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The Gift of Sleep from Pampers & a Giveaway! Ends 10/26

I can remember it like it was yesterday.  My husband and I simultaneously jumping out of bed in the middle of the night to care for our fussy newborn.  First we’d check to make sure she was dry, wasn’t hungry, and that everything was right with her sleeping conditions (no hairs wrapped around her toes, etc.).  Then one of us rocked her while the other one searched the internet (seriously, what did parents do without it?!) for a sleeping solution.  After we gave her tummy drops it was time to hold her in just the right position till she felt comfy again.  This is the point where the one who wasn’t holding the baby would sprawl out on the nursery floor for a few minutes of shut eye.

Fast forward two years and now both parents wake up early in the morning to a crying child (or a singing child usually, our girl is happy), dragging ourselves out of bed to change a toddler who has peed through her diaper.  One tosses the pjs and sheets into the wash and heads for a shower while the other one starts breakfast for the family.

We’ve tried limiting her drinks in the evening, going up a size or two in diapers, trying the expensive overnight diapers, and well, sadly the truth is we’ve just made peace with waking up early 3 or 4 nights out of the week.  Hey, at least a load of laundry is done before we would regularly get up!

Pampers had a better solution in mind.  They’ve came out with TWO new diapers and I’m excited about both of them.

{Quick disclosure: 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.  This post contains affiliate links.}

Pampers New Diapers

The first new type of diaper is a new absorbent Pampers Cruisers.  These are supposed to hold 12 hours of wetness.  Our family is more than a little excited about these!!

The second new diaper isn’t exactly new, but they’re extending the sizes that the Pampers Swaddlers comes in.  Now they’re available all the way to size 5.  Isn’t that nice?  I’ve always loved the comfort and softness of the Swaddlers and couldn’t understand why they couldn’t keep that softness an option as the child grows.  I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought that.  Thank you, Pampers for hearing the desires of moms and dads and doing something about it!

Pampers sent me on a mission.  They provided me with a $100 gift card to buy the supplies to make a gift basket and give the “Gift of Sleep” to a family I know.

My mind raced as I thought through the numerous pregnant women I know and then I remembered one friend who just gave birth to a sweet baby boy.  He wasn’t even a week old yet!  With my $100 in hand I went in search of supplies for my basket.

I realize I could have given her a blanket, slippers, and candles but chances are she already owns those and already has her favorite brands of each.  I thought about cozy baby clothes, swaddlers, or a sound machine but since this is her second son I knew she already had those.  What I decided on was beauty products for a time-rushed, sleep-deprived mama who just wants to feel pretty.

Care Package Idea

There’s no denying that having a newborn will turn your life upside down and you’ll have learn to temporarily manage without a full night’s sleep.  I still believe that those tired mamas want to look their best for themselves, for their husbands, and for those who come to visit…at least, I know I did.

Senna Lipgloss

I chose a Senna lip gloss which contains two shimmery shades I thought would look great on her.  She can toss this in her diaper bag so it’s always an arms reach away.

The blue tube (pictured above) is Naturopathica’s Aloe Replenishing Gel.  This is a miracle product that reduces redness and inflammation while restoring collagen.  Ideal for those mornings when you’re not sure if it’s 8am or 8pm.

The orange box (also pictured above) is a wonderful product from Ole Henriksen.  It’s their Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster.  Here’s a description from the Sephora website, “Formulated…to support natural collagen production, brighten, and minimize fine lines, this must-have serum defends from environmental aggressors and free radical damage, leaving skin healthy and protected. ”  A quick solution to brighten your skin and a refreshing orange scent to boost your mood.

Julep Evie Nail Polish

Last but not least in this beauty bag from Vera Bradley, is a Julep nail polish that I got to name!  This color, Evie, looks great on fingers or toes for the perfect shimmery combination of red and pink.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes

Along with two packs of Pampers’ new diapers, I threw in a box of my favorite baby wipes, Pampers Sensitive wipes.  They’re actually the only wipes I’ll use.  They’re thin, easy to maneuver, soft, and have a pleasant scent.

