Baby wipes for adults...say what?! Every home needs a packet of these multi-purpose wipes in their cupboard, whether you have a baby or not! The uses are endless and you’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without them.
Editor's Note: This post was originally posted in April 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in April 2018.
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Uses for baby wipes for beauty
Why are baby wipes for adults too? Wait and see how they can transform your beauty regime and become your most must-have skincare essential.
1. Wipe away excess nail polish
Keep your baby wipes on hand when you’re painting your nails - they can quickly fix any mistakes with minimal effort. They’re also incredibly useful for cleaning the nail area pre-manicure and for giving a little extra moisture to cuticles.
2. Baby wipes are great for removing eye makeup
Beauty purists might recoil in horror at the thought of cleansing skin with a wipe, but they are fine for eye make-up. If you’re in a hurry or feeling lazy they will quickly dissolve stubborn mascara in seconds and are kinder to sensitive skin than cheaper cleansers.
They're also a lot cheaper than most ‘beauty wipes’ found in the skincare aisle.
3. Get rid of hair dye stains
Now, this use of baby wipes for adults is a real game changer!
If you dye your hair at home, you'll know how tough dye stains can be to remove.
Keep a pack of baby wipes on hand to quickly clean up those drips and stains around your hairline and neck.
4. Baby wipes make a great toilet paper substitute
We’ve all been there…reaching for the kitchen roll when your loo paper has run out. Baby wipes are a good alternative every now and then. Also handy for recently toilet trained children and for when they need a little extra help cleaning up.
Just remember not to flush them down the loo.
5. Tame flyaway hairs
If you have created a nice up 'do but have flyaway hairs then don't reach for the hairspray - take a wipe and gently pat down any hairs. Works a treat!
You can also tame unruly eyebrows.
Who says baby wipes aren't for adults too?
6. Remove excess tanning lotion
If you've been a bit heavy-handed with the tanning lotion, just go over the areas with a baby wipe.
They're also excellent at removing stains from the palms of your hands.
Uses for baby wipes for cleaning
There's nothing that proves baby wipes are for adults too like their cleaning powers...they're the ultimate multi-tasker.
7. Wipe dust off houseplants
To remove any dust and get that brilliant sheen back, give the leaves on your houseplants a quick wipe down with a baby wipe. They’ll look lovely and shiny again.
8. Clean away household dust
Attach a wipe using some tape to your broom and clean away the dust in those hard to reach areas. The dust will stick to the baby wipes instead of falling into the air – making it an absolute cinch to clean away cobwebs and dust balls.
9. Quick fix cleaning
If you've got unexpected guests coming over and no time for a deep clean, just grab a few baby wipes and wipe down the surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom. The clean and shiny appearance may only last an hour or so but it will give your guests that priceless first impression of a super clean home.
10. Spruce up a leather sofa
A quick wipe down with a baby wipe will collect any dust from your leather sofa and give it a temporary shine. A great quick fix for when guests pop over at short notice.
11. Stain remover
FACT: Baby wipes are amazing at getting out stains from pretty much any surface.
From cotton clothing to drawn on walls, sofa stains and carpet spills - give it a gentle rub before it sets and see the stain lift off. I recently removed an oil stain (from some Piri Piri chicken) from a cotton tablecloth with a baby wipe, a dab of liquid detergent and a quick rinse in the washing machine.
Baby wipes are great for cleaning leather. From a sofa to a leather jacket - before you buy specialist wipes or invest in a professional clean, just have a go with some baby wipes first. You could save a fortune!
Baby wipes are essential when decorating. Especially painting walls as they can actually get the matt paint off your hands! For a quick clean up after a day’s decorating – I recommend baby wipes.
- Natalie, EHT reader
12. Clean grubby light switches
Light switches are touched constantly, and you might start to notice they've discoloured. Give them a clean with a baby wipe and they’ll look good as new. Plus you’ll get rid of any germs laying on the surface.
13. Clean the outside of a fridge
Get rid of grime and mould on the handles and crevices of your fridge. They’ll quickly lift off with very minimal effort – for particularly grubby areas double up. They are also incredibly useful for cleaning the outside of most kitchen appliances too, like your microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine.
14. Get rid of dirt and mud from shoes and trainers
Use a baby wipe to quickly clean those grubby trainers, shoes or welly boots. You can wipe the sides and soles making them look like new again! You can also give leather shoes a quick wipe over to restore some shine.
15. Clean your kids plastic toys
Give those toys a good clean with just a few baby wipes. You’ll get rid of any dirt, grime and germs while also making them look shiny and new again.
