Bringing out the #Softside

October 21, 2013

Living in a trailer isn’t easy. Camping is fun, but camping for weeks on end with a baby and 3 cats, through wind and heat, outside a church….. not quite so fun. Downy is well known for makes fabrics soft, and now Downy and P&G want to help make the hard things in life softer! So, this fall, I am striving to make the hard things of living in a camper a little soften.

The #Softside of Baby Bedtime

The trailer is small and Micah’s Pack ‘N Play is on a folded out couch. It’s not his quiet bedroom, sturdy crib, or familiar surroundings. We keep Micah’s bedtime routine familiar and happy by using the #softside. That is, the #softside of his little sleeping football fleece, rabbit blanket, and puppy.

Sleeping Baby

Micah’s bedtime routine consists of reading a little Bible story, giving hugs and “kisses” to daddy and mommy, and turning out all the lights before sleep. Then, he gets his pacifier and lies down in his Pack ‘N Play. I tuck his two little blankets in next to him, turn on puppy’s sleep time music, and walk away. Some nights, he cries and I have to go back a time or two. Other nights, he settles right in. We couldn’t keep up this routine without a good fabric softener to keep his cuddly toys cuddly!

softside baby

Downy wants to help you make the hard things soft with their #softside campaign! Check it out on Facebook and Twitter!

What would you like to see Downy turn soft? Leave a comment on your favorite Downy #softside Facebook posts and in the comments section below for a chance to have Downy re-create one of you #softside moments!

How to Enter: Comment about what you would like to Downy make softer.

Then: Fill out the entry form and complete other options for more entries

Remember to come back everyday for more entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via the email registered in Rafflecopter. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 25th, 2013


Downy has asked me to participate in this program. I am being compensated for my participation in the program but all my opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Downy or the Proctor & Gamble Company.


  1. Michelle C says:

    I wish my hard office chair could be softened up! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  2. Michelle C says:

    The original Downy scent is my favorite.

  3. Stephanie V. says:

    our towels and bed clothes
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  4. Terri Egelund says:

    I would like softer towels.

  5. ellen beck says:

    I would love to see cruel peoples hearts softer.

  6. Jessie C. says:

    i would like Downy makes my sweater soft.

  7. Jessie C. says:

    I like Downy Mountain Spring Scent

  8. stephanie says:

    my towels!

  9. stephanie says:

    i love Downy Mountain Spring Scent

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the mountain spring scent.

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    My Pajamas and robe.

  12. Margaret Smith says:

    I love the original scent.
    Thanks again.

  13. Mary Casper says:

    my sheets and pillowcaSES

  14. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I would love to have my blankets softer.

  15. Rebecca Parsons says:

    My favorite Downy Scent is Original.

  16. brandi walters says:

    i want my bedding and blankets to be soft..

  17. I’d love all of my uncomfortable but so beautiful high heels to be made softer! 🙂

  18. tammy shelton says:

    I like Downy to make my Beach Towels softer.

  19. sarah hirsch says:


  20. sarah hirsch says:

    the Infusions Citrus Spice scent sounds great

  21. Ann Fantom says:

    I like Downy’s April Fresh scent

  22. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to see Downy make my sheets softer.

  23. Katie Roch says:

    I would like to see Downy make my towels softer.

  24. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like Downy to make my bike seat softer :).

  25. Suzanne K says:

    The chair at my desk please

  26. Suzanne K says:

    I love the lavendar

  27. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to have softer towels.

  28. Mary Cloud says:

    I’d like to see my husband’s workclothes softer
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  29. Michelle Weaver says:

    my towels…they’re so scratchy

  30. Michelle Weaver says:

    I like the original downy scent

  31. ellen beck says:

    My favorite scent is the old original!

  32. My bedding

  33. I’d definitely like my bedding to get softer.

  34. my bath towels

  35. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d like to have my towels and sheets softened – thank you.

  36. Barbara Montag says:

    My favorite is Airy Fresh.

  37. i want downy to make car interiors softer, thanks!

