Babies are pure and for that reason, most hospitals recommend using only a damp cloth with water to clean baby’s bottom during the first few weeks. After having my first baby, I learned this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. I had a c-section and the pain from recovery had me taking the easy way out and skipping over the recommendation of just pure water and I started using wipes immediately. It wasn’t long before my baby’s bottom was completely raw and irritated, and I was left feeling so guilty that I hurt my baby. Fast forward to baby #3 and by now I know the drill- no more shortcuts! Do things the right way the first time.
A few months ago I received a sample of WaterWipes in a registry gift bag from a company. I had never heard of WaterWipes before, and was intrigued by the idea, so I did what any inquiring mind would do- I googled them! It turns out, WaterWipes is just that- wipes with just water on them, and a tiny amount of grapefruit seed extract to prevent molding. It was a no-brainer. I was getting these for baby #3 because not only would it make my life easier, but WaterWipes are also in line with our lifestyle- pure and natural whenever possible. Chemical free, preservative free.
As I was packing my bag getting ready for the hospital, I threw in a package of WaterWipes. I know all too well the debilitating pain of the first few days after a c-section. Getting up for each diaper change will be very painful, and having WaterWipes handy will make my life so much easier.
WaterWipes are now sold at Babies “R” Us, who is having a special. WaterWipes are normally $3.99 a pack, but the sale is buy 2 packs for $6. You can find out more by visiting WaterWipes, and join their online community on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop for product announcements and promotions.