Wish I’d known about these sooner...
Saturday, 21 April 2018 | Claire
I came across Cheeky Wipes when looking for an alternative to big brand sanitary protection, and although I haven’t purchased the cotton Cheeky Mama Pads - yet - I did go for the Cheeky Bum Wipes Full Kit with extra rainbow cotton wipes and I am so so glad I did. Yes, the intial layout may seem a bit on the pricey side, but I can absolutely confirm that they are worth every single penny, and of course, within a few months they’ve practically paid for themselves anyway, not to mention that you’re reducing the amount of plastic going in the bin by quite a lot.
I opted for the organic rainbow cotton wipes after reading the handy helpful guide ‘which fabric is best for cloth baby wipes?’ I absolutely love them, they have been washed and washed and washed and are still incredibly soft and so far have kept their colour. They are gentle on Bubs’ skin, and I very rarely use more than one wipe per change, occasionally needing two for those extra big poos (where *do* they come from?)! As with the usual baby wipes, I use these for anything and everything, nappy changes, feeding time, a quick wipe down when out and about, wiping food from clothes, floors and furniture etc., so they have proved to be just as versatile and useful.
As for washing, I don’t find I’m doing any more washing than I was beforehand, I have two teenage boys who are shower mad so I just chuck the wipes in with our towels every 3/4 days or so on a 60 degree wash. They wash well and haven’t stained at all, not even from the dreaded tomatoey pasta sauces!
Hubby is converted too and we are now talking about buying the ‘Toilet Paper Alternative Wipes’ (much to our teens’ displeasure 🤣 - they’ll come round) and I have already filled my basket with the ‘Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pad Full kit’ ready for next pay day.
If you are reading this review umming and ahhing over whether or not to take the plunge, do it. You won’t regret it.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 | Rebecca
Great quality items, the tub is easy to operate with one hand and the little tabs to hook the wash bag on are genius! The little wash bag is a perfect size too and washes out clean. The pads are wonderful, it is a bit strange at first as you can feel the poppers when you sit down but that is comfort to make you remember you did put a pad on because they do feel more like fabric than a disposable pad. Normally I will have a couple of small leaks if I’ve not been sat upright or lying on my side in bed but none with these as even the wings will absorb too. The little oil is a lovely smell too which also helps when the washing and emptying is needed. Would definitely recommend.
Cheeky Wipe & Cloth Pad convert
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | Natalie
I diwcovered Cheeky Wipes in May last year when my son was less than 2 months old.
I started with the bamboo velour wipes - even hubby wasn't put off nappy changes with these! I decided to buy a full kit with rainbow microfibre wipes and have been able to mix and match the boxes with the bamboo wipes for nappy changes and use the microfibre for face & hand washing now we're on to 'proper' eating.
The wipes are brilliant! They're so nice in comparison to disposable wipes. So soft on his bottom - we've not had nappy rash or aggrevasion to his skin at all. The essential oils are perfect and I even stir a little bit of coconut oil in to the fresh box!
We don't have tears after a face & hand wash either - what bliss.
However, the inevitable stage post-birth was the return of the dreaded periods.
I used to be a mooncup user pre-baby but found when they returned I was finding it rather awful. The disposable sanitary wear came out and I was getting so uncomfortable and sore that I needed to find something to save me. Well - Cloth sanitary pads ... what heavenly delight are these. I agree with previous reviews, tighter knickers are the way forward to stop them from slip & sliding. And the new patterns - beautiful!
I am so delighted with my new purchase and I love the minky bamboo wipes that came free that month. These are great for taking make up off and I'm even using some left over wipes from all of my CW collection to trial going paper free in the bathroom... that may take a little more convincing on the hubby.
I'm an absolute convert and have been recommending you to all my new mama friends and all I can say is, Cheeky wipes - you've made my life easier over the last year and I thank you!!!
Amazing! So pleased I tried!
Saturday, 16 December 2017 | Kimberley
I love these wipes!!! I was getting grumpy with the fact that disposable wipes came out three at a time, they smelled of chemicals and when you get to the bottom half of the packet you have to fight to get a wipe out and then they all come out together. What a massive waste of money the disposables are!
We use reusable nappies and when I was going to buy reuseable wipes when I was pregnant my friends accused me of going a step too far and boarding the hippy train! Well I ended up having two nappy bins; one for my disposable wipes and one for my reusable nappies. Utter nonsense! So however ‘on board the train’ I was getting I decided to give the wipes a go. Totally amazing! Easy peasy! They smell divine, I did buy the full kit as I like the idea of presoaking the dirty wipes rather than them sitting in the nappy bin and I chuck them in the wash with my nappies. Amazing! Brilliant! Fast service! I’m a complete convert and will never look back, not to mention the fact that you get to help save the planet too!! I intend to buy more when I’m weaning!
Thank you cheeky wipes!!!!
