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How To Find Trustworthy Brands You’ll Love

Written by Jennifer Traynor

Sick of wasting your time on brands that disappoint you? Discover dependable products with BrandSpark as your guide for finding the best of the best.

Have you ever found yourself standing in the store trying to choose a new product you have never tried before? Perhaps you are a new mom and you are unsure of what the best diapers and wipes are to use. How do you decide what to choose?

If you’re like me, you might like to look into whether a particular brand has a reputation for being of good quality and will provide the results you’re looking for. I like to ask family and friends for suggestions, but usually I take to the Internet to see what other people are saying. It can be a tedious task, though, clicking from site to site and reading reviews, which is why I’ve often taken the “let’s try and see” approach in the past.

It’s taken a lot of trial and error to find what works best for various chores around the house, but I now have my go-to items for keeping our home clean, which is not easy with two young kids running around!

Over the years I have tried many different products for household cleaning. It’s taken a lot of trial and error to find what works best for various chores around the house (looking at you, foaming stain remover!), but I now have my go-to items for keeping our home clean—not easy with two young kids running around.

My biggest battle over the past few years has been laundry. It’s amazing how such tiny bodies can produce so much mess, resulting in stains in nearly every item of clothing they come in contact with. I have spent countless hours scrubbing and spraying my kids clothes trying to get out those pesky stains and lost the battle many times! I became determined to find the best detergent and stain remover to win my laundry struggle, which I finally found with Tide Simply Clean and Fresh and Resolve Oxi Action spray.

As my kids get older I find I have to vacuum more often, especially our kitchen. My three-year-old is one messy eater, always leaving evidence of her meal on the table, chair and floor (essentially anywhere within a half a kilometre radius). Carrying our bigger Dyson vacuum from top floor to main floor, room to room, was becoming a hassle, so we searched for something smaller for quick vacuuming jobs. Since we were already happy with the Dyson we owned, we decided to get another one and opted for the cordless Motorhead model. I simply cannot live without this vacuum! It’s light and compact, making it easy to grab for a quick clean up, whether it’s in the kitchen after my daughter has left crumbs everywhere, or to bring out to the car when she’s spilled Cheerios in her car seat.

Having cleaning products that get the job done well is essential for this busy mom. Among work, family life and household chores my routine can get hectic, but I still make the time to ensure that I look and feel my best. That is why having reliable health and beauty products is a must. I have sensitive skin so when it comes to soaps and body washes, I only use Dove. It’s gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling soft. I use Aveeno’s Positively Radiant daily moisturizer with SPF to keep my skin from feeling dry and protect it from the sun’s UV rays. And when I want a make-up fix without too much effort I simply grab my Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm (I use the Hibiscus shade) and CoverGirl mascara (I love their Clump Crusher one in the green tube). This round-up of health and beauty brands makes it easier for this mama to achieve a polished look in just minutes!

It was no surprise to me to find all of my favourite brands on BrandSpark’s most trusted list.

Finding the products I can depend on has meant trying ones that I didn’t like at all. Researching products on the Internet was overwhelming and time consuming. Having one site to get the answers you need certainly makes the job easier; which is why I was happy to discover BrandSpark. They eliminate the guesswork by polling thousands of Canadians each year to determine a list of the most trusted brands in dozens of categories.

It was no surprise to me to find all of my favourite brands on BrandSpark’s most trusted list. These brands have proven time and time again that they are not only dependable but also have staying power. Save yourself the hassle of trying products that just don’t work. Look for the BrandSpark Most Trusted logo to find the most trusted products as voted by over 20,000 Canadians.

Oh, and to the new mom who might still be wondering which brand offers the best diapers and wipes. Well, I used Pampers. I wonder if you’ll find it on this list? 😉

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*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Parent Life Network or their partners.