Get Summer Baby Ready With a Giveaway: 7 Items to Put in Your Diaper Bag

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G. The opinions and text are all mine.

Get Summer Baby Ready with an incredible #giveaway and with the 7 essentials to stock in your diaper bag - all found at your Rite Aid! #ad #RiteAidSummerFun

Do you remember the first time you had to bring your baby out and about, all on your own???

Both of my babies are summer babies, and while I suppose winter has a whole other set of struggles and obstacles, I only know having a newborn baby in the heat! It’s funny how much it changes from your first kid to your second! With Scarlet, my daughter, I remember being intimidated by EVERYTHING. When to go out – before or after feeding (which made no sense because she ate ALL THE TIME) – which car to take, which stroller to take, where to go, and what to do when I’d get there.

With my second baby, my son, I was much more confident of carriers, gear, and strollers.

Although by then, I also had a toddler to contend with. And I remember all too well carrying my son in his infant seat in one hand, and a toddler hoisted up on my other hip. OR, my son in a carrier on my stomach, and my daughter hoisted over my shoulder. You can’t make this stuff up! Parenting can be hard. Parenting on-the-go during the hot months can be harder.

Luckily for all of us, there are things that make our lives easier.

I have been perusing the aisles of Rite Aid for as long as I can remember. There, you can find everything you need for summer on-the-go, like sunscreen and towels, sunglasses and aloe, all sorts of personal care products galore. At Rite Aid, you can also find everything you need for summer on-the-go with a baby! This is much different. Summer is all about outdoor fun, at the picnic, the park, or the zoo, so Rite Aid and Pampers are teaming up to get you all the summer essentials you’ll need for a day out with your baby. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to win your own summer essentials!

7 Items to Put in Your Diaper Bag:

1 – Pampers diapers. Why? This leads to a leak-free summer day! Pampers Cruisers have unique Extra Absorb Channels to help distribute wetness evenly, so your baby will stay drier while you’re on-the-go. They also don’t sag like ordinary diapers.

They feature a unique 3-way fit that adapts at the waist, legs, and bottom, so your baby has the freedom to play all day.

2 – Pampers wipes. In truth, these are not just for babies. I pretty much have bought them consistently for eight years now, and I can’t imagine not having them? They come in handy for everything when you’re on the go!

4 – Snack Catcher cup. Have you ever used these? They are brilliant! Grab them at Rite Aid and take them everywhere you go. I didn’t have any with my daughter, but luckily someone got me them for when I had Des. Babies snack constantly!

5 – A diaper changing kit. For us, this is diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, plastic/sealed bags, and a changing mat that you can use on-the-go. I also always include an extra set of clothes and tissues. This is really important to have.

6 – A mini bag of first aid/safety items. This includes nail clippers, bandages, sunscreen, diaper rash cream, lotion, antibiotic cream, pain reliever/fever-reducer, teething pills, and whatever else you want to have on the go.

Now it’s Giveaway Time!

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Do you feel more ready? Now, don’t forget to get summer baby ready with all the items listed here. Head over to Rite Aid between 7/23 and 8/26 and if you spend $50 on any Pampers products, you get $10 toward your next purchase at Rite Aid.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G. The opinions and text are all mine.


Blogger Bash Sweet Suite Unboxing (1 Year Later)

Thinking about heading to Blogger Bash NYC? We had so much fun at the #SweetSuite in 2016 and here's what we got in our swag box #unboxing #BBNYC #BBNYC2016

Ok, so I’ve been meaning to write this post for nearly a year now!

Big apologies for that one, but if you’re on the fence about the upcoming Blogger Bash NYC conference, maybe this will help. I attended last year as an ambassador for Acorn Influence. I can’t go this year because July is SO TOUGH with Scarlet’s birthday, my birthday, summer camp, Cape Cod, seeing Aunt Deborah for one time a year, etc. Basically the fact that it worked out last year is a magical unicorn. I had an amazing time, of course, meeting blogger friends and catching up with some of my oldest and dearest friends over breakfast. Then there was staying in a NYC hotel ALONE. The shower was so magical. I was staying near my mother-in-law who happened to also be solo in a NYC hotel. The hits kept coming.

It was magic, as I’ve said three times!

About a week (month? two months?) after Blogger Bash, we received a GIANT box in the mail filled with.. toys. Yup. This was if we attended the Sweet Suite Expo, which of course I DID! Basically instead of getting your swag there, and having to potentially drag tons of toys onto planes, trains, and automobiles, the brands send you the swag instead. I didn’t have the foresight to make an unboxing video, but I did take pictures. I think that’s almost as good? Is it as good? No one told me to write this post, by the way. I have always wanted to do it, and needed to publish it before it was too late. You may be going to Blogger Bash or thinking about it. The time is getting closer. I got ya, here. These brands took great care to send us toys.

And I have wanted to thank them for a long time now.

So.. drumroll. I will say that I should have saved things up for birthdays/holidays/special occasions, but I didn’t. My kids were practical, though. They knew how to divide up toys based on their interests and also to donate toys to our cousins or to the survival center, if we had any doubles or whatnot. I’ll give them credit for that. They were super excited to open a giant box of toys (as was I) but they were thinking ahead too. Nearly a year later, they still love and collect many of these toys.

And I was excited because they thought I was pretty cool (they still do). And some of the things I do for work rate as VERY interesting on my kids’ meter. Stick around this week. There’s sure to be some pretty intriguing things on Facebook, and maybe here too. That said, thank you to Blogger Bash 2016. I’m thanking you from 2017. I have wanted to thank you for a long time. All of these brands were awesome to meet face-to-face, and I loved their products to surprise my kids with.

Would one would be your kid’s favorite? Or YOUR favorite