When a baby is born, a dad is born. This Father’s Day, Pampers celebrates that incredible feeling little ones bring to the hearts of dads through unconditional love.
I think I’m a pretty good dad… I try to gut check things but while there are books written on being a dad, its still all gut. Without Suzanne in my corner, I’m really not sure I’d be half the dad I am today without her loving support. First Suzanne gave me the best gift in the world of be coming a dad… Here are the first shots from the hospital bed of Marc being held by Suzanne after he was born.
I wasnt always a comfortable in those first few weeks… I’m not sure many first time dads are comfortable. I remember the bris, first I was a nervous wreck… dozens of friends and family members in a room celebrating the birth of my son and well the actions that are done during a bris. Suzanne was nervous (maybe the only one more so than me)… but she was a champ… me on the other hand I didnt have a clue… I got to take the first photo of four generations, my son, my father, and my grandfather in a photo. Since this photo was taken my grandfather has passed on, but thankfully he was able to see me grow into the man I am today… see his 3 great grandchildren and know that Marc got to know him.
Fatherhood is a journey… hopefully you grow and learn things about yourself, about the world around you, maybe when it comes time for homework maybe a new trick or two (if you have any for common core – I’m all ears)….
On this father’s day remember… we all were nervous, we all made mistakes, we all have stuff to deal with… but on this one day of the year hopefully you can block some of that out and just enjoy being a dad. Cause the time really does fly… in a blink of a year its almost been 9 years.
Pampers has released a new #ThanksBaby video that captures the amazing relationship that is created between a dad and his baby when a baby is born and the beautiful journey of fatherhood begins.
Pampers honors dads for just being dads and thanks them for all the amazing things, big and small, they do to help little ones have a better, loving, more fulfilling life.
Please join us by tweeting why you are most thankful for baby with the hashtag #ThanksBaby.
For more than 50 years, moms and dads have trusted Pampers to care for their babies’ happy, healthy development. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers, wipes and training pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage.
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Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Pampers for this promotion.
I have had a long standing relationship with Pampers and am honored to say I was one of the first dads invited to be part of the Pampers Baby Board. Over the years I’ve gifted hundreds of diapers to people and charities, and Pampers was especially helpful when they answered my call to assist after Hurricane Sandy. So, when I saw the group of people Pampers wanted to support next, it didn’t take but a second to say yes.
Pampers would like to say Thank You to the nurses for the support that happens leading up to those memories of birth and their help facilitating strong relationships between newborns and their parents during the very crucial first minutes, hours and days of life.
In collaboration with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Pampers has launched the 2nd annual Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards to honor Labor & Delivery nurses, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses and Postpartum nurses around the country. Now through January 27, 2017, I am asking you to talk about this program and invite other parents, co-workers, family members and friends to nominate and share the story of an extraordinary nurse who provided your babies and families with special touches of love.
All you have to do is ask them to nominate that special nurse that went above and beyond at www.pampers.com/thankyounurses – it’s that simple. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a nurse – seeing and dealing with the amazing joy and the other side of the spectrum but always having to be there and be smiling.
We’ve had three different and incredible delivery experiences over the years (and plenty of ER trips to the PICU) and while the faces and names changed, the amazing staff from NYU Langone Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. The loving and caring support that we received from those nurses never did… When we had our first child we had the nurses help teach us breastfeeding, she even taught me how to swaddle Marc in those first few hours. These nurses became part of our family for those first few days, caring for the new borns and equally caring for my wife.
Welcome to the world of toddlers that amazing time when they’re still soooo cute and the things that come out of their mouth are heart meltingly cute too. There just one thing thats not fun about this time of raising a child, which is the potty training time.
I’m not a fan of changing diapers (but I’ve still changed my fair share!). I really dont love potty training, maybe its because everyone has an thought of which way is the best, or telling you to attempt to potty train way to early.
Our middle child Harper is now 3.5 years old and we are well away its past the point in time she should be potty trained or at the very least attempting to train. She’s been in diapers long enough.
Pampers has an awesome website with amazing resources to help you decide if now is a good time to start potty training with your child. Kids will love the new Dora and Thomas the Train designs, and Hello Kitty will be hitting shelves soon enough.
The new Easy Ups look and feel like cotton underwear. With the 360 degree stretch waist, they are easier to get on and off. If there is an accident don’t worry! Parents can easily tear away the sides and change their kids. Easy Ups are the only training underwear with Extra Absorb Channels to help prevent leaks day and night!
Pampers is offering a coupon that you can print at home for $2 off 1 pack of new Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants. Help make the potty training process easy and more affordable with this high-value coupon. Here’s how to save: You can get the Pampers Easy Ups coupon. Just print, shop, and save.
I sat with Chris Pegula who created Diaper Dude who also is on the Pampers Baby Board. Part of being on the board is from time to time we’re asked to host special giveaways like this one for Father’s Day.
Pampers wanted to say Happy Father’s Day and create this heart warming #ThanksBaby video. So I asked Chris whats Father’s Days like in his home and give us some tips.
In my household I’m usually the one excited about giving rather than receiving gifts. So when it comes to Father’s Day, it’s a bit challenging to figure out what I need. But if there are dad’s out there like me, then these 3 tips are sure to satisfy the dad who has it all.
I love family time. As my kids are getting older I find we have less and less time to spend together. So come Father’s Day I really appreciate a morning breakfast with my wife and three kids. Be it a simple cup of coffee with yogurt and fruit or scrambled eggs and an English muffin. It’s not about what I’m eating it’s about the company. Take the time to start the day off right…together.
If you find that breakfast goes smoothly and your little or big ones are in a good mood, a nice stroll around the neighborhood with the kids and dog in tow is another top choice I would appreciate on this special day. Again spending time one on one with those that mean the most to me really fills my heart. So often we are rushing to get the kids to school or daycare or what have you. A day of simply hanging out and taking it all in is a dream. We all need to reboot at some point so why not make it a day that honors you?
Finally, grab a notebook and title the page I love you because. Take the time to share with your wife and kids why you love them and let them share why they love you. You will really appreciate what they have to say. When your finished you have a keepsake that is worth way more than that ol’ coffee mug or silk tie and socks. Meaningful gifts are those that come from the heart in my book. Why add waste when you can gain experience and moments you’ll remember for years to come.
Here’s to a Father’s Day filled with Peace and Love!
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 22nd, 2016.
You must comment telling us who would be wearing this new diaper bag? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #ThanksBaby @pampers @dadarocks http://dad.am/262ZANM — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win the #ThanksBaby @Pampers package from @dadarocks http://dad.am/262ZANM
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You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
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A while back I invited to a little charity gifting and giving (those plans are still in the works) but out of that came an invite to be part of pampers baby board. There is a new Pampers Hello World Baby Memories App is available now for free download on iTunes for your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. Because of Pampers one lucky reader is going to win an iPod Touch and a pack of Pampers SoftCare Baby Fresh Wipes.
Features on the new Hello World app include:
Making Memories- a one-touch sharing capability that allows you to take photo and videos, then quickly upload them to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter or Youtube at the touch of a button.
Albums- Allows you to conveniently organize and arrange, by category, your family’s photos directly on your ipad, itouch or iphone device.
Growing Baby- Allows you to take daily photos of your baby then pulls them all together in a time-lapse video so you can see how quickly your baby is growing right before your eyes! The best part is you can use this feature to create your own personal parenthood story– start with the baby bump, then the growth of your baby’s facial features, hands, feet, first tooth, etc. Growing Baby reveals in a remarkable way how precious babyhood really is…not that we need an app for that, but it’s still amazing to see!
The Hello World Baby Memories app is part of a series of apps called Pampers Hello Parenting Apps which also includes the Hello Baby Pregnancy Calendar
The Pampers Hello Baby Pregnancy Calendar allows you to explore life-sized images (iPad only; images in iPhone and iTouch are not life-sized) of a baby in the womb from week 4 up to week 40. Learn about the stages of pregnancy and make small discovers about a baby’s development. Did you know that a baby could respond to sounds by week 28? The “womb translator” feature allows you to record your voice, then play it back or share it with friends in the tone that your baby hears it.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. October 26th, 2011.
1 winner will win an Apple iPod Touch… Tell us what memories you’d love to save in the app and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #PampersHelloApps @pampers @dadarocks http://dad.tc/oJD2qo — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win a #apple #ipodtouch thanks to @pampers #PampersHelloApps from @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/oJD2qo