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A Chemical-Free Baby Wipe … Plus, Win a $100 Walgreens Gift Card!

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. 

Baby wipes are a necessity when you’ve got little ones in diapers. Unfortunately, many of the baby wipes on the market contain chemicals that can irritate babies’ sensitive skin. So the very thing that keeps babies clean can also cause awful diaper rashes. It’s just one of those unavoidable aspects of parenting, right?

Not necessarily. I recently discovered WaterWipes, the only baby wipe in the world that contains no chemicals. In fact, WaterWipes contain only two ingredients—99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract, a natural skin conditioner. That means WaterWipes are gentle on baby’s skin and help prevent diaper rash and other skin conditions. The National Eczema Association has even awarded WaterWipes the Seal of Acceptance.

When I first read these facts, I figured WaterWipes must be flimsy like other sensitive baby wipes I have tried. I was thrilled to find that that’s not the case at all. WaterWipes are actually quite durable! They also work very well, meaning I don’t need to use 10 of them to get Lily clean. And, they’re not inter folded in the package, a feature that’s supposed to help make them more sterile.

Sounds like a product that could only be available in health stores, right? Actually, they are fully stocked at many major stores, including Walgreens. That’s where we got our WaterWipes. They were very easy to find, smack in the middle of the top shelf of the baby aisle.

WaterWipes

WaterWipes

Even Lily was excited to buy them!

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We have been using WaterWipes for a few weeks now and have had a great experience with them. Though Lily has never had very sensitive skin, I still feel good knowing I am using such pure and natural wipes on her. I may not be able to protect her from everything, but why wouldn’t I avoid using harmful chemicals on her as much as I can?

Lily seems to love them, too. Have you ever seen a baby so happy to have her diaper changed?

Baby with WaterWipes

Click here to learn more about WaterWipes and get a coupon for $1.00 off.

Want to buy your own WaterWipes? Influence Central is giving away five (5) Walgreens gift cards. That’s enough to purchase WaterWipes and other necessities for your little one! Just click below by October 7, 2016 to enter:

WaterWipes Walgreens Giveaway

I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes (5 winners). Good luck!

A Messy Life With Twins

It’s been over two weeks since my last post, but I can explain—really! One evening soon after I last wrote, Matt refused to go to bed. The boy was clearly exhausted, but every time we tried to put him in his crib he’d scream uncontrollably. After a long, sleepless night, we took him to the doctor, and … surprise! The poor thing had a throat and ear infection. (We’d always read that babies with ear infections pull on their ears, and he hadn’t been doing that, so we were shocked.) The little guy was put on the antibiotic Zithromax for five days. After two days on the medicine, he was back to his old self, and we were ready to move on.

Then, I woke up with what felt like knives piercing my throat. I had gotten Matt’s throat infection, hardcore. I started taking antibiotics and couldn’t get out of bed for almost two days. Just when I was getting better, little Nate came down with a fever and a bad cold. Back to the doctor we went, and then it was his turn to take Zithromax. Two days later, Keith got the familiar tingle in his throat and took himself to the emergency room. Now he is on antibiotics.

It’s been a rough two weeks, proving that life with twins can be messy—in many ways. Take our house, for instance. We used to pride ourselves on keeping it relatively neat and in order. Now, you can find dirty diapers on the coffee table, soggy baby puffs on the kitchen floor, and toys strewn haphazardly all over the living room and playroom. (Yes, part of our basement has been converted to a playroom. The little stinkers are taking over!) Think I’m exaggerating? Take a look.

This is what our living room looks like, even though a good number of their toys are in the playroom!

Our living room

The boys’ food and formula has taken over an entire shelf of our pantry, leaving much less space for my 25 cans of crushed tomatoes, five boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and other essentials.

Our pantry

Think you can take a relaxing bath in a Jacuzzi tub when you have twins? Sure, if you can ignore the tub critters and bottles of Johnson & Johnson.

Our once-serene spa tub

Our garage used to be Keith’s man cave. Now his sports equipment and tools have been displaced by ginormous boxes of diapers and baby wipes.

The garage

You get my point: It’s a messy life and a messy home when you have twins. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. When you get to look at little faces like these every day, you don’t even notice the clutter anymore!

Our two little cuties!

Here’s hoping they stay healthy!