Pros: Price, quality, self contained packages.
Cons: Wipes packages are bulky when full
When we first started using wipes after my daughter was born in April, we used Pampers Sensitive wipes because a sample came with the package of diapers. We used those for awhile, but one day, we noticed a $3 coupon for the Kirkland wipes in our Costco coupon mailer. Ive had experience with these Kirkland brand wipes. This is the brand of wipes that they used at the daycare/preschool that I worked at and this is also the brand that we would buy at my SAHM internship (nanny job).
At first, I was nervous about how my daughter would react to these wipes. Her skin has always been a little sensitive, and she got a little red after we started using the Pampers Sensitive. This stopped right away, but I was not sure how she would do with a product that was not labeled sensitive.
She did not have any reaction, which is great because this wipes are wonderful. The wipes are soft and they are thin enough to be easy manipulated around a babys curves and nooks- but thick enough to stand up to rigorous wiping that is often needed to clean a squirmy baby. The wipes are unscented and alcohol-free.
Kirkland Signature is Costcos house brand and I think these wipes are pretty high quality for generic wipes. Your wipes come in a large box. Each box contains 8 packages of 88 wipes- for a total of 704 wipes. The packages have plastic flip tops and can be used as a their own wipes container- there is no need to keep a plastic container and thread refills through it. The packages are initially sealed with a piece of plastic sticky tape, but once the tape is removed, the plastic flip top does a great job of keeping the wipes moist. And to be honest, I can get forgetful. But thats okay- when this happens, only the top wipe dries out- the rest stay moist.
The packages are pretty portable. I have a fairly large purse, so I have been using that as a combination purse/diaper bag. I did not have a problem fitting a couple of diapers and my little plastic wipes clasp, but when I tried to lug around the brick of wipes, it got a little cumbersome. I have solved this problem by waiting until the package of wipes at the home changing station is about three-quarters empty. Then I get a new package for the changing station and put the old almost empty package in my purse. Problem solved!
These wipes are great to keep around. I teach religious school on the weekends. The kids are kindergartners and first graders and we do a lot of crafts. More often than not, everyones hands end up covered in glue! The bathrooms are on a different floor, so the kids just use these baby wipes to de-gunk their hands.
According to the package, these wipes are not flushable. Also, you need to store them at room temperature. That means no keeping them in the fridge!
These wipes are priced well too. Of course, you need a Costco membership to buy then, and you really ought to have a Costco membership. I could jump on my Costco soapbox for hours, but they have so much there! I know prices may vary by region, but you can get rotisserie chickens for $4.99, 90% ground beef for $2 a lb, huge canisters of Similac, and more. Anyway, as I recall, this box of wipes is about $15.95. With the $3 coupon, the price dropped to $12.95. This is definitely a veritable bargain.
I highly recommend the Kirkland Signature Premium Unscented Baby Wipes. You get a lot of wipes for a low price, and the packages are self-containing. These wipes are great for wiping babys bums or cleaning up crafty hands that are full of glue. Best of all, the wipes are strong enough to clean up my baby, but gently on her skin.