As a sufferer of Eczema I have always been worried that my boys would have it as well. From birth Spud reacted to bath products and certain wet wipes especially if they were used on his face. He turned out just to have sensitive skin and an allergy to lavender rather than Eczema. Spike on the other hand has had dry skin since birth and often breaks out in large patches of Eczema when it’s been particularly hot. It has meant that I have had to be very careful about products that we choose to buy and it can sometimes be a large expense. When we were asked to review the multi award winning Jackson Reece baby wipes I sighed thinking it would be yet another product to cause us problems. I read up on them and was extremely impressed.
Firstly they have disclosed the function of EVERY ingredient in a way that most people will understand to show an open, honest approach to caring for babies and the environment. Unlike most baby products they don’t contain irritants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laurenth suflate (SLES), alcohol, lanolin, phthalates, MIT, parabens, triclosan, propylene glycol, petro chemicals, phenoxyethanol, benzoates and soap. They do source 99% of their ingredients from vegetable or plant extracts and all of their products are dermatologically and hypoallergenic approved as well as PH balanced. They are made in the united kingdom and do not test on animals. As if this hadn’t wowed me enough I then read that they are made from 100% bio-degradable, compostable and chlorine free cloth! They are even the first baby wipe company in the world to use degradable packaging
I received their Unscented and Herbal 72 wipe packs and a pack of 10 Flushable wipes. When I was browsing the ingredients I realised that I can only use the Unscented ones on Spud because he has an allergy to Lavender and both the Herbal and Flushable contain certified organic tea tree, aloe vera and lavender. I can use them all on Spike but set to work straight away on the unscented pack. The packaging looks the same as any standard packet of baby wipes except the label to open them is a lot more rigid and pops back into place meaning the wipes will always stay fresh. The wipes came out easily and one at a time which is a huge deal for me because I am constantly pulling out half the packet with one hand whilst trying to hold wriggling baby legs in the other. They are soft to touch and have the perfect amount of moisture. Although one bunched up when I cleaned Spud’s face I didn’t have this problem when tackling a present that Spike had left me in his nappy. Unlike with some brands you don’t need hundreds per nappy and it catches the mess without any spills or slippages! Spike and I tried the Herbal packet whilst Spud was at summer school (with his Jackson Reece wipes in his bag!) I immediately noticed the smell and loved it! They smell very fresh and clean which is exactly what you want your baby to smell like. We also tested out the flushable wipes. They definitely didn’t feel as strong as the large packs and ripped quite easily but they will be handy very now that we are potty training Spud and because the Hubby often flushes wipes down the toilet forgetting that he will clog it!
Overall a fantastic product which we will now be buying in the future. The boys were both clean and fresh and neither one even had a hint of redness or dry skin and I am helping the environment! With an RRP of only £1.98 for a 72 pack or Unscented or Herbal and £1 for the 10 pack of Flushable wipes they are actually cheaper than other leading brands. A full list of stockists can be found here and they are currently on 3 for the price of 2 in Mothercare.