Why I Love Babyganics + $100 Giveaway!Oct 16th


I guess I’m what you would call a veteran mom. I already had two kids and learned the ropes before this third baby. Right?

Meh.

While I am definitely more comfortable with some things, like breastfeeding, I am just as much of a newbie when it comes to understanding this new little creature in our home.

Every day is an adventure with him. Not like an Indiana Jones adventure where I am running from snakes and swapping sand for diamonds. Not like that.

It’s like a love adventure, you know? I guess you could relate it to that phase in dating where you’re already in-love but each day that love grows more and more. You wait for that ever-expanding balloon of love to pop, but it doesn’t. It just gets bigger.

The adventure is the love, yo. I added the “yo” so it wouldn’t sound so sappy. But if I’m being honest, this love I have for my new baby is crazy sweet. I learn something new about him every day, and that is the adventure.

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He likes to pause while he’s nursing to look up and smile. It’s a slow, luxurious smile that he beams up at me. Like he has all the time in the world and he wants me to know how important I am to him. Sometimes it’s the only ‘thank you’ I get from my offspring in one day. But man does it go far!

When I bathe him he holds onto one of my fingers throughout the entire process. I don’t think he’s scared, but he’s definitely not used to the water. He blinks at all the curious sensations of water and soap and washcloth, holding onto me like I’m a life-raft. And when I slip his little hooded towel over his head and mop the water off of his face he just stares at me in wonder.

I think it’s safe to say that each day is an adventure for him as well.

He’s learning things. Learning to recognize the voices of his family members. Learning to find Mom’s face in a room of people. Learning to express his joy and satisfaction with sweet little coos and chuckles.

He’s my last baby. My last parenting adventure (knock on wood, throw salt over shoulder), and I want the best for him. I have to work fiercely to protect him from all the germs and craziness that his doting siblings bring to him like shiny presents.

“Mommy, Tenny’s sucking on my finger! He likes my finger!”

Talk about a wash of dread pouring over me.

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And that’s just ONE of the little Indiana Jones crazy obstacles that come my way in a typical day with Tenny.

While it would be super cool to wear a hat, and brandish a bull whip in those instances where Tenny’s health is threatened—it’s just not quite the arsenal I need. Plus, it would scare the bajeezus out of my children. And husband.

Instead, I have some handy tools.

Like Babyganics Foaming Hand Sanitizer and some lip balm.

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Ok, the lip balm isn’t for anyone but me and my chapstick addiction. But the hand sanitizer is for my entire family. And this is my preferred choice because it doesn’t smell like a bunch of alcohol coming your way. The fragrance is light and the foam absorbs pronto!

Sometimes those fingers wind up inside his mouth or on his pacifier before I can clean them.

So, I like to use Babyganics Face, Hand & Baby Wipes to keep Tenny clean between baths.

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I’ve actually used these on my own face to see how they hold up for makeup removal. Yes, its kind of a trick I pull when I don’t want to wash my face.

I just use baby wipes. Blink, blink. Don’t tell the beauty bloggers.

The Babyganics wipes are gentle and don’t leave the skin smelling like some science experiment with baby powder.

Speaking of smelling nice, I really like the Moisturizing Daily Lotion in Chamomile Verbena. There is no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, or artificial nonsense inside it.

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I’m pretty picky about what I put on these delicious little legs, and this stuff meets my standards.

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The adventure I’m on with this third baby is sweet, and I want to make sure it stays that way. I realize I cannot control everything (and wow, does that drive me nuts) but I do feel good about keeping the house, and critters children clean and germ free. I guess you could say that’s one trick this veteran mom stands by.

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Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie–what do you do to ensure that your child’s adventure in life goes as smoothly as possible? 

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124 Responses to Why I Love Babyganics + $100 Giveaway!Oct 16th

  1. Natalie October 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    I try to keep her as safe and healthy as possible by regularly wiping her face and hands and making sure items such as her carseat are up to code.

