Have you ever gone to the beach (or other sandy place - lakeshore, sandbox, whatever), especially with a baby, and become frustrated at getting sand all over hands & feet, face, legs, in the diaper, and you can't clean your hands off well enough to brush it off, especially when things are wet? Wipes just spread it around. The only solution seems to be a complete bath or shower, and that's not always immediately available.
Well I read a tip in a magazine and decided to try it out. Today was Hazel's friend Kaleigh's birthday party, at Manhattan Beach (which is actually in Brooklyn.) Lots and lots of sand. Hazel dug in it for two hours, and was buried up to her chest at least twice. When it came time to leave, she had sand caked to almost every inch of her, even inside the diaper. Time to try the tip.
The Secret? Baby powder.
Worked like a charm. We used it on our own hands and feet and all over Hazel. Just sprinkle it on, rub it a little, and the sand falls right off leaving clean, smooth skin. (Of course I forgot to empty her pockets before laying her in the crib for a nap, so there was sand all over when she woke up. But anyway...)
Next time you're going to the beach, toss baby powder in your bag and try it for yourself!