Getting Ready for the New Baby and Beyond #Amazinghood

Dreft FamilyOne of the greatest gifts that I received in my life was the birth of my daughter. My second greatest gift was the birth of my grand daughter and now I will be getting a third blessed gift, a grandson in just a few short months. Nothing has brought me more joy in life than being a mother and a grandmother.

When I was preparing for the birth of my daughter I remember going through the “nesting” stage and preparing the baby’s nursery. That included countless hours of washing all of her crib linens and baby clothes in Dreft laundry detergent and preparing those items for her arrival.

holding my grand daughter

Six years ago I became a grandmother for the first time to a precious little girl. The months leading up to her birth I helped my daughter prepare for her arrival by getting the baby necessities ready, including washing up Princess Gia’s items. It was a process I was very familiar with and felt honored that my daughter included me in it.

grandma lets me

Well guess what? I get to do it all over again! As you all know, my daughter Jenelle is pregnant with baby #2 and it’s a little boy! We will be adding a “Prince” to our family in late August or early September. We are so excited and already getting things together for his arrival.

Dreft has partnered with new mom and singer Kelly Rowland to unveil the brand’s new line of laundry products that take care of family laundry needs at each life stage – from pregnancy through toddlerhood and beyond.

dreft baby blankets

Dreft Newborn (Stage One): Expectant and new parents can wash their little one’s fabrics with Dreft’s same beloved hypoallergenic formula, designed to be tough on stains and gentle on baby’s skin with the beloved Dreft baby scent

NEW Dreft Active Baby (Stage Two): Specially designed with a growing, developing baby in mind, NEW Dreft Active Baby helps to remove 99% of baby food stains and other outdoor messes with a gentle, hypoallergenic formula and fresh scent.

NEW Dreft Blissfuls (Stage Three): NEW Dreft Blissfuls in-wash scent boosters gives families the baby fresh scent they love. Safe on all fabrics, these beads help bring back that nostalgic, amazing baby scent (and all those memories) with every wash.

gianna 10 minutes old

The Dreft Newborn products are perfect for getting those crib linens, baby towels and baby clothing ready for your little one’s arrival and beyond! It’s a hypoallergenic formula that is perfect for a newborn’s skin. I love smelling freshly laundered baby items after Dreft has been used. Don’t you?

at the playground

The new Dreft Active Baby (Stage Two) is great for older babies who are really starting to get into things! We all know that there are food stains, lot’s of slobber, diaper leaks and then of course…that dirt that they always seem to get in when they are playing outside!

The new Dreft Blissfuls in-wash scent boosters are for all of us who love that Dreft scent and want it in our items too! Yay!!! Now I can enjoy that fresh & clean fragrance too!

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Dreft, the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians, the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for baby clothes and a trusted brand for more than 80 years wants to invite all of you to their upcoming Twitter party!!!

Watch this great video:

Join the party fun on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 9-10pm EST as we talk with Kelly about her life as a mom and how she plans to celebrate her very first Mother’s Day! RSVP here.

While you are here make sure to download Dreft’s “Amazing Baby Days” app now available for FREE on the App store. This one- of-a kind app helps parents – and parents to be – capture the amazing moments of pregnancy through their baby’s first year and has recently been updated so that moms and dads can make keepsake movies from photos and videos captured within the app!

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Disclaimer: Shelly H. has personally reviewed the product listed above. “This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dreft. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review and compensation, but all opinions are 100% mine.” Thanks!


  1. Deana Honeycutt says:

    Watching them grow and change and to know that you are blessed with a life of a little that is growing into their own person.

  2. Lesley F says:

    I love being a mom and grandmother because it makes me so happy and is the best!

  3. Kaitlin says:

    I’m pregnant with my first baby and due this summer. I can’t wait to meet my little one, this is such an exciting time in our lives. I have so many happy emotions knowing that I don’t have to much longer until my baby will arrive!

  4. Candie L says:

    I tis amazing to how they have changed over the years. My oldest is now 15 and he is planning his future goals. Thank you

  5. Alona Y says:

    It is so amazing to me to get to watch and be a part of my little one growing into her own person. I love finding out new things about her personality and temperment.

  6. Jennifer Paige says:

    I had my daughter 7 weeks ago and what I find amazing is through all the sleepless nights, when I put her down for a nap during the day, I find myself missing her and wanting to wake her up to hang out with her. I thought losing sleep would be the toughest. Being away from her is the toughest.

