I thought it best to start the review series with the wipes that practically every parent I know has used, so people can have this as the ‘baseline’ and compare.
Pack size: 64 wipes
Price: 55p (0.86p per wipe) / also available in multipack
The size of the wipes are perfect. Not too big and not too small. The amount of ‘wetness’ is also great for handling baby poops that may have gone unnoticed and stayed stuck to a bottom longer than it should. The packs each have a plastic ‘lid’ which prevents the wipes from drying out. The wipes are fragrance free and are formulated with aloe and chamomile to give a cooling and soothing sensation to the skin. Overall I’ve had no problems with these wipes causing a sore bum or any other irritation. I even used them during a bout of nappy rash and the wipes didn’t make it worse so that was a relief.
The wipes are not biodegradable nor is the packaging recyclable. However, the wipes material is sustainably sourced. Thankfully, Aldi are generally an eco company and their toiletries are cruelty free (Aldi household goods received the leaping bunny logo earlier this year). I contacted their customer service to confirm this and this was the reply:
“Aldi is committed to animal welfare. Our policy is that all of our own-label cosmetics or toiletry products, or their ingredients, are not tested on animals. It is our policy never to commission animal testing or to knowingly allow it to be undertaken on our behalf.
We are proud to have been awarded the Leaping Bunny certification on cleaning products by international animal welfare organisation Cruelty Free International.”
They currently do not use the Leaping Bunny logo on their toiletries but there may be future certification.
Overall these wipes are great because they are so well priced and they are of good quality. You can find an Aldi almost anywhere now so they are not hard to attain. It’s just a shame none of it is recyclable.