Friday, 15 December 2017 | Joanna
Having used cheeky wipes and cloth nappies on my daughter for the last 12 months, it was an obvious step to look into CSP when my period finally returned. I found disposable pads made me feel quite sore and uncomfortable, due to my episiotomy scar. So after lots of research, I decided to take the plunge and order a full CSP kit, plus 5 extra night time pads (so I'd feel secure on my heavier days). For the first time ever, I was looking forward to my period coming, so I could try them out! I was expecting them to feel very different to wearing a disposable pad, but actually they felt quite similar, but without the itch and smell. I was surprised to find I didn't feel desperate for a shower each morning, like I normally would during my period. There was one moment at work, I became a bit worried the pad was showing through my trousers, as it's a bit bulkier than an equivalent disposable, but after a quick check in the mirror, all was well! Like other reviews warned me, there was a bit of movement with the pad, but with a bit of experimenting with underwear, turning pads around and wearing tights/leggings, it wasn't a big issue, and I had hardly any leakage on my underwear and none on my clothes, which I'm not used to! There was one day where I was walking around town, and found the longer night pads, gave me more security, regarding movement, as they're longer. I chose the bamboo top, as I thought I'd prefer that to fleece against my skin, although I was a bit concerned it might feel damp against me - I didn't ever feel wet, although during my heaviest days, I was sometimes aware it needed changing, which is no different to my experience of disposables. I found the soaking system in the mucky box very easy and not disgusting at all. My husband didn't question the appearance of the pink mucky box, alongside our green one, and it feels discrete enough to leave out even when we had visitors. I had a slightly lighter period than usual (not sure if this was a result of using cloth?), and found with 7 night pads, 6 day pads and 2 liners, I needed to wash after the first 2 days, when I'm heaviest. I think I'd find 4 or 5 more pads useful, as it was a struggle to get them to dry quick enough, even with the dehumidifier on. I was surprised not to have to do another wash, but found the pads can definitely be worn longer than disposable ones. I'm definitely a cloth convert, and can't see I'll ever be returning to disposables. Thank you for a brilliant product!
Massive. Baby soft. Smell beautiful!
Monday, 6 November 2017 | Emma
Bought these as just switched to cloth nappies and disposable wipes were actually more fuss. I’d had a selection of wipes to borrow from our local nappy library and they did the job, but I was so excited when these arrived!
They are HUGE! I am sure one alone will easily cope with a significant poo job or some serious pasta sauce decoration, leaving plenty for freshening up & the rest of the time. I have no concerns about getting mucky fingers.
They are also super soft (we have bamboo velour) and smell beautiful with the oils (so much so I think I can use a little less and make it last longer). We also received some free minkee/bamboo ones with cute little designs on them. They’re even softer (I can’t stop stroking them!) so we decided to keep them dry and use for face freshens with a little tap water and ‘drying off’ when bottom air time is not easy (e.g. when we’re out and about). However the soaking box has enough room for the extras if we did want them wet!
We had a couple of small hiccups with ordering - a missing email and some free wipes left off- but the customer service team were absolutely fantastic and got things sorted super fast. I always feel the mark of a good company is not being faultless but in being experts at fixing issues, and the team were fantastic.
Thank you for a lovely product. Highly recommended!
Monday, 16 October 2017 | Helen
I'll admit to being sceptical about cloth pads, but after years of irritation and painful rashes caused by disposables I decided to give them a go. I went for the full kit as it gave me a mixture of pads, some cotton, some minky and with different lengths and so far I'm very impressed. No leaks at all and they're so comfortable. I don't even know I have them on! The free wipes that came with the pads are lovely and soft and the mucky box is great for discretely soaking used pads. I would definitely recommend and will be buying again.
Fabulous make up removal pads
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 | Maya
I absolutely love these colourful make up removal pads. I chose the gorgeous rainbow pattern ones. I have been using them for a couple of weeks and really impressed with how well they remove my makeup. I'm trying to slowly start using reusable items for myself and family so thought this would be a good place to start. I would normally use at least 10 cotton wool pads in a day for my daily routine, whereas now one cheeky wipes removal pads will do! I love the two textures to the pads, the patterned side it so soft and great for the eye area, takes mascara off no problem and the other side is good for giving your face a good scrub! I'm converted! x
Toilet Paper Alternative Family Cloth Wipes Kit
Thursday, 21 September 2017 | Ella
I was extremely suspicious that this would be gross, but after eharing about it on radio 2, my husband wouldn't stop talking about it, and since we're planning to use reusable nappies for our hopefully-arriving-soon baby I thought we'd give it a go. We love them, they feels great and make the bathroom smell good, Would recommend to give it a go, especially after seeing that article in the BBC news about the 250 fat berg of toilet paper they found under London!
Friday, 1 September 2017 | Lauri
I was definitely one of those ewww! people. But having started using the sani pads recently (and wished I had found them years ago) and then hearing you on Radio 2 I thought I'd give the toilet set a go. It took a while for me to unpack the parcel and start to use it (still at the squeamish stage) but everything is so well thought out, even the way the mesh bag fits into the mucky box and the smells from the added scented oils are great and so refreshing. So now I can say I have used it for a number 2 as well as number 1 and am delighted with how easy it is and how fresh I feel. There's nothing more annoying than paper that tears when you're wiping, and this eliminates all that. I am new to this and haven't washed them yet but it all seems to be going very smoothly. I have now ordered some of the rainbow cloths to replace my cleaning cloths and kitchen paper. Final step is to convince the rest of the family! So glad I found this product!