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I am the perfectionist Type A, everything in its place and matching size AND color….before kids. I think every mom understands what I am talking about here, and will give a nod to my Type A Newbie Mom Tips from The Laundry Room.
Avoid New Mom Exhaustion
I am the perfectionist Type A, everything in its place and matching size AND color….before kids. Mind you, I am still that, but have learned to add a new dimension to my extra organized personality to adopt my COOL and CHILL mommy mantra. So, after we fell in love and brought baby home, I was frantic trying to master motherhood, googling everything and for all that is sacred trying hard to keep everything in my accustomed draconian order. Before long, I was over exhausted, frustrated and with mounting post baby blues. How was I not able to manage it all, and how was laundry out of control? Easy answer, I needed to let go, just a tad of a few things
Type A Newbie Mom Tips from The Laundry Room.
Because you are a Type A, you will have already researched and found out that Dreft is the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians and the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for baby clothes. You are ahead of the messy game caring for baby’s skin! Now try and check these tips off too:
1- You will find that hospital blankie is ugly and great! If you can’t stock up on those, use cloth diapers for baby to snuggle in her crib, and you can use to wipe down if needed. These are easy to replace and small enough to make folding laundry easy.
2-Chores can wait, take a nap: I know this one is hard. You don’t need to be productive every time baby takes a nap, take one yourself too. Anyway, the biggest chore is now laundry, and Dreft Newborn and Active Baby detergents are gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s sensitive skin, tough on stains so you are covered. Sleep with a smile!
3- Use your Type A personality to your advantage: because there is always that unanticipated curve ball: double up on sheets on baby’s mattress so you can just pull the top one out if spill, spits or diaper accidents occur in the wee hours of the morning. No, you don’t have to tend to the dirty sheet right away.
4- Breath in and smell in goodness: I changed my baby blue tears to happy ones using a little Dreft in my life because its beautiful baby scent is a powerful driver of emotion – just a simple whiff of freshly-laundered clothes with baby detergent can bring back the happy moments of becoming a mom. I still use it just as a reminder of our entire amazing babyhood journey. I also took whiffs of lavender to help me relax for those self-imposed naps I was telling you about earlier.
5- Boys are different: boys pee will go everywhere, place a little towel on his privates when you are changing him or dressing him, that way only the the towel need to get washed and not the walls, bed, changing table or you.
Yes, you will find prove over and over again that parenthood and babyhood are messy. I say to you: Indulge in those messy and imperfect moments. They make for the sweetest and most unexpected love-filled memories!
A Giveaway To Put a Smile on Laundry Day
Dreft is partnering with reality TV couple Sean and Catherine Lowe from “The Bachelor” to celebrate their new role as expectant parents, and that gives us a reason to celebrate every parenthood’s beautiful, messy journey of “amazinghood”, so we have a giveaway for you!
Here is what you can win by entering our giveaway valued at $80:
- Dreft Product: Newborn, Active Baby and Blissfulls
- Welcome To The World 3-Piece Bib & Burp Set
- Gender Neutral Lovey
- Little Me Giraffe Gown
To enter please use the form below: