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When the baby stage is over, it’s tempting to throw out all the items you think your child no longer needs but there are some uses for these items you may not have thought of….

Here are 5 great uses for baby items after your baby has outgrown them!

  1. Baby wipes: These still come in handy for cleaning dirty hands and wiping dirty surfaces long after babies and toddlers bottoms no longer need wiping.
  2. Sudocream: Not just useful for nappy rash, a dab of sudocream can ease the pain of eczema, dermatitis, cuts, minor burns, sunburn, itchy skin and insect bites.
  3. Nappy bags: These come in handy as rubbish bags in the car, to collect treasures at the park or beach or to pick up dog poo.
  4. Baby powder: This has many uses other than on a babies bottom! Put it in your shoes to help with odour, sprinkle some on your hair; it works the same as dry shampoo, take it to the beach and sprinkle it on sandy feet to help remove the sand, add it to play dough to make it extra soft and it will even repel ants from your house.
  5. Nappies: A disposable nappy is great way to store keys or valuables when you’re at the beach. Thieves won’t be looking inside a rolled up ‘dirty’ nappy!

What baby item do you still find a use for? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • So true, or keep them for another baby :)

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  • All of these ideas are great.

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  • Not sure about no5. Everyone knows about this now. Perhaps a sanitary pad is safer!

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  • Wipes are always good to have on hand in the car or in your handbag. You never know when you’ll need them. And the little nappy bags. I agree, great for in the car or to pick up dog poo.

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  • We still have a healthy supply of the first four, and are used regularly, but the nappies I passed on to a friend. Ingenious suggestion for the nappies though. I had retained a newborn nappy for a doll, but long gone now (well used first).

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  • Definitely baby wiprs ! I like the tip to roll your keys in a nappy !!

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  • I will definitely continue to buy baby wipes and sudocrem. They are a must have I believe.

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  • I still regularly use the first three and mine are all in primary school now. I wouldn’t leave the house without my wipes even if it’s just my hubby and I going out, in fact, they have come in handy at work too!!! I love the ideas for the baby powder-still think I have some too. And the nappy is too funny but ingenious. Don’t think I’ll buy a bag of nappies just for that though. GREAT Ideas

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  • I use those plastic baby rings that attach toys to a pram to hang things off. I use tiny baby clothes for dolls clothes and cleaning rags.

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  • Love the idea to keep the valuables in a nappy ! And oh yeah, always buy baby wipes for every day use. We use the nappy bags for rubbish in the car too, it’s just the perfect size. I never used baby powder for the bottoms but always bought it to use after swimming to sprinkle in the swimming caps so you it’s easier to put them on the next time you use them.

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  • Haha it took me a second to realise by nappy bag you meant disposable nappy bags. Here I was thinking you were suggesting I use my il tutto to store dog poo!

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  • Great tips. Some of which I already use and others I will be putting to good use in future too. Thanks.

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  • They all are awesome tips but the last one about the keys on the dirty nappy. OMG! That’s so clever!!!! I’m definitely ginna remember that tip! Awesome

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  • My girls are 9 and 5, we still have baby wipes around the house, and i love sudocream – great for eczema, I still have my lovely bag that I carried around with all the nappies etc when the girls were bubs – it’s black and very stylish! Baby powder is still in our house too as it is a great thing to use to make easter bunny footprints at easter!

    Didn’t keep any nappies, but I love the idea of a rolled up nappy when your at the beach or park! – perfect hiding spot.

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  • Definitely sudocream. We never used baby powde

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