Since having a kid, I've become more interested in using cleaning products especially that don't contain what could be irritating or harmful -- or simply extraneous -- ingredients. To that end, I've been using all® Free Clear laundry detergent for a while. I often use some other greener detergents, too, but the all® Free Clear is in my laundry room at least half the time.
So, the point is, I like the stuff. When I was asked to participate in a review and giveaway, I said yes because I know I'm already a fan. I like that all® Free Clear has no scent and I'm satisfied with how it cleans my clothes. I will say that there are some tough stains (mostly on my three-year-old's clothes) that the detergent doesn't get out. For those stains I turn to harsher detergents and stain lifters (sorry!) and usually have good luck.
Here is a little more information on all® Free Clear:
• #1 recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin
• #1 recommended by allergists
• 100% free of perfumes, dyes or preservatives
• Specially formulated to minimize the potential for skin irritation
• Like regular strength all, it has its own powerful Stainlifters that fight tough dirt and stains
• Unlike many baby detergents, all® Free Clear is formulated with no perfumes, dyes or
• Washing with all® Free Clear helps remove three of the top everyday allergens, dust mite matter, cat and dog dander as well as certain fragrances
In addition to the all® Free Clear, I received a copy of How to Have Your Second Child First: 100 Things That are Good to Know . . . the First Time Around by Kerry Colburn.
Now, as a mom, I can vouch for the fact that parenting is an on the job learning experience. There were plenty of things that I bought the first time that I didn't need, and many more parenting mistakes that I made that I know I won't make with my second child. I thought my three-month-old needed a night light, for example. He didn't. It only made it hard for him to fall asleep. A week into the night light experiment and I learned. So, next time, I won't go down that road.
Colburn's book is full of practical advice, tip and timesavers from real parents. Some of it falls into the obvious category but that is probably because I learned it with my son. For first time parents, I think this book would be quite useful and helpful and less stress-inducing than some of the parenting books out there!
You can buy all® Free Clear just about anywhere -- grocery store, Target, etc. -- and if you would like a coupon to do so, you can get some from the web site.
Colburn's book, How to Have Your Second Child First, is available at most booksellers. It has a suggested list price of $18.95 and is available on Amazon for $12.89.
You can win TWO coupons to try out all® Free Clear and a copy of the book!
To enter, just leave me a comment telling me whether you'd keep the book for yourself or give it away to someone getting ready to have their first child.
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Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received free products from MomSelect and all® . I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.