  7. June S. says:

    I fine being a grandmother so amazing because I am always amazed at how much they change from each time you see them.

  8. Gina H. says:

    I love being an aunt to my three nieces. And now I have a baby great-niece who is so much fun.

  9. Sarah Hall says:

    When I had my children I thought it was amazing that I could love someone that much and be willing to do anything in the world for them. But now that I have grandchildren, the feeling is even stronger for them and that amazes me more.

  10. Jill Rivera says:

    I have two boys all grown-up. We have added a grand daughter to our family in the pass month. I am enjoying being a grandmother. I am so ready to have a little girl to spoil.

  11. Howard G. says:

    I love being a grandparent. I have more time now to spend with and spoil the little one. We have fun playing together and just hanging out.

  12. my favorite role is being an aunt. the kids are always excited to see you.

  13. thalia h says:

    what i absolutely love? hearing my daughter say i love you and “you’re the best mommy EVER” seeing her grow and learn more each and every day, as well as with this little one who is due in a couple weeks, feeling all his twists and turns and kicks and jabs, sometimes a bit uncomfortable but i wouldnt trade it for the world.

  14. Courtney Kittel says:

    After having two I find it amazing to see how little we have to do with the little people they are. One might be talkative & excel at reading & the other quiet & great at sports. They’re just born who they are and I love watching my kids grow & develop. It’s amazing witnessing their journeys.

  15. Keara B. says:

    I find it amazing that my girls wake up every morning with smiles on their faces, ready to discover and learn new things. It makes me feel so wonderful that I help give them their smiles! I never imagined I could love someone so much.

  16. April Proveaux says:

    I love watching my nephew become a little person! He’s 2 now and so bright! I am currently pregnant with my first and really looking forward to being a mom!!

  17. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I cannot put into words the love I felt when I held each of my 4 sons for the first time.

    • Cheryl Abdelnour says:

      Sorry 2 sentences– My love continued to grow each day and every year of their life.

  18. My favorite thing about being a grandmother is hearing the word G-Ma that my 6 year old & almost 2 year old grandsons call me. Those two little boys are my heart! There is a saying that if you knew it was so much fun having grandkids you would of had them first…..but I love my son & daughter just as much! Happy Mother’s Day to all!

  19. Allison Downes says:

    I find it amazing how children can always bring joy, and a smile to my face every day. There are always fun memories being created.

    Thanks for the chance to win this

  20. The never ending, all consuming, beautiful amount of love that you have for your children. I was always told this before I became a parent, but never understand until I was one.

  21. Gracenkylie2 says:

    I love being a mom to my kids, they are so helpful at times. Probably, the biggest challenges I face is sibling rivalry and laundry, my God the amount of laundry for two girls is unreal. Now, with expecting a new little one, I find it amazing how much my kids are willing to help me out.

  22. I find it amazing that I’m going to finally get to be a mom for the first time. It’s been a journey to get here and I just know it was all worth it. Just seeing my baby move in my sonogram made a memory strong enough to bring tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to meet my little one.

  23. I love the complete trust and forgiving nature of little children. No matter how bad of a parent you think you are, they think you are the greatest.

  24. Pamela F says:

    I find it amazing how we as parents or grandparents delight in every milestone baby reaches. Then we look back and relive those moments in photos and they become precious memories.

  25. The bond and love you feel for your child. No matter how many you have, it’s just as strong.

  26. What I find amazing is how they are fascinated by anything and everything. I love watching them discover something new.

  27. Tina Konegan says:

    The joy of watching your child grow and develop,, They are the reason for making me smile each day

  28. M.Clark says:

    I find it amazing that little ones have so much energy, they just zip around from one place to another. Also, they can be sitting there playing, and you look away for a minute and look back and they’re fast asleep.

  29. Kris I. says:

    What I find amazing is the unconditional love you feel for your children! There is nothing like the bond between a mother and her children.

  30. I love watching my kids grow and learn new things. From the first smile until they learn how to read and beyond.

  31. Carly D. says:

    I love getting to watch all their firsts and accomplishments!! I loved watching them crawl, walk, and start talking. It is awesome watching them grow!

  32. Carly D. says:

    I love getting to watch all their firsts and accomplishments!!

  33. Linda G. says:

    I’m a mother and grandmother and I find it amazing how fast they grow up, I love spending time with my grandchildren.

