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Mom's Must-haves: Have a healthy bottom this autumn

Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop p...

It's time to talk about bottom wipes for grown-up ladies

Wondering what the women behind SheKnows Parenting are obsessed with? Mom's Must-haves gives you an inside look at what the kids are playing with and what our editors can't live without.

It's time to talk about bottom wipes for grown-up ladies

Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women: Yep

Don't think hemorrhoids should be discussed in polite conversation? Well. We're going to go there anyway. Because we all have butts, and those of us who may have pushed babies out of our bodies have certain concerns regarding our butts. And those concerns are called hemorrhoids. There's just no cutesy way to describe it — although I'd be interested in hearing euphemisms. Please share them with me. Anyway, even though I'm wiling to admit that hemorrhoids are a thing, I still kind of want hemorrhoid products that look more like normal skin care lady-stuff. So, I'm pretty into Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women. They have cucumber! When I partake in them, I can pretend like I'm having a facial. A facial for my butt.

It's time to talk about bottom wipes for grown-up ladies

Toothbrushes: Apparently nicer ones actually work better?

I am usually an absolute cheapskate about toothbrushes. I get whatever is on sale and I wait until the kids go to the dentist and get their free ones. Unless they get strep. And then I also get whatever is on sale. When I got Reach Complete Care samples I didn't expect much, but I tried them out. And I've been purchasing them ever since. I don't know what kind of sorcery they built into these things but it feels like a mouth massage and my gums don't bleed when I floss anymore. This is a huge win, because I really hate getting lectured by the dentist. I use a sonic toothbrush once a week for a deeper clean and use the Reach brush daily. I'm digging the way my mouth feels. Just remind me to floss every actual day.

It's time to talk about bottom wipes for grown-up ladies

More toothbrushes: Because kids like stuff that lights up

The only thing I hate more than trying to remember to floss is trying to get my kids to brush their teeth. The Firefly Ready Go Brush works really well if you let your kids use it in a darkened bathroom. It indicates how long they should brush and it also looks like one of those $45 light-up toys they sell at the circus and Walt Disney World. Sometimes kids are painfully easy to bamboozle and when it comes to stuff that lights up, you're guaranteed to get more cooperation. They could make light-up flu shots and kids would probably line up for them. I like the new Firefly set because Star Wars. Think of the endless Yoda grammar puns you can make while trying to teach dental hygiene.

The writer received the Firefly Ready Go Brush, Reach Complete Care brush and Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women from the respective brands so that she could try out the products. All opinions expressed in the article are based on the reviewer's own assessments of the products.

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