  2. Natalie October 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/522833186963722241

  3. Elena October 16, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I use quality baby products to make sure my child is healthy

  4. heather October 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    I think it is important to emphasize education to ensure your little one’s adventure in life goes smoothly.

  5. Kate @ Mommy Monologues October 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    Hillary!! I have been completely offline & missed the baby news!!! So exciting! Congratulations on Baby #3!!!!

  6. devon October 17, 2014 at 4:38 am #

    I am a fan of sanitizer but not so much of the reeking alcohol smell! Babyganics sounds great!

  7. Mami2jcn October 17, 2014 at 5:07 am #

    I make sure to keep my daughter clean, especially now that there are so many viruses going around.

  8. Mami2jcn October 17, 2014 at 5:09 am #

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/523083322268737536

  9. Stephanie October 17, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    i make sure i clean everywhere so she does not get sick

  10. Kelly D October 17, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    I keep hand sanitizer in my purse so we can use it when we are in crowded places.

  11. Kelly D October 17, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/523106988020858883

  12. Andrea Colbeth October 17, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    I disinfect toys with a kid safe cleaner and discourage sharing drinks to keep from spreading germs(especially when one of the kids are sick).

    Great giveaway!

  13. Robin October 17, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Pray! Alot!

  14. Nicole October 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    To ensure that my child’s adventure in life goes as smoothly as possible I give them the best care, nutrition, and keep them healthy.

  15. Nicole October 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    My tweet is here: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/523240763149127681

  16. Candace October 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    ok, i CANNOT wait to see/hold Tenny tomorrow. Gosh! This post was OH so sweet! LIke i cried when you talked about him nursing and holding your finger. I can’t believe I’ll be doing this all in a few short months as well. I’m still trying to digest it all…

    Anyway, I always have hand sanitzer and baby wipes. ALWAYS! Even tho the girls are 2 and 5 I still carry it all and I use is often.

    See you tomorrow! LOVE!!!

  17. jo a. October 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Simple, i make time for her! I guess that’s what they need the most. I let her play independently too, and she’s had great adventures by doing so. 😉

  18. Erika October 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    I try to remember that the way I was raised was simpler, but that it worked just fine, and can work for my kids, too. :)

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. kjasus October 18, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    i have to plan ahead keep myself organzied to help my kid’s adventure run smoothly

  20. Lisa Brown October 18, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    I am sure to protect them, keep them safe, advise as best I can, and allow them to experience all they can and want in life, and try not to worry too much along the way. Keeping their environment clean and sanitary is utmost for me; I constantly keep things sanitized, I hate germs.

  21. Lisa Brown October 18, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    my tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/523515549284696065

  22. steve weber October 18, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    I make sure to wipe up and/all messes so they don’t sick.

  23. D Schmidt October 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    I do as much research as possible on the items I bring into my home and plan ahead

  24. D Schmidt October 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/523600183305592832

  25. Rebecca October 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I let my children know everyday that I love them and enjoy them.

  26. Stephanie October 19, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    I have a third on the way so I love hearing how other moms are managing :)

  27. Susan Smith October 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    I use quality baby products to make sure my child is healthy.

  28. Susan Smith October 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/523988009406849024

  29. shelly peterson October 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    I do what I can to keep them safe and healthy as possible, like using hand sanitizer and vitamins. I stress how important it is to always was their hands.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  30. shelly peterson October 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/524061389267025921
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  31. Shannon October 20, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    Prayer, lots of prayer.

  32. Shannon October 20, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    https://twitter.com/channynn/status/524184867982934016

  33. Leslie chui October 20, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    I change my clothes and wash my hands and face when I get home from working with 30 germy kindergarteners everyday!

  34. Kristen October 20, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    Try to set a good example so they’ll be able to make their own good choices.

  35. Kristen October 20, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/524272108633739265

  36. tammigirl October 21, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    I’m a veteran so I have learned to be way more relaxed, which seems to cause everyone else, baby included, to be more relaxed.

