Baby Wipes Popular with American Soldiers in Iraq

A routine newspaper article about care packages being sent to soldiers in Iraq caught my attention when I noticed baby wipes are among the items being sent.

Uh, say what? So I googled around and found a great Sydney Morning Herald article detailing how soldiers survive the hot sticky sandy environment.

US soldiers go gaga for women’s and baby products

  • Baby wipes remove camouflage make-up.
  • Baby powder helps with heat rash.
  • Diaper rash ointment fights “monkey butt”—damage done by your sweaty clothing rubbing in your most private of places.
  • Lip balm lubricates zippers on canvas Humvee doors.
  • Panty liners make great sweat bands under helmets, preventing pimples.
  • Pantyhose are a pleasant substitute for chafing socks and boots.

Who knew?


4 Responses to “Baby Wipes Popular with American Soldiers in Iraq”

  1. dennis says:

    I am trying to picture our soldiers sitting on the edge of their cots rolling on pantyhose in the early a.m.

    I wonder if they get as upset over runs as folks here at home do?

    July 13th, 2006 at 4:36 am

  2. thordora says:

    Monkey butt! Snicker!

    I knew the pantyhouse thing, but the pantiliner one makes sense.

    July 14th, 2006 at 2:33 pm

  3. Tammy says:

    My son is a soldier in Iraq and one of the things they also need is CLP. It’s a gun cleaner,lubricant and protectant. I found it at Dick’s sporting good stores. The military seems to rashion these items. This is an item well needed along with the wipes.

    December 30th, 2007 at 5:52 am

  4. Jim says:

    I have 200 cases of baby wipes if someone has a means of getting them to Iraq.

    June 10th, 2008 at 2:01 pm