It's one of those things that you swore you would never do, but then you spot a dot of ketchup on your child’s face and realize you have no other resource than your own saliva to remove it. And so begins a lifetime of wiping things off your child’s face with spit and the smudge of your finger.

To find out about an alternative method,


Like most time-honored traditions, someone had decided to market this age-old cleansing technique with a product — Mom Spit. The no-rinse cleanser is supposed to be gentle enough to clean your child’s face while it cuts through the playground grime.

Depending on how much spit ya need, it's sold in two sizes (2 oz for $9 and 7 oz for $18) and three varieties – unscented, fig and green tea and lemon and white tea.