SOURCE: All(R) Free Clear

June 14, 2010 08:00 ET

Tips for First-Time Moms

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  (Family Features) With experience comes wisdom -- ask any second-time mom. Without that experience available, first-time moms often make decisions based on what they think they are supposed to do. They end up purchasing the latest and greatest in baby books, baby gadgets and for-baby-only products -- many of which they don't really need. So, how can new moms make sure they aren't overwhelmed by well-intended advice and inundated with unnecessary items?

To help new moms, all® Free Clear is teaming up with Kerry Colburn, author of "How to Have Your Second Child First," and creating a forum at www.facebook.com/alllaundry for first-time moms to find tips and seek out advice from other moms who have been there before.

"Second- and third-time moms tend to agree that the baby period gets easier - and more fun - each time," said Colburn. "Calm and confidence are powerful ingredients to help moms determine what's important and what's not."

As a mother of two herself, Colburn shares these bits of wisdom for first-time moms:

  • Moms should try to sleep (or nap) when your baby does; you are recovering from a pretty major experience.
  • Wash all the family laundry together... Do you think any second-time parent gives a moment's thought to separating the new baby's laundry from the rest of the family's - much less buying a separate detergent for that purpose? all® Free Clear is the #1 free clear detergent and is pediatrician, dermatologist and allergist recommended for sensitive skin, so mom never needs to separate baby's laundry from the rest of the family's and can still feel good about doing the best for her newborn.
  • No need to tip-toe around when baby's sleeping; if they're used to noise they will sleep right through it.
  • And most importantly, if you're feeling advice overload, ignore it all (except that of your pediatrician, of course).

To share tips with each other and to hear more of what Colburn has to say, moms can visit www.facebook.com/alllaundry. There, both first time and experienced moms can help each other save time and money, while still showering their newborn with all that it needs. The all Facebook page will also provide money-saving advice and coupons.

To download a coupon and get more information on pediatrician and dermatologist recommended all® Free Clear, visit www.all-laundry.com.

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