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Sharing Words of Wisdom - Advice From Real Moms

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Several years ago, I shared some parenting tips as part of the Pampers "A Parent is Born" blog tour. They covered two topics: How to Cope With Going Back to Work and Baby/Mommy Sleep Tips.  Today I share with you some handy diaper tips. As a P&G mom, I can honestly tell you that Pampers were my favourite diapers, from Swaddlers to Cruisers. I always felt confident putting my babies down for the night and didn't have to worry about them waking up with an overflowing diaper. This is why I developed an instinct for automatically heading down the baby aisle at the pharmacy to see if Pampers diapers were on sale.


A great tip to keep in mind is that Shoppers DrugMart has a v.i.b. program through their Optimum Rewards Program that allows moms and dads to enjoy exclusive offers, contests, free samples, Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points and expert advice. Another good idea is to buy in bulk whenever Pampers diapers are on sale. You can never have enough diapers! Or maybe you're looking to increase your Optimum rewards points. Why not wait for a Shoppers DrugMart promotion where you get 20x times the points?

Another tip is to sign up for the Pampers Gifts to Grow rewards program. Whenever you purchase Pampers diapers and wipes, you will find a code which you can enter on the site and can be easily redeemed for gift cards, toys and more. I saved up enough to get this really cool Radio Flyer Inchworm!


Also, keep in mind that diaper cakes make for an adorable and very useful baby shower gift. I make these all the time!

Diaper cake using Pampers Swaddlers
Finally, my friend Melissa offers up these handy tips for organizing the nursery from diaper storage to diaper bags.


Last month, fellow P&G moms Stacey, Sarah Lynn, Tammy and Rachel shared their diaper stories in special Pampers video interviews. The videos highlight real mom experiences from a baby’s first Swaddlers to a toddler’s potty training journey in Easy Ups.

Meet real mom and blogger Stacey Kazmir and her little guy Lucas as she shares tips for new moms.


Meet Sarah Lynn, real mom and blogger as she plays and explores with her little girl Hannah.


Take the potty training journey with real mom and blogger Tammy Mitchell and her active two-year-old son, Oakley.


Meet Rachel Cleland, real mom and blogger, as she joins 500,000 Canadian parents in the Pampers Village community.


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47 COMMENTS

  1. I m completely agree pampers one of the best always I tried bought other brands not good experience so I recommend every one buy only pampers products kids clean & happy plus parents stay relex.........

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  2. I m completely agree pampers one of the best always I tried bought other brands not good experience so I recommend every one buy only pampers products kids clean & happy plus parents stay relex.........

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  3. The best advice for new parents is that you will be inundated with advice from everyone. Try out different ideas and do what works best for you and your child as every kid is unique and will have different needs!

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  4. love all of the videos! I can relate to Stacey's point of wanting to purchase cheaper diapers, but, in the end, its better not too because you waste money.

    My advice to new parents is to relax and not worry too much!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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    1. I have to agree with you, on both counts!

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  5. I really liked all the videos, I agree with Stacey that buying cheaper diapers is not worth it.

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  6. Don't pull on the tabs too hard...they might rip off!

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  7. i like staceys view. i have to agree with her on the cheap diapers. what a waste of money

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  8. I tried a bunch of different types of diapers too, trying to cheap out, but the best ones for us were always pampers.

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  9. Different diapers work for different families. As premmies, my little guys were best suited for Pampers. Other families might find other named/no-name diapers work for them. Just find what works and then don't worry about your choice.

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  10. Very helpful videos! Motherhood certainly is filled with surprises an challenges! :-)

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  11. One of the best tips I ever got came from my mom. She said "when you first begin potty training.. let them sit on the potty AT the table during meals.. guranteed they will go.. ".. she was right. Made it a little easier as far as predicting the next time..

