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The other day as I was doing Blake’s laundry I could feel the tears building up. I pulled out the last tiny onesie from the basket, held it up and just burst into tears. It was the last of her 6 month clothing, ready to go in the washer (soaked in delicious smelling Dreft Blissfuls), dried and folded into a box labeled “Blake’s newborn clothes”. I couldn’t help but feel all the feels and the harsh realization that my baby is turning one in a month. ONE, I mean I probably should have cleared out her 6 month clothes awhile ago..but heart was screaming NO in denial.
This little onesie held all the memories. Her little giggles, her first “boo boo”, her first crawls, all the snuggles, everything. It’s funny how a simple piece of clothing, really how doing something as simple as laundry can bring all the emotions out. But it totally does. Maybe it’s the “Mom hormones”, either way those memories are what make me the happiest person alive. My sweet baby girl completes me, she makes me better and she keeps me going on the hard days.
This reason above, is the whole reason I jumped at the opportunity to throw a “Dreft #amazinghood Party” (AKA: the ultimate laundry party) when Dreft approached me about it! I mean first off, a laundry party?! Doesn’t that just sound enticing?! It totally does, it’s not a typical party you hear about and it drew me in.
The party was one to remember. I created a fun balloon wall that looked like bubbles, stuffed party bags full of goodies for my girls and we ate way too much food. I invited a few of my close girl friends who had little ones and we made it a full night of fun, babies involved. Blake pretty much stole the show..ha! What’s new? She’s not afraid to put herself out there. 😉 Ha!
I started the party with my Amazinghood story, that one I mentioned above. Then we all started talking, crying and laughing. Our babies grow up WAY too fast!!! Am I right?! We joked about how we tell them every, single, day, to stop growing…but of course (just like everything else 😉 ) they just don’t listen and before we know it they’re out of their 6 month clothes! I’m not going to lie, I was glad I wasn’t the only one who literally cried tears as I washed and packed up Blake’s clothes that no longer fit. There’s something extra hard about that half a year mark, not to mention that I’ve been in total denial considering she’s turning one next month.
After we had all cried our eyes out, made fun of each other and then pulled out the millions of tiny newborn pictures we had of our babes in our phones….we chowed down. Literally, I’m talking ALL the cakes, veggies trays (see we were kind of healthy) and brownies (okay, we weren’t healthy..at all). Then we talked some more, finally realized that it was probably bed time for our littles (after the 5th temper tantrum) and I gave them their goodie bags full of Dreft Blissfuls, Dreft Newborn and a couple samples of other Dreft products.
Now, let’s chat about Dreft products for just a second and why I use them for Blake since that’s what this whole party was about!
Blake has VERY sensitive skin, so the fact that Dreft makes products directly for each stage of her little growing self pulled me in and I haven’t been disappointed yet! Their products are amazing for her soft skin and the best part–THEY SMELL AMAZING (and that smell literally lasts forever). Here are details on each of their products:
Dreft Stage 1: Newborn
Their Newborn Detergent is specially made for newborn babies’ delicate skin. That’s why it’s the #1 Choice of Pediatricians and has been trusted by moms for over 80 years. Its hypoallergenic formula is designed to be tough on stains while still gentle on baby’s skin. Fun facts:
- Light baby scent
- Can be used in standard and high-efficiency washers
- Recommended by Pampers
Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby
Dreft’s Active Baby Detergent is specially designed with your developing baby in mind. It helps remove 99% of baby food stains and all the messes baby finds while crawling in grass and dirt, but is gentle and soft for sensitive babes like Blake! Fun facts:
- From the #1 dermatologist recommend brand for baby clothes
- Blake’s current stage!
Dreft Blissfuls in-wash scent booster gives you more of the baby fresh scent you love and are literally my favorite laundry item EVER! You can use Dreft Blissfuls in any load of laundry for lasting freshness and trust me, it lasts–even my Mom the other day was like her clothes smell SO good and it was like 3 days later and the end of the day! Fun facts:
- Long lasting baby fresh scent
- Specially designed to complement Dreft detergent
- Designed to dissolve completely in water
- Is safe for all colors, fabrics, and loads
- Can be used on any load, even with baby clothes
Now, I highly recommend you get yourself to the store and throw a laundry party, it won’t disappoint and as sad as it is to watch my baby grow up, it was equally as fun to look back at all the memories and have some serious girl time. Here’s a peek at my party I threw:
GO GET YO PARTY ON!