If you’ve got young kids at home, then chances are you are familiar with the humble baby wipe. Over the past 5 years, I have discovered baby wipes have many useful purposes, other than wiping the baby. Their effectiveness at cleaning does raise some questions about their suitability for bottoms, but they are great for many other purposes! Aside from using baby wipes for cleaning they are good for stain removal, keeping flyaway hair at bay and so many other things.
Here are 35+ uses for baby wipes around the home:
- Use baby wipes to remove makeup. Way cheaper than the “make up remover wipes” you can buy and just as good.
- De-frizz crazy hair. Yep, a wipe over with a baby wipe will keep that flyaway hair under control.
- Remove stains for clothes and upholstery. Baby wipes are surprisingly effective for stain removal.
- Wipe over kids toys to remove all the grime and germs.
- Use them to dust, the damp wipes will stop the dust flying up into the air.
- Wipe over doorknobs and light switches.
- Clean walls. Very effective at removing pen from walls… I should know 😉
- Clean shoes. Brings the shine back to leather and good for getting marks out of suede.
- Remove tanning lotion. Got a bit overzealous with the self-tanner? Baby wipes to the rescue!
- Clean hair dye off skin. No more brown forehead and ears, just wipe over with a baby wipe and you’re set to leave the house again.
- Wipe down the public toilet seat. No more nasties.
- Use baby wipes to clean the car dashboard and interior.
- Remove fingerprint marks from oven doors and kitchen cupboards.
- Clean the fridge door and shelves.
- Clean a blackboard or whiteboard.
- Use them as tissues when you’ve got a red, raw nose. So much gentler.
- Keep them in the fridge to use as a cooling wipe on a hot day.
- Remove stains from carpets.
- Get rid of grime from a leather couch with a quick wipe over with a baby wipe (see below for a note on using baby wipes on leather on a regular basis).
- Use them to dust venetian blinds, makes it easier to get in between each one with a wipe over your finger and thumb.
- Remove dust from the ceiling fans.
- Clean the outside lights, really cuts through grime.
- Spot cleaning the floor (or even stick one over the end of your broom!)
- Removing face paint or spray on hair colour.
- Baby wipes are idea for cleaning high chairs (you can check out some of the best high chairs that are easy to clean here).
- Use them when you’ve run out of toilet paper!
- Remove bird poo from the car gently and effectively.
- Clean the TV remote control with a baby wipe to keep germs and grime off.
- Wipe over the banisters on the staircase.
- Cleaning grubby little hands after eating, crafting or generally making a mess!
- Use them the clean handles on supermarket trolleys.
- Clean the BBQ.
- Remove fingerprints from touch screens and TVs.
- Clean the leaves of indoor plants.
- Get those pesky deodorant stains off clothing with your handy baby wipes.
- If you have pets that shed a lot of hair, baby wipes are great for a quick wipe over the remove stray hairs.
FAQ On Baby Wipe Uses
Can you use baby wipes on leather?
Personally, I’ve found baby wipes on leather can be quite harsh and tend to remove the sheen from the leather over time. While they can be good for removing serious grime, I’d avoid using baby wipes on leather on a regular basis and be sure to spot check. I’ve seen people cleaning leather car seats with baby wipes but again, I’d just be cautious.
Can you use baby wipes to remove makeup?
Absolutely! I use them all the time for this purpose and they are much cheaper than regular make up removal wipes 😉
Can you use baby wipes to clean hair?
Baby wipes are great for flyaway hair and getting weetbix out of babies hair after breakfast but they obviously aren’t suitable as an alternative to shampoo!
Can you use baby wipes for cleaning?
Yep! In fact I would argue that most commercial baby wipes are better suited to cleaning your house than cleaning your babies bottom. I’d stick to natural baby wipes or even homemade baby wipes for cleaning your baby and find other uses for baby wipes around the house.
What about the car, can you use baby wipes to clean the car?
I keep baby wipes permanently in the car. I use baby wipes to clean the car interior including the steering wheel and plastic door handles. They are also great for cleaning up food spills on the kids carseats and wiping grubby fingers.
Do you use baby wipes around the house? I’d love to know how you use them. Add any other uses in the comments below.
p.s. You might find this post on removing oil stains from clothes helpful too.