11 Ways To Use Baby Wipes You’ve Never Thought Of Before

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

When you have young kids, you have baby wipes everywhere — in every room of your house, in your diaper bag, in your car, in your purse, etc.

You can’t go anywhere without them.

Baby wipes are great for cleaning up every childhood mess. Any time kids spill their sippy cups, get dirt on their hands, or squish food all over their faces, parents grab a baby wipe to clean the mess.

Kids seem to always have sticky fingers, so many parents keep them around years after their kids are out of diapers.

But even if you don’t have kids in the house, baby wipes can be a great item to have around. They’re useful for just about everything, from cleaning small spills, to refurbishing photos, to arts and crafts projects.

You might be surprised at all the uses baby wipes have. Read on to find out more about ways you can use baby wipes!

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What Makes Baby Wipes So Versatile?

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Baby wipes are incredible because they have so many different uses.

Everyone knows their primary use — wiping babies’ bottoms — but people use them for a variety of other things as well.

Because they’re typically hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, soft, and perfectly moist, they’re great for using anywhere on your body.

Baby wipes are also inexpensive and come in big boxes, which means they last a long time, and one little sheet goes a long way.

Baby Wipes Use #1: Marker And Crayon

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If you’re a crafty person, you know how easy it is to get marker and crayon all over your work surface.

Kids aren’t the only ones who draw outside the lines, so any time you find crayon or marker on a table or on the floor, grab a baby wipe!

It might take a little scrubbing, but baby wipes are pretty good at cleaning off marker and crayon marks.

Baby Wipes Use #2: Stuffy Noses

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When battling a congested nose, we all know how hard tissues can be on the skin.

Using baby wipes to blow your nose can not only help moisturize, but it will thoroughly wipe your nose and leave your face feeling refreshed.

Not a fan of using a moist wipes to blow your nose? Let them dry out! They’ll still be soft and smooth on your skin.

Baby Wipes Use #3: Deodorant Stains

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There’s nothing worse than putting on a dark colored shirt and realizing that your deodorant got all over it.

It’s hard to rub off the annoying white stain with your hands, but baby wipes can be a perfect solution.

Pull a wipe out of the package and rub it on the stain for a simple fix.

Baby Wipes Use #4: Flyaways

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If you feel like your hair is always frizzy, this might be the perfect hack for you.

When your hair gets a little wild — whether it’s from the wind or it’s just natural — swipe a baby wipe over your flyaway hairs to keep them in place for the rest of the day.

Baby Wipes Use #5: Hardwood Surfaces

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Many cleaners are too harsh for hardwood surfaces, but because baby wipes are formulated for very sensitive skin, they’re also great for sensitive wood.

If your hardwood surfaces get a little dirty and dingy, clean them off with a baby wipe!

Baby Wipes Use #6: Bathroom Surfaces

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You probably have a variety of bathroom cleaners that you use for all your bathroom surfaces, but baby wipes can be a solution when you need a quick fix.

Baby wipes can clean every bathroom surface, from bathtubs to toilets to sink taps.

Baby Wipes Use #7: Coffee Stains

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When you sleepily reach for your coffee early in the morning, it’s easy to be clumsy and spill it.

Instead of tearing off your shirt and running it under water, just soak up the coffee with a baby wipe.

The little bit of soap in the wipe will remove the stain, while the moistness will help with not having to wet your shirt with water.

Baby Wipes Use #8: Carpet Spills

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Nothing is worse for a carpet than spilling a dark-colored liquid. If you spill cola, coffee, or red wine, don’t run to get club soda.

Instead, lay a baby wipe over the liquid, put a towel over it, and then step on it to soak up the spill and remove the stain.

Baby Wipes Use #9: Marked-Up Photographs

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At some point, you will inevitably get pen on a photograph.

You might be surprised to hear this, but you don’t have to get a professional to clean the pen off the picture!

Gently wipe away the pen stain with a baby wipe — it’s an easy fix that you can do right at home!

Baby Wipes Use #10: CDs and DVDs

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When CDs and DVDs get dirty with fingerprints or gunk, they stop working.

Usually, I just rub the disc on my shirt, but sometimes that doesn’t work on oily fingerprints. Now I know I should just wipe off discs with baby wipes!

Baby Wipes Use #11: Arts And Crafts

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Baby wipes are great for cleaning up craft supplies, like paint and stamps — but you can also use them to make your crafts!

Swirl your watercolors on a paper with them, let them dry and turn them into flowers, or dry them and cut them into dainty, see-through snowflakes!

Do you use baby wipes for anything else? Let us know in the comments below!

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