Just in case you were wondering, squished bugs are NOT the most hygienic things to step in. Especially when you have a toddler that tries to put everything in his mouth. I’m shuddering as I write this, because I know first-hand that it’s true. Ew.
I bet you already know what Levi’s doing in that photo. Yup. He’s cleaning the bug he squished off his foot with a Wet Ones antibacterial wipe. Normally, I’m too much of a budget-savvy shopper to buy products that are individually packaged, but sometimes convenience and necessity win out. Wet Ones are a staple at our house because they’re awesomely easy to bring with me everywhere.
The Sensitive Skin wipes are always tucked in my purse or Levi’s diaper bag. I also keep some in my glove compartment in my car. They’re perfect for wiping Levi’s face after he makes a mess while eating or cleaning sticky fingers after a snack. The Antibacterial wipes are a relatively recent addition to our bag of tricks, but I love them.
I’m a bit of a germ freak when it comes to certain things. Not everything – dirt is good, I know, but other people’s colds and coughs are not. I used to carry around a mini Lysol can in my purse, but I didn’t like the harsh smell when I sprayed it or the stickiness it left behind. As much as I love it for spraying down a computer keyboard before I touch it at the library, it’s pretty impractical to use it to spray my hands after greeting someone I just met.
That’s why I stock up on these minis from Wet Ones (ok, they don’t call them “minis”, but that’s what we say at our house). They easily fit in the zipper compartment in my purse or in the front pocket of my jeans. Since they’re individually packaged, I can slip them just about anywhere. Levi likes to do what Mom does, so he carries one in his pocket, too. That’s where he got the one he’s using in the photo above to wipe his feet after squishing a bug.
Now that it’s back-to-school season, I think it’s even more important to be aware of what touches our hands, eyes, nose, and mouths. I have really bad allergies, so I’m almost constantly rubbing my eyes. That means the germs on my hands from high-fiving other parents that the kids are back in school are in my eye. Not really my idea of a celebration.
The same goes for our kids. Levi still puts his fingers in his mouth when he’s teething, bringing all the germs he’s picked up throughout the day with them. There are less obvious things we forget to think about, too. At school, kids wash their hands before heading to the lunchroom, but what about the germs they pick up touching the railing in the stairway on the way to the cafeteria? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather just slip a wipe in their lunch bag so they can give their hands a quick clean before picking up their sandwich.
Wet Ones offers plenty of solutions to help keep our kids healthy. Be sure to check them out!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.