Baby shampoo is designed to be a soft and sensitive alternative to the harsher adult varieties. They are, more often than not, tear-free and perfect for your baby’s sensitive skin, but that does not mean that going on baby’s head is the only use for this multi-use substance. There are plenty of other applications for baby shampoo, other than just scrubbing the day’s dirt off your little one.
Here are five other alternatives to get the most out of your baby shampoo:
- Eases Bandage Removal Pain
Cuts and scrapes are a natural part of being a kid, and dealing with them is a natural part of being a parent. Aside from the pain of the accident itself, the clean-up process can bring additional pains to your child – topical ointments to clean the wound, and changing the bandage can be scary. If you put a little bit of baby shampoo on and around the bandage, allowing time for the substance to seep into the small holes, you can painlessly remove the now-lubricated bandage.
- Removes Make-Up
Since it is tear-free, baby shampoo is safe to use around your eyes without needing to worry about irritating them. All you need is to dab a small amount on a cotton ball or wash cloth and run some hot water over it. Apply the soapy mixture to your face in order to take off the day’s make-up without using any harsh irritants.
You can also soak your make-up brushes (and hair brushes, if you like) in a glass or pot filled with hot water and baby shampoo mixture. After a few minutes, remove the brushes from the glass or pot and rinse all of the hair and skin oils away.
- Makes a Great Face Wash
Aside from using it to remove make-up, baby shampoo also makes a terrific face wash that is strong on dirt, but gentle on skin. Simply take a quarter-sized amount, and work it into a lather and scrub your face in small, soft circles and then rinse clean for an all-day fresh face.
- Shines Your Shoes
Revamp your old favorite pair of shoes with just a little bit of baby shampoo and hot water. Many varieties of baby shampoo also contain mineral oils which are great for adding that spark back to old leather shoes. The minerals inside the oil can revitalize and wash away years of grime to bring back that shine.
- Effective Car Wash
If you don’t feel like doling out the cash to pay someone to detail your car, you can do it on the cheap right at home using baby shampoo! Get out your washing bucket and add a half cup of shampoo and some water to make a great, simple car wash solution. If you feel like really getting into the detail work of your car’s chrome features, add a few shakes of baking soda to the mix and scrub your chrome clean!
In the realm of baby products, there isn’t another quite as versatile as baby shampoo.