This 10 Reasons To Keep Baby Wipes In The Car post is sponsored by Pampers Rewards.
We spend a lot of time in the car. In the last four months, we’ve driven to Fayetteville twice (90 minutes each way), Washington, D.C. (six hours each way), and Hilton Head Island (five hours … not counting the extra hour of traffic because we got stuck in rain-related traffic). And next month, we’ll be driving 11 hours (there and then back) to New York for a wedding. So lots of car time. Our car is usually packed with suitcases, snacks, and baby wipes.
I know, I know. We don’t have babies. But it doesn’t matter. There are reasons to keep baby wipes in the car even if you don’t have babies. Trust me. After you read this, you’ll be running to your closest store to buy some.
9 Reasons To Keep Baby Wipes In The Car (even if you don’t have a baby)
1. To wash your hands.
If you’re like us, you eat in the car. We don’t want to stop at rest stops for every meal, so I pack us lunch and snacks. Sometimes, those meals are a little messy and you want to wash your hands after. It’s easy enough to just use a baby wipe.
2. To clean up spills.
We’ve all been there. You’re drinking, the driver hits a bump, and next thing you know, your juice is all over your lap. If you have a baby wipe handy, you can quickly grab it and clean up the spill before it stains.
3. To detail your car.
Pete does a great job of detailing our car. Sometimes, though, we’ll be driving and the light will hit the interior in such a way that you can see some dust. Or maybe you notice a spot you missed. .A baby wipe can clean that quickly at a red light.
4. To clean your shoes.
I just brought my parents’ garbage pails to the curb and had to trek through mud to get there. I usually will pull them out as I’m on my way out the door. If that was the case today, I would be bringing mud into our clean car. If I had baby wipes, though, I would be able to clean my shoes and my feet before getting in.
5. To clean your windows.
How many times have you wanted to pull into the gas station just to clean some bird poop or bugs off your windshield? Countless times, if you ask me. It’s so much easier to just use baby wipes when you get to your destination instead of having to find a rest stop.
6. To cool off.
My last car didn’t really have working AC. I didn’t mind when I was living in New York, but when I got down to North Carolina, oh my gosh, I would get so hot driving around in summer with just the windows down. Sometimes, the sweat on your brow gets a little gross. Grab a baby wipe and blot your sweat when you get to your destination.
7. If you stop at a gross rest stop.
We’ve stopped at our share of questionable rest stops. It happens. But you sometimes come out feeling less than fresh. In that case, a baby wipe is magical. You can clean yourself off a little and continue on your drive without cringing.
8. After you pump gas.
How many times have you pumped gas and then your hands are dirty from the pump or smell like gas? Wash them with a baby wipe and you’ll feel clean.
9. If you have friends’ kids in the car.
We don’t have kids, but we do have friends with kids. And those kids are sometimes in our car with sticky fingers and tasty stacks. I don’t mind, and I love being able to drive their kids around when needed, but I do like to clean up after them too. Baby wipes are a great way to do that without having to worry about having soap, hand sanitize, and a hand vac.
After you’re done with those baby wipes, be sure to check the package for Pampers Rewards points. In the past, you had to enter the codes manually, but not anymore. There is a new Pampers Rewards: Parents Club app. You can download it from the Google Play store and scan your product codes for points. Even better, you’ll get 100 points just for signing up.
The rewards are great too. You can redeem your points for Shutterfly products, diapers, Melissa & Doug toys and more.
We actually just got a Melissa & Doug wood blocks set from the rewards catalog. I’m actually saving it for Christmas, which is a great thing to do with a program like this. You’re already buying Pampers products, and it takes very little time to scan the code via the app. So you’re getting lots of points with little effort. Those points add up over time. When you have enough, cash them in for a present. A coupon is a good reward, but it’ll only save you a few dollar. A toy will save you money and will save you the hassle of heading to the store to pick up something when a birthday or Christmas rolls around. Instead, you can just shop in your closet and pick out something you picked up for free.
Have you downloaded the new Pampers Rewards: Parents Club app yet?