Posh People In London Use Baby Wipes Instead Of Toilet Tissue

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
December 9, 2012 9:34am CST
I read this a while ago and I think there was something on the news about it too. Anyway, 'us mortals' use standard toilet tissue when we er..go to the toilet but it seems, toilet tissue isn't good enough for some posh people in Hampstead, London..and they use BABY WIPES instead! The reason we know about it is because plumbers are having to go out to their toilets to unblock them..and they're full of baby wipes. Serves 'em right I say. I mean, what's wrong with toilet tissue? Some has aloe vera built in, some is slightly 'padded' for extra comfort. I would think baby wipes could get quite messy. I should know, I used them when I had my 'accident' in public all those months ago. I wouldn't use them all the time as a 'luxury' though. The same goes for the cleaning wipes. What are they all about?
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
9 Dec 12
it is very extravagant, I will say. Adults using baby wipes instead of toilet papers is silly, I think. Moreover it is costly to use like that and they need not do it even if they can afford easily. And why should they dump it in the drainage to make a block? at the least they may see some other methods to dispose them off.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
It's too high maintenance, using them if you ask me. Toilet tissue has been invented for wiping our bottoms, baby wipes have been invented to wipe baby bottoms as they cannot do it themselves. Why posh people get these two mixed up is beyond me!
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
9 Dec 12
yes! High cost of maintenance, i accept. They use it only they can afford it and no other chance, I hope. Well, I think they get these type of ideas as they want to differentiate themselves from the common public. They get satisfied with such silly ideas and feel higher than you in all possible ways.
• United States
10 Dec 12
Most times I use toilet paper. But when my skin is irritated after a bout a diarrhea (however it is spelled...lol), I will use baby wipes. They help clear up the irritation in a day or two.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 12
Oh yes, for emergencies like that I can't see a problem with it.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
9 Dec 12
Why are posh people only in London. Cumbria is stuffed full of them too! However, I don't understand moist bum wipe either. You end up with a wet Botty and it's 't the whole idea to have it clean and dry? Might as well wear a nappy!
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
Well, that was the area the report was based on and it's 'well-to-do.' Oh, yes, there are posh people up here alright, mainly in places like Keswick where the locals can't afford housing and are driven out by high house prices.
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@BarBaraPrz (14268)
• Hamilton, Ontario
9 Dec 12
Well, could be they're actually wiping babies with them... I use them occasionally to freshen up, but not as a regular thing. And certainly not to wipe my butt. I prefer the dryness of regular TP.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
No, they're definitely using them on their bottoms..no babies involved at all. I guess it must've been the plumbers grassing them up to the newspapers as I should imagine they're sick and tired of having to come out to unblock their toilets.
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@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
9 Dec 12
Hi, In my own point of view, they use baby wipes because it is more comfortable to use and it has disinfectant on it. It is more hygienic or it cleans the butt properly. The problem is, it is not suppose to be flashed in the toilet because it is cloth like and doesn't dissolve in water for a long time. That is why they got a blocked toilets. When I use wipes I wrap it in a toilet paper after and throw it in the bin.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
Yes, if I used them that's what I would do too.
@wolfie34 (26895)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec 12
I don't think it's only posh people that use them. It's personal preference. I remember my mum using wet wipes, they came out of a cylinder tube, you pulled one out at a time, but she would use it on my face and hands when they were sticky from eating fruit. I can imagine these blocking up the pipes. Sometimes you can see Baby Wipes on special offer if you shop around. If you go to some public lavatories the toilet paper can actually be rough and not recommended to use on babies behinds.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
Wet wipes are entirely different from baby wipes..as the latter are for..er..babies. Wet wipes have a variety of uses as you have described. I would much rather use them on my face than my bottom though..and that's personal preference too lol.
@themdno (403)
• United States
9 Dec 12
Wow, that is really silly. I can't see being like that, even if I had the money. I try to be as normal and down to earth as possible, I would never wipe with baby wipes. That just seems so pretentious. Of course, if that was all there was I'd use them in a heartbeat, but to use them as your preferred method, that is just silly to me.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
I wouldn't use them if I had the money either. They may be posh people but intelligent they ain't lol. More work for the plumbers though.
@ElicBxn (59346)
• United States
13 Dec 12
There's a time and a place to use them. If I have a bowel movement, and after I've done my best with the paper, I get the hygienic wipes and make sure I'm really clean, otherwise I have a tendency to get sore. I don't know how other people manage not being really clean down there - my mother had to have surgery for problems and had to stay extra clean. They are only about 2 inches across and round, but I don't flush them if I can avoid it because they don't break down.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
13 Dec 12
Exactly my point! You would think that the posh people would have the intelligence to chuck them in the bin but no..down the toilet they go. Loads of work for plumbers in the area though!
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@ElicBxn (59346)
• United States
13 Dec 12
I guess if they have the money, they can have the pleasure of calling the plumber...
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
fascinating!! what a cool innovations. though i do not prefer toilet papers nor baby wipes either. I'm not contented with using those. when i use those there is always that tingly feeling that there is still some dirt left. therefore i prefer to use bidets or wash it with soap and water. :) weird eh?
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
i feel cleaner using water and soap rather than toilet papers or baby wipes, aaaaah!!!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 12
Oh yes, I'm aware of bidets but I don't think they're as popular as they used to be, even with posh people lol. I agree that a bidet will do the job a lot better than wipes. Good for you!
