Friday, May 20, 2011

Best Boogie Wipers

...or snot rags...or nose wipers...mucus mops...or hankies...whatever you want to call them.

We've been using plenty of them lately.  The kids just got over one cold when Sweet Pea's nose strarted running overtime again.


"Mom! Wipe nose!!"

So I thought I'd let you in on a little secret...the best thing about flannel or knit burp that when the kids grow out of them, they haven't really grown out of them.  They turn out to be the BEST nose wipers around.  They're soft on those poor little noses, and thick enough that the snot doesn't soak through them.  And when they get nasty, you just toss them in the next load of laundry.

And then your little one is all smiles again...

...and trying to grab the camera from you because it's SO FUNNY!

So you might want to whip a few of these up, even if you don't have a newborn in the house.  My tutorial for how to make burp cloths nose wipers is here.

And you can click here if you want the big sister burp cloth nose wiper version.

And I could pretend that all those sniffles are the reason I haven't been posting more tutorials lately...but the real reason is that I've been spending more time working on projects rather than writing about them.  Don't worry though. I've been taking pictures of everything and tutorials and show-off will be coming.

But I've got an hour before Firecracker gets home from school and there's a project calling.


  1. Lucky you that you can even GET her to blow her nose – my son is 7, and STILL won't blow his nose!

  2. Too funny, and a great idea too!

  3. Haha. I've been thinking about writing basically this exact same post lately. But the nose wipes aren't for Olivia. They're for ME!

  4. I have to admit that half the burp clothes you sent us for charlie we use as hankies or car napkins and the other half got serged into cloth diaper wipes. :) It the gift that keeps on giving!

  5. Wonderful idea! I will get right to work making my own!

  6. Those are wonderful!
    I would love if you would share them at our Monday Playdate at Beneath the Rowan Tree :)

    Come & Play :: Monday Playdate

  7. I am notorious for grabbing burp cloths and wiping a nose, especially when they are sitting in a basket right next to the rocker.

  8. What a great idea and a fun reason to get out the sewing machine :)

  9. I totally do this!! My older (11 & 6) kids get so embarrassed!! But they work and who wants snot running into there mouth!! :)

  10. Great idea! Colds have suddenly taken hold in my house so I might whip up some nose rags! Now I just need to teach out little girl to use them herself!

  11. These are very cute. I love the designs you put on the corners, and of course... your little camera ham is adorable too. Visiting from Fireflies and Jelly Beans link-up.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

  12. Thanks for the great idea- I just pulled mine out of storage and I am currently whipping a boogie- I got sneezed so I used one for myself too. I would love it if you shared it with Workshop Wednesday!

  13. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!!


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