Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Spray 'Til Your Heart is Content

If this were going to be an ad for the idea I'm about to introduce, it might read something like this:

Tired of the outrageous smell of toddler poop?
Longing for the days before solids were introduced?
Want the benefits of potty-training without all the work?
One quick spray and all your troubles melt away.
Try our Diaper Area Wash:
It's designer perfume for your baby's bottom.

And although this product has a fantastic variety of eclectic usages for both children and adults alike, let me share the secret as to why this is a coveted item in our household.

A friend of mine, who shall remain nameless because you know who you are, introduced me to this product after making the alarming statement that she only bathes her kids twice a week.

My mouth dropped open.

"What about the horrible poopie odor that remains on their bums, even after cleaning with wipes? How can you stand to change the diapers of children who have lingering feces stench caked on their backside? For the love of all things Downy Fresh, help me understand how this is possible!" I screamed.

Does it go without saying that holding my tongue has never come easily?

And with the wisdom only a veteran mom can have, the three words she spoke next revolutionized my existence. (Or at least my son's bottom.)


Simple, but brilliant. Embarrassingly enough, I actually went home to discover that said diaper area wash already resided in my cabinet.

Given to me as a gift, I had somehow skipped over reading the "AREA" word and mistakenly assumed its purpose was to aid in washing cloth diapers. I arrived at this conclusion after ruling out that this product could be intended for washing disposable diapers.

Because clearly, that would make no sense at all.

And since I wasn't using cloth diapers, I promptly stashed it with all the other baby products I had registered for and yet had no idea how to use.

The moral of the story is check your cabinets, folks.

But, in the off chance that you don't have it and need to purchase some, click here. Or, as my ever adventurous Mother-In Law pointed out, you could also make your own. The ingredients include water, witch hazel, calendula, aloe vera, tea tree, and an essential oil (such as lavender).

After single-handedly ensuring the world has a better aroma, I feel my work here is done. And besides that, after typing the word poopie (and yes, spell check, I realize it is not a word) a dozen times, there is really nowhere for me to go from here.

But you, on the other hand, can head on over to Rocks In My Dryer to find the links to more Works for Me Wednesday tips.

Happy Spraying, Y'all!


Dana said...

That's little one wouldn't go without her daily baths, though!

Have you heard of Mom Spit? Your entry reminded me of it.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Fortunately, my children love bath time. (As does their mother, who has a few minutes of peace while they splash in the water.) But this does sound like an ingenious product.

I'm curious though -- does it have antibacterial or antiviral stuff in it? Because smell or no smell, that area remains one of the most germ-filled on the human body.

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Christy said...

I am so glad that I am not the only one who has noticed the odor from that area!!

But my kids also love their baths and demand frequent ones!!

Susan said...

Sounds great. I with the other ladies, baby loves the bath. But what a great invention;)

Andrea said...

I'm with your friend - we, too, only give baths 2-3 times per week (shhh...) We do this for various reasons, but I will definitely look into this product! Thanks!

mira said...

Witch hazel is an astringent and tea tree oil is an antiseptic, so yeah, germ and dirt fighting capabilities abound :) If you google "wipes solution" you'll find tons of recipes to make your own for really cheap. I use mine for DS's bottom, face, hands, and any other area that needs a good cleaning since he, too, only bathes about twice a month.