With 2 children I thought I would try Tesco's value baby wipes as we get through no end and branded wipes can be expensive and the most economical way to buy them is in bulk which can be a big dent on the weekly shop budget.
The pack size is bigger than most other brands but it needs to be as you usually need at least 2 wipes if not more to do a proper clean up. The wipe itself isn't as small as other value branded baby wipes but they are a lot thinner than branded wipes meaning you usually need to double up. They are also not very wet and dry out in the packet very quickly.
Tesco value wipes and other value wipes that I've tried are cheap for a reason, some value ranges seem identical but branded baby wipes have the quality that value ones lack.
I wouldn't use these for nappy changes as I don't trust them to do an effective clean but if you're looking to save money then I would save the branded wipes for nappy changes and use these value ones for cleaning faces and hands.
My children are getting older now and only wear nappies/pull ups at night. They are no good at all for the morning clean up but extremely useful to have in the car and whilst out and about to only clean their hands up but also our own plus it's always useful to have somethinng at hand to wipe up spillages.
The Tesco value baby wipes are an excellent addition to an ever growing brand for people on a tight budget. I strongly believe that value products such as this one help lots of people to get by, and I think it is a very well thought out idea!
The Tesco baby wipes are no different to any other of the baby wipes on offer in most supermarkets, which are considerably more expensive. Whilst browsing in the store i saw these wipes next to the Huggies wipes. I actually could not believe the difference in the price. One packet of Huggies, for 48 wipes was close to two pounds. Now i know that most baby products are very expensive, that's how most of the baby companies make their money, but two pound for a packet of wipes that every family with a baby should have is very expensive! These wipes cost less than fifty pence per packet, and that is for seventy two wipes, that is a considerable difference in price in anyone's book! For the price of one packet of 48 high brand wipes, you can get four packets of Tesco wipes, which is 288 wipes, (72 per pack) and get change too!
Some people do not like to buy cheap products, simply because they think that they lack in quality compared to big brand names. in some cases yes i would agree with them, but these wipes are exactly the same as any other. The main differences are the price and the packet!
I would recommend these wipes to anyone with a baby or small child, you will save a packet if you use these instead of the more expensive ones!
When my daughter was first born I was a bit of a snob when It came to baby products, however after trying lots of types over the past year I have decided these are my favourite. Both for myself and her (she is now 1 year). Tesco value wipes are our favourite wipes on the market. They are excellent value for money., costing less than 50p a pack. They are always on our shopping list and as they are so cheap we buy them in bulk, therefore meaning we rarely run out. We have packets of them all over the house and also in the car. These wipes are always nice a most meaning they are easy to use. We us them for so many things! Nappy changes, wiping hands, wiping her high chair while we are out, they are also great for removing make up and even cleaning the bathroom! My daughter went through a phase of loving pulling baby wipes out of the packet. These Tesco value wipes are perfect for this as she could pull out loads and I wouldn''t worry as they work out less then 1p a wipes! The only wipes that we have found that come close to tesco value ones are Aldis own. I have recommend these wipes to lots of friends who like the branded wipes and many of them have converted over to these wipes. The only down side to the tesco wipes is that they don''t have a plastic lid, and occasionally the plastic can rip. However this really isn''t a regular issue.
I buy lots of everyday stuff from Tesco and not just my food. One of the things I buy are their Everyday Value Baby Wipes. I buy these on a pack of seventy two wipes and they cost me about fifty pence. The price seems to go up and down by a few pennies every few weeks but this is basically about where they stay - price wise. These wipes are great for a whole host of reasons, from removing make up, cleaning sticky hands and fingers on family days out, to taking into work to freshen up on really hot days. They are fragrance free so don't clash with any other perfume I am wearing and they are really exceptionally kind to even the most sensitive of skin. They come in a handy resealable pack which keeps them nice and most and the thing I have really noticed about these wipes is how strong they are. They are virtually impossible to accidentally tear and though they are strong and very robust, they are still very gentle and kind to the skin. they are large wipes and fairly thick and they also remove all traces of my make up perfectly. one pack will last me about six weeks so they do work out excellent value for money. I always have a spare pack of these in the house and they are often found on special offer in Tesco's and whenever they are, I make sure to stock up. they are perfect for days out and camping trips and not just for those of you with a small baby in the house. They are versatile and so useful and i highly recommend them.
When at home I use cotton wool and water when changing my Son's nappy, partly because it is cheaper and healthier for his bum as he has sensitive skin. However, when at Nursery I provide baby wipes for the staff to use and I use baby wipes when out and about as it is more convenient. I learnt from having our first born Son that paying ridiculous amounts of money for the coolest or 'brands to be seen with' baby wipes is unnecessary and after trying a few brands found that the cheaper brands are just as good.
