Celebrate Firsts with @Pampers #DDDivas #SwaddlersFirsts #Sponsored #Giveaway

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Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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As a mom, I have trusted Pampers Swaddlers diapers for all my babies and their little bums. They’re the softest, best diapers I’ve found for those tender little newborn behinds.

Now, Pampers Swaddlers are available up to size 5! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited about this. Having 2 little ones still in diapers, one in a size 5, and one in a size 3, I love that I can keep both of them in Swaddlers diapers now. And Carly, my youngest, will be able to stay in Swaddlers all the way through her years in diapers.

That means that Pampers Swaddlers can be there for all of her firsts… her first smile, her first tooth, her first step. With each new first Carly experiences, she can do them all in Pampers Swaddlers.

carly in pampers

To celebrate your baby’s firsts, and to celebrate the release of Swaddlers in sizes 4 & 5, Pampers has 30 days of incredible giveaways. There’s even a grand prize of FREE Swaddlers diapers & wipes for a year! You can join in the celebration on the Pampers Facebook Page – just visit the special app where you can win daily prize bundles and enter to win the fantastic grand prize!

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I also want you to make sure you to be sure and join the #SwaddlersFirsts Twitter Party. Here are all the details:

  • WHEN: Thursday, December 5 at 9pm EST
  • RSVP: http://twtvite.com/SwaddlersFirsts
  • WHO TO FOLLOW:  @Pampers, @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick
    • 3 – Celebrating Firsts Gift Packs (ARV $250), which include:
      • Baby’s First Friend DouDou Bear Plush Doll
      • Baby’s First Tooth & First Curl Treasure Boxes
      • Baby’s First Words Book
      • Baby’s First Steps Plush Toy
      • $50 Shutterfly Gift Card to celebrate all the “firsts” moments
      • Baby’s First Bath Robe
      • Pampers Swaddlers
    • Grand Prize: A Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera worth $450!

That is one twitter party you don’t want to miss!

Also be sure to connect with Pampers in the following ways:

Now, Pampers and I want to help you celebrate your baby’s first milestones. Use the rafflecopter gadget below to enter to win a Pampers First Prize Pack that contains the following items:

  • Baby’s First Friend Doudou Bear Plush Doll
  • Baby’s First Tooth and First Curl Treasure Box
  • Baby’s First Words Book
  • Baby’s First Steps Plush Toy
  • Pampers Swaddlers

Good luck!! The giveaway ends at 11:59pm on December 17th.

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@Pampers Daylight Savings Sleep Tips #DDDivas #DivasSleep #Sponsored

Sample ReceivedDisclaimer: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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The end of daylight savings time is tough – especially when you’ve got kids. While gaining that extra hour is fantastic for adults who need to catch up on sleep, it can throw a monkey wrench into the sleep cycles of our little ones. When they’re normally getting up at 6:30 in the morning, all of a sudden, they’re now getting up at 5:30. Less sleep for mom is never a good thing. While we might not need our sleep to be beautiful, most of us need it in order to be pleasant. (That’s true in my case, anyway.)

There are things you can do to adjust the time change for your little ones gradually so it’s not a huge adjustment all at once. (Please note, the tips I’m going to be sharing below are best for babies that are 5 months and older.)

Here are a few of my favorite tips from Kim West, LCSW-C, Sleep Lady Solutions, LLC on how to help your baby sleep better during time change:

  • Make sure that your children are well-napped during the day so that when the time change takes effect having a later-feeling bedtime isn’t as much of an issue. (Sticking to your daily routine as much as possible will really help baby sleep better at night. And don’t forget to get some fresh air every day!)
  • Make sure that you watch your baby for sleepy cues carefully. Make sure that you’re changing your baby’s diaper right before your child goes into the crib for naps or bedtime. (There is nothing more important than keeping baby dry all night. That’s why I’m so thankful for Pampers Baby Dry Diapers!)
  • To ensure that your children know when it’s time to sleep, rely on your established soothing bedtime routine.

For this review, I received a pack of Pamper’s Baby Dry Diapers and a super cute pair of pajamas from The Children’s Place. Look how sweet Carly looks in her new pajamas:

the children's place pajamas

I love the bold, bright colors on the PJs. But what I love even more, is what’s under the pajamas: her Pamper’s Baby Dry Diapers. We recently made the switch from Swaddlers to the Baby Dry diapers, and I love them! They keep Carly dry all night long, and I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night with her to change her (and her pajamas, and the sheets on the crib.) I love that they offer 12 hour protection, so she can sleep peacefully all night long.