16. Get to those hard to reach areas using baby wipes
Baby wipes are an absolute wonder product for cleaning those hard-to-reach areas where dusters just can’t reach. Run a baby wipe along your blinds to catch any dust, or pull them through the slits in your garden chairs.
17. De-grease frying pans
Wipe excess grease from frying pans and deep fat fryers with a baby wipe before putting them into the sink for washing. They work absolute wonders in getting rid of grease so you can wash up with minimal effort.
18. Remove makeup from clothes
Accidentally got some foundation on your clothes? Quick - grab a baby wipe before it sets and wipe it off. It works pretty much instantly.
I heard of this little trick from a friend who works in retail. Apparently, they use them to take off make-up from clothes after people have tried them on.
19. Clean your kitchen bin and food waste bucket
Keep your bins clean in-between washes with a quick wipe down. You can get rid of food bits and spills really quickly - you'll never have a dirty bin again!
20. Cut through window grime
Get to those fiddly hard to reach areas of your windows and really get into the corners and crevices with a wipe.
Uses for baby wipes on days out
Baby wipes are a must for adults and kids alike on days out...you'll never leave the house without them.
21. Why you should always take baby wipes to the beach
No beach bag should be without a packet of baby wipes - they are an absolute essential! You can get rid of sand, salt water and sunscreen from your skin and hair in just a few seconds. No more itchy grains - you'll happily go from beach to bar or car with ease.
22. Sanitise those germ-ridden public spots
Baby wipes are great for travelling when you’ll be in contact with a lot of items in public areas. Use them for wiping down toilet seats, handles, public phones etc.
23. Uses for baby wipes in the gym
Use them to wipe down your gym equipment - treadmill, spin bike and more - and also use them to give yourself a quick freshen up for when you're not showering at the gym.
24. Stash some in your camping kit
Don’t leave home without a pack of baby wipes! You can use them to clean yourself when you don’t quite need a shower, as an alternative to washing your hands and to clean dishes and pots and pans.
25. Keep them in the car for handy cleaning
Store a packet of baby wipes in the glove box of your car and they’ll definitely come in handy! Use them to wipe away any petrol spillages or grubby hands and when you're stuck in traffic, why not clean away dust from your dashboard and plastic fittings. Get into those fiddly areas like the cup holders and caddies too.
You can also wipe away any bird poo from the windscreen.
26. Baby wipes are essential during hot summer months
This is one of our favourite uses of baby wipes for adults.
During the Summer, keep a pack of baby wipes in your fridge for a quick cool down. You can easily get rid of any sweaty areas or dirt from the bottom of your feet while you’re at it. Perfect for keeping in your cooler bag on those beach days or picnic trips.
27. Clean the wheels of your bike, pram or shopping trolley
Save from mud and dirt trailing through your home by keeping a small packet of baby wipes by your door. Give the wheels a quick once over with a wipe to ensure you keep your floor nice and clean.
28. Wipe down your Yoga mat
You don't know what nasties are lurking on that floor! Give your mat a quick clean with a wipe so it stays clean and germ-free.
Unusual uses for baby wipes
...these random but wonderful uses will put them to extraordinary use.
29. Press down letters and stamps
If you don’t like the taste of envelope glue or stamps, use the end of a baby wipe to moisten the seal. It works wonders and will save you from any potential paper cuts – ouch!
30. Clean pets and catch pet hair
There are uses of baby wipes for pets too!
If you've got a pet then use baby wipes to clean their muddy paws. You can also catch those malting hairs. This works wonders on furniture and the couch too - wipes are a magnet for pet hair.
31. Get rid off deodorant marks on your clothes
If you get frustrated with white deodorant marks, keep some baby wipes to hand. They quick mop up any white residue and leave your clothes nice and fresh.
32. Clean your keyboard
Turning your keyboard over and giving it a good shake is a good way to get rid of any dust and debris, but you should also be give it a deep-clean.
Unplug your keyboard and use a baby wipe to clean in-between the keys. You'll be shocked at the amount of hidden dirt and gunk.
33. Wipe down dirty cookbook pages
Those recipe books will look good as new with a quick once over with a baby wipe.
I use baby wipes for crafting. Very handy for wiping rubber and acrylic stamps, cleaning ink mats and wiping ink stains off my fingers. I also use them for wiping down the surface and collecting all the stray bits of paper, ribbon and sticky tape after use.
- Claire, EHT reader
There are still a few more uses of baby wipes for adults. Keep reading to discover them all!
