messy kids + WaterWipes

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

I’m not going to lie to you. There’s nothing that I find cuter than a really messy kid. I mean, bonus points if I’m not obligated to clean the kid, but even that is kind of irresistible. Take a look at Ellie up there. She’s a drippy, sticky mess. There’s ice cream in her hair, her eyebrows, and I even found some smudged on her chunky little ankles. And do you know what? The kid could not care less. She’s completely lost in a moment of pure bliss. There’s really nothing more enjoyable for a momma to watch.

That said, the whole cleaning her up part is much less enjoyable. First, there’s the enormity of the task at hand (what is the best way to make a kid stand when almost every inch of her is covered in chocolate?). Then there’s the fact that I’m becoming more and more neurotic about the products I use. It started out with our cleaning products and has slowly moved into products that we use on our bodies. I find myself wanting to use the most gentle, natural products I can find.

That’s why, when I heard about WaterWipes (and that you can buy them at Target, every mom’s personal heaven), I knew I had to give them a try.

We are not at a point in life where I feel safe leaving the house without being armed with wipes (um, see above). We’re no longer using them on cute little baby butts, but on filthy fingers and sticky (delicate) little faces. WaterWipes are completely chemical free. Actually, they contain just TWO ingredients: 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. YES PLEASE.

We headed into Target to pick some up and a long stop at the dollar bins, a tour around the store, and $100 later, we had our wipes and a few other completely essential items. 😉

And let me tell you, these guys have a new #1 fan. Not only are WaterWipes natural, but they’re durable and work really, really well. Whether it’s after playing at the mud table in our backyard or when Ellie has done her own lipstick, I know they’ll get me to the bottom of the mess.

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And thank goodness they’re natural because even though this one is five, they still end up in her mouth.

Now, I know I’m not alone in the filthy child department. But let’s be real. It makes us all feel better to actually see that we’re not alone, right? That’s why I took to my Facebook page and asked readers to send me their messiest kid pictures. They did not disappoint.

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To help these mommas and you to keep your babies clean, I’ve got an awesome giveaway from WaterWipes and Target:

WaterWipes Target Giveaway

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

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.