“ Brand: Co-op / Type: Wipes „
Well, what can I say!!! When I first opened them, I thought "not great, but they will do"! After having used them for a couple of days and used them (for botties), as they were designed to do, I thought they were next to useless. Ultra soft, fragrance free, 100% biodegradeable baby wipes. They are dermatologically tested and have added baby lotion. What they don't do is clean very well! There is barely enough baby lotion on them to make them gluide over the skin nicely and they small bad! Not as bad as some I have tried, I do have to admit, but bad all the less. The most annoying thing with these baby wipes is that they do not come out one at a time. They have a flap with sticky stuff on, like most wipes, so that you can keep the unused ones in without damaging the quality, but when I was trying to pull them out, they just came out in a strip. I did find that if you put your foot on the packet and pulled quite hard, that you could get out one baby wipe, but this is not how baby wipes are designed to do. I thought it was meant to be easy! Having a baby and looking after them is never easy, but it can be helped by specially designed products, and although this is one of them, it should definately be avoided as it just hinders the process of nappy changing.
Co-Operative Ultra Soft Baby Wipes: I bought these the other day partly for my nephew and partly for myself. I find these great to remove make up and as there is so many in the pack, they seem to last longer than normal facial wipes. This is the first time I have bought these and so far I have been very impressed. These are baby wipes which have added baby lotion. There are 72 baby wipes in a pack and they are also fragrance free which I do not know if it is a good or bad aspect. These are also 100% biodegradable so you can do your little bit for the environment! These come in a lovely pink packet with a plastic opening which is a lot better than the sticker opening which is on most wipes. The wipes are all linked which can be annoying but at least you can get two out easily. There is a little picture of a babies hand and foot on the front which is adorable! From my nephews point of view, these provide him with a lovely soft bottom but they can also be good for wiping hands and face after feeding and changing nappies. From my point of view, these leave my face feeling very soft and it also calmed some of my blemishes which was great. I bought these around one week ago from the Co-Op and they cost me just under £3.00. I don't think they are as good as simple and pampers but they are an essential and they do provide good competition. I would recommend these to anyone. These come in handy for those with small children or those who wear make-up. Thanks for reading this. Holly.
Since the co-op is my local store I sometimes have to reduce and change my shopping items a tad considering the co-op is so expensive. To be honest the only wipes I really used on my daughter when she was a baby, was the huggies wipes, but now she is older and doesn't require them for her bottom, I find I can chose alternatives to do the jobs needed such as wiping sticky hands and faces. I must admit I use wipes myself very often to remove makeup and do a general dust. I find wipes to be a very useful and an essential item. I recently purchased the co-op wipes on a buy on get one free offer at the co-op, which is a usual offer for these. I decided to chose the ultra soft baby wipes with added baby lotion basically because I like the colour of the pack which was pink and it also advised that they were fragrance free which is a bonus. The wipes are also 100% biodegradable and must be used within 6 months of opening. I must admit I find the wipes to be rather thin compared to other brands out there such as huggies and Johnson's, luckily I don't have to use for messy bottoms but I wouldn't like to do so to be honest. The wipes are also pretty weak and seem to break rather easily when wiping hands and face. They do a good job at removing make-up. I think as a baby wipe these definitely are not as good as branded names but as a make-up removing wipe the do ok. I still have a pack of these left from the buy one get one free, but I don't think I will be purchasing these again. I think that considering they are normally around £2.00. I would prefer to pay a little bit extra and get a better-branded make.
I don't have any children but I do buy baby wipes. I think they are just so handy for everything and recently I bought the Co-ops own, which were not as good as the Johnson's (which are thicker) in my opinion but they did the job. Now I first realised how handy baby wipes were when I noticed them over my sisters house and I took one to take my makeup off, which it did and left my face feeling so refreshed. Since then I always get myself a pack, but I tend to look out for the offers and get a buy one get one free, which is when I tried the co-ops own. I then noticed how great they were when doing DIY as I was busy Silicon sealing in my bathroom making a mess and one baby wipe cleaned up my hands brilliantly. Then I began grabbing out a baby wipe when I wanted to wipe down the side of the bath etc and now I am always using them and they do go quite far. Now the most amazing thing that the baby wipes cleaned off was Gloss paint from my hands. Before using baby wipes I had to smother my hands in white spirit which has such a strong smell and even then I couldn't get it all off. I have to say that for the uses that I have explained above the co-ops wipes were fine but the more well known brands tend to be better (except for Huggies) and they also have a nicer smell. The one thing that I noticed about the co-op wipes was the way that they don't seem to pop out of the packet when you pull one, which gets a little irritating.