I don't often shop at Tesco for my weekly food shop, so when I do go to the store I stock up on their Tesco Everyday Value Fragrance Free Baby Wipes, which cost £0.46 for a pack of 72 wipes. The packs are White with Blue baby related pictures on the front.
The Tesco Everyday Value Baby Wipes are resealable and has a resealable plastic label. The baby wipes are very moist; they absorb well and are not sticky. Nor do they leave a film of grease like some baby wipes do which have added ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Shea Butter etc. They are quite strong and are difficult to rip apart, so there is no chance of you accidently getting poo on your fingers when changing your little ones. If you only use baby wipes when changing your little one then you will probably find that you will go through them so quickly that the wipes remain moist. If like me you only use them when out and about, the pack starts to dry out within 3 weeks.
The individual baby wipes measure 18cm x 33cm, they are quite thin and are White with no fancy design or detail. They are not see-through but if you stretch them you will be able to see shadows through them. Being 33cm in length they are quite long for baby wipes and their shape is not perfectly formed as they look uneven when removing from the pack.
I find that that I only need to use a few wipes when changing my Son's nappy - even if it is a messy one. I tend to fold over the wipes as I wipe my Son so that I use less of them. Even though the wipes are thinner than the more expensive brands, any poo/wee doesn't soak through the wipes giving you messy hands.
I always buy the Fragrance Free variety but they also make fragranced wipes. My Son does have sensitive skin and suffers from Eczema and you would be wrong to think that these wipes would cause his Eczema to flare up because they are from the Everyday Value range. Even though the wipes are cheap they are certainly not poor quality. To be honest, having used various brands in the past, the Value ones are the best and do not irritate his skin, unlike the ones containing Aloe Vera.
I like the convenience of using baby wipes and the packs are a nice size and not too bulky to carry around. I always have a pack in the car to wipe the children's runny noses; sticky fingers and use them to clean the steering wheel as it is unbelievable how dirty it can become.
Unfortunately, like most baby wipes these wipes are not biodegradable and need to be thrown in the bin or placed in nappy bags and not flushed down the toilet, as it will cause your toilet/drain to block.
Overall, I give Tesco Everyday Value Fragrance Free Baby Wipes 4 stars. They are cheap at 46p for a pack of 72 Fragrance Free wipes and even though they are part of Tesco's Everyday Value range they are certainly not poor quality. They are convenient to use and come in a resealable pack. They are pleasant to use and do not irritate my Son's skin, so I can't ask for more than that. The only disadvantage and the reason why they lose a star is because the wipes start to dry out within 3 weeks if the pack is not used frequently.
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© sweetdaisy 2013
After countless branded wipes tearing on me whilst changing a poopy nappy, or other branded ones leaving a greasy residue on my son's bottom resulting in a sore bum I was on the look out for some which would actually work without me been left with poo on a finger or my son with nappy rash. So I finally spotted Tesco everyday value wipes.
At the time they were literally pennies for a pack (I think around 15p for 80 wipes) I picked up a pack thinking if they were rubbish I wont have wasted much money. I'm now glad I picked up that pack!!
the price of these has yo-yoed up and down. at the lowest about 15p a pack, at the highest 68p a pack. they are now down a bit at 46p a pack for 72 wipes.
I sometimes find the wipes a bit dry, but simply stick the top back together and turn upside down and it solves that problem. the same can be done if you find the wipes too wet, stick and turn over so the moisture moves down the pack.
The wipes are big enough, the same size as other branded wipes, and they are fragrance free so suitable for sensitive skin. They are also quite strong and take a LOT to tear. GREAT no more finger through the wipes incidents!!
I find them great for clearing up after messy teas. my daughter loves curry but finds it necessary to cover herself, the table, walls and floor in it. Tesco everyday value wipes clean up in no time. For extra messy situations we do find the need to use quite a few wipes, but the most I have used is 6 for her hands and face, the table, walls and to scoop up food from the floor. but at the price I don't mind using so many.
The wipes are also great at cleaning off make up, and can even get baby sun cream off my hands!!!
I'm reviewing Tesco everyday baby wipes.
The pack I have contains 100 & cost me a HUGE 60p .
*****WHY I BOUGHT THEM*****
I was recently shanghaied for child minding duty & had forgotten just how messy kids can be.
