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Managing Common Baby Messes + Pampers & Meijer Giveaway


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G. The opinions and text are all mine.

When it comes to preparing for a new baby, I think diapers and baby gear, for most people, are the first items that come to mind. For me, diapers are definitely a priority and then there’s its sidekick… mess prevention. I am all about mess prevention or making sure messes are as painless as possible. After having three kiddos, I’ve seen some things and some stuff. So when it comes to buying for babies and new parents, I always recommend a few things to keep messes at bay in addition to diapers and of course wipes. Like… don’t even think about the gear until the mess situation is handled.

I recommend protective waterproof covers for the baby’s bed and yours. Multiples to swap them out. You just never know when someone may leak through their diaper or have an accident and wet or soil the bed. Mattresses are not cheap. Protect them, because growing babes and kiddos will surely jack them up. Next, I recommend a laundry detergent and stain remover gentle enough for Baby’s sensitive skin and strong enough for Baby’s surprise blowout, spit up, and food stains. Dreft is hypoallergenic and made to be tough on stains while still gentle on baby’s skin. They also make stain remover pens that you can pop in your diaper bag. Speaking of diaper bags, you definitely want to keep an outfit or two inside as well as a wet bag to store and treat soiled clothing. Stay on top of those stains to keep from having to buy more clothes!

As Baby gets older and becomes more mobile, I recommend having a gentle and quick cleaning solution to use on all of the surfaces that they may touch aaand try to destroy. Dreft All Purpose Wipes to the rescue for those bits of chicken nugget stuffed into a toy car or bananas smeared onto the play kitchen. Only me? Surely, I’m not the only one.

I know I’ve been talking diapers a lot here lately, but such is life when you have a baby transitioning to toddlerhood. It won’t be much longer that we’re in this space, but diapering is still a priority. Buy all of the diapers. All of them. There’s no feeling like knowing you have a stash put away. It’s one less thing to worry about or scramble to the store for. Akilah wears Pampers Cruisers and they are perfect for her active little lady of leisure lifestyle. Cruisers feature a 3-way fit that adapts at the waist, legs and bottom, giving babies the freedom to play all day long. From detergent to wipes to diapers, we all want the best to keep our little ones clean and dry and a great selection of baby care items can be found at Meijer.

At Meijer, you can get a FREE Dreft 50 oz detergent when you buy 2 Pampers Super Packs diapers during the week of 8/20.

Score! Be sure to check your local store for more details! Aaaand because sharing is caring, I have a great giveaway for you to enter below! I want to know how you try (or intend) to keep baby messes contained! Be sure to follow the directions on the widget below to log your entries. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Pampers & Dreft at Meijer Giveaway

  • $100 Meijer Gift Card For Pampers & Dreft
  • Dreft Pen
  • Laundry Basket
  • Dreft Multi Surface Cleaner Wipes
  • Dryer Balls

Pampers & Dreft Prize W/ $100 Meijer Gift Card

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Sheena Tatum (founder)

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

71 COMMENTS
  • Trisha McKee
    1 year ago

    I will be relying on wipes a lot!

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  • Sand
    1 year ago

    Wipes are a must for every mess!

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  • Carl White
    1 year ago

    How do you try (or intend) to keep baby messes contained?

    We contain baby messes by calling in the National Guard.

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  • Donna Clifford
    1 year ago

    Don’t have anymore babies!;)

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  • Elizabeth
    1 year ago

    Baby wipes are my savior with 2 under 2.

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  • Kenny
    1 year ago

    Embrace the mess lol. And use bibs!

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  • Abigail Gibson
    1 year ago

    I always have a container of sanitizer wipes nearby at all times.

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  • Laurie Emerson
    1 year ago

    I always walk around with a mini packet of wet ones in my pocket so I am prepared at all times.

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  • Lisa V.
    1 year ago

    I try to keep things away that can cause messes.

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  • Natalia murefu
    1 year ago

    Love meijers they always have great baby deals ❤️

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  • Jennifer J
    1 year ago

    There is really no way to keep baby messes contained. I just clean the messes as the come up and not let them go and forget about them, it makes it harder to clean up. Thank you!