Before I get to the fantastic little giveaway I have planned for you, I want to make sure you know all about the #PampersSleepChat Twitter Party. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this!

When: November 7th at 9pm EST.

Why? We’ll chat about how the end of Daylight Savings Time can affect sleep patterns & get tips on easing the transition from The Sleep Lady, Kim West.

What You Can Win:

  • $50 AMEX Gift Card, $25 Children’s Place Gift Card, Pampers product and book by Kim West.
  • $100 AMEX Gift Card, Pampers Product, series of books by Kim West
  • Grand Prize: $500 AMEX Card to purchase sleep items such as a new crib, video monitor, etc.

Be sure to follow the hosts: To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, sleep expert @TheSleepLady and our sponsor @Pampers.

Hurry and RSVP Today!: http://twtvite.com/pamperssleepchat

Now, let’s get to the giveaway! Thanks to DoubleDutyDivas and Pampers, I get to give one lucky winner a pack of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers and a pair of Pajamas from The Children’s Place. To enter, just use the rafflecopter gadget below.

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#Sponsored: Giving the Gift of Sleep from @Pampers #DDDivas #DivasSleep {Giveaway}

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Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Pampers Gift of Sleep

I recently had the opportunity to give “The Gift of Sleep” to a new mom in my community thanks to Double Duty Divas and Pampers. What an honor – and what fun I had!

First, I had to think of a mom who had recently given birth and I felt could use the gift of sleep. Having just given birth to my seventh baby this past February, I understand exactly what the gift of sleep could mean to a mom.

My mind immediately went to a sweet woman that I had the opportunity to meet through my local MOPS group. She recently gave birth to her 4th child, a sweet little boy named Jaxon. (Talk about a cutie!) I knew that with 4 children under the age of 9, Christy would appreciate the gift of sleep.)

Pampers sent me a $100 Visa Gift Card to put together my version of “The Gift of Sleep.” So many ideas started running through my mind, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had shopping for Christy, her husband Allan, and their new baby Jaxon. I purchased a bunch of items and put them all into a reusable tote. (After all, what mom doesn’t love somewhere to store stuff?!)

Pampers Gift of Sleep

Want to know what was included in the gift basket?

For Mom & Dad:

  • Large soft, snuggly blanket
  • His & Hers Fuzzy Slippers
  • His & Hers Mugs
  • Sleepytime Tea
  • Soothe & Sleep Bubble Bath
  • Lavender Scented Oil with a vase and decorative reeds

For Baby:

  • Pampers Swaddlers (of course!)
  • Fuzzy Elephant Sleep Sack
  • Soft & Cuddly Elephant Blanket Pal
  • Calming Baby Bath & Lotion
  • Baby Bedtime Washcloths

I wrapped the tote with a large bow, and headed over to Christy’s house to deliver her gift.

Giving the Gift of Sleep

When I arrived to deliver the gift, I discovered that my timing could not have been more perfect. Christy’s husband had been nominated for a very prestigious award, and they were preparing to leave for an overnight trip to attend a special banquet. It was going to be their first night away from baby Jaxon. I’m hoping the items in the basket helped calm them while they were away, and that the items for Jaxon helped him sleep through the night for his caregivers.

It was such a treat to be able to spoil another mom with this gift, and I am so thankful for Double Duty Divas and Pampers for allowing me to do just that.

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Pampers knows that sleep is important to moms, and that moms crave a diaper that provides superior overnight protection. It’s just no fun when your baby wakes up in the middle of the night soaked. 🙁 So, Pampers has taken what they know, and they’ve designed a diaper that provides up to 12 hours of protection. No more 3am wake-up calls from a soaking wet baby! Be sure to check out the new and improved Pampers Swaddlers and Pampers Baby Dry diapers.

I also want to encourage you to get to know Pampers on a social level by checking them out in the following ways:

I’ve given one mom the Gift of Sleep. Now, Pampers wants to give YOU the chance to win the gift of sleep, either for yourself or for a new mom in your life. One winner will receive a Sleep Sheep Sound Machine, Cozy Blankets for Mom and Baby, and a $50 Gift Card. The giveaway will end October 28th at 11:59pm. To enter, use the rafflecopter gadget below.

