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How We Made Life Better For Baby

Last month I shared that I would be partnering with Pampers to make life better for baby. I’m so happy to finally announce that my daughter and I did that today at a local high school.

All. The. Emotions. Y’all!

If you read my post last month, then you know that when I’m able to give back and pay it forward, it makes my heart so incredibly happy. I don’t do it for the attention or the pat on the back. I do it because there is something so incredibly special when I’m able to brighten someone’s day with a simple act of kindness.

Over the past few years, Pampers has made it possible for me to reach out to my community and offer assistance. One year I was able to surprise a family with some diapers when my children participated in a Ding Dong Diaper Ditch. They thought it was so fun to be able to drop off a gift, ring the door bell, and then speed away as fast as we could. And another year I was able to provide a new mom with the Gift of Sleep. From the crib, to sleepers, and even diapers, she was set for the first few months of baby’s life. And before that, I was able to provide 5 news moms at my church with a baby shower.

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This year when they approached me about a grant that I could use to make life better for baby (check out the #BetterforBaby hashtag on social to see the good everyone is doing), I immediately went to Facebook to see where the greatest need was. Sometimes I tend to live in my little bubble and don’t always see the need. So I wanted to make sure I knew where the greatest need was so that we could make a difference.

My daughter and I were introduced to Young Lives, an organization here in our hometown (I think they have other locations) that offers assistance to teen moms. Since they already have established relationships with these girls through the program, it seemed like a great fit for us. The original plan was to stock their “store” with diapers, but as we planned and talked it through, we decided that we would take a different route.

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Instead, the local high school chose six moms that we would bless. Each mom created a wishlist for my daughter and I and we went on a shopping spree with the funds that Pampers had given us. I was able to show my daughter how to budget, how to look for the best deal, and how to use coupons and store promotions to get the best bang for our buck. With coupons and Target’s promotion on boxes of diapers when we shopped, we were able to stretch the funds further than what was actually given to us. It was a real life lesson I was able to implement into her homeschool curriculum.

With the money that Pampers had given to us, we were able to buy necessities for each of the moms based on their wishlists. Look how far we are able to stretch the funds.

Baby #1

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Baby #2

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Baby #3

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Baby #4

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Baby #5

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Baby #6

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We participated in this project as a family and I’m so thankful for the opportunity it gave us. My boys helped push baskets around Target, my daughter helped with the planning and shopping, and my husband helped by fitting everything in my Ford Explorer so that I didn’t have to make more than one trip to the school. Talk about the ultimate game of Tetris!

I’m so honored to be a part of the good that Pampers is doing through the #BetterForBaby campaign. How will you make life better for baby? Feel free to share on social using the #BetterForBaby hashtag.

I’ll leave you with this. If it doesn’t make you tear up, I don’t know what will!

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1
    Brenda Brown says:

    I love this! Pampers was always the brand that I used with my kids because it is the only brand I trust. I wish that I could have had someone to bless me like this when I had my daughter at 16. How great!

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    That has got to be a heart warming experience for both your family and for the people who receive the gifts. I think it is wonderful that Pampers gives funds to make this possible.

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    Catherine S says:

    This is such a great project. Pampers was the only brand of diapers I used.

  4. 4

    What a great opportunity to help someone in need. My heart is all warm and fuzzy just thinking about the difference you guys made in some lucky moms’ lives.

  5. 5

    How great that you were able to help these girls like that! I’m sure they will remember it for a long time. I’m glad Pampers is giving back.

  6. 6

    I LOVE that Pampers does this #BetterForBaby campaign. I’m really impressed by everything you were able to do for those girls!

  7. 7

    This is awesome! You were able to get so many supplies for these girls. I love that you were able to help them out.

  8. 8

    What a great way to give back. We used Pampers for our twin daughters. Highly recommend them. Tried a couple other brands but ended back with Pampers and stuck with em.

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    Debbie Denny says:

    I love the pay it forward ideas. The diaper ditch is fantastic idea and so helpful.

  10. 10

    I can only imagine how much those girls appreciated this. What a wonderful thing for Pampers to do.

  11. 11

    What a great thing to do for those teens. I loved using Pampers on my daughter when she was an infant.

  12. 12

    Crystal your post brought tears to my eyes. I consider myself someone who finds joy in giving back and to see young mothers be blessed by such generosity is amazing. Kudos to you and Pampers for a job well done!

  13. 13

    This is awesome!! What a great opportunity of you and those girls.

  14. 14

    I’m sure those girls really appreciated the gifts! What a fantastic way to help them get started on the journey of motherhood on the right foot!

  15. 15

    What an awesome and fun campaign! Pampers is such a great company. I’m going to have to totally do ding-dong-diaper-ditch for my neighbor who just had a baby!

  16. 16

    What a great opportunity for you to be a part of. I know iyou helped out those girls trmendously.

  17. 17

    Wow! What an incredible blessing for ALL of you! How wonderful for Pampers to sponsor this awesome venture!

  18. 18

    This is great. This is helpful to those girls.Im also using pampers to my baby boy.

  19. 19

    What you were able to do for them was just incredible. I am in awe of the large number of supplies you got!

  20. 20

    This is such a great idea!! We love Pampers and it’s the best brand of diapers for our youngest.

  21. 21

    Pampers was my favorite brand when my son was an infant and into toddlerhood. I love their soft diapers.

  22. 22

    What a fantastic program! I am sure this was such a blessing to those young moms!

  23. 23

    What a wonderful gift from Pampers through you to those 6 young mothers. I’m sure this will be a tremendous help to them as they start their new lives with little babies.

  24. 24

    How amazing are you! I love this! I so would love the chance to do this.

  25. 25

    Wow that is so amazing of pampers to give back and I love who you chose to give it to! We have several different programs that can use this.

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    Angie Perkins says:

    This is so awesome! Good on you and Pampers for doing this 🙂

  27. 27

    That is such a great cause! I love Pampers even more now than I did before.

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    That is awesome that you were able to help these girls like that! Pampers is amazing for contributing to a campaign like that.

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    Natalie Langley says:

    Crystal! Thank you so much for everything you did for my students. They were/are so excited!!!! I know you blessed them tremendously. You are such a blessing to me and my students.

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