Looking after today's kids is important to us, but so is looking after tomorrow's. So while TERRA baby wipes are gentle on your baby's skin, you can trust they're also gentle on the planet.
Introducing Terra Manuka Honey organic wipes, the uniquely New Zealand baby wipes. Manuka Honey is famous around the world for its incredible natural antibacterial properties. Additionally, Manuka Honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits as well. We source our certified Organic Manuka Honey from the pristine Leptospermum scoparium bush of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
All our products go though intensive testing so that you can be sure that Terra is the most pure and natural wipes you will ever use. Combined with the softest Bamboo Fiber cloth, it provides a nourishing and healing cleanse for your baby and others. The wipes are complemented by Aloe Vera and Vitamin E - these wipes are perfect for a baby with sensitive skin and helps prevent rashes. We protect our baby wipes with Amino Acid and Chamomile to provide antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Every time you use Terra wipes you will feel proud that you're helping the environment, as Terra is 100% biodegradable and packaged in recycled plastic.
Having already tried some of the Terra wipes range, I was delighted to get a third variety to review. I was off to Auckland for a couple of days as one of my friends has a new baby and wanted to show her off; besides, I had planned another visit to an elderly relative who lives in a retirement village. She had already tried another of the range but on the first occasion she had used just one wipe; this time round I planned to let her keep the partially used pack, once I had tested a few myself and a few more on the new baby.
The first stop was at my friend's house. The baby is now three weeks old and is beginning to interact with the world around her and even to try to grasp things (although she is not so good at letting go). I got there when it was feed-and-change time (or, as some of my family used to call it, fuel-up-and-oil-change) so it was an ideal time to bring out the pack of wipes. They had not seen them before, but my friend is committed to environmental responsibility so she was pleased to see that the wipes are able to be recycled. She is also using cloth nappies so it is essential that her baby's skin is kept as clean as possible and only the gentlest of cleaning products are used.
After Baby had been through the full cycle and both ends had been attended to, her mother expressed her satisfaction with the way the wipes had performed. She had used only two (one for each end) which surprised her as she had thought it would take more. However, the strong texture and the generous size of the wipes means that they give better mileage than other brands. There was even enough cleaning power left in the wipe she had used for Baby's face to sort out a couple of milk spots on her clothing. Both mother and her partner were pleased that there was no discernible scent; altogether they were impressed and said they would consider buying a pack themselves.
My next stop was at a retirement village where an aunt is in residence. I often call in with a treat for her when I am in the area, and enjoy these shared moments when she reminisces about old times in the family. This time I had brought her the packet of wipes - as mentioned, she had already tried and approved of a sample of Terra Water wipes, so had assured me she would like to test a different variety. Although some of the packet had already been used, there was plenty left and indeed the closing flap was so effective that it was almost impossible to tell that it had already been opened. I was worried that she might not be able to open it herself, but there were no problems for her. It peeled back easily and she said it was nice to get a packet that you could actually close properly so that the contents did not get too dry.
It was very warm inside the building - I realise that these places are often overheated because many of the residents cannot move around easily and are susceptible to the cold. However, although she is confined to a wheelchair these days, she does feel the heat and said she was feeling quite sweaty. I suggested she try wiping her temples and the back of her neck with one of the wipes. I did offer to do it for her but got well and truly rebuffed; she was determined she could do it herself. And she did! She was delighted with the feel on her skin as it was nice and cool, and she declared that she felt quite refreshed. She used a second one on her mouth and said it felt great because it did not leave her lips feeling dry.
As I was leaving, I asked if she would like to keep the rest of the packet. (Of course, I had intended to leave it with her anyway, but had not told her that!) Her face lit up - yes, she would certainly like to keep it. But then her face dropped again as she realised I might want to keep it myself. I assured her that it was hers to keep if she thought the wipes would be useful. I took a couple out for my journey home - one thing I had noticed was that they hold the moisture for some time if you screw them up tight rather than flattening them - and handed the rest of the packet back to her. The smile made it all worthwhile!
It has been a while since wipes have been required for wiping babies bottoms in my house, but that doesn't mean we don't still use wipes, they still come very much in handy. If, when I had wee ones in my house, I had seen these on the shelf, I would have been greatly put off by the price and not bothered with them at all. The packaging looks nice and simply but makes sure you know what to expect from the product. Opening it up I expected to smell some honey, but there wasn't a trace but even better, there was no scent at all to these (some I've used before have smelled horrid).
These days I base some of my purchases on how easily my eight year old can use it, and she struggled to get just one wipe out at a time, something that we soon found was the same for everyone. Sometimes you would pull out just one but other times it came out in a clump and you had to find other things to use the wipes on, as you couldn't just jam them back in. A complaint about the packaging was that after multiple uses, the top began to tear, which meant that you start to have to use them up quicker lest they dry out and therefore no longer be able to do their job.
I decided to try these with cleaning the girls hands after they got icky and sticky from whatever they had eaten, and they did a nice job. They also commented that these felt nice on their faces. For me, I found these didn't effect my sensitive hands and I didn't feel like I needed to rinse my hands off afterwards. I enjoy using wipes for small cleanups where spray and wipe isn't necessary, and so I used a wipe to clean the class on my fireplace and it did a fab job. The next test was on the hearth, some kindling had fallen out and been left to burn, I used one wipe to clean up the marks left and was delighted that one was all it took and the wipe held its shape.
