Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
How Do You Clean Your Child’s Face?
Alternate title: Momspit: the Universal No-Rinse Cleanser for Hands and Face
Momspit is a “portable, foaming no-rinse cleanser designed for use when you don’t have soap, water or a sink handy.” It’s sold in 2 and 7 ounce bottles, apparently comes out like mousse and contains a moisturizer.
The Big Idea is that Momspit is a favorable alternative to using “gross” mom saliva. I don’t know what is in real mother spit, but Momspit contains:
Aqua (you know, water), Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone Copolyol, Propolene Glycol Chlorhexidine Digluconate, and Benzalkonium Chloride. Scented versions also contain fragrance.
Index fingers and saliva have been used since forever to quickly clean messy kid faces, and to turn book pages. Now face cleaning costs $9 for 2 ounces of solution that can leave your kid smelling life fig and green tea, or lemon and white tea. An unscented version is also available.
Me? I’ll keep using my all-natural dad spit. I would bottle it myself and sell it on eBay, but that is probably prohibited.
When a spit polish won’t suffice, we pack Wet Ones moist wipes which come in pocket-size individual packets and travel packs for the glove compartment. Some are antibacterial, others not. Some have moisturizers, others not.
I would love a wipe moistened with only water. A box of facial tissues and a bottle of water in the car help in a pinch, but not while on-the-go.
My question for you, gentle reader, is: which of these methods do you use for cleaning hands and face while away from home? Or do you have a different method?