Monday, February 24, 2014

Babies Helping Babies - Every Little Bottom Initiative

When we were recently asked to take part in the Huggies Challenge, and spread the word about Huggies® Every Little Bottom initiative, I knew I had to join in!

After becoming a cloth diaper drop out, we started using an expensive "eco-friendly"disposable diaper but we experienced a lot of leaks.  You may remember it was Huggies that solved our night time leak issue we were experiencing last Fall.



Now that we tried out Huggies Snug & Dry, with SureFit leak lock protection, we haven't experienced a leak yet.



Ashlynn loves getting to wear a diaper with Mickey Mouse, as opposed to the plain brown diapers I previously insisted upon despite ending up with the occasional pair of wet pants.  And naturally, the first thing she noticed when we were bringing in the groceries was the tiny Mickey Mouse on the box.



Moth to a flame!



One thing Huggies is doing that I really stand behind is their Every Little Bottom initiative.  Since 2010,  Huggies has partnered with local and national organizations to build awareness for babies in need.  Additionally, they have donated over 60 million diapers to date!

You can learn about the Every Little Bottom by visiting the Huggies® Challenge website.  While there are many reasons for children to be in need of diapers, I am reminded of Hurricane Sandy and the damage it caused to my hometown at the Jersey Shore.  And although we were safely unaffected here outside of Philadelphia, I immediately gathered supplies from families in our neighborhood to donate back home to the makeshift shelters that were helping residents.  Amongst the piles of clothing and non-perishable food items, I urged all the moms to donate diapers, wipes, and formula as babies were in need, many families were without power and living in temporary housing without being able to access these necessities from their damaged homes.



However, it shouldn't have to take a natural disaster or holiday season for us to be reminded to donate to those in need.  There are families in every community who are struggling to provide for their babies.  I was inspired by this initiative to go through our pantry and linen closet and donate not only some non-perishable foods, but baby formula, pedialyte, food pouches, and after that we swung by the store to grab Huggies diapers and wipes!






I made sure Ashlynn got in on our philanthropic efforts and let her have some fun filling the bag with some of our donations. Already training for her future as a sorority legacy (oh boy!).  She even put her Huggies Snug & Dry diapers to the test trying to carry it to the car!




If you are feeling inspired, visit the Huggies Challenge website and take the Huggies® Challenge!  For every new challenge completed, Huggies Every Little Bottom will donate diapers to a baby in need.  There are new arcade style challenges offered each month, putting Huggies Snug & Dry diapers to the test - heavy lifting not required!  

Also, you can win Huggies Rewards Points which can be used towards free diapers and free samples.  Two lucky Testers will win Huggies Diapers & Wipes for an entire year! Drawings for these prizes will take place on May 12th and August 25th.

From raising neighborhood or company donations to just playing some online games, it does not matter how big or small your effort is, just that we be reminded to give back and help those around us!

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Many thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this post and allowing us to take the Huggies Challenge!   As always, all opinions expressed are solely my own.  Additionally, I only partner with or promote products or companies that I love, already use, or would purchase myself. 

13 comments:

  1. What a great project! I love that you are getting Ashlynn involved in things like this at such a young age and I LOVEEEE her outfit. Those jeans, that sweater...and the moccs...too much!!!!

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  2. Love this project!!! I also love that I'm not the only cloth diaper dropout! Lex had such a weird body type I couldn't get them long enough, but small enough at the legs. And I kept saying I'd go back... Never did ;)

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  3. We took part in the challenge too! Gotta love Huggies!! ;)

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  4. Can't wait to see how Ethan did being a #huggiestester ;)

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  5. I LOVED CDing, but our stash was 90% BumGenius and they irritated As bottom. It wasn't until we moved in w my ILs between moves where I used disposables and it cleared completely in a day. We never went back and I just didnt want to be doing both when K came along

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  6. I hope to keep her involved in these kind of activities as she grows. Taking Christmas cookies to nursing homes, helping her dad walk dogs at the shelter he volunteers at, and of course doing her part to raise money and donations for causes she feels strongly about! And thanks, I'm so obsessed w her jeans, expect to see them all time!

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  7. What a fantastic idea! We should definitely do something similar to help out people in our area, I just saw a piece on the news about local food pantries running out of supplies in our area. I bet they could use some baby stuff and Huggies!!

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  8. what a great thing to do and include A in! we are cloth diaper drop outs too. after a year B just leaked out of them no matter what. but i plan on using them again for the next kiddo till they get too big again.

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  9. I am such a huggies mom and always have been! Love this

    -meg
    babydolan.blogspot.com

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  10. So glad we were able to pass on the inspiration! Women's shelters will most likely also take baby products if a food pantry declines!

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  11. I totally forgot you guys CD'd... I really wish they worked out better, I didn't mind the laundry at all and while we had some leaks from the fleece touching, we never had blow outs. I'm glad huggies are working for us!

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  12. We use these huggies too! Have since Ellie was 2 months old!

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