Water Wipes: Packing more into your city break this Winter

I’m not a big fan of Winter, as someone who is always cold and with four children who are prone to catching every cough and sneeze going, it’s a time of year I dread. That said, we still like to get out and about during the Winter months, and although the weather doesn’t always permit our usual trips to the beach or for woodland walks, the city is somewhere we can always find something to suit all the family.

From museums to boat tours, family friendly restaurants, theatre trips and historical landmarks, there is always something we can do if the weather is dry, or somewhere to duck out of the rain when the weather lets us down.

The only thing that we can’t control is the temperature, and regardless of layering up and doing our best to keep warm, there are often times when our days out end in tears, the little ones crying over their cold cheeks, numb hands and runny noses.

We recently enjoyed a city break to Oxford, somewhere that Gaz and I have been a couple of times together but never dared venture with the children in tow.

During the coldest weekend of the year, after packing all of the essentials such as hats, gloves and scarves, and pre-empting all of the spots where we could get a hot chocolate to warm up at the end of the day, there was one thing that I knew from previous experiences we mustn’t forget – our WaterWipes.

Baby wipes are a necessity in our house, and we have tried every brand out there, but having been introduced to WaterWipes I soon realised the importance of using natural ingredients on my children’s sensitive skin, even more so during the Winter months. WaterWipes contain just two ingredients – 99.9% purified water and 0.1% fruit extract, and in colder climates, when the majority of time is being spent outdoors, preventing eczema flare ups, nappy rash and chapped lips, is paramount.

These days you will never find me without a pack of WaterWipes in my handbag, one in the car and several more in our luggage, so I can be reassured that when I am wiping their sticky hands or another snotty nose, there is no soap or harsh chemicals aggravating their skin.

And it has made such a huge difference, most noticeably when the youngest three were full of a cold during our weekend in Oxford and we still managed to escape that chapped redness that usually comes from wiping your nose too often, and Harry’s eczema improved massively after making the switch. I also found that for Gaz, Lewis and I, they are the perfect wipes to freshen up after a lengthy car journey, and gentle enough to use on the delicate eye area so that I didn’t wake up with panda eyes after nodding off in the car!

I also asked a group of fellow bloggers to share their top tips for surviving Winter city breaks with children, and they came up with some really helpful advice:-

“My tips would be to research and plan as much as can in advance! You don’t need to stick to it but at least you have options planned out rather than being stuck in the cold trying to decide what to do. Also layer up. It’s difficult to know exactly what the weather will feel like in a city you’re unfamiliar with so the best way to deal with that is to take outfits that can be easily layered and removed as needed!”

Jennifer at My Mummy’s Pennies.

“It’s all about the thermal socks, character hand warmers, and stops for hot chocolate along the way! Create little laminated lists for I spy/treasure hunts for travelling around and make sure you have some lip balm and moisturiser. Little faces get dry in the wind/rain/cold. And lots of tissues!!”

Michelle at Seeing Rainbows. 

“Just go with the flow! Easier said than done I know but when we’ve taken the kids for a city trip the routine has gone out of the window for a couple of nights, enjoyed eating later and having a lovely time. We also pack an entertainment bag that comes with us too, it’s packed with the usual stuff to keep them happy that we can just grab and go.”

Helen at Beautiful things.

“Make walking fun by bringing along some Heelys or a scooter. City breaks can mean a lot of walking and kids can get bored and tired quickly. Making it fun can help! Perhaps also invest in a wrist strap so you can pull your little along on the scooter without breaking your back!”

Emily at Twin Mummy & Daddy.

As much as I am looking forward to the Spring, I can’t deny that we have had a lovely Winter together. I’m just looking forward to whipping out my WaterWipes to wipe down sandy hands and ice cream covered mouths now. Bring it on!

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34 Comments

  1. February 13, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I still havent tried these water wipes, i really must do as we go through so many wipes! Great tips for days out too and wrapping up is a must!

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Oh you really should! I can’t believe we missed out on using them whilst the children were babies, they are fantastic and I feel way happier about using them on my children’s skin! xx

  2. February 13, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Great post! That go with the flow suggestion is key to getting the most out of your short breaks!

