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Boredom Busters: Creating Foam

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I’m sharing #JOHNSONS in my life as part of a JOHNSON’S® sponsored series for Socialstars™.

My oldest son started pre-school this year and younger brother doesn’t like it.

Boredom Busters: Creating Foam

Not that Number Two had a voice in the whole thing, although he seems to think he should be the determining vote. Boys in the two-year-old, making-sure-you-know I-have-opinions stage can be very adamant!

With only seventeen months between my boys’ ages, they’ve become quite the champions for each other. Warms this mama’s heart.

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But part of our decision to put Number One in preschool this year was so my younger son and I could have more one-on-one time. Turns out, Mommy and me time is welcomed by Number Two, but it’s obvious I don’t take the place of big brother.

As much as I’d like to, I can’t play all day with him. I have photography sessions, blog commitments, regular wife-mom-home-maker duties. You know the drill.

But this week, I had inspiration. I had a victory.

Big brother was home. I was working on this JOHNSON’S® HEAD TO TOE™ post. I really like their products. The scent alone makes my nose happy, but what makes me comfortable about their bath time washes, creams and cleansing cloths is the fact that JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE™ Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash is clinically proven to be safe and gentle enough for a baby’s delicate skin, even during those first few days of life. If needed, you can also use Bath time for sensitive skin.

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Total aside: did you know baby’s skin is up to 30% thinner and loses moisture two times faster than an adult’s? That’s why moisturizing is so important for wee ones. It’s also why I love using JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE® extra moisturizing baby cream.

Anyway, since my boys have proven JOHNSON’S® claim that their products are safe for sensitive eyes, I decided to make foam with their new Head-to-Toe Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash.

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I put four squeezes of baby wash into the bowl of my stand mixer and added a few drops of food coloring (the food coloring is not necessary but I thought my boys would get a kick out of it). I turned it on high and slowly poured ¼ cup of hot water in, letting it whip on high until it increased in size. That small amount of soap created half a mixing bowl of fun foam.

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Playing with that would have been enough but knowing how my guys like water play, I filled a tub with water and put the foam on top. Both boys loved it.

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Big brother’s teases and attention did wonders for little brother. Bonus: my backyard smelled amazing (I LOVE the new scent) AND I got my work done.

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Yeah, I recommend JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE™ baby wash. You might like it because it’s perfectly Ph balanced and infused with vitamin E and baby oil for tender skin.

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But that day, I liked it because boredom buster foam gave my pre-schooler and his lonesome little brother something they could delight in…together.

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