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Thanks to my friends at Dreft, I’m a huge fan of messy play – and so are my kids! Here are some great reasons to allow your baby or toddler to get messy:
- sensory exploration – they get to explore with all five senses!
- allowing the chaos within set parameters helps define boundaries for messy play (we can make a mess of this, but we don’t get to color on the wall, for example)
- seeing their delight in being messy is more than worth the cleanup!
Besides, with Dreft, I don’t have to worry about leaving stains on my kids clothes! So your kids can be kids, and you don’t have to spend a bunch of money on stain removers!
I’ve pulled together eight of the best messy toddler activities from my fave bloggers for you:
Muddy Trucks and Car Wash by Busy Toddler
Pudding Painting by Busy Toddler
Easy, Natural, and Edible Finger Paint for Baby at Baby Foodie
Foam Dough at Mom Trusted
Slime Ribbons at Homegrown Friends
Once you’re done thoroughly sampling each of these activities, you’re going to need some Dreft. I’m giving away:
- $50 AMEX card
- Dreft Product
The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party will take place on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST. You can RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2f1Djbj. There are some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba!
You can enter the #MessiestBabyContest here, which is sponsored by Dreft and Parent’s Magazine.