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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Got a Snot-Nose Kid?

About a year ago I was watching CNBC (must have lost the remote) and I happened to catch the interview of a couple of moms who had created their own product and were trying to market it. The product? Boogie Wipes.


Yes, actual wipes that are meant to etch the snot off of your snot-nosed kids.

I had to find out for myself so I ordered a couple packages. When they came, in these little resealable packages, I opened one up, pulled out a wipe, and found nirvana.

They work.

They're amazing.

Any little crusty, any big crusty, the white snot lines, the dried ones on their eyebrows, and any of the topographical maps that form across your toddler's cheeks, Boogie Wipes handles it. They melt the gunk off their faces in a gentle way (not like in a Raiders of the Lost Ark way.) The solution is saline and aloe, so it doesn't chap and burn like regular wipes, and they smell divine.

I loved them so much that I started buying them and giving them out to my friends. I love them so much that I contacted Boogie Wipes and said please let me sponsor a giveaway because people need to know about these thingsI explained that I had to order them online before they were carried in stores and that I was giving them away anyway. Then they said 'Yes.'

Now that cold and flu season is here, I notice even more runny, crusty, bubbly kids running around: you all need Boogie Wipes.

I've never actually done a giveaway on my blog, but I think we all know the rules. Leave me a comment about the snot-nosed kid you know and how they need the magic snot-melting wipes. Take this as a chance to offend your neighbor by procuring a pack and saying in a fake whisper, "These really help some people," as you shove them into their hands.

Two of you will win one green Fresh scent and one purple Great Grape scent.*

If you tweet with a link about this giveaway let me know (@jet_set) and I'll give you an extra entry.

Entries accepted until 10am MST Monday 2/9/09 (or until I remember to login*)




*change from first post

//Entries CLOSED

62 comments:

Chief Momma said...

Since I'm the first to comment, isn't that good for something.

Michael has had a cold since December 27th, and threw up on me twice today. Today I found crusty snot going from his ear to his nose, and it was all over his pacifier.

Yeah, I should win.

nathanjudd said...

Azùcar, help me remove the toddler booger topographies from my daughter's face. Do these also work for gunky eye crusties? Good luck with your first giveaway!

livelaughlove said...

Never commented on your blog, but you already know that. Can't resist a giveaway.

I don't really have a good reason why my kids need these, they just do. I guess they have a lot of snot, like every other kid I know. Why am I commenting at midnight AZ time on your blog? Because all three of my kids are sick. The up-every-hour-crying-coughing-snotty-nose kind of sick.

So there, that's a good reason.

A Few Tacos Shy... said...

I am a sucker for a giveaway. I have 3 boys and a husband. Boogers (and other things) are a way of life.

acte gratuit said...

So, I'm the youngest child who looked at my drippy/sticky/snotty/disheveled little nieces and nephews and said "I'll NEVER let MY kid out of the house with a nose/face/outfit like that!"

But alas...then I actually HAD kids and realized what a battle it is to get the little Snot-faces clean.

Needless to say, I could use these.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for the hope of good hygiene!

-Emily

{natalie} said...

those sound like heaven with all the nose wiping going on at my house lately. my Addison is crusty. thanks for the giveaway! i'm going to check out their website

Ryan and Susie said...

Funny you should mention this, We ALL have colds in my house right now. I've got two snot nose kids and one snotty baby sneezing, drooling, snotting, boogering and mucusing around my house. Oh yeah, and my husband just let out a monster sneeze from down in the basement that just shook the whole house. I hope this gives me a double entry ;)

Stacia said...

As I read this I thought you were going to say that they didn't work any better than baby wipes, so now I'm intrigued! I don't have kids yet but ALL my friends so and I am excited to experiment with their snotty nosed littles! :)

sarah k. said...

You? A giveaway? Scandalous!

Lisa said...

It's such a "Mom thing" to talk so openly about the state of their children's mucus.
I've never seen anything like these Boogie Wipes before and I'm a sucker for new fad products. (I have more Baby Legs in my daughter's drawer than anyone would dream of having.)So seeing as winter is the time for all the crusties, I'm going to have to check these babies out. And free is a good price for me!

jennie w. said...

I saw these and thought, "Those are for chumps!" But if you have tried them and say that they work, then I'll believe you.

Have you donated some to the nursery?

cabesh said...

Boogie wipes. Awesome.

Kerry said...

oo, oo! my kids need those! (seriously; they're gross.)

Aimee said...

