This post is sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central; all opinions expressed are my own.
I’m no newbie when it comes to baby wipes, or WaterWipes for that matter, having familiarized myself with them long before the thought of children ever entered my mind. In my early twenties, single and without children, baby wipes were a staple of mine, but not in the way you might be thinking. You see, I was an avid camper and hiker, and I loved tossing my tent into my trunk and taking off for the weekend. In fact, one of the things I loved most about living in Florida was the fact that I could comfortably camp year-round. If you’re the hiking and/or camping sort, and baby wipes aren’t in your arsenal, then you’re sorely missing out!
I remember camping in Rainbow River in Florida (where the manatees spend a great deal of their time). It was June, so the heat was intense, as were the bugs. The canoeing, however, was wonderful, with the crystal clear brackish water. Baby wipes were a godsend, allowing me to freshen-up and feel refreshed with just a swipe of the cloth.
I’ve been busy decorating our new home, and found an inexpensive corner table on Craigslist that would be perfect for our master bathroom. I knew I was going to be painting the table, so I needed to sand the table to prime the wood for painting. After sanding, it’s important to make sure that all of the dust is removed so that the paint has a secure and porous area to cover (this will avoid chipping, peeling, etc.). To make sure all of the dust was removed, I used my handy-dandy WaterWipes! Since water is the only ingredient (well, 99.9% of it), I didn’t need to worry about the wipes leaving a residue. A quick wipe down and my table was ready to paint, check out the before and after shots:
So, you see, baby wipes aren’t just for babies. Here are a few more (un)common uses for baby wipes, other than for baby bums:
Blot stains (keep in car or small pouch in purse)
Quick shoe clean
Sunburn relief (it won’t cure it, but it will definitely cool it off instantly)
Quick cleanup for cuts & scrapes
Car cleanup (perfect for dusting off the dash or cleaning up small spills)
Tissues (instead of buying expensive, specialized, moistened toddler tissues, use a baby wipe instead)
Laptop cleanup (I leave my laptop open most of the time, so it gets dusty quickly)
Paw cleaner (perfect for those of you with pets — clean muddy paws in one swipe)
Did you know that baby wipes can by laundered and used again? The weave is thick enough for your wipe to withstand the washing machine, making them perfect to recycle and reuse (if you’re concerned about the waste from using baby wipes for…everything).
I’m sensitive to fragrances, not only the smell, but using products with fragrances irritates my skin. One of the things I love about Water Wipes, and have loved since they first came available in the US a couple years ago, is that they are fragrance free. I never had to worry about my son’s skin being irritated by using Water Wipes, nor did I need to worry about getting a headache from artificial fragrances.
WaterWipes are comprised of 99.9% water and .1% grapefruit seed extract. No chemicals, nothing tricky to pronounce, just water. I just grabbed the last two packages of WaterWipes at my Walgreens, but I’m sure you’ll have no problem grabbing a pack (or two) at your local Walgreens!
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