  37. anne stewart October 21, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    I schedule his day to provide a routine he can rely on–so important as he is 2 :)

  38. OFG October 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    I try to keep germs at bay by wiping down surfaces like door knobs that come in contact with so many germs.

  39. Jessie C. October 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    I provide and maintain a safe living environment to ensure that my child’s adventure in life goes as smoothly as possible.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  40. Jessie C. October 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/525114404514197504

  41. Sarah Hall October 23, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    I try to keep her clean, well fed and happy.

  42. anna pry October 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    i try to remove any real hazards and then let them explore pryfamily5@gmail.com

  43. Ashley H October 24, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Try to keep the diaper bag well stocked!

  44. Madeline October 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    I read to my child every day because I think this sets her up to get ahead in life with a great vocabulary.

  45. Tina M October 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    i make sure i use fragrance free, or harmful ingredients products.

  46. Kimmy Ripley October 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    I try my best to use natural and organic products. I would use them more often if they cost less. I am very interested in converting to using only organic products.

  47. rachel October 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Lots of prayer — I’m such a newbie!!

  48. Katherine October 31, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    I try to use products that are quality and actions that protect them

  49. Katherine October 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/528278359185166338

  50. Christy November 1, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    I don’t have kids yet, but I plan on reading a lot to our kids one day!

  51. Gina M November 2, 2014 at 5:12 am #

    I try to use as many natural products on him, and around the house, as I can to keep him safe on his adventures!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  52. Gina M November 2, 2014 at 5:15 am #

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/528898096626163713

  53. Neiddy November 3, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    I put my kids in the hands of the Lord, HE blessed me with them and my trust is in HIM .Even when life doesn’t go as planned and things are not as smoothly as I would hope for I do not worry or overreact because I know HE is in control.

  54. Neiddy November 3, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/529360886444478464

  55. Debbie B November 4, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    i provided my child with a happy home, safe environment and great educational opportunities

  56. Denise L November 5, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    I try to keep everything in perspective. When I start to freak out about something, I ask myself “will this matter in a year, 5 years, 20 years?” If not, I calm down and handle the situation. This keeps my kids calm and ready to face the day.

  57. Denise L November 5, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    tweeted – https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/530060843933630464

  58. Meag Olson November 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I love Babyganics!! When my 2nd was born I tried cloth diapers and lasted about 5 months. I tried Babyganics diapers and was sold! I love them!

  59. Vanessa Gonzalez November 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Ive tried to purchase as many green products as possible, though it is difficult when on a budget. I hate having to pick and choose which healthy product Ill have to give up because of cost!

  60. Vanessa Gonzalez November 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/NoahsMommyNess/status/530107836387168256

  61. Elle November 6, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    I make sure they eat healthy/well balanced meals, wash their hands often, take daily vitamins and stay active. I think that’s what is important.

  62. Elle November 6, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/530400625171763200

  63. latanya November 6, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Try to make sure they get outside time and learn as much as possible.

  64. Lauren E. November 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    I had to learn not to be stressed… My stress would stress daughter out, She picks up on it even if I dont show it

  65. Kerry November 7, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    I make sure they always have the comfort of a supportive family and lots of love!

  66. Samantha Daleo November 7, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    I try to keep her safe from strangers and dangerous situations. I also watch what and how much she eats and adjust what is available to her. I try to keep a clean and sanitary house to keep her from getting sick. I take her to church every few weeks to make sure the insides are healthy as well 😉

  67. Samantha Daleo November 7, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    TWEET!

    https://twitter.com/samdaleo/status/530796131244990464

  68. maria cantu November 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I kiss them, tell them I love them, and that they can do whatever they set their minds to do.

  69. Sonya Morris November 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I make sure they laugh and play hard! I keep them away from crowded areas and from people I know who are sick with a cold or virus.

  70. Sonya Morris November 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/530907562455990272
    Thank you!

  71. Melissa M November 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    I use safe and reliable baby products.

  72. Eugenie November 7, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    nothing but the safest ingredients around my kids.

  73. Lee November 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    organics are always healthier for kids.

  74. Aurelie Red November 8, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    A good day-routine, no TV, organic food, lots of reading, cleaning my hands very often !