I am definitely going to need some of these... love you forever if you make me the winner!

rookie cookie said...

I call the grape ones.

Miggy said...

did someone say giveaway?

Michelle said...

these sound like a photographer's dream. I have a red shoe question for you, o wise one, I'll be emailing you soon.

heidi said...

boogerface is actually my daughter's middle name. it was that or mistress of gas. but there is probably not a wipe to fix that issue.

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Sign me up!

BowlerGirl said...

As the new ward mama, or as some call me, the Ward First Lady.... I need to keep the kids in the congregation clean. Hook me up my friend, so I can have the best looking ward on the East Coast.

Mallory said...

Boogers are definitely popular at our house right now. Even with Mama! I've been reduced to rubbing lanolin on my nose because of the chapping. The baby isn't much better off than I am. In fact, he's even kind of befriended the "nose sucker", aka, nasal aspirator. That's a big deal. I think I should win. Oh yeah, and my dear, eternal hubby found a booger in my hair the other night.

Rynell said...

I've got 4 kids. We have boogers. Additionally, one kid (the one with the barking cough) erupted in a flow of mucus this morning at breakfast. I mopped his chapped face with a paper towel. OUCH! I need help.

lisa said...

Currently, no mucus flowing here...however as the Boy Scouts say "Be prepared" (That's really the only thing we ever got out of Scouts...)

db said...

So the other day my wife, my 3 month old daughter and I were at my wife's brother's house. Their 1 year old daughter has a binky exactly like my daughter's.

When my daughter was eating, the cousin casually grabbed the binky, popped it in her mouth, then took off with her parents while my wife and I watched the other 3 kids.

She got back, we reclaimed the binky, took it home and boiled it. Probably could have looked past the binky sharing if the toddler didn't have dried snot streaming down her cheeks, and if she hadn't have shared her binky with her other snot-streaked siblings.

Don't get me wrong. I love the niece and nephews. They just have leaky faucets.

My comment is on behalf of my niece and nephews. They need some nice facial wipes, for my sanitary.

Ashlee said...

Sign me up! It's torture at our house trying to wipe the snot away.

TheMoncurs said...

I have a VERY snotty one year old. PLUS a ward full of good friends with similarly snotted 6-18 month olds. We could totally use those round about these parts.

Jodi said...

Ohhhh booger topic! I lurves me something that will help with the booger infestation in my house!

I'm in!

kristib said...

I have two snot-nosed boys at the moment. And I'm on my way to joining them. Boogie Wipes are a necessity at my house.

thedoodlegirl said...

I love mine!!! Thanks :)

Clyde said...

Joining the snotty world of Mom of multiple snotty head in the house. Oh yeah! I'm one desperate Mom for a good solution.

By reading your post I really want to try out those Boogie Wipes in 2 of my 4 kiddos. Every time there's a cold weather, allergy season or they catch a cold they always have this red-patchy area around their mouths and noses because their dry skin condition - but it TWICE increases by saliva and/or even clear mucus that dried out overnight. If I use regular wipes the rash get worse and I sure make both cry for the life after a day or so of trying to help them out with the chappy faces that I left behind my frequent cleaning... There's not "miracle lotion" that can help them (and me, for that matter) to improve their despair every time they see me coming with a baby wipe on hand. They probably think I'm the devil on heels.

So please, make us a winner of one of your miracle-wipes!!! We sure can use them in good health.

Does PRETTY PLEASE help you to make a decision in our direction? :)

c jane said...

Boogers.

amelia said...

Baby snot-nose here - and so curious to see these things in action.

the MomBabe said...

tell you WHY I need it? I have 4 little kids, duh. There's always something nasty on someone's face. It's like they eat dirty worms and snot 'em out the nose or something. srsly. ew.

Hilary said...

I want photographic proof that they are better then a wet paper towel. :)

citymama1 said...

awesome. finally, something to replace my chisel!

I don't know how to tweet.

fijiangirl said...

I am so happy to hear that they created something for the yucky snot nose that kids constantly have. I must admit I have resorted to using wipes, they just leave your face cleaner than regular tissue but it does burn. Especially when you have been wiping kids noses all day long!

Nemesis said...

Yes! I could give these to storytime mommies and win their love and obedience!

evitafjord said...

You know why I should win?

Not only does my son have a snot stream, but earlier this week I found dried snot - ON MY BOOB.

Bek said...

These are the BEST... Ace has had a sinus infection and we have been wiping her nose for about three weeks (and she wakes up crusty). A friend told me about these and you are right, THEY TOTALLY WORK. And they didn't burn her poor soft irritated nose skin.... so, I am adding my testimonial to yours.. these are the greatest...

cay said...

