As a mom of 3 amazing boys, there is always lots of love to go around, and I’ve found that their love comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s an artistic masterpiece, a warm cuddle before bed, a story they want to read with me, a trip to the park, or even just a simple “I love you”. (The best things in life are always free, aren’t they?!) Sometimes, it’s a totally different type of love when I hear a “Mom, Ezra needs his diaper changed!” Now that kind of love is true dedication, hehe! As you can imagine throughout the last 5 years, lots of that kind of love has been shared multiple times both day and night. But oh, the nighttime changes! Luckily, Huggies has come to the rescue with their Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers, available exclusively through Walmart. They offer up to 12 hours of long-lasting protection that you can count on, and they fit from newborn all the way through 35 lbs. Plus, they have a new, unique quilted liner to lock away wetness better (less waking at night!), and a conforming, gap-free fit to keep clothes and bed sheets safe. So although the love is still there through all of those diaper changes, Huggies Snug & Dry makes it so much more pleasant, so you can really focus more on those cuddles and picnics in the park.
In addition to their new Snug & Dry Ultra line, Huggies is also running their #UltraHug Selfie Contest now through June 25th. Through the #UltraHug contest, you can snap a selfie of you and you baby and post it to social media, while nominating a local community project in need for a $2,000 grant. For my community project in need, I chose a project near and dear to my heart, Hudson’s Bands of Hope.
Hudson’s Bands of Hope is an amazing program started through a mother and close friend who went through an event that so many families silently struggle with. At just 19 weeks gestation, Misty lost her precious baby boy, Hudson. She left the hospital that day with just a medical bracelet as the physical reminder of her little boy, and she continued to wear it for days until became tattered and frail. Her mother replaced her band with a beautiful bracelet in memory of Hudson, and with that simple act of love, Hudson’s Bands of Hope was born. Now HBOH, through volunteers and donations, ensures that every mom in our area that loses a child through stillbirth or miscarriage has their very own beautiful bracelet to remember their baby. In fact, HBOH even sends bracelets to moms all over the world when a request comes in. Every bracelet is funded through donations and made by another mom who suffered some type of loss through special bracelet making community events. There, they get to share in their loss and grief, as well as encourage and support other moms and families in their own journey.
Hudson’s Bands of Hope is changing the way our community views infant loss, and stepping out to let moms and families know that they are not alone in their struggle. Through a simple, beautiful bracelet, and a time to share and support each other, HBOH is carrying on the mission of spreading the love one family at a time.
Now is where you come in! You are invited to participate in the Huggies #UltraHug Selfie contest and nominate your local community project or initiative in need to win a $2K grant. Maybe that local park you love to take your family to needs a pick-me-up, or that recreation center your kids play ball at could use a little facelift. Maybe, you know a group like Hudson’s Bands of Hope that could use some very special grant money and impact your local community in large and small ways.
Here’s how you enter:
First, take a selfie of you and your baby.
Upload it to Twitter or Instagram using the hastag #UltraHug.
Including a nomination of a community project in the US that is near and dear to your heart.
On July 6th, voting will narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will receive a $2,000 grant for their nominated community initiative!
Grab those cameras, (and dare I say, maybe even a selfie stick!) and get snapping to submit your very own #UltraHug selfie and nomination for your local community project in need!