My box of tissues was rapidly depleting,& anyway,dry tissues can't cope with everything. After wearing a track in the floor out to the bathroom to wash little faces & hands for the 129th time I resorted to using my own make-up removal wipes . But I resolved to buy some cheaper ones and while shopping in Tesco I spotted these. 100 for 60 was right up my financial street, so in the trolley they went.
Definitely not as thick as the ones I'd been using on them ,but perfectly seviceable for the jobs in hand. Sticky hands & messy mouths shouldn't need trotting off to the bathroom every single time and tissues,no matter the quality,just can't handle everything toddlers throw at them during their busy play-times
Nor are they as moist as my usual ones,but they are moist enough to do the trick 90% of the time.
They are not fragranced which I thought was a bonus .....but I was wrong. One child (a boy obviously) cared not a jot about fragrance either way,but little miss Holly decreed them not as "nicely smelly" as she'd like and pulled a face. What to do. Well ,I popped in the bathroom with the wipes that night & dripped a couple of drops of lavender oil into the pack and by the time they were needed next day they had a nice fragrance.
Naturally you must NEVER try to flush them away in the loo. Bin only.
At 60p for 100 you can't pass up something like this really, and while I might be wary of using them on delicate new baby skins, I think that for all else they are just fine & have saved my sanity & my furniture & fittings .
No more needing to thoroughly wash my wash cloth every evening,since most of the toddler mess is now binned with the baby wipes.
Also,as well as on kids, they can be used to wipe furniture,doors & toys of sticky finger marks.
Would I recommend ? Yes,but possibly not for shiny brand new babies.
When it comes to baby wipes I buy them rather often and one of my most recent purchases was a pack of Tesco Value Baby Wipes which cost me the small price of 46p for 72 of them and I bought them in the Fragrance Free option though I could have bought the same amount in the fragranced option for the same price.
I bought mine because I eat a lot of finger type foods, handle my cat and two hamsters alot and really just to freshen up with and not for a baby though of course these wipes can be used for anyone!
These come in a mainly white, oblong in shape plastic pack and in a turquoise colour on the front of it there are pictures shown of baby baths and baby related items and we are clearly told what they are and who they are by then on the back of the packaging other information given includes being told the details for the manufacturer. To the top of the pack there is a resealable and transparent sticky piece and under that a hole to pull the wipes out of. Its ok packaging this, robust and informative enough though does looks cheap!
Small, squarish and made of a thin wipe paper sort of material which is thin these are pretty unfragranced, damp and not drippy and although obviously not the best quality in the world they're simply ok for me and my needs. They don't tear in use though I do find I usually need more than one, for any task I carry out which is just as well as I never seem to be able to just pull one out at a time, again just as well cos these do dry out pretty fast in the packaging.
They do clean me up though and my skin feels relatively soft after using them and then to dispose of them we are meant to simply throw them in the bin.
Like I say these are ok, they're not luxurious but are ok for a quick wipe around and a bit of refreshment though I wouldn't use them on my face as they do seem to make that feel over toned and tight for some reason!
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I like to use baby wipes for myself to wipes my hands and face when I'm out and about and I also tend to use them when I go to the toilet to keep fresh. I have also used the wipes when looking after my niece to try to clean her hands and face up after a food disaster (the kind where it looks like a yogurt bomb exploded on her head and clothes).
I usually look for baby wipes when I am doing my weekly shop and as it is something that I consider and essential and not luxury I don't want to spend a lot to chuck it in the bin. These wipes come in fragranced or fragrance free for 61p and you get 72 wipes in a pack. I chose the fragrance free as I have sensitive skin and thought less additives would probably be better.
The pack is largely white and has blue images of nappies, bloacks and bottles etc in the middle. The top has the Tesco everyday value logo clearly focussed into the middle and there is the plastic sticker in the centre which is pulled across to open the pack each time. It is important to seal after each use or the wipes dry out. The back has information about the company and product; just incase you have never used a bay wipe before Tesco help you out with instructions on the back. Tesco advise pulling back the seal to open pack, pull the wipe through the opening and close the seal.
Warnings on the pack advise keeping out of your childrens reach and to avoid contact with eyes and wash well if this happens.
The ingredients list is a lot of chemicals that I can barely read let alone pronounce and spell without sitting here for a very long time; this suprises me as they are designed for baby's delicate skin and there is nothing delicate about the sound of sodium chloride (one if the few names I understood).
Tesco state their products are not tested on animals.
