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Parents Goody Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win $590 Worth of Pampers Easy Ups™, Wipes, and Thomas the Tank Engine™ Toys!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Do you have a little one at home who is potty training? Someone who tries the potty during the day, but still needs protection at night, or some extra security on long car rides? This giveaway is for you! 

Enter for the chance to win approximately $590 worth of merchandise, including a two-month supply of Pampers Easy Ups™ and wipes, and a huge assortment of Thomas the Tank Engine™ toys. Pampers Easy Ups™ is celebrating the introduction of new Thomas the Tank Engine™ designs for boys and new Dora the Explorer™ designs for girls! These are great for potty training!

ONE (1) lucky winner will receive:

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between now and the end of the day on December 1, 2014. Be sure to check back on December 2nd and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, 21 years and older. Begins: 4PM EST on November 25, 2014. Ends: 11:59PM on December 1, 2014. Subject to Official Rules at http://www.parents.com/blogs/goodyblog/official-rules-enter-for-the-chance-to-win-590-worth-of-pampers-easy-ups-and-thomas-the-tank-engine-toys. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.

For more you can also read our official rules here. Goody luck!

Potty Training Girls vs. Boys
Potty Training Girls vs. Boys
Potty Training Girls vs. Boys

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I Survived a Diaper Disaster

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

By Alice Laussade for American Baby magazine

When our first child, Penny, was 4 months old, my husband and I took her with us to shop for a new dishwasher. Half of the dirty dishes in our house were Penny’s bottles, so I figured she should come along for the decision.

Once we hit the aisles, she got fussy, so I picked her up from the stroller and took her for a walk, leaving my husband behind to sort out our options. As we walked the store, I noticed folks checking us out. Yeah, she’s super cute, I thought. You should totally be jealous.

Then, I felt it. Something was dripping off of my arm. My little angel had pooped all over me. And I mean All. Over. Me. Turns out, people were horrified by us, not enamored.

We were light-years from the stroller at that point, so I ran to the bathroom. But without my diaper bag full of everything I could ever need, I was a wreck: No wipes?! What do I do? My baby cooed. A woman in a nearby stall gagged.

And then it clicked. I’m not sure how it happened, really, but there were paper towels involved, and in the end, my baby was sparkling clean and wearing her shirt as a diaper. I was a freaking ninja. Best mom ever.

I hugged my sweet girl close to me, and she immediately barfed down the front of my shirt. Welp.

I may have left my dignity at Home Depot that day, but I did learn a lesson: No matter how well you pack your diaper bag, you can never be prepared for everything. But you’ll get through it. And one day, when your baby becomes a high schooler, you’ll use your stories to embarrass her in front of friends. And that’s what parenthood’s all about, right?
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Assuming you’re home and not improvising on the run, here’s the ideal way to change a diaper!

How to Change a Diaper
How to Change a Diaper
How to Change a Diaper

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A Keychain That Detects Dirty Diapers? You Better Believe It!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Not long after Huggies Brazil introduced the world to the TweetPee, another device is garnering attention in the wet-diapers-detection industry.

Engineer Eric Schuh, based in Michigan, developed a USB-looking keychain that lights up if a diaper is wet. The user just places the sensor up to the diaper and a light turns on if it senses wet fabric. Yep, it’s that simple.

According to the demonstration video, the device works through a fully-clothed child, as well. Say goodbye to these days of undressing your bundled-up child or waking up your sleeping baby.

Schuh placed the model up for auction on Kickstarter on Jan. 21 asking for $500 to get the project off the ground. To date, more than $5,500 has already been pledge and bidding is still open through Feb. 20. An individual device is going for $12 and expected delivery is between February and March. Schuh did note one setback though: he hasn’t been able to experiment on all forms of diaper-clothing combos.

As dirty diaper detection technology becomes available, is this something you’d invest in? Tell us in the comment section below.

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How to Change a Diaper
How to Change a Diaper
How to Change a Diaper

Image: Baby crawling and playing with pile of diaper via Shuttertock

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Monday, October 21st, 2013

By Savings.com Editor Susan Yoo-Lee

 With Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s about to get really busy for the entire family. The good news is that retailers are releasing their best deals earlier than they have historically done because of the shorter holiday shopping period this year. In fact, we’re starting to see those great offers now.

Here are this week’s top five deals you can use for your entire family:

  1. If you haven’t gotten your Halloween costumes yet, right now you can save $20 off your purchase over $80 at Costume Discounters. Use coupon code SAVE80. Expires 10/31/2013.
  2. If you have a baby, take advantage of an offer from Diapers.com and save 20% on your diaper purchase. You can even combine this coupon with sale prices for an even better deal. Use coupon code GOSHOPAFF. Expires 12/31/2013.
  3. Do you need to buy a couple of sweaters, pants, long sleeved shirts for the entire family?  Or a mixer in which to make your favorite holiday treats? Save 20% off any order over $100 at Kohl’s. Use coupon code CARAMELExpires 10/27/2013.
  4. For more kid-specific fall clothing deals, use this coupon from The Children’s Place to save 20% off your entire order. Use coupon code D7G813. Expires 10/31/2013.
  5. Stock up on winter indoor activities (or get a jump start on that Christmas list!) by saving $3 off select Hasbro games at Target. If your purchase goes over $50, click through this link first to save an additional $5 off your entire purchase, then add coupon code SAVE3GAMES at checkout to get the $3 off as well. Expires 10/27/2013.

