There I was wrangling three children under three at Target, with my infant in my arms when I heard it. Unmistakable and boy we were too late to try to make a run for it. It was a diaper explosion. A big whoosh, followed quickly by the relieved giggle of my little guy and a shout of “stinky!” by one of our nearly three year olds. Ah-ma-zing I thought as I felt the warmth through the diaper and his clothes.
Rallying the troops we headed toward the front to commandeer the changing table. Only when I got there I found that the changing table was about as far away from the sink as it could be and there was no way that a few small baby wipes the size of my hand were going to clean up this mess. This is when I typically turn to the sink bath. That’s right. Remove the diaper, wipe that kid and then bathe that kid in the sink with whatever hand soap is in the dispenser, because after an explosion like that small baby wipes are not going to be enough to feel comfortable putting on a new set of clothes.
Somehow in the midst of the automatic hand dryer turning on and off, on and off, thanks to my nearly three year old twins, I had a moment of clarity.
The day before I had shoved an Epic Wipe in my diaper bag. When we were asked to test and review them, I had grand dreams of using them one morning after mountain biking a technical trail, or after a trail run at the National Whitewater Center. They would be used to clean us of dirt, grim, mud, and sweat before we re-entered the real world… But alas mom life is not like that, and so my very first test of Epic Wipes came in the bathroom at a nondescript Target in the suburbs cleaning the tush, back, belly and legs of my little guy. And you know what? One Epic Wipe did the trick. In less than a minute, and with one wipe, that kid was clean as a whistle and wriggling into a change of clothes.
So what’s an Epic Wipe?
You know how small baby wipes or wet wipes are? Now think of super sizing it. Like seriously super sizing it. Check out how big it is next to our 75lb Lab mix. The box says 2’6″. Now remove the toxins and the chemicals and add Eucalyptus Oil and other natural extracts. Make the wipes biodegradable and made of 100% bamboo fiber and voila, now you have an Epic Wipe. Portable yet durable, Epic Wipes advertise themselves as cleaning everything from a s’more covered munchkin to a mud-caked mountain biker and I believe them. The only downside is the lack of sink showers in my future… then again….maybe not such a bad thing after all.
This post is sponsored by Epic Wipes. We were compensated for our test and review, however thoughts and comments are all our own. Thanks to our dog Waldo for submitting to the photo shoot and obeying my command before eating the treat in front of him.
Note: Epic Wipes are not intended for use on infants. Read the warning label before use.