This post is sponsored by Huggies.
Both of my girls are long out of diapers. But I still buy Huggies Natural Care Wipes by the caseload.
Did you know that Huggies worked in partnership with NICU nurses to develop the first baby wipe specifically designed for fragile premature baby skin to be used in NICUs?
They’re called Huggies Natural Care Extra Sensitive Wipes and they’re only found in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, not sold in stores. However, many of the features found in the Extra Sensitive Wipes are the same in Huggies everyday Natural Care Wipes, which are hypoallergenic, contain 0% fragrance, 0% parabens, and are free of alcohol. Those are the wipes you can buy in the store and, as I said, we use them like crazy around here.
So what do we use all of these baby wipes for if we aren’t cleaning baby bottoms?
Cleaning the house!
From top to bottom, you can clean the entire house with baby wipes. And if you are using Huggies Natural Care Wipes, you can feel comfortable letting your little ones clean right along with you.
Plus they’re really strong and absorbent because they’re made to be thick enough to clean babies’ hands, faces and bottoms. (Check out Steph’s instagram video of the time she put them to the test during the Huggies Parents Council roundtable event!)
We keep a container of wipes in every room of the house. I love that the refillable tubs are sturdy and colorful. It’s the little things that count, right?!
In The Kitchen / Dining Room
-After meals, clean sticky hands and faces. If I let my kids leave the table to go to the bathroom and wash their hands, they will touch every wall, couch and surface between the dining room and the bathroom. So we wipe first with a baby wipe right at the table. Then they go wash on their own in the bathroom.
-Wipe down high chairs, booster seats, and crevices in dining room chairs. My kids are very messy eaters, so we do this after nearly every meal!
-Wipe off counters, stove top, sinks and inside the microwave. Wipes also work great on the edges and crevices of the dishwasher.
On the Floors
-Quickly wipe up spills or spots from tile or laminate floors. Or clean the entire floor. You can even attach a baby wipe to the bottom of a mop and mop all the floors.
-Wipe up accidents from carpet. Whether it is from kids or pets, I’ve found baby wipes are great at cleaning up accidents.
-Clean food and other unknown spills from carpets. The earlier you can get to them, the better. But I have even been able to get out some unknown, crusted substances from the living room rug.
-If you want your kids to help with cleaning the floors, place 2 wipes on the ground. Let them put a little foot on each wipe, then “skate” around the house on the wipes. (Ideal for older children with greater stability.)
-Dust all the baseboards with a single wipe. This is a great job for the kids, since they are already so low to the ground. My daughter’s first “chore” was cleaning the baseboards.
In the Laundry Room
-Wipe spots off of clothing. Baby wipes work to remove deodorant stains, makeup and toothpaste from clothes easily.
-Clean muddy shoes. Or even muddy dog paws.
-Clean around the edges and crevices of the washing machine and dryer. Use a wipe to clean all of the gunk out of the gaskets, and around the doors. I keep the wipes right next to the washing machine so I can wipe everything down every few loads.
-Clean out the lint catcher. The wipes will allow you to get every last bit of lint out of the dryer.
In the Bathrooms
-Clean the toilet. If you have newly potty trained kids, you know that the toilet area needs to be cleaned daily. I wipe down the toilet and the surrounding floors every night while the kids are in the bath.
-Clean the sinks and counters. The kids wipe out the sinks after they brush their teeth at night.
In the Playroom
-Clean up marker, crayon, paint and colored pencils. If you are doing any kind of art projects with your little ones, or even just letting them color, you know how the markers, crayons or pencils tend to end up everywhere but the actual paper! Well, with Huggies Natural Care Wipes, the “art work” wipes right up. I use them to clean up hands, walls, tables, and even couches. (Especially microfiber couches.) My preschooler knows that after she finishes her picture, she grabs a wipe and cleans off the work surface.
-Clean toys and dolls. Baby dolls are very well loved in our house, and they start looking very grungy after a while. Baby wipes get the baby dolls faces looking like new again.
-Clean chalkboard walls, or dry erase boards.
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