34. Use as an alternative to haemorrhoid cream
Pick up some baby wiped with Aloe in them and then add a few drops of witch hazel into the container. This alternative is much cheaper than speciality wipes and can do the same job.
35. Create scented sachets for your wardrobes and drawers
Cut your baby wipes into squares, add a few drops of your favourite essential oils and place it in the corners of your wardrobes and drawers. A quick and cheap way of lightly scenting your clothes!
36. Clean a chalkboard
Teachers in the know use baby wipes to give their chalkboards - and whiteboards - a good clean at the end of the day.
37. Remove fingermarks from appliances
You can get rid of those grubby fingermarks from all your appliances with just a quick wipe. You can also clean tablets and phone screens!
38. Wipe your remote controls
Remote controls can get extremely grubby so make sure they're kept clean and germ-free by giving them a good clean with a baby wipe. They're thin enough to get in-between all those tiny buttons.
39. Reuse as dusting cloths
Finally, when you're done with your baby wipe - and if it's not too dirty - leave it to dry out and re-use as a dusting cloth.
You can even launder some baby wipes like Huggies and continue to re-use!
Thanks for reading! Do you have any unexpected uses for baby wipes?
Let us know in the comments section below!
Lots of uses for alcohol hand gel too. Cleaning silver, stainless steel kettles, bins fridges etc. Used with a baby bud get into difficult places with ease.
That's interesting. I will have to do some research on that Bee! Thanks for sharing.
I always use pampers to take my make up off at night .its so much better than the so called wipes that claim to take off makeup . and dont' ..my skin feels much better using pampers .I don't get that tight feeling that you get with so called makeup wipes
They are far gentler on sensitive skins, I agree Victoria.
I have used baby wipes for years to take off my eye make up. Usual make up wipes hurt my eyes x
That's interesting, well I'm glad you have found something that works :)
I would givem yo my frirnd as she has had a baby thesr wou7 be very useful for her hsving the new baby Christine short
Aww that's great. They are so useful and handy to have around. Best of luck!
Abidjan,please tell people about the propelyne glycol in baby wipes,it's toxic to dogs and I just found this out. I've been using them on my dog,his butt,nose,paws and mouth and I never knew that ! I hope he'll be okay. I'm pretty worried about that now. I haven't noticed any changes in him so,so far so good. Thank you Patty G
Your name was on there,I don't know why it changed,sorry about that Anushka
Thats actually not true.the alcohol in baby wipes is completely harmless.it would be strong and possibly toxic by itself,but it is neutralized with a safe cleaning agent.so baby wipes are completely harmless to humans and animals.
I use the unscented ones for my dogs ears she's prone to the odd flare up I find them and then a little bit of lavender oil on the OUTSIDE of her ear. Great if your dog gets grubby ears!
Great tip Kirsty, thanks for sharing. I will spread the word to all my dog owning friends!
Hi my dog has itchy and annoying ears at times I know it's a build up of wax can you tell me do you rub the oil onto the babywipe then rub the inner ear canal? Or rub onto the outside of the ear(on fur)?
Hi Stacey, I would seek advice before using the baby oil trick on a pet. The baby oil can be used on us humans but it's probably best to get an ear cleaner from the Vet's or pet store for your dog.
They're great at getting rid of grass stains on satin shoes, as we found out after wedding photographs were taken on a damp lawn.
Oh that's an interesting one Sue! I'm glad to hear your disaster was averted - baby wipes to the rescue!
going right out to buy some baby wipes!
you can also use baby wipes for smoothing freshly applied silicon
That's an interesting one Jim!
baby wipes are not so great for the environment- they do not biodegrade and cause problems in the sewage system if flushed. there are plenty of much more eco-friendly substitues, such as old socks (who doesn't have a collection of single socks?- and don't thrown ripped clothes away, just cut/tear into wipe sized pieces) with a little environmentally friendly cleaning product if necessary- often water is enough. be glad for the environment when your baby no longer needs disposable nappies or wipes...
Actually bug spray works wonders on those foggy headlight lenses. And I've found Magic Erasers to be my "new best" friend:) A little more effort into using them verses baby wipes. But I SWARE by them! Work for EVERYTHING ?
Haha! Magic Erasers are the best, love them.
Good for cleaning flys off windscreens and lights on your car too.
Great tips Ruth. Thank for sharing, Anushka
I just always keep them I my handbag , in case a passer by is sick or a child treads in dog poo , or an adult for that matter you would be amazed at how many people I have given them out too over the tests and seeing people clearly happy for just a wipe is truly makes you feel as if you have helped someone out for that day and I am sure they will not forget your help in their time of crisis .