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#TheClueIsInTheBlue with Luvs Diapers #Sponsored #Review @SheSpeaksUp

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As a mom of 7, and as someone who worked in daycare for close to 10 years, I cannot even begin to count the number of diapers I have changed. As I’ve had my own children, I’ve quickly learned which diapers work, and which do not. And I don’t even want to begin to calculate the amount of money my husband and I have spent on disposable diapers over the years. I’m certain it is a lot.

When I find a good diaper, that’s it for me. I immediately become brand loyal. And that’s exactly what happened when I tried the Luvs Super Absorbent diapers for this review.

Before I get to my written review, I want to share my video review of these diapers. Please take a moment and watch.

Direct Link to YouTube here.

It’s really, really true. I love these diapers.

As I mentioned in the video review, Gage is a super soaker. I have tried everything with him. I tried cloth diapers – with up to FIVE inserts in there for overnight. He soaked through that. I’ve tried “overnight” diapers. Those were great during the day, but he’d still wake up every single morning soaked to the bone. For two years, I have been trying to find something – anything – that will keep him dry all night long. It has been awful.

When I was first asked to be a part of this program, I will admit I was really skeptical. I’ve tried Luvs in the past, and they just didn’t cut it for Gage. That, and I just wasn’t happy with Luvs’ “breastfeeding” commercial. But, they made big promises about being more absorbent, so I figured I’d give it a try. We all deserve second chances, right?

Let me tell you, I was blown away! For the first time, Gage woke up dry *every morning* for an entire week. You have no idea how amazing that was for both of us. He was sleeping better, which meant *I* was sleeping better. I didn’t have to wash his sheets and blankets every.single.morning. I’m pretty sure the first morning, choirs of angels were singing “The Hallelujah Chorus.” 🙂 Ok, maybe not, but I’m certain I shouted for joy.

Luvs has really outdone themselves this time. They’ve taken their adorable little purple monkey diapers, and they have transformed them into something even more fantastic! Now they’re cute and absorbent. And they’re exactly what I went out to buy this afternoon when I ran out of diapers from this review.

I really want to encourage you to head out to your local Walmart and pick up a pack of Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers with Night Lock. Remember, “The Clue is in the Blue.” Look for the package with the blue seal on the front. They’re the diapers that will truly blow your mind! (And there will be no more “blowouts” from your little one!) 🙂

I am super impressed with the new Super Absorbent Luvs diapers, and they have made a believer out of me. After a week of peaceful sleeping, this Mama will now be using Luvs for her little super soaker.

I want to encourage you to connect with Luvs in the following ways:

Do you have a super soaker in your life? Will you be giving new Luvs diapers a try?


Pampers Limited Edition Team USA Diapers {Ends 5/9}

Pampers is up to all sorts of exciting things! As we all know, the London 2012 Olympic Games are right around the corner. Excitement is already building, and I know how much my family is looking forward to cheering on Team USA.

In 2010, Pampers sponsored the Vancouver Olympic Games, and they are continuing their commitment to the littlest of athletes…. babies!

Pampers has recently announced their partnership with two-time Olympic Games Gold Medalist {in Beach Volleyball} and Team USA Hopeful, Kerri Walsh, and have introduced Pampers Limited Edition “USA” diapers and wipes that will be hitting store shelves mid-April.

And if that isn’t enough, they’ve also launched a Facebook sweepstakes just for Pampers Facebook fans.

Beginning April 16th, and running through May 19th, parents can visit the “Team USA Sweeps” tab on the Pampers Facebook page and register for a chance to win the grand prize trip: One family of 4 will attend the London 2012 Olympic Games and attend the first ever Pampers Playground event alongside Team USA Hopeful, Kerri Walsh, and her husband and sons. {Grand Prize Winner will be drawn on or around May 21st.} They will also be randomly selecting weekly winners between now and August 12th to receive a prize pack consisting of a one month’s supply of Pampers Limited Edition Team USA diapers and wipes as well as a souvenir volleyball signed by Kerri Walsh.

Don’t wait another minute! Hurry on over to the Pampers Facebook Page and enter today!

In order to help build excitement for their new partnership, Pampers has asked me to give away a prize pack to one lucky Blessed Beyond Words reader. One winner will receive Pampers Limited Edition “USA” diapers (economy box MSRP $50; approx. 140+ diapers SIZE 3) and wipes (MSRP $3.99; approx. 72 wipes). Enter using the rafflecopter gadget below.

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Disclaimer: I have received an economy box of Pampers Limited Edition Team USA diapers and a box of wipes from Pampers in exchange for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.