I adore baby wipes. I don’t know what I did before I regularly had baby wipes around. They’re my general “Oops!” wipes - any spill on just about any surface (except the kitchen, where I have a sponge for such things) calls for a baby wipe. They’re good, as previously mentioned, for food spills on clothing, for menstrual…uh…overflow, for sticky toddler fingers and crunchy Mama feet (3 toddlers + food and drink + clumping cat litter = black soles, no matter how often one sweeps and mops). When I’m camping with no showers nearby, I use baby wipes for a “hippie bath” - face, hands, crotch, ass, cleavage, feet, pits (not necessarily in that order). They’re my “napkins” when eating barbeque, because they don’t make your hands taste like alcohol wipes or fragrance. They’re good for getting spots off of a microfiber couch. Good for a quick wipe of the bathroom sink, the grunge that builds up near light switches and the slate table in the front hall and the painted bookshelves. They’re much cheaper and less stinky than the general cleansing wipes you can buy in the cleaner aisle.
They are NOT very good on stained sealed wood (leaves a cloudy streaky mess behind) and they are not good on glass. I have surface-specific wipes for those.
I don’t think I’ve ever used them on my ass after defecation, though. I don’t really have the shag problem.