So to use the wipes it should be as easy as peeling back the sticker seal and pulling the first wipe out and sealing the pack. WRONG. The seal has to be pulled very gently or the pack rips and then there is an issue of drying out, and these wipes are not compatibible with my wipes box as they are too long. Then after that mishap the wipes are hard to get apart as they are so wet they are very nicely stuck. After you have mastered actually getting to a wipe there is the art of using one, well I would suggest at least doubling up for wiping bottoms. These wipes are transparent and everything wiped comes through rather unpleasantly. This is the same for any other thick substance such as yogurt which ends up all over my hand as well as my niece. I know that the wipes are cheap but there is no point selling an item which does not live up to the expectation of what it was designed for.
I do not recommend these wipes as they are far too shoddy, do not wipe things away unless it is barely there are are so wet the liquid comes dripping off them which is not ideal for baby's delicate skin.
After using Johnsons wipes when Oscar was first born, and then switching to Tesco own brand, I decided to try out the Tesco Value brand. They are currently priced at 61p for a pack of 72 wipes.
The packaging is white with light blue icons relating to baby cleaning, with the Tesco Every Day value logo in the middle. The wipes don't come out as easily, as there is no hard plastic snap fastening, it is just a little sticker that goes over the opening. It is hard to get just one out at a time, so you end up using more wipes per nappy than you would with the more expensive brands.
The wipes themselves don't have a very big surface area (so it is probably a good thing that more than one comes out at a time!). The moistness of them varies from wipe to wipe. The ones towards the top of the pack always seem to be very dry, and at the bottom they are rediculously wet, and I've actually had to wring them out in the past!
They clean up after a nappy quite nicely despite this, and at 61p you can't really go wrong. I don't buy them all the time, but if we are having a poor week, I usually stick a couple of packs in my basket.
Being a mother I find myself spending a bomb on all the baby essentials so sometimes I like to try the cheaper products- sometimes I'm pleasantly suprised, this wasnt one of those times.
The wipes arent particuarly large which isnt so much what bothered me, what bothered me was their lack of moisture. Within a few wipes they're bone dry. I must of used about 7 during one nappy change.
Again with the moisture the longer its been opened the dryer they become. I continued to use them as I dont like wasting money but I found about 2/3 into the pack the wipes were practically dry so gave up.
A friend of mine has twin girls so again like me likes to try the cheaper products and her other half once brought home five of these thinking he was saving them loads of money. She said after using them for a while if you turn the pack upside down when not using them they retain moisture for longer, I wont be testing this theory as I was so unimpressed last time but if you're so penniless these are all you can afford there is your advice.
Personally if these were all I could afford at the time I'd probably just opt for cotton wool and water, it'd probably be quicker!
Often tesco value is fab and not much different to the brand names but can't say that for this one, would definitly not reccomend.
I started using the Tesco Value wipes when my daughter decided that pulling wipes out of the packaging and throwing them around the room is the best game in the world. I was using an eco-friendly brand before that which was more expensive, because I thought they were safer for baby with no harsh chemicals in them. At about 10 months though when the baby wipe game began, I decided to switch to a cheaper option, which brought me to the Tesco Value wipes because they are only 18p a packet in our local store.
The first thing I noticed about the Tesco Value Fragrance Free Baby Wipes is how wet they are. Although this makes it easier to clean grubby hands, bums and faces, it also means that the baby's skin is left wet, which didn't happen with my previous, more expensive wipes.
The packet contains 80 wipes and, as with most wipes, can be resealed, however the seal is flimsy and does not stick well after being used a few times, which can lead to the wipes drying out very quickly. This happened quite a few times so I stopped using them when we were out and now always carry around the eco-friendly wipes, which do not work out more expensive since they last longer due to having a reusable seal that works.
As the wipes are Fragrance Free, they don't smell of much, but they do contain some strong chemicals, and I don't know if this is why but after my baby's skin started drying out on her face and bum, I stopped using them on her face altogether and started using a stronger nappy cream on her bum, but it was still getting very sore very easily. I now only use these wipes on her hands after she has been crawling around. Obviously each parent can decide for themselves, but I'd recommend using these at home for surfaces and hands, but nothing more. They are cheap enough to be excellent options for cleaning up baby hands and small messes, but in my opinion too harsh to use on baby's face and bum, and anyway a better quality pack of wipes will last you longer because the reseal function is likely to be better so the wipes are less likely to dry out and be wasted.
Or you can just buy them to watch your toddler throw them around the room, which is work it for the fun baby has and the quiet 20 minutes it gives mum.. And is less wasteful if you compost them afterwards, which I do!
Overall then, a middle-ground 3 stars from me.
With two children under two you can not begin to imagine how many baby wipes I get through a day and because of this I am constantly hunting around to find a cheaper alternative.