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  • Joseph Gersch
    1 year ago

    We use quality diapers

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  • dianne hall
    1 year ago

    Clean continually throughout the day!

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  • Erica B.
    1 year ago

    I just clean often!

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  • Kenia
    1 year ago

    I try to have wipes in every room to help me with any mess!

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  • Ashliegh
    1 year ago

    I try to keep messes contained by keeping wipes on each floor of the house, in the vehicles and in my bag. I also always have Magic Erasers around!!

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  • Jessica Naca
    1 year ago

    I honestly haven’t tried to contain baby mess! I always gave up but you post has me rethinking things! Thanks so much!

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  • susan smoaks
    1 year ago

    we stay in the playroom most of the time to keep the messes contained. we also use a big table cloth under the high char in the eating area.

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  • manda
    1 year ago

    I limit the number things that can make a mess. Fewer toys less mess

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  • beth shepherd
    1 year ago

    I like to keep baby wipes on hand and handy for quick and easy clean ups. Thank you

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  • Danielle T
    1 year ago

    I plan to just try and stay on top of the messes! but hey, some mess is just fine!

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  • shelly peterson
    1 year ago

    It is quite difficult trying to keep your little one from making messes. Its handy to have wipes for easier cleanup.

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  • Kathy Persons
    1 year ago

    Try to clean up the mess as soon as it happens with wipes or just plain soap and water

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  • Neiddy Ruiz
    1 year ago

    We like to tackle the baby messes with plenty of wipes and cleaning products that are kid- friendly. Thanks for the chance chance to win

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  • Rachel Travis
    1 year ago

    I keep “cleaning supplies” everywhere! HA! Extra wipes & outfits in the car, spit up rags in every room & in the car…you just never know when a mess will happen or how bad it’ll be!!

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  • Nicole Zerbini
    1 year ago

    I try to get on top of those messes right away with lots of paper towels and homemade cleaners.

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  • Rach Ferrucci
    1 year ago

    This is a great giveaway. My kids are 26 and 30 and I only used Pampers and Dreft so I still advocate for them. I’m not sure if it’s still true but in my day Dreft was the only laundry detergent that didn’t wash away the flame retardant in babies clothes.

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  • Our Family World
    1 year ago

    What an awesome prize pack! I am sharing this with my friends who have babies. I think the best way to manage messes is to clean the mess up immediately. Letting it sit will allow stains to sink in the fabric and that would be more difficult to clean.

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  • Regina
    1 year ago

    I tackle the messes little by little…and leave plenty of time for fun in between. Thanks

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  • Carol Cassara
    1 year ago

    This would be a nice gift for any expecting moms out there. The products are perfect because they help clean the house without the chemicals that can harm the baby’s skin! Love it!

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  • Kiwi
    1 year ago

    I entered. My cousin has a new baby I would love to win this for her.

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  • AnnMarie John
    1 year ago

    That is awesome. It’s really good to have a product that we can rely on for our babies. Ever since I had kids, I always made sure we have wipes in the house. It’s also important to have cleaning products that are safe for our babies! Love this package!

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  • harmony
    1 year ago

    I’ve tried everything! My only solution is to keep baby wipes around at all times. They can clean anything

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  • Makenzie vanzant
    1 year ago

    Cleaning up is definitely easier with wipes! But sometimes you need more than that because babies can be super messy! Haha

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  • Marcia Goss
    1 year ago

    It’s hard to keep messes contained, but having a supply of baby wipes on hand helps!

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  • Erin F
    1 year ago

    It can be hard to keep baby messes contained! It’s best to clean when you can!

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  • Rivka
    1 year ago

    Have supplies nearby and don’t get upset – it can be cleaned.

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  • Julie Wood
    1 year ago

    I make sure to keep plenty of wipes, paper towels close by when baby makes a mess!

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  • Jessica
    1 year ago

    I try to clean up messes as they happen so it doesn’t get out of hand. My 2 year old is like a mini tornado running around the house so it is hard!

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  • Amanda Hoffman
    1 year ago

    I always clean up right before bed so everything is clean in the morning. Also keep the trash can right by the changing table

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  • Iliana R
    1 year ago

    I try keeping the mess to a minimum by using a lot of bibs and cloths!

