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Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?

Baby wipes: Sharing baby wipes & unclean diaper changing surfaces & no hand washing can of course spread germs & infection among infants & also daycare staff. You need to complain to the person in charge about this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which baby wipes are he best?

Which baby wipes are he best?

Moist Paper Towels: Wet wipes out of a box can cause a distinct type of diaper rash, it looks like red "parentheses" around the anus, and there really isn't a brand that is totally safe from that. Every time in the past that a baby's treatment with creams failed, removing wet wipes helped, so now i just start by recommending cleaning with moistened paper towels. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to use baby wipes to clean butt?

Please advise if it's normal to use baby wipes to clean butt?

Yes: it is normal. water is probably best since you dont expose the butt to chemicals or irritants. ...Read more

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For what length of time do facial wipes and baby wipes stay moist for?

Variable: Depending on the packaging this could be weeks or days. Those with a way to provide air tight containment can hold their moisture for longer periods. Some lose it as soon as you open the pack/box and dry out over time depending on the humidity. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes safe for vaginal area?

Baby wipes: I usually recommend using wash water and dry wipes for the first 6 weeks. After that period of time, it is safe to use baby wipes but i usually ask parents to use the non fragrance "sensitive" wipes. They are often less irritating. ...Read more

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How come after I wipe my butt it still itches, even when I use baby wipes?

Time to be seen: Time to go see your doctor - could be many things. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use baby wipes to clean cups and dinnerware that we'll use later to eat from?

Is it safe to use baby wipes to clean cups and dinnerware that we'll use later to eat from?

Would not: Wipes are not intended to be used this way. You are not cleaning them and you can get bacterial overgrowth on the cups and dishes, not to mention the chemicals you are potentially ingesting. Use plain soap and water. Can not beat it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?

Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?

Yes: Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes). One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning. ...Read more

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How effective are baby wipes at killing germs on surfaces?

Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between baby wipes and wetted tissues for wiping your bum?

Components: Propitiatory wipes often contain fragrance & preservatives that can irritate raw skin. Wet tissues will generally not. I often have moms make their own with baby oil, paper towels and a zip lock bag. ...Read more

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Two days ago i had rough sex(6 times)between 10pm and 7am. Ive noticed now that when i wipe(wet baby wipes unscented)I have skin coming out. Normal?

Two days ago i had rough sex(6 times)between 10pm and 7am. Ive noticed now that when i wipe(wet baby wipes unscented)I have skin coming out. Normal?

Here's the "skinny": With such extensive rubbing of the labia during the "rough sex" the epithelial (skin) cells are abraded on the top layer and exfoliate.(come off). When that occurs the dermis (under layer of skin) try to rapidly replace the skin cells that have been removed (epithelialization). This is the normal process of skin replacement. ...Read more

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Is baby wipes good for acne?

Is baby wipes good for acne?

Scientific Rx: Don't waste your time. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength medicine. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that cannot be cured but can be managed. If you are responsible for physical & emotional health of a teen, please get junior to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes bad for an adult vagina?

BABY WIPES: Wipes clean the baby and can do the same for adults also. ...Read more

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Is using baby wipes inside the vagina considered safe?

Is using baby wipes inside the vagina considered safe?

Baby wipes: It is all right to gently use baby wipes on the inner labia of the vaginal wall. You may want to use the sensitive wipes though and do not be aggressive. Also, I do not recommend using wipes inside the vaginal canal. If you are unsure where to use the wipes, speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How come i had an allergic reaction to johnson's baby wipes?

How come i had an allergic reaction to johnson's baby wipes?

Contact dermatitis: Any product that comes in contact with the skin can cause a reaction known as contact dermatitis. The most common products include those with fragrances and artificial colors. If one brand causes a reaction, then try a different brand, preferably one without fragrance or color added. ...Read more