There are tons of different baby products that help parents take good care of their babies. If you have had a baby, you may be floating in products. Some parents get so many products at their baby showers that they never have to buy any themselves.
Some have enough that it lasts them through more than one kid. They store then in closets or pile them under the bathroom sink. Some of it gets used, but some of it is forgotten.
What happens to these products when your baby grows older and no longer needs them? Sure, you could throw them away or donate them, but you might as well use them yourself if you can. Many baby products can be used by adults and older children.
Before you toss out those wipes or dump out that baby powder, think of all the other uses. You don’t need a baby to use these products. Here are some ways you can use baby products you probably already have in your home.
1. Diaper Rash Cream
Diaper rash cream works great on cute little baby butts, but it has other uses as well. It’ a good idea to keep some in your medicine cabinet, even after your babies have grown out of diapers. Here are some great ways you can use diaper rash cream at home, in everyday life! You’ll wish you knew these sooner.
2. Scratches and Cuts
Diaper rash cream can help reduce infection and inflammation. You can apply it to cuts and scrapes to help them heal faster. It can also soothe the pain. So the next time you get cut, apply some diaper rash cream to soothe it.
If you’re concerned about wrinkles, diaper rash cream can come in handy. Don’t waste money on expensive wrinkle creams. Just apply diaper rash cream to your problem areas and wait for the results. Add diaper rash cream to your daily skin care routine and save some money while getting the same results!
Diaper rash cream is meant to relieve painful burning sensations. If you happen to grab a hot pan or spill some coffee on your hand, diaper rash cream can soothe the pain. Just apply a small amount to the burn as often as needed. So if you ever get burned and don’t have another ointment readily available, just apply a diaper rash cream to it!
While diaper rash cream doesn’t contain the same ingredients as sunscreen, it can still help protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays. If you find yourself out in the sun and you don’t have any sunscreen on hand, diaper rash cream is a great alternative. Just apply it the same way you would sunscreen.
6. Lip Chap
If your lips are sunburned or chapped, you may be in some serious pain. Don’t have any Chapstick on hand? Just use diaper rash cream instead. The diaper rash cream will keep your lips moisturized so that they aren’t dry and cut.
7. Baby Shampoo
Baby shampoo is gentle, but still gets babies clean. The shampoo can be used to clean many other things as well. It’s a good idea to always keep some baby shampoo under your sink. Baby shampoo is a great thing to keep handy at home!
8. Makeup Remover
Sometimes, makeup can be tough to remove. If you are out of makeup remover or tired of paying so much for it, just use baby shampoo instead. Mix it with water and use a cloth to remove your makeup. Baby shampoo is genlte on your skin, but is also effective at removing the makeup. Give it a try!
9. Clean Makeup Brushes
It’s important to clean makeup brushes to avoid zits and breakouts. A small amount of baby shampoo and some water make the perfect brush cleaning solution. Just dip your brushes in it, rinse, and allow them to air dry. If you need to clean your makeup brushes because they’ve gotten too dirty, then try baby shampoo the next time.
10. Clean Eyelashes
If you wear fake eyelashes, you know how dirty they can get. You can remove mascara and gunk from them with baby shampoo. Just soak the lashes in the shampoo mixed with water and allow them to dry. They will be clean again. Baby shampoo will ensure that your fake eyelashes are good to go so that they look lush and full!
11. Pet Shampoo
You have to be careful about what products you use on your pets. If baby shampoo can be used on babies, it can be used on pets too.
12. Remove Band-aids
The worst part of needing a band-aid is having to pull it off. It can hurt more than the injury it covered. Applying a little baby shampoo mixed with water to the band-aid can make it easier to remove.
13. Resize Sweaters
Did you accidentally shrink your sweater? You can bring it back to normal size by washing it in water and baby shampoo. The shampoo relaxes the fibers to it can return to the right size.
