As a mum of three i have loads of baby products in my house and one thing i seem to have a lot of in the back of my cupboard is baby blankets that never get used as we seem to have built up a bit of a collection of them over the years. Obviously i still use blankets with my baby son Jacob as he is only five months old , he has a few special ones that we got him before he was born and that he loves being wrapped up with in his pram to keep warm.
But some baby's born in poverty or in need here in the UK as well as around the world do not have a nice warm clean blanket to snuggle up to. So Dettol have teamed up with UK children's medical research Charity Sparks to work together on the Dettol baby blanket campaign.
The campaign is to encourage all of us parents who may have unused baby blankets lurking in there cupboards , like me , to donate any blankets they no longer use or need. The blanket will then be washed in Dettol Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleanser which kills 99.9 % of bacteria making the blankets nice and clean. The blankets will then be given to a baby in poverty or need.
Here is a little video about the campaign presented by the campaigns ambassador Rachel Stevens
You may be thinking that you have one or two baby blankets that you no longer use but are worried that it will cost a fortune to send them in? Well don't be as it will not cost you anything as you send them to a freepost address where they will then be washed and cleaned ready to be given to a child who would really love and appreciate a nice warm blanket. Dettol Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleanser has also pledged to donate £1 to Sparks for every blanket donated which will go towards helping UK families who are effected by serious illness or disability.
I have found a few blankets that i will posting off myself for such a worthwhile cause but i need to hurry as the campaign closes on Friday the 13th February which is in a few days time. If you too have a blanket you can donate that you no longer use then just put it in an envelope and post it to.
Dettol Baby Blanket Donation
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You can also find out more about the campaign on twitter at @DettolBlanket or following the hashtag #sharethememories