The Smell of Babyhood!
It is amazing how a smell can transport you to a distant memory or a place. Perhaps a certain flower takes you back to a family vacation 15 years ago or a certain cologne takes you back to being 6 years old eating cookies with your great granddad. As Jayne gets older it is amazing that every time I do our laundry with Dreft I am transported back to holding my tiny joy! It didn’t surprise me to read a recent Dreft survey found that 94% of parents say the scent of Dreft reminds them of baby.
My journey with Dreft began well before Jayne was even born. Knowing how sensitive a baby’s skin is I wanted to find a product I could trust and I went with Dreft knowing it is a hypoallergenic detergent and gentle on skin, but still scented. I know some people are worried using scented products and with a newborn you should always use caution and do research, but as the #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent, I was very confident.
Once all the baby shower gifts were opened and swaddles were bought, I began by washing everything with Dreft, and then we waited for our newborn to arrive! I felt like I was bonding with Jayne even before her arrival, the smell of Dreft on her newborn clothes got me so excited, and the smell still brings back all those memories. The same Dreft survey also found that 8 out of 10 parents feel that using Dreft can make them feel more bonded with their baby, which is pretty incredible!
When Jayne was born we realized quickly her skin was on the more sensitive side as she would react to the dye in diapers, so we had to switch those. She had no reaction to any of her clothes and we were so thankful we had chosen to go with Dreft. Not only did we clean Jayne’s clothes with Dreft, we also used it on our clothes! We have continued to use it ever since!!
*This post is sponsored by Dreft, but all opinions are my own!! ♡♡♡