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  • Elaine
    1 year ago

    I do my best, but it seems everyday a new mess is to be contained. My wonderful husband and daughter help a lot!

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  • Annette
    1 year ago

    I do try to keep baby messes contained.

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  • Laura S
    1 year ago

    I avoid many messes with a watchful eye, but when that doesn’t work, I keep cleaning supplies close by and clean things up immediately!

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  • Brittney Hopkins
    1 year ago

    I haven’t exactly found a way to contain the messes but I’ve figured out how to clean them up quickly, having wipes & cleaner nearby
    Also have covers on her mattress and changing table
    Use a changing pad when we’re out
    Keep outfits in the diaper bag in case of a blow out

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  • Kita Bryant
    1 year ago

    What a great package for people with a tiny one. These are some excellent products.

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  • Wendy Polisi
    1 year ago

    I am okay with free detergent! And those diapers will go a long way for someone.

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  • Jennifer Wright
    1 year ago

    I try and keep them contained by always having something around me that can clean them up quickly like a towel or napkin.

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  • Andrea
    1 year ago

    When I had babies I always kept things to clean up with all around the house so I could easily grab what I needed in a pinch.

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  • Cynthia C
    1 year ago

    It’s hard to keep baby messes under control. I tried to keep cleaning supplies near by so I could clean up quickly.

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  • Melissa
    1 year ago

    Keep wipes handy at all times! And treat stains before they set.

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  • Kelly D
    1 year ago

    I didn’t really find a way to contain the messes but I wiped everything down quickly.

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  • Janice Cooper
    1 year ago

    Having wipes, towels and tissues always nearby so I can clean up immediately.

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  • Tim
    1 year ago

    There is not much you can do until after the fact!! As long as you clean things up immediately, the disaster area won’t spread to the rest of the house.

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  • Ashley C
    1 year ago

    I try by keeping clean up supplies close at hand and using lots of burp cloths, receiving blankets and wipes!

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  • Chavonne Harvey
    1 year ago

    I don’t like messes at all so I like to have lots of wet wipes, hand .sanitizer, vacuum and towels available for a quick easy clean up

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  • Elle
    1 year ago

    I try and clean messes up immediately if I can to avoid things piling up and getting out of control.

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  • Anne Higgins
    1 year ago

    Have a stash of small washcloths always available, alone with an attitude that stresses, without messes, we hinder creativity. Enjoy it all and be ready!

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  • fran
    1 year ago

    clean up frequently, and ask everyone in the family to do their part

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  • Diana Elizabeth
    1 year ago

    Seriously if babies aren’t so cute… with all that mess… Love the prize pack and great post!

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  • Susan Smith
    1 year ago

    By keeping cleaning supplies nearby and clean up right away.

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  • Richard Hicks
    1 year ago

    We always tried to be preemptive and stop them from making a mess…..almost impossible. LOL!

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  • Nicole Chesney
    1 year ago

    Yes, clean up immediately. I love Pamper’s diapers and Huggies wipes. Make sure the onesies aren’t too small and you’re using the right size diapers!

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  • Theresa
    1 year ago

    Yes! Buy all the diapers! They go through them a lot faster than you realize! Someone is going to be very happy to win this giveaway!

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  • Lisa Bourlier
    1 year ago

    Hopefully with great products and helping hands from family and friends!

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  • Keri justice
    1 year ago

    I always have plenty of wipes and detergent on hand for baby messes!

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  • Shannon Baas
    1 year ago

    by cleaning up immediately.

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  • This is SUCH an awesome prize pack! Babies are so cute, but they are also SO messy! You end up doing a ton of cleanup.

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  • Kelli
    1 year ago

    I try to keep baby messes contained with always having baby wipes on hand. They can be life savers sometimes.

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  • Michelle Hill
    1 year ago

    I could never keep up with my own babies’ messes but now with my nieces and nephews I have baskets around for toys, diapers and other things that need picked up. I always have baby wipes in the house and in the car.

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  • Nikki Crump
    1 year ago

    I love Meijers! I hope I win.

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