I always have a packet of baby wipes in the house because they are handy for more than babies bums and now I have a baby grandaughter who comes to visit I have a legitimate reason for buying them. My daughter only uses Johnsons baby wipes but I think they are very expensive so I have been trying out some alternatives for her because I have quite severe excema so I can judge if wipes will be gentle enough for my one year old grandaughters delicate skin. I was in the Co Op last week when I saw their own brand baby wipes were on buy one get one free so I picked up 2 packs to try them. Last month I tried out Sainsburys baby wipes and they were not very good so I was a little bit nervous about buying another supermarket own brand pack but at £2. 49 for 2 packs I thought at the very least I would have something nice to wipes my hands on when I have been gardening. I brought the Co Op Ultra Soft fragranced baby wipes and they come in a pretty lilac packet and it has a plastic opening flap to make it easier to pull the wipes out. I thought these would smell of lavender because of the colour of the packet but they don't. They smell of baby lotion and that is because these wipes have had baby lotion added to them to make them nicer for babies bottom. The trouble is that they do not smell of very good quality baby lotion so I have been wondering what brand exactly has been used in these wipes and I hope it is not the horrible Co Op own brand baby lotion because that is not good lotion at all. They do not seem as soft as Johnsons or Pampers wipes even though they are called Ultra Soft, I would not say they are rough but I have certainly used wipes that are much softer than these. My grandaughter did not complain about the roughness but then again as long as her bum is being cleaned she would be happy if I used sandpaper because she does not like sitting in a dirty nappy. Who would? The wipes are quite big but they are not very thick and that is disappointing because I like to be able to rub with a wipe without worrying about my finger going through it. When I cleaned my grandaughters bottom the other day I had to use 3 or 4 wipes when her usual Johnsons wipes will get her spotlessly clean using just 1 wipe, or 2 if she has got herself into a right mess. I think it is impossible to take just one wipe out of this packet anyway because they stick together quite badly and sometimes a whole wad of the wipes will come out at once and that is annoying because if she has only done a wee I only need one wipe and it is a waste because if you try to push them back into the packet they get all messy and you will have the same problem next time. They do not irritate her little bottom even though she is used to the very gentle Johnsons wipes but I would not use them on very young babies because they have got quite a strong fragrance and this alone could bring on nappy rash. I do not use them on her face but I have wiped her hands and feet with them and they have not irritated her at all. I have used them myself on my hands and face and they seem quite gentle on my skin and did not affect my excema at all apart from a small patch on my wrist that always gets annoyed at anything stronger than plain water. They clean very well and even when I got some wood paint on my fingers after I painted some flower pots outside they got it off and this is very good but I wonder how much good these wipes are doing my grandaughters skin if they are capable of removing paint. I probably will not buy these again because they do not have any added benefits to other wipes but do have some definite drawbacks such as the thickness and the way the wipes come out of the packet. I feel I had a good deal buying these on buy one get one free but £2. 49 for 72 wipes is not good value for an own brand packet of wipes when you think that Johnsons wipes cost 20p less in Sainsburys and they are much better.
We had an emergency! We'd ran out of our baby's usual wipes and as it was a Sunday and the Co-Op was the nearest available shop open, my husband went there to buy another pack. Unfortunately, instead of buying our baby's usual brand (which didn't cost much more anyway), he bought a refill pack of the Co-Op's own brand of wipes instead. What a mistake! On opening the pack, the wipes had a reasonably strong perfume to them - not the usual nice baby smell either, in fact they smelt quite chemically. That gave me a warning bell - I must admit, I prefer to use unperfumed products in the nappy area. The wipes are quite thick and strong, though they don't feel as soft and delicate as other brands. They felt a lot damper than other wipes I'd used, so I found I had to wipe baby's bottom dry with plenty of cotton wool afterwards. After about half a day of using them, my baby came out in a rash. She'd never suffered with nappy rash before - she looked really sore and it was causing her a lot of discomfort. I stopped using the wipes immediately, applied some baby cream and started using cotton wool and water until we acquired some of our usual wipes. Within a day the rash had disappeared and we've learnt our lesson. Co-Op Baby wipes are certainly not best for our baby's bottom!
I bought these wipes from my local Rainbow Store, thought I'd give them a try. Please don't make the same mistake as me and buy these. Firstly they don't pop up, so you are trying to hold a wriggly baby and fight for a baby wipe, secondly they are very rough, especially if you use them on their face at feedtime, thirdly they smell quite horrible. I have now thrown them away after using them for one day, so please pay that little bit extra and get Johnsons or Pampers as I certainly wouldn't recommend Co-op's.
I bought these when I went to the local co-op when we first moed to a new area and since then they have been relegated to the back of the changing unit. Imagine a slightly damp paper towel and that's what you've got. I found them absolutely awful to use - they're quite thick and not very soft at all. They're also quite expensive (as everything in the Co-op seems to be) costing around £2.50 for a pack of 80. I gave up on them in the end and switched to Mamia from Aldi (see my seperate opinion on those).