are described as being "Lightly Fragranced" in a larger pack size too, should this meet your requirements better than the smaller pack. This costs 99 pence and contains 80 wipes. There is also a "Fragrance Free" option available to buy, but I believe this is only available in the larger pack size and not in the smaller size that I purchased.
The packaging is fit for purpose in my opinion, with the robust plastic never having suffered from rips or tears during the period that the wipes were in use. There is a sticky label on the front of the small package to allow the pack to be resealed during uses and this remained sticky enough to offer a seal on the pack rather than it loosing its stickiness throughout use, which is a very annoying trait I have found in the packaging of similar products in the past. The Superdrug wipes, in comparison, have remained moist throughout the time the package has been used, so I don't have any negative points to mention here at all.
The wipes are described on the packaging as being "Cotton Soft" and I would agree with this description entirely as I find the material of the wipes to be completely soft to the touch, without any sort of scratchy or rough feeling to be found from the material. This is probably just as well really, given that their intended use is to help in the care of children and babies! I find too that the wipes are a decent size, being slightly more oblong than square that is more than ample for our requirements. In addition, the wipes have proven to be quite robust and I don't recall ever experiencing them ripping or becoming torn during use, which would make them rather unfit for purpose, of course.
The wipes are lightly fragranced as described on the packaging of course, and I find this fragrance is slightly more appealing than that found on some other brands of baby wipes that I purchase regularly. I find the Superdrug wipes have a slightly more pleasant fragrance which is remiscnet of a light baby lotion type of fragrance. There is nothing offensive or off-putting to be found from the fragrance at all, and I find it doesn't linger on the skin after the wipes have been used. This is probably for the best, as baby wipes are often used to clean up my young nephew at mealtimes, and I wouldn't like the fragrance to linger on my skin whilst I was eating my own lunch, I must admit. I have no complaints on this score at all.
The Superdrug Baby Wipes are of course quite moist, and certainly they have proven to be moist enough to cope with cleaning up my sticky nephew when required! In addition, I have used the wipes recently for a few odd jobs here and there, and I even took a small package of the wipes on holiday recently, to be used when we were on the beach and wanted to give our hands a bit of a clean up before attempting to eat our lunch. I found that each and every time the wipes were used, they performed perfectly and were moist enough to cope with removing debris and sticky residue, without leaving a horrible wetness on the skin's surface. Similarly, I didn't notice any kind of 'tacky' residue was left behind after use, which is something I have found can often occur when very cheaply-branded baby wipes are used. Such wipes are not deemed fit enough for use on my beautiful nephew by myself, but I do admit that a suitable 'skin cleansing tool' has been found by way of the Superdrug wipes.
As a final note, I think it is definitely worth mentioning that I suffer from rather sensitive skin, and indeed the troublesome eczema and dry skin I suffer from will flare very easily if overly-harsh products are used on its surface. I have noticed nothing whatsoever in the way of irritation or sensitivity when the Superdrug Baby Wipes have come into contact with my skin, nor has there been any unpleasant tingling or tightening of the skin. Likewise, my beautiful nephew has used the Superdrug wipes without incident, and his beautiful face remains just as perfect as it always has been :-D
For the reasons outlined in this review, I do feel that full marks are deserved when considering all aspects of this product. I have nothing negative to report about the Superdrug wipes at all, and have already repurchased them for use in my household.
You can purchase the Superdrug Baby Wipes in store in branches of Superdrug, or online at their website at www.superdrug.com, where I believe postage costs apply to online orders.
When my daughter was a baby I was a loyal club member of the Pampers wipes club for her precious booty. She is now almost 3, so doesn't wear a nappy so Pampers wipes are no longer necessary but she often gets sticky mitts so I like having wipes around in the bathroom for when she needs a quick wipe down. As a result I ended up buying this pack of cotton soft baby wipes from Superdrug about a month ago.
*** The Product ***
They pack I have come in a pink, resealable packet which is ideal as rather tham having a sticker as a cover it has an actual lod which clicks so you know it is closed properly, so no chance of the wipes drying out!
A pack of 80 wipes is only 99p but often on offer for 2 packs for £1.50...cheap as chips!
They are lightly fragranced and dermatologically tested so perfectly ideal for sensitive skin.
