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Alternative Uses for Baby Products 2010-03-20 04:00:41

Do You Use Your Baby's Products?

Babies' changing tables are filled with a boatload of products to keep them soft, dry, and smelling like, well, a baby. The products may be designed to be gentle on a lil one's delicate skin, but there are no laws preventing mama from swiping a bit for her own use.

When my tot was diagnosed with a bad case of eczema, the doctor recommended coating him in Aquaphor at every diaper change until we got the scaly patches under control. In the process of creating my lil greaseball, my hands benefited from the super moisturizing power of the miracle product. A tube of the stuff now sits next to my kitchen sink for post-dishwashing hand care. A friend told me that she uses her daughter's shampoo to clean her makeup brushes, saying that the all-natural formulation makes her feel better than what the department stores sell.

Do you borrow your child's products for your own use?

cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 7 years
Aquaphor is FABOULOUS
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 7 years
Ever put Johnson and Johnson baby lotion on your legs after shaving? Bet you never use it on your child BURNS.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I use my daughter's lotion when I've run out of my own :) Other than that we share a lot of things anyways.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Dude, that's one of the best parts of being a mom! I love Aquaphor (put it on hands, slip on some cotton gloves, then go to sleep and wake up smooth--works well as a lip balm too!). I borrow my daughter's shampoo when I run out of my own, even though it makes my head smell like an orange creamsicle. I also use her lavender bubble bath, because it mellows me out and I don't have to splurge on my own.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Ugh Aquaphor is the greasiest stuff on earth but works so good on my dry winter skin. I use Kiehl's baby lip balm too.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I've been using baby products long before I was a mother. I figured they wouldn't dare putting bad stuff in them ;) I alsways liked the smell, too... So yeah, she has to share with Mommy!
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