Learning about your precious newborn baby and what he/she is sensitive to can be a challenge. Babies are so vulnerable and helpless; as a parent you try so hard to detect and eliminate any and everything that could cause them harm or irritation. That is why I am so thankful for products that are made to help us fight this battle with us.
When I had my first two children, I took precautions where I could, but lightly. Unlike most moms who become ultra sensitive to the world around their babies, I took the opposite approach with my babies and allowed a little bit more of the world to enter their space than the average mom would. I survived the concerned comments and looks from other moms, but when they saw my babies were just fine, they calmed down. However, things changed with my third child.
We found out that he was having a reaction to my breast milk whenever I consumed dairy products. Doctors said it may not result in him being lactose intolerant, but it had more to do with the way in which my body processed the milk for him. The effects were congestion and eczema for my baby.
Up until we realized what was happening, we tried several different detergents to see which had the least effect on his sensitive skin. The results we found with Dreft were very comforting. I asked my pediatrician about it and thankfully she backed my findings also. In fact, according to information we received from Dreft…
“Dreft is the baby laundry detergent most recommended by pediatricians and the brand that parents have trusted for over 75 years to leave their little one’s clothes and linens soft and comfortable. As gentle as water on baby’s skin and specially formulated for the unique needs of baby items, parents have relied on Dreft...”
Although we discovered the source of his skin sensitivity, we continue to use Dreft because the cleanliness of the clothes and the smell is just too delicious to give up.
Disclosure: Complimentary samples and gift card were received in order to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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