Wipes are the only diaper accessory I’ve ever bought, and they’ve been worth it. Believe it or not, though, I’ve only ever bought wipes 3 times!
The first time I bought wipes, I got baby wipes from Walgreens. They were cheap and high-quality, but I can’t remember the brand name or anything. The second time I bought wipes, it was on Amazon, after much internal debate about which ones to get. In retrospect, despite all my deliberation, I was probably too inexperienced with wipes to buy online; the ones I got were bad.
I remember some of the reasons I got them. They were from a brand I’d heard of, they were marketed for adults, they seemed reasonably-priced, and they came in a large enough quantity (a box of 8 packs) that they would count toward free shipping and mean I wouldn’t have to buy more for a while.
But, oh, the frustration they caused me. They were significantly smaller than the baby wipes I’d gotten before (BABY wipes, yes, BABY wipes were larger than these), they constantly ripped when I was taking them out of the pack or—worse—during use, they were difficult to wipe with, they were significantly less comfortable than my previous wipes, and the pack wouldn’t stay open when I needed it to.
Working through so many packs of them, I began to wonder if I’d only imagined the positive experience I’d had with my first wipes.
Finally, I used my last bad wipe this morning. (Well, technically, I didn’t do all the work, since I gave away two packs while I was in school.) Running out, combined with the fact that I would be able to go to the store today, meant today was the day for new wipes. I guess I could have gotten more before running out, but that hadn’t felt right.
Part of me wanted to go to Walgreens and buy another pack of the first wipes I tried, but that would have meant a pretty far drive for very little, so I went to my local Dollar General hoping they would have wipes and I wouldn’t have to drive all the way to Walgreens.
When I found the baby wipes section, I immediately got excited. The packs were big, meaning the wipes would probably be big and plentiful. And the prices were low, too!
I ended up purchasing a pack of DG Body wipes (I made my choice based on price and wipe count, mainly). Once I got home, I opened the pack and took out a wipe to examine and test it. It was bigger than the Cottonelle ones, it didn’t seem right off the bat to have any of the issues the Cottonelle ones did, and it smelled great!
Based on my initial impressions, I would highly recommend these wipes! I’ll let you know how things go long-term, too, though.
Are you in disbelief at my lack of wipe-xperience? Have you tried the wipes I chose? If you have, what did you think? If you haven’t, what is your go-to wipe? Please let me know by leaving me a comment and please press the Like button if you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading!