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Baby Shower Must-Haves + Dreft Baby Shower Package Giveaway!!

Crib // Sound Machine // Wrap // Detergent // Monitor // Stroller // Playard // Swing // Bassinet // Breastpump // Blanket // Car Seat

When you become a new parent, everything changes.  And it’s hard to know exactly what you will need and what you won’t.  To celebrate Dreft’s new partnership with Sean and Catherine Lowe (from The Bachelor!) and their own baby shower, I’ve rounded up my favorite baby shower gifts that are definite must-haves.  Some of these items can still be used when your little one isn’t even a newborn anymore, but I particularly wanted to include items that really came in handy the first 6 months.  These are the items I (and Leighton) couldn’t have lived without!

Dreft has partnered with the Lowes to celebrate their new role as expectant parents and share their beautiful, messy journey of “amazinghood.”  Amazinghood is the amazing yet messy and sometimes scary journey that new parents go through.  It is kind of like a rite of passage.  = )  It includes lots of  work and imperfect moments, but those are the ones that actually end up being the most memorable down the road when you’re little squish has magically turned into a toddler in what seems like just overnight. 
As babies grow, their needs change too.  This is why Dreft created a line of laundry products that are specially designed for each stage of babyhood – Dreft Stage 1:  Newborn, Dreft Stage 2:  Active Baby and Dreft Blissfuls.  The newborn and active baby detergents are both gentle and hypoallergenic on sensitive baby skin, but they’re still tough on stains and have a baby fresh scent.  This has been particularly important to us because Leighton has such sensitive skin.  We use the active baby detergent right now, and it is one of the only ones we found that doesn’t irritate her skin.  We don’t like separating her laundry from ours, so we just wash all our laundry using Dreft.  I’ll admit it, I actually love going to work smelling like Leighton’s laundry.  = ) 
To help you celebrate your own amazinghood journey, I’ve teamed up  with Dreft to give one lucky reader their own Baby Shower  Package that includes Dreft (Newborn, Active Baby & Blissfuls), a Little Me Welcome to the World bib and Burp Set, a Little Me Giraffe Gown and Cap and a gender neutral lovey (value of $75.)  Good luck!
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.
  1. the little moments such as watching your baby smile and laugh mean the most.(:

  2. Just watching all the changes has been one of my favorite parts as well as the cuddling!

  3. Great giveaway, you're offering a lot of awesome items!

  4. Such a great list of items! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I agree with Ashley, the little moments, which all add up! When my son kisses me it's the best feeling in the world.

  6. Definitely just watching my son grow and become his own person

  7. Baby's first smiles

  8. Such a great giveaway! I'm patiently waiting my little one's arrival. I've got 8 weeks left! I've been washing his new things in Dreft and I absolutely love the smell. I cannot wait for him to be here and knowing his clothes are cleaned in only Dreft makes me very satisfied.

  9. Adorable!

  10. Meghan B

    watching her grow into her own little person!

  11. My favorite part so far has been when my son said "Love you" to me, without me asking for it. I was putting him into his carseat and tucking his toys around him and he looked up at me and said "Love you" as clear as can be. Made my entire week!

  12. Favorite part is the breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering <3 Watching them grow up and be amazing human beings is pretty cool too 🙂 Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  13. I am pregnant with my first baby due in August! It's a boy and we couldn't be more excited! So far I have loved being able to feel him move around!

  14. watching them reach milestones

  15. I love all the little moments 🙂

  16. My favorite part is still the first time I held her.

  17. Favorite part is the milestones, each week we get a new suprise. Exciting.

  18. Favorite part is the milestones, each week we get a new suprise. Exciting.

  19. Love these ideas! My favorite was his healthy, safe arrival here and holding him for the first time! I couldn't believe he was mine!!

  20. I love watching her become her own person.

  21. Laura

    My favorite part of of this amazing journey is all the excitement.

  22. Learning new things about my little one everyday! I love watching her grow and learn!

  23. My favorite part has been having my 2nd daughter and watching my girls bond as sisters.

  24. Having them form words to express themselves is amazing .

  25. My favorite part is the smiles, hugs, and kisses.

  26. Toria Mason

    I'm coming up on 7 months pregnant with my first little one. My favorite part so far is the kicks. He is most active at 3am and I stay up just to feel him move. Every single movement just lights me up. ^_^

  27. JMc

    I just love seeing the way my little guy looks at me and I could stare at him all day every day

  28. All the hugs & cuddles! <3

  29. Watching them learn and how everything is brand new to them.

  30. It is amazing how much it has changed me for the good!

  31. seeing my babies personalities develop 🙂

  32. The entire journey of motherhood has been wonderful, my favorite parts are watching my children grow into unique and wonderful individuals. They are my world.

  33. we're still trying for our first but looking forward to all the moments!

  34. I love growing and learning with my baby.

  35. Misty woods

    Just seeing the kiddo grow is the best

  36. Anonymous

    The daily surprises

  37. the bonding time and giggles!

  38. Thanks for the great info an giveaway! I am expecting my first in September and can't wait to start buying all the gear I am going to need.

  39. All of the moments with my twins are my favorite moments!

  40. Ashley turicik

    My favorite part of my journey has been watching my kids grow and change and try new things. So amazing

  41. beth

    Just seeing them grow and learn about the world.

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