What do you use baby wipes for?

(25 Posts)
Dancingwiththedrummer Mon 05-May-14 14:27:58

I use them for general dusting, cleaning light switches etc but what else does everyone else use them for? Apart from the obvs bum wiping lol x

Sirzy Mon 05-May-14 14:28:36

They are great for skirting boards and leather sofas.

Finola1step Mon 05-May-14 23:11:39

Skirting boards. Wiping up v small paint splatters on wood floor when decorating.

wonkylegs Mon 05-May-14 23:14:01

Spot cleaning on dry clean only clothes/upholstery, stain removal on carpets, toothpaste marks on school uniform.
I don't know what they put on them but they often work miracles!

SqutterNutBaush Mon 05-May-14 23:23:21

Cleaning the leather couch.

Have never used them on little so we only buy for this lol

cleaning hair dye off your forehead/ears/arms, etc when dyeing your hair at home, skirting boards, spot cleaning of food on clothes/carpet, wiping hands/face after messy food.

JodieGarberJacob Tue 06-May-14 08:14:28

Everywhere! Surfaces, cupboard doors, white goods, wooden window sills etc. I don't use on things with a shiny surface eg granite as after a while it dulls the surface or getting grease off clothes but anything else is fair game!
Huggies are the best. Especially when the multi-packs are on offer.

douchbag Tue 06-May-14 19:11:31

My mil once went mental at me for wiping a spill on her leather couch with a wipe as apparently they ruin the leather shock

SqutterNutBaush Tue 06-May-14 21:30:05

I was told that alcohol free wipes are good for the leather, don't know how true/false that is.

ComeHeather Tue 06-May-14 21:36:30

I do the "fly lady" thing...so I use them for the 'swish and swipe' round the bathroom every morning.

bidetsprayerman Thu 08-May-14 21:13:27

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Fontella Fri 09-May-14 13:58:03

Cleaning my computer keyboard for starters. I work from home on computer all day, every day and it gets very mucky. I've had to replace it three or four times at £40 a go, by accidentally got moisture into the keys when I've tried to wipe with a lightly damp cloth or other means.

Wipes clean it perfectly and never cause any moisture damage, so I keep a packet on my desk all the time. Also good for cleaning the desk, monitor etc.

I also clean my dashboard, gear stick, window ledges etc. inside the car with baby wipes. They are brilliant - gets rid of all the dust and it comes up really shiny.

Freckletoes Fri 09-May-14 14:22:37

It terrifies me that baby wipes can get rid of real problem household stains etc yet are used on babies' skin multiple times a day!! a bit like feeding kids Coca-cola while mechanics use it to loosen up seized engine parts!!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 09-May-14 16:07:36

Skirting boards, bathroom tiles, light switches, wiping down the bin.

5madthings Fri 09-May-14 16:10:55

Err what don't I use them for.... Yes to cleaning bathroom, wiping outside of kitchen cupboards, fridge, any white goods, dusting, just anything that needs wiping/cleaning.

And yes it is slightly terrifying that they are so good at cleaning but I used them on my baby!!

I get Tesco frigate free, sensitive wipes, buy them in bulk whenever on offer.

KatieKaye Sun 11-May-14 09:22:45

The dog!
(a west highland white terrier)
Wiping his face after he's been rootling in the garden and cleaning his backside so that he stays relatively clean - westies have very delicate tummies.

BigBirthdayGloom Sun 11-May-14 19:55:06

I'm another one who uses them for everything whilst worrying how a wonder household cleaning product can also be safe for a baby's skin. A bit "la, la, la not listening" about it!

Dancingwiththedrummer Thu 15-May-14 14:20:34

Thanks for the suggestions! I do most if these but there's a few I missed lol.

I never used wipes on my 3 dcs because I noticed how they got grime off and thought they must be harsh. I then discovered bulk buying in amazon and free delivery so I have boxes of them for cleaning ��

goodasitgets Fri 16-May-14 01:48:25

Everything!
Skirting boards, window sills, cupboards, bathroom floor, kitchen floor, tops of cupboards, shelving units...

EmNetta Fri 16-May-14 13:04:27

I've not used them on children, or on my own face since warning from a nurse, otherwise yes, good round the house.

Level2 Sat 17-May-14 22:58:08

I've name changed for this as it may be obvious to outsiders who I am!

I fly high power model rockets for a hobby. We use the same solid fuel as NASA used in the Shuttle boosters. Naturally, it burns itself and bonds to the inside of the metal casing it goes into. What is the only thing to get it off...? Baby wipes! If they can remove that sort of stuff, god only knows what they do to the skin. shock

FranksBobot Sat 17-May-14 23:05:50

I use them to clean DD ballet shoes before exams / shows as they are the only thing that clean them properly.

duchesse Sat 17-May-14 23:11:37

If I have a spare 20 mn (while DD is in her gym class for example), I give the inside of my car a good going over with the handy pack of wipes in my bag.

Cinnamoncookie Sat 17-May-14 23:13:37

I work in theatre, we use them for getting black marks from shoes off white/pale stage floor/dancefloor; general sticky gunk removal; getting paint off hands; getting oil off things, and for a very quick wash-and-brush-up when you don't have time for a shower. I never use them on my face, though - they sting !

Beveridge Sat 17-May-14 23:17:03

Hot water and soap gets rid of household grime and cleans people - not sure why people are therefore suspicious of baby wipes!

A few months after having DC1, I was amused to read an interview with Brad Pitt which said baby wipes were not for babies, they were in lieu of a shower for parents. With 6 kids(him not me) I was amused to find we both had a common personal hygiene.strategy. (high maintainance newborn plus forceps delivery did not for an easy postnatal period make).

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