*** My Experience ***
I don't tend to use these wipes on my daughters bum as she is completely out of nappies so I can't verify their use for this purpose, but I use these almost daily on her hands and face (particularly if she has been eating chocolate or something with sauce!) And they have been perfect! Strong, durable and gentle they get the job done. I am impressed with how effective they are as 1 wipe is always sufficient for use on hands and face so I don't find myself ploughing through these like theres no tomorrow! I bought the pack about a month ago, and I still have a good half of the packet left, not bad for less than a pound!
The description "lightly fragranced" is absolutely spot on. I have used pampers fresh and they have a distinct smell which to me thinks a chemical must have been added. These wipes have a subtle smell which reminds me of johnson's baby oil as the bedt description but it is soft enough so that I can use these wipes on my daughters face and she has suffered no adverse reaction and left her face smelling quite nice.
Overall I am more than impressed and happy these get the job done at a lovely purse friendly price! I would definitely recommend :)
I am a massive Superdrug fan and usually pop in there atleast once a week to stock up on essentials, and my main essential is definetly Superdrug's own brand of baby wipes. The baby wipes are available either fragranced or fragrance free and are sold in packs of 80. At 99p per pack I usually by 2 or 3 packs and that will last me for 3 or 4 months which is amazing.
The packaging is minimalistic, I buy the fragrance free wipes because I have a feeling the fragranced ones will remind me of nappies lol. The fragranced ones come in purple packs, but the fragrance free which I get come in a mint green/light blue plastic pack which has a white flip lid on it which easily pulls open to expose the hole which can then be used to pull the wipes out of (quick and easy to do). The lid can then be stuck back down again and it does a good job in keeping the wipes nice and fresh/moist. Not a huge amount to say about the packaging really, it isn't the most attractive pack of wipes but for 80 wipes at 99p I can't complain!
The wipes are 'specially formulated with added baby lotion' and are incredibly moisturising, refreshing and are great to have handy. I don't have a baby, and use these mainly for myself which some people might think is a bit odd, but as I said before 99p is a complete bargain and the wipes are effective cleansing wipes so I see no reason why I shouldn't use them. They hold the moisture really well and as they are cotton they're nice and soft aswell on my face. They don't feel cheap and they don't irritate my skin.
They're also good for cleaning my hands when I don't have time to wash them properly, and are really handy to have. I've used them to wipe other things than my face/hands as well such as my wooden floor, sink, etc and they are also handy to wipe my dogs with when they're wet and muddy although it does require almost a whole pack to get one dog clean as the wipes aren't very big and they don't really cope with alot of dirt. With small amounts of dirt they do a good job in cleaning it up. I also use these to wipe my step son's hands, face etc as he gets mucky easily and the wipes don't irritate his skin at all.
I dispose of these wipes by putting them in the bin and would not reccomend flushing them because I don't think that's a great idea, however Superdrug don't mention anything about not flushing them so if you want to then go ahead. Overall I would reccomend these whether you have a baby or not - handy, affordable and effective wipes.
Ok so I have no baby so why would I be buying baby wipes? Simple I'm a compulsive clean freak and I like to have some in my handbag at all times! As a smoker and messy eater I like something about to always freshen up with and thats why when I spotted these in Superdrug last week at a mere 49p for 24 of them I picked up a packet immediately!
The wipes come in a plastic lilac coloured oblong packet with a white picture outline of what I assume is a duck on there. On that duck and in silver writing I am shown a small star and told that they are 24 Cotton Soft Baby Wipes, Lightly Fragranced and Dermatologically Tested and over that there is a resealable see-through plastic section and under that a hole for the wipes to be pulled out from. Other information on the back of the packet includes being told a bit about the product and directions for use are given as is safety advice, ingredients and contact details for Superdrug. Cheap looking packaging this is and I think it looks like an economy purchase but at the same time it is a waterproof packet and is informative enough with the information given on it nicely laid out.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Packet:
Specially formulated with added baby lotion, these lightly fragranced cotton soft wipes are especially effective for cleansing at nappy time and are ideal for use on hands and face at feeding time. They are also ideal as a freshen-up wipe for you and all the family.
So as you can see within the above information they are not solely for the use on babies but for anyone. Course that means I can't vouch for the effectiveness on babies/children but I can tell you as much as possible about the wipe and my experience with my packet!
The first problem I had was was with the resealable part of the packet. I pulled it off instead of it staying attached over the wipes. I am able to pop that back on but its a bit of a pain saying that it is sticky and does stay on to keep the wipes fresh.
