Tuesday, June 12

Everyday Victories for Team Mom: That. Last. Diaper.

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Thank you to P&G and Kroger stores for celebrating “Team Mom’s Everyday Victories”! Please visit the P&G's event page to play games, win money off your next Kroger trip and more fun!

National Geographic did a study and surmised that, on average, American babies go through 3,796 diapers before they are fully potty trained. Considering I have three Bees, and they are nothing if not average poopers (though, often I have thought they were seriously outstanding poopers...), that comes to roughly 11, 390 diaper changes. Now, I used cloth diapers for a few months with Bee #3, and Bee #1 potty trained pretty early, but still. Eleven thousand diapers is not something to sniff at. Ba-dum-pum.

When the Clever Girls teamed up with Kroger and Procter & Gamble to bring some Everyday Victories for Team Mom, my very first thought was: the very last diaper. It's obvious I've been changing them for far too long (eight years, one month, two weeks...) if diapers are the first thing I think about in any scenario.

In this hive, we are die-hard Pampers fans. Yes, we had a brief affair with a brand-who-shall-not-be-named, but Pampers has always been our #1 poo-catcher of choice. You've heard of lovemarks? Pampers is one of our lovemarks.

For as much as I love Pampers... I am never sorry to see them go. It's never a marked occasion- after all, I can't remember the very last diaper each Bee used- but it is a certain victory. There are countless books, websites, and gurus that all claim to hold the secrets of quick, easy, successful potty-training, but the truth of it all is that each kid moves at their own pace. Bowel movements included. Ba-dum-pu--ok, that was terrible. I'm sorry.

The thing about the last diaper, even when you are rarely sure that this one is the last one, is that it signifies one more milestone for babies and for parents. Though it is rarely celebrated and memorialized in photographs like the first steps, first tooth, and first bites of solid food, the last diaper is a thing of beauty on its own. Well, as beautiful as.... you know what? Nevermind.

The point is that for every first, there will be a last. I am pretty sure that if I were to dig through all of the tubs of baby clothes in the attic, I'd come across at least one teeny tiny (unused!) Pampers, and I'd marvel that my big, galloping, wild babies were ever able to fit into such a thing.
And I'd be so glad that they are done fitting in.


Hurry in to Kroger and Kroger Banner Stores for P&G’s big sale event, June 10–23!
At Kroger and its banner stores, more than 30 of your favorite P&G brands are at HOT sale prices through June 23, including Tide, Charmin, Cascade, Pampers, Crest and Olay. Look for tags with special prices throughout the household needs and health and beauty aisles, and be on the lookout for even bigger offers – like getting serious dollars off when you buy a bundle of products.
Before hitting the store, visit P&G’s event page on Kroger.com: http://bit.ly/KG6dw5
You can play games like basketball, track and gymnastics to win money off your next Kroger trip, download digital coupons, print a shopping list, and learn more about P&G products!
And as part of this event, consider trying one of these fab products from P&G:
Vicks Nature Fusion, Charmin Basic, Downy Unstopables, and Swiffer Duster Extenders!

I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.

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