As I said before I wanted to keep most of the Pick n Pay products I received to review for when our baby was born, this happened a little sooner than expected and we have been using the products for just over a week now.
My overall impression is that these are great quality products at a reasonable price.
But lets break it down shall we…
Junior #5 nappies
We started using these for Aaron at night mostly as he still isn’t fully potty trained. The quality of the nappy and the materials used rival any of the big brands on the market. I found the fit of the nappy very good and the retention (liquids and solids) excellent. I did notice a bit of a rash that has formed around the waist band area, we are treating it with rash cream and hopefully it is unrelated to the nappy itself.
Cotton Wool Pleats
I like the idea of the cotton wool pleats. They are easy to tear off but I found that the size of each pleat is too big for our needs and halving one pleat makes it too small. I also didn’t like that at each tear section the cotton wool has a hard edge. In terms of what cotton wool is supposed to do, I have no complaints.
I LOVE the wipes. The smell is subtle and pleasant. They were easy to remove one at a time. They have just the right moisture content that I like. We usually use Pigeon brand wipes and the Pick n Pay wipes are the closest I have come to that quality.
Cotton Buds for Baby
I have never used a cotton bud for a babies ears but I found that these buds were just perfect for dipping into surgical spirits and cleaning Faith’s umbilical stump.
Personally I did not like the nappy cream. Its a perfectly serviceable cream but I found it no different from a body or hand cream. For me a bum cream needs to be more of a paste, a barrier cream between baby’s bum and the wet in her nappy. I found that this cream absorbed almost immediately and that Faith started to get a small rash on her bum so I stopped using it and went back to our usual Fissan Paste.
I adore the baby lotion. Again, it smells lovely and it absorbs beautifully. Faith particularly likes it when I use it after her bath for a massage.
I love the body wash. A little goes a long way with this product and we have used it every single bath Faith has had. In fact I like it so much Im tempted to use it for my own bath tonight. I also used this to wash her hair and so far it has left her hair silky and smelling beautiful.
So far those are the products we have used. As we use the other products we will let you know what we think.
And just because I can and I know you will all go awwwwwww, here is a pic that the very talented Jenty took of our beautiful girl 🙂