Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baby Wellness Weekend Review and Giveaway: Boogie Wipes CLOSED



As we all well know, kids pick up germs faster than you can pick up chinese takeout. Sometimes, it seems that every time you turn around, there's a sneeze or a cough or a stuffy nose or a crusty eye. Even with frequent hand-washing or hand sanitizer usage, they manage to catch whatever trendy bug is flying around. I always feel so badly when I see Nate's chapped little red nose, irritated from relentless snot and sore from constant tissue wiping. A humidifier and nose bulb can only work so quickly and do so much.

I happened to run across a new product called Boogie Wipes on an outing to Babies R Us. The packaging was so enticing, I debated buying a pack right then and there. But, marketer that I am, I thought I'd better read some reviews online first before taking the plunge. In my research, I read rave after rave review from fellow mommy bloggers. So, when I was granted the opportunity to review Boogie Wipes, I was hoping for the same postive experience.

Boogie Wipes were invented in 2007 by two mompreneurs, Julie and Mindee. After frustratingly trying to juggle saline spray, bulb syringes and dry tissues to soothe their kids' sniffles - and performing extensive research and development - they came up with a moist wipe powerful enough to dissolve boogery mucous but gentle enough to comfort sore noses. Since their introduction, Boogie Wipes have become an overnight success, selling in 30,000 retail stores nationwide.

What makes Boogie Wipes so different from an ordinary baby wipe? Let me count the ways. Boogie Wipes are:
  • Made with natural saline
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Alcohol-free
  • Moisturizing, with help from vitamin E, aloe and chamomile
  • Available in three fun scents (Original Fresh, Great Grape and Magic Menthol)
  • Safe to use with children of all ages
  • Phthalate & paraben-free
Boogie Wipes come in two convenient sizes: a resealable pouch of 30 wipes or "Boogies on the Run" boxes of 10 individually-wrapped wipes for lunchboxes, backpacks or purses. I was fortunate enough to receive a 30-count pack of the Fresh scent as well as several single packets in all three scents.

As I mentioned in a previous review, Nate has been teething for the past several days. For some reason, a runny nose always accompanies the eruption of teeth. So, this time, instead of whipping out the Kleenex or a wet cloth napkin, I grabbed the Boogie Wipes. I opened the package of Fresh scent first and the smell was absolutely divine. The wipes were large, soft, thick and cushiony. They were moist but not dripping wet or messy. Call me weird but I couldn't wait to swipe the snot from Nate's oozing nostrils.

Normally, when he sees me coming with the evil blue bulb, he runs frantically away from me. He knows it is going to involve me pinning down his extremities while simultaneously trying not to gouge his brain with the shaft of the syringe and/or nasal spray. He also hates (and I do not use this word lightly) to have his nose wiped, in any fashion. Probably because past chafing is so heavily emblazoned in his mind. So, when I used the Boogie Wipe, I wasn't surprised that he still scrunched up his face and turned away from me. However, there was no crying, screaming or running. One simple step got rid of the goo and we could go about our day, drama-free. Perfect! Unlike dry tissues that leave his snout red and raw with continued use, our Boogie Wipes left him only clean and dry. And because of the addition of saline, we didn't have to wipe nearly as often. Bonus!

We've also tried the Grape scent and it smelled pretty good but Fresh was still my favorite. We haven't yet tried the Menthol scent but I thought I'd save it for when we have major congestion to clear up. I love that I no longer have to traumatize my son to keep him healthy and booger-free. I can keep the larger pouch at home and throw two single packs in my purse and the diaper bag and we'll be covered no matter where we are.

Bottom line: I would highly recommend Boogie Wipes to keep your kids from looking like Rudolph this holiday season. They are gentle, safe and effective. Not to mention they are ultra-convenient and smell yummy! These wipes are a wonderfully practical addition to your medicine cabinet.

BUY IT: You can purchase Boogie Wipes online on their website (ARV $2.99-$3.99) or use their handy dandy store locator to find the retailer nearest you. If you join the Boogie Bunch, you can get a printable $1 off coupon!

WIN IT: Want to snuff out the sniffling in your household? One lucky winner is going to win...not one...not two...but THREE 30-count packs of Boogie Wipes! One in each scent!




MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Check out the Boogie Wipes website and either tell me your favorite Boogie Tip or tell me what scent you think you'd like best. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile or if you are not a blogger!

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6.) Enter any of my other current giveaways and leave a comment telling me which one(s) you entered. (1 entry each)

Giveaway will end on November 29, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I was sent one 30-count pack and several individually-wrapped Boogie Wipes from Molly at Little Busy Bodies, Inc. to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.

68 comments:

shopannies said...

love the grape flavor
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Kim said...

I would want unscented. :)

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Nanci said...

Warm up the boogie wipes when congested.

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Whitney said...

I'd like to try the grape scent!

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Tracy said...

My son has sensitive skin so I would chose the natural sent.
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lisa said...

I would go with the Great Grape Scent. msmith572@yahoo.com

Kristie said...

I think I would like the grape scent the best!

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Fionen said...

I think I'd like the Fresh Scent best.

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Kristi said...

I'd really like to get the grape for my son,. He has such a bad cold that his little mouth is all chapped from blowing his nose.

Joyful Girl Naturals said...

I think we would like the Magic Menthol scent!

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Tylerpants said...

I like the tip to warm up a Boogie Wipe when you have a head cold for extra soothing relief and moisture!
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Jennifer said...

I think the Grape scent sounds fun!

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trixx said...

I'd love to try the Boogie Wipes in the Great Grape scent!

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ReggieMann said...

The Grape scent sounds nice!!

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Terra H. said...

I think I'd like the grape scent best. Thanks.
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denyse said...

I know the kids would love grape.

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Susan said...

I like the individual packets for the Boogie Wipes when we are out. So much easier to dispose of them!!

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metalmomma said...

I think we'll like the fresh scent.

erma said...

I'd like the grape flavor.
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Sher said...

My favorite "Boogie tip" is to Warm 'Em Up! I think my favorite scent would be grape! Thanks!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

We'd like to try the Grape scent!

Janet and Maya said...

I like this tip: "Warm 'Em Up - Try warming up a Boogie Wipe when you have a head cold for extra soothing relief and moisture...it really brings out the soothing sensation of the saline and aloe. Let it rest on your nose for a while for maximum Boogie relief."

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Sahm Lee said...

I think my family would like the natural scent. Sooo many useful tips, my fav is the warm them up one. Thanks for the contest!
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Lisa said...

The grape scent is awesome. It smells like grape bubblegum.

ktgonyea said...

The grape scent would be my pick :)

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Kimberly said...

I like the tip to heat them in the microwave for extra relief.

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kcatlin said...

Great grape would smell awesome

Brooke said...

I think Grape would be great... Love the tip of warming them up for extra boogie relief...

Atreau said...

The Magic Menthol scent would be great.

Gianna said...

Unscented for me :)

lilyk said...

I love the grape scent!

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