This should not be named 39 unexpected uses, if anything there was 1 ,it should of been called 39 general uses for baby wipes
Why do people have to poo poo💩 others thoughts & ideas.🤔 I commend this lady for sharing her wonderful ideas!!🙇🏼♀️ Please keep your negativity to yourself, the world would be a better place!!
They are great for cleaning suede too
Thanks for the tip Genevra! Will try it out, Anushka
Baby wipes are essential when decorating, especially painting walls as they can actually get the matt paint off your hands! For a quick clean up after a day's decorating - I recommend baby wipes.
Great tip Natalie! Thanks for sharing, I will add it to the article.
I use baby wipes for crafting, very handy for wiping rubber and acrylic stamps, cleaning ink mats, wiping ink stains off my fingers then for wiping down the surface and collecting all the stray bits of paper, ribbon and sticky tape after use.
In the winter, I dry baby wipes out on my radiators or on a 'smalls' hanger and use them instead of tissues on my son's runny nose, They're so much softer than paper tissues or even cloth hankies and so much gentler on little one's noses :)
This is a lovely tip Michelle. Thanks ever so much for sharing!
I buy baby wipes, all types, they are all good, i Use them to get paint off my hands because i love to paint, they also get the paint off my wooden table. I also use it to take off my make-up and is very good product to have with you, i keep a pack in my bag all the time.
I also love them. They must come in handy for painters, thanks for sharing your tips!
I use them for parts of my friends horses
You left out my 2 main uses for always being armed with baby wipes. Cleaning up cat vomit there brilliant for. We never leave for a festival without a pack of them. When your getting into your tent at night after unlacing muddy para boots you need them to wipe the mud off your hands. Also used to clean plates and knives and forks after eating. One of the best inventions ever the baby wipe.
Cat vomit hey? That's an interesting one! I will bare that in mine, I am putting together an article for cat owners - thanks Gregg! Baby wipes are also fantastic for festivals, agreed.
I always use baby wipes to clean up my cats sick.
I do that with my dog too!
I will be trying this on my cream sofa tonight!!!!
I have a horse and always keep a pack or two in my grooming box. Even use them for a quick last minute wipe of my tack and riding boots at shows gives a lovely shine.
Great tip Kirsty, thanks for sharing!
Thanks kirsty who would of thought that you could use them for so many different things.
Good for cleaning shoes giving a great shine
Yes they really do! My colleague Colleen recently found out that banana skin also works a treat at shining up leather.
As a diabetic I keep unperfumed wipes with my tester kit
That's interesting Janis, thanks for sharing.
I use baby wipes on my stainless steel hob, it gets rid of all the water and finger marks and leaves it looking like new.
I do the same thing Mary!
Please advise readers NOT to use baby wipes on leather of any type. There are so many different types of leather around with different finishes, baby wipes may look like they are doing no harm to the leather but long term they can be detrimental. You would be better off just using a damp cloth or better still proper leather cleaning products.
Hi Dean, thanks for the warning. A suitable leather cleaner would be the best way to treat it, but for an occasional quick fix I don't think it would be too bad on everyday leathers.
thank you for free.
Omg if baby wipes do all the things you say they do then what's it doing to the poor baby's botty! I'm shocked!!
Hi Cathy, that's a very good point! I think I would use baby wipes on everything but my baby.
I use baby wipes for removing make up and to freshen myself up though the day or after I finish work xx
They are very good for a quick refresh!
Great tips I am gonna buy now
Thanks Humayra! Hope they work out for you.
I don't recommend that you use baby wipes as a toilet wipe substitute as councils and water suppliers have proven that they do not disintegrate and therefore block up sewage pipes. (Just saying)
Hi Jeanette, absolutely. I would throw baby wipes away into a bin and not flush down the toilet.
Right. You are not even supposed to throw toilet or tissue papers into the bowl. Throw them into the bin, my goodness!
Can definitely vouch for baby wipes and leather sofas I have two children under two so you can imagine the mess! Food, milk and any thing else you can think of gets all over my leather sofas I wipe them down regularly with just a baby wipe and it makes it look like they have had a really good clean! They are great!
Great to hear Natasha. They're so handy for spills.
I use whites to clean my eyes and back of my ears every day
YES we youse these every day all round the house ,car cleaning food places , help with baby , children ,and pets as well.
they are very good in every day users, all around the house and in the car, and with pets as well.
