Win one of two Huggies nappy and wipes hampers worth R500 each

Huggies has you covered (literally) this week with a fantastic – and useful – giveaway of two hampers, each comprising Huggies Gold nappies, Huggies Natural Care Wipes, and a wooden block puzzle.

We know that wipes are useful and have their place not only for babies and nappy bags, but in cars, handbags and around the kitchen, yet not all wipes are "equal". Huggies Wipes are different and offer parents an excellent cleaning solution. They're made from three layers of a unique material that contains 65% natural fibres.

They clean gently, locking away the mess and quickly refreshing baby’s sensitive skin. They're made with a cotton-like base sheet, 99% water and a formulation with no added nasties like alcohol or parabens.

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Huggies have shown how natural their wipes are by introducing an awesome 360º, virtual reality video, which starts in baby’s room with mom changing her nappy, and as mom stops to grab a wipe, the immersive journey begins. The viewer is taken to a forest where they get to hear how natural the base sheet of Huggies Baby Wipes are.

They are then transported to a waterfall to see how pure the formulation that adds moisture to the wipes actually is. This is followed by an educational section where Huggies poses the question “How natural are Huggies® Wipes?” and the answer is “Natural enough to sprout a bean”. You can watch the video here on your smartphone (you'll get the gist without a VR headset, but obviously you'll get the full experience with one).

To enter to win

Comment below, and you'll be entered into the draw. The giveaway closes on Monday 10 October at 9am, after which the winners will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed.

This giveaway is only open to South African residents, and the prizes cannot be exchanged for anything else in the Huggies range. The winners will be able to choose their size of Huggies Gold.

 

 

“This has changed my life” – the first winner of the Hyundai Tucson in the Huggies Dry Comfort competition

In July I wrote about the Huggies Dry Comfort Win-a-Car Competition, where you could win one of five Hyundai Tucson 2.0 NU Premium Manual cars worth R337 700 each.

 It's one thing writing or reading about a car giveaway, but it's another thing seeing the actual winners of the car – Muhammed Khan from Paarl in the Western Cape and Shaeed Raffee from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal.

They each now own a Hyundai Tucson 2.0 NU Premium, and both entered the Huggies Dry Comfort Win-a-Car Competition by buying several packs of Huggies Dry Comfort. 

“There are no words to describe how I feel, this has changed my life," said Muhammed. "I never thought I would win, and this will make such a difference in our lives and I am so grateful for this opportunity, It means so much to my family and me."

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“I really want to say thank you to Huggies Dry Comfort for giving us this amazing opportunity," said Shaeed. "This will definitely make a difference in my life and my grandchildren’s lives."

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Tramaine Grewan of Huggies said: “We are constantly looking for ways to make parenting easier and an unforgettable journey to discovering the identity of your own child. We understand that being a parent is a full time job and by giving away these cars, we believe that it can lessen the financial load that they face in these challenging times.” 

About Huggies Dry Comfort

Huggies Dry Comfort nappies keep baby dry and comfy. It has a super leak-guard waistband that fits the baby at the back to prevent leaks. In addition to this, it has absorbent lock-gel that is spread throughout the nappy to lock wetness away quickly and keep it away from baby’s skin, for up to 12 hours. 

 

 

Huggies introduces new Disney Frozen Wipes

My only "problem" with the new Huggies Disney Frozen range is that they're a limited edition, which means we might not be able to find them on shelves beyond winter, so I advise stocking up now. I'm not even the mom of a baby or toddler (yet) and almost seven years after buying my first pack of wipes, I'm still buying them for my handbag, desk, home and whenever I travel. As a fan of great packaging (like everyone, I guess), this Frozen range has me excited.

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This is not the first of Huggies' Disney collaborations – you probably know that Huggies nappies are decorated with Winnie the Pooh & Friends (New Baby and Dry Comfort Range) and Minnie and Mickey Mouse (Gold and Nappy Pants ranges). 

Huggies Wipes are made differently to other wipes. They're made of three layers of a unique material that contains 65% natural fibres. They clean gently, locking away the mess and quickly refreshing baby’s skin. They also have no alcohol or parabens, and are suitable for face and hands, so you don't need to buy separate wipes for those parts (like I used to do before I knew better).

