I swear by them

Filed in Being Silly, Family, Travels

When Leo Babauta of the wildly-successful zenhabits blog wrote a post to ask for tips to keep travel simple, I posted my favourite.

Wet wipes.

The suggestion was eventually included in the final 36 tips but I can’t claim to be the only reader who suggested it. Way before mine, someone else suggested baby wipes. I’m just happy it’s included in the final list of 36 tips.

I swear by them. Wet wipes. Especially for travelling, when I usually have a small packet somewhere in the carry-on bag. They’re great for when you’re far away from clean water to moisten a tissue to wipe something.

But not just for travelling. Anywhere, anytime. I even have a pack in my car. Which was a good thing last Saturday when my brother, on a weekend visit from Singapore, found a dried glob of spit on his shoe. We were leaving after his afternoon visiting with mother (I’d arrived to fetch him after attending the Readings at Seksan’s). Apparently, Grace had been spitting on the floor all afternoon. Not just on the floor, as we found out.

“Never mind, I have wet wipes in the car,” I told him.

“What wet wipes? Where got wet?” he asked when I gave him one in the car a short while later.

Okay, lah – so it’s not dripping wet. To be more accurate, it’s moist. But enough to do the job it’s supposed to do.

Speaking of wet wipes, I get mine from Tesco. Hypo-allergenic. Alcohol free. Fragrance free. They used to be available in a pack of three – two big packs and a smaller, travel-size pack. “Used to” cuz I couldn’t find them the last two times I was there. I only saw the small travel-size ones. Hopefully, just temporarily out-of-stock, but soon to be available again.