The Newborn Stage Has Nothing on these Baby Messes!
When I was pregnant, I was constantly told to be prepared for the baby messes and to accept the inevitably that children and parenting is dirty work. They talked about the immense amount of spit up and the blow outs that I would endure on a daily basis, and while this was all true, I feel like the baby messes are just getting worse the older Liam gets.
I’m not saying the newborn stage wasn’t messy. We both got completely covered in spit up on a couple different occasions, and Liam somehow timed all of his blow outs for his new-to-diapers Daddy. Pretty sure he decided to enact revenge the other morning when he nicely got up to change Liam in the morning before work and did not actually put his diaper all the way up in the back. Come time for Liam’s morning constitutional, and the mess went right into his pants and not the diaper… gross!
But at 10 months old, the baby messes these days are different and more consistent throughout the day:
The PUFF Mess: Liam is now an independent snacker and while puffs and cereal are conveient and easy for him to eat, they also leave these little brown stains everyone because the kid hasn’t quite figured out how to keep every piece of every Puff in his mouth yet. I find half eaten puffs on his clothes, on the floor, on the carept, and even on my own clothes. Always leaving a little (or big) brown mark behind.
The HIGH CHAIR Mess: Liam is also starting to feed himself which definitely makes a messier mess from my perspective than the normal baby spit up. No matter the bib, he will sometimes get it on his clothes, in his hair, and definitely all over the tray and dribbling down his arms.
The OUTDOOR Mess: Every day the weather cooperates, Liam goes to the park – usually for some fun Dad and Son time. He loves swinging, trying to climb up the slides, and eating – I mean playing – in the grass. It’s so much fun watching him explore and be independent, but it also leads to grass and dirt stains.
Plus the DIAPER Messes: I’m so thankful that besides a few early blow outs as his stomach settled and the horrible user malfunction i told you about already, our Pampers Swaddlers have treated us well. They are dependable and help us keep the diaper mess contained within the diaper!
Thankfully Meijer has everything us parents need to battle every type of mess. Pampers and Dreft are the perfect parenting team, offering protection from some baby messes plus solutions for the inevitable messes of childhood that will leave stains.
Because I know I have Pampers and Dreft on my side, I can relax and try to enjoy the messes. His messes are signs of exploration, learning, independence, and happiness. I wouldn’t trade these messes for anything … though I wouldn’t mind one less dirty diaper a day! 😉
So why Dreft and Pampers?
Dreft is the #1 choice of Pediatricians and has been used and loved by moms for over 80 years. The hypoallergenic formula is designed to be tough on stains while still gentle on baby’s skin, which we all know is important for our sensitive little babes. Plus, Dreft grows with baby as their stains get messier like Liam, so we are moving on to Stage 2 after we finish our current bottle. They even have Multi Purpose Wipes which are perfect for high chair messes and wiping down toys and a stain fighting pen which is awesome to carry around with you in the diaper bag. I’m pretty sure ours has treated as many baby messes as coffee stains.
Pampers Swaddlers are the #1 Choice of Hospitals and have worked amazingly with Liam from day 1! They feature a unique Absorb Away Liner that pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s skin, which was great to avoid any extra irritation. They also feature a color changing wetness indicator that tells you when your baby might need a change.
If you haven’t been convinced yet to add these to your parenting arsenal, how about this? Get a FREE Dreft 50oz detergent when you buy 2 Pampers Super Packs diapers during the week of 8/20 at Meijer. Check your local store for more details!