#Giveaway #MessiestBabyContest Dreft Prize Pack + $50 AMEX Gift Card

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With the holidays coming and those holiday meals in the works, we find that as we celebrate with little ones, that things can get a little messy. I have found that the holidays can also bring a lot of firsts for babies, like that first taste of pumpkin puree, and with that we find that exploring those new foods and firsts can be messy. Babies like to explore with their hands, they touch, throw and squeeze things, and I know when my little ones try new foods, they like to taste it after putting their hands in it. So when it comes to those messes, those firsts of trying new things over the holidays, I like to have the line of laundry products from Dreft on hand.

See with little ones, messes are a given. I mean, we can head out for a day at the park to find that they go right for the mud, and I have learned that it is not just my kids who find that they are attracted to the messiest situations either. In fact that when it comes to things like mud and ways to make messes, kids are drawn to it and seem to know that they will have fun. The thing is, when it comes to things like squishing the foods, playing in the dirt, and making mud, it is proven that it is also quite therapeutic as well, helping to calm and soothe them and make them happier!

I also find that when it comes to the clean up of the messes we make, that Dreft is a staple in my home. I can appreciate that when I use the products from Dreft that they are effective in getting the messes out of clothing and linens, but are gentle on babies skin. I also like knowing that when it comes to Dreft, like many pediatricians, my own Dr has recommended the use of Dreft Detergents for cleaning babies clothes and blankets because Dreft is gentle and hypoallergenic. And when it comes to messes, I like that doctors like Dr. Dyan Hes recommends that parents embrace the messes, by counting food with baby using fingers, playing in the bath with some splashing and toys, and taking them outside to let them explore and get messy as they do it!

Another plus is knowing that when it comes to messes, no one is immune and Dreft was out to prove this when they teamed up with Molly Sims, who has 2 little ones of her own and another on the way! On October 25th, Actress Molly Sims got a little messy while she hung out with a group of little ones. She did this to help launch the new contest as the search starts for, Dreft’s America Messiest Baby during the Dreft Messy Play Date Party in New York City.

This contest is one that parents can enter and one where the people from Dreft decided that parents everywhere should celebrate those messes. They have teamed up with Parent’s Magazine to create the Messiest Baby Contest. The contest runs now through November 30th, and the winner will get to have their messy little one featured on the cover of Parent’s Magazine along with a supply of Dreft Laundry Detergent! To enter, you can submit your entry photo here: http://www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest/ you can also Tweet or post a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #MessiestBabyContest.

So as you celebrate and encourage your little ones messes, be sure to get photos and share them so you can enter to win. Also, enter to win a Dreft prize pack below where one winner will get a bottle of Dreft along with a $50 AMEX Gift Card and join us soon for a Dreft Messiest Baby Contest Twitter Party where you can join in for a chance to win even more prizes! The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party will take place on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST.  RSVP link: http://bit.ly/2f1Djbj. There are some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba!



  1. Shelly Peterson
    November 2, 2016 / 8:42 am

    My grandson eat spaghetti is pretty messy.

  2. Lisa Brown
    November 2, 2016 / 9:18 am

    it is always the messiest when my son ate anything with red sauce, stains galore.

  3. Janet W.
    November 2, 2016 / 9:51 am

    My messiest moment was when my youngest grandson accidentally tipped his tray on the kitchen table and his plate of spaghetti went all over his shirt and lap, including the floor. It was such a pain trying to get those stains off his clothing!

  4. Fiddlin' Dandi
    November 2, 2016 / 10:24 am

    My messiest moment with my baby was not with food, it was an accident that poured out of her diaper all over me in the middle of a wedding.

    November 2, 2016 / 10:32 am

    The messiest was right before a photo shoot. Somehow my toddler got outside with his older sister and decided to play in a mud puddle.

  6. Julie Wood
    November 2, 2016 / 11:41 am

    My son and daughter make big messes when we have snacks and they get the mess all over the place in the kitchen.

  7. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 / 11:46 am

    My messiest moment was when I gave her Ravioli and in a white shirt and boy was it a mess but it came out with Dreft!

  8. ellie
    November 2, 2016 / 11:54 am

    My messiest moment was when my husband thought it was a good idea to let our 3 year old help him change oil.

  9. Lauren
    November 2, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    My two year old got hold of a black marker.

  10. Elicia P
    November 2, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    My LO is 12 weeks old and the messiest so far has been a couple blowouts that we have had. With my older son the messiest was when he got into the flour and it ended up everywhere.

  11. Mami2jcn
    November 2, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I have a picture of my son covered in spaghetti sauce.

  12. Susan Smoaks
    November 2, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    when we play outside the kids get very messy. we have a lot of fun though.

  13. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys
    November 2, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Definitely when my son found a packet of Jello and decided to decorate his playroom and himself.

  14. Tee Anderson
    November 2, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    eating spagetti for the first time was super messy.

  15. kellyr78
    November 2, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Our messiest moment is when my kids enjoy ice cream cones in the warm weather.

  16. JD Northwest
    November 2, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    1st birthday party. We made carrot cake cupcakes for his celebration. He looked at it dubiously as we put it before him. I'll add that it was his first cupcake. He played with it a bit then wiped his messy hand up to his mouth. That was all it took to move cupcake to mouth, nose, eyes, ears and hair. And then the immediate more-more sign. I'm not sure we ever got all the cake out of the carpet over there.

  17. latanya t
    November 2, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    when my son spilled ravioli all over his clothes and rubbed sauce in his hair

  18. Elena
    November 2, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    My son always makes mess when he eats spaghetti or lasagna

  19. HS
    November 2, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Dinner time with my little one is always messy.

  20. tat2gurlzrock
    November 2, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Whenever it is time to eat there is going to be a mess.

  21. Barbara Montag
    November 2, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    Messiest moment – our daughter smashed a banana and decided to add it to our carpet!thank you

  22. Maryann D.
    November 2, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    My son was premature and very tiny. I did not have diapers that fit him well. So we had a very messy diaper moment the minute we brought him home from the hospital.twinkle at optonline dot net

  23. CindyWindy2003
    November 2, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    A poopie diaper explosion, it was all up his back, down his legs, on the chair, on his clothes, and then it got in his hair, OMG!

  24. CindyWindy2003
    November 2, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Your button is on my blog at cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com.

  25. Jessica B.
    November 2, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    My baby is just starting solids. Sweet potatoes have been really messy so far.

  26. Kristen
    November 2, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    It must have been baking cupcakes….somehow every part of the kitchen (and the kid) ended up sticky.

  27. Natalie
    November 2, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    After my niece bakes cookies it looks like WWIII in the kitchen!

  28. steve weber
    November 2, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    The messiest moment is when we decided to make our own sweet n sour sauce!

  29. Candace Galan-Calderon
    November 2, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Recently my son ate cupcake and it was everywhere, all over his face, hands, clothes and the floor! This happens all too often.

  30. Jessica To
    November 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    My son had a dirt pile in the back yard that he would run his toy trucks thru. He decided to play in it after a heavy rain. He was covered with mud.

  31. Angela Saver
    November 2, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    My messiest moment with our little boy was when we let him play in his first birthday cake which had red frosting. He ended up a horrible mess & I couldn't get the red dye cleaned off of him for days!

    November 2, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    I think my daughters first birthday cake has to top all messes. She is our first child and we couldn't help but let her go all out as it was so cool for us to watch!!!

  33. Nicole Martin
    November 3, 2016 / 12:12 am

    His 1st birthday…He had cake alllll over!

  34. Vickie V
    November 3, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Without a doubt..first chocolate Easter bunny!Vickie

  35. imbigwillie
    November 3, 2016 / 12:15 am

    MY messiest moment was when my nephew had cake all ove rhis face.

  36. Birdie Skolfield
    November 3, 2016 / 12:40 am

    My messiest moment was when my lil boy got into the blueberries it was awful

  37. arress
    November 3, 2016 / 1:15 am

    My favorite messy moment was my son's first rice cereal meal. I captured it on a photo and treasure it.

  38. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    November 3, 2016 / 2:19 am

    My nephew is super messy with BBQ sauce….he loves it.

  39. JLin Mei
    November 3, 2016 / 2:46 am

    dinning out

  40. sonyamorris (Sonya Morris)
    November 3, 2016 / 3:15 am

    My messiest moment is daily. Really, daily. My little guy ate a Reese's earlier today, thank you Grandma for the Halloween candy, and wiped his hands on my light beige dining room chairs.

  41. Renee Walters
    November 3, 2016 / 4:39 am

    My messiest moment was when my husband let my son help him paint the house. It took forever to get all the paint off of him.

  42. Elizabeth J.
    November 3, 2016 / 5:12 am

    When I make spaghetti it's always a pretty big mess for my 1 year old.

  43. shelly
    November 3, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    My daughter spread butt cream all over her room

  44. Emilie C
    November 3, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Well i havent had one yet. My first little one is due in 4 weeks!

  45. Emilie C
    November 3, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Well i havent had one yet. My first little one is due in 4 weeks!

  46. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    A messy moment was after playing in the sandbox that also happened to have a good amount of mud in it as well.

  47. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    My 18 month old got into her sisters paints not only did she get it all over herself, but got it all over the floor and wall. Thank goodness they were washable. Patricia

  48. Allison Swain
    November 3, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Eating pasta gets super messy for us! Thanks for the chance to win

  49. kari jasus
    November 3, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    my son is 9 and STILL is a messy eater! when he eats crackers he leaves behind a mountain of crumbs 😉

  50. Courtney B
    November 3, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    its kind of gross but when my son plays with his poop and smears it all over the walls! the most disgusting thing ever!

