This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I felt the misty rain on my face as I listened to the sound of her little feet jumping on the pavement. She let out an excited shriek as she splashed in the puddle, entertaining herself as we waited for our bus to arrive. With her vinyl red ladybug jacket and blue Cookie Monster rainboots that were on the wrong feet — because of course she had to put them on herself — in that moment she encompassed the picture of happy toddler.
The fun came to an abrupt end as she tripped over her feet and fell to the ground. She shuffled over to me, whimpering as called out my name. I noted that her hands and knees now had a thin coating of mud, but thankfully nothing serious.
Kneeling down, I gave Eve a hug and asked her if she wanted to clean herself up or if I should do it for her. In a quavering voice she replied she would do it.
Thankfully I am almost never without our bag of essentials: a change of clothes, sunscreen, and baby wipes.
We took out the wipes and she brushed the dirt away from her knees and hands as best as she could.
As toddlers are prone to do, Eve has been asserting her independence for quite some time. She knows what toys she wants to play with, what books she wants to read, and what clothes she wants to wear. She wants to go to the bathroom by herself, telling me, “I need privacy.” Eve gets dressed with minimal assistance from me and wants to wipe her own hands and mouth after she eats and plays.
I’m happy to loosen the reigns a bit, even if it means resisting the urge to step in to speed the process.
The one thing I still hold on to, however, is choosing what products she puts on her skin and into her developing body.
Since before I was pregnant with Eve, I began making a shift in the products we use in our house. I made the switch to mostly organic food and removed many bath and beauty products that I contain harmful ingredients.
For my child, this is especially important.
However, I find that reading ingredient labels can be rather confusing at times. What is safe and what is not? What do the labels actually mean?
With WaterWipes, there’s no guessing since there are just two ingredients: 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.
WaterWipes provide a durable and effective wipe that is a safer option for your little one. I feel safe giving them to Eve to wipe her skin after a fall or her mouth after she eats a messy meal.
As Eve continues to get older, I know she will continue to assert her independence more. Along the way she’s going to fall down and get many more bumps and bruises, make many messes, and put her clothes on backwards. At least for now I know I can offer protection have peace of mind by through giving her options that I feel are good for her.
I purchased WaterWipes at my local Walgreens in the baby care aisle.
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