I really think that blowing your nose should be an innate response. How are you suppose to clean a child’s nose when they have no knowledge on how to blow their boogies out? Some people swear by those snot sucker bulb syringes, but my little girl would move around so much that I was more worried about hurting her neck in the process, so I would give up. I know that as soft as some tissues are, when you have a cold and you are continually rubbing your nose, YOU WILL get some kind of irritation. So, I use to resort to just letting my kid wallow in her boogie crusted face until she was in the tub and I could properly clean her.
I heard of Boogie Wipes about a year ago, and I have been using them since! When I first discovered them, I thought they were an over-glorified baby wipe, until I tried them out. The saline infused wipe was able to melt away all the crusted boogies on my little girl’s face. She winced at first, thinking it would hurt, but when she got a whiff of the grape scent she actually sat still so I could clean her. Whether your baby has a crusty nose or a runny nose, Boogie Wipes are the best thing to use because they will not irritate your baby’s gentle skin. I even used them myself during allergy season – until I found out about Saline Soothers. Saline Soothers are the adult version of Boogie Wipes, with more adult scents, like menthol. My toddler actually likes the menthol scent herself and I have used these a few times on her as well.
During these past few weeks, I have been to MANY holiday parties. December is a guaranteed month when I will see the most people, so this was a great opportunity to spread the word about Boogie Wipes. My mommy group held their first (and hopefully annual) Meet Santa playdate. One mommy offered up her house, another took photos, and a friend dressed up as Santa. This was great, as there was no line full of runny-nosed children eager to meet Santa in a mall. So many moms have told me that they end up hating the picture because their child was terrified of Santa, so this was a great way to have Santa linger around and let the children feel comfortable around him. During our very special playdate, Santa gave the children coloring books and Boogie Wipes! Surprisingly a lot of the moms had never heard of Boogie Wipes, and were impressed by the softness. Thankfully no one brought a sick child for a demonstration, by the feedback I received in the weeks after were great. Each mom walked away with a handful of samples to try out!
There were another 2 parties where I had the opportunity to share Boogie Wipes. One was a child’s birthday party – I received permission from his mom to share Boogie Wipes at the party and even had a fun contest so some moms could win full sized products. The other event was a family holiday party and we even had a little demonstrator! (I wasn’t too thrilled about having a sick child around all the other kids, but he stayed in his room most of the time.)
All the parties were highly successful and the feedback was very positive! I even left a sample box of Boogie Wipes and Saline Soothers in the pediatrician’s office, but of course, I wouldn’t have received any response from that. I feel that this is a great way to pay it forward and have other moms try out these awesome products for themselves!
You can connect with Boogie Wipes on Facebook and Twiiter to stay up to date on their latest news and promotions. Boogie Wipes can be purchased at your local drugstore (my Rite Aid has them) as well as Target and baby retailers.
Disclosure: I am a Saline Ambassador and have received complimentary products.