  34. Sherry Compton says:

    I am amazed at how literal they are. They take things at face value and haven’t learned sarcasm or phrases. It is so fun watching them learn all kinds of things.

  35. Melissa Shirley" says:

    I love to see them grow up and learn different things. The milestones are the best. When they roll oveer, and take their first steps.

  36. Bonnie Caselman says:

    I find amazement in their amazement. Watching them discovery things we’ve forgotten existed.

  37. Natalie Tedder says:

    I love being a mother because it’s the best feeling in the world to have a little person who looks up to you and loves you unconditionally.

  38. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    What do I find the best? I love being a mom because I love being there for someone and loving them unconditionally. It is not always easy but it is the most rewarding!

  39. Cheryl says:

    Little ones are just amazing. They can bring smiles for no reason at all. It’s wondrous watching them grow.

  40. amy rouse says:

    watching them grow up and see what they become! I am lucky to have five great grandbabies and four amazing kids with great spouses

  41. samantha ramos says:

    I love the unconditional love I receive. When my newborn smiles at me or I get a hug from my son my heart melts.

  42. Sharon Kaminski says:

    What I find out about being close to a baby is how delicate and precious they are. Babies are also so cute and cuddly.

  43. Em Mahr says:

    What I find amazing is how much love I can have for another person. I would do absolutely anything for my children.

  44. ken ohl says:

    my little niece gets so excited when she sees me she say’s hi uncle it is the cutest thing it is a wonderful feeling for sure. thankyou, ken

  45. jen st pierre says:

    I love being able to watch my children grow up & learn. Right now my 19 month old is putting together puzzles meant for 2+. It amazes me how I can see his thought process working. I love that I know I’m doing a good job at raising him. Can’t wait for #2

  46. karenb says:

    What is amazing for my hubby and me being grandparents again is because we were blessed with a little angel from heaven. Our little Andrew came to us after his daddy passed away our son never knew he had a little boy, the mother isn’t very devoted so we are fortunate that she likes when we take him so she can run free. Our little guy will know and I believe already does know who his daddy is because every weekend when we have him I show him his picture always, thanks

  47. heather says:

    I think the very best thing about being a parent is sharing the love and memories of your own childhood. It is also wonderful to teach the lessons that you have learned in your life to your children.

  48. ellen beck says:

    Being a grandparent is the BEST! I love spoiling the kids and telling them stories and those little hands giving higs cant be beat. It is as amazing watching your own cjikds children grow and chaange.

  49. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I just became a grandma to three and wow is it amazing. They are just so much joy!

  50. Heather S says:

    I love the amazing experiences you get to relive with them. The fun and love is also great.

  51. Jennifer Williams says:

    My child is two right now and really starting to express his own inner thoughts. It amazes me how much he picks up on, what he thinks about, and how he engages with the world! The depth such a little person can have is awesome.

  52. Dawn Monroe says:

    Im amazed at the amount of patience and understanding that has came with being a grandparent. I tell everyone that for me it was life changing!

  53. DEBIJOT says:

    There is nothing better than being a grandparent. Especially when the kids are so glad to see you and spend time with you.

  54. Joanne Gregory says:

    I really find being a grandparent amazing because I can just play with my grands. No worries about the day to day care and feeding, no sleepless nights. And I feel proud watching my daughter be such a capable and smart grown woman!

  55. Maria C says:

    To be able to loved & take care of them is the most amazing feel that you can get. Having someone always by your side is such a wonderful feeling

  56. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love the feeling when your child is so happy when you hug and kiss them. Even for me also. It makes you feel like everything is perfect!

  57. JoAnn Brightman says:

    When you are a mother you realize that the baby has no preconceived notions about you or life. He or she just loves you and helps you to see the world around you with fresh eyes.

  58. pATRICIA says:

    I am a mom. I make mistakes, but my kids show unconditional love.

  59. It can be daunting to think about having the responsibility to raise and love another little one but what I get in return is so amazing and wonderful. Children remind me of what it is like to experience pure joy and love.

  60. Nannypanpan says:

    The love that they show me is amazing and so powerful. No matter my mood or how I am feeling..their little actions mean so much

  61. rochelle haynes says:

    I like the unconditional love that it brings

  62. I find it amazing that this little human has consumed my life and I am happy about it. I never thought I could love somebody so completely.

  63. Mami2jcn says:

    It’s amazing how I can feel this little person growing inside me. I’m due in September and I can’t wait to meet her!

  64. The amazing emotion that comes with being a parent.