The Bump
By Leah Rocketto

Unexpected uses for common baby products

You won’t believe how some people use their kid’s stuff

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"You can use Lansinoh diaper rash ointment on dry skin, chapped lips, diaper rash, and minor cuts and scrapes. It's awesome!” -- LRichmond

"Believe it or not, microwave sterilizer bags can be used to steam veggies." -- SGuyton

"Baby shampoo to clean makeup brushes. They don't get sudsy!" -- SBarch

"I use burp cloths to clean up around the house. They’re heavy-duty!" -- PBuenrostro

"Baby food freezing trays are great for freezing wine for future recipes. I’ve also found that breast milk coolers make great lunch sacks." -- RMatthews

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“I use the breast milk ice packs all the time. We’ve put them in a cooler with beer and soda.” -- EMauer

"Now that my kids are older, I use their old baby food storage containers as storage for paints, hair accessories and other small things. I’ve also used them as popsicle molds." -- MAugustine

"I use Kamillosan [ointment] to smooth my knees and elbows. Amazing stuff!" -- KMBeaumont

"I use baby wipes to remove makeup and clean hands. They’re the best baby product ever!" -- LLilly

"I put baby oil on right after the shower. It keeps my skin super-soft and prolongs my shave!" -- BDuvall

"Sudocrem is brilliant for soothing itches and burns!" -- KSpurr

"Diaper cream is awesome for treating chaffing from running." -- EMcDermott


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