The Disney Frozen Huggies Wipes (56 wipes per pack) are available in supermarkets and baby stores.

 

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Expecting? New or new’ish mom? Huggies have some treats and great resources at MamaMagic

Aside from getting lots of product samples, learning about new products and finding much-needed specials on baby goods at the upcoming MamaMagic baby expo this weekend, there's also expert advice and resources that go just beyond the "things". This year, there's the Huggies Expert Lounge in conjunction with Milestones magazine, for expectant and new parents, along with fun activities for babies.

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Here are four things to look forward to at the Huggies Expert Lounge:

1. Expert information

The Huggies Expert Lounge will host free talks with useful parenting information.

2. Expert Corner

Huggies wlll also host the Expert Corner in the lounge, where expo visitors will be allowed one-on-one private consultation sessions with Lynn Bluff, an baby and childbirth educator, who can answer any questions that expectant parents have.

3. Goodie bags

Parents will also receive goodie bags at these sessions that will include Huggies New Baby nappies for them to try. Huggies New Baby are the softest nappies from Huggies, inside and out, and have a soft liner which absorbs runny poo and wetness in seconds. This will keep newborn baby’s skin gently protected and cared for, just like a mother’s hug.

4. Play area for babies

For parents noticing a little more movement from their precious newborns and those with very busy little ones, there will be a Huggies® Nappy Pants Movers & Cruisers Play Area. The area will have soft play equipment to entertain, teach and get kids active. In this area, there will also be interactive moms and babes classes that promote active living. Huggies® Nappy Pants is the perfect nappy solution for when your baby to starts to wriggle. Huggies® Nappy Pants are as absorbent as regular open nappies but are uniquely designed to fit like underwear so that babies have the freedom to wriggle, climb, crawl and roll more easily.

Good to know

Huggies® Wipes will also be at the expo sampling the Huggies® Newborn wipes – suitable for newborn delicate skin and Huggies® Natural Care wipes with Aloe & Vitamin E, to help protect baby’s skin naturally.

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Expo information

The MamaMagic exhibition will be on from 12 to 15 May at the TicketProDome. Tickets cost R85 each, while kids under the age of 10 are free. Tickets are available at the door, or you can book here.

 

Great swimming nappies for the great outdoors (no more awkward accidents!)

When my son was a toddler, I thought it would be cool and carefree if he frolicked by the resort pool without his swimming nappy on. I was swiftly taught the lesson that even when you think timing will be fine and there won’t be any “accidents”, it sometimes doesn’t work out that way. From that awkward incident of clean-ups and apologies, my toddler was always covered in a Huggies Little Swimmers nappy.

They were the only dependable water-friendly nappy on the market, and I haven’t since come across anything else that floats my boat! The great thing about Huggies Little Swimmers is that the leak guards will stop any accident from wandering into the water, and they have been made to not swell like other regular ones do in the water.

With its open diaper variant for smaller babies, and velcro sides on medium and large sizes, Huggies Little Swimmers are easy to open and close for convenient changing. It is made from a unique material that does not swell when wet and is designed with an improved fit to prevent leakage.

They also have a stretchy fit waist and stretchy sides for a comfortable fit on your little one. The cute Disney graphics of Nemo and friends from Finding Nemo make them an adorable swimming must-have. They’re available in Size 2-3 (3-8kg), Size 3-4 (7-15kg) and Size 5-6 (12-18kg)

Another must for the beach and holiday travel is Huggies Baby Wipes (I still use them to remove eye makeup and clean my hands after I’ve been in public places). The reason I prefer Huggies Baby Wipes is because they’re made from unique materials, different from any other wipes. The wipes are thick, soft, absorbent and offer a clean that gently locks away the mess, quickly refreshing and cleansing your baby’s skin.

Available in a choice of three variants; Huggies Newborn – suitable for newborn delicate skin and baby’s with a more sensitive skin; Huggies Natural Care with Aloe & vitamin E, to help protect baby’s skin naturally and Huggies Simply Clean with Cucumber fragrance for everyday cleaning and freshness.

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My “swimsuit model”, at a Mauritius holiday a few years ago