Squished Bugs Are NOT Hygienic

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.

Wet Ones Cleaning Foot

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.

Wet Ones Portable WipesThe 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.

Wet Ones Minis

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.


  1. I love Wet Ones! And EW at the squished bug! lol

  2. I love wet ones!

  3. I’m a big fan of Wet Ones. Like you, I keep a pack in each of the cars and in my purse. They are so useful!

  4. We are a fan of Wet Ones around here too!!

  5. He can keep the bugs I just want the wet ones!

  6. I am not a germ phob except in my bathrooms. Ack! Wet ones are awesome, I always have a batch with me wherever I go!

  7. Love Wet Ones! They are a must-have for our diaper bag.

  8. After having a NICU baby, wet ones and hand sanitizer were a must. I have a hard time buying the small packets, but I used to buy the bigger containers and break them down into ziplocks. We still take them everywhere!

  9. We love Wet Ones too, but I didn’t know about those tinies! Might have to check those out.

  10. Ewww…just thinking about squished bugs! I love wet ones though!

  11. I also love wet ones! I take them everywhere!

  12. kelly goss says:

    love the review! bugs are definately iscky! lol i thinks it really cute that levi carries a wipey like mom does! have you tried the citrus scent ones, yet? they smell “beachy” to me…and the scent lasts a long while too! i love them, and i use them all the time. i’m nanny to a precious 2 1/2 year old boy and we know all about dirtybird hands! thank goodness for wet wipeys!!

  13. chelesa sims says:

    I like the idea of putting a wet wipe in the lunch bags

  14. That is so funny about the squished bug! We go through tons of wet wipes at school. They are great!

  15. I really got a laugh from the title of this post. … and yes, wet ones are indespensible .

  16. I love Wet Ones!

  17. Eww with squished bugs between the toes but Wet Ones are a life saver!

  18. Lucy Black says:

    I love wet ones, a very helpful thing to have in your bag!

  19. With two boys I need to get those!

  20. Wet ones are are great when out and about w/ the kids!

  21. Jennifer (Jen) Boehme says:

    Funny but true. Bugs are gross. I just recently started carring them with me. I can use them for everything just about. And they fit in my purse, which is awesome! I like you have him cleaning yucky bugs off and bad germs.

  22. Alicia Ponce says:

    I agree that squished bugs are not hygienic-giggle- and wet ones are GREAT to have at all times.

  23. Patricia Williams says:

    I have a couple of bug sisters too. The 2 yr old uses his hands if a bug gets in his way while he’s playing. I usually just keep washing his hands. The wipes are a great idea!

  24. LOL glad you had those Wet One’s on hand for that occasion. Squished bugs =’s EWWW ick! Stopping by showing some Monday Morning Love to your blog!

    Michele @ http://lovejoyjunction.blogspot.com/

  25. It’s SO hard to find a healthy balance, thank goodness these are available to our families! When you think of every surface our kids (especially) touch, it can make you crazy! We have tiny ones in our house now and teens in locker rooms. Uggh.!! Schools, playgrounds, stores, OH MY!
    You have to get them to get in the habit to wash up, and especially using wipes like this when you are no where near a sink n soap, but without creating a generation of germophobes.

    Bad enough to step on a bug, my grand daughter is 10 months and chewed on a spider last week…when mommy told me she had to fish out legs in pieces, I nearly choked. Yeah, not so hygienic! We are falling all over ourselves using antibac gel when our lil micro preemie started coming here for care 7 mos ago…and then they go do something like eat grass or a bug. Ewww… It’s a JUNGLE out there!

  26. bill elliott says:

    Wet Ones are great for cleaning up kids, especially squished bugs. They are great to take on camping trips

  27. The Sensitive Skin wipes are what was used to clean my granddaughter after her first birthday cake. Daddy too cause she painted her arm with it. 🙂

  28. I love the idea of sending one in the kids’ lunch bags for a quick clean up before eating. Awesome that your son keeps one in his pocket.

  29. Karina Lee says:

    i’m with you on this one

  30. katklaw777 says:

    But squishing bugs is sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun…I couldn’t live without my Wet Ones!

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