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Ashley Leggat Pampers
Ashley, Me, Myself & I, Pregnancy

Why I love Pampers

So I know you hear me talk about diapers a lot, but honestly, being a mom means that diapers become a huge staple in your life.  Trust me on this, with a bad diaper, your day can be totally ruined.

Last week I was at an event with a bunch of kids and Livi and I were there for about three hours. I changed her before we left the house and generally don’t worry about her diaper again until we are home, or she poops. As we were gathering up the kids to take them home, I noticed friends sons diaper was literally the size of a balloon… I asked if he had pooped and she said no, but that this brand of diapers (not Pampers) always looked like that after a couple of hours. I couldn’t believe it. Livi’s has NEVER looked like that, and I’m thankful that Pampers is so absorbent. I can’t imagine how uncomfortable the poor little guy must have been!

Secondly, the smell. Ok this is probably going to sound weird to you, but the smell of Pampers diapers brings me back to my childhood. I used to make my mom buy me newborn Pampers diapers so I could put them on my dolls. The second I opened my first pack for Livi, the nostalgia of my childhood immediately rushed in and it was such a surreal moment to remember changing my dolls, as I was about to change my real baby. It was likely the hormones, but it brought tears to my eyes.

Thirdly, I love that I get to collect points and cash them in for goodies with the Pampers Rewards Program. I appreciate a company that gives back, and it makes me feel better to know that I’m earning rewards for something that I have to buy weekly. Plus, I feel super cool every time I scan a barcode.

Lastly, it makes life a breeze when I can directly auto ship my Pampers products from Amazon with their Subscribe & Save program. There is nothing worse than forgetting to get diapers and realizing you have none left after your baby has a blowout. With auto ship, they are delivered right to my door every month and that makes this momma a very happy camper.

It’s funny, as I sit here writing this, if you had asked me two years ago if I would truly LOVE a diaper, I would think you were crazy… haha how times have changed!!

Ash
Xx

 

I’ve been using Pampers since day one and only partner with brands I truly love, prior to being contacted. The opinions on this blog are my own

Ashley, Pregnancy

New Year’s Savings!

Hey everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing and safe New Year. Now that we are into 2018 (and have spent way too much on Christmas even though we said we would be good this year, HA!), I wanted to share with you some of my major mom saves that I am implementing for the New Year.

  1. AMAZON’S SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE PROGRAM

I’ve been using Amazon’s Subscribe and Save Program to buy my Pampers Diapers and Wipes, cleaning products, and a ton of other things. Makes life so much easier and stress-free knowing it will come directly to me, AND I am saving money! IT’S SUPER EASY – Basically you can schedule regular deliveries right to your door monthly, and can unlock extra savings on items that you need most. BONUS – shipping is always free!

Just create your subscription and Amazon will take care of the rest – Set it and forget it!

***For all you Pampers mamas, Amazon Subscribe and Save carries the whole line –  Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes, Pampers Natural Clean Baby Wipes, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers UnderJams, and Pampers Splashers. So whatever you need, Amazon’s Subscribe and Save has got you covered.

For even more savings, parents can earn points through every Pampers product scanned using the Pampers Rewards App – turning diapers into rewards! Redeem your points for great gifts, coupons and rewards from the catalogue for you and your whole family!

  1. BORROW CLOTHES

When I first had Olivia, I was offered so many hand-me-downs, but I wanted to get everything brand new for her… WHY?! Once you have a child, you realize they grow out of everything after one wear, so accept those hand-me-downs graciously and save yourself some money!

  1. DON’T BUY BABY SHOES

Olivia is almost 11 months old, and guess how many times I have managed to keep shoes on her feet for more than 5 minutes?? ZERO. At this point, I’m lucky if I can even keep a sock on her foot. So all of those adorable little baby shoes I bought are collecting dust in her closet. Save yourself the agony of wrestling those adorable little moccasins onto a flailing foot, only to watch it be kicked across the room 10 seconds later.

