Since my daughter was born, for the past five years, I primarily relied on Johnson's baby shampoo, which also doubles as soap, for bath time. I also used Target's version of the product to try to save some pennies especially in light of the news in August 2012 that Johnson's beloved tear-free shampoo was being recalled due to harsh chemicals in the products.
Even more, these products sometimes felt wasteful in that I had to constantly apply to keep lather.
Therefore, I decided it was time to try something new. I had no idea what to expect to find. I was pleasantly surprised, and extremely satisfied with Suave Kids 3-in-1 shampoo, which is also a conditioner and body wash in Wacky Melon scent, and also a tear-free solution. Not only does the product easily dispense soap, it comes in a sweet fruity smell that my daughter loves, and even best of all, it is rich with lather that I use even less than what I used before.
Even more, I checked out my local Target and came across a great sale of two products for one price of five dollars, which was an even better cost savings than what I was getting with the other shampoos I had previously used. The new Suave for kids product is 22.5 fluid ounces currently retailed for five dollars per product online. Wal-Mart is currently selling for under half, but sold out online. It's also retails for $3.99 on Walgreens.com too. The price is worth the spend for this product.
And, when you think about it, one product to do all for kids means that bath time is a bit less work, and more affordable since you don't have to use multiple products to wash and condition hair and clean the body.
Another plus for me is that after my daughter's bath times, especially tonight as I write this blog post, I still have the residual scent of her shampoo/soap on my hands, and it makes me smile. It's like she is in bed with me as I am reminded of her silliness in the tub tonight.
It's very easy to fall in love with a product and never want to switch. And, that is the case for me with some products such as Pamper baby wipes. They still are my preferred choice, and always will be for wiping messy hands and faces on the go.
However, there are times that something just isn't working for us the way it used to. It's good to try new things. You may very well be surprised by the outcome. And, in this economy, without sacrificing our children's safety we can try to save a little bit too.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year to you and yours, and wishing you a peaceful, fun, happy and healthy new year that lies ahead. In parent-speak, it's our "restart" to many new experiences and beginnings.
Many thoughts ran through my head and on the screen on how I wanted to write this blog post today. I tried several different iterations until I got here. I decided that instead of listing out incredible experiences this past year along with the many life lessons learned, especially when raising a little one, it was most important to focus on just being incredibly thankful and appreciative for my life, and most importantly my little one who brings joy to all around her.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings this year I have hugged Sarah harder and longer every chance that I get. I am also counting my blessings more and more for my wonderful and supportive husband, our amazing family and friends, our beautiful home that is filled with love and new memories, and the jobs we have that enable us to continue to do what we are good at doing and to provide for our family, especially in light of the fiscal cliff debates that are not yet finalized.
This coming year, 2013, will include typical goals such as weight loss (which continues) and more exercise, but most importantly time spent with family and friends (including those who I have reconnected with after many years -- thanks Facebook) who bring richness to life beyond any dollar amount. It's these relationships that have made life what it is all about.
To kick of this year right, here are some Happy New Year Haiku to seal the deal of what lies ahead, the full life I aim to continue to live, and the wealth of people that will add richness and bold flavor for a delicious life moving forward.
A Happy New Year
Time to live, love, laugh and learn
Health and happiness
To the year ahead
It will be what we make it
Time with family
And special friends who are dear
Hug our kids tight
Count our blessings for them
Pray for peace, hope, health
To you, my readers
Thank you for joining me on
Mommy's Point of View
For what lies ahead
Let's strive, achieve, and reach goals
Continue to grow
Happy New Year and wishing you all a blessed new year filled with joy, happiness, prosperity, strength (as all of us as parents indeed need as much of this as possible), and good health.
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