Advantages soft, strong, cheap
Disadvantages the smell.
So, the plan was to tighten the purse strings a little. I wouldn't buy the cheapest of the cheap-I think they may be a good price but you need to use more to get the desired effect.
I have always used baby wipes for almost everything-bums, hands, faces and sometimes even feet. And I don't mean my own, I'm talking about babies. But, with my son's illness, I found that I was going through a lot more babywipes than usual. As I have always bought the top brands, I was throwing away good money and I knew it.
In Tesco, I saw the rather pretty pack of Tesco Scented Ultra Soft Cloth Wipes (not the catchiest of names, I'm sure you'll agree). They were a very reasonable £1.79 for 80.Please note, I am from the Highlands of Scotland, further north than Inverness, where a pack of Huggies is £3.65. I know they are cheaper in other places, but its just to show a price comparison.
Anyway, in the trolley they went and i toddled off quite happy that I had made a good saving. Only time would tell if it was a saving worth making.About the wipes:-
**PACKAGING**The wipes come in a lovely purple pack, complimented by white writing, a pink label on the lid, and a picture of a lovely, smiling baby on the front. The full title of the wipes (as above) is displayed on the lid. The lid lifts up to reveal a removable flap, which conceals the wipes. The lid also clearly states that the pack contains 80 wipes. There's a white panel on the side of the pack, giving all the details such as ingredients, warnings, the Tesco guarantee and the directions for use.
**FRAGRANCE**As soon as you pull off the removable flap, the smell hits you. It is incredibly powerful and I find it quite sickly at first. On second smell, its quite floral mixed in with that unusual baby smell thats so hard to describe. The thing these wipes definately aren't is pleasant. A few people have said they smell 'quite nice' but they always have that face that says 'they so don't'. I tend to scrunch up my nose when I use these.
**THE WIPE**The wipe is quite large, white and looks like a piece of cloth. Its very thick, you can't see through it if you hold it up to the light. Its rectangular in shape. There's no pattern on the wipe, like so many others have these days. Its simply a plain old wet piece of material.
The wipes are quite moist. Some are wetter than others, Although the pack states it is designed to keep all the wipes moist, I find that the edges of the first few are quite dry. I notice this each time I use the pack, meaning I usually fold so as to use the middle section.I always get a shock at how cold the wipes are. because they are quite wet, the can feel very cold to the touch. I find it best to store the packs in a warm place, it tends to take the iciness off them.
The wipes are very strong. I often use them to wipe mud of the floor during the day. You can scrub really hard and they don't fall apart. Obviously, you wouldn't do this on babies face or bum, but I thought that you would like to know that these wipes are tough.
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