This post is sponsored by Huggies as part of the #HuggiesCouncil. All thoughts are my own.
When I was pregnant with my son, I can’t tell you how many times I was told, “They grow up fast!” Being a new mom and all, the last thing I thought about was diaper sizes, I was too busy figuring out how to navigate caring for this tiny, beautiful human that I was suddenly responsible for. So imagine my shock when my son wore newborn size diapers for only two weeks. TWO WEEKS! I remember being boggled about that fact as I was purchasing a size 1 diaper pack. Then, at two months old, my son was wearing a size 3 in diapers!
My son is 8 months old now, and he has been a size 5 for the last month or so.He’s not even a year old yet! Diaper sizes really make you think, “how did my baby grow so quickly?” I often stand in the aisle as I purchase diapers and want to cry as I look at how fast time and diaper sizes, are really going by.
At least I know that I can trust Huggies throughout every phase of my baby’s growth. Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, which are inspired by parent’s hugs, not only offer outstanding skin care for babies but, thankfully, now comes in seven sizes, Preemie to size 5!. This makes our transition to new sizes so much easier knowing my baby’s skin is going to be taken care of and protected.
Here are some helpful tips to help prepare you for your baby’s first year in diapers:
- Register for multiple diaper sizes. As a new mom, you’re busy figuring out your baby, your after-baby body, and navigating everything in between. I wish I had registered for or put on my baby shower invites, “Please bring diapers sizes 1-5.” It would have saved me a lot of guessing!
- Buy ahead. I purchase at least one diaper pack a size above the size he is wearing so I will never be out of diapers. Sometimes that growth spurt happens mid-pack, so I always have the right size on hand and then I donate or give another mom my extra. It’s a win-win situation.
- Always carry 1-3 diapers in a larger size in your diaper bag. Because, as I said, you never know when you’ll need that larger size!
- Have every size on hand for your baby’s first year. Every baby grows at a different rate, so have at least 1 pack in every size stored for when your baby hits that diaper size. You’ll be ready, no matter what!
The less stress you have about making sure you have the right size diaper, the more you can enjoy every moment of that very first year. Your baby won’t remember it, but you’ll always remember all those midnight diaper changes, followed by all the sweet, soothing hugs with your baby, for the rest of your life.
Huggies® believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. The simple, loving act is proven to support babies’ emotional and physiological well-being. Huggies® diapers and wipes are inspired by a parent’s hug, – to nurture baby with care, cradle baby in comfort and surround baby in protection. Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers deliver the best skin care to keep baby’s skin clean and healthy. Learn more at Huggies.com. #HuggiesCouncil