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Keeping a Mobile Baby Clean

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Keeping a mobile baby cleanMy baby boy just started moving, and with his newfound mobility has come a whole other issue: cleanliness. He seems to be rapidly getting into everything, wanting to touch, explore and see what his world is about. But as he begins to explore, I’m finding new ways to keep him clean in his environment.

One of my favorites tricks for cleanliness is keeping a damp washcloth in a ziplock to give them a good wipe down after a play. Those nooks and crannies, between the fingers and toes, wrist and leg folds, neck and belly roll are the easiest places to miss trapped debris–and the first places to begin to smell or get chaffed. A quick wipe down with a damp cloth is beneficial for most babies.

A big blanket that is solely theirs to play on is very helpful. I try to leave my baby on his blanket and out of the dirt, grime and various other things his brothers like to get into. It also gives baby a bit of borders and starts setting limits as to what they can do.

When in doubt, what about baby wearing? I find my little guy loves to hang out and explore our day-to-day activities from my back. He stays nice and clean, safe and has a clear vantage point to survey the scene.

keeping a mobile baby clean

Items such as baby powder for removing sand, baby wipes for quick stickiness, tissues and washcloths help tremendously in keeping these mobile babies safe. I like to keep these in a tote in my car to help for quick clean ups and messes.

Just remember, as important as it is to keep them clean, it’s equally important to let them explore and have fun. Let them down to mess in the dirt, mud, sand and water!!  Dirty is good once in a while, and baby can always have fun getting clean!

Pia Watzig is a stay-at-home mom to three crazy boys. She lives in gorgeous Portland, Oregon. 

Twitter Party Announcement

Monday, November 5th, 2012

MMBStacks Twitter Party

Mom’s Milk Boutique is so excited to announce our 2nd Annual pre-Black Friday Twitter Party! Last year we had a awesome good time and gave away a ton of great prizes. Judging from the awesome sponsors that we have – this year will be EVEN BETTER!!!

Are you ready for the Twitter Party of the Year?!!

Come join Abbie, Bonnie and Sarah from MMB and our lovely hosts Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry and Julie from Cloth Diaper Geek for one heck of a Tweet Fest! Get ready for a fast and fun party as we talk cloth diapers, breastfeeding, baby wearing, and oh, I almost forgot – we will be dropping some major hints about some of the fantastic STACKABLE FREEBIES we have up our sleeves for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Oh yes, we will have a WEEKEND full of specials – “MMB style” (not to be confused with a certain popular one hit wonder).

How should I join the party?  On the night of Twitter Party, we recommend using TweetGrid. Plus this link is already pre-set with all the information and you just need to login and then add your Twitter user name in the right hand column.

What is a Twitter Party, you ask?

For all you veterans, you can skip this section. A Twitter Party is when a group of fabulous individuals meet on Twitter to tweet (posts of no more than 140 characters) about the same or similar topics for about an hour. No idea what I am talking about? Twitter what? Well, first of all, you will need a Twitter account. Then you need to make sure you are “following” us. Also, it is VERY important that you do NOT have your tweets set to private. If we can’t see you tweet, you will not be eligible to win a prize (no fun, especially if your name gets drawn). You may want to play around a little bit with Twitter and find some friends and some interests. There are some very active celebrities on Twitter if that floats your boat and you just want to get a feel for Twitter. Twitter may also suggest some folks to follow based on your interests.

The night of the party, however, we suggest you use TweetGrid – which is really easy to use and will help you follow along during the party. Plus we have everything set up for you automatically in TweetGrid and all you have to do is login and then add your user name in the right hand column and hit “search.” During the Twitter Party, we will all use the same key word (hashtag) – in this case #MMBStacks (you can see this in the left column)- and then we are all able to keep track and read each other tweets. You can ask questions about any of the related topics, share interesting ideas, pictures, well, pretty much anything.

And did I mention the stuff we will be giving away??

It is important to RSVP below via Rafflecopter. There are a few mandatory entries and the rest are optional – but the more you do the greater your chances to win. You can Tweet about the giveaway via the Rafflecopter Tweet option button once per day.

To be eligible to win the prizes, you MUST RSVP, attend the Twitter Party AND Tweet AT LEAST ONCE using the hashtag #MMBSTACKS during the Party on November 16.

Make sure you do the mandatory entries AND you tweet at the party. We check! HINT: Make sure that your tweets are NOT set to private. If your name is drawn and you have not tweeted with us at the party, you get disqualified (no fun!) and a new winner is drawn.