The second problem with the packet is that I go to pull one wipe out of it and always, out comes 2! Annoying and I only want one at a time so I have to scrunch one back through the hole or use it!
The wipe itself however is rather good. White in colour, thick enough while being sort of see-through in patches it is more oblong in shape than a square and is of a good size. Its rather wet with visible liquid being left on the skin when in use and has a strong opposed to light fragrance of a sort of sweet baby lotion fragrance which is unisex and lingers on the skin a good hour or so after using them.
They are rather strong and robust and being that they are wet does tend to lift up grease, grime and dirt with ease and the liquid dries rather instantly anyway so they are not messy to use at all.
These I'm sure are of a good enough size and thickness for nappy jobs and I did use these for removing my make-up one night when I couldn't find my usual make-up removing wipes and although with two wipes I did find them to remove make-up effectively they left my face feeling a little bit sticky and unnaturally tight so I wouldn't do that again I'm afraid!
I have used them on my hands, which is my preferred task with these, they do clean them and leave them smelling really fresh and my hands ever so soft like I've used a hand-cream on them when I haven't.
All in all I like my wipes and they have a few uses, just not to be used on my face for the reasons I stated previously however they are strong just Superdrug needs to sort out the dodgy, annoying packaging I reckon!
As my son is now 5 years old, I very rarely buy wet wipes anymore, however I do pick them up on occasions as they do come in very handy. I generally try to stay away from fragranced wet wipes as they tend to remind me of poo lol, probably due to nappy changes etc, although these seem to smell very nice indeed.
** The Packaging **
This is probably the best packaging I have seen on baby wipes, the packet is purple with what looks like a white rabbit on the side. In the middle of the packet it has a white flip lid, which includes the Superdrug logo on it. The back of the packet contains information such as directions for use, care and safety advice and ingredients.
** The product **
These wipes really do smell nice, its quite a sweet scent, and it leave a subtle smell after use, which some may find annoying although I quite like it. The packet is handy and easy to open. The wipes do contain quite a lot of moisture, probably more than whats needed. They appear to be quite strong and the wipes them self are of good size.
** Price and availability **
Obviously these specific wipes are only available from Superdrug, I bought them when they were on offer and got them for a excellent price at only 60p for a pack of 80 wipes, I presume they would cost approximately 99p at most when not on offer.
** Overall **
Overall I think these are excellent wipes which have been dermatologically tested. Im not sure how confident I would be to recommend them for use on newborns or infants yet for older children especially when potty training I think they would be fine. The reason I say this is because I think the fragrance may be an issue when using them on newborns and the moisture may be a little to much and may leave them feeling damp. These wipes are great for getting make up with it seems to come off effortlessly however the wipes can irritate the eyes.
When I was pregnant with my first child six years ago I started stocking up on all the 'baby essentials' I would need like nappies, baby wipes etc.
Being my first child and working full time I still had 'money to burn' (or so it seems looking back now!) and I bought only the top brands - only the best for my little bambino!
Not long after he was born and I had gone through several packs of baby wipes, I sent hubby up to our local Superdrug with instructions to stock up on more nappies and wipes.
When he came back with the bag and I looked inside I was a little dismayed to find he had bought a shops own brand of wipes. How dare he?! Suffering from the emotions of having a new baby I instantly burst into tears and threatened divorce..as you do! However I did agree to try them once I had calmed down..
So finally onto the product!
They seem to have been formally called 'Snuggles' but for a while now I have noticed they have had a slight name change to 'Snugglers'.
The ones I buy are the standard lightly fragranced wipes although they do do a fragrance free variety also. As neither of my children seems to have any skin allergies I have always purchased the fragranced ones.
Price and packaging~
The price seems to have been at around the £1.89 mark for quite a while but very often can be found on BOGOF - every other week almost so I tend to buy then.
The wipes come in a rectangular shaped,pale 'baby blue' coloured plastic wrapper. They have a picture of a baby on the front and the lettering of the logo is predominantly white. There is an easy to open plastic flip lid which clips open and shut and keeps the packaging air tight and the wipes moist.
Using the wipes~
I'm not going to do a 'how to use' as I think that's pretty obvious what they are for! I use them even now as they are ideal for keeping in my bag on days out, and in the car for wiping grubby little hands and mouths.
