It seems like a lifetime ago, but I remember vividly finding out when I was pregnant with Gemma. I was smitten with the idea of having another girl and close in age to Siella. When I grew up, I had the best relationship with my little sister, and I wanted my girls to experience that same bond. Siella and Gemma share the same 21-month gap as my sister Amanda and I, so they were on the right track from the start.
Growing up and even now as an adult, passing on clothing from one generation has always been a way of life. My mom saved some favorite outfits when we were growing up, and today my girls wear them with pride. Many of Siella’s clothing goes to Gemma, which I always keep that in mind when shopping for them. I sometimes splurge on Siella’s duds, knowing that Gemma will likely get some use from the same pieces, when it fits her. And the cycle doesn’t end there. Once Gemma has sprouted out of something, it’s offered to their cousin Emilia. Even the other day, Gemma put about five things into a pile and claimed it Emila’s stuff. With our bustling closets, it’s getting to a point where someone else needs to have a baby girl to share the wealth.
For those pieces that will be handed down, I always take extra care when washing. In fact, I’m like that with all my children’s clothing. Often, this hard work is thwarted by someone returning home from school with stains all over them. Siella is a frequent culprit with her arts and crafts in school, and sewing classes during the week!
Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster makes stain removal easy, keeping cherished clothes looking good. When you pair Clorox 2® with your favorite detergent, you can remove 4x more stains and brighten 2x more than using detergent alone. This stain remover is safe for all loads and all washable colored fabrics.
When the kids stain their clothing, I immediately treat it with Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster. Without fail, the stains disappear leaving their clothes looking like new again! Not only do they look good, but they are left with a clean linen scent! Stains are bound to happen especially with little ones, but I am glad to have an arsenal to combat them!
With all our family travel, I always pack a Clorox 2® Pre-Treat Stain Remover Pen in our luggage. It’s specially designed to pre-treat stains on colors, and features TripleSolve™ Technology to penetrate, dissolve and eliminate tough messes. If we are staying in a hotel, I’ll pretreat the stain and let it soak for about 10 minutes before washing it in the sink if I do not have access to a washer. The Clorox 2® Pen is always a top tip I suggest to anyone traveling with young families.
The girls love sharing and handing down their clothes, but there are some pieces that Siella can’t part with, and has stashed away for her kids one day! Good thing her keepsakes will be stain free!