This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
Sometime’s life’s messiest moments are ones that you would never expect if you didn’t have a kid. I had thought my life was messy before, but boy was I wrong. The moment my son was born everything changed. My life’s messiest moments now come in the form of my infant. The first messy moment that I came across was when my son was one month old and we had his very first blow-out.
Oh. My. God. I thought that blow-out was going to be the end of me. My sister and I could have made everyone laugh. We were a train-wreck and were laughing the entire time. I was wrong though; those early months are the easy ones. Yes, blow-outs are scary, but I have found that meal time and craft time can be so much worse!
Meal Time: Life’s Messiest Moments
My lovely, little man, has started attempting to self feed and I swear I need to get myself a lab coat to wear when he is eating!! Like seriously… Oh. My. God. Food gets everywhere, but at least he is having a good time and is learning while he does it. As you can see he does manage to get food into his mouth, but a majority of the food that is in his bowl ends up all over the kitchen. Believe me when I say you did not want to see the floor!! There were green beans and cereal EVERYWHERE. I could not move without stepping on some of his food.
One thing I can say is that I am thankful to have Dreft in my life because without Dreft I would never be able to get his clothes and bibs clean after one of these messy moments in our life. Dreft manages to clean his clothes and leave them smelling great even after a messy diaper or old spoiled food is crusted on his clothing. I have followed Dr. Dyan Hes’ advice and am well stocked up on bibs because I know they need to be utilized for more than just meal time. In one day Raiden can easily go through four bibs due to meal time and eating teething crackers. I use them because I find them to be a bit easier to clean a couple bibs than to clean multiple outfits a day.
Cleaning up Life’s Messiest Moments!
Even though life can get messy we have learned that one of the best things about getting messy is clean up time. While much of clean up time can be annoying (like washing the floor and his highchair), it also means bath time which is a fun little treat for my man. He (finally) loves bath time. It may have taken six months, but Raiden loves when we get down and play in the bath tub! I have always thought that bath time is a great way to embrace Raiden’s messy side and was pleased to see that Dr. Dyan Hes has included bath time as being one of her “messy baby” tips. She says that it is a great way to splash and have fun while cleaning up from baby’s messes.
Cleaning up Raiden is now a fun exploration and no longer a chore. I used to dread bath time because it meant a bright red infant screaming at the top of his lungs. I also used to dread the stains that come from a baby’s daily life. I will admit that when the weather was nice I used to leave him in just a diaper. I claimed I did it because it was easier, but that isn’t the truth. I was honestly terrified of the messes that my son would make in his clothes. It didn’t matter if they were new or second-hand clothes, I was still terrified of cleaning those messes up. I made the change to Dreft and was able to let out a sigh of relief.
Their products are formulated to be hypoallergenic, gentle on skin, tough on stains, and with a fresh baby scent that everyone knows and they work REALLY well. I love that I can add a scent booster to the wash because sometimes even after one wash those funky baby smells just don’t go away.
I am thankful for their detergent because most of the time I do not need to treat my little man’s clothes with a concoction of stain removers. They boast that Dreft removes 99% of stains and I would have to agree with this sentiment. Right now you can be proud of your messiest moments because Dreft is hosting a fun little contest.
Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Contest is one that you won’t want to miss if you have a little one in your life. I know that every child gets messy so why not capture it on film and enter it in this contest? The submission deadline is November 30, 2016. Parents can enter by submitting their favorite messy baby moment at parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest or by posting their favorite messy baby photo to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest.
Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party
In addition to the contest that Dreft is hosting there is also a Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party that is being held on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST. Make sure that you RSVP so that you can participate and be in the running to win many prizes including an iRobot Roomba!
My Messiest Moments Giveaway
Finally I am hosting a very simple giveaway to one reader! The rules are simple; all I ask of you is to have you comment about one of Life’s Messiest Moments. Please leave a detailed comment because I want to hear all of the messy details!! Make sure that when you leave a comment you enter in an email address that you check often because that is how I will be contacting you to let you know that you have won! You will have until November 17th, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST to enter to win this great prize pack. Now, you might be wondering what the prize is!! Well, let me tell you…
One winner will win a $50 AMEX gift card and dreft product.
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