I have spoken before about Atty’s sensitive little bottom when discussing why we use Eco Nappies but what I didn’t write about is the wipes that we use. Now I know my hundreds and hundreds of readers (Hi Mum!) can’t sleep at night pondering this very thing. But ponder no more my friends, I’m about to take you on the wonderful journey of our baby wipe choices.
It’s no secret that baby’s skin is naturally more sensitive than adult’s skin, and I am very conscious (as a lot of parents are) about what chemicals I put on Atty’s skin. Now we were one of those families who continued to use cotton wool and water for a very long time after leaving the hospital, the one day we dared to use a wipe when out and about Atty’s skin reacted almost instantly and became very red and sore. So when I heard of the ‘Worlds Purest Baby Wipe’ I was intrigued to say the least. All the convenience of a wipe without any of the chemicals?! FANTASTIC.
So off we tootled to Boots (well my walk was less of a tootle and more of a limp after my emergency csection) to purchase our very first pack of Water Wipes and genuinely we have never looked back! And I’m sure, if Atty’s perfect derriere could talk, it would thank us.
But it’s not only the nappy region that these bad boys are good for, oh no! As a Mum (and I’m sure a lot of other people would agree) the baby wipe becomes a staple cleaning product for every single household task.
The table needs wiping? Grab a baby wipe
The mantle needs dusting? Grab a baby wipe
You need to take your makeup off? GRAB A BABY WIPE!
You get the picture. But we go through packets and packets of them weekly because of how multi-functional they are.
Even when weaning, these wipes have been brilliant for getting dried spinach out of Atty’s eyebrows, or wiping Weetabix hand prints off my work trousers the second before I walk out of the door (cheers for that baby!).
And with only two ingredients- 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract, if Atty does get hold of one and put it in his mouth I don’t go into complete melt down about him putting chemicals into his mouth. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t let him sit and suck on them to quench his thirst, it’s just not the end of the world if one does make its way into his mouth for a couple of seconds.
With the UK just having its hottest day of the year so far I though it would also be worth sharing some Summer Skin Tips by WaterWipes and Michelle Comrie, midwife at Southampton Princess Anne Hospital (although I’m not sure how likely it is we’ll see the sun again, it’s the UK after all…)
- Going to the Beach- Although the saltwater can be a natural exfoliate, seawater can be dehydrating for the skin (especially if you suffer from eczema). And sand can also exacerbate skin conditions too, so if possible shower your little one down after being in the sea and dry their skin thoroughly. Or if you don’t have access to a shower or you are in a rush, alternatively you could use a WaterWipe to gently wipe away sand and sea water before having a lovely bath once you are home.
- Extreme Heat- As I mentioned the UK had its hottest day of the year recently and I for one was worried about Atty in that heat. Try and keep clothing as loose and light weight as possible as this will help to prevent over sweating causing sweat rash.
- Chlorine– Swimming is a brilliant activity to do in the summer but the chlorine can dry out a baby’s skin. Ensure you shower after taking a dip in the pool or use a WaterWipe straight after swimming and then use a moisturiser to maintain and protect the natural skin barrier.
So there we have it my dears! Now I’m sure you can all rest easy knowing what wipes the Knaggs household use.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are herein my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/ or it’s affiliates, in any way.