18 March 2006

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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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.

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.

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.

Quick, start a new thread called Perineum Hacks!

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We use ours to wash dirt out of boo-boos!

I put oxi-clean in mine and use it for spot treating stains.

We do the bath tub rinse thing too... but I always thought it was my dirty little secret -- thanks Asha!

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!

Mine is filled with vinegar for spot treating. Worked great on those poo stains + others.

We use cloth diapers and wipes, so ours is used for wetting the wipes with a pre-made solution.

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