  51. Liz McMillian
    November 3, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    When my youngest was really quiet I went looking for her and found her in the bathroom with my lipstick all over her and a sink/floor FULL of bubbles from the hand soap. Lol Gotta love it!

  52. Natasha Lamoreux
    November 3, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    My 3 year old son is a little artist and creates masterpieces(messes) daily.

  53. Pink and Green Mom
    November 3, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    My messiest moment with my son was when he had spaghetti all over himself- face, hair, etc. My daughter's messiest moment was when she fell asleep on the floor and her diaper exploded all up her back. Pretty gross!

  54. Ken Ohl
    November 3, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    I would have to say pasta and sauce it's an awful mess. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

  55. lissa crane
    November 3, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Caramel apples at Halloween are definitely the messiest moments for my kiddo's! Every year I swear that it will be the last year we make and eat caramel apples, but every time their cute little faces convince me it's a tradition we can't do without!

  56. Jennifer W
    November 3, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Spaghetti was a horrible horrible nightmare. Red sauce everywhere and in everything.

  57. Isaiahsmom
    November 4, 2016 / 3:06 am

    When my son eats jello or pudding oh what a mess.

  58. Aaron Reck
    November 4, 2016 / 3:29 am

    Spaghetti sauce makes me hungry. I want some now. I like meatballs too with mine.

  59. lindilala
    November 4, 2016 / 4:42 am

    my kids are so messy!linda

  60. Austin Baroudi
    November 4, 2016 / 4:44 am

    Anytime my little gets cake in front of her is a messy moment! Her 2nd birthday was the biggest one though! She got cake literally everywhere in the house! Thanks so much for the chance!mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

  61. Birdie Bee
    November 4, 2016 / 5:41 am

    It was not a good messy moment at all when my child took off their diaper and smeared pooh on the walls, in the crib and everyone on herself.

  62. Heavensangel2387
    November 4, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    My messiest was when my daughter drew with marker on her face, the wall and her clothes!!

  63. sohamolina
    November 4, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Spahetti is a favorite food and often the messiest.

  64. tannawings
    November 5, 2016 / 3:15 am

    Messiest moment is when my daughter projectile pooped all over me during a diaper change!

  65. Elizabeth Owens
    November 6, 2016 / 1:31 am

    My little ones first birthday with all the cake and chocolate ice cream everywhere!

  66. Jackie
    November 6, 2016 / 2:00 am

    One of my messiest moments was when my daughter found the dessert table before dessert was served at a family party. She pulled up a chair, grabbed the serving spoon and started eating from a big bowl of chocolate pudding. What a mess!

  67. Wanda McHenry
    November 6, 2016 / 4:31 am

    I wasn't able to have children, so I can't answer the question. But, I can mention that my fur baby rolled in another dog's poop in our front yard years ago and it was all over her and totally disgusting.

  68. Thomas Murphy
    November 6, 2016 / 6:20 am

    My son makes a big mess whens he eats cake and ice cream.

  69. Sara Goodhind
    November 6, 2016 / 9:43 am

    My messiest moment is when my son decided to finger paint his entire body while he was supposed to be painting a picture on paper.

  70. ouzel
    November 6, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    My messiest moments is when my son eats pomegranates. That stuff will stain EVERYTHING!!!thanks!

  71. Betsy Smith
    November 6, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    the first time thye all started solids

  72. Michelle
    November 6, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    My oldest daughter once made her way into the refrigerator and helped herself to some leftover spaghetti when she was a toddler. Needless to say, there was tomato sauce all over her and the entire kitchen.

  73. Nancy Bowers
    November 7, 2016 / 12:08 am

    I remember a leaky diaper that went through the sheet, pad, etc and was all up her back, in her hair.

  74. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    November 7, 2016 / 4:44 am

    Messiest has to be when he got sick and threw up everywhere.

  75. Anita
    November 7, 2016 / 5:02 am

    It's easy to make but spaghetti is the worst thing to clean up. We love it but it's a chore afterwards.

  76. Ty Beth
    November 7, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    We have had a couple of huge blowouts at family events before. They are a pain to get out.

  77. Wild N Mild $$$
    November 7, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    My messiest moment for all my children was their first birthday. So much fun.

  78. DeniseL
    November 7, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Our messiest moment was my son's first birthday. He had cake and whipped cream everywhere!

  79. Marilyn
    November 7, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    My son's first birthday he had cake and ice cream from head to toe. He went straight from the highchair to the bath tub.

