It Takes a Village

October 09, 2017

It Takes a Village

Launching our website with a whaling toddler attached to my legs took some of the excitement out of the moment. But I did realize in that moment that helping parents with daily life struggles is why we are so passionate about this business. I firmly believe that it takes a village to raise a child, I was fortunate enough to have grown up among a village as well as raising my children among the same village.  Having efficiency in day to day life is near and dear to my heart. I am a mom, a step-mom, a co-parent, and a wife. Efficiency is everything. 

Babies are work and clothing them is a job in itself. Sometimes I wonder where all these clothes even belong and can I just stuff random items into a drawer to make them disappear? I have a feeling I am not the only one who has had clothing struggles. Piles of clothing either needing to be washed or sorted or put away or given away. I have been on the losing side of clothing wars with my husband when space is limited and garbage bags of outgrown clothes are spilling out of the closet. I have been in the trenches of the laundry room after talking myself into leaving the hamper full for another week (or two) to avoid dealing with the aftermath of what to do with the clean laundry. I have had an Auntie stop by for a random visit and spend the whole time cheerfully folding laundry to make a space to sit down on the couch. My advice to you:  Let people help you! Whether it is family or friends offering or using our BaDundle service! It is ok not to do everything yourself. We are here and we want to give your clothing struggle a manageable solution.

The idea behind BaDundle is to be a full circle clothing solution for babies. Those first couple of year’s children outgrow clothing faster than parents can keep up. We are whole heartedly dedicated to extending a helping hand to parents in the early stages of parenthood and to be a part of your village. Life with a child can be challenging, but now clothing can be simple.

 

Laundry hack for simplifying your life:

  • Give your child(ren) the responsibility. Kids as young as 5 years old can start being a part of the laundry cycle and when they are, watch the pride they have in doing something for themselves that also helps you!
  • Purchase each child a clothes hamper that they can carry themselves, that is about the size of 1 load for your washer. Work with your child so they know they are responsible for doing their own laundry when the hamper is full.
  • Teach a laundry routine. We like using the single laundry soap packets (no measuring or mess) and setting a timer for when the washer and dryer are done. When their clothes are done they can put them back in their hamper and carry it back to their bedroom and put their clothes away (all in one day!). 
  • Having kids do their own laundry eliminates sorting piles for you and gives your child(ren) the control and the ability to learn natural consequences. You can give your child(ren) a task to accomplish that they can feel good about and you have more time to enjoy life with them. No more laundry piled on the couch, beds, chairs or floor. Good luck!



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