Why I Love Babyganics + $100 Giveaway!

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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 thoughts on “Why I Love Babyganics + $100 Giveaway!

  1. devon

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

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  2. maria cantu

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

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  3. Kristen

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

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  4. Kate @ Mommy Monologues

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

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  5. Tamara

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

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  6. Debbie B

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

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  7. Erika

    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. ????

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  8. tammigirl

    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.

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  9. Lisa Brown

    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.

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  10. Cynthia C

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

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  11. Meag Olson

    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!

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  12. Jessie C.

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

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  13. Neiddy

    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.

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  14. heather

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

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  15. Vanessa Gonzalez

    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!

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  16. Nicole

    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.

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  17. Katherine

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

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  18. angie

    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!

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  19. erica best

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

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  20. Andrea Colbeth

    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).

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  21. Elena

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

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  22. Susan Smith

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

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  23. Stephanie

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

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  24. meredith

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

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  25. Birdiebee

    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.

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  26. Kerry

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

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  27. Madeline

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

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  28. Ellie Wright

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

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  29. Stephanie

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

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  30. Mami2jcn

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

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  31. Lauren E.

    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

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  32. Christy

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

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  33. Ashley Tucker

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

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  34. ANGEL JACKLYN

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

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  35. Dani Hart

    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.

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  36. anne stewart

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

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  37. kjasus

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

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  38. ellen casper

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

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  39. Betty C

    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.

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  40. OFG

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

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  41. Georgia

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

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  42. Denise L

    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.

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  43. Samantha Daleo

    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 ????

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  44. Aurelie Red

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

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  45. shelly peterson

    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

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  46. Stephanie Phelps

    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!

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  47. Cori Westphal

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

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  48. Jessie C.

    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

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  49. Leslie chui

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

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  50. Candace

    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…

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  51. Natalie

    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.

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  52. Gina M

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

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  53. Kelly D

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

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  54. D Schmidt

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

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  55. Elle

    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.

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  56. ELIZA

    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

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  57. Kimmy Ripley

    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.

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  58. Sonya Morris

    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.

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  59. jo a.

    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. ????

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