  1. HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY FOR CLASSES AND GAMES

I had no idea that libraries offered play classes for babies for free! My sister-in-law told me all about the programs offered and I was amazed that there are so many educational, fun, and FREE things to do with your babe!

  1. DON’T BUY AN EAR THERMOMETER

I wish I had known this one before spending $100 dollars on our top-of-the-line ear thermometer. Apparently, they aren’t accurate in children under 3, so skip the expensive ear thermometers and stick with a tried and true digital oral or rectal one.

  1. MAKE YOUR OWN BABY FOOD

I’m always amazed at the price of jarred baby food in stores. I buy fruit and veggies for Olivia, and puree myself. This will save you lots over time.

  1. MAKE YOUR OWN TOYS

Earlier today, I sat looking at the abundance of unused expensive toys that I bought for Olivia. It dawned on me that she is happier playing with the box they came in than she is the actual toy.  A month ago, I made a shaker for her by pouring some rice into one of Jeremy’s old water bottles, and she has not put the thing down since then! There are also great recipes for homemade play-doh and homemade fingerprinting that I will use when she gets a little bit older.

These are a few of the things I have started doing in 2018, but I’m always looking for more! Message me what saving tips you are using for the New Year!

Happy Saving!

Love, Ash.
xx

Ashley, Me, Myself & I, Travels

A Dry Baby Is A Happy Baby Tips for travelling with a baby

Guten Tag from Germany.  After a 20 hour travel day from door to door, we finally made it to Germany to see Jeremy.  As you all know, I am down an arm at the moment, so my mom came with me to help us out for a few weeks.  Travelling with a baby is never easy, but with one arm it would have been impossible. Here are some tips (including my favourite Pampers diapers!) that helped me get through the flight, as well as how I am dealing with Olivia’s jet lag. Hopefully these will help any of you travelling with babes over the holidays.

  1. Keep Baby Dry—this is most important!  We all know a wet baby is a cranky baby, so I use Pampers Swaddlers to keep Olivia dry and happy.  I love Pampers Swaddlers because they are a blankie soft diaper and have a unique absorb away liner, which keeps wetness and mess away from the baby’s skin.  Swaddlers also have the wetness indicator, which changes colour making it a breeze to check her to see if she needs a change when we’re in public.
  2. Let There be Light—I learned my lesson the hard way on my last trip to Germany.  I arrived at noon after flying all night, and promptly took Olivia to bed with me in a dark room for 8 hours.  A 6 hour time change is never easy to combat, but I’ve learned that light makes all the difference.  It took me two weeks to get her back on track after mixing up her day time and night time. I now make sure to keep her in the light all day, even for naps, and the dark for the night, even if she wakes up. Dimming the lights when you’re getting your baby ready to sleep, lowering them more and more as bedtime approaches is a great way to create a soothing atmosphere. It’s amazing how much faster she adjusts to the new time zone just by light and dark.
  3. Keep it Cool—Olivia will not sleep if the room is too hot or too cold.  Each baby works differently, but for Olivia the cooler the better.  I keep her room at 18 degrees and I put her in a sleeper and sleep sac. Rule of thumb is to dress your baby in no more than one more layer than you would wear yourself, based on the room temperature.
  4. White noise—I don’t know anybody who doesn’t sleep a little better with white noise, and this goes for baby too. Babies sleep better with the washing machine or the vacuum running, so feel free to go about your regular routine during naptime or after bedtime. I use a fan on high facing away from Olivia to keep her sleeping soundly all night long.
  5. Relax!  Babies pick up on our anxiety and frustration.  If I’m stressed out, Olivia feels it, and the last thing she will do is go to sleep.  Just know that you are doing a great job, and enjoy every minute with your beautiful baby.

Pampers has some great resources with more tips on how to keep baby sleeping peacefully.  You can visit them here:

I will let you know how our jet lag goes, but so far it is looking great! 
-Ash
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