This post is sponsored by Huggies.
I am pretty sure I laughed out loud when I read a recent comment from a fellow mum on Facebook about needing help with ideas for changing an octopus in a string bag. I know exactly how she feels as AJ has never been a particularly cooperative baby when it comes to nappy changing and the more physically active she becomes, the harder it seems to get.
In less than four months she has gone from commando crawling, to crawling, to standing, to cruising the furniture (for like a minute!), to taking those first, wobbly, tentative steps. All by just eleven months of age…I tell you this mama is not ready to have a toddler in the house! Some days I wonder if I should invest in a helmet like those that wrestlers wear as it seems she bumps and bops her way all around the house, and all of a sudden surfaces that were previously high enough to keep items out of her reach are now prey to a little hand mysteriously appearing, it feels all around the table or bench top seeking out whatever it can grab. Being that Immy is five, I had pretty much forgotten the extent of babyproofing that needs to take place to keep a busy baby safe and out of trouble. Our busy bub is keeping this mama on her toes.
On the other hand, Immy loves that AJ is on the move. Together they roar with laughter as they barrel around the house in a game of crawly chasey, they love to build castles of cushions to crawl up and roll around in, and Immy gets such a buzz when AJ toddles over to her with arms outstretched. Though she may also have *ahem* put her little sister to work on occasion…
When it comes to the challenge of nappy change time with a baby who just wants to be on the move, Huggies’ research shows that 83% of mums struggle with changing their bub’s nappy when the baby is in the wriggly, squirmy stage of growth, which is why they developed Huggies Nappy-Pants. Designed to slip on like pants but with the absorbency of a nappy, they aim to have a wiggly bub back on her feet with less fuss than a traditional nappy.
To celebrate the fun and excitement of seeing your baby on the move, Huggies have launched the Squirmy Baby competition. To enter, head over to the Huggies competition page and upload a short video of your busy bub at play – they could be toddling, dancing, crawling, rolling, kicking – just being generally wriggly! A bit like this little munchkin here…
The first 500 entrants (Australia only) will receive a pack of Huggies Nappy-Pants and all entrants will be eligible to win one of nine weekly prizes and a fantastic major prize. I am excited to be one of the selection panel of judges who will be picking the major prize winner so be sure to head on over to find out more. Good luck everyone!
What are your top tips for change time with an octopus in a string bag aka an active, wiggly, busy bub?