Thank you all for the outpour of love and well wishes for our little family! It’s been a whirlwind these past few weeks at my home.. and I have been enjoying every single moment and taking it all in. Of course bringing a newborn home is a big change while you’re running on no sleep, but totally different when you have to keep up with a toddler that’s running around on top of that! I shared with you guys the guilt I had for Ruby and not being able to devote as much time to her and it being a huge challenge for me, but I’m slowly figuring it out. I guess that mom guilt never goes away! Now that I am starting to heal and slowly getting back in the groove of my everyday life, going to doctor appointments, dropping into the office, or even just running errands, this guilt is off the charts. It’s different with a newborn since you want to make sure you feel connected to them as much as possible during these first months of life. This second time around is not any easier, I still feel so sad to leave her even if it’s for a few hours! The one thing that is easier the second time around is knowing which baby products I know and love, and the ones that are safe for my baby. One in particular that I’m excited to be sharing with you guys is Dreft baby detergent.
Dreft is well-known for its iconic scent – one that has been formulated to resemble the indescribable smell of babyhood. The smell is so amazing that not only have I been washing Esme’s clothes in Dreft but I started using it for mine as well. Having the same scent as Esme on me has really helped ease my mom guilt and makes me feel closer to her when I am not home. It is a nice little reminder of her. Scented products for babies have gotten a bad rap, and I admit I thought the same and was always hesitant until my own pediatrician told me about Dreft. For more than 80 years, Dreft detergent has been created exclusively for babies to take care of their delicate clothes and fabrics and is the #1 Pediatrician Recommended baby detergent. It is also hypoallergenic making it safe for baby’s skin which is something that’s super important for me since Ruby has eczema, which I’m not sure Esme will have as well but want to take every precaution.
The iconic scent will make anyone’s heart melt since it reminds you of babies, but most importantly, it can help allow parents to feel more connected to their own. A recent Dreft survey found that: 8 out of 10 parents feel that using Dreft can make them feel more bonded with their baby. 94% of parents say that the scent of Dreft reminds them of baby. And when they are apart, 87% of parents agree that the Dreft scent helps them feel more connected and closer to their little one. I never thought that a product could make me feel closer to my baby and now even Brandon is making me wash his clothes with Dreft since he’s so obsessed with the smell too! You can purchase Dreft on Amazon.com now and save $2 on your first Subscribe & Save order.