Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Keep Those Baby Wipes On The Changing Table!

Today, most parents are using moistened wipes, which are a great tool. They are great for not just diaper changing, but cleaning faces and hands, too. As such, many parents leave the box of wipes in the den or living room and may have one in every room.

Carpet Renovations advises you to be careful where you lay them down, though. The cleaning chemicals that baby wipes are soaked in not only clean your baby, but they will damage your leather sofa. The chemicals that are contained in these wipes may be gentle on your baby’s skin, but they are not leather furniture’s best friend.

With the combination of Benzyl and Cetearyl alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Citrate and Hydroxide as well as various acids and other ingredients, is it any wonder? The alcohol content in the solvent breaks down the lacquer finish which is a protectant of your leather sofa’s color.

Once the surface of your leather sofa is broken, it is vulnerable to any “attack” such as drink, food, soil and sweat. Even the dye used in jeans can be damaging to your leather sofa.  So, while it may be tempting to grab those wipes to clean a spill on the sofa, think again.