Before today, I had never heard of Boogie Wipes by Little Busy Bodies, Inc. I was at Toys ‘R’ Us today and Miss Princess’ nose was running like a faucet. I told Hubby that we needed to get something because I had no tissues in my purse and all I could use to wipe her nose was left over receipts from my wallet. Princess was running away from me screaming.
“Mommy, that hurts!” She would cover her nose with her hands and run away and hide like I was the Boogey Man (pun intended).
“Can you please stop hiding? I really need to wipe your nose,” I pleaded.
Hubby had mumbled something to me but I was too busy to chasing her around that I didn’t even hear what he said. I assumed he picked up a small case of wipes or something, but it wasn’t until we had stopped for lunch that I took the package out of the shopping bag that I realized it was specifically for boogers.
It is made with natural saline to dissolve the mucus and has Vitamin E, Chamomile & Aloe to soothe sore little red noses. It is alcohol free, hypoallergenic and is gentle for kids of all ages. The package I purchased was grape scented to which Princess said, “It smells like candy Mommy.”
When the Princess’ nose usually runs, I use either regular tissues or baby wipes. I find that while they take care of the loose, wet stuff, the dried crusted stuff doesn’t come off without repeated wipes. And my Princess hates repeated wipes. I was surprised when this stuff wiped the dried stuff off in just one wipe. Princess didn’t mind me wiping her nose this time. For a 30 pack, it only cost $3.99 and is for external use only.
Goodguide.com rates this product an 8 out of 10 as it has some ingredients that raise a low-level health concern. The ingredients that raise concern are Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate and Phenoxyethanol. Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants according to the FDA. Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate is a water-based preservative agent originally used in the wood and paint industries, now also used in some cosmetics and personal care formulations. Use is restricted in some countries due to its toxicity, especially acute inhalation toxicity. According to the site, the ingredients are not potent in small doses, but only when exposed to high levels.
For this product, I am only giving it a 3 out of 5. The deciding factors are cost, ease of use, and the negative ingredients. You can visit the Boogie Wipes on Facebook and Twitter. I received no compensation for this review and this is all my own opinion from my own experience. I found facts about the ingredients online.