Totally agree Bernard, love them.
comet you can with these every day every hour of the day .
i use them to clean my glass table lamps as the dust sticks and they shine ...
I use them for muddy paw/boot prints on my kitchen floor after I've taken my beloved dog for walkie's :-) thanks for putting together all the tips
Great tip! You're welcome, happy to hear you like them.
Got red wine out of my beige sofa with a wet wipe! Mop up while it's still wet and forget about wasting white wine too!
Wow the ultimate accolade! The power of a baby wipe...
Dip in ashes and use to clean the glass in the doors of wood-burning stoves.
Thanks for this tip Rosemary!
A definite mutual to take everywhere, I've worked with children for years (I use the unperfumed ones) my partner used to laugh at me taking wetwipes with me everywhere) but since has often asked me if I have them when changing a tyre, refuelling the car or checking under the bonnet, I do have to mention to him ' they are very useful aren't they?
Of course! He should be reminded of their usefulness :) I always keep a pack in my car.
Do u think you could use dried out wipes as tumble dryer sheets? Never tried but just a thought
i don't see why not Charlotte? Maybe you could add a few drops of lavender oil or your favourite scent to it.
If you drop gloss on laminate flooring baby wipes can get it off without staining laminate, even if it has dried they will still remove the gloss.
Great tip Tania thanks!
I use baby wipes to clean the glass on the door of my log burner. It cleans the soot marks off brilliantly. I also use them for household cleaning in general, crafting and anything else I might need a quick clean up. There is always a packet in my car for those little emergencies such as spills, children's sticky fingers and crumb removal from the seats plus cleaning the steering wheel and dashboard. Whoever invented baby wipes should get a big handshake. They are indispensable.
I agree! I keep some in the car too and I always take them with my on day trips. So many fantastic uses - what would we do without them? :)
Great for cleaning excess silicon and shining up bathroom taps
Great tips Carol, have not though about silicon.
I use baby wipes as they're perfect size for cleaning the banister rail when you go up the stairs flip it over & use the other side to wipe it again on the way back down in case you missed a bit. I also use baby wipes for cleaning my steering wheel as they leave no polished residue which prevents the steering slipping through your hands. Baby wipes are perfect for cleaning dusty or finger printed CDs/DVDs, I use one wet to remove residue & have a dried out one to dry & remove streaks. The baby wipes are ideal For wiping my dogs eyes if they get stringy when walking dog on a windy day as they're so mild & gentle & don't sting. Baby wipes are Great for my partner when cleaning my tyres on my wheel chair or cleaning mobility scooter all over. I use baby wipes to clean my jewelry from earnings to the links in my belcher chain as using one with a hair pin cleans inside the belcher link really well & my creole earrings. Baby wipes are really helpful at cleaning my stair lift & disabled shower seat & other disability equipment between sterilising times. I have a very low immune system & due to disabilities I have to go to hospital weekly, so I always carry baby wipes as due to higher risk of picking up infection I keep one in my hand at all times so I never have to touch a handle or lift button or equipment, (maybe a bit OCD)
Hi Joyce, thanks for all the really useful tips! I also use the different sides for cleaning banisters and window sills :) I agree they are also fantastic for car cleaning, I keep some in the glove box.
Baby wipes are a great cleaner for stainless steal cooker tops,kettles etc ,it does leave any annoying streaks when I dries either!
This is so true Tiffany, streak-free cleaning.
i used them my hand
Baby wipes get colouring pen marks off your walls
They can indeed!
I witnessed an accident in the street recently where an elderly lady tripped and fell , cutting her face which bled very badly , while the ambulance was coming , a young lady with a baby pulled out the baby wipes and did a great job of cleaning up the ladies face and her jacket, first aid !
Ahh, bless her. They are great for emerf=gency clean ups.
Can't help thinking however, that all these wipes aren't very good for the environment , & I know for a fact my plumber had to unblock my outside communal drain caused through people's sticking baby wipes down the loo, so are they bio degradable one wonders...
Hi Michelle. That's a very good point, as with all similar products we should not use them excessively or flush them down the toilet. I have read that's a growing problem. I like to save some that haven't got too grubby and launder them so they can be re-used as cleaning cloths.
Lovely ideas of baby wipes use in alternative ways
Thanks Farzana, happy to hear this!
I use baby wipes when I am painting with pastels to wipe away from my easel and hands.
Some really good uses but as they are not antibacterial I wouldn't use them to clean the kids toys nor the fridge or any other surfaces through the house, I much prefer an anti bac wipe.
Hi Jody, yes that is fair enough if you want a good anti-bac clean. Love anti-bac too!
Thankyou for your fantastic ideas. I alway have baby wipes in my home, ready and waiting for my grandchildren, as they are handy to have around to wipe mucky little fingers. X
You're welcome Sue, I'm happy to hear you liked them. Yes agreed, great for mucky fingers and paws!
Do not ever flush baby wipes! In fact, never put anything down the loo that has not come out of your body. This may seem disgusting when you read it, but I had a hideous plumber's bill because a granddaughter flushed a tampon.
Hi Marilyn, yes I did mention not to flush them down the toilet. They make a good alternative to loo paper but yes not good for plumbing!
I use wet wipes to make my work boots clean and shiny, save me polishing everyday befre duty
Yes baby wipes are a Gem! I use them for almost everything! I have found that with my 3 year old, things can get pretty grubby. I had missed using baby wipes when my little one was potty training, but I still buy them and use them daily. Anything I need wiping down I always reach for the baby wipes! Fab ideas guys thanks for sharing all! God bless ?
Aww no worries I'm glad you liked the article. They are so useful even people I know who don't have kids still use them!
Dried up wipes are really great at cleaning mirrors and leaving a great it smudge free
Yes, I love baby wipes for this precise reason too!
Thanks for u expert tips I will have to try some of these thank you
No worries Karen, I hope they come in useful :)
Add a baby wipe to the washing machine. Stops colours running :)
Really? I'll have to try it out!!
They are also very good, to get rid of the sticy tape excess after getting a blood test donexx
Yes excellent idea. Great for removing sticky labels from new products too!
I work for a charity that amomg other things sells jewellery and we use baby wipes to clean the display boxes of dust and dirt before the costomer buys..
Ahh that's great. I also use it for dusting and dirt removal.
Baby wips are good for cooling down wen wether is hot I use baby wips for my makeup to thay are very soft on the skin I buy in bulk it less price
Hi Heidi, I also use baby wipes for make-up removal. They're so handy in Summer!
I use baby wipes to clean the litter tray and scoop (+of course cat vomit too). I also use them to clean hair brushes as they make it easier to remove hairs, etc. Also as bad as it sounds instead of blowing a bunged up nose over and over again finishing off with a wet wipe in each nostril makes your nose feel much cleaner and clear !!!
Ooh great tip with the snotty nose Liza! I get a very sore nose when I have a cold, and this could help me a lot. I've never thought of cleaning a hair brush with a baby wipes either - thanks for sharing, I'll try it out very soon.
I use baby wipes each time my shoes/trainers are dirty, it brings them back to the white theyou once we're and without the need for a deep clean, and soon they'll be back looking new.
Great tip Wayne, I also do the same. They make the rubber on my white converse come up like new - great for when they need a quick clean instead of a full on washing machine wash.
I use baby wipes to clean everything inc the interior of my car (leather seats and the dash). I also use them to clean the kitchen cupboard doors, painted walls, bird poo off the floor (we have 3 parrots), the upvc on the window frames. I also use them with a bit of milk to clean the dye off my face. The best is to have handy when I'm out and about and one or sometimes in my case all the kids need the toilet. I find public toilets loo roll is not that soft on the youngsters skin so it just helps give the final clean. Also very good for this time of year for sticky hands after ice creams, lollies and candy floss etc.
Thanks for sharing Claire! I love baby wipes too, don't leave the house without them. They are an absolute godsend on days out :)
Thanks for sharing great tips
You're welcome Sarah hope they were of use.
I use baby wipes to clean everything ,i mean everything
Haha me too!
Use most already
Got to love baby wipes hey!
Great ideas for baby wipes. I know some of them but not all. Thanks for the tips
No worries, glad you like them!
Great summary of uses. We have another one to add if you don't mind. When we were young and really bumped our heads, mummy came with a big cool knife and pressed it on the area. For our baby, we have used baby wipes since they always seem cool fresh out of a packet and with a hand holding it, the effect is similar. It also helps as the baby gets upset, cries and might get hot, then it continues it's use as a coolant.
Aww that's a great tip thank you Nan.
THEY DON'T WORK AT ALL ?
Really? Which tips are your referring to in particular?
And LEGO! As with keyboards and remote controls. No, not every individual piece (!) but the base-plates and larger pieces can get very dusty when left lying around.
Great tip Helen! I agree it's great for LEGO as it can get surprisingly grubby.
