Ask any mom about how she uses baby wipes, and I’d bet she’d have a dozen other uses to tell you about in addition to diaper changes. That’s because baby wipes are actually far more versatile than their name lets on! Which is exactly why I still keep a pack of baby wipes handy at home to this day, despite the fact that my youngest “baby” will be turning 20 this year. (Yikes!)
Today we’ll be exploring 11 of the best, most useful things you can do with baby wipes. This list covers a wide range of applications, from freshening up on a hot day to shining up your favorite leather accessories. By the end of this post, you’ll surely agree that baby wipes aren’t just for babies anymore! :-)
11 Brilliant Uses For Baby Wipes
1. Remove Eye Makeup
Use a baby wipe to remove your eye makeup after a night out! If you have sensitive skin or just want to make the wipe a little more nourishing, add a drop or two of fractionated coconut oil to it before using.
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2. Erase Hair Dye Mishaps
Keep baby wipes handy whenever you’re dyeing your own hair or someone else’s at home. They’re great for wiping up accidental smears or splatters of hair dye on your forehead or neck. You can also use them to tidy up smeared manis or pedis, or clean up self tanner accidents!
3. Freshen Up
Chilled baby wipes feel so refreshing on a really hot day. The next time you have a beach day, bring a bag of wipes along in your cooler. Then when you’re feeling sweaty, you can cool off with a refreshing chilled wipe! You can also keep baby wipes in your fridge during the summer to quickly cool off on those nights when you feel overheated.
4. DIY Hemorrhoid Wipes
You can use baby wipes to make homemade hemorrhoid wipes that are so much cheaper than the ones you can buy in stores. Start with a package of wipes that contain aloe, then pour about 1/2 cup of witch hazel into the package. The combination of aloe and witch hazel is extremely soothing!
5. On-The-Go Stain Remover
You don’t need a special stain remover pen for spills if you have baby wipes on hand! They’re surprisingly effective at cleaning up spills and stains on clothes. (A retail worker told me they even use baby wipes to remove makeup residue from clothes in the dressing room!)
6. Clean Bird Poop Off Your Car
Keep baby wipes in your car’s glovebox to clean up bird poop. Bird droppings can damage the paint job on your car, so it’s important to remove them as soon as possible. Keeping a few wipes on hand makes it quick and easy.
7. Quick Clean Up For Pets
Keep baby wipes on hand to clean up your dog’s paws after a trip to the dog park, or wipe your cat’s face clean after a messy meal. They are also useful for removing loose hairs from your dog or cat’s coat!
8. Shine Your Leather
Baby wipes contain moisturizing ingredients that can add shine to leather shoes, jackets, and purses. Just give them a quick wipe, then use a clean dry cloth to buff the leather to a nice shine. You can also use wipes to clean dirt off your sneakers and other shoes!
9. Moisten Envelope Adhesive
When you have to seal several envelopes in a row, it doesn’t take long to get sick of licking the adhesive to moisten it. Spare your tongue and just use a baby wipe to moisten the adhesive strip instead!
10. Clean A Chalkboard
Use a wipe to clean chalk and dusty residue off of chalkboards. They also work for cleaning chalk off of surfaces painted with chalkboard paint!
11. Shower Substitute
Keep baby wipes handy on camping, hiking, and road trips as a way to freshen up when you don’t have a shower available. It’s not exactly the same as a shower, but it’s certainly better than nothing! :-)
What’s your favorite way to use baby wipes?