This 29-year-old mother, Lauren Martin, discovered a new trick with her baby's wet wipes accidentally while changing her son Noah’s nappy.
Lauren shared the trick with other parents on Facebook after she realised how to pull just one baby wipe from the packet instead of several at once. While she was busy changing her son’s nappy, she accidentally ripped the thin plastic on the packaging which allowed her to pull only one wipe for the first time.
"My son is 19 months and I'm ONLY just 'discovering' that if you fully rip open wipes they'll come out one by one and not a whole bunch that string out while I'm trying to change a dirty nappy and undo a wipe with my double chins. This may or may not be known and I'm a tit... but I felt I had to share [SIC]," the mother wrote.
She added that; "I ripped it by mistake at one side and pulled one out and it ripped off the side, and I thought 'well this is a bit like if you're using cling film'."
Her post had over 1,000 reactions and 400 comments, where many parents reached out to say how magnificent her discovery was. Other parents also reached out, calling it a game changer.
Another mom shared that, "I have been a parent for over ten years and I have never heard of this!! Mind blown!!"
"OMG thank you for this! I'm often changing my son's bottom and holding his legs, fighting his escape, while having what seems like a ninja attack with the baby wipes as they come out in a long line of wipes! I'm flapping about like a nutter," another comment stated.
"No way! I thought all the packs were bloody faulty, lmao, but we love Aldi wipes so wasn't changing them. Thanks for that!" yet a third comment read.
The mother further explained that; "It kind of rips it for you so I ripped both sides and that was that, it was a pure accidental hack."
"I never thought the post would get this reaction. I thought either it wouldn't get a reaction or that people would have known and I was just late to the news. I usually am. My son is called Noah and is a whirlwind, so this has helped massively already because he's a wriggler, and he's getting stronger so I need to be quick," she continued.