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Infinity
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Baby Wipes

Baby Wipes are not just for Baby's Botty !!
After recent visit by a young one, with parents, they left behind a packet of Bio-degradable Baby Wipes.
This morning, we found a very good use for them, I've no doubt many other uses too, as we think about it, or your recommendations.
Our VAX vacuum cleaners do an amazing job, but they do require the corrugated paper filters to be brushed clean every few weeks.
Into the toilet bowl, flushing as we went along, we did try this outdoors, but the dust blew everywhere.

Whist doing so, we used to rinse the plastic parts, after a (paint)brushing, which never removed all the very fine surface dust.
Problem was, it took a couple of days for the corrugated paper filters to dry out.
So, Baby Wipes to the rescue...
After brushing the corrugated paper filters clean, a quick wipe over, plus the rest of the components, removed all the fine dust, and almost immediately were dry.
(The Bio-degradable Baby Wipes are OK to be flushed, one at a time, so, as we go along....)

Now, it's time to put our thinking caps on !

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itsme
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Re: Baby Wipes

10 things you should not flush
[quote=http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/house-home/from-fat-to-floss-10-things-you-should-never-flush-down-the-toilet-11363986133439]Wet wipes (flushable or otherwise) – According to drainage company Lanes for Drains: “There’s a common misconception that wipes, whether they’re cleaning wipes, toilet wipes, beauty wipes or baby wipes, are biodegradable and some are actually marketed as ‘flushable’.
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Re: Baby Wipes

@PlusComUK....  so it's your fault is it?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13566476
Infinity
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Re: Baby Wipes

Four days, not 4 years !!
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Re: Baby Wipes

We've kept a pack of Johnsons Baby Wipes in the car for years, come in useful for all kinds of wipe up jobs. We don't have any babies bums to wipe!!
Apart from anything else, they're a lot cheaper and bigger than Wet Wipes which are pretty much the same thing except they small different. I usually buy them by the 12 pack boxes (in most supermarkets).
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Baby Wipes

From the BBC link:
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"Wouldn't it be much easier if the wipes took a direct route there and people just put them in the bin?" says Rob

Depends on whether you want excessive volumes of flies in there or not when the wipes are used for toilet duty... Grin
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Re: Baby Wipes

I found baby wipes were good for removing grease paint, oil, general filth and all sorts of other things only problem is most branded variants leave behind a residue so your skin ends up dried out and nasty because of them, but there great for doing the hard work so you just need a quick rinse off afterwards instead of potentially scrubbing your skin raw to get to the same end result, I still regularly buy them for all sorts of cleaning jobs but ours tend to go into nappy bags and then the bin (great for containing whatever mess you were cleaning up cheaper than sanitary bags for wimins products and biodegradable to boot) saved myself a lot of time effort and money over the years doing that, and even things that claim to be flushable generally go in the bin in our house unlike some of our neighbours that regularly block the drains with condoms and other products ....
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
Preacherlady
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Re: Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are very useful for cleaning a dogs bum when they get "cling-on" but they go in bin!
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Re: Baby Wipes

Don't they take care of that themselves Lips are sealed
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Re: Baby Wipes

Baby wipes, not to be used on children.  DM report, but with some truth behind the story.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Re: Baby Wipes

Not always if they have long fur! Embarrassed