14. Baby Wipes
Baby wipes aren’t just for wiping butts. Keep some in the glove box in your car and at home. You never know when you might need to pull one out in an emergency.
15. Makeup Remover
Baby wipes work great to remove makeup. They are gentle enough that they won’t cause skin irritation but strong enough to remove the makeup. Some people even keep them in their makeup bags.
16. Remove Fabric Stains
Baby wipes can be used to remove some stains from fabric. They can be dabbed on the stain before a garment is washed. They also work well on some types of upholstery.
17. Toilet Paper
If you are in a pinch and don’t have any toilet paper, you can use baby wipes instead. Just make sure the wipes are flushable. Some people even prefer to use baby wipes as opposed to regular toilet tissue.
18. Car Detailing
Baby wipes work well to clean your car. You can wipe down leather seats with them and clean the plastic pieces as well. Just toss a pack under one of your seats and they will be there when you need them.
19. Clean House Plants
If you have houseplants, you may notice that the leaves collect dust. Watering them doesn’t help and neither does dusting. Just wipe them down with a wet wipe and the dust will disappear.
20. Remove Crayon Marks On Walls
If you have kids, you probably have crayon marks on your walls. Don’t worry or get ready to repaint. Just use some baby wipes to clean it right off.
21. Baby Powder
Baby powder has many different uses. You can use it at home, in your car, and even at the beach. Don’t leave home without a bottle of it. You never know when it might come in handy.
22. Remove Sand
Sand can be hard to remove from your body, but nobody wants to track in inside. Just put some baby powder on your arms, legs, or anywhere there’s sand. It will make the sand brush right off.
23. Dry Shampoo
If you need to wash your hair but don’t have time, you can refresh it with baby powder. It will not only help it smell better but also make it less oily. Just sprinkle the powder in your hair and work it through it.
24. Loosen Playing Cards
Sometimes cards can get wet and stick together. Pulling them apart can cause them to rip or tear. Just add some baby powder to them to loosen them up and they;re good as new.
25. Prevent Chafing
Few things are as painful as chafing. Avoid it by sprinkling powder on the skin. You can also use baby powder to reduce the pain of chafing and prevent it from getting worse.
26. Freshen Shoes
Sprinkle some baby powder in your shoes to freshen them. It can also help prevent blisters. Some people even put baby powder in their boots to make them easier to slip on.
27. Freshen Books
If you have books in storage, they may smell strange when you get them out. Before you read them, sprinkle some baby powder on the pages. It will make them easier to turn and help them smell better.
28. Repel Ants
Nobody wants to deal with ants. Baby powder can repel them easily. Sprinkle baby powder around your home where there are ants and they will disappear. It can also be used to repel ants outside.
Pedialyte is a great way to help kids feel better when they;re sick. It can also be used to hydrate adults. Many choose to drink it after a workout or during strenuous activity. It also comes in handy if you are suffering from a hangover.
30. Baby Detergent
It’s important to use baby detergent to avoid irritating a baby’s skin, but it can also be used by adults. Anyone who has an allergy to detergent or sensitive skin can benefit from baby detergent. It’s great for the elderly too.
31. Baby Sunscreen
Baby sunscreen has to be strong to protect a baby’s sensitive skin yet it’s still strong enough to be used by adults. It can protect against burns and even be used on pets that require protection.
How can diapers be used by adults? They happen to contain ingredients that are similar to those used in ice packs. So now you can toss a diaper in the freezer to create an icepack if needed.
33. Baby Oil
Baby oil is a great way to protect a baby’s skin from dryness. It can also be used by adults. Add some to your bath water for a soothing bath.
34. Nipple Cream
Breastfeeding mothers use nipple cream to soothe their chapped skin. It also works well on dry hands. It can even be used as lip balm.
35. Gripe Water
Gripe water helps babies feel better when they have stomach aches. The ingredients work for adults too. Ingredients like ginger and fennel make it effective for people of all ages.
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