Who has littles at home? The days are long and the years are short. This is true, we know it’s true, but during those long days — even when we appreciate them — sometimes we need some time for some personal hygiene!

Personally, showering is considered a luxury. With a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old, I’ve been amazed at how ok I’ve become with not being clean. It’s part of the gig, and most days, I’m too tired to care. When my husband is actually home at a decent hour, I get to shower. A real shower where I can wash my hair AND shave my legs. I’m telling you, luxury!

However, most nights/mornings I’m confined to a quick bath — yes bath, like the toddler — so I can hear the kids waking up. I love a great bubble bath as much as the next mom, but when you live in the South and there’s record heat, it’s not exactly relaxing.

Here’s some tips I picked up to help keep up with our busy schedule while attempting to keep myself clean.

Moms with littles, be sure to stock up on:

● Dry shampoo. Use it, buy it in bulk. From Amazon or with Walmart Grocery delivery — it’s somehow even more satisfying when it’s delivered straight to your front door. Consider it your best friend.
● Deodorant. Get the good stuff and apply often. Postpartum hormones be damned.
● Makeup wipes. Whether or not makeup makes it to your face that day, these wipes can help save your skin. You’ll feel better with a clean(ish) face, too. A good toner or refreshing spray can help throughout the day too. (Also great for helping you feel more awake.)
● A neighbor who can stop by for 30 minutes. Get a shower supervisor!
● Gum. If you drink as much coffee as I do, anyone you come into contact with will be thankful for this gum. And hey, it can be good for the teeth and digestive system, win-win.

Just because you’re busy keeping youngins alive doesn’t mean you can’t take care of yourself — even if it’s a super quick fix. Give these products a try to help your day run more smoothly.

What are your quick hygiene tips?