Babies are messy little creatures. That’s why trying to share clothing between siblings might be good in theory but takes quite a bit of effort in application.
One of the benefits of having two daughters is being able to have them share clothes. So far I’ve had to buy very few new outfits for my youngest daughter because although her and big sister were two months apart in their birth months, their varied growth patterns and the different seasons in Texas have allowed them to wear most of the same clothes.
In order to ensure that they continue being able to share clothes from their baby years on into their toddler years and beyond I have to pay special attention to how the clothes are being cared for. Kids will be kids and some things are bound not to hold up from one girl to the next but for the most part I’ve managed to keep things looking clean and free from stains. Even with some of the messiest eaters around.
I’m a sentimental person and while I’d like to keep all of their baby clothes, I just don’t have the space for it all. So, I last week I took six trash bags full of baby clothes to a local organization that supports battered moms. This is just one more reason I’m glad I made time to properly care for my girls clothing because hopefully these moms will be able to create and preserve some memories of their own.
But, I didn’t give it all away. I couldn’t. Since each of my daughters made an early entrance into the world, I’ve taken advantage of their tiny clothes and have found that their preemie and newborn clothes fit their baby dolls perfectly. I decided to keep a few baby outfits (including the Easter dress they’re both wearing above) I’ve washed in Dreft Laundry Detergent for myself to preserve the memories. While pictures of your baby in the outfits are great, when reminiscing nothing compares to actually touching the outfit and feeling for yourself how tiny the clothes really were. My daughters are still young but it blows me away sometimes thinking about how small they were and how fast time has gone by. I want to do anything and everything I can to hold on to every moment I have and preserve moments to help me cherish them forever.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dreft. As a part of this program I received the product, the opinions and text are all mine.