Don’t throw away that perineum bottle!

Melissa found a use for that "personal cleansing" squeeze bottle all postpartum moms get at the hospital:

My trick is using a perineum bottle to rinse the shampoo out of the baby’s hair and rinse him off too.  Perfect size for your hands, doesn’t overwhelm them with too much water at once and lasts forever.  My baby is 8 months old and I still use it.

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  1. says

    I do the same thing! My son is 10 months old and he actually loves it when I use it to rinse off his shampooed head. He is fascinated by the squirting or showering of water. The giggles it produces is worth it alone.

  2. Kirsten says

    I use my perineum bottle to prevent swimmer’s ear. Fill the bottle with half rubbing acohol and half white vinegar. Then it’s convenient enough to pack into the pool bag and easy to squirt into small munchkin ears.

  3. says

    We had a home birth, but did receive one of these bottles in our birth kit. My wife never used it. We didn’t want to just toss it, so we filled it with olive oil–it’s terrific for squirting oil into a wok or other pan when cooking.

  4. Serrina says

    I’ve been using it for the baby’s bath’s also! If you don’t have one, you can buy the empty ketchup and mustard bottles in bright red and yellow!