I recently wrote about Cheeky Wipes, a washable wipes system that I’d been sent for review and I’ve finally had a chance to try it out.
Why would you want to try out washable wipes? Well a good incentive is saving around Â£200 a year which is what they believe you’ll spend on the average baby wipes. It’s also kind to the environment and a gentler on your baby’s bum.
What do you get? Each kit which contains:
25 – soft Terry towelling cloth baby wipes, 15 cm x 15 cm
1 – Fresh baby wipes container
1 – Mucky baby wipes container – with mesh bag insert
1 – Fresh baby wipes waterproof out and about travel bag
1 – Mucky baby wipes waterproof out and about travel bag – with mesh bag insert
1 – 10 ml bottle of Lavender & Chamomile Fresh Baby Wipes Essential Oil Blend
1 – 10 ml bottle of Tea Tree & Tea Tree Lemon Mucky Baby Wipes Essential Oil Blend
How do Cheeky Wipes work?
You fill the fresh wipes container with 2 cm of water and a few drops of the fresh wipes essential oil blend and then pop your towelling cloths in and you’re ready to wipe. Fill up the mucky wipes container with 3 cm of water and the mucky essential oil blend and when you’ve wiped your baby’s bum, put the wipes inside the mesh bag insert so that you don’t have to handle them again. Pop them in the washing machine in the bag by loosening the mesh bag a bit and wash on 40 degrees. Don’t wait for them to dry; take out of the washing machine and put into your fresh wipes container.
It’s all very straight forward because it’s very well labelled with a colour code for fresh and messy. The only thing was that I admittedly spent about 20 mins looking for the ruler that the bambino had been messing with because I admit to being a bit anal retentive about measurements and wanted to ensure I didn’t under or over fill it.
The bambino I think thought she was getting a top and tail so she kept trying to get me to wipe her hands and they smelt great afterwards! Oh and her bum did too. I couldn’t really fault the process. It’s a simple but very much needed idea that even as as the time poor, resistant to too much housework woman that moans about too much laundry can’t really fault. It was a bit whiffy when I took out the messy bag but so is her nappy bin when I empty it. They washed well and smelt great too. I did a couple of outings with the travel bags and even for me it was a doddle. But…I have forgotten them at home quite a few times so I’m not converted on the travel front.
It would be great if there was a marker on the tub but it’s not critical.
Price: Â£29.95. Prices for refills of the oils start from Â£4.95
Overall: I’ll continue to use Cheeky Wipes although I still need to use other wipes for when she’s at the childminders and I’m not quite converted to using them when I’m out, but that’s not the wipes, that’s my mush brain and disorganisation. But for at home, I think they’re fabulous!
Buy them direct at Cheeky Wipes.