Oh how my adorable nieces need these.

I might jump the gun and get some for my sister for her birthday.

Bless you.

Becca said...

Okay, count me in the raffle. I have a few orphans of my own that could use such attention.

Jenny said...

No chapping and burning? Sign me up. Will these have an adverse effect on operation end ebola?

smart mama said...

i'd like them to wipe the noses of other peopels kids who come to my house- germ infested-dripping, oozing yuckiness

ScrapBox Organization & Storage said...

I love the offending your neighbor part. I'm all for it.

jennifer said...

You should go to www.designmom.com and enter your love for the wipes. You might win!

Sara said...

I have 2 kids with snotty noses right now! I would love these wipes!

soybeanlover said...

My kid freaks out anytime snot starts to come out his nose. My sister's kids(who live in your country) on the other hand don't care a bit, so I'm entering my sister in via me. Oh and they are always getting sick because of the lovely inversion. If I win you'll be helping me send love to my family =).

emily said...

WOW. Could I ever use those. Do they work on sleeves too? My kid is constantly using his sleeve to wipe his nose and smears it all over his face/cheek/clothes. Gross.

Lindsey said...

Oh Azucar....

I can change any diaper. It's no problem for me. However, boogies totally make me gag to no end.

Winning these would be a dream come true!!

Emily said...

My snotty nosed baby could definetly use these.

Alicia said...

I have two snot-nosed kids in my house who could really use these. I try everything to get those lingering boogers and I need a miracle- I hope i win!!

Carrot Jello said...

*cut to me holding a link* "tweet!"
Not sure why you wanted me to do that, but I just wanted to let you know that my t-shirt with a little spit on it works just as well.
O.k., not really, but I'm sure it's cheaper.
Unless I got it for free.

Amy Jones said...

How's a girl to compete? Boogers all over the place...and not all of them belong to my kids. Apparently the world is in need of a solution.

Which begs the question: Why haven't I heard about these before? Am I lacking in CNBC viewing time? Or just out of the loop?

Probably both.

You're awesome. I'm loving catching up on your blog and laughing aloud more than is probably good for me.

Me again said...

These sound neat. Would love to try them.

Sarah Ada Cupcake said...

I noticed on the comments that there are many snottie kids out there. I made a depressed post on my blog about how am not snot sucker. I was to the point where I was going to suck it out of my child's nose, just so she could sleep for a few minutes. I refrained though, but I could've done it!
I would love to be the winner of your give away. I am a follower of yours and have you on my bloglist.
Keep up the good work!

Annie said...

if i win, i will wear these around my neck so i can always be prepared to attack the snot that my baby's nose is trying to spread all over the place. you're awesome and giveaways are awesome!

Jeannie said...

Okay, so I'm not even going to read the others' comments because I'm sure we all have more than valid reasons, and need for this item. Besides, it kind of turns my stomach to read about other people's mucus problems, you know? So, suffice it to say that I've got a very nice 7-year-old here who...well....has a little problem in particular with one side of her nose. And it creates...a little logjam at times that needs a bit of help in getting it unstuck (trying to be delicate here!) Having a magic wipe as you describe would be just great in restoring her nose to its breathing function and cleaning up her pretty lil face besides. Her name is Maggie. Last name withheld for the sake of her dignity. However, her mother is me and with a little link hopping here you could probably get to my blog and scroll back to post about Maggie and how, actually, she could have benefited from this product on the day I took the family Christmas picture! ah, whatever. I hope I'm in the running. I never win a giveaway. Goodnight!

Sarah Anne said...

We call them drippies in our house, cause snot just sounds trashy. We also call boogies 'mochos' (not too sure of the spanish spelling). It's somewhat endearing to hear your 2 year old tell you there's a mocho on their finger. Somewhat.

I want boogie wipes to clean the nasties at my house. Shirt sleeves aren't cutting it anymore. There, I've settled back into trashiness...ahhh, that feels better.

just jen said...

i have two boys...like you.

do i need to say anything else??

Likely said...

we need some boogie wipes all up in here for sure. boogers EVERYWHERE. you are right, in the eyebrows, on the forehead.... crusty faces all around.... delicious winter faces.

oh, yes please. pretty please.

lj said...

i've got two little men, both with fully-loaded, double-barrel snot guns so these would come in mighty handy!

The Truffs said...

What about bulldogs?