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.
I am so excited that Spring is here and the temperatures are on the rise after what seemed like a long winter indoors! As a Mom to a little one, I’m excited to spend more time outside in the warmer weather. While the weather outside is beautiful, the spring season brings more allergens to the air and rising temperatures can trigger skin irritations for little ones. My entire family struggles with allergies and sensitive skin so I am always seeking out products that are gentle on baby’s already sensitive skin.
Cleaning your little one’s clothes in a gently and hypoallergenic product, like Dreft, is a great way to help keep baby comfortable during the spring season. Did you know that Dreft is the No. 1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians?? It is gentle and hypoallergenic on baby’s skin. Dreft comes with a baby scent that moms love and it has remained safe and hypoallergenic for baby for over 80 years!
On May 9th from 9-10am EST you’ll want to join Dreft as they host a Twitter party featuring pediatrician and Mom, Dr. Dyan Hes. She will be sharing her tops to ensure your baby is protected and comfortable during this spring allergy season!
Dr. Hes has provided some tips as we prepare for the Twitter party and I’d like to share just a few with you.
- Shade the sun: The long awaited spring season means increased outdoor time for parents and their babies. When heading outside, don’t forget to practice appropriate baby skin safety.
- For babies 6 months and older. If your baby is 6 months or older, liberally use sunscreen. Also, avoid exposing your baby to the sun during peak hours — generally 10am to 4pm — and dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
- For babies younger than 6 months. If your baby is younger than 6 months, keep him or her out of direct sunlight. Protect your baby from sun exposure by dressing him or her in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
- Make bath-time beneficial. Over exposure to water can actually rob skin of natural moisture. Scaling back on tub time will help avoid resulting itch — about 10 minutes is plenty of time for water play and a quick scrub. Use warm water (vs. hot) and leave the suds to the very end. Use a mild cleanser to keep skin soft and itch-free. Gently path skin dry and end with an after-bath moisturizer to seal in moisture and protect baby’s soft skin.
The tips above are great for kids and adults alike. For more tips and Q&A with Dr. Hes, be sure to join Dreft on Twitter on May 9 from 9-10am EST!
I am excited to share an awesome giveaway with my readers for a Dreft Prize Package! This prize package will include Dreft Newborn, Active Baby and Blissfuls and a Gender neutral hypoallergenic blanket. You can see the prize pack pictured above. To enter to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Note that you must be 18 or older and reside in the US to be eligible for this prize pack giveaway. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn.
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— Olivia Douglass (@odouglass11) May 2, 2016