When I heard from Huggies Diapers, I will admit I was reluctant to reply. In the past, Huggies diapers have let me down and leaked on more than one occasion. But Huggies Snug N Dry Ultra diapers have been redesigned for a better, more absorbent fit, so I decided to give Huggies a second chance and I purchased my Huggies Diapers at Walmart.
Huggies Snug N Dry recently challenged me to share a selfie with my newest squish. Between the spit up, the diapers, and the sleepless nights (and a toddler in the mix), I finally got around to taking a makeup-less, knotty-haired selfie with my sleeping 2 month old:
And, it turned out to be not such a bad picture after all. Yes, I’m tired, and yes, I would have loved my own personal glam squad. But looking at this photo reminds me of how temporary this all is. Soon, Isla will be rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking, talking, and before I know it, she’ll be off to kindergarten. It was nice to take a moment and appreciate these crazy times.
Huggies didn’t just want a photo of *me*, though….
From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.
How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest
• First, take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
• In your same post, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate. Make sure the community project is something near and dear to your heart.
The community project that’s near and dear to my heart is babywearing. In my local community, there are no babywearing groups yet, and I think a Babywearing International (BWI) chapter needs to be formed in North Jersey, and I’m currently working on establishing a BWI chapter for my community. What a BWI chapter does is provide education and fellowship for moms and dads with small children. It also helps procure a library of carriers for parents to try and/or rent before buying. Since many baby carriers are in the $100-300 range, it’s quite the investment to make and BWI helps parents make the best one for their unique lifestyle.
Babywearing is not a fad or new idea. In fact, we don’t need to look further than our own currency for evidence of babywearing’s history. The Sacagawea dollar/”golden dollar” coin features Lewis and Clark’s interpreter and guide babywearing:
Babywearing has been common practice throughout history and is still very common today, but stroller culture has dulled the practice in the United States. A BWI Chapter can help parents learn more about the benefits of babywearing and how to do it safely. I’m so excited to learn more, get certified, and share my passion and knowledge for babywearing with others.
Recently, Huggies has reinvented their Snug and Dry diapers and came up with Huggies Snug N Dry Ultra diapers, which are quilted and designed to be more absorbent and comfortable.