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Did you know that Pampers/J&J baby wipes are 100% plastic?!

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BecauseImWorthIt Sat 22-Sep-07 10:20:43

... I had no idea!

Huggies are different, although they have some plastic in them.

Just thought you might like to know!

belgo Sat 22-Sep-07 10:22:58

can you post a link?

I wouldn't be surprised, they really are horrible things. And smell discusting too.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 22-Sep-07 10:24:57

No link - I know this because I'm involved in running some market research at the moment.

TheBlonde Sat 22-Sep-07 10:27:11

Huggies wipes are useless though

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 22-Sep-07 10:28:18

I use them at home (although DCs are much older - ot babies) - why are they useless? They seem fine to me?

TheBlonde Sat 22-Sep-07 10:34:53

They always tear for me when I am trying to get them out of the packet - perhaps it is user error!

ScoobyDooooo Sat 22-Sep-07 10:37:42

I also find huggies useless, i find they tear & also they are to dry to wipe pooh from babies bum.

kiskidee Sat 22-Sep-07 10:45:14


SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Sat 22-Sep-07 10:47:42

i refuse to use baby wipes, i cut up an old quilt and use those bits with either baby lotion while out or wet with lavender/te tree oil on at home.

dh uses baby wipes for everything tho! angry

mostly managed to convince him into using flannels for after dinner etc so we're getting there!

scienceteacher Sat 22-Sep-07 11:14:55

What do you mean by plastic?

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 22-Sep-07 11:34:23

That's what they're made from - plastic! No paper or fabric at all.

I was shocked to be told this.

scienceteacher Sat 22-Sep-07 21:41:31

I thought they had a high rayon content (which I would presume falls outside the definition of plastic), although they also contain polyester fibres.

noonar Sat 22-Sep-07 21:43:03

co op wipes are biodegradable and fab. and cheap . and fragrance free.

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 23-Sep-07 17:10:39

ooh - scienceteacher - you're getting all technical now ...

I was shocked because I always assumed (clearly a dangerous thing to do) that wipes were made from paper/pulp.

scienceteacher Sun 23-Sep-07 17:16:27

When you throw around words like plastic, it's very tempting to get technical.

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 23-Sep-07 21:01:01

sorry - are you having a go at me?

lomondgal Sun 23-Sep-07 21:03:17

I quite like huggies wipes!

Roskva Sun 23-Sep-07 21:11:44

huggies wipes make dd's bum sore (and my hands chapped) - what on earth is in the liquidy stuff they put on them???

I'm not surprised they're made of plastic - I have accidentally washed one from time to time, and they come out of the washing machine perfectly reusable with baby lotion grin

lomondgal Mon 24-Sep-07 10:00:50

These are good for sensitive skin but I don't like the smell! TF8&mcb=core

Roskva Mon 24-Sep-07 13:09:41

I like the mothercare ones, but the nearest shop is 40 miles, so I don't go there that often. I quite like these that I can get from a local baby gear shop

MegaLegs Mon 24-Sep-07 13:17:01

<< Slight hijack - noonar - that's good to hear about the co-op ones - I wish the co-op was bigger, they are quietly doing a lot of good stuff esp. when it comes to fair trade, product info and enviornmental issues>>

puppydavies Mon 24-Sep-07 13:28:43

oh those green ones smell vile imo, and i notice they're poly/viscose (viscose=wood pulp, poly=plastic). this has prompted me to investigate these ones i use when i can't be arsed (heh) to sort out cloth wipes. they're fully biodegradable (not flushable) at least so can't be plastic but they don't say exactly what they are. they work great, though i've no idea how they compare to standard wipes price-wise.

Roskva Mon 24-Sep-07 13:31:07

In my local shop they are £2.99 a tub, compared to £1.99 for pampers/huggies wipes, and £2.49 for the green ones.

Dabbles Mon 24-Sep-07 13:33:28

What about the new pampers ones that are supposed to be 'natural'

really shock at this!! plastic??? crazeeee

Aitch Mon 24-Sep-07 13:38:15

i think the huggies pure wipes are great, really. j&j and pampers are so slimy...

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