Giving the Gift of Sleep to an Expecting Mom with Pampers

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  As a member of the Pampers Baby Board, a gift card was provided to facilitate this mission.  All opinions remain 100% mine.

One of my favorite parts of being a member of the Pampers Baby Board is being able to complete fun “missions” in my hometown.  This month we were tasked with “Giving the Gift of Sleep” to a new or expecting Mom in our community in honor of the biggest innovation in Pampers’ more than 50 year history.

Pampers diapers are now three times drier than ordinary diapers featuring an absorb away liner to keep baby dry for up to 12 glorious hours.  The new diaper can result in the best possible experience for baby and a good night sleep for Mom and Dad.  Now, it was my turn to share my Mom experience with an expecting Mom and deliver “the gift of sleep.”

A good friend of mine is expecting her first baby in January!  The baby is much anticipated by family and friends so I thought I would share my tips and tricks by putting together a basket full of items guaranteed to hep the new parents get some rest.

After searching her baby registry, I decided on a few sleep specific items.  First, I purchased some lavender scented baby lotion to get baby relaxed and ready for bed.  Both of my babies slept best when swaddled, so a Swaddle Me blanket is essential for this basket along with a lovey for when baby gets older.  To help soothe a fussy baby, I included a white noise machine (my girls still go to bed with the same lullabyes I played when they were infants).  A video enabled baby monitor is such a great idea because when Mom knows her baby is safely sound asleep, it’s much easier to drift off herself. I also selected some crib sheets in brown and cream to match the nursery theme to make sure baby is warm and cozy.

Not to forget about the new parents, I added a gift card to a restaurant so they can enjoy a night out or pick up dinner to enjoy at home.  To make sure Mom is pampered and relaxed, I included a gift card to a local salon for some primping.  Last but certainly not least, I rounded out the gift basket with Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 and 2 along with some Pampers wipes.  With the new innovation, baby can stay dry all night and let Mom and Dad get some sleep, too!

This “Gift of Sleep” mission was so fun!  Thanks to Pampers for providing a gift card allowing me to surprise a friend and celebrate her new little miracle.

Superior Dryness Promotes Superior Sleep {Pampers Giveaway}

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

Even though my babies are no longer real “babies,” I remember all too well the sleepless nights followed by miserable days with a sleepy baby.  My oldest was never a fan of nighttime and loved to through midnight parties, my youngest slept like a brick.  She would sleep through the barking dog, the telephone ringing, the television and even a vacuum cleaner.  But, a wet diaper made for a cranky and very awake baby.  As a result, I would have done anything to keep her dry if it meant sleeping through the night and after Pampers interviewed nearly 9,000 Moms, I learned that I am not the only one wishing for a superior diaper.

Moms wished.  Pampers delivered.  In the biggest innovation in Pampers’ more than 50 year history, Pampers diapers are now three times drier than ordinary diapers, which result in the best possible experience for baby.  Even better, the popular Pampers Swaddlers now have additional comfort features and come through Size 5!

I absolutely loved the softness of the Swaddlers when my babies were little and would have loved to continue using them through Size 5.   Additional Swaddlers features include a wetness indicator to signal when baby needs to be changed (great for knowing when a sleeping baby needs to be changed) and an absorb away liner to keep baby dry for up to 12 glorious hours.  Superior dryness=superior sleep!

Want to try out the new Pampers innovation?  One winner will receive a custom “New Arrival” basket filled with the Pampers products you love!  Enter below:
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Join Me for a #PampersLoveSleepPlay Twitter Party!

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Pampers Love Sleep Play Twitter Party with the Double Duty Divas

When: Thursday, August 29th at 9 pm EST
Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #PampersLoveSleepPlay
Who to Follow: @Pampers,@DoubleDutyDivas @BridgetteLa, @CoolBabyKid, @MyFourMonkeys, @WhatMommiesNeed, & @RamblingChick

Prizes: Winners will be selected at random, for a total of five (5) winners:

  •  1 one-month supply of Pampers diapers and wipes (retailing at approximately $72 each) chosen from the RSVP list
  •  3 one-month supply of Pampers diapers and wipes (retailing at approximately $72 each)chosen from the party.
  • 1 Grand prize to help your baby Love, Sleep, & Play which includes a 3 month supply of Pampers diapers and wipes, Lovie blanket, “Good Night Moon” book, Cloud B Sleep Sheep, and Playskool toy.

RSVP at http://twtvite.com/pamperslovesleepplay

Love twitter parties? Make sure to check out the Latina Mom Bloggers as they host another party with @PampersLatino on Wednesday, August 28th at 9pm EST. Follow the hashtag #PampersAmorSuenosJuegos to join and click here to RSVP.

Want the Divas to help promote your brand and promote you via Twitter to their combined 85k+ followers? Contact us at admin@doubledutydivas.com for rates.

That Moment When You Became a Parent {Pampers Giveaway}

As a Pampers Baby Board Member, a sample was received to facilitate this review.  All opinions remain 100% mine.

After six month of trying to get pregnant with our first child, my husband and I could not have been more thrilled to learn we were expecting a baby in February 2005.  Once the initial excitement began to wear off, anxiety set in.

We were having a baby.  But more importantly, the baby was having us.

Would we know what to do?  What do we feed her?  How do we change a diaper?  What if she gets sick?  Getting answers to one question only brought up more questions.  But when the big day arrived and Lily Catherine entered the world on January 31, 2005, our anxiety disappeared and was replaced with complete unconditional love and a huge sense of protection over our new little miracle.

Lily spent the first two nights in the neonatal ICU and because I was extremely anemic, I had a hard time visiting.  But my husband was a rock.  Not only did he take care of me, but watched over Lily with such compassion, love and concern that there was no doubt in my mind that he had become a Father in every sense of the word.

Pampers recognizes the very important role that dads play in your little miracles’ lives each and every day and is taking time to celebrate Dad for Father’s Day with a very special giveaway right here on Experimental Mommy.  I would love to hear all about those very special moments when you first realized that your partner (and/or YOU) had become a Father.  Enter to win this prize pack below:

  • Cool diaper bag for Dads
  • Pampers diapers/wipes for baby
  • $100 gift card for Omaha Steaks delivery
  • Special toy for little miracle and dad to have fun with together
  • $100 gift card for MLB.com

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Pampers Spring Into Color Sweepstakes {Giveaway}

As a member of the Pampers Baby Board, I received a prize pack to facilitate this post however all opinions remain 100% mine.

With two girls in my home, sometimes it feels like we live in a pink world with purple stars.  Sometimes, we get an occasional red, blue or orange shower but admittedly it is rare.  No matter what color the day brings, my daughters are certainly the rainbows of life!

This May, Pampers is celebrating all of the colors your child brings into your life with the “Spring Into Color Sweepstakes.”  To register, visit Pampers’ Facebook Page and click on the “Spring into Color” tab.  Each week they will be celebrating a different color (this week is red) by giving away a prize pack to reflect that hue such as strollers, diapers, toys and a Nikon CoolPix camera.  What’s even better is that every time you enter, you will automatically be entered to win the Grand Prize of a $5,000 gift card!

I am so excited to be able to offer my readers a Yellow Spring Into Color Prize Pack right here on Experimental Mommy! The bundle includes one free product coupon good for a pack of Pampers Diapers and wipes,  a Nikon Cool Pix S31 Digital Camera, a rubber ducky, a Just Born Ducky hooded towel, a Playskool Park Kickin’ Giraffe toy, and a LeapFrog Learn N Groove Color Play Drum.  Enter below:
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Join the Pampers Valentine’s Play Date Pin Party

The winner is #23 Jen Q.  Congrats!

My husband and I were high school sweethearts, so we have been together for over 21 years (wow, has it really been that long?).  Each Valentine’s Day, he brings me a single red rose….sometimes in person, sometimes left on my pillow and other times I have found it in my car.  Since having two daughters, I adore the fact that he now brings me the traditional red rose and each daughter gets a single pink rose.  My heart melts.

Let’s face it, after you have kids, Valentine’s Day takes on a whole new meaning.  It becomes a celebration of family and the ways you can express your love for each other.  A great idea to include the kids in Valentine’s Day is to plan a special parent/child play date.

To kick off this special Valentine’s Play Date, Pampers is hosting a #PampersPlayDate Pinterest Party!  Through the party, parents can share their ideas on how to make a play date extra special including great venue ideas, the perfect outfit from The Children’s Place and essential gear for a successful play date from Pampers.

Joining in the party will be totally fun, but to make it interesting, we have decided to award one participant with a $200 The Children’s Place Gift Card and a YEAR supply of Pampers diapers and wipes!

Here’s how to play:

Want something else to celebrate?  From February 1st-11th, make a purchase at The Children’s Place and receive 25 Pampers Gifts to Grow Points!

Need some inspiration?  Check out my sample #PampersPlayDate Pinterest Board.

Be sure to link up your Pinterest Board below to qualify.  One winner will be chosen at random from qualifying entries.  Contest ends 2/11/13 at 11:59pm CST.  Open to US Residents only.

 

 

 

Get Pampers Swaddlers in Size 4/5 at Target! {Giveaway}

It’s no secret around here that I am a huge advocate for Pampers.  Both of my daughters wore Pampers throughout their diaper wearing years starting with the Newborn size Pampers Swaddlers.  I have always loved the quilted softness of Swaddlers as well as the stretchy overlapping fasteners which provided a perfect fit for both of my babies.

Once my daughters outgrew the Swaddlers, we switched to the Pampers Baby Dry which we loved as well.  But, I will admit that I missed the softness of the Swaddlers which seemed much more comfortable for my girls.  While I no longer have a need for diapers in my home, I am pleased to tell you that Swaddlers are now available in Sizes 4 and 5!  In fact, you can find the entire Swaddlers line (from preemie to Size 5) in Target stores nationwide.  To celebrate, if you buy two Economy packs of either Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers or Baby Dry at Target between January 27th and February 2nd, you will receive a free $20 Target gift card!

Want to learn more?  Join Mom It Forward and well known blogger Audrey McClelland tonight (January 22nd) from 9-10pmEST for a Twitter Party to learn tips and tricks on how to make your life 4 to 5 time easier!  Get more details and RSVP here.

Because I am super excited about the release of the Swaddlers in Sizes 4 and 5, I wanted to offer you a chance to win a Pampers Prize Pack including a $10 Target gift card, the First Years Deluxe Fold and Go diapering kit, Pampers wipes (64 count) and Swaddlers (size 4/5).  Enter to win below!

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This post is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy.  While product was received from Procter & Gamble for myself and the winner, all opinions remain 100% my own.

Pampers Celebrates Beautiful Morning Moments {Giveaway}

My absolute favorite part of the day is waking up my 4 year old daughter.  Every single morning, she wakes with a huge smile on her face and jumps up to hug me always singing, “Good Morning, Mommy!”  No matter what is on my agenda for the day, her smile makes the morning much sweeter.

This November, Pampers is celebrating these Beautiful Morning Moments by partnering with Singer-Songwriter Jewel and her one year old son, Kase.  On Friday, November 16th at 10:30am CST, join Jewel and her son for a “Live Chat” on Pampers Facebook page.  From her Texas ranch home, Jewel will share her Beautiful Morning Moment with a live, exclusive acoustic sing-along and reading of her recently-released children’s book, ‘That’s What I Do.’

To top off this amazing campaign, Pampers is helping you celebrate with 30 Days of Prizes!  Head over to Pampers Facebook page and click on the “30 Days of Prizes” tab for your chance to win daily prizes that will ensure you and your little ones have a beautiful morning such as Pampers diapers which offer up to 12 hours of overnight protection.  There are seven prize packs that will rotate throughout the 3o days.  Plus, each entry will also enter you into the Grand Prize Giveaway–a $5,000 gift card to use to design your family’s own ideal beautiful morning moment!  I would use the $5,000 to whisk my family off to a secluded tropical island where we could enjoy to beautiful weather and sunrise together.

