<ul><br>Playtex Chubs Stackables quilted baby wipes are thick and strong to clean even the toughest messes, yet gentle enough for baby's sensitive skin.</li><br>Whether you choose Playtex Chubs lightly scented or unscented wipes, … see full wiki
Pros: Ideal storage box and a functional, doesn't-dry-out wipe
Cons: Would be pricey if you didn't want the box; smell of even 'unscented' a bit iffy
You probably know these even if you don't have kids, just because of the plastic boxes they come in: Lego-like bumps on top, fairly sturdy and eminently stackable. Yes, A-1 storage. And in a rainbow of exciting primary colours!
Wandering the aisles of the local "Target" recently looking with no success for some small boxes for bathroom storage -- you know, nail files, cotton balls, all that junk -- everything seemed either impractical (didn't stack...), or overpriced, or both. Wait, wait! Baby wipes!!
Those of you who were the oldest in a relatively large family probably suffer from the same problems I do, viz: eating blueberry baby food even without the presence of babies, finding utility in Playtex Chubs Stackables Baby Wipes; that sort of humiliating thing.
I rationalized the four bucks: it was not too far off from what empty plastic storage containers were going for, and they were practical, and, well, (older sister voice on here) you can always find other uses for baby wipes. "Come on," I said to my companion, "they're designed to clean up s**t." They are now effectively and eagerly used general wipe-up cloths in the house, which means
a) I am no longer bothered when something explodes in the microwave: Chubs to the rescue!
b) I am accumulating a lot of very useful storage boxes. (Any office supply store worth its salt should be able to provide you with some swell-looking Letraset or similar with which to label the boxes.) For free! Or at least, sort of for free...
I'm sure they work fine for cleaning up genuine babies, since I don't recall the younger Mennies howling too loudly at change time, and, well, if there was any trauma there, they've kept it to themselves and have turned into respectable members of the community despite the Chubs.
Apart from the sheer utility of these -- a multi-purpose cleaning rag always at the go, stackable storage aplenty -- I like them because they epitomize the way products should be designed. Note that they also come in refills if you don't want yet another plastic box; but those of us with $4 and some errant first-aid supplies can go nuts. Manufacturers of virtually every other product should take note: I am buying baby wipes just for the box. After your industrial design team has resigned in shame, put some more useful, and less wasteful, stuff on the shelves.
More humilating confessions of a non-baby's appreciation for baby products will follow in future reviews.
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