Swaddling Harpers baby courtesy of Pampers Swaddlers and Walmart
I recently found out that my virtual assistant, Harper, is going to have a baby. My writers and I are all so happy for her – she and her husband are in their late 20s and are very excited for their new arrival in June. All of us at Stuckathomemom.com are really looking forward to living vicariously through Harper and Jay – our own babies haven’t been babies for a long time!
To celebrate, I went out to lunch with Harper and one of my writers, Stephanie. Harper told us that she was thrilled about the baby, but uncertain of what to do first. She wanted to register for all of the things that the baby was going to need, but she was overwhelmed at the thought. Since bloggers don’t go anywhere without a laptop, I pulled mine out and we decided that she would set up her registry right there in the restaurant. We went to Walmart.com and after entering her name, the baby’s expected date of birth, her state, and her email, we were ready to go. It could not have been easier.
We were very impressed with the selection of baby furniture, clothing, bedding, car seats, strollers and safety equipment that Walmart carries. It was truly one-stop shopping. Since Stephanie’s kids are 15 and 20, and mine aren’t too far behind, we were both amazed at how products have changed over the years. So many improvements have been made, and there were quite a few items that we wished we had had as new mothers.
Stephanie and I were able to guide Harper in a practical way – make sure that the mobile you are picking out doesn’t play a song that will drive you crazy before the baby is a month old, don’t get too many tiny baby clothes – the baby will grow out of them pretty quickly, or make sure you get an extra infant seat, or a bouncy seat, so that the baby can go in the bathroom with you if you ever hope to get a shower in. One of the most valuable tools that we found on Walmart.com, though, was a great checklist of all of the things that you might want to include in your registry. Harper went through the list and as she did, her panic started to ease. It is very intimidating entering the land of baby gear for the first time, not knowing what you will need and worried that you won’t buy the right things, but the checklist definitely helped. The other thing that Harper is looking forward to exploring more is the Pampers Baby Basics for Any Mom on Walmart.com’s Parent & Baby Center. Already she found tips on helping her to sleep better as the pregnancy progresses, and on how to choose a childbirth course.
Even though Stephanie and I were unfamiliar with some of the new baby paraphernalia, we felt confident in one resounding recommendation – Pampers. We each used them with our own daughters, and we were delighted to see the improvements that Pampers has made over the years, especially with the addition of their Pampers Swaddlers Super Pack. They are softer than ever, and much more comfortable on a baby’s sensitive skin. They come in sizes from 1-6, and the newborn Pampers Swaddlers feature a notch that allows the diaper to fit comfortably around a sensitive newborn naval – no more folding the diaper down and hoping for the best! Pampers Swaddlers even have a wetness indicator that changes color when the diaper is wet – you don’t have to feel the diaper or guess. All of this makes for a much more comfortable and content baby, and gives busy moms and dads time to worry about all of the other things that go along with having a new baby!
We had a great afternoon setting up Harper’s gift registry – now all that is left for her to do is to go home and pick out a nursery theme with Jay and register for all of the bedding, curtains and wall hangings that go with it. Harper appreciated our help, but even more she appreciated being able to use Walmart.com as a fantastic resource, and having the confidence of knowing that her baby will be comfortable and well taken care of with Pampers Swaddlers.