As a highly logical person, I’ll tell you this—a second kid isn’t double the trouble at all.
They’re so much more.
The approaches and techniques you use to raise them won’t be exactly the same the second time around—you’ll probably actually improve on them where you can—but you’ll already know which tricks and tools you need to give your kids absolutely everything they need.
Let’s be real—every parent dreams of the day they aren’t dealing with diapers anymore. I mean, you get all sorts of kids in those early years—the ones totally okay wearing a soiled diaper even though it’s clearly not a good idea. The ones who freak out over a wet diaper, even when it’s spilling what they’re drinking that caused it. The kids who prefer going “au naturel” and can’t wait to get it off so they can streak through the house. The truly bold who’ll throw a diaper at your head in the midst of a tantrum. You could have any of a number of children in those early years, but at least you know one thing—no matter what kind of kid you’ve got in diapers, Pampers has you covered!
For more than fifty years, parents have trusted Pampers, which undergo extensive testing with paediatricians, dermatologists and parents to meet the needs of their most important customers —the babies they’d give anything for. And that trust’s there for a good reason, too—as part of the Procter & Gamble company, Pampers stands as the #1 selling diaper worldwide, with more than 25 million babies across 100 countries wearing them every day.
As you probably know—they don’t just do diapers; with wipes and training pants as well, they have a number of products that’ll offer the comfort and protection your baby needs for every stage of their development. And right at the core of that development—no matter who your child is—is one solitary thing: sleep.
So I can say with the utmost confidence that I’m happy to be out of the “baby phase.” Yes, there’s a lot to appreciate about an infant—especially the second time around when you spend less time worrying about every little thing and more time enjoying them before that phase passes before you know it—but those first six months are hard. Sporadic sleep schedules. Questionable mental health. It feels like a never-ending challenge, and then one day it does end. It ends, and you’re suddenly breathing a bit easier, sleeping a bit better, and getting tricked into having more kids. (Parents of older kids—I see y’all with your trickery!)
But just as we strive to do better for our children than our parents could for us, perhaps we should do what we can to help build a better generation of parents that we were! We can teach them from our experiences. Reassure them when they feel they’re failing. And introduce them to better tools that’ll make parenting all that much easier.
And what kind of parent would you be if that list didn’t include Pampers Baby Dry?
New parents legitimately have too much going on to handle a complicated rewards app for their favourite diaper brand. They’re too busy fretting over whether the baby’s feeding enough to type in a long and convoluted code. Or too busy looking up ailments for every little thing to battle with those who profit from gaming the system and hoarding the best rewards for themselves. Knowing the customer’s always right, Pampers listened to the parents who love them and came up with a brand-newPampers Rewards app, making it way easier to collect points and redeem them for great gifts and rewards the entire family can enjoy!
The Pampers Rewards App — Why You Need to be on This if You Aren’t Already!
So let’s start with the basics—if you’re buying Pampers and not collecting Rewards points already, what are you doing??? They’ve got plenty of great rewards available for redeeming Pampers Rewards codes—Pampers diapers and wipes, coupons, books and more! Not collecting is basically like throwing free money away! You need to get your hands on the Pampers Rewards app and get in on the action—you get 100 free points just for registering!
Right—with that out of the way, let’s talk about how this works. It’s easy:
Scan the Pampers Rewards code inside your Pampers product.
Redeem the points.
Seriously, that’s it. The Pampers Rewards program has been around for a decade now, and in that time they’ve learned some things about customer needs and experience—this new app’s designed with you in mind, and hopefully, its new design and ease of use show that!
The Pampers Rewards Program with a New App, Too — Collecting’s Never Been This Easy!
Don’t underestimate the power of reward points! I just got my wife a round-trip flight to see her sister on the other side of the country with reward points. I’ve paid for a number of cameras and devices with reward points. And the Pampers Rewards program with its list of gifts is no slouch, either!
You’ll hear a lot of different advice as a new parent. Some of it’s straight up wacky (I was once told not to stand behind my baby as they might look up and have their eyes stuck that way). Some of it’s outdated. But some of it just makes sense, and this is one of those.
Thanks for learning about the new Pampers Rewards app and program, and I hope you can get your family (or yourself) something nice from all that collecting!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Pampers compensated me for this post, but all thoughts and opinions, as always, are mine.
Tell your wife, tell your kids, tell your husbands:
Won’t lie—if I didn’t have Sarah making sure our wedding and baby registries were on point, our kids would be walking around naked and our dining room flatware wouldn’t be nearly as nice. Stereotypes be damned—I’m just not that good a planner, and you need to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s whether you’re throwing the shower… or you’re the one in the spotlight!
Figuring out the gifts you’ll need at a shower’s a lot like planning your career path when you’re still in high school—you only know so much and you’ll just wish you did things differently years down the road. Let’s just take a look at Moms—when asked, 90% of Moms wished they’d included more diapers in their registry. 40% of Moms wished they’d asked for diapers of different sizes—babies grow, after all!
Just like with pretty much every parent in the history of the trade, these are but examples of things you learn as you go, and no matter how much your peers and parents tell you otherwise, there’re some things you’ll need to learn for yourself.
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November 17th is World Prematurity Day, honouring premature infants and the people who give them a fighting chance!
With one son induced three weeks early and the other four days late, we were lucky—parenting is stressful enough with a full-term baby! So I can’t imagine the struggles those dealing with premature childbirth go through—the days… weeks spent waiting to take that baby home. Advances in medical science help babies survive younger and smaller than ever before, so parents need a special kind of help to make it through this critical period in their baby’s development!
Which is why Pampers introduced their Preemie Size P-3 diapers, three times smaller than newborn diapers to meet the needs of premature babies!
I’ll look back at this in the future and laugh, but I have a stubborn toddler refusing to do away with diapers. We’ve tried it all—using a sticker chart to reward every #2; promising every Paw Patrol toy under the sun if only he’d learn to use the toilet… even jealousy by putting his baby brother on the potty for some elimination communication, but nothing’s quite stuck.
But we can’t just give up—diapers aren’t a good look for kindergarten kids, so we’ve got just under a year to help him say the magic words:
“I’m ready for underwear!”
See, the transition from infancy to childhood need not be so difficult—parenting in 2016 offers so many options, and Pampers takes full advantage of this with their brand-new Easy Ups training pants—the better way to underwear!
To my new readers in Internetland, you may not know that we’re expanding our family next month with another little boy to call our son. While I’ve admittedly been so wrapped up with family, work and my #BloggerLife to think very much on what life will look like with two kids, there’s one thing I know without a doubt from my two years of parenting so far — raising a child is no simple affair, and you’d better be prepared, because they come with a price tag attached almost upon exiting the womb!
But for those of you in the early stages of parenthood, maybe we can ease that sting a little with today’s prize for a Case Cringle Christmas!
Pampers’ #PeaceOnEarth — or — Why Serenity’s So Important in the Hectic Holidays
“If you can’t feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
Then don’t have a baby (yeah, yeah)
And don’t think “Maybe” (yeah, yeah)
If you can’t feed your baby! (yeah, yeah)”
— Michael Jackson, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, Thriller (1983)
Among the various other hats I wear as the blogger behind CaseyPalmer.com, one I recently picked up was joining the Pampers Baby Panel as a brand ambassador, exploring everything the brand stands for and what it can do to help parents in an age where one of the oldest gigs in the book is more confusing than ever.
As part of the welcome package, Pampers surprised us with a delivery of enough diapers, wipes and Ivory Snow laundry detergent to last both the boys for a bit, and I can’t express enough how good it feels to know you’ll have one less errand to deal with in those first few weeks where all you’re trying to do is survive!