Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses

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You’ve cared for your growing baby for around 40 weeks trying to enjoy the journey while worrying about every movement, heartbeat and ultrasound. But the excitement of seeing your baby’s face, holding baby’s hand, and kissing baby’s forehead all for the first time is almost overwhelming. Heading to the hospital to have my first baby, my excitement remained but my fears quickly took over.

I don’t know how to care for a baby! How do I change a diaper? Will breastfeeding be successful? How do I give baby a bath? What if baby gets sick? What if I don’t have any motherly instincts?

Fortunately, from the moment I arrived at the hospital, I was greeted with a team of nurses that could not have been more amazing. From getting me through a NINETEEN hour labor to teaching me to breastfeed my newborn, I learned so much in my first few hours of Motherhood from the nurses assigned to me.

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Soon after birth, my daughter unfortunately had to be taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As a new Mom, I was a mess but the nurses who tended to my daughter made sure I was informed of any and all changes, answered a multitude of questions and transported me from my recovery room to the NICU anytime I asked. And they did it all with love, compassion and a smile.

I cannot thank those nurses enough for everything they did to make Lily’s first few days on Earth beautiful and my days as a Mom more than special. Pampers Swaddlers recognizing all that these amazing nurses do to make life #BetterforBaby and has created a way for you to nominate that special nurse for a Thank You Nurses Award!


From now through December 14th, you can nominate a nurse in one of three categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Postpartum. Three finalists will be announced in March 2016 who will each be honored with a short documentary showcasing their unique  and inspirational nursing stories, a one year membership to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), attendance at the 2016 AWHONN Convention and an array of Procter & Gamble products. In addition, three Pampers Swaddlers scholarships will be made available to help nurses from underrepresented groups complete their studies toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Do you know a deserving nurse? Want to honor all that they did to give your baby the very best start? Nominate them for a Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Award here before December 14th!

Even better? Enter below to win a $100 AMEX card to honor a nurse in your own neighborhood plus a pack of Pampers Swaddlers!

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  1. Stephanie Liske says:

    Take care of yourself.

  2. Sleep when the baby sleeps!

  3. A nurse helped teach me how to breastfeed.

  4. Don’t let the baby sleep in the same bed with you at the beginning.

  5. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I actually don’t remember getting any tips from a nurse

  6. Nannypanpan says:

    That its ok to supplement with formula to keep by healthy

  7. To not offer sugar water in a bottle.

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    Don’t be too proud to take someone up on a little help here or there.

  9. Sleep when the baby sleeps!

  10. Danielle Wood says:

    To think about myself sometimes

  11. Julie Wood says:

    I learned how to give a bath and how to take care of that special place on a baby and what to expect with breast feeding and babies first bowel movement. I am so glad she told me these things or I would have freaked out!

  12. A nurse taught me it was ok to remove stitches myself.

  13. A nurse taught me how to swaddle my baby

  14. shelly peterson says:

    Nurses were very good at helping and giving tips about breast feeding.

  15. Barbara Montag says:

    The best – With our first born baby a wonderful nurse suggested to do my best to trust my own judgment.
    thank you

  16. Jessica To says:

    A nurse taught me how to use the heart monitor on my son when he was a preemie.

  17. she taught me how to breastfeed

  18. Meghan Malicoat says:

    After I had my first child my nurse game me so much advice on nursing and if it wasn’t for her telling me to keep trying and giving me tips I probably would have given up.

  19. Christina Foley says:

    No one valuable tip that I remember the most, but all the advice and help the nurses in the NICU gave me with pumping and my milk supply when our daughter was born early and in the NICU. They were amazing!

  20. Sarah Hayes says:

    a nurse encouraged me to rest all I could after I had my baby, even if I felt like I needed to be doing everything else in the world

  21. heather e.g. kaufman says:

    Sleep when my kids sleep!

  22. To try and nap wheen the baby naps because at first there are plenty of sleepless nights!

  23. Susan Christy says:

    Stay calm! Everything will be fine!!

  24. Trust your instincts when you think something is wrong.

  25. The nurse that helped me after my first daughter was born taught me how to effectively breast feed.

  26. Danielle Marie says:

    just relax. babies can sense your mood. it is all natural.

  27. Never put a baby to bed with a bottle.

  28. The nurse taught me how to “unlatch” the baby correctly when nursing.

  29. amanda sakovitz says:

    Take it one day at a time

  30. To trust myself and take all other advice with a grain of salt.

  31. If you aren’t rested yourself, you are no help to anyone.

  32. One tip was to sleep whenever the baby sleeps.

  33. Richard Hicks says:

    Nurse told us to take it a day at a time and all will be fine

  34. carol clark says:

    that death is all we must go through and remember the times that made you you and that stuck with me

  35. The best tip I got was to sleep when the baby sleeps.

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  36. My nurse in high school taught me to love myself.

  37. Mary Calabrese says:

    One tip was to sleep whenever possible.

  38. Kyl Neusch says:

    Sleep when my kids sleep

  39. Don’t be afraid to ask other for help.

  40. Birdie Skolfield says:


  41. My nurse taught me how to breastfeed properly.

  42. To take time for myself and always trust my mommy instinct


  43. Ask for help

  44. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    Don’t neglect yourself because you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.

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  45. Not to stress about the new baby, and new parents learn as they go.

  46. Kim Henrichs says:

    To not wait if you think something is wrong with you – call 911 or go to the doctor, depending on severity of course.

  47. Brittney House says:

    I was told that rest is my friend from my nurse.

  48. sleep when the baby sleeps

  49. I was told a way to relax using a breathing technique by a nurse.

  50. Stephanie Larison says:

    The best advice I ever got from a nurse was from one named Vanessa when I had my first daughter. She said don’t worry about all the judging you’ll be getting from other moms who think you should be parenting a different way. Do what works for your family. Boy, was she right! I had no idea all the crazies would come out once I had my first haha.

  51. joe gersch says:

    Always cherish and love your baby

  52. My nurse reminded me that I can’t do it all by myself, it is okay to ask for help.

  53. susan smoaks says:

    no one is perfect, do your best, you aren’t the first mother

  54. To take care of myself. I’m no good to my baby if I’m sick.

  55. Jillian Too says:

    Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  56. Ellie Wright says:

    I was a wimp when it came to taking pills. When I had my first son the nurse told me to hold my head down like I was looking at my feet and the pill would go right on down. i still do it to this day.

  57. To sleep while I could – and that I wouldn’t be getting much when I got home. She was right. 🙂

  58. karen mayernick says:

    Rest every chance you can. If the baby is sleeping, you should be sleeping too. Thanks so much for the chance!

  59. I don’t recall any tips.

  60. Pay attention to the mood of your baby and not necessarily the symptoms.

  61. Heather Dawn says:

    Trust your instincts!

  62. I didn’t get any tips other than holding my baby right.

  63. Trisha McKee says:

    To relax and know I’m in good hands.

  64. I’ve never had a conversation with a nurse =/

  65. Susan Smith says:

    My nurse suggested I sleep when my baby is sleeping.

  66. I had a nurse tell me that the swelling in my feet would go down. I was all nervous about it. It wasn’t a tip but encouragement .

  67. I’ve never received any tips.

  68. Melanie Comello says:

    All kidding aside, one of my favorite tips was “don’t get rid of the nose sucker (bulb) that the hospital supplies to you. You will have an extremely hard time finding anything anywhere near as affective. ” lol might sound like a silly tip, but seriously, don’t get rid of that one lol

  69. Tanya White says:

    the tip i got was take care of yourself first because you need to be healthy to take care of your kids.

  70. Well when my little guy was born I was told how to clean his freshly snipped area. Oh boy I felt horrible when he cried.

  71. Be pro active – no one knows your child like you do and doctors aren’t invincible.

  72. I was given breastfeeding tips that were valuable.

  73. Thomas Murphy says:

    I have not gotten any tips.

  74. Donna Kellogg says:

    nobody’s perfect that I would do great it was my first baby and I was young and scared

  75. No tips but just being there to answer my questions.

  76. Thank You for the giveaway…one nurse suggested a white noise machine & various downloadable heartbeat recordings that might help calm the baby, help sleep more soundly.

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