Let's just get straight to the point shall we?
How clean is your bum?
Andrex recently approached me to see if I fancied trying out their new Washlets. You know. The moist toilet tissues. 'Well,' I thought. 'If they're good enough for Dawn O'Porter's bum then they're good enough for mine.' and I agreed to give them a whirl.
What are they then? I hear you ask. They are moistened, flushable toilet tissue, designed to be a little extra step in your bathroom routine. The key word in that description for me is FLUSHABLE.
I'm sure the majority of you realise that baby wipes and make up wipes aren't supposed to be flushed down the toilet, and I'm sure the majority of you still do it. YOU MUSTN'T, you NAUGHTY PEOPLE. They don't break down like normal toilet paper - instead they build up in and block pipes and drains and cause all sorts of problems for the water board and the environment.
Because baby and make up wipes don't biodegrade like normal loo paper they end up in landfill so, despite them being super handy and the only thing that will do in some circumstances, I try my hardest not to use too many.
But anyway. Back to the Washlets. They are skin PH neutral and dermatologically tested and are available in both a moisture retaining tub and refill packs of 42 wipes. They are excellent for use when toilet training your toddler as, obviously, being wet they do a much better job of cleaning bums - plus they are dispensed from the tub one at a time which means you won't end up with an entire toilet roll unravelled all over your bathroom.*
Also from a Mum's point of view, they are a pretty useful thing to keep in your changing bag as they can be used to wipe mucky hands and faces etc instead of your normal, unflushable, wipes ~ and they are half the price (around the £1.80 mark) and much easier to dispose of.
Now don't think I'm trying to avoid talking about how they are supposed to be used! Of course I have been giving them a go myself - and I'm not shy either so I'm happy to tell you ALL about it.
It goes without saying that wet cleans better than dry. You're not going to do your washing up by wiping over the dirty dishes with a dry cloth, are you? These are a bit weird to start with - they're chilly for starters, and wet too (duh!) but hey! I like them! And I think my friends and family must do too as my tub is almost empty after only a few days.
So what do you reckon? Something you'd like to try? Why not take a look at the Clean Campaign facebook page here. And here's a little bit more info from the Face of Moist Toilet Tissue, Dawn O'Porter, herself xoxox