Baby wipes have helped me get out of some pretty sticky situations over the years, so we came up with 15 Creative Uses For Baby Wipes to share with all of you. I have been compensated by Johnson’s® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.
Even though my children have moved well beyond the baby stage – sniff, sniff – you’ll still find a schlew of Hand and Face Wipes in our home. These moist little towelettes help wipe away dirt and germs effortlessly and have saved me on so many occasions. Sadly, many of these “saves” have happened in my Mom-mobile with both the kids and dogs wrecking havoc all over my leather seats.
You know, like the time my daughter got car sick and barfed everywhere…or when the dog panicked on the way to the vet and slobbered everywhere…or even the time when my son dropped a container of chocolate milk and it splashed everywhere.
Good times, especially when I’m supposed to be driving the car.
So my love affair with Johnson’s® Baby hand & face wipes isn’t about to end anytime soon. Plus, they’re alcohol-free and as gentle to your eyes as pure water, so I never have to worry about my kids using them without me to clean up their messes while I’m paying attention to the road.
Since these hand and face wipes have helped me get out of some pretty sticky situations over the years, I thought it would be interesting to ask our Facebook friends about their creative uses for baby wipes. I have to say – they chatted loudly and shared lots of hand and face wipe hacks with us. And now, I’m going to share some of our collective creative uses for baby wipes with all of you.
15 Creative Uses For Baby Wipes
1.) Fitness Hacks
Wipe down the gym equipment:
“You never know who has a cold, right? Okay, maybe I’m a bit of a germaphobe, but I always wipe down the gym equipment before I use it. This way I know my hands are touching a germ-free surface.”
Quick Clean Up:
Every once in awhile, I need to go straight from the gym to picking the kids up at school. This stinks. Literally. So feel free to use these wipes to freshen up your face and armpits after your workout. You can also use them to blot your hairline to absorb sweat. Hey, you never know who you’ll bump into at the pick-up line.
Remove dirt and grime from your sneakers:
Use a wipe (or several) to get any dirt and grime off of your workout shoes. This way, you’re not tracking it into the house. I like keeping mine nice and clean without having to toss them in the washing machine.
2.) Beauty Hacks
Save messy painted nails:
If you paint your nails the way I do, hand and face wipes are a necessity in your bathroom. Seriously – I paint my whole toe. I don’t know how it happens, but I’m a trainwreck with a nail polish brush. These wipes can help you clean your toes up quickly with minimal effort.
Remove eye makeup:
“Not all baby wipes work for this job, but the Johnson’s® Baby hand and face wipes are so gentle that you can safely use them to remove your makeup. I don’t do it all of the time, but when I’ve run out of my cotton face pads, these work in a pinch.”
Clean up your clothes:
Did the dog wipe its face on your fancy dress pants? Did the white dog purposely rub up against your little black dress and get you covered in hair? Did the dog barf on your shoes? No? Really? This stuff happens to me on a regular basis. Hand and face wipes have saved me time and time again from having to put on a completely new outfit.
3.) Kid Hacks
Sanitize public spaces:
“When I’m traveling with my kids, they’re compelled to touch every dirty surface they see. I have no idea why they do it, but it’s really gross. So I use hand and face wipes to wipe off public toilet seats, airplane trays, lunch tables, and pretty much anything else that they need to touch.”
Quickly clean your children’s toys:
Have you ever looked at your children’s tablets or phones? Those suckers are filthy. I almost fainted the other day when I saw their grubby fingerprints. I don’t even know how they can see anything through the grime. I like to give their electronics a quick cleaning to get rid of the dirt and germs. It also makes them look nice and shiny again.
Tame flyaway hairs:
“My kids are the King and Queen of static electricity. No matter what I dress them in, static clings to them and sends their fine hair sticking straight up. Since we don’t use hairspray, I’ve found that giving their hair a quick pat down with a hand and face wipe gets rid of their flyaways as they head out the door.”
4.) Household Hacks
Remove dust from house plants:
“My plants are very important to me. Some of them have been raised from cuttings, so I like to make sure they’re happy, healthy and dust-free. To get their leaves nice and shiny, I carefully wipe them down with a Johnson’s® Baby hand and face wipe. It’s gentle enough on the leaves and gets all of the dust off instantly.”
Clean off your remotes:
We have so many remotes in our house, I can’t even keep track of them anymore. I use wipes to clean them down weekly because they get pretty grimy. Plus, baby wipes are thin enough that you can easily get in between the cracks of the buttons to ensure that everything has gotten a good wipe down. The same goes for our cell phones, computer keyboards, and doorknobs.
Fix painting boo-boos:
I never start a painting job without a brand new pack of baby wipes. They are awesome for fixing any mistakes you make along the way. I find myself using them often while I paint trim – just a quick swipe while the paint is still wet and you’ve erased any messes or errors you may have made. They also saved the day when my husband knocked over a cup of white paint all over my daughter’s carpet a few months ago. The added moisture helped scrub the white paint right out of the carpet!
3.) Pet Hacks
Clean up caked on slobber off your walls:
I love my dogs. I do not love their messy eating habits. I have no idea how they get slobber, drool and food bits on my freshly painted walls, but they do it every single day. I use baby wipes to remove the gunk because they’re don’t remove my paint as I scrub! P.S. I also use them to clean handprints off of my walls. The kids aren’t any better than the dogs! 😉
Remove dog hair from fabric:
I have two English Setters and they love to shed. They also love to sleep on the couch. This means that I am constantly vacuuming the couch to remove pet hair. However, baby wipes do a pretty terrific job of this too, especially when you’re in a hurry. I also use them to get the pet hair off of my pants before I walk out the door.
Clean up muddy feet:
Now before you go bananas on me – not every baby wipe is safe for this job. However, Johnson’s hand and face wipes are paraben-free, alcohol-free and allergy-tested – so I feel safe using them to wipe off my dogs’ paws. We spend a lot of time at the park and I keep a pack of them stored in the cargo area of my car. This way, I can give their paws a quick swipe before they get back in. They’re also good to have on hand if you have a nervous drooler. We do, and I’ve spent more time than I care to admit cleaning drool off of my kids’ heads.
With all of these creative uses for baby wipes, I’m sure you’ll all be running out to the store to grab some. I always buy mine online at Walmart. Their website is incredibly easy to use and they ship in no time at all!
Do you have any creative uses for baby wipes that I may have missed? Let us know!
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