Friday, July 26, 2013

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Incorporating Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths into Our Children's Daily Bathroom Care Routine (#shop)


I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study about our family's bathroom clean routine for Collective Bias and their client.

Our youngest children are now 6-1/2 years old.  We are beginning to get a good picture of what good (and not so good) habits they have formed as far as hygiene goes.  We realized some time ago that they needed a little extra help with their bathroom clean routine.  The fact is that they do not have the patience to make sure they are thoroughly clean before they go along their merry way.  In fact, I still often catch my 6 year old son not flushing or not washing his hands because he is in such a hurry to resume whatever fun activity was interrupted by his bathroom break.  My husband and I decided that we should try having them follow up their regular bathroom care routine with a moist wipe.  We tried placing a tub of flushable wipes on the back of the toilet, but the only child using it was our 9 year old son.  Then it occurred to me that perhaps our younger children could not reach it easily . . .

That is why I was excited to hear about the new upright dispenser for Cottonelle flushable cleansing cloths.  It looked much more user-friendly for children than other tubs.  Still, I needed to be sure to make them as kid-friendly as possible by making them easily accessible by adults and children alike.

Easy Craft:  DIY Hanging Flushable Cleansing Wipes Cradle

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
basic small rectangular bin (with openings on the sides)
ribbon (approximately 1" and 1/4" wide)
facecloth or small towel
Cottonelle upright flushable cleansing cloth dispenser
scissors

Step 1.  Cut two identical lengths of the narrower ribbon.  The length depends on what distance you desire between the hook or nail and the top of the dispenser with the lid flipped up.

Step 2.  Tie the ends of the ribbon through the holes on the shorter ends of the bin to create two handles.

Step 3.  Lay the facecloth or towel into the bin in a diamond configuration.

Step 4.  Place the Cottonelle upright dispenser into the bin to help push the cloth into place and to help you keep the cloth in place while you adjust it so it looks even on the front and sides.

Step 5.  Cut a generous length of the wider ribbon and tie it tightly around the outside of the bin right over the overhanging parts of the cloth.  Form a neat bow and then cut the ribbon so that the ends are even.  You can dovetail the ends or cut them at a slant.

Now our Cottonelle flushable cleansing wipes dispenser is right where it should be . . . right next to the Cottonelle toilet paper.

This moist cleansing cloth dispenser has solved so many problems for us, including our children being cleaner, they no longer clog the toilet by using an excessive amount of toilet paper, and they no longer use the excuse that they forgot about using the cleansing cloths because they are right there next to the toilet paper.  My husband also loves it because sometimes he needs something "gentler" to finish his bathroom clean routine.  I love it because the dispenser is super-easy to refill and the top closes tightly on its own, so the wipes will never dry out as a result of someone not closing the lid tightly enough.

We actually got our Cottonelle upright pre-filled dispenser for free at Target.  They have a promotion currently running for a free upright dispenser or a free refill package when you purchase two of their promotionally priced 18-packs of Cottonelle toilet paper for just $10 each.  Look for the special purchase endcap display in your local Target store.