I would like a free sample thank you Lloyd earwaker
Hi LLoyd I'm afraid we are not offering any free samples of baby wipes but I hope you've enjoyed the article!
Baby wipes are really good but not for polishing anything as they leave awful smear marks on everything. Clothing too, i have used these on clothing in an emergency but they have also left oily marks behind.
Hi Julie I agree some surfaces don't like baby wipes at all... it's a bit of trial and error in my home. It works really well in my kitchen and bathroom, not so much in the living room.
I use them to remove cat sick stains (even old ones they have hidden from you!) on carpets - brilliant!!
Oh fab tip Trish!
Lots of uses but be careful,if using to clean a coloured leather suite it takes the colour of it.
Thanks for the tip Linda.
They are also highly recommended for quality leather handbags.
Good to know, thanks Alison!
can we use wipes inside the fridge for cleaning?
I do yes! To get rid of the initial layer of dirt and grime, but then I make sure I finish with a sponge and hot water.
I use baby wipes to keep the bars on my parrot and coccatiel cages clean.
That's a great tip :) I use non-fragrances baby wipes for petcare too.
Baby wipes are fantastic when children start feeding themselves or you genuinely have an accident and spill food down your clothes. The baby wipe not only cleans the mess of your clothes but always gets the stain out as well. I never go any where without them. Whether i have the children, grand-children or grown up children. I take them every whete. You should too.
I agree - they're so useful in everyday life. I'm never without them!
Cleaning. CD's and game consoles discs if they are jumping or not loading Claire
Can we use baby wipes for like "deodorant wipes" ??
I don't see why not! They're always useful for a quick refresh especially in the Summer.
Thanks for sharing!
I use by wipes for almost all the jobs in the house. I use the slightly scented ones which leave a lovely clean smell
Hi Mary. Ooh scented wipes sound delightful - I'll have to try them! Thanks for stopping by :)
Hope u enjoy them and like using them always so handy
You should never ever use baby wipes on a whiteboard. Over time the chemicals damage the board and you can then never get it properly clean again. Am a teacher and dealing with a stuffed whiteboard at the moment because the teacher to have that room before me used the wipes instead of the whiteboard cleaner. Which is really frustrating as the school provides the cleaners and not baby wipes.
This sounds good
removing gloss paint from hands/arms/face no more smelly white sprites
Hi Chris. Great tip - thanks for sharing! :)
If you store baby wipes with the open lid upside down it keeps the wipes moisture for longer.
Hi Edith. Great tip! We have never heard this one before and will definitely be trying it. Thanks a bunch for sharing :)
When decorating, I use baby wipes to wrap around my paint brush when I stop for a break. Saves the brush going hard - works a treat
Hi Yvonne. We usually use cling film but this is also a great idea - thanks for sharing! :)
NOT suitable as loo paper substitute as they are non flushable and do not disintegrate when in the sewage system
Hi SooziQ. The article actually states not to flush baby wipes down the loo after use. Instead, it's best to dispose of them in the bin, because, as you say, they are non-flushable.
Wash inside of vehicle; doors, dash, steering wheel.
Hi Ash. Baby wipes sure are handy, huh? Thanks for sharing :)
Baby wipes are a MUST for visiting farms or zoos! We use them many times all day long to desire no animal issues. We occasionally use the anti bac wash still but you get very sore if you use that all the time!
Hi Sc. Baby wipes are a must, always! You really never know when you might need them. Also, unlike anti-bac, wipes can also op up spills. Thanks for stoppig by :)
Great tips and very informative.
I let them dry out a bit, nice and soft when grandchildren have a runny nose
That's such a great idea, Sheila! I remember having my nose rubbed with what I can only assume was sandpaper when I was younger! Your grandchildren are very lucky.
baby wipes good for cleaning venetian blinds. Amazing for cleaning ceiling fans , especially those very dirty ones when blades covered with mix of grease, cigarette smoke and dust.
We'll have to give this one a go! Thanks for letting us know Gill.
Just used baby wipes on stains in my Jeep and girlfriends car. Worked great. Who would have thunk?!
We're glad you found the article useful, Randy!
The man who fitted my day and night blinds said a baby wipe will clean marks off them easily. Just dab the area with a dry bit of cloth, afterwards then open the window and let the air dry it naturally.
That's great, thanks, Barbara!
Use them as a cheap alternative to dryer sheets they work really well.
That's a great idea!
Hi, is it possible to use makeup remover wipes for all these too? I'm concerned they might be more abrasive or leave some kind of residue that might irritate the skin.
