This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. I received a complimentary bottle of Ultra Downy Fabric Conditioner to try for the purposes of better understanding the benefits of this product. 

It’s not secret that babies love soft things. And, they have a lot of Blankies. Combine the two and you’ve got one happy little one year old on your hands, or at least – I do! Here’s where it gets tricky – I was diagnosed early last winter with Raynaud’s Syndrome and the cold has a very negative effect on me. Before I fully understood why the cold effected me so badly I installed an electric fireplace next to my bed, then flannel sheets, two comforters and a super heavy quilt later, I was still cold. My little gray fleece blanket was just the extra touch of warmth I needed. That was, until baby Chloe decided she really, really liked my gray fleece blanket as it was somehow much better than hers. 

Eventually, my husband bought me an adorable snowman fleece throw to replace the gray one and we were both happy little sleepers. Until, one cold evening when we snuggled up into the rocking recliner for a book, complete with my cozy fleece blanket. It’s softer than the old one she’d inherited and she just loved it. Whenever she’d have trouble falling asleep I would swap with her and the soft snowmen blankie always seemed to do the trick. For her, anyway. It wasn’t long before I realized that I, at 36 years old, had formed an attachment to my blankie and it was getting sort of hard to share. It was a seasonal purchase so buying another at this point really wasn’t an option so I’m back to my gray blankie because, well, baby Chloe is too cute and hard to resist and I kind of really love it when babies sleep well. 


Alas, there’s a happy ending for me, too. Gray blankie meet Ultra Downy April Fresh Scent Liquid Fabric Softener available at Walmart here. I washed both blankets and used my Ultra Downy and ended up with two uber soft blankies that smell amazing and that keeps both of us spoiled ladies happy! Not only do we get equally soft blankets, but Downy fabric conditioner helps protect your clothes (and blankets) so that they last longer, keep their shape, resist fading and have some protection from pilling and fuzz (especially great for your load of towels!). 

How Downy Protects Clothes

During a ride around the washing machine, garments pull stretch, and rub together. Downy conditions, strengthens, and lubricates each fiber to protect clothing from the friction, and agitation of typical washing cycle.  In addition to the protection Downy fabric conditioner offers, turning garments inside out, and washing soft fabrics like cotton on the gentle cycle will keep your clothes looking the best. doesn’t matter if you’re looking to protect that one-of-a-kind thrift-store find or maintain your favorite dress so you can one day pass it down to your daughter Downy extends the life of fabric by keeping your clothes looking and feeling like you just picked then up from the store. Downy Fabric Conditioner provides clothes with long-lasting freshness and reduces wrinkles better than using detergent alone.

Incorporate Downy into your laundry routine and you’ll notice a difference right away! Downy Fabric Conditioner is available at Walmart and for everyday low prices. Learn more and shop for it here.

2 thoughts on “The Tale of Two Soft Fuzzy Blankies and How Ultra Downy Saved the Day #ProtectClothesYouLove

  1. Love, love, love my April Fresh Downy! We refuse to use anything different, never compromise! Great read. Love how little Chloe lays claims on whatever she wants, and her Nonna gives in every time! <3

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