The wipes are versatile, price wise they're too expensive for my family and with a wrapping that will fail, not worth me buying a pack just for myself. Beyond that, this was a good product.
Baby wipes are a regular part of my shopping list, with a baby in nappies but not only that my teenage daughter prefers baby wipes over other cosmetic wipes for washing her face and removing make up, and I find them extremely handy for my 7 year old and his grubby hands and face. We often have a packet in the glovebox of the car especially for those occasions where grubby hands and faces need to be cleaned, since becoming a mum i've found baby wipes to be the most versatile product and must admit I even use them for general clean up's for the convenience factor.
I did feel a bit wasteful using these for such purpose as the wipes are more expensive than what I would normally purchase and do have those amazing added ingredients like NZ Manuka honey and aloe vera so wiping down the high chair after bubs has had dinner, or giving my phone screen a quick clean seemed more wasteful than what it would with the cheaper wipes. I love the added ingredients for use on a babies sensitive skin and even my own, manuka honey has been something I have used in other baby skincare products and love the gentle yet healing affect it has on my babies skin.
These wipes have proven to be gentle on my children's sensitive skin, and I feel the manuka and the aloe vera and vitamin e have helped soothe my babies skin during the last week since she has had a virus and developed a rash and runny nose. My daughter is 17 months and is in th ethick of developing independence so loves to blow her own nose, as she has been sick her nose is red and irritated and I have found allowing her to use a baby wipe to blow her nose by herself has been great to stop further irritation. Being young she does find having her nose wiped can be painful especially when there are dry areas of build up so the moisture in the wipes and the soothing aloe vera, and vitamin e help clean her nose without hurting.
So as well as preventing rashes, I have found these amazing wipes by Terra help soothe existing rashes and irritated skin. The Manuka Honey sure did help to bring down the redness and inflammation in my girls sore red nose as well as being gentle during nappy changes. Reading the ingredients I felt assured that the ingredients were all beneficial to sensitive skin rather than being harsh chemical ingredients you wouldn't want to be using on baby soft skin. My teenager and I also use baby wipes for face washing and these wipes in particular I felt left my face feeling clean and soft.
Although as mentioned they are more expensive than the wipes I would normally purchase this to me is a reflection of the fact that they use quality ingredients for the benefit of baby skin and that the environment is considered by using biodegradable and recyclable materials. All in all I would definitely purchase again despite the price difference as we have loved using these wipes.
Although I am past the baby stage and don't need baby wipes for little bottoms, I still have two girls that like to get dirty so I like to keep a stash in the car and in the bathrooms. They are also convenient for cleaning up spills and giving surfaces a quick wipe down when I'm in a rush. Prior to receiving these wipes, I had just bought a cheap packet of baby wipes so I was interested to see how they both would compare.
The Terra Wipes come in a nice crisp white packet with text emphasising that they have organic ingredients, are hypoallergenic and are alcohol and paraben free. My one gripe with baby wipes is the plastic opener and I hate it when it rips and you are left with exposed baby wipes that usually dry out. I made sure to open slowly so the packet didn't rip and pulled out a wipe. I noticed that as soon as you pulled a wipe out, another one would follow and you then had to push that one back in the packet before you could reseal.
The wipes are a good size, considerably thicker than the cheaper branded wipes and are slightly textured. They had an appropriate amount of moisture without being too dry or wet and were effective in removing the chocolate sauce from my daughters face. The wipes have "the prized natural healing properties of Manuka Honey" but are completely fragrance free. These are definitely premium wipes which is reflected in the price. Although these are really great wipes, the price is off-putting and I would be loathe to use one of these to clean a surface!
I was excited to try these wipes as they are organic 99.7% New Zealand water made. The Manuka Honey is a nice twist as well, I did however think I would be able to smell a little bit of a honey smell but the fragrance free really is fragrance free, I found these a lot thicker then normal wipes which is great as god for cleaning up all the spills and messes that children make.
I opened the bag and noticed the sticky peel back label was well stuck so gave it a good tug. I however did not like the fact that its harder to get the wipes out with one hand especially if I am trying to hold my baby with the other or got a mess in one hand and trying to grab a wipe with the other. Was harder to pull back the sticky tab and pull one out on its own.
I found these great for many different reasons though, not only for my baby and cleaning his face after a feed, his bottom during a nappy change but great for wiping down the food tray. I would normally use about 3 other wipes but these I could use one as they are thicker and hold up better.
I also found them great for when I am doing a quick dust mission, just grab one and walk around the window sills and bench top wiping them down. They hold the dirt and dust well. Also great for cleaning the toilet as I find wipes are great as can chuck in the bin afterwards as when you use a cloth you rinse it out and put it back in the cupboard for another day but unsure how hygienic that really is.
I liked using these wipes and were great to use, the price per packet though is a little high consider the price of everything else you pay for a baby and how many you go through it would be nearly $20 a week added to that bill on wipes where as the ones I buy now are $3 and have double the amount. But yes I know these are the better healthier option, so I guess it depends on your income and what you can afford. My oldest son commented on these saying how thick and great they were to use. However my partner was not a fan off them. He just said he did not like them. So each to their own I guess.
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