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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!
Take it from someone who’s already made it to Kid #2—you don’t need a whole heckuva lot to start your baby on the right track; heck—other than a heap of diapers, wipes and some clothes to put them in, you could probably fit everything else you’d need in a single box.
Borne from a Finnish tradition over 75 years in the making, the Baby Box Company’s done more than just give expectant mothers a box full of tools to help ease them into their new lifestyle—it’s given these new babies their first bed, a move that’s said to have helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates!
Looking to share this innovation with the rest of the world, this past May The Baby Box Company announced that it’d be launching a universal Baby Box program in Ontario, giving out the first of the 145,000 Baby Boxes it’ll distribute in the program’s first year starting August 2016! They’ll be available for free to all new and expecting Ontarian parents as long as they receive prenatal care and review the Ontario education syllabus created by local healthcare professionals on the Baby Box University. It also gives these new parents a great introduction to everything Pampers has to offer, who continue their ongoing relationship with The Baby Box Company by supplying the diapers and wipes found in every box!
In fact, as a member of the Pampers Baby Panel, I got my own Baby Box to review, so I should see for myself why it’s helped so many families who’re doing their best to figure things out in the early stages of parenthood.
What’s in a Box? Everything the Baby Box has to Offer!
I’ve gotta say—even though we’re nearly through the baby’s first six months that the Baby Box’s designed for, I was thoroughly impressed by how much was packed inside! There was way too much for me to list it all here (okay; there werePampers’ Natural Clean Wipes; Pampers’ Newborn Swaddlers; onesies; an umbrella for the Baby Box; a sleeper; Antoinette Portis’ Not a Box; a Halo SleepSack; sling; towels; hand towels; bibs; formula; baby thermometer; Love Child organics baby food; booties; bibs; Baby Box Company gift card; and a Baby Box University membership—are you happy now?), but suffice it to say, I think that any new parent would be thrilled to get something that’d help them spend less time fretting and more time just enjoying the new addition to their lives!
It takes a lot to raise a baby—believe me, I’ve experienced it first-hand, twice—which makes it great that companies like the Baby Box Company and Pampers are working together to help out! I mean, the 125 years of history between the two just might come in handy no matter whether you have 125 minutes, hours, or days under your belt!
So the next time you have someone in your life who has a new family member imminent, think of getting them something they need instead of something that’s nice to look at, and get your hands on a Baby Box!
Those early days with your baby pass by faster than you think—may as well start them off with all the right tools!
Good luck out there, fellow parents, and stay strong—those little ones are counting on you!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post as a member of the Pampers Baby Panel, a group of content creators committed to discussing Pampers, the brand legacy, and everything it can offer to new and expectant parents! Views, as always, are 100% my own, and I hope you enjoyed the read!
Tell your wife, tell your kids, tell your husbands:
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!