This may come as a surprise, but little kids are messy.
From the backyard to the kitchen, my dudes are in a constant state of stickiness. As soon as I’m done wiping Asher’s juice spill, Joseph has decided to give himself a pedicure with mama’s lip gloss. (Yes, this actually happened. And yes, my beloved Burt’s Bees gloss is now in the trash. I played Taps while it made its sad descent into the garbage can.) Messes at home are one thing — but when we’re traveling? Oh. my. word.
When my boys are off home turf, they seem to sense that it is now the time to take messes up a notch. And there I am, stuck in the car, desperately searching for a leftover napkin to mop up the ketchup oozing on the booster seat. If we’re lucky, we have a tub of wipes in the car. Unfortunately, they’re usually in the back. And when we’re making some trek on the highway, there’s no way I’m climbing over car seats to the back of the SUV to search for that tub of wipes we had forgotten about until right then.
Summer is for trips and backyard adventures, and messes are inevitable. I have a solution (and a cute one at that!) for sticky summer situations. Wipes on wipes on wipes!
I’m digging the new Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean wipes. Here’s what I like about them: They’re portable — and refillable. Unlike other travel wipe cases, they zip, which keeps the wipes from drying out — a huge plus in this family. The Clutch ‘n’ Clean wipes also have a little buttoned strap, allowing the clutch to attach on diaper bags, purses, beach totes, strollers, whatever. (If you’re going to a baby shower this summer, add this to your gift! The mama-to-be will thank you.)
These clutches come in three designs, and you know I’m a sucker for cute things, so of course I nabbed each one. (Thanks, Huggies!) As a mom of two boys, I like sneaking girly touches to our normal routine…I think the flower print is my fave. I also like the soft matte vinyl finish of the clutches.
When I had the chance to review the wipes from Huggies, I was happy to do so. We’re already big fans of Huggies Natural Care wipes. We’ve used them since Joseph was in diapers. Our kiddos both have sensitive skin, but don’t break out from these wipes. (And, it should be noted, these wipes are sturdy. I don’t have to go into details here, but when you’re changing a diaper…sometimes you need a wipe that can handle a lot. Enough said.) I nabbed mine from Target, but the clutches are now available at grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide.
The Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean wipes are a convenient size for stashing in a diaper bag or glove box. I also added one to our stroller, which made it super handy when we were at a 4th of July festival this weekend. I was constantly cleaning off Joseph and Asher’s hands, but I didn’t have to dig around in the diaper bag when they wanted to go from the petting zoo to funnel cake. Those little time-savers are kind of more like sanity-savers, am I right?
So, here’s my question for you parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, babysitters: What has been the craziest mess your little one has gotten into?
Disclosure: Huggies sponsored today’s post, but my opinions are my own.