Hi Hannah! Makeup wipes would work for some of these, but they're probably not suitable for anywhere on your body besides your face.
Please don't use them on leather furniture. Use a weak solution of soap (soap, not detergent) and water and lightly rinse with a wrung out cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
Thanks for the tip, Karen!
Great list. We rented a cottage with friends years ago and red wine got spoilt on the sofa, while everyone was running round trying to find clearing stuff I reached for the baby wipes (or son was a baby then) and it worked perfectly. Since then I've always had a pack handy for all types of uses
They're really handy in emergencies!
Baby wipes really are very useful. One thing I must add-- PLEASE do not flush them down the loo. They block the drains. Our estate has had dreadful blockages, they just accumulate into a ball and don't disintegrate like toilet paper.
Thank you for bringing this to the attention of our readers!
Despite the fact that you've advised readers not to flush them down the loo in point number (4), where else do you seriously think its going to end up once someone has wiped with it. I won't go into too much detail here but I don't know of anyone who carries out. I would advise you to remove point number (4) as I spend my working life unblocking and removing items from sewers because people have flushed them down toilets. We are currently in the process of trying to educate the country and the world at large about the big 4. Yes the only 4 things that should ever be flushed down a toilet, namely EXCREMENT, URINE, VOMIT and TOILET PAPER ! Baby wipes contain plastic so in effect never break down, so despite your advice at the end of that point, it really isn't welcome!
Hi Keith! You make a very valid point. Could you suggest some alternatives for baby wipes to our readers? It would be great to get some more opinions on the matter.
Yes.....why isn't each wipe printed with the words "PLEASE DON'T FLUSH DOWN THE TOILET" ? That should remind, or should I say educate !
Now there's an idea, Keith!
If your wipes dry out before you have finished the pack just dab some ink onto them and use them to make die cut flowers for your card making projects.
That's a great idea, Theresa!
We found that baby wet wipes were great at removing blood from fabric post nose bleed. Just typical for us that one of the children suffered a nose bleed in church waiting for its christening! The wipes were brilliant - no stains for the photos!
What a relief!
A great tip for applying fake tan is using slimline sanitary pads. 😀
Not heard that one before, Catherine! Thanks for sharing,
We shouldn't be using baby wipes or wipes of any kind at all. They are full of plastic and cause these Fatburgers and people flush them down the loo. They do not break down at all, they need to be banned.
Hi Helen! They certainly are a nuisance. These uses are for people who still have some hanging about and don't know what to do with them. It's better than letting them go to waste completely!
They must be pretty aggressive to get rid of all those stains and grime! Makes you wonder if they really are harmless for the sensitive skin of babies!
It would depend on the brand, Anita!
Hope you enjoy using the baby wipes anushka F and Joanne A! So handy to have around the house and car
my daugter in law told me about these few years ago they're great for cleaning inside of car too and they do take stains out of everything 😀
It's amazing what they can do!
I have advised my son to use the wipes every morning over his eye lids to get rid of the dried mucous from Conjunctivitis. I explained that using a washcloth with bacteria will re-infect the eyes. With the wipes, he can dispose of the wipe and use a fresh one each time. Thank you, Audrey
That's a good idea!
A few years ago, after decorating, I discovered baby wipes will easily remove excess silicone sealant and gap filler from my fingers and from glass, I've since used them to remove glue which had been used to stick on manufactures labels on coffee and jam jars, this is glue that had been there for years which washing up liquid failed to remove.
All these things can be done using natural products baby wipes damage our environment a and block drains due to people not disposing of them correctly.
We thought these tips could be handy if you have a spare packet of baby wipes (that would otherwise go to waste)!
When they are not marked leave them to dry (or when a pack has dried out) I use them in my die cutting machine to make flowers for my card making. You can even run inks over them to customise them to your card colours
That's a lovely idea!
Baby wipes are great for cleaning sticky scissors and knives....couple of wipes...job done!!
Great tip, Vivienne!
I put one in my dryer and it help with static. Also has light scent to it, better & cheaper than tumble dry sheets. I myself don't think they have same scent as years ago. My friend cuts up a kitchen sponge and puts them tin plastic tub with some Lenor and pops one in dryer. They are good and good scent.
Both sound like interesting ideas, but we would be cautious. You could void your warranty or cause a fire.
Can you use them on laptop keyboards as well
That's a great idea!
Great for dog walks , I take a few in a dog bag so I can wipe my hands after pick up also the floor if there is a stain . Thanks for all the other ideas.
That's a great idea, Janet!
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