How I Was Introduced to Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes
I have been in the daycare business for 27 years, and have owned a licensed home daycare for 25 years. Believe me, I have seen many different baby wipes come and go, and have diapered more babies bottoms than I can count! I think these wipes are so superior that I wanted to let you all know about them!
What Makes Them “Natural”?
The makers of Huggies, The Kimberly-Clark Corporation, have really done a good job in making a baby wipe that is not only gentle to the skin (the cloth-like towelettes are very soft), but they contain ingredients that are also soothing and healing to the skin. Some wipes contain alcohol. Have you ever had a sore or rash on your body and applied alcohol to the area? I have, and it does NOT feel good. Imagine what a poor little baby feels when he has a diaper rash and is cleaned with wipes containing alcohol! I wouldn’t want that for my little one.
They contain purified water, aloe, and vitamin E. Most people are aware of the healing effects of aloe vera, and vitamin E is also a known healer, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Tests have shown that if you rub topical vitamin E on a sunburn it will greatly decrease the inflammation and redness.
Not Just for Diaper Changes
We use these wipes for many different things, such as keeping one in the RV for quick and easy clean ups. We’ve also found it very handy to have a package in the trunk of the car for those times when you need a quick clean up but don’t have access to water. You never know when you will need one. Last weekend my hubby was taking the garbage to our dumpster across our property, and it leaked garbage juice on his hands. We were heading to our favorite restaurant for our weekly scheduled Saturday morning breakfast – but instead of having to come home and wash his hands we whipped out the wipes and presto! (He did wash up again with soap and water at the restaurant, but they sure came in handy!)
I Love The Smell
These wipes have a light, pleasant odor to them. They have a mild, baby powder scent that I find appealing. I have used other wipes that claimed to be unscented, and they smelled terrible!! Some of the generic brands are this way. I was told that some manufacturers actually put a scent in their product to make it unscented, go figure! I love the smell of these, and the small amount of fragrance these contain have never irritated my daycare childrens bottoms.
You Can Recycle The Tubs
I really like the tubs that these wipes come in. They measure 8 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ and are 4″ tall. They have a groove in the top of the lid that makes for easy stacking of the containers. We use ours for all sorts of things, like holding crayons, leggos, little toy cars, crafts storage, hair scrunchies – the possibilities are endless. We have even used them for emergency kits – from a home made first aid kit to an automobile accessory that holds an extra flashlight, flares, candles, matches, etc. I really like them in my toy room because as I said, they stack very nicely and they are quite durable. The lids snap shut and stay shut. That’s another nice thing, since the lids stay so nice and tight, the wipes just don’t dry out on me (like some other brands have). With the labels removed, I have even used them as a cash box at our last garage sale!! How’s that for innovation!
I buy the 80 count size, because I use those containers for other things. The towelettes are nice and strong, they smell good, and they are gentle to the skin – NO alcohol! They may cost a bit more, but coupons are always available in the papers, and they are worth the extra money.