My Mother's Promise

3.08.2016

I very rarely do sponsored posts on this blog, but this one was too good to pass up because it's something I feel strongly about! I'm excited to join with Pampers (the diaper brand we've used since R was born!) to share about their Pampers Premium Care Diapers, which you can find at Walmart.

As part of this campaign, I am sharing a #MothersPromise for my sweet R: I promise to take care of myself physically and model a life of health and fitness that she will hopefully follow as she grows.
One of my favorite things to do is take R with me on walks and runs. As a full-time working mom, I don't get to spend nearly enough time with my baby, but when I take her with me on my training runs, I really feel like we are bonding!

I started taking her out at a young age with the hope that she will enjoy being outside and learn to love being in the stroller so we can continue to spend time together. We've learned that she loves being outside, taking in all the sights and sounds around her, and she seems to enjoy going with me on runs! Often she will fall asleep, which I take as a good sign.
I want to continue to model a healthy, active lifestyle for my daughter, not only so I can stay fit and be able to play with them as they get older, but also so she will have a good example to follow of physical fitness and health for the rest of her life.
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Here are a few tips I've learned in the past few months about taking R in the jogging stroller: 

-Clip a pacifier to the shoulder strap. R loves her paci, and having it clipped to the strap makes it super easy for her to find and play with. Plus, there's no fear of it falling out and getting lost.

-Bring a hat. Even when it's nice outside, Oklahoma can get pretty windy. I've noticed that R will get upset and start fussing if it's too windy, but when I put a hat on her, she calms down. I'm guessing it has something to do with her ears? I don't know, but I always make sure and have a hat ready just in case.

-Don't forget the sun. I don't know if all babies are like this, but R hates having the sun in her eyes. Like, really hates it. I have to be careful when we go out, because sometimes it's at that perfect hour when the sun is beaming directly inside the stroller and on her face. I could walk in the opposite direction, but that just means that the sun will be shining on her coming home. Try if you can to go on your walk or run at a time when the sun is higher in the sky, and don't just walk in the opposite direction for a long ways, because you will have to turn around eventually, and it will probably not end well for one or both of you. 

-Be flexible. Sometimes I head out, all excited to run a few miles at least, and we get a half a mile into the run and R is just not having it. I've learned to be flexible and tell myself that something is always better than nothing! I sure don't want to force her to stay out if she's really upset, because I want her to enjoy our outings! Just try again another time.

Pampers diapers are another way we want to set a good example for R and show her that we care about her. We have been using them since she was born! The Premium Care diapers are a high-quality disposable diaper, hypoallergenic, breathable, absorb well, and have a wetness indicator, which Jordan is a huge fan of (seriously, he is obsessed with checking for the blue line). Pampers Premium Care diapers are available at Walmart and Walmart.com.

And if you don't like them for changing poopy diapers, you could always, you know, eat them.
So that's my #MothersPromise for R (and, of course, for my future children)! Thanks to Pampers for letting me join with them to share about something I'm so passionate about. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.

What is your mother's promise?

15 comments:

  1. You've always inspired me as a runner! I really miss living in the Midwest, because I like that it's flat, with a few rolling plains. I get intimated to run in our neighborhood because we have big hills in every direction. I just need to suck it up, ha! I love your promise to stay healthy and fit for you daughter!

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  2. You are such an inspiration! I can't even imagine running that fast while pushing a stroller! You go girl!

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  3. I love this post! Sponsored or not! ;) you're a great mother and I know baby R will grow up knowing how much you care about your health, AND hers! I bet those afternoon walks and runs are the best!!

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  4. I'm glad you are able to take R on your runs with you. Kids really do love the outdoors. I also know that kids hate sunlight in their eyes: I remember that from my friend's kids.

    I know this is nosy but by a sponsored post do you get lots of free diapers or do they actually pay you? I mean diapers are pretty much a massive amount of money too!

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  5. I bet it is her ears as mine are super sensitive to wind too and it totally makes me cranky, I always have a knitted headband/hat thing in my purse so I can protect them which is kinda embarrassing I think to Fredrik!

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  6. So funny about Jordan! Judah is seriously obsessed with checking for the blue line. Haha!

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  7. I have so much trouble keeping the sun out of my baby's eyes! I used a thick blanket cover (that hangs from the carseat handle) during the winter, but I need to find a lightweight one. Do you ever use a hanging blanket cover? I go on walks all the time with our little one and can't wait until she's old enough for a jogging stroller now that spring's arrived. Props to you for modeling good health and fitness habits for little R! P.S. My husband's obsessed with collecting Pamper's "points." :)

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    1. The "now that spring's arrived" modifier actually went with the comment about needing to find a lightweight blanket cover, not with the comment about the jogging stroller. Oops.

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  8. The same promise! We often talk about the foods we're eating that are healthy for our bodies, and my daughter knows that fitness is a big part of my life. She's started doing pilates moves in the evening and talking about how she has to get in her "exercise". It's so cute! It's a balancing act though, because I want her to love her body. So we talk about how strong we are or are getting, and other positive things related to working out.

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  9. awww she is just too adorable. i love your promise to her. that is a good promise to make, and a good example to set.

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  10. That's a great promise! Also, she looks like she should be the next Pampers baby model! Look at her grin! :)

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  11. I love this! What a great promise. Part of that promise is being a model for her, and part of it is taking care of yourself so you can be with her as long as possible! I like that you included tips on working out with a baby - it can be hard! She is such a cutie. Love that eating the diapers is always an option, ha ha!

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  12. We use these, too! The blue line has made my life SO MUCH EASIER!

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  13. I love this!!!! Sponsored post and ALL! :) Just think...One day, you'll put the stroller up and the two of you can walk TOGETHER! My advice for when that day comes, take it slow and stop to look at ANYTHING that catches her eye. You'll walk the same route you've always walked, but you'll see things you've NEVER noticed before, I promise! It'll take three times as long and yet you'll both be soooo glad you took that time. :)

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