Although marketed primarily for wiping infants' bottoms in diaper changing, it is not uncommon for consumers to also use the product to clean floors, toilet seats, and other surfaces around the home.
Parents also use wet wipes, or as they are called for baby care, baby wipes, for wiping up baby vomit and to clean babies' hands and faces.
These pads are good for treating minor scrapes, burns, and insect bites.
They disinfect the injury and also ease pain and itching.
Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (which has a large part of the private label wipe market in several segments) went on to be the first to innovate the first baby wipe refill pack and pop-up packs which have become common in the marketplace.
By the 1990s, most super stores like Kmart and Wal-Mart had their own private label brand of wipes made by other manufacturers.The wet wipes are a preferable option to the communal facilities, for which there are long queues.Cleansing pads are fiber sponges which have been previously soaked with water, alcohol and other active ingredients for a specific intended use.Baby wipes are typically different pack counts (ranging up to 80 or more sheets per pack), and come with dispensing mechanisms.The origin of baby wipes most likely came in the mid-1950s as more people were travelling and needed a way to clean up on the go.Julius worked in the cosmetics industry and in 1957, adjusted a soap portioning machine, putting it in a loft in Manhattan.Julius trademarked the name Wet-Nap in 1958, a name for the product that is still being used.They are dispensed in the toilets of restaurants, service stations, doctors' offices, and other places with public use.Wet wipes have also found a use among visitors to outdoor music festivals, particularly those who camp, as an alternative to communal showers.After fine tuning his newfangled hand-cleaning aid together with a mechanic, he unveiled his invention at the 1960 National Restaurant Show in Chicago and in 1963 started selling Wet-Nap products to Colonel Sanders for use in his KFC restaurant..The material is moistened with water or other liquids (e.g., isopropyl alcohol) depending on the applications.