This post brought to you by Huggies® Little Movers. All opinions are 100% mine.
by Alanna Peters
I always hear people talking about how sad they are that their babies are growing too fast. I get it but, in all honesty, I’m kind of looking forward to the time when my baby doesn’t need my constant attention. Don’t get me wrong…I adore my sweet, chubby baby and I love that I’m the one she wants – that I’m the one that can solve all her problems and make everything right in her world. But at the same time, Mama needs a break! I’m having so much fun watching her grow and become an independent little person, and it’s so exciting watching her move and find her way around in this big, big world.
I know you’re not supposed to compare your children to one another, but it’s so interesting to see how they are the same and how they differ. When my girls were born I felt like they were duplicates of each other – same coloring, same length, and only an ounce difference in weight. The similarities have really stopped there though. They look COMPLETELY different from each other. Their personalities are totally different. And my little one? HUGE. I mean really, she is growing SOOO fast! She’s totally surpassed where her sister was at this age. She’s already got two teeth (at 5 1/2 months), where her sister didn’t even start teething until over 10 months. My oldest didn’t crawl until 8 1/2 months but started walking at 10 months. I’m so curious to see how the little one gets moving!
Right now my little baby is a master at spinning a 180, either on her tummy or her back. She also sits like a champ and is starting to propel herself forward in an attempt to crawl. She will even occasionally roll (or at least try to) when the urge strikes. She’s SO excited to start exploring her world!
One new concern with a baby on the move is finding a diaper that moves with her. Over the past few months we’ve tried several diaper brands and with some of them we get leaks. LOTS of leaks. Every baby is shaped differently so obviously different diaper brands are going to fit babies’ legs and waists differently, but they are all pretty much the same when it comes to the grippy tabs. That is, until the new Huggies® Little Movers diapers came along!
These diapers are awesome – I was impressed right away. Those grippy tabs? TWO layers, guys. Two! Take a look at this. That extra level of soft, Velcro grippiness keeps the diaper in place on my baby, even when she’s spinning in a circle.
The waistband is stretchy and makes for a nice, snug fit with the protection of the Huggies LeakLock system. They even have new colors and graphics! I’m not a big character fan but I actually love these new Mickey Mouse designs. The colors are so bright and fun!
Want to try Huggies Little Movers? (I know you do!) Right now you can upload a photo or video of your baby’s Moving Moment and get a $2 coupon! I uploaded a photo of my little cutie sitting unassisted for the first time. She was SOOOO proud of herself. (And isn’t she totally adorable?!)
You can also check out my moving moment on the Huggies site.
Not sure which moment to share? Get inspired by these fun, exclusive movements and activities designed by Huggies and celebrity fitness instructor and mom, Nikki Glor. bit.ly/1nPyiCW They will get baby and parents moving! Our favorite is the Patty Cake Crunch and BackRoll. It helps to build her lower body strength and balance, and it works my core. (And believe me, I need that right now!) The Huggies Little Movers waistband stretches as my baby balances and flips. We also like to Act Like Animals together – she LOVES it when I’m down on the floor enjoying tummy time with her (and we are both working our cores)! We aren’t ready for all the exercises yet, as they are geared for babies of all developmental stages. I’m looking forward to doing more and more of these activities with her as she grows – not only do they get her moving but they help me stay fit too!
Now, head on over to Huggies.com/moments and Share your Moving Moment. Along with your coupon, you’ll also have a chance to be featured on the Huggies Facebook Page!