New Mom Care Package

I added all the goodies into this reusable canvas bag that would be great to house baby blankets or other items in the new baby’s room.

Pampers Care Package Contents

I added a little fun crinkle cut paper to the gift bag and we we’re off to deliver our care package to the new mom.

Delivering Care Package

As I should have assumed, the new mom, Sara, didn’t want her picture taken but her husband and son didn’t mind being included in this photo I took.  Their son, our daughter, and my husband were playing dominoes in the floor while I was able to catch up with the new mom and her darling little baby Austin.

***Quick update about Sara and her family.  Without going into much detail I just want to say that it looks like Sara’s father will probably go home to meet his Heavenly Father soon.  Please keep her family in your prayers.  Thank you!***

Enter to win!  Pampers wants to give Embracing Beauty’s readers a chance to win a prize pack of their own.  Below you can enter via Rafflecopter to win a Sleep Sheep Sound Machine (which I am a big fan of!), cozy blankets for Mom/Baby and a $50 gift card.

This giveaway is open to those 18 years and older with a US mailing address.  We will pick one lucky winner when this giveaway ends on Saturday, Oct. 26th at 1pm EST.  Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is now over and congratulations to Jennie S!

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.

Comments

  1. Im hoping to win this for baby owen – age: 21 days!

  2. Angie Martinez says:

    my one year old daughter who has been having trouble sleeping 🙂

  3. Hehe…baby to be named! After 1 terrible sleeper and 1 normal sleeper I’m ready to see what the next one has in store for us!

  4. Baby boy- almost two months!

  5. vickiecouturier says:

    Ive got 2 new grandbabies due in Feb.so yes we could use some pampers,so new born size or size one

  6. No name yet…due in April! 🙂

  7. Stephanie Phelps says:

    The baby I was hoping to win for will be due on November the 12th and we are so excited!

  8. amypugmire says:

    my niece is having twin girls in January.

  9. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I am hoping to win this for my daughter, Rachel.

  10. Elena Istomina says:

    baby boy 1 month old

  11. A bit under a month…my best friend is a new mommy!

  12. Nicole-Lynn says:

    What a nice gift of sleep you put together for your friend! I’m hoping to win this for myself and my first baby that I’m expecting next month– her name is Ava Grace! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  13. OliviaRubin says:

    My niece is 14 days today and sound asleep on me

  14. It would be for my sister due with her first!

  15. oh i love this whole campaign. i wish it’d been around for one of my friends….to give to me! i’d actually love being able to give this to a friend.

  16. Amy Orvin says:

    I’d like to win for my niece , Brittany

  17. homemakinghacks says:

    What a wonderful gesture, this is just so sweet. Sorry to hear about the bad news….sending prayers 🙁

  18. My nephew, he’s 5 months old! 🙂

  19. My cousin’s baby who is 6 months old

  20. Daisy Tremorev says:

    I’m hoping to win this for my friend who has a 2 month old! (Poor thing, she isn’t getting any sleep lately!)

  21. I’m so sorry to hear about her Daddy 🙁 Praying.
    I would win for my little one arriving in Feb.

  22. Harmony B says:

    Would love to win for my friends 1 month old newborn

  23. Oh I remember these days like it was yesterday. But it was a long time ago in my house.

  24. Jennifer Soltys says:

    What an awesome care package! I would love to get that and I am not even a mom! 😉

  25. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’m hoping to win this for my niece Rowan who is 1.

  26. Slap Dash Mom says:

    Wow, I love the bag! The lip gloss (Senna) is my favorite. 🙂 Great giveaway!

  27. carawling says:

    I’m hoping to win this for my friend who has a 2 month old boy. thank you!

  28. Seyma Shabbir says:

    The baby is not born yet, my friend is expecting!