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  12. I can relate to Tammy's video the most because I am potty training my first child too. My advice is wait till he/she gets ready and do not rush them re potty training

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  13. I really like Tammy's video. We are going through the exact same stage right now, potty training, and it's so great to hear what other moms going through the same phase has to say.

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  14. I don't have any advice as I'll be a new mom in November, so I enjoyed Stacey's video as it's something I can relate to!

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  15. Don't buy cheap diapers, spend a little extra to guarantee a dryer baby.
    My niece is 14 weeks pregnant, this would be a wonderful gift for her.

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  16. I don't have kids but took care of my niece when she was a baby FT when my sister worked, all as I can say is thanks to the miracle of pampers!

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  17. Leave the baby with your partner and go for a minimum five minute walk around the block, every day, no matter what.

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  18. The best advice I can give to a new parent is to stay on the internet!! Trust your instincts!

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  19. all of these women did such a great job. must also say that I love some of the wallpaper ;)
    Jan

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  20. I like Stacey's video, every baby is unique so parents have to find what is the best for their little ones. My tip - use Pampers if you want to sleep at night and have a cared baby.

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  21. I liked stacey's video because it's true that cheaper diapers are not the answer

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  22. i Love Tammy's video with Oakley. Potty training can be a challenge, but it all works out in the end

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  23. I watched the second one. I believe like her u have to run and play with them. Always be there for them and its confusing switching back and fourth. Fully get rid of the diapers. :D

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  24. I like staceys view. cheap is the best way sometimes

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  25. Could really relate to Sarah Lynn and little Hannah!

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  26. I tried buying small packs of diapers in different brands during sales to try out what works. Once I find products that are most effective I stockpiled during sales.

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  27. I related to Tammys video...my eldest in begining potty training now...~~Lori R Jackson

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  28. Mel (gomomgoblog@gmail.com)August 7, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Always keep an extra diaper in your car!

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  29. You get what you pay for - Stacey's implied truisim is well, the truth.

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  30. I liked watching and reading the advice of other commenters as I am a soon to be first time mom. - kristy s

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    1. No way! Congratulations! Expecting your first child is such an exciting time but also a time filled with lots of questions. Glad to hear you've found some value in the advice everyone is sharing here!

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  31. My best advice for new parents is to trust your instincts but at the same same time do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
    angela mitchell

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  32. if someone you trusts asks if they can watch the baby agree, even if just for an hour to take a bath or go to the store alone. Nap, watch a smutty show. It's to accept help, your not alone.

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  33. Tammy is in the same stage as i am. Potty training is sure "fun"

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  34. Definitely dont buy cheap diapers. I have 3 babies in diapers and thought I would try and save some money by buying cheaper diapers but it definitely wasnt worth it. Spend the money to buy the better diapers.

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  35. I appreciate that they are "real" Moms with struggles just like the rest of us.

    Just want to respond to the comment above. @caryn I've always found that Pampers are almost always the cheapest. You just have to watch for sales, and you can almost always get coupons.

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    1. I completely understand what you're saying. You can definitely find quality Pampers diapers at bargain prices if you wait for them.

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  36. I really like the wetness indicator because it gives kids that aren't 100% potty ready a little help. My kids were in the hospital for 8 weeks after being born and Pampers was with the all the way!

    Thanks for linking up to my weekly Blog Giveaway Linky.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  37. My best advice for new parents is to ask for help when you need it. It's easy to get overwhelmed if you try to do it all.

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  38. Don't take advice! Take help. Rely on your instincts

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  39. staceys view for me, i found that different diapers work for different people and of course babies

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  40. Tammys video is the one I can most relate to as we are right into toilet training!

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  41. THE VIDEOS ARE GREAT. Im a mom of 3 and I remember how scary it can be to have a new little life to cherish and love but with that comes on a world of worry that you never new existed! Advice for you is to just take a deep breath and remember everything will be ok, the rest of us figured it out and you will too! Just believe in yourself :)

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  42. I really relate to Tammy's video right now because I am training my son to use the potty!

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