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If you have a toddler you know how MESSY they can be! My son can make a mess out of anything! I was shocked when I was informed that studies show smashing, throwing, and playing with food can actually help babies to learn! Just like playing in the dirt and mud helps soothe, calm, and relax children!
Dr. Hes, who is double boarded in both pediatrics and obesity medicine, created some fantastic tips after partnering with Dreft! "Throwing Practice" is a tip that explains that throwing food can be messy but it also helps with development. A child does not know that when they throw things that they will not come back to them. When a child throws or drops food on the floor it actually helps them learn basic lessons in physics. I think this may be a messy way, but learning is learning! I take every possible chance I get to teach my son!
Dr. Hes also states that after your child makes a huge mess you will need to clean them. Using Dreft has been the best option for us. With my son having sensitive skin, we made sure he would not have a reaction to detergent. Dreft is a hypoallergenic detergent. Like Dr. Hess suggest, we use Dreft for every mess.
On October 25th, Molly Sims hosted an event in New York City for Dreft! They lauched the nationwide search for the Dreft's America's #MessiestBabyContest! Molly Sims has two children plus another on the way, so she completely understands mess play!
Don't forget to enter the #MessiestBabyContest hosted by Dreft and Parent’s Magazine. See below how to enter, or see more information HERE
The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party will take place on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST. Be sure to RSVP here, http://bit.ly/2f1Djbj. There are some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba!