I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for AVEENO. I received product samples to facilitate my review a promotional item to thank me for participating.
For Father’s Day I thought I would share a few things about my day-to-day roles as a father. Everyday, I wake up early with Jack. Jack is two years old, and he currently wakes up around 6:30. At home I do most of the dishes, laundry, cleaning, and a decent amount of cooking. I play with Jack, and I try to teach him colors and words. He has a little trouble communicating what he wants to say with words, but he can almost always point to what he wants. I do some work at home, so I generally spend a lot of time with Jack. I put him in his car seat, and I take him out of his car seat. I change a lot of poopy diapers. I give him breakfast and lunch a lot. I am Jacks wrestling buddy, and his horse. I’ll be a lot rougher with Jack than his mother. I have no problem trying to help toughen him up. A regular event each day is when Jack says ‘run’ and I chase him around in circles around the kitchen table. I try to stay on my toes, so I don’t bother the people downstairs too much. Jack usually calls for me once his nap is done. In this case I am the rescuer, and I calm him down with a snack or lunch. What does bath time means for Jack and I? Jack used to hate baths, but now he has a lot of fun. I try to distract him while I wash his hair, because he still doesn’t like getting water in his face. I usually sit right next to the bath and spray him with water or help him with whatever he needs. I usually end up getting splashed a bit, but usually it is fun and Jack ends up nice and clean. Jack always goes to his mommy after his bath time. It used to be because mommy would be the one who rescued him from my tortuous bathing of him. After I drop him off with his hooded towel he warms up with his mommy and he gets dressed. Sometimes, when we remember, we give Jack some lotion. He has sensitive skin, so the bath and the dry Utah air can give him some not so nice looking bumps. Recently, we have enjoyed using Aveeno baby shampoo and lotion. Avena is a Spanish word for oats, so I assume aveeno comes from a similar linguistic root. Aveeno baby products have a light oat smell that I liked a lot more than I would have guessed. Let’s just imagine we have only had vanilla, but we have never had chocolate. We wouldn’t understand how great chocolate is and what we would be missing out on. From my experience, most baby shampoo and lotion is either unscented or is lavender. However, the chocolate of the baby shampoo world are the oat scented products by Aveeno. Oats might seem like a strange thing to use to scent, not flavor, baby bath products. However, it smells great, and the Aveeno products I tried worked great as well. The Aveeno baby shampoo worked well in making a bubble bath, which Jack always likes. I especially like how well the Aveeno lotion absorbed into Jack’s skin. Check out this video to see how much Jacked liked that shampoo as well!