A few weeks ago, we ran into some family at church. Gathering outside with our respective children, they suggested we head out to breakfast.
“Sure!” we agreed. “Meet you there!” we said, waving cheerfully across the parking lot.
Once safely in our car, Ben and I called a huddle.
“Should we go?” Ben whispered urgently. “We haven’t taken all three of them out to a restaurant yet!” he said, panic alighting in his eyes.
“You’re right,” I replied, my mind flashing to the one hundred ways this meal could be a complete and total disaster. “But Jake is three months old. We need to do this sometime. Let’s do this. It will be fine.”
Casting one more doubtful look at me, Ben made a turn towards the restaurant. As we pulled in, Jacob began screaming.
“Ok, hand him to me,” I said. “I’ll feed him out here and meet you guys in there.” I settled in with Jacob on my lap in the front seat and got him latched on.
It started with a low rumbling. Then steadily progressed to a full-on beet-red, grunting-with-effort explosion. I felt it, heavy and wet, seep into my lap, spreading onto my jeans, soaking my sleeves carefully cradling my son.
“Ben, heeeellppp!” I yelled as I watched the poop escalate up towards Jacob’s neck. Frantically, he tore into the diaper bag.
No spare outfit.
First meal out = success.
Unfortunately for me, it feels like every time Jacob fills his drawers, it’s a complete-up-the-back disaster. I swear, the kid can’t just have a normal diaper change. Because it’s seems like he’s getting in the bath every 0.3 seconds and I am scrubbing poop out of his ears all day, I was super excited when the brand Baby Magic approached me to be an ambassador for their Baby Magic Program. They sent me some bottles of The Gentle Hair & Baby Wash & Gentle Baby Lotion to get started.
I am happy to say I have been using Baby Magic’s baby wash and lotion with great success. And Jacob is only too happy to comply, dutifully requiring a complete scrub down at all hours of the day. My only regret is that I can’t fit Baby Magic and his bathtub into my diaper bag.
I love the products and the brand because they are so in tune with the “messy moments” of motherhood–which in my case, seems to be every day. Although it seems like all day I am going and going and sometimes can’t even catch my breath with those small and messy moments, I just love that at the end of the day, I can spend those few precious moments watching my son kick and gurgle happily away in the tub. That time and that one-of-a-kind baby smell, courtesy of Baby Magic’s wash and lotion–will forever be a memory for me in looking back at this precious time with my son. Even when he’s covered head-to-toe in poop.
The hubs is especially is in love with the Baby Magic products–they have more of a clean smell than Johnson & Johnson or the off-brand baby soap, which I have attributed to the fact that they are made of all vitamin- enriched ingredients. I think it’s more of a natural baby smell, instead of any fake smell designed to smell like baby. That makes sense, right?
Anyways, so I’ll let you see for yourself. Baby Magic is giving away one free set of baby wash and baby lotion. Share your messy moment of motherhood with us by telling me your craziest diaper changing story and win! Even if you don’t have a baby or small child who needs baby wash or lotion, it would be a great thing to have on hand for baby showers or Christmas gifts. Baby Magic is also hosting an even bigger giveaway on their Facebook page, so be sure to check it out. You can also find Baby Magic at your local store, like Babies R Us, Toys R Us and Walmart; although it may be hiding in the adult hygiene aisle.”
Enter to win one free set of Baby Magic’s Baby Wash & Baby Lotion by telling me about your messy motherhood moment. Where’s the craziest place that you’ve change a diaper?
P.S. You guessed it–this is a sponsored post from Baby Magic. But I truly do love the stuff!