Tesco values range is by fay the cheapest at only 47p per pack, most of the other supermarket owns are just under a £1.
The pack has a peel back label to get the the wipes out and then sticks back down to ensure your wipes are kept mosit. However I have found that after lifting this label up a number of times to get wipes out, it eventually looses it's stickiness meaning it will no longer keep the wipes moist and so I find myself having to throw away the top couple of wipes as they have dried out.
The wipes themselves when first using though are wetter then most which is good as it really doesn feel as though you are cleaning your baby properly. However I would state this are not for sensiive bums! My little boy is very sensitive and unfortunately after using these wipes he got really bad nappy rash and didnt go until I reverted back to some other wipes I had used before.
The wipes are a bit smaller then the usual wipes and I have found that they rip quite easily and even more annoyingly when you try to take them out the packs they clump together meaning you end up with 10 coming out of the packet rather then 1.
Although they are cheap I would suggest spending that little bit more to use some better quality wipes.
Over the first few months of our babies lives I had tried all the main brands of wipes and had settled on which were my favourites. I was however finding that I was spending a lot of wipes even taking into account only buying on promotion. The number of wipes I went through increased when I started weaning and suddenly had hands and mouths to be cleaned up after each attempt at feeding, this is when I started looking at cheaper alternatives and decided to give the Tesco value range of wipes a try.
This has changed a couple of times since the picture above the most recent change being to rebrand the product to the 'Everyday value' range. The change of design has made the product look more attractive and it no longer screams 'budget buy' at you.
The wipes come in a plastic packet which although isn't as strong as more expensive wipes I have only ever had one split on me. There is a peal back plastic strip on the top of the wipes which allows you to reseal the pack after use and prevent them drying out. I've found that this works well and although I go through a pack within a couple of weeks I've never had any problems with it not sticking back down.
The pack size is 72 which is slighter bigger than most of the well known brands which only have 64 wipes in a pack.
These wipes are fragrance free which is a must for me as I'm yet to find any fragrance ones that I like and these just have a nice fresh smell to them. They are much thinner than Tesco's standard range wipes and easily stretch making them even thinner, however they are moist enough and strong enough to easily clean up my toddlers after meal times. You normally need two hands to get a wipe out of the pack as they stick together slightly, this would be slightly annoying if I was using them for nappy changes. I wouldn't use these wipes for nappy changes as when I have I find I need to use more to do the same job therefore wiping out the saving on cost.
The wipes have been dermatologically tested and my little ones have never had any reaction to them.
Price and Availability
Available from Tesco stores and Tesco online groceries they cost only 46p a pack. I think this is great value as they are 50% cheaper than most other wipes even when the other wipes are on offer.
Would I recommend?
Yes these wipes are great for cleaning up babies after meals and if you are just changing a wet nappy but I wouldn't want to clean up after a dirty nappy with them. I wont be replacing my usual nappy changing baby wipes for these.
Baby wipes are pretty useful to have in the house/ car, they can be used for many reasons and are extremely useful. Tesco value wipes are good value at 80 Pense per pack. Making these wipes roughly 1p each, I have bought them cheaper in the past. Compared to other baby wipes on the supermarket shelf, these are cheap and are well worth the price. There not the best, but work.
They are in a simple white packet and have the typical tesco value label on them. The packet simply says 80 baby wipes, with a few instructions. It's extremely simple and no time or money has been wasted on designing the packet. The wipes come out the packet very easily, you just pull through the hole in the centre and they will come out easily. You can easily re-seal the packet so that they don't loose there moisture, when closed they will last a long time. Overall the packaging isn't very nice, but it doesn't matter when you buy the product this cheap. I'm satisfied with the packaging, it's practical and works.
What do I use them for:
Apart from the obvious uses of these baby wipes, they have lots of other uses! I keep a packet in the car just incase when I'm out and about and I need to clean my hands or clean up any spillages in the car! I often spill coke Down me and all over the car, these help get rid of the stickiness.
I also use these to clean my face and mouth, they freshen up your face and work well. There nothing special, but they clean and get rid of dirt. I also use them when cleaning the bathroom, dirt will stick to them and aid the cleaning process.
I don't have a baby, but if I did I may not use these because there not very good for sensitive skin, I may buy more expensive ones. These are good for generally use and are really handy to keep in your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and cars glove box :) they are good all rounders.
I am happy with these, I will be using them in the future. Don't expect anything amazing, they are handy. They don't cost too much! I'm not sure if there any good for baby's as I do not have one, there great for adults. Give them a try, they will last a long time and are very cheap.
I would give them 3/5 because there average, but work :)
Thanks for reading.