  38. i’m a sucker for the original scent.

  39. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I want Downy to make my winter gowns softer.

  40. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love the classic Downy scent. Original?

  41. I’d like Downy to make my knees softer going up stairs.
    Thanks for the contest.

  42. Lavender is my favorite scent.

  43. Dawn Monroe says:

    I have an old house robe that Ive had for years. My family makes fun of it but I love it and would love Downey to make it softer.

  44. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like the original scent but I havent tried the others.

  45. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love Mountain scent!

  46. Lisa Brown says:

    i would like to see my headphone made softer

  47. Lisa Brown says:

    i like Ultra Downy Spring Lavender

  48. I like the Ultra Downy Mountain Spring scent.

  49. I’d like softer blankets.

  50. I like the Sage Jasmine Thrill.

  51. I would like softer sheets & pillowcases!

  52. I like their Fresh scent!

  53. Softer sheets!

  54. Eileen Richter says:

    I’d like Downy to make my daughter’s transition to her job and day without her lil’ girl softer.

  55. courtney b says:

    mountain spring is nice 🙂

  56. Sonya Morris says:

    I would love for Downy to make our winter coats softer.

  57. Patty Jester says:

    I love the way Downy makes my towels and sheets softer and they smell so good.

  58. I’d like Downy to make the rest of the year softer. It includes the memorial date of my eleven year old daughter’s passing, another Thanksgiving with an empty plate, her (Olivia’s) birthday and then of course Christmas.

    Think Downy could soften any of that up?

  59. I like the original Downy scent. I always use almost twice as much as recommended when I wash my linens. Love it.

  60. kathy dalton says:

    I would love for Downy to make my comforter softer

  61. I would like Downy to make my blankets and sheets softer.

  62. I would love to win this prize.

  63. I love how soft downy makes blankets for my baby but anecdotally I’d love it if Downy could make my tile floor softer just when the baby is about to fall.

  64. my entire bed!

  65. i like the original

  66. shelly peterson says:

    I would like my bedding to be softer

  67. shelly peterson says:

    I like the Downy Spring Lavender

  68. I like the Airy Fresh scent

  69. kathy dalton says:

    i have always used the original scent but id love to try mountain spring

  70. Kimberly Kihega says:

    I’d like it to soften my sheets!

  71. I would like to see Downy make my towels softer

  72. Debra Hall says:

    my blankets but im all about that wonderful smell

  73. jessica bray says:

    My towels!

  74. my towels! They aren’t soft enough

  75. I would like to see Downy make my bath towels softer.

  76. My favorite Downy Scent is Original.

  77. christine burd says:

    I would love to make my sheets softer

  78. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I would love for downy to make my comforter softer!

  79. I would like for Downy to make my sheets and towels softer.

  80. my towels!

  81. Pamela james says:

    I would like to see my blankets softened up.

  82. I love the mountain scent

  83. I like the original scent best.

  84. Anecdotally I’d love to see any surface my child is about to fall on softer… ie the tile or hardwood floors.

  85. The spring lavender scent is so nice and soothing.

  86. My bath towels could sometimes use some softening with Downy.

  87. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    my towels and t-shirts

  88. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    Downy Spring Lavender

  89. karen medlin says:

    I would love to see Downy make the little guy PJ and sleepers softer

  90. karen medlin says:

    My favorite scent is the Downy Febreze Fresh scent

  91. courtney b says:

    they could make my puppy softer!!!

  92. Would love to have softer baby muslins. Right now some of our favorites are a little scratchy and stiff.

  93. I love Downy’s Original Scent best.

  94. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d love to have my bedsheets and blankets softer

  95. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like the April Fresh scent

  96. Oh I would love Downy to make my sheets and comforter softer!

  97. I wish Downy could make the floor softer for babies who are learning to walk!

  98. I like Utra Downy Clean Breeze Scent.

  99. steve weber says:

    the ultra clean breeze.

  100. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Like To See Downy Make My High Heels Softer!

