I've always liked Dove, it's a well respected and well known brand which means you can pretty much guarantee their products are going to be good. When I saw they had brought out a baby range I got most excited! You see, when you become a Mother things that used to excited you are buried deep under a thick layer of brain dust (and probably nappies and spit up) and items such as new baby wipes become your reason to get up and get out of the house. Which technically I didn't. I had Tesco deliver them to me with my weekly shopping.
I've had 2 babies and that in terms of baby wipes is rather a large amount. This leads me to (for the purpose of this blog post) declare myself a professional arse wiper. I like to think I know my sh*t when it comes to baby bottoms and poo and what qualities a baby wipe should have.
First glance, pretty standard packaging, I like the soft, matte feel to the packet. Not a fan of the sticky label tabs as they get destroyed in seconds in this house. I prefer the plastic clip type openings in terms of ease but the environment probably hates me for saying that.
The wipes themselves are slightly quilted, quite thin in comparison to some on the market but they make up for that because they don't tear to absolute hell when you pull them out of the packet (looking at you Huggies). They smell like classic "fragrance free" things, which strangely enough, does have a fragrance. I can't stand some fragrance free ones because they stink, I don't give a monkeys what the packet says they smell like poo before they even touch a butt. These ones smell alright though.
They feel like they've got a good amount of moisture in them which makes for easy bum wiping that leaves a protective layer behind (of moisture, not poo), which is great for babies with sensitive skin like Lily. I used one on her face too and it didn't aggravate her eczema at all and she is a baby who's skin will dry up from water alone.
They claim to be as gentle as water and I'm not sure how bold the statement is as there are obviously other ingredients to a wipe than water alone but they do seem to be very gentle. I have a ridiculous amount of skincare but because come 10pm I cannot be arsed to take my make up off properly, I tend to grab a baby wipe and wipe off half melted make up and sticky baby finger marks off my face that way. These wipes did a crap job at taking my mascara off and they did a pretty poor job with my foundation too so they must be pretty damn gentle if you think about it. The only other wipes that won't remove my make up are Waterwipes.
So in conclusion, I will definitely buy these again, they're not horrendously expensive, they're on par with brands like Huggies and Pampers. They're gentle, even on my poor baby's eczema but they're a bit pants for lazy Mums like myself who like to steal wipes to take their face off. All in all, well done Dove! Top marks from me and Lily's bottom.
I had to bribe her with Teletubbies to get a photo where she wasn't trying to throw herself off the changing table