Thursday, May 31, 2007

Works for me Wednesday Follow-Up

In my "Works for Me Wednesday" yesterday, I mentioned using baby powder to get sand off your body. Someone asked how to use it in one of my comments, and I thought I would post on how I use it. One way is after your little one is done swimming and you're putting a diaper or undies on them, use the baby powder to get sand out of those private parts. The powder makes the sand fall right off, and of course its safe to use there. Once when my oldest was a toddler, I brought his nude little self down to the water to rinse the sand off. The lifeguard told me he needed to get dressed (yikes!). So this solves that problem for beaches or pools with that rule. Also, once I get the sand off everybody, there is still the issue of getting it off your feet so you don't drag it into your car. So I clean off the feet last in the parking lot, using the baby powder. Try it - it works amazingly!

A word of advice - be kind when sprinkling the powder. If its a windy day, that powder can really blow around! If your husband, an older child or a friend is with you, have them hold a towel to catch the flying powder!

Also, as for the other items I pack in the bag that I need on a day to day basis around the house, I buy double of it rather than remembering if I took it out of the bag. For instance, I have sun screen, a comb, diapers, wipes, etc. that stays right in my beach bag.

Happy Summer Everyone!




Loni said...

Thank you so much for this post. I am just now getting back here to find out how the powder works, and I started reading some of your other posts.

I love your blog! :)

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow