Every now and again I find products that I really like and find useful to being a mom — muslin blankets, disposable bibs, single packet handi-wipes, kid-centric entertainment coupon books — and tell my other mommy friends about my “finds.” Once a week I plan to share some of them here. I am not a spokesperson and am not being compensated for this review. This is just my way of “paying it forward” to other moms who might be interested…
This week….BOOGIE WIPES
It seems to me that my kids ALWAYS have runny noses. When did allergy, cold and flu “season” become a year-round event? My two kids are both under the age of four, and unfortunately they yanked the only useful prescription medication off the market (we hoarded it like precious nectar until it ran dry). I’ve been told I can use OTC medications, but I’m too worried about over-dosage. So, I’m constantly wiping noses!
With my younger daughter, the goo comes out fairly easily with saline spray and a suction bulb. She used to laugh when we did it-now, like many things that are no longer so amusing to her, she just screams. I usually wait until the snot actually starts coming out of their noses (I know, gross, but you know exactly what I’m talking about!) and then wipe it away with a tissue. The problem is even using a so-called “soft” (aloe-infused) tissue, all the constant wiping means a sore, raw patch under their tiny noses that only gets worse.
I saw something called “Boogie Wipes” at the store last winter and gave it a shot. They come in a green plastic dispenser and, despite the name and groovy packaging, have nothing to do with 70s disco music. Guess what? They really helped. Hooray! If you don’t know what they are, your kids’ noses are missing out. Boogie Wipes are sort of like baby wipes, but are made with saline which help dissolve mucus. And because they are moist tissues, they also keep the area from becoming chapped.
They’ve become a staple in our house – especially this time of year. I keep a packet of them in my purse, kid go bag and even in our cars. The only downsides are that they don’t come in those round jumbo size containers or are available at one of our wholesale clubs…maybe someday!
Until then, I have a nose (or two) to wipe.