16 Genius Uses for Baby Wipes You Never Thought to Try
Forget wiping baby bums! Create scent sachets, clean your pet, craft a travel jewelry box, and more.
Clean car windows
Pigeon poop all over your windshield? Rub car windows clean with the baby wipes stashed in your glove compartment.
Recycle your baby wipe containers
Don’t toss those empty baby wipe packages just yet. Consider rinsing them out and crafting a first aid kit for your car or a travel jewelry box. The container will keep everything in one place and you won’t feel guilty if it breaks or cracks from being tossed around. Not to mention the fact that this fix is environmentally friendly!
Degrease your frying pans
According to cleaning expert Sean Parry, “burnt on food grease can be really difficult to remove, especially if it’s left overnight after cooking.” Instead of spending countless minutes scrubbing at the dried grease with a sponge, just “keep a ready supply of baby wipes on your kitchen worktop and remember to give the pan a quick wipe down once it’s cooled,” Parry recommends. This “will make washing up significantly easier as the wipes pick up and absorb the grease from the pan surface rather than simply moving it around.” More good news? Without a soapy sponge to splash you, using baby wipes will keep your hands much cleaner. If baby wipes don’t get all of the grease off the pan, you can also try one of these do-it-yourself cleaning products for every room in the house.
Cool down on a hot day
This genius way to use baby wipes is great for sweaty, summer days when even the A.C. can’t cool you down! All you have to do is put some baby wipes in the fridge, let them cool down, and apply them to your skin. According to Caleb Backe, a health expert for Maple Holistics, “you can even throw a pack in the cooler when having a BBQ, tailgate, or camping trip,” for a quick way to cool off at an exciting event. Plus, “while outside of the house, baby wipes are a quick, easy, and inconspicuous way to cool down and freshen up.” Say goodbye to embarrassing sweat stains!
Clean kitchen plants
Just like all surfaces in your home, both real and fake plants can get dusty over a long period of time. According to Cyrus Bedwyr, a cleaning expert at Fantastic Services, “baby wipes are a great product that can help you make their leaves shiny again and freshen them up.” To clean your plants, just swipe a baby wipe over the leaves and let the moisture collect the dust!
Staying healthy on a plane
While everyone knows there are germs on airplanes, you may not realize how many things planes don’t clean as they should. If you don’t want to catch a cold on a flight, you might want to pack some baby wipes in your carry-on bag. Baby wipes are Building Biologist and expert in natural cleaning solutions Corinne Segura’s secret to never getting sick on a plane. Once you sit down, clean the area around you with a baby wipe to remove some of the germs. Segura also suggests wiping your hands with baby wipes before you eat and even blotting your face to cool down and freshen up.