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Huggies TweetPee Tweets You When Baby Pees

Friday, May 10th, 2013

TweetPWant to know the instant your baby pees? There’s an app for that. No, really. There is an app for that — in Brazil.

Huggies Brazil recently announced Huggies TweetPee, a small humidity-detecting sensor that looks like an owl and clips onto Baby’s diaper. Once your baby pees, the sensor will send you a tweet telling you it’s time to change your little guy’s diaper.

The accompanying TweetPee iPhone app uses the sensor to help you keep track of how quickly your babe goes through diapers and lets you order Huggies diapers when your supply runs low.

Check out the Huggies TweetPee video (in Portugese):

Huggies is only testing the product with four parents and will expand that number to 10 in July, ABCNews says. The company hasn’t announced plans to release this product in North America, but if it were available here, would you use it? Tell us in the comments below.

Image: Mother changing little girl’s diaper, via Shutterstock

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Should Babies Be Allowed to ‘Cry It Out’?
Hands down, the biggest mom fight I ever witnessed involved two Upper West Side parents debating the pros and cons of the “cry-it-out” sleep method right before a Mommy and Me class. The young instructor, who appeared ready to cry it out herself, had to break up the fight so she could start class. (via CNN)

Children’s Complex Thinking Skills Begin Before Going to School
New research at the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that children begin to show signs of higher-level thinking skills as young as age 4 ½. Researchers have previously attributed higher-order thinking development to knowledge acquisition and better schooling, but the new longitudinal study shows that other skills, not always connected with knowledge, play a role in the ability of children to reason analytically. (via Science Daily)

Diapers Hinder Walking in Babies
It’s a given that most babies wear diapers, in western cultures anyway. But diapers may trap more than waste—they may also confine a baby’s ability to walk. Scientists compared the walking gaits of 60 babies who were either naked, wore a thin disposable diaper or a thick cloth diaper. Half the babies were 13-month old novice walkers and the other half 19-month old experienced walkers. (via Scientific American)

New Florida Bills Would Make Gun and Ammo Taxes Pay for School Security
In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, one Florida lawmaker wants to make gun owners foot the bill for students’ safety. Friday Rep. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) filed HB 325, which dictates mandatory guidance counseling for students in school safety issues, widens gun prohibition from school buildings to a “safety zone” within 500 feet of a school, and allows anyone to “check” their firearm with officials when they arrive at school to avoid prosecution. (via Huffington Post)

Fontana School Rifles: California Schools Get High-Powered Colt 6940 Guns
The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong on a battlefield rather than in a high school, but officials here say the weapons could help stop a massacre like the one that claimed the lives of 26 students and educators in Connecticut just weeks ago. (via Huffington Post)

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Diaper Bag Dailies Makes Diaper Duty Easy for Parents

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Diapering your newborn can be a daunting, stressful task. New parents may be completely clueless on how to change a diaper, what to expect inside of the diaper after a few hours of wear, and how to pack a diaper bag for on-the-go use.

Luckily, Weston, Conn. mom Jennifer Roh recently launched Diaper Bag Dailies to help make diapering duty as seamless as possible for all parents.

Roh drew from her own experience with children–she has two young boys ages 3 and 15 months–to design pre-packaged themed diaper kits filled with daily diaper bag essentials like diapers (of course), hand sanitizer wipes, and diaper cream. All kits are also accompanied with reusable inserts such as baby bodysuits, pacifiers, and nail files.

The eight themes on sale include: crib sheets, sick kid, airplane, sun & swim, green & organic, potty training, and snack. The kits retail between $26 and $32 and include special items appropriate to each theme. The sick kid kit includes extra diapers, the airplane kit throws in a ready-made formula in a 2 oz. bottle (TSA-approved!), while the sun & swim kit includes swim diapers and sunscreen. An additional twins kit retails for $40 and includes double the basic items.

Parents can select their preferred diaper brand (Huggies or Pampers), formula brand if it applies to the kit (Enfamil Premium or Similac Advance), and diaper size. Diaper Bag Dailies provides alleviation to the stress associated with diaper duty that can be well worth the price. And if you really love it, a subscription to Diaper Bag Dailies ensures automatic refills–so that you’ll never have to worry about last-minute diaper purchases again.

Visit www.diaperbagdailies.com for more information.

Image: Baby with nappy on white via Shutterstock

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Some Schools Planning to Drop ‘Pink Slime’ Meat
The lunch lady won’t be serving up “pink slime” anymore at several school districts around the country.

Huggies Diaper Ad Backfires Among Dads
Many fathers say depiction of clueless parenting is offensive.

Having Small Babies May Raise Heart Risk in Moms
Women who give birth to small, full-term babies may have an increased risk for heart disease decades later, new research shows.

Houston Mother Must Pass DNA Test to Be Reunited with Son
A Houston mother was headed to court Thursday hoping to be reunited with her son eight years after she reported her baby boy was kidnapped.

Popular Easter Egg Hunt Scrapped Due To Behavior Of Parents
Parents’ bad behavior has prompted city officials to cancel an Easter egg hunt.

Mom Elissa Simonson Gives Birth On Sidewalk Outside Minn. Hospital
Elissa Simonson didn’t quite make it to a hospital for the birth of her third child. But, she was very close.

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