Giving the Gift of Sleep

Although it has been a few years since I’ve experienced those early days with a newborn, I don’t think I’ll ever forget how hard they were.  For me, it seemed to get harder and harder the more children I had, so thankfully my husband was fine at stopping with three.

My first baby was a breeze.  She starting sleeping through the night at six weeks and hardly ever cried. My second baby was complete opposite of my first. He cried all the time and it felt like he hardly slept a blink.  And the trend continued on to my third child. By the time he was born, I was just getting my second to sleep through the night and then it started all over again.  For a few years I thought that I would never again be a fully-rested mom that had the energy to get out pajamas in the morning.

Thankfully, those days are gone and my babies are 5, 7, and 10. I’m happy to report they are sleeping through the night and we are all well-rested most mornings.

As a member of the Pampers Baby Board, at times I am given opportunities to give back to the community around me. This is one of the reasons I adore working with Pampers. I’m already a giver at heart, but Pampers allows me to give extravagantly and for that, I’ll forever be grateful.

pampers gift of sleepWhen my husband and I decided to do this project with Pampers we gave quite a bit of thought on who to gift with the gift of sleep. We finally decided to help a young couple in our church who was expecting their first child.

In keeping with the theme of sleep we purchased a crib and mattress for the baby.  In addition we purchased sleepers, lotions, a book, and other items that all had something to do with sleep.  For the mommy, we purchased nice fuzzy slippers, a robe, nighttime tea and other goodies.  And as you can see from the photo, we stocked them up with Pampers diapers and Pampers wipes.

pampers gift of sleepIt was such an awesome feeling being able to meet a need in my community.  It brings so much joy to my heart to be able to give especially something so special as the gift of sleep.

pampers gift of sleep

Because of the generosity and heart behind the Pampers brand, baby Khloe and mommy should have many peaceful nights ahead.

In addition to this donation, we also have another small donation to be made in the coming weeks. The two boxes in the first photo above (the giraffe and sheep) will be going to another family as well as some sleepers for the baby.

A huge thank you to Pampers for giving us this opportunity!


About Crystal

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.

Comments

  1. 1

    What a great initiative! I love Pampers and am thrilled that I have been able to work with them in NY on occasion.
    Mitch

  2. 2

    What an amazing opportunity! Being able to give back brings such happiness, it is such an amazing feeling!

  3. 3

    Wow, Pampers really did a great thing bringing this opportunity to you! I love when companies give back! :)

  4. 4

    Wow what a great program! What an incredible gift for a new mom!

  5. 5

    I’ve never been as sleep deprived as I was during the first few months after my sons were born. It is amazing that I was able to take care of them. I was like a walking zombie.

  6. 6

    Oh wow! What a fabulous gift!! I would have LOVED to get that with my babies. And what a fabulous thing Pampers did here. I love it!

  7. 7

    Ahhh, my memories are very fresh when it comes lack of sleep – having a good diaper is a must

  8. 8

    What a wonderful program! We always used Pampers when the kiddos were little

  9. 9

    Wow, what a wonderful gift! I’m sure they appreciate it, they will sleep, and save money, and be able to take care of themselves with some pampering too! How exciting!

  10. 10

    That is such a beautiful and kind thing to do from both you and Pampers. Never have I realized how absolutely vital sleep is to health and well being than when I had newborns!

  11. 11

    I love that Pampers does this, and that you got to choose someone to gift it to! That is awesome.

  12. 12

    Oh, this makes my heart soar. That mom will never forget this amazing gift. Becoming a new mom can be stressful!

  13. 13

    Wow what a great job you did putting everything together! She’s going to not have to worry about diapers for awhile! Great job!

  14. 14

    Great job Crystal! It is wonderful to help out, you chose some great items for her!

  15. 15

    Wow, how amazing! I bet the family was thrilled.

  16. 16

    Oh what an amazing,amazing blessing this would have made. My heart feels all warm and fuzzy after reading this!

  17. 17

    That is such an awesome opportunity!! My daughter is 6 and still has issues at times sleeping through the night. I’m already having problems sleeping through the night and baby isn’t even here yet!

  18. 18

    What a wonderful gift! I remember those many sleepless nights all too well, and to be honest, I am thankful those days are behind me.

  19. 19

    That is such a generous donation! Such a wonderful gift to baby and mommy!

  20. 20

    What a wonderful gift to give to someone who really needs it! So thoughtful!

  21. 21

    I can easily imagine that the recipient will forever be grateful! That was very thoughtful of you. :) Like you, I’m very free-hearted. :)

  22. 22

    What a great gift for a new mom, or mom to a newborn.

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