  101. I like the Mountain Spring, it smells so fresh

  102. I’d like to see Downey make exercising softer and gentler

  103. The falls and bumps from my 12 month old who is learning to walk!

  104. I love the spring lavender scent!

  105. I would love for Downey to make the ground softer every time my son falls off his bike

  106. I would like Downy to make my sheets softer. I really like to slid into soft, sweet smelling sheets.

  107. Rebecca Peters says:

    I would like to see my towels get softer

  108. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like their original scent

  109. tina reynolds says:

    my towels could always use to be softer

  110. I’d like our grass to be softer. it’s not nice to walk on.

  111. I like their original scent.

  112. Carey Miller says:

    My comforter needs to be softer. Help, Downy!

  113. I would like my bath towels to be softer.

  114. I’d like for my blankets to be softer.

  115. I wish there was a softener I could spray and make my bed soft. I love Downy!

  116. I would like to see my towels be softer.

  117. My favorite Downy scent is airy fresh.

  118. Susan Smith says:

    I would like Downy to make my blankets and towels softer

  119. Susan Smith says:

    I like the Downy Mountain Spring Scent

  120. Jody Sisson says:

    Sheets, Bathroom Towels and my Bath Robe.

  121. My blankets

  122. I love the original scent. It is so soft and refreshing.

  123. I love wrapping up in a nice, soft, fluffy towel after a bath, then wrapping up again in a soft bathrobe! I’d love Downy to make these even softer!

  124. Judy Chapman says:

    My throw rugs.

  125. my blankie!

  126. Kellie Conklin says:

    I would love to turn my sheets and my school chairs to be softer!

  127. Kellie Conklin says:

    Downy Mountain Spring is our favorite! It smells so nice and fresh!

  128. I’d love to have my sofa made softer!

  129. Holli Joren says:

    I would like Downy to make my sheets softer!

  130. Holli Joren says:

    My favorite scent is the one with the blue cap, haha…. uh, now I gotta go look…. Clean Breeze!

  131. I’d like for my favorite pajamas to be softer.

  132. Downy Original is the best.

  133. patty smith says:

    oh the seat of my chair and the back of it!

  134. I would like my comforter be softer. Thank you!

  135. I like the Infusions Citrus Spice Liquid. Thank you!

  136. I would like my daughter’s elephant pillow made softer. She carries it around all the time.

  137. the original scent

  138. Tanya White says:

    I would like downy to make my bath towels and socks softer.

  139. Tanya White says:

    I love the smell of Downy original.

  140. Starr Greenwell says:

    I want my bedding to be Downy softer.

  141. Starr Greenwell says:

    I really like the original Downy scent, it is so very fresh.

  142. alyce poalillo says:

    I would like to make my cats’ beds softer

  143. I’d like it if they could make some hearts softer.

  144. I like the scent free option.

  145. Donna Kellogg says:

    Our towels and blankets could be softer.

  146. scott amoroso says:

    I’d like to see them make the towels a little softer

  147. Denise Donaldson says:

    My favorite blanket

  148. Denise Donaldson says:

    my favorite downy is the original scent

  149. My pj’s & socks

  150. My favorite scent of downy is April Fresh.

  151. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id like to see them make a cat softer

  152. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like the original scent

  153. Richard Hicks says:

    would like to see my blue jeans made softer

  154. Richard Hicks says:

    I have always like the lavender scent. Great smelling clothes!

  155. I like Downy in the Infusions Orchid Allure scent!

  156. I would like Downy to make my wash cloths softer!

  157. I’d love Downy to make my earmuffs softer – especially after they itched and scratched like crazy as I wore them today!

  158. Terry Cross says:

    I would like my sheets softer

  159. Terry Cross says:

    Spring Lavender is my favorite scent

  160. I would like for Downy to make my couch softer. 🙂

  161. I love original scented Downy.

  162. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to see Downy make my couch softer.

  163. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the mountain spring scent.

  164. latisha depoortere says:

    I like it for my Pajamas and blanket!

  165. latisha depoortere says:

    I love The original Downy scent!

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