  80. Ruby
    November 8, 2016 / 5:13 am

    My daughter threw up on me after the flight landed and when its time to get down. I had to walk with all the mess on my clothes until I found a restroom in the airport may be after 20 mins.

  81. Tamra
    November 8, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Our messiest moment involved a car-sick kiddo during the middle of a snowstorm, while we were headed to a Christmas party. What a disaster that was!

  82. Tara
    November 8, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    First birthday smash cakes! But at least I was prepared for that mess 🙂

  83. Amy P
    November 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Poop! all over the bedroom wall and crib. 🙁

  84. Mita
    November 9, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    When they eat spaghetti.

  85. LeAnn Harbert
    November 9, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    When they eat their cake on their first birthday.

  86. CindyWindy2003
    November 10, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    your button is on my blog at cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com.

  87. momo
    November 11, 2016 / 11:58 am

    When the little ones are eating either chocolate cake or chocolate pudding, both are very messy and hard to get out of the clothes.

  88. jbmthill
    November 11, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I was shopping alone with my son as an infant. He had a total diaper blowout and I had to quickly buy a new outfit and use that stores restroom to clean him up. It was so stressful.like2sweep@gmail.com

  89. Anonymous
    November 13, 2016 / 6:04 am

    Gee! with seven grand kids, picking out the messiest moment is almost impossible. Just getting up in the morning can be an awesome experience…lol I guess the one that stands out above all others was the time one of them stepped off a rock on the edge of a river and landed in mud up to his elbows. thanks for the memory….lol

  90. Candace Barrow
    November 13, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    My oldest got into diaper cream when he was a baby. He was suppose to be taking a nap but I went to check on him and it was everywhere! All over his face, arms, bed, and stuffed animals.

  91. Sarah Hall
    November 14, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    My daughter crawled upon the kitchen table and got a stick of butter and tried to eat it. What a greasy mess.

  92. Tracy R
    November 15, 2016 / 3:15 am

    I don't have a little one, but Dreft works great for the big ones too!

  93. laura worley
    November 16, 2016 / 5:24 am

    chocolate cake and first birthday was one of the messiest, We had blow outs in the changing rooms,But I'm sure my son Nick and his wife Jessica will get too experience messy moments when their baby comes in June

  94. mary gardner
    November 16, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Any time we have any sort of pasta with red sauce it is a very messy day.

  95. lori clark
    November 16, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    peas. they were everywhere. smashed green peas everywhere!

  96. Angela Sims
    November 17, 2016 / 6:42 am

    Baby powders everywhere!!

  97. mmstarla
    November 17, 2016 / 6:54 am

    Yay for Dreft- a household staple for years! My messiest time with my little one is every single time that I make lasagna.. it's a disaster, lol! starla.batesATyahoo.com

  98. lauren conlon
    November 17, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    an explosive diaper while in carseat

  99. Mary Cloud
    November 17, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    Messiest moments are two carsick kids – every time we would go anywhere – never failed

  100. Dawn Monroe
    November 17, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    My grandson had his first ice cream cone and was a crazy mess.

  101. Amber C
    November 18, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    A diaper explosion all over the crib and walls. It was messy!

  102. Susan Christy
    November 19, 2016 / 2:44 am

    There are so many! S'mores, spaghetti, chocolate bunnies….

  103. Jillian Too
    November 19, 2016 / 5:14 am

    When I turned around for a minute, our little guy dumped his bowl of food all over himself and the floor.

  104. Anita Jude
    November 20, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Messiest moment is when my child was little and we would feed him spaghetti and sauce ..and he had it on his face and clothes and floor everywhere he could have it ..he had it ..now that was a messy to clean up

  105. Jessica Whitehouse
    November 20, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    My boys are constantly making messes. For a while, around the time he was 3, my older son would help himself to the refrigerator. Nearly every day, he would paint a masterpiece on chocolate syrup, sodas, condiments, and leftovers. Locking the fridge didn't work because he could always seem to figure out how to open it.

  106. Rosalee Jacklin
    November 20, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    My messiest moment was when I thought my little one was sleeping in the playpen and I decided to take a quick shower. She was 1 at the time & when I got out of the shower I had eggs smashed all over the kitchen, koolaid dumped everywhere. And she sat there and smiled! I couldn't even be mad. It took forever to clean up too.

  107. Sarah Hayes
    November 21, 2016 / 2:29 am

    when my LO paints its always so messy. she gets paint all over the table and herself and the bathroom

  108. maria beas
    November 21, 2016 / 2:58 am

    One of the messiest moment was last week when my baby poured all the milk she was drinking on to her baptism dress just one hour before going to church. We had to run to the store to buy her a new one. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

  109. amanda whitley
    November 21, 2016 / 4:44 am

    i think the messiest i have ever seen my son was when i let him try eating his on first birthday cake. it went all over my house, all over his face and in his hair.

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