Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Walmart Canada lends moms a helping hand #PGmom #PampersMom

Did you know Canada..  Since August, Walmart Canada and P&G began sponsoring a series of prenatal programs in hospitals and community centres countrywide by providing soon-to-be parents with special gift bags with Pampers product.



The reusable Walmart gift bags include a package of Pampers Swaddlers, the number one choice of Canadian parents for newborns, a sample of Pampers wipes and an educational pamphlet. This program is reaching 55,000 new moms from coast to coast, providing helpful tips on everything from how to secure a car seat to birth plans.

When I was pregnant with my twins I had a sudden moment of OMG, I don't know ANYTHING about babies!  I'm an only child and while I did more than my fair share of baby sitting and even worked at the Boys & Girls Club, I didn't know anything about taking care of a newborn.  All those car seat rules seemed impossible to understand and when someone mentioned a birthing plan, I had no idea what my options were let alone what I wanted.

My husband and I took a prenatal class and I am sooooo glad we did.  Included in the class was a hospital tour and that's what I really needed, you can look up a lot of info online but every hospital runs different, everyone has a different story and knowing how your birth is going to go is a big stress reliever when worrying about the big day.  If you are expecting for the first time or moved to a new area since having your first, I really recommend joining a prenatal class through your hospital (if you plan on birthing in one) they really put you at ease of what's expected of you, what you should be asking them for, what your options are and more.

At my hospital we were provided a few pampers diapers to get us going, but we needed to bring our own to get us through the stay and that's not something everyone might think of, so my biggest tip when planning for the big day is find out everything you can about your hospital's procedures, it will make your visit a lot less stressful too if hubby or gramma doesn't have to run out getting things you should have brought.



We are so excited to give our readers a chance to win a prenatal pack with Pampers and Walmart Canada!  Enter below for your chance to win: 
  •  $50 gift card to Walmart Canada 
  •  Pampers Swaddlers Newborn 
  •  Sample of Pampers wipes 
  •  Educational pamphlet courtesy of Pampers & Walmart 
  • Canada 
  •  Reusable bag from Pampers & Walmart Canada
Good luck Canada!

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

58 comments:

  1. my wife is expecting our second in January. I will make sure she gets a lot of rest now (as much as she can) before the second birth

    craig cragglerock@hotmail.ca

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  2. Relax and enjoy! Let the Dr's and nurses handle you and remember your breathing.

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  3. Have your hosptial bag packed and ready to go about a month before the due date so you're ready just in case you go into labour early.

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  4. My tip is to be nice to the nurses in the hospital and ask them for help when you need it.

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  5. A tip for a new mother preparing for birth: accept that there might be major changes to your birth plan.

    Jenna Em

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  6. Ignore advice and instead, trust your instincts!

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  7. Have some meals in the freezer and everything set up at home and your bag packed are the only things you can really do to prepare. Expect the unexpected:)
    angela mitchell

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  8. Relax and be prepared. Enjoy your baby because they grow up to fast.

    Florence C

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  9. In planing for your birth a new mom should realize not everything goes according to plan. Prepare what you can, but know it may change, and that is ok.

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  10. Don't be so worried about pictures, try to enjoy your time with your baby.

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  11. Slow down, don't worry and be happy! Everything will come together.

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  12. It's never too early to have everything ready, then you can enjoy your last few weeks and relax before baby arrives :)

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  13. My tip is to accept help when it is offered. Being a new parent is overwhelming and exhausting

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  14. Get lots of rest!
    (Tammy Dalley)

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  15. Be prepared, you never know when exactly baby is going to arrive. Being prepared helps to reduce stress near the end. (Judy Cowan)

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  16. Get all the rest you can before the baby comes!

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  17. take it easy in the last 2 weeks, you'll need all your strength for the birth itself. Also have your suitcase pre-packed with all you'll need at the hospital.

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  18. Let go of your expectations and your "perfect" birthing plan! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  19. Be flexible. Don't be too rigid with a birth plan, try to go with the flow and trust your doctor and nurses. The main priority is having a healthy baby.

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  20. My best tip is to rest as much as possible before baby comes out! lol!!

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  21. Enjoy every moment. They don't stay little for long.
    (Debbie W)

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  22. Everyone's birth experience is unique.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  23. Relax and remember to breathe! The baby is new at this and so are you!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  24. Don't compare your child to someone else's. Every child is different and will reach milestones at different time. Enjoy each moment with them.

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  25. Pack half of what most of the packing lists tell you to! You won't need very much- diapers, sleepers, wipes, camera is all that you need for the baby.

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  26. sleep when the baby sleeps, it is sooo important!

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  27. Dont listen to all the horror stories. Each birth is different

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  28. No tips for me...... I'll be a new mom in November so I love reading the advice here, thanks ladies!

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  29. Make a list and pack as much as you can ahead of time.

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  30. Take all of the help that is offered to you. I was lucky enough to have my mother stay with me for a few days; she took care of the house while I took care of the baby.

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  31. Pack a bag long ahead of time,try to relax,everything will be ok :)
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  32. Birth plans are not always going to work out. Be flexible and accept you may have to change things. Remember the most important factor is that you will have a brand new baby!

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  33. Get as much rest as you can, accept help when it is offered, and start looking into good long-term savings options for education etc.

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  34. My tip would be to rest as much as possible once you get closer to your due date. Labour is very physically demanding and you're going to need lots of energy, so relax and take it easy as much as possible :)

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  35. My tip is absolutely sleep whenever you can, the baby needs you awake when he/she is awake. You attention is required.

    SueSueper Sue

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  36. Make sure you have everything ready early.

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  37. pack your bags EARLY, and make sure you have some diapers, wipes etc in the house before you have the baby. You never know when baby is going to come, and I had one come 7 weeks early and I was totally unprepared.

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  38. Expect the unexpected - you can plan everything - the birth, having everything you need and you will find you missed something or go into labour early ect. And know that it is okay, everything will be fine!

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  39. Be prepared for breast feeding to be hard....but don't give up! It is so worth it.

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  40. dont sweat the small stuff.. just remember to relax.. when you stress out the baby will feel it.. just take your time and love every moment of it!! you will laugh at all the stuff you think was so horrible later!

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  41. Make sure you pack drinks in your hospital bag.

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  42. Don't pack "skinny" clothes in your hospital bag. Plan to wear maternity or larger clothing when leaving as it will be some time before your belly deflates. I made that mistake the first time.

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  43. You don't need to bring everything you own with you. Just bring a bag or two and you should be just fine.

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  44. be prepared for what you want but know that it may not go as planned.

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  45. Listen to others but always trust your inner voice and instincts

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  46. try to pack the best you can and remember to bring slippers and a house coat to the hospital!

    JaimeeM

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  47. Lying under a hot shower totally eases contraction pains.

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  48. Smelling a lavender essential oil may help you to relax.
    Cheers.
    Rafflecopter: Dreena

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  49. Get as much sleep as you can, whenever you can!

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  50. Sleep when the baby sleeps, don't be afraid to accept help!

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  51. Accept all offers of help and don't hesitate to ask for help!

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