A mum in Birmingham has taken to social media to ask Aldi to recall its Mamia Newborn Sensitive Wipes bafter her daughter suffered a serious skin reaction to the popular cut-price baby wipes.
The Birmingham Mail reports:
A Birmingham mum was horrified to see her daughter's face look "like she'd suffered sunburn" after using Aldi wet wipes designed for newborns. Hayley Neale had been using the Mamia Newborn Wipes on her daughter Martha for a few weeks, following a recommendation from a friend who said they were good for sensitive skin. But when little Martha, two, wiped her face with wipes from a fresh pack, she was left with sore, red and blotchy skin.
Other parents have been responding to this story on various social media sites, complaining of similar skin problems after using Aldi baby wipes.
According to the paper, an Aldi spokesperson said the brand was "very sorry" to hear about problem but stressed that the specification and supplier have not changed and said the feedback would be passed on.
Of course, it's possible that this is simply a case of an individual intolerance to a product and not an indicator of there being anything wrong with the wipes.
All of my kids have had bad reactions to various different brands of baby wipe at one time or another but I've put in down to an individual reaction and tried another brand.
That said, I've always felt a bit uneasy about using wipes but I'm just not the cotton wool and water kind of mum. (Though I wish I was.)
And yes, I get that wipes are meant for bottoms and not faces but who hasn't made short work of a sticky face with a quick baby wipe attack to the chops?
Still, ever since my mother-in-law pointed out how great baby wipes are for cleaning windows I've questioned the wisdom of using them on any part of my children's delicate bodies…
Had this happened to my child I don't think I'd have thought to suggest that the product be recalled though – but maybe I'd feel differently if I'd seen it for myself.
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