Things you might already own to help you stay clean “down there”


Finally, my laziness to get rid of things I don’t regularly use paid off! My husband would disagree, but I also know he doesn’t want to overpay for necessities such as toilet paper. Before you read on, know that this post contains affiliate links. Westside Mommy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

The empty shelves at the grocery store make me feel like the apocalypse is near, but thankfully we have emergency kits, which makes me feel a little better. Although they are decently supplied, they are never complete, because we never know what we will encounter. Here are some things I will add to our kit, given the current climate regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Peri Bottle

A peri bottle is the number one item frequently used postpartum. The hospital may provide a version that you have to angle a little more to get the right parts sprayed, but it will work nonetheless. There are fancier ones available like this one, but the budget friendly multi-pack is your best bet.

Condiment Squeeze Bottle

Look through that Tupperware drawer because there’s bound to be one of these in there. The thinner plastic ones are better because they are easier to squeeze.

Baby Bath Bucket

In the Philippines, any cup-like item to clean yourself at the toilet is called a “tabo.” Generally, it’s a cup with a handle. Crazily enough, if you search for “tabo” online, the price is ridiculously hiked up. Check your kid’s bath toys. You may have something similar. This item (pictured above) has a cool shower-like feature.

Reusable Plastic Cup

If you save reusable cups from restaurants, you probably have a stash that you really don’t use for drinking. I’m sure your parts down under will appreciate the water splash regardless if we are in a TP crisis or not.

Mini Handheld Fan

The whole point of keeping clean without TP is to stay dry. Once you rinse yourself using one of the fore-mentioned items, air drying is necessary. If you want to speed up the process instead of waving a fan (or fan-like object) back and forth, try using a portable fan. I remember that one summer when it was super hot and everyone had one of these. They come in other cool colors and brands, and are useful even after this crisis passes.

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I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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