When I started blogging, I hoped one day I would be successful enough to have brands actually want me to review their products. So you can imagine my excitement when not only did Water wipes want me to review their product, but they sent me two huge packs and two travel size packets to try!
When Ben was first born and in NICU, we used cotton balls and water to wipe his bottom. Once he got home and a little bit older we then started to use babywipes. From my baby shower and in-laws, we had received plenty of different brands to use. We used pampers which were ok, Huggies we found ripped too easily and Johnsons,
The latter was our preference as the wipes came out one by one and when you have a poo explosion the last thing you want is to mess around with trying to get the wipes out separately. We also found with these that Ben didn’t need any barrier cream but that may because he doesn’t like to get dirty so his soiled nappy’s are not on him long enough to do damage to the skin. The only downside to all of these babywipes were that if the packet wasn’t sealed properly they’d dry out quite quickly,
So here is the technical bit:
What’s in the pack?
WaterWipes contain only two, completely natural ingredients – 99.9% purified water and 0.1% fruit extract. They’re as gentle on your baby’s skin as cotton wool and water, making them ideal as a convenient cleansing alternative.
Sensitive about skin
A baby’s skin is 30% thinner and much more sensitive than an adult’s. WaterWipes were developed with this in mind and are the world’s purest baby wipes. They are free from any tough chemical irritants that can be found in other wipes – such as alcohol, fragrance and lanolin.
Formulated using unique technology, WaterWipes are able to clean effectively without the need for soap or chemicals. Perfect for keeping your baby’s body refreshed and their skin calmed.
WaterWipes are the only wipes to be endorsed by Allergy UK. Instead of aggravating sensitive areas, the wipes may help to prevent nappy rash or other sensitive skin conditions.
Gentle but strong
The wipes are thick, wet and absorbent, leaving no oily residue on baby’s bottom or skin. The abundant water in each wipe leaves areas calm, cool and (most importantly) clean.
WaterWipes are priced at £2.99 and are available from Boots, Amazon.co.uk, Ocado.co.uk and other major supermarkets.
Having started to use the new Water Wipes, I noticed they are very stretchy and durable. They are also soaked in water so even once the wipes had been used, you can still wring them out and get plenty of excess water. I also noticed the wipes did not dry out easily at all which was brilliant because unfortunately the resealable cover was not very sticky and often when going into Ben’s room I noticed the wipes were exposed to the air.
We also found a downside to them as where they were so wet they didn’t unfold easily and his bottom was pretty wet afterwards so it needed to be dried, however, the wipes were very good at cleaning his bottom and they also came in handy for wiping his hands and face after eating!
Initially using the wipes they made Ben’s bottom super soft, however over time I noticed his bottom getting quite red and sore looking. He did have a fair few days where his teething really flared up and I think it was due to that rather than the wipes themselves to be honest.
As mentioned above, We do not use any nappy cream or barrier cream as Ben has never needed it to date, however we were very lucky as just in the nick of time we were asked to also review Sudocrem’s Care and Protect cream.
Now I have been a fan of Sudocrem ever since I was a kid as both my little brother and sister had the cream when they were in nappies and so did my nieces and nephews. When they approached me, I was not hesitant to use their product as it is a brand that my family have used and it was voted Product of the Year 2015 in the category of ‘Best Nappy Cream.’ by the Consumer Survey Product Innovation.
With Ben’s sore bottom it was perfect timing and seemed like fate when they sent a tube to try out, so we started using the cream and within hours the redness was reduced significantly.
Ready for more technical bits? Thought not!
Sudocrem Care & Protect is a nappy rash ointment – designed specifically for babies – that offers triple protection against nappy rash at every nappy change:
Creating a protective barrier that seals in the skin’s natural moisture and protects even the most delicate skin against external irritants.
2. Conditioning the skin – Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 helps to protect the skin and keep it soft, healthy and moisturised.
3. Guarding against infection – As well as sealing in the good stuff, Sudocrem Care & Protect acts as a barrier to protect delicate skin from the bad stuff, like the chemicals in urine and poo, and from chafing and rubbing.
Because Sudocrem Care & Protect is just for your baby, it is hypoallergenic and has been dermatologically tested. It is also free from artificial colours and preservatives.
SCP also won Product of the Year 2015 in the category of ‘Best Nappy Cream.’
The cream works very quickly to soothe any blemishes, rashes and redness. The original sudocrem is quite thick and always leaves a residue on your hands, whereas the sudocrem care and protect cream is quite thin and easy to rub in and apply. I would definitely use this going forward as it’s a barrier cream as well as an ointment.
Sudocrem Care and Protect cream (50g) is priced at £4.49 and is available from Boots, Amazon.co.uk, and other major supermarkets.
I was given these products in exchange for my honest review and opinion, the fact that I was given these does not alter my opinion in anyway. This review is my own personal opinion on the products, given in good faith and has not be sponsored or endorsed. The photography unless otherwise stated is also my own.