So, I want to know….what is your ideal beautiful morning moment?  Tell me in the comments below and enter using the Rafflecopter widget to win the following prize pack:

  • Jumbo Pack of Pampers Baby Dry
  • Jumbo Pack of Pampers Cruisers
  • Tub of Pampers Sensitive Wipes
  • Nikon Coolpix 16.0 megapixel digital camera
  • “That’s What I’d Do” Children’s Book – By Jewel
  • “The Merry Goes Round” DELUXE CD – By Jewel

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This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  I am a member of the Pampers Baby Board but all opinions are 100% my own.  Giveaway open to US Residents Only.

I #PAMPERed an Expecting Mom with a Ding Dong Diaper Ditch!

When my daughter was born, she was blessed to have so many family and friends that wanted to meet and hold her for the first time.  Oftentimes, my house seemed to have a revolving door.  While I loved having so much support, I have to admit that it was rather exhausting.  Trying to look like I had it all together and this whole “new Mom” thing was a piece of cake took every ounce of strength and patience I had in me.

As part of the Pampers Baby Board, I recently learned about a new trend called a “Ding Dong Diaper Ditch” which was featured on Happy Home Fairy.  Basically, the Mom gets pampered with a box of diapers without having to entertain guests.  Simply leave the diapers on the doorstep, ring the bell….and RUN!

Today, I decided to Ding Dong Diaper Ditch a friend of mine that is expecting Baby Boy #2 next month.  Thank to Pampers, I was able to leave two boxes of diapers as well as a few coupons for more free diapers for the Mom to either use for herself or to pay it forward to another unsuspecting Mom.  Check it out:


I had a blast surprising my friend!  She has already figured out it was me (I guess the disguise didn’t work as well as I had hoped) and was so grateful for the gift for her new baby boy.  Share the love….get out and Ding Dong Diaper Ditch with Pampers!

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  I am a member of the Pampers Baby Board.  All opinions remain 100% mine.

Join the #PampersPinParty and Win a Year of Free Diapers!

If you read this blog at all, you now that I am a Pampers fanatic!  When my first daughter was born, I was given a pack of Pampers Swaddlers at my baby shower and I haven’t looked back.  Since then, I was honored to be selected for the Pampers Baby Board where I get behind the scenes access to new products and initiatives to share with my readers….and today is no different!

I am co-hosting the first ever Pampers Pin Party where you can win a years worth of free Pampers diapers or a goodie basket filled with diapers and wipes for participating.  Have you heard of a Pin Party?  Tell me you are on Pinterest.  If not, go now and sign up.  You can thank me later.

So, how do you win?  It’s simple!  Follow these easy steps and join in the fun:

  1. Sign in to your Pinterest account and create a Board entitled “Baby Shower Ideas #PampersPinParty“.
  2. Start pinning!  Pin at least 10 ideas to your virtual bulletin board such as cute baby shower party themes, party favors, baby shower gifts, shower games, etc.
  3. One of your pins must be THIS POST.  Please pin the yellow STAR GRAPHIC to your board.
  4. One pin must be a product from Pampers.com.
  5. All of your pins must have #PampersPinParty in the description.
  6. Link your board URL to the linky below so we can follow your participation!

Why should you play?

The participant with the “Most Creative” board will receive a YEAR OF FREE PAMPERS DIAPERS.  And the participant with the most re-pins will win a goodie basket filled with Pampers diapers and wipes!

Still confused?  Need some inspiration?  Follow me on Pinterest and check out the board I created!  Want more ways to win?  Visit my co-hosts Double Duty Divas and What Mommies Need to find out how to increase your chances of winning!

 

 

 

The Pin Party begins Friday, August 10th and closes at 11:59pm EST on Friday, August 24th.  Experimental Mommy, What Mommies Need and Double Duty Divas are administering this contest and will be selecting winners.  We have been compensated for our time and effort.