First time moms are usually super vigilant about everything but things can get overwhelming quickly. All Free Clear laundry detergent is trying to help them “lighten their load” with this detergent that is gentle enough to use on your baby’s clothes but effective enough for the rest of the family so you don’t have to do the laundry separately. All Free Clear detergent has no perfumes, dyes or preservatives. It comes pediatrician and allergist recommended and it costs less than the other detergents on the market. All Free Clear joined forces with Kerry Colburn, author of “How To Have Your Second Child First” to help new moms by way of a Facebook forum. Lady and The Blog chatted with Kerry.
1) Tell us more about your collaboration with all Free Clear.
I am very excited to be a spokesperson for all Free Clear. I’ve used the product for years, as my sister (who has older children, one with very sensitive skin) has always sworn by it. all Free Clear and I are working together to help new moms “lighten their load,” by providing them with sensible advice from my book that can help save time and money. One of these tips is to wash all your family’s laundry together, since with all Free Clear you don’t need a separate baby detergent.
2) How many kids do you have? How was your experience with your first? Were you scared, hesitant? Did you have a strong support system to get advice?
I have two kids, age 2 1/2 and almost 5. With our first, we were nervous…and determined to try to do everything exactly “right.” That meant we really over-thought every decision and made things more complicated than they needed to be. We have no family close by, so we joined a new parents’ group that really helped us a lot. Suddenly we knew a dozen people whose babies were the same age as ours and everyone could share information–and commiserate during the hard stuff! We’re still close friends with those families today.
3) What inspired you to write the book?
After our second baby was born, we did a lot of things differently and more efficiently–not only because we were more confident, but because we had an active two-year-old who took a lot of our attention and energy. We looked back and wondered why we didn’t give ourselves more of a break with our first one. Talking to our parent friends made us quickly see what a universal experience this was, and we really wanted to gather all the things that people said they wished they had known and pass this on to new parents. Truly, all parents want to help other parents.
4) Tell us about your experience with www.facebook.com/alllaundry.
I’m excited to be providing tips and advice on this page and look forward to hearing questions from around the country!
5) Is there’s anything else you want to add (i.e. a message to new moms)?
If I could say anything to new moms everywhere, it would be to ask for help when they need it–without feeling guilty. Sometimes first-time moms get this feeling that they need to be a hero and show the world that they can handle everything perfectly on their own. Second-time moms have learned that you have to ask for what you need, whether it’s a day off, more help around the house, or just someone to talk to about how you’re feeling.
Written by Tabitha