#MessiestBabyContest: Letting Your Kid Get Messy Is A Good Thing!

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Oh to be a kid again! I remember when my little ones got messy. It was definitely a moment I had to get on camera! One day this will be blackmail.

I didn’t even get upset that my kids got dirty and messy because I knew I’d have Dreft on my side to get their outfits clean! And if you needed proof that letting your child get messy is actually beneficial to their development, a Dreft survey with Wakefield found out that 87% of moms who frequently encouraged their children to go out play and get messy over the other moms who did not…had happier kids!


Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics has some great tips for moms!

1 – Count the fun and use your fingers: Use your little one’s food as a fantastic way to learn how to begin counting. When snacking, start counting with your little one and encourage them to use their fingers. Also, this is a great time to use food to help them learn how to properly grasp things. It will take time and practice so let them get a little dirty with their food and practice, practice, practice!

2 – Throwing practice: Throwing food can definitely be messy, but did you know it helps with their development? Little ones are also still developing object permanence, which means that they don’t know that when they throw things, they won’t come back to them. So throwing food or dropping in on the floor can actually help them learn this basic lesson in physics! Maybe just lay a mat on the floor to protect carpet or allow for easy clean up.

3 – Load up on bibs: Bibs are a great way to capture those messy food moments. Once your little one is done with meal time, throw the bib in the washer with Dreft Active Baby to easily tackle the mess so you can do it all over again. The mess went way beyond the bib? No problem—throw that outfit in the washer too!

Dreft America’s Messiest Baby Contest:

Dreft is excited to launch the Dreft America’s Messiest Baby Contest, inviting families to submit photos of their
favorite messy baby moments for the chance to win prizes, including the cover of the May issue of Parents
Magazine! With Dreft, parents can stop worrying about the messes and enjoy all the beautiful and memorable
moments they have to share with their little ones.

Parents can enter to win Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Contest for a chance to have their little one featured
on the cover of Parent’s Magazine by submitting a photo of their favorite messy baby moment at
www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest or posting their photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest. Winners will also receive a supply of Dreft laundry detergent of course! The submission deadline is November 30, 2016.


Model and actress Molly Sims hosts Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Play Date to help Dreft launch its nationwide search for America’s Messiest Baby, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in New York. For more information, visit www.dreft.com or the brand's social media channels on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Dreft), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Dreft) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dreft/). Parents can enter to win Dreft’sAmerica’s Messiest Baby Contest for a chance to have their little one featured on the cover of Parent’s Magazine by submitting a photo of their favorite messy baby moment at www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest or posting their photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Dreft/AP Images)

On October 25th, Actress Molly Sims got a little messy with the little ones and helped Dreft launch their
nationwide search for Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby at the Dreft Messy Play Date Party in New York City. With
two children and one on the way, she understands the value of messy play and has embraced the messy journey
of #amazinghood in her own personal life!

The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party will take place on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST. To attend, just RSVP here. There are some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba!

And now you can win a prize right here from Savingmamasita.com!

One person is going to win a “Messiest Baby” prize package, which will include:
$50 AMEX Card
Dreft product

So, go ahead and give it a shot! You could be our winner! The contest is open to US 18+. Giveaway will end on November 19, 2016, at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win or a new winner will be chosen.

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Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

52 Responses to “#MessiestBabyContest: Letting Your Kid Get Messy Is A Good Thing!

  • cshell090869@aol.com'
    shelly peterson
    4 years ago

    One of my grandsons messiest moments was with his birthday smash cake. He had blue frosting and cake every where .

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    Lisa Brown
    4 years ago

    no specific messy moment, meal time was always messy especially when the meal was pasta with sauce.

  • janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com'
    Janet W.
    4 years ago

    My grandson’s most recent messiest moment was definitely his 1st birthday while eating his smash cake. There was more smashing than actual eating. He had it all over every inch of his body!

  • jewelwood55@gmail.com'
    Julie Wood
    4 years ago

    My child’s messiest moments is when they are being creative and making crafts, finger painting or eating their dinner. They like to make a mess with their food!

  • mami2jcn@gmail.com'
    4 years ago

    I have a picture of my son when he was younger, coated in spaghetti sauce.

  • carlyw85@yahoo.com'
    Carly Williams
    4 years ago

    The messiest moment was playing at the beach. Sand got everywhere!

  • teeanderson99@gmail.com'
    Tee Anderson
    4 years ago

    playing with finger paints!!

  • When my son ate his chocolate birthday cake he had chocolate all over his face

  • kellywcu8888@gmail.com'
    Kelly D
    4 years ago

    My child’s messy moment was when they enjoyed mashed bananas.

  • pinktaz60@hotmail.com'
    Betsy Barnes
    4 years ago

    One of my favorite messiest moments was when my son would finger paint! 🙂

  • amanda022286@hotmail.com'
    amanda lea
    4 years ago

    Chocolate cupcakes during her bday!

  • A messy moment with my son was after he ate blackberries for the first time. He was a purple/blue mess!

  • reklaw422@hotmail.com'
    Jessica To
    4 years ago

    My son had a dirt pile in the yard. After a heavy rain he went and dug in and came back incredibly muddy.

  • bridgettw69@yahoo.com'
    Bridgett Wilbur
    4 years ago

    My daughters first birthday cake was the messiest .

