This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
When Addie was born, there was a moment of panic.
Within moments of her being in my arms, she was calm, her sweet rolls curled up into my own. The culmination of 36-hours of labor, the extreme tiredness of the both of us… and yet, here she was, the only one sleeping, skin-to-skin on me.
Also known as Kangaroo Care, it’s the contact of your diaper-only baby, on your bare chest. It’s been used often for premature babies, but more and more birth experts are finding that this act is extremely beneficial for all babies. After birth, the act of skin-to-skin contact regulates heartbeat and body temperature. It is a bonding experience that cannot be synthesized.
The invaluable experience of skin-to-skin with the girls gave me the drive to always have the best on their skin. It is one of the reasons we chose to cloth diaper, why we use natural detergents and soaps, and have chosen to use WaterWipes.
With our organic cotton cloth diapers, I don’t worry about what is sitting on my baby’s skin. I don’t wonder about her comfort. I don’t worry about excess chemicals. The same for our detergents. But it isn’t all that easy.
I can’t control everything
There are so many things out there I can’t protect the kids from. Things in the air, things they’re exposed to in foods, fabrics… it’s just a part of life. I know my parents felt the same; they wanted to do the best they could for us, and use the best products in their control. Because messy hands, faces, and diapers are the most common happenstance around here, we trust WaterWipes to keep us clean. They are a a chemical free baby wipe containing just two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.
WaterWipes’ durability helps me battle dirty hands, even the grabby toddler kind, while being totally effective. Just one usually gets the whole face and both hands post PB&J deconstruction. It’s so important to get the most for my money and time, as we use wipes for almost everything around the house- even occasional toy washing! And my favorite part? There are no harmful chemicals in WaterWipes, which are often found in so many other baby wipes.
With hands always going in the mouth, so many diapers to change, and mealtime madness, WaterWipes are simply the safer, natural option for my family.
To find out more about the benefits of skin-to-skin with your newborn baby, please watch this video from WaterWipes, and stay tuned to the blog for more of the best! What summer baby messes are you cleaning up today? Me? Sticky hands in the car!!!