Are they any good?~
The actual wipes are nice and moist which is what they should be. I hate it when you open a pack and find they are almost dry - useless in my opinion! These however do not fit into that category. There are 80 wipes in a pack and they are of a thick consistency, they certainly never tear mid wipe and again are well..perfect. The actual fragrance is hard to pinpoint as it indeed light, but from what I can make out it's a baby talc kind of smell - sorry that's not very specific I know!
I'm annoyed that I didn't originally 'stock up' on these at first instead of being a name snob because quite frankly they are far superior (in my opinion) than any of the name brands.
* With added baby lotion
*Available from Superdrug stores
I always buy the branded baby wipes - Pampers, Huggies, Johnson & Johnson, usually the sensitive, non-fragranced varieties. When I ran out one day and asked my husband to pick some up, he popped into Superdrug & bought 2 packs of their own brand (Snuggles) fragranced wipes since they were on a multibuy offer. I was very sceptical - to me the wipes failed on 2 counts before I'd even used them, being non premium brand & non sensitive. However the wipes aren't actually too bad. The fragrance is not too strong, & the wipes are adequately wet without being too soggy. I wouldn't want to use them all the time though - there were slight areas of redness starting to appear on my baby's bottom. Instead I keep them in the travel changing bag so that they're used, but not all the time. The biggest plus point which beats Pampers and J&J is that they have a hard plastic closure flap on top, meaning the wipes stay fresh (another reason for keeping them in the changing bag). Overall, good value for money, but wouldn't recommend constant use...perhaps the non-fragranced variety would fare better....
I have to say I have tried most baby wipes on my son but out of pure snobbery I would not buy Superdrug's own as I really don't like the shop. However, I go to the tanning shop most days and they helpfully provide baby wipes which you can use to remove your makeup before going on the sunbed, and it just so happens that the wipes they provide are Superdrug Snuggles. As I have used them almost every day for months I think I'm certainly qualified to review them, despite the fact that I have not actually bought a pack for myself.
I have scoured the Superdrug website for a price but they apparently don't sell baby wipes on there...just typical of Superdrug to be awkward really, hence why I don't shop there! Anyway, that is why I have not included a price, but as an own-brand baby wipe they will be between £1 and £2, I'd put money on it.
The wipes themselves come in a pretty standard baby wipe packet which is primarily white. They have a hole in the middle which you pull a wipe out of.
The wipes themselves are a standard size and to be honest I have no problem with them. They remove makeup very quickly because they are very wet in comparison with other wipes. For this reason, I would not buy them for use on my son's bum as (sorry TMI) when he does a poo I have to clean his bottom with 3 or 4 wipes and with these it would just be far too wet and both his bottom and the changing mat would need to be dried afterwards which would be very impractical. It is swings and roundabouts though, because this excessive moisture does unquestionably make them very quick for makeup removal, so I wouldn't mind buying a pack to do that job.
They have a very mild and inoffensive smell which is great...anyone who has read my other reviews will know I absolutely hate Pampers wipes because of their horrible, strong chemical fragrance.
All in all, these wipes were a pleasant surprise. My skin was not irritated at all after use and they are effective even when removing thick eye makeup.
That's the thing with new babies - bums, poo and the looking after thereof suddenly take over your life. It helps to have the best and most useful kit. Baby wipes are really handy for getting bottoms clean, and superdrug offer a range of products. I have used three, its posisble there's a forth but I don't remember it. They come in packs of 80 and are a good deal cheaper than named brand options. I'll go through the features.... In an ideal world you can get them out of the packet. Scented ordinary superdrug wipes - come out in clumps. Unscented ordinary superdrug wipes also come out in clumps. Very soft (cotton soft I believe) scented superdrug wipes come out in twos more often than not. In an ideal world baby wipes remove poo from baby bottoms. Scented: Quite damp, passable at getting the poo off the bum. Unscented: Also rather on the damp side but do an ok job. Cotton Soft: A touch less damp and marginally more effective. In an ideal world, the wipes leave your baby smelling of something other than poo. Scented: its a pretty good smell and it does leave baby smelling fresh. unscented: It does have a slight smell actually, but not enought to ward off the more persisten poo smells. Cotton soft: Is scented much like the scented version and works just as well. In an ideal world you can re-seal the packet so they don't dry out. Scented: Sometimes works, but if they dry out its like using faintly smelly loo paper. Unscened - again, they do sometimes dry out if you don't reseal everything properly or if a load escaped and you couldn't force them back into the packet. Just like loo paper when dry, and not good loo paper at that. Cotton soft: Again, escpae issues with these, but when they dry out they are more like a luxury toilet paper than something you'd expect to find in a motorway service station. In an ideal world wipes do not abrade baby bott
oms but leave them soft and moisturised. Scented: a touch abrasive, more so when dry. No noticable moisturising effects. Unscented: A touch abrasive, mroe so when dry. Doesn't seem to add anything either. Cotton soft: Does what it says on the packet, doesn't abrade little bums, but doesn't particularly moisturise them either. So, these all have the advantage of being cheaper than big name brands, and they all work passably well. You do have to be careful storing and re-sealing the packets or they dry out and become unpleasant. The extra soft option is by far the best, although a little more costly. I think its well worth paying the extra money for the better product. As to how these compare to other brands - Johnson's baby wipes are close to meeting my ideal, Boots are less damp but more abrasive, pampers and Huggies free samples seemed much the same to me although of course each type smells a bit different. I'd recomend the cotton soft variety, they work out as a good buy and are reasonably effective.
