One of the universal truths of mothering is that the mountain of washing never stops growing. In my household, it is unrelenting. It seems that the moment I tackle and tame one mountain, another has sprung in its place.
To help preserve my sanity, and make some attempt at keeping a clean stock of clothes on our shelves I follow a very simple routine. Keep the mountain low: divide the mountain into segmented piles as soon and as often as you can. Use a buzzer: my washing machine allows me to select a buzzer to beep the moment a load has finished. Just simply turning this on has meant I no longer forget I even started the washing (and hence only managed one load in an entire day). That’s it. When enough clothing has accumulated in one of the divided piles – put it on. Rinse and repeat, all week, all month and all year.
The only kink to this routine is AJ. From a very young age, we found out he suffered from severe eczema and severe allergies. From that moment so many aspects of his life were handled with extreme care, including washing his clothing. To this day, I still separate his clothing from ours. I still make sure that only hypoallergenic products come into contact with his clothing, sheets and towels. It means that I must wash all our things separate to his. A very small price to pay for my son to have clothing that doesn’t irritate him, cause a flare up or worse still, trigger a reaction. It is something I need to be constantly vigilant of. Until now.
Cold Power Sensitive Touch is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested. It is free from perfumes to ensure that sensitive skin remains free from irritation. As a proud partner of the Eczema Association of Australasia, I felt assured that I could give this a go with AJ’s clothes. Not only has Cold Power Sensitive Touch really cleaned our clothes, it is as simple as using the recommended dosage and letting it get to work. A perfect fit for my routine. I only wash in cold water and it seems Cold Power Sensitive Touch works best in cold water, saving me energy and money.
I have thrown AJ’s clothes all in with ours, sheets and towels too and it has been a success. It has meant less loads of washing in our household, with the added bonus of knowing that AJ’s skin will be safe, irrespective of what pile his clothes get washed in. At an RRP of $14.99 I’ll be placing this in my trolley more often and keeping an eye out for specials to stock up.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Cold Power and Digital Parents Collective. Cold Power Sensitive Touch provided complimentary samples for this post, however, all opinions expressed are completely my own.