• China
10 Dec 12
Even though they have money to burn, they shouldn’t have done so. It seems that they will use bill when they go to toilet next time.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 12
Haha! My parents had to use newspaper in an outside toilet when they were kids. We've come a long way from those days!
• China
11 Dec 12
It seems that I didn't make that clear.I wanted to say they would use the paper money (bill) next time when they go to toilet.I meant to mock them.
@wongchoiyee (4940)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 12
Mom said to me, using baby wipes is cleaner than toilet tissue, I personally think that is expensive to buy one for every use. What a luxury habit they have.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
Horrendous isn't it? I guess the ones gaining from all this are the plumbers who have to go out to unblock their toilets. I hope they charge them a fortune for doing so too!
@shaggin (16143)
• United States
9 Dec 12
I have to laugh at this because my husband was a plumber and he did say too that usually all the blocks they had to unclog were from baby wipes. But he used them as well. He didnt use them growing up but when he moved in with me he started and he said it made him feel so much cleaner and when he and I split he started buying them for his apartment to.
@shaggin (16143)
• United States
9 Dec 12
The cleaning wipes for surfaces I used to buy when my kids were little and we went places that the tables werent clean for them to eat on and stuff. It killed any germs. The baby wipes I have always used. My mother always bought them and used them growing up so it was just natural that I did to when I moved out and had my own home. Toilet paper just doesnt get you as clean after a bowel movement as baby wipes do. When I am in public and just use toilet paper I notice the difference. When I'm home I use baby wipes then blot it dry with toilet paper. I've never had a problem with my pipes getting blocked because of the baby wipes they probably are using to many. I rip mine in half most of the time. My kids use them as well and my 5 year old son cleaning himself has plugged the toilet but nothing a little plunging doesnt fix.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
There's some nice toilet paper you can get though that does the job just as well, i.e. infused with aloe vera, that type of thing.
@shaggin (16143)
• United States
9 Dec 12
Possibly I wouldnt know I just buy the cheapest toilet paper and the cheapest baby wipes. Its not much expense. They guy I was with the past few years told me I was the cleanest girl down there he has ever been with and I said probably because of the baby wipes lol. He was with about 25 people so I took it as a good compliment.
@LittleMel (14061)
• Canada
14 Dec 12
and blocking toilets is worth it? it sure works with sensitive skin but how sensitive can the skin be around that part of the body anyway ?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 12
And they should be used on babies as they have the most sensitive skin of all. That's why it says 'Baby Wipes' on the packet lol.
@inertia4 (23372)
• United States
14 Dec 12
Baby wipes are good for a refresher once in a while. And anyone knows you're not supposed to flush baby wipes anyway. Even the ones that they sell that say flushable are not really flushable. I agree, toilet tissue is the way to go.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
14 Dec 12
If baby wipes could be flushed down the loo it would say on the pack..but you're right, toilet tissue has come on leaps and bounds over the years so there's no going back now lol.
@Hatley (127672)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Dec 12
hi Janey oh my thats really silly am expensive too I think.besides toilet tissue does a much better job as its designed for that purpose. So posh Londoners do not use ordinary toilet paper.wow. okay waste their money gut not me Toilet tissue does the job and here we do not even have to pay for it as I am in a retirement center not an old folks home but a retirement center. theres a big difference. lol lol
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 12
Well, that's good news! I remember (years ago) in schools and public toilets they had this godawful clear toilet paper that grated your skin when using it. The toilet tissue I'm on about is (generally) white, long and very strong lol. Also, it's a lot softer than it used to be. My favourite is Velvet as it's 3-ply instead of the usual 2 but Andrex is really good too. Not sure who the market leaders are. We tend to get a 9 pack from the supermarket as it works out cheaper than buying 4 at a time.
• United States
10 Dec 12
Wipes are cleaner than toilet tissue and anyone knows this. why would something dry be better than something wet.. I know people who are living right here in the u.s who use wipes all the time. I use wipes when they are on sale too. babies are cleaner because of those wet wipes as well. I don't see mothers using paper towels to wipe those kids behinds.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 12
They are called baby wipes for a reason though, aren't they? The ones over here are SUPPOSED to be used on babies and NOT to be flushed down the toilet. Everybody knows this..or should.
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@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
It's too bad I've read this post while having my breakfast haha. Anyways, some of colleagues here use baby wipes instead of toiled tissue. I've tried the same before but I only use them when I have my monthly period and I still use regular tissue after.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 12
Our old pipework cannot deal with baby wipes and the posh people should've known that lol.
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• United States
9 Dec 12
they'll quit when they develop a rash.some people become sensitive to the fluid on the wipes with long term usage.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
I had to use a lot of them with my er..problem at the service station and I could tell that the inbuilt lotion was irritating me. It was either that or bare all in the public area outside the toilet cubicle to have a 'proper' wash!
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Dec 12
Here in the states, they have 'wet wipes', but I've never used them. I'm with you...they are just too expensive. I have a favorite brand of toilet tissue that I use consistently, and I am quite satisfied with that.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
Same here. I don't like the really cheap toilet tissue though but WILL use it if I have to.
@beamer88 (4271)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
It does seem a bit impractical to use baby wipes when ordinary tissue will do especially for everyday usage. I guess their buttocks are quite sensitive.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Dec 12
Well, they will be if they keep using baby wipes on them..raw as hell I would think! I wonder if anybody has got the cleansing wipes for the bathroom mixed up and used them on their rears instead. Oh, I do hope so!