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      I agree, I think when it comes to children – you really can’t expect things to go to plan! xx

  3. February 13, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I love waterwipes, we’ve used them from Day 1 with Darcey and they are completely different to traditional baby wipes. I recommend them to my friends and family.

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      I can’t believe we didn’t know about them until recently! They have made a huge difference to the children’s skin!! xx

  4. February 13, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Wet wipes are a god send but I’ve never heard of Eater Wipes – will have to check them out as I hate using chemicals or perfumes on my kids!

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Yes do! I once joked to my friend how there is nothing that wet wipes can’t clean up and she said if they are getting stains out of your carpet and dirt off your wall, think about what they are doing to your childrens skin? It really made me think!! xx

  5. February 13, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    It sounds like they are so useful on the go and it is great that they don’t have any nasties in them as well! Fab x

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Yes that’s the main thing, no chemicals is always the best option when it comes to children! xx

  6. February 14, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Love the girls’ pink coat. So pretty. Where is it from? I have always wanted to try Water Wipes. I will once I get the chance.

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 9:52 am

      They are from the John Rocha range at Debenhams. WaterWipes are fab, I’ve started using them to remove my eye make up too! xx

  7. February 14, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Having two pre-schoolers I don’t go anywhere without wipes. I have never tried water wipes before though, they sound great. x

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      They are fab! Really made a difference to our youngests skin! xx

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      They are fab aren’t they? I’m gutted we didn’t find them when the children were babies! xx

  8. February 14, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I haven’t tried these but I really ought to. I suffer with terrible eczema on my hands sometimes and so I know that my two will probably be more sensitive than most as they get older. My friend swears by them too! Looks like you had a great break. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you for hosting. We love them, I wont ever go back to “regular” wipes! xx

  9. February 14, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I am always armed with baby wipes when we go out, they are simply the answer to everything haha! I’ve not used these before though. They sound perfect for the boys sensitive skin x

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      The are fab Jayne! Harry’s skin has been terrible this winter, these have really helped! xx

  10. February 14, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I hate this time of year for getting colds and fevers too. I know if my kids catch something I am going to be next. I’ve not seen these before but they are great for keeping hands nice and clean 🙂

  11. February 14, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    These are the best wies on the market, these are the only wipes I buy, you can put a price on your kids skin xx

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      I agree, I had no idea how many chemicals are in other branded wipes! xx

  12. ItalianBelly
    February 15, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I am loving the ingredients in this water wipes! I would feel so much better about using them on my baby’s face especially because he does have eczema flare ups with the cold weather now. #TwinklyTuesday

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Yes I’m the same! Especially when their faces get so grubby! xx

  13. February 16, 2017 / 11:18 am

    We are so obsessed with WaterWipes in this house. Obsessively used them when Pickle was first born although now he’s a bit older, we have ventured out into Aldi’s sensitive skin ones. But with him having his first cold this week, someone recommended WaterWipes as the best for snotty noses so I went out and bought a pack especially. Glad to know we’re in good company in the WaterWipes fanbase!

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Yes! They are fab aren’t they? Harrys eczema is so bad at the minute that his bum was bleeding and red raw, just a week of changing to the WaterWipes and it has totally cleared up. It’s scary when you read what’s in the other wipes! xx

  14. February 19, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I will definitely be getting some of these wipes when we move back to the uk. Always good to have around and great for sensitive skin x #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      February 19, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      They are fab Yvonne, I won’t ever go back to other brands now! xx

  15. February 20, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    even though my youngest is now 6, we still use baby wipes. They come in handy for all kinds of things #MarvMondays

  16. February 22, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Oh yes! I used to used WaterWipes when the kids were in nappies. They gave them out for free at the Baby show and I soo took advantage of it! lol! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • Laura Dove
      February 23, 2017 / 11:43 am

      They are fab aren’t they! See you tomorrow! xx

  17. February 24, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    We love water wipes in our house too and have completly switched from the wipes we used to use Ella, to using these for Louis. Theyre definitely one of the best wipe brands out there at the moment. Fab post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Laura Dove
      February 26, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Yes us too, they are so much better for the childrens skin! xx

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