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!
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?
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!!!