If you have a baby in the house, you probably know a couple of uses for baby wipes. But if it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned a baby’s bottom, an updated refresher course in the multitude of uses baby wipes is in order. Inexpensive, aloe-infused, scented or unscented baby wipes are one of a traveler’s must-have items. Place a few baby wipes in a Ziploc bag and tuck them in your purse, tuck a soft-sided container of baby wipes in an overnight bag or suitcase and always keep a container of baby wipes in the car for these ten uses.
Cut or Burn Fist Aid
The aloe in baby wipes contains polysaccharides which have anti-microbial properties that help prevent infection. Gently press a baby wipe against a minor cut or burn for a soothing, cooling cleansing.
Instant Hand Wash
Remove all the dirt and germs from hands with a baby wipe. Rub a baby wipe all over hands and under nails, the aloe’s anti-microbial properties will kill the germs. Perfect for traveling when soap and water may not be readily available.
Makeup Remover Wipe
Just as effective and gentle as specially packaged makeup wipes but costing much less, baby wipes will remove makeup and leave skin clean and soft. Whisk away eye makeup, dirt and oil from face and hydrate skin with aloe-infused baby wipes.
Sooth Sunburned Skin
Place baby wipes over sunburned area for a few minutes to soothe and cool affected skin. Aloe contains mucopolysaccharides which help ease inflammation caused by sunburn and will help rejuvenate the skin. Place baby wipe in refrigerator a few minutes before using on sunburned skin for even more cooling power.
Tame Frizzy Hair
Lightly run a baby wipe down hair, roots to ends, to tame the frizzies or fly-away hair. The aloe in the baby wipes contains saponin, which is a slightly sticky compound that will keep hair under control.
Traveling near or far can lead you to encounters with less-than-clean surfaces. Baby wipes are the great equalizer in those situations. Wipe away dirt and germs from airline trays, fast food restaurant tables or stadium seats with baby wipes.
Personal Air Conditioner
Swiping a damp baby wipe across your forehead, neck and wrists will help keep you cool during hot days of travel. Dampening those areas of the body lowers the core body temperature.
Polish Shoes with Baby Wipes
Remove the day’s dirt and scuff marks quickly by rubbing a baby wipe over the shoe surface. Use a fresh baby wipe to wipe across the insoles to clean away foot oils and leave behind a fresh scent.
Clean Away Deodorant Stains on Clothing
Those embarrassing white deodorant streaks can easily be removed by dabbing them with a baby wipe. Dab away makeup stains on clothing too.
Adult Toilet Paper
In a pinch, baby wipes are strong, hypoallergenic and can take care of business.