Top positive review
Great for little kids, unscented, 6 yrs of use without plumbing issues
November 29, 2018
1. Strong. Holds up without falling apart
2. Absolutely no scent. Seriously. It just smells like a wet package of napkins.
3. Lid fits well and pack doesn't dry out when lid is closed
4. Small enough to be portable
1. It would be so great if the lid would close by itself so that when my kid forgets to close it, the whole pack doesn't dry out and just turn into a thick brick of toilet paper.
We first started using these Kandoo wipes about 6 years ago during the toilet training phase when my son was learning to wipe his own bottom. We've been quite happy with these wipes and how well these work. About the time that the oldest is growing out of using moist wipes and going to dry toilet paper, the younger kid is starting the toilet training phase. So we've been buying these and pretty much keeping a stockpile in the house over the past 6 years. Now the youngest kid is 5 years old and these wipes are working well for her as well. The moist wipes work so much better than toilet paper and are so much more reliable at making sure that their bottoms are clean. it's no fun having to wash stained dirty underwear.
Yes, some reviewers have left negative comments about the size of these wipes; remember that they're designed for little kids and little hands and little bottoms. I actually think they're the perfect size for kindergarten and early elementary school aged kids. I've used a few once in a while, and I agree that they're a bit small for grown adult use, but c'mon, it's called "Kandoo" spelled with a "K", and geared towards kids. How can you hold that against them?
It states right on the package that these are flushable, and we have been flushing them down the toilet in our house over the past 6 years without any issue. There's a disclaimer on the package that asks to flush often when using these so that you don't try to send a giant ball of wipes down the toilet that could potentially clog up the works. Excellent advice which I've tried to relay to my kids. However, I can guarantee that none of my kids ever understood that concept and I'm sure they've flushed fistfuls at a time in addition to large wads of toilet paper. To date, none of the kids have clogged the toilet. (We also did buy new Kohler toilets that claim to be clog-proof... which isn't exactly true, but I digress.) The wipes are decently thick and strong and won't fall apart as you're using them, which is kind of concerning when you think about them going through your toilet drain pipe. But they're also simultaneously easy to shred and poke your finger through if you're not paying attention, so I can see how it will dissolve and disintegrate. Amazingly, we've never had issues with toilets clogging from these wipes or other plumbing issues. Maybe we're lucky and have a super sewer system.
The only con is that these packs will definitely dry out if the lid isn't closed all the way. I'm not sure how long it takes for that to happen, but on more than one occasion I've gone into the kid's bathroom to see a dried out pack of Kandoo wipes. Thankfully, they're relatively easy to reconstitute with just some water, and still retain their wiping power and will also continue to pull out of the package Kleenex-style.