  75. Aurelie Red November 8, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/531105671899398144

  76. Cynthia C November 8, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    My niece keeps her baby’s toys disinfected and buys organic food for her.

  77. Cynthia C November 8, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/531110526055497728

  78. Kerry November 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/531218173224177664

  79. Janice Cooper November 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Be positive, happy and be well nutritioned.

  80. Janice Cooper November 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/531265965313368064

  81. erica best November 9, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    i do not have kids yet but when i watch me niece and nephew

  82. erica best November 9, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/531515434743660545

  83. Betty C November 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Relax and try not to over react when something goes wrong, and it will. Give them the freedom to make mistakes but teach them there are consequences.

  84. Betty C November 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/531615774599696384

  85. Deborah Anderson November 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/531647742200655873

  86. ELIZA November 9, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    There are no guarantees in life but being prepared for whatever we are doing that day really helps me feel confident that they will have fun and be safe. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

  87. ELIZA November 9, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/531650589990481920 truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  88. Tabathia B November 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    I believe in using sanitizing wipes

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  89. Tabathia B November 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/531984008452665344

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  90. ANGEL JACKLYN November 11, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    I USE ORGANIC PRODUCTS TOO. IT’S JUST SO MUCH EASIER NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE CHEMICALS AFFECTING YOUR CHILD, YA KNOW?

  91. ANGEL JACKLYN November 11, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/532238684657946625

  92. Cori Westphal November 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Google! haha! I’ve googled a ton of different questions. Odds are someone else has been there, done that, and posted it online!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  93. Cori Westphal November 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/532342171244834816

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  94. Dani Hart November 12, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    We live by the phrase “kindness begins with me.” We find joy in expressing ourselves appropriately and in…wait for it…cleaning. Yes my toddler daughter ASKS to help me scrub down walls and hand mop the kitchen floor. But she is scared of germs, and I am uber picky about the cost and smell (yes smell) of our cleaning products. I am excited to try this line of new products: babyganics.

  95. Debbie B November 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/533074867180929024

  96. angie November 14, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    I would buy only organic/natural foods, clothing, cleaning products, bath/body products, etc. We are finding out more and more that these things are detrimental to living a long, healthy life!

  97. angie November 14, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/533322000878428160

  98. Tamara November 14, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    I make sure my children are surrounded with healthy products, whether that is food and snacks, or in cleaning products for the house.

  99. ewhatley November 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    lots of praise and active listening

  100. Ashley Tucker November 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I’m expecting my first but love the fact I can use products like these that will keep away harsh chemicals from my baby.

  101. Ashley Tucker November 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/533493416110198784

  102. Ellie Wright November 15, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    I use as many natural products as possible for my grandchildren, while still trying to keep them germ free.

  103. Ellie Wright November 15, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/533675383153909761

  104. Amanda Sakovitz November 15, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    I make sure I keep everything clean and sanitized.

  105. Amanda Sakovitz November 15, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/533677971567951872

  106. Stephanie Phelps November 15, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    I let my kids be kids and I try and feed them well to ensure they have a good foundation when they begin to make those decisions for themselves!

  107. Stephanie Phelps November 15, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/533680104573272064

  108. Thomas Murphy November 15, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    I am there for them and help them as much as I can.

  109. meredith November 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    I try to give them all my love and support to get through lifes adventures!

  110. meredith November 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/533739145605038080

  111. ellen casper November 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    Love and support and let them know I’m always there for them

  112. ellen casper November 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    https://twitter.com/usnamom2014/status/533744108288753664

  113. Georgia November 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    That is really a very hard question to answer other than watch them closely and love them a lot and pray.

    gmissycat at gmail dot com

  114. Georgia November 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Tweeted here

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/533786617983410177

  115. Birdiebee November 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    For that little one in my life, I try to stay up on what the trend is now for babies as well as keep the environment as safe, healthy and happy as possible.

  116. Birdiebee November 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/533823487731712000

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