I bought Superdrug's own brand of baby wipes because they were on special offer one week. As we all know, baby wipes are horrendously expensive, but they come into the category of items so useful, the cost outweighs the alternative (as any new mum will know, cotton wool balls and lukewarm water are not the best for getting that horrid sticky poo from your little one's perfectly pert botty cheeks) so I went ahead and purchased 2 packs (it was buy one get one free - how can anyone resist an offer with the word 'free' in it?) I wish I hadn't. Although I will say that the snap-shut lid was really good (fantastic for keeping the wipes moist, and unlike the re-stickable type of cover lasts right to the end of the pack), that was about the only positive thing you could say about them. I found the wipes so sodden with 'moisturising baby lotion' that on most occasions I was physically wringing them out before I could get any proper use out of them. The amount of liquid coming out of them was amazing. A side-effect of this over-moistness was that the wipes were as clingy as Pavarotti's shirt on a hot day. If you pulled them out one-handedly (as, of course, you would normally be doing, whilst trying to stop a wriggly baby from rolling off the changing mat - and so saving yourself an embarrassing trip to Casualty) you'd get five or more at a time and would end up wrestling with them just to get them free of the pack. (I might add here that even small babies can pick up on swear words, so really, for the sake of our children's moral future, we should refrain from using these sorts of wipes.) I also found that the wipes were not as soft as I would have liked either. In summary, although a lot can be said about the packaging, the wipes were far too soggy and slippery to be able to get a grip on baby's bottom in order to clean off the poo. They also feel quite cheap and papery and although the fr
agrance is quite nice, they really aren't worth buying, even if they're cheaper than the named brands. Sorry!
I actually thought that these were okay, definately the top of the 'not so popular' brands. They come in a really neat pack with a plastic clip shut lid, which is a hundred times better than the stick down ones. I had the fragranced ones as they were on offer. I found them to be very soft with a pleasant smell and they are the pop up type so they are easy to get out of the pack. For a cheaper brand I would certainly recommend these to you, or just when they are on offer.
A baby wipe's a baby wipe or so I thought. After using up all the free Pampers & Johnsons ones which came with new mum packs and special offers etc I decided to try cheaper versions. I bought 100 superdrug fragrance free baby wipes which are packaged in a tube. Compared to some of the other brands they are quite nasty! They are very thin, a bit too sodden and they are NOT completely fragrance free, although it is not an overpowering smell. It is impossible to take them out of the packet with just one hand as they do not tear apart from each other very easily - mind you I find that with them all. They are too small to do much at nappy change time without using several hundred. However, they're ideal for wiping hands after a picnic or whilst in the car travelling etc, so I'm keeping them to use for that purpose. So, whilst they are cheap, you would probably end up using lots more whereas other brands wipes go further, thus not actually saving any money at all!
These were on offer at my local Superdrug a few weeks back for buy two get one free so i thought i would give them a try. firstly i like the idea of the lid which snaps shut every time as oppossed to the usual stick down lids that tend to come unstuck very easily. These lids are very useful for keeping the wipes dry and moistured. They were not too costly and are in a nice yellow/lemon package. One downside of these wipes is that they are hard to get out the pack and tend to rip as you are pulling one out instead of feeding through properly one after another.