November 4, 2016

The Messy Moments + $50 Amex Gift Card & Dreft Prize Package Giveaway!!

I never knew quite how messy life with a baby or toddler would be, but I also never could have imagined how fulfilling it would be either.  Over the last couple of years I’ve learned that those “messy moments” are actually some of the best moments in life.  From cleaning up broccoli from every crevice in the kitchen during baby led weaning, cleaning every explosive diaper, cleaning every bit of spit up off my shoulder to now cleaning every bit of paint I find on the walls and floor, and even on her.  These moments…these are the ones that stand out that I will never forget.  It’s the messy moments in life that are the most beautiful.
I’ve teamed up with Dreft to share some of my messy moments and give away a Dreft prize package that includes a $50 Amex gift card and a Dreft product (keep reading to find out how to enter!)  Mine and Leighton’s messy moments have definitely changed a little over the past couple of years.  Now Leighton is into anything and everything.  She loves painting, coloring (on herself!) and jumping in every single mud puddle she sees.  It used to be avocado and sweet potatoes everywhere, and now it’s paint and markers everywhere we look.  I think we can all agree that no matter what age they are, things can still get pretty messy. 
Dreft is the number 1 baby detergent choice of pediatricians.  It is specially designed to meet the different needs of growing babies and their families.  Leighton has sensitive skin like me, and we still use Dreft on her clothing so her skin doesn’t get irritated.  Dreft is specially formulated to be hypoallergenic, gentle on skin, tough on stains and with a fresh baby scent.  Dreft has also teamed up with Dr. Hes to share some messy baby tips, and we definitely used a few of these at our own house.  Get outside.  Dr. Hes recommends to get your little one outside and let them learn and embrace nature and all it has to offer.  This is one of our favorite things to do.  It’s also a lot less messy when you’re playing outside instead of in the house! Splish splash in the bath.  Next to outside time, this is definitely Leighton’s next favorite.  Bringing fun toys and activities into the bath is a great way to explore, learn and also keep messes to a minimum.  Leighton loves to use bath crayons in the tub, and then the mess easily wipes clean when we’re done!   
The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest twitter part will take place on Monday, November 14th from 8:00-9:00pm CST.  There will be some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba.  You can RSVP here.  Dreft and Paren’t Magazine are also running a #MessiestBabyContest, and you can enter here.  Now for my favorite part – the giveaway!  To enter, just use the widget below and 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.


153 thoughts on “The Messy Moments + $50 Amex Gift Card & Dreft Prize Package Giveaway!!”

  1. A favorite messy moment with my grandsons has to be their first birthdays and their smash cakes! Both of my grandsons had so much fun digging into that cake and it was on all parts of their body!

  2. Messy moment, the first time he was able to feed himself well lets say he didn't really feed himself, the floor, high chair and clothes got fed lol.

  3. I love the times when we had big family dinners and the twins would enjoy their first of anything. Their first spaghetti meal or their first birthday cake or their first ice cream – the mess was hilarious and we all laughed so hard and reminisced about when we each did the same. Good times.

  4. I love when my little girl gets outside to play. Dirt is just part of it and makes me happy that she is just having fun and not worrying about stains or laundry or making messes. That is what being a kid is all about.

  5. Each of my girls, when they were around 3 years old, powdered their dolls in the bathroom with the baby powder. The oldest got powder all over the bathroom and herself and the youngest was a little more confined. It was still funny though I was trying to look mad.

  6. My favorite is watching my 15 month old try to use a fork and spoon. She tries so hard to be like her big sister, and it is so cute how determined she is to make it work even with most of her food ending up on her shirt.

  7. When the girls were really young we would come in afternoon from work/ daycare and they of course wanted to play ourselves. We had large yard and they always ended up with water,mud you name it from head to toe and had the best times of their life.

  8. One messy moment was when baking the sugar and flour were knocked over and before we could clean it up the dogs went running through the kitchen in the middle of it and continued towards the living room.

  9. My favorite messy moments are watching my kids get creative while doing arts & crafts at home Never a dull moment at our kitchen table! I know these moments won't last forever. I try to enjoy these precious years with them.

  10. My favorite messy moment was when we were decorating Christmas cookies as a family and a container of sprinkles got knocked over. I've never seen such a colorful floor 🙂

  11. My favorite messiest moment was probably my grandsons first Thanksgiving. He grabbed a turkey leg and had drool and turkey drippings all over him but he was a happy little fella with that turkey leg!

  12. My favorite messy moment has to be the time my husband left the bucket of popcorn in reach that we brought home from the movies. My daughter got ahold of it and had a blast tossing the stuff everywhere. She wasn't even a year old yet. Thankfully, it was on hardwood floors verses the carpeting so cleanup wasn't as bad as it could have been.

  13. My favorite messy moment is when 2 of my cousins and my brother sat my then 1 year old daughter in the middle of the table and gave her cake and just sat there and watched her enjoy it. It was very messy and being teens they left the mess and messy baby for me to clean. Still a fond memory though.

  14. well its a clean messy moment my son crawled in the sink got the sprayer and sprayed my whole kitchen when he was like young i walked back in cause i didnt hear nothing and i was like first response i thought how cute and laughed a little and he said lovvve wattter im like o ok well we dont crawl and sit in the sink water got over everything the flour was soaked and every where

  15. My favorite messier moment was the time my two oldest kids (age 5 and 6 at that time) made mississippi mud pie in our living room floor under the supervision of my hubby. My hubby fell asleep for ten minutes and woke up to mud, flour, eggs, and sugar all over his favorite shoes and on our carpet.

  16. Oh man this is a funny and gross one! When my son was 1.5 years old he pooped his pants during the night and had woken up but instead of crying he climbed out of his crib, took his diaper off, got out his toy trucks and ran them through the "mud". All up and down the carpet and even on the walls. It wasn't funny then but it's super funny now!

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