This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
The first year home with a brand-new baby is full of many things. It’s full of hugs, kisses, cuddles, and giggles. It’s full of nerves, stress, late nights, and no sleep. It’s full of tears of joy, tears of sadness, tears of exhaustion, and just plain old tears. It’s also full of messes!
When you have a baby, you’re signing on for the messiest year of your life. From dirty diapers, to baby’s first mealtime, to runny noses and epic spit-up, you may find that your most common phrase is, “Where are the wipes?!”
This is Carter, my oldest, after enjoying some sweet potato baby food.
I couldn’t tell you exactly what happened here. Did I try to let him feed himself? Did I set the food on his tray and then turn the other way? Maybe he just rubbed his mouth and then various places on his body after each spoonful? Since I don’t remember, we’ll never know!
I DO, however, remember what happened in this picture of Vanessa and her epic mess.
I was burping her over my shoulder, when she impressively spit up, exorcist-style, all over the floor. Can you believe all of that came out of that tiny body? I was so impressed that I took a picture, obviously.
Now Harrison, my third child, sometimes prefers to make a different kind of mess. The mess where you get out every single toy and book you own…all at once.
But Harry is often the other form of “messy,” too. He has a knack for it. Dirt from outside, runny nose smeared all over his face, food bits scattered all around his chair.
When you have a little one, baby wipes will become your very best friend. This time around we discovered WaterWipes.
WaterWipes are baby wipes containing only two ingredients: 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. They are about as pure as you can get. But they are just as sturdy and effective as any other wipe, while being a safer, natural option for baby.
I use WaterWipes for all our messes- from diaper changes to messy faces to wiping down the changing table, they get everything nice and clean!
Melody, our newest addition, is just two and a half months, and she has yet to make any truly epic messes, but I’m sure the day will come.
Yes, don’t let that innocent face fool you. She’ll be making messes soon enough!
The people from WaterWipes put together a short video of moms talking about what the first year with baby is like. Look for Melody at 0:07 (she’s the second baby shown at the beginning) and me near the end at 1:13!
I love what the mom right after me says: “But it’s so worth it. I wouldn’t trade being a mom for anything in this world.”
So true. Epic messes and all.