  29. I have a neighbor who’s teen daughter is about to have a baby, this would be great for her!

  30. Sandra Unangst says:

    I would love to win this for my first grand baby who is due November 14. It’s a girl!! We don’t know the name yet since they are keeping it a secret until birth. I’m so excited to become a first time grandma!!!!

  31. for my 10 month old baby – diapers and wipes!

  32. @smilejoylove says:

    @smilejoylove I’d love to win this for my niece/nephew to be! Thanks!

  33. Jessica B. says:

    Baby Ryan 11 weeks

  34. stephanie says:

    i wanna win this for my daughter

  35. Laurajj Jacobson says:

    I would love to win for my nephew Dylan!

  36. I’m hoping that I win this for my friend and her three month old baby boy!

  37. Lisa Brown says:

    No name or age yet, but on the way for my sister.

  38. So sorry about your friend’s dad. :(( I know she appreciates your support and thoughtfulness.

    This would be a lovely present to win for a family member who just adopted a baby born in August, so, 2 months! 🙂

  39. I’d like to win this for my pregnant friend.
    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  40. Catherine Rose says:

    I’d like to win for my best friend. She is due in December and naming her Zoey. She will have two under two!

  41. Tiffany C says:

    For my BFF’s son, he’s 6 months! Her birthday is coming up and I’d love to surprise her!

  42. I hope to win this for my niece who will be born in a week.

  43. My baby girl is 5 months old and my son is 2…they are both in diapers yet:)

  44. Jennie Sanderson says:

    Greyson! He is 1! I can’t believe how fast my baby has grown….

  45. aubrey laine says:

    He is 8 weeks old. 🙂

  46. She will be born in January.

  47. jeanette sheets says:

    2 weeks tomorrow!

  48. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’m hoping to win for a friend who’s pregnant!

  49. RockyMountainSavings says:

    My niece Frankie (Frances Mary), age 6 months

  50. Alycia M. says:

    I would like to win this for my pregnant sister who is due next month – they don’t know the sex!

  51. newborn!

  52. Rachel Travis says:

    Emma, 5 months 🙂

  53. deanna hanson says:

    he is years old

  54. I;m expecting a baby boy in December
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  55. Baby Kael is 6 months! His Parents would love this!

  56. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My son is 16 months!

  57. Lisa Lodter says:

    Nathan, due next month 🙂

  58. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    For my sister-in-law who is due in April 🙂

  59. The baby is not actually due until May! It’s for a family friend who has a teen daughter who is pregnant

  60. My daughter’s name is Clarissa. Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Jessica Lee says:

    5 months 😀

  62. Liz Newsome says:

    My not-yet-born niece or nephew!

  63. debbie jackson says:

    my niece is 3 months

  64. jenmalonee says:

    My soon to be born niece/nephew!

  65. Jennifer Q. says:

    a baby girl due in a couple of months!

  66. I’m hoping to win this for Ksenia, my niece.

  67. My daughter Ruby is 9 months.

  68. Katrina Angele says:

    This would be for a friend of mines baby who is due in early January.

  69. for a baby on the way

  70. Christina says:

    Would love this for my own baby girl, Madalyn, who is due to arrive any day now!

  71. Anna Ahrens says:

    Hey friend! I’d LOVE to have diapers for my kiddos- currently 7 months and 13 months– hopefully they will be home in a few months!! 🙂

  72. Kelly Sacco says:

    This would be awesome to have with baby #3 coming soon!!

  73. Erica Machac Flores says:

    Anna will be 1 next month

  74. 1955nurse says:

    Newest member of our Family, due in January… they don’t have much, so this would be a FABulous prize for the new parents!!! Great review, thanks for the chance!

  75. I am trying to win for my 12 month old. Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Andrea Williamson says:

    This will be great for baby Eric 🙂

  77. pinksraiche says:

    I’m due in two weeks with baby #3!!

  78. Jessica frey says:

    would love for our new little guy Jeremiah

  79. Would love to try these for Fisher!

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