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    Steve Weber
    4 years ago

    My nephew’s messiest moment was his smash cake for his first birthday.

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    Debbie F
    4 years ago

    My son doesn’t have one specific messy moment, every time he eats is basically a messy moment. 🙂
    But lasagna is one of the messiest meals he gets his hands on.

  • Definitely the first birthday, very messy.

  • My son used a black pen to decorate his face.

  • One of my kids’ messiest moments was playing with flour while I was busy in baking. They got creative for making their own version of birthday cake with fruit and flour.

  • yarbr012@gmail.com'
    4 years ago

    My niece decorated a cake at Christmas last year and frosting got ALL over the kitchen and herself.

  • My granddaughter makes messes with sauce all the time.

  • skhayes15@yahoo.com'
    Sarah Hayes
    4 years ago

    painting is our messiest moment

  • Baby messes are so fun. I love the one year old birthday parties and the smash cakes everyone loves!

  • When my daughter eats Nutella she is such a mess. I need to take her picture and enter the contest. How fun!

  • His messiest moment was when he had sauce it got it all over the place.

  • I love this! My little one is always a hot mess during meal time but I love it. He’s happy so it’s all that matters.

  • I love seeing little ones learning how to eat and making huge messes! And how gorgeous is Molly Sims! She looks exactly like she did years ago!

  • This is so true! I don’t love messes at all, but my daughter had so much fun with spaghetti that I couldn’t help but enjoy her laughter! It’s okay to let them get messy sometimes. They’re kids!!!

  • barbara.montyj@gmail.com'
    Barbara Montag
    4 years ago

    Messiest moment was when our daughter smashed a banana and decided to put it in her hair!
    thank you

  • dawnmonroe83@gmail.com'
    Dawn Monroe
    4 years ago

    My grandson had his first ice cream cone and was crazy messy. He kept offering me a bite, no thanks.

  • jennodom135@yahoo.com'
    Jennifer Odom
    4 years ago

    Our messiest moment is with blueberry and banana babyfood! It got everywhere!

  • Rebeccarbyant562@hotmail.com'
    Rebecca Bryant
    4 years ago

    My son use to make the biggest messes and still does. He calls it creative thinking.

  • I don’t have any kids and definitely don’t like the idea of cleaning all that mess but they definitely look happy doing it!

  • mijamesr82@gmail.com'
    James Robert
    4 years ago

    My twin daughters first birthday with their own little cakes so we had double the mess. They had a terrific time though.

  • lilnursejen@yahoo.com'
    Jennifer Marie
    4 years ago

    My son was jumping in his bounce toy and had explosive diarrhea all over and had to have a bath immediately.

  • I just love giving spaghetti to babies. It’s super messy, but the aftermath is just so darn cute.

  • He is 2 months old but boy does he spit up sometimes!!

  • I’m a huge believer of messy play. Messy eating pretty much goes right with messy play! I always remind myself that he’s having so much fun and the clean up isn’t really that bad, it’s totally worth it. Thanks for the contest info!

  • Messy eating and messy play is so fun for my little guy! Anything with tomato sauce seems to be the messiest. What a fun contest idea!

  • landfjacobson@charter.net'
    4 years ago

    Oh our messiest was his 1st birthday! Grandma brought the single little cake for him…and it came with bright royal blue frosting! Oh it was such a mess….took me a week to get the blue streaks out of his hair! 🙂 Was so messy…but oh so fun!

  • 2dogs5catscrew@att.net'
    Amy Orvin
    4 years ago

    The messiest moment I can remember is when she put mashed potatoes in her hair and rubbed it in.

  • ashendricks80@gmail.com'
    Angela Hendricks
    4 years ago

    My child’s messiest moment is when she gets a slice of cake or a cupcake. She gets it everywhere!

  • rajeespot@gmail.com'
    Rajee Pandi
    4 years ago

    When he eats bluberries

  • soapstarr01@aol.com'
    Evie B.
    4 years ago

    Messiest moment was when he got sauce on his face and clothes.

  • danacerrito@live.com'
    Dana Cerrito
    4 years ago

    A few different times the kids made mud pies! It was a mess!

  • vanitizebaby@yahoo.com'
    courtney b
    4 years ago

    my son used to go to sleep and wake up covered in his own poop because he would play with it every night. I’m just SO happy that phase is over!!!!

    thanks !:)

  • nlamore79@gmail.com'
    natasha lamoreux
    4 years ago

    My 3 year old son loves making “masterpieces” daily. Its quite the mess to clean but he has so much fun.

  • Oh for sure his 1st birthday chocolate cake. It was everywhere! But he had fun so I didnt mind the clean up!

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    Sarah Mayer
    4 years ago

    My child’s messiest moment would have to be when they eat fruit salad.

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    Kelly Tupick
    4 years ago

    When she was 2, i gave her beefaroni and she not only ate it but she wore most of it. She was covered from head to toe. I had to give her a bath and she had so much sauce on her that it left a dark orange ring around the bath tub.

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    Breanna Pollard
    4 years ago


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    Maria Beas
    4 years ago

    One unforgettable messiest moment from one of my children was when she poured all of the milk she was drinking on her baptism dress one hour before going to church 🙁 We had to run to the store to buy another one for her. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

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