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A few months back I was converted from a Pampers wipes person by Huggies wipes. This week I came across a new wipe made by Johnson's which happened to be on offer, £1 off the usual price as a promotion, so I thought I would give them a go.
Johnson's are one of the market leaders when it comes to babycare, I have used the normal wipes a few times but they really aren't anything special, but these were a new kind.
'NEW! Aloe and Willowherb Extracare' boasted the usual pink packet. Hmmmm, sounded rather revolting to me, but never one to resist the offers in the supermarket they somehow found their way into my trolley.
First thing they fall down with is the design of the packet. After using my Huggies wipes for so long these were hard to go back to. Huggies are the only brand I am aware of with a zipper across the top allowing you to reseal them after opening. With all other wipes once you have opened them the top wipe pops out of the pack and goes dry. This was the same old story with these wipes, everytime you use one you are in effect wasting the next one by letting it pop up and dry out. Wastage, I hate wastage.
This I knew though before I had bought them, as I also knew about the thickness of these particular wipes. Again, they are thick enough to handle most jobs but not as thick as my Huggies, no I don't work for Huggies I just like them ok? They do soak up almost anything, but I find myself using more of these than I would normally so moneywise you aren't really saving in the long run are you?
I also find Johnsons wipes to be extremely slimy to the touch, this is more than likely down to the fact they are impregnated with Johnson's baby lotion but it is rather annoying when the mess you are cleaning is wet enough anyway. With my kids I am actually past (well almost) the dirty nappy stage. The twins do still use them, or rather I do, to wipe their bottoms after they have used the loo but mainly they are used for cleaning up after the mess at dinnertimes and such, both on the table and their faces.
Johnson's are good enough to do this job I think, they do absorb quite a bit, they clean well and they don't seem to fall apart like some of the cheaper wipes can. Still not as good as Huggies on any of these counts though!
So far then they aren't doing so well are they? One way they do actually excel is the smell of this new variety. It's absolutely gorgeous, I don't quite know what I was expecting this to smell like, perhaps more natural and 'planty' but they have a lovely perfume, almost like a baby aftershave! Honest, once Joe and Connor have had a wipe with these I can't resist snuggling them up and kissing them all over, it's addictive.
Of course, the Aloe also has a protection factor too, which is good for their little bottoms if they are in nappies constantly. Johnson's have never irritated the twins skin either and these new ones were no different.
I have just come to the end of my second pack and I am really tempted to buy these again for just the smell alone! Being impregnated with baby lotion you can actually use these as a moisturising wipe for your own body if you like, or for taking off makeup, I use them for both with no problems at all.
Johnson's Extracare wipes will normally set you back £2.99 for a pack of 64, on the cheapskate scale that works out at just under 5p a wipe. Right now the 64 pack is on special offer in Tescos at £1.99 or you can buy a pack of 128 wipes for £4.99, but with the current special offer on the smaller pack this works out dearer.
Overall I am quite happy to use these wipes but I think I will more than likely end up back on my Huggies when the special offer runs out on these. Maybe I should talk huggies into using Aloe and Willowherb?
Another great op Mel. I'm also a Huggies wipe user but I might give these a try now since what always put me off the original Johnsons wipes was the smell, I found it rather cloying. Shell.
drunkenabby007 18.07.2002 14:55
I wrote an op a while ago on Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes, and, like you said about these, I hate the fact that the packaging allows them to dry out so easily. To combat this, I actually put them in a plastic box, but it's still a pain, and I hate the fact that people think I am using Andrex wet toilet tissue to take my make up off with! I am actually thinking about starting to use baby wipes instead of face wipes, as they are so much cheaper, and basically do the same job! I may look into these! Abby xxx
jilmil 17.07.2002 10:25
yep they are veryt helpful. In fact am giving this a a part of a gift to a friend who is delivering a baby tomorrow !!