Dec 23, 2013

Diapers, Wipes, and Poop, Oh My! {a giveaway}


Traveling, in general, can be stressful. Traveling over the holidays can be a ridiculous mess. Traveling with kids? Forget about it. I was nervous about how we'd fit everything we needed for two weeks in just a couple suitcases. We tend to be pretty minimal when traveling, but Julia's stuff took up an entire suitcase! Still, there was one thing that didn't fit, no matter how I tried to squish them in: her diapers. Poop. (Literally.)

I was stressing out over how I'd fit enough diapers in our suitcases to last two weeks when a light bulb suddenly went off: Um...I don't live in Italy anymore; I can go out at 2 am if need be, and buy some diapers, because stores, like CVS, are open 24 hours a day, YAY! And just like that, I realized my problem was actually a solution.

I only packed enough diapers in my purse/diaper bag to get her through the plane ride and that night (we use Pampers BabyDry that offers 12+ hours of protection, so I knew she'd be good until the morning). Then, our very first stop that next morning was to the CVS, conveniently on our route for the day, to pick up a pack of diapers and wipes.

Y'all, Julia was beyond excited to go shopping that morning. She started doing this absolutely adorable scrunchy-nose, squinty-eye smile that morning. It melts my heart. 

We've been pretty brand loyal to Pampers since Julia was a newborn. We tried other brands, of course, but kept going back to Pampers. Julia's nickname was (and still is) "Poopers" (poor girl), but she actually has very few blowouts when we use these diapers. They're tried and true in our house. They're soft, cover her bum in just the right places, and we absolutely love the wetness indicator to tell us when she's peed—seriously, that feature was invaluable during those first months, and still comes in handy today; nobody wants to sit in that for longer than they have to! Julia sports the Pampers Swaddlers, and this time around, we moved up a size—my baby's now in size 3.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to do this—only take the bare minimum amount of diapers that we need and buy more when we get to our destination—every time I fly somewhere. It saves space and makes everything less stressful since it's one less thing to worry about. Fuss free is the way to be! 


By the way, happy Christmas Adam! (Get it? Because Adam came before Eve, and tomorrow is Christmas Eve.) To celebrate the holiday, and to give your new year a fuss-free start, Julia is giving away stuff! One winner will win coupons for one free pack of Pampers diapers (up to $13.99) and one free pack of Pampers wipes (up to $3.99)—SCORE! 

Follow the instructions below to enter :)

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



22 comments:

  1. My tip is to bring lots of snacks, a DVD player and make frequent stops! :) And, hope they take a nap on the drive!!

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  2. We try to keep a routine with naps and eating. We make them feel comfortable by bringing familiar toys/blankets with us. jj250@aol.com

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  3. My favorite thing is to stay home for the holidays lol!

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  4. My favorite thing is to stay home for the holidays lol!

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  5. were just going to my grandmas

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  6. I pack a few snacks and little things in a back pack just their size that they can carry on the airplane themselves. A book, a small toy, and usually a notepad with a pencil or a couple crayons.

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  7. I would like to win this for my daughter in law!

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  8. I am winning this for my cousin. She just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy a few months ago :)

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  9. Wow!!! your kid is so smart!!!:) She is really very sweet. Kids are enjoying full day while they feel comfortable in their nappy or diaper. I prefer cloth diaper. They are very soft and comfortable for kids.

    Regards,
    Diaper Bags

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  10. I'm having a baby soon so I need all the tips I can get!!

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  11. We're traveling for the first time this weekend so I don't have any tips quite yet, but could use all the tips I can get :)

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  12. When they're little, dress them in a onesie and baby leg warmers. Then it's easy to change a dipe without dealing with taking pants on and off (or PJ's). So much easier for the airplane or yucky changing table at a rest stop!

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  13. My trip tip: our boy has a "lovey" that he adores (and can't sleep without). From a young age, we have been sure to have a couple of "loveys" in rotation. I always bring 2 "loveys" any time we travel, in case one gets lost (only happened once!). It was so nice to have 2 while we traveled to the Black Hills this summer--I think a lovey got dropped while we were at Mount Rushmore!

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  14. Her face in that first picture is so adorable!

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  15. Snacks, portable DVD player, and a new toy/activity to surprise them with if boredom strikes. And wipes. Plenty of wipes!

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  16. Love her new, funny face.
    Even though my son is almost 4, we keep Pampers wipes around for potty training purposes.

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  17. I try to pack just the essentials when we travel. I'm pregnant and our daughter is 2, so I can't carry around her 30lbs and 15lbs of other random stuff we don't really need. I always have a couple of diapers, wipes, a sippy cup and a snack. That's about it.

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  18. I too only pack enough diapers as needed for that day when we travel. Saves room in the suitcase for shopping trips with my Mom! ;]]

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  19. I want to win this for my coworker Dee
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  20. i make sure to pack the portable dvd player, ipod touch, charger, snacks and water.

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  21. I would like to win this for my new granddaughter Reece she's adorable and uses lots of diapers!

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  22. I would let them watch a movie to occupy them .

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