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cotton buds!! does any one use these?

(17 Posts)
Jill72 Tue 31-May-11 16:08:11

Do I need these?

Mmmmcheese Tue 31-May-11 16:25:59

Um, for what? You? Baby?

shirleycat1 Tue 31-May-11 16:37:55

Ha, I thought exactly the same when I was shopping for ds1. They're always in the baby section aren't they. I bought them, but have never used them for anything apart from sorting out bodged mascara. I would say don't bother!

Mmmmcheese Tue 31-May-11 16:43:41

If for baby, I have only ever used them to get dried up bits of snot out of DS's nose!!!!

Wottywot Tue 31-May-11 17:05:14

I use them to clean out ears (mine and DD's) they are fine but you have to be careful not to push them into the earhole too far,for cleaning around the outside of the ear they are good.. That's what I always thought they were for anyway? confused

Wottywot Tue 31-May-11 17:06:29

Oh and handy for cleaning around the belly button too especailly when the chord stump is still there.

moregranny Tue 31-May-11 17:27:12

I was always told never to put anything in ears that was smaller than your elbow !!!!

Tarlia Tue 31-May-11 17:41:20

We use them to clean little waxy ears and also his tummy button got a bit infected, so we had to dig around in it to clean and dry it <heave>

Jill72 Tue 31-May-11 20:46:29

Right - might get a small box just in case rather than the huge box of ten thousand for a pound I saw at Asda!!

notasausage Tue 31-May-11 21:22:29

Cheap ones are a false economy - not enough cotton wool on the end so they're a bit scratchy! You don't need them for babies anyway.

Jill72 Wed 01-Jun-11 06:57:14

Buds are binned !!! One more thing to cross of the list!!

rightontime Wed 01-Jun-11 13:08:41

Actual cotton wool is better. When DS1 had an ear infection the doctor said cotton wool twisted is far better than cotton buds. And you can use it for all of the above uses too.

Coppernoddle Wed 01-Jun-11 18:28:16

This is abit weird but my sister used to use them on her daughters bottom!! She used to get horrendously constipated as she was special milk, so she used to put a little bit of vas aline on the end and just tickle her bottom hole with it and it all used to come shooting out!!! I've never done it as never needed to, and it was very strange thing to do!!! Just thought I would share that with you!!!

Jill72 Wed 01-Jun-11 18:58:10

err.. thanks - was just eating tea sad lol!

Coppernoddle Wed 01-Jun-11 19:34:49

Hahahaha smile

hazeyjane Wed 01-Jun-11 19:36:52

I use them to clean between ds's toes (he is 11 months)

AfternoonsandCoffeespoons Wed 01-Jun-11 19:43:06

I've still got the 3 tubs I bought when i was pregnant with DS. He is 7 in October. grin

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