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Se7en’s Massive Pampers Giveaway – The Winners…

July 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Last week in honor of our blogaversary we had a great big GiveAway for our Cape Town readers… and I promised se7en winners!!! Firstly thank-you  so much Pampers for sponsoring such a great prize. And thanks so much to so many of you for entering – fantastic!!! And I bet there are a couple of you who are dying to know if you are the proud winners of a packet of Pampers nappies and a box of wet-wipes…

Here we go:

Someone around here has discovered stamping…


And she very kindly did a whole heap of stamping for me:


We chopped them up and we put a number on the back of each stamp… a number for each comment on the Massive GiveAway Post.


Then we took out the comments that were pingbacks, all those reminders to enter!!!


So here are all the pretty number stamps…

DSC_1261Then we popped one pretty flower into a whole bunch of fresh diapers… sneaky!!!DSC_1262

And spread them out…


Cute hay!!! And then everybody chose one…


Just one…


There they are: se7en diapers…


And se7en flowers:


And se7en numbers:


These are our winners:


Comment #8: jacki // Jul 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm

My favourite tip comes in the shape of a quote: “A mother’s heart is a child’s schoolroom”. And a packet of pampers would be great – I just put the 2 year old and the 5 month old in the same size!

Comment #10: Nikki Horn // Jul 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I’m a new mom… four months and counting. So I’m usually on the recieving end of the mothering tips – and Im forever gratefull to those who share their prescious pearls! But let me throw in my 2 cents in anyways…
My tip is – Relax! The feeling of being completely overwhelmed is one that I’m sure many new mothers experience… often. I found myself getting in a frizzle about every minor detail. But I realised that my son is ok, and I’m ok. And if a problem arises we’ll deal with it, but till then I’ll just take a deep breath and enjoy my prescious gift.

Comment #15: Tammy // Jul 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Ok, I think my top mothering tip would be:
Throw those baby books out! God has given you gentle, nurturing mothering instincts to follow.
Follow your heart and respond to your babies needs with gentle love and care when they need it. This will set you up for a great relationship later on. For me some of the books that were helpful were from the La Leche League library of our local group, but these were so different from the local baby mags and baby books available here in SA.

Comment #17: Anita // Jul 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I don’t usually offer too much parenting advice as kids can be so different and what works for one child and family won’t necessarily work for another. .. so my tip would just be try not to stress too much if your baby doesn’t do things by the book or as you expect he or she will. And hang in there, a baby who refuses to latch for the 1st day of his life may well go on to become an avid breastfeeding fan! A child who will not let a spoonful of food go anywhere near his mouth for his whole first year may well go on to become an enthusiatic and adventurous diner! Kids can surprise you in the end and have their own timetables which can’t be hurried along.

Comment #25: Granny Ant // Jul 13, 2010 at 10:12 am

There are times when one makes a quick decision that you later think is wrong. Be willing to admit your mistake, talk to your child about it and apologise to them. We all make mistakes in judgement at times and it is important to learn one does not lose face by saying ‘sorry’ or admitting that you were wrong.
This give away is well timed, Just what is needed for a baby shower!

Comment #30: Gloria Young // Jul 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I suggest to trust the Lord’s guidance. He says in Psalms that He will teach and lead you. We are expecting a 2nd baby and we would like to have the nappies. :)

Comment #32: Melanie Grant // Jul 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm

If you are trying to get the house clean and your little one wants to constantly fiddle with things she’s not supposed to then give her a little cloth or sponge, put some soap on it and give her a wall to wash that has needed a scrub for a while. Might be a bit messy if the cloth is too wet, but by the time she is finished not only has she had loads of fun but the wall is just that little bit cleaner.

Thanks to all of you who entered and I will contact each of the winners for your details really soon!!!! And thanks again to all my readers and entries and for making this GiveAway happen!!!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Taryn // Jul 17, 2010 at 12:14 am

    congrats all! 🙂

  • 2 jacki // Jul 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Hurray! Thank you! Also really enjoyed the mothering tips.

  • 3 Gloria Young // Jul 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you!!
    I was surprised to see that I was one of the seven, and at the same time very happy 🙂

    Thanks again

  • 4 Tammy Mayes // Jul 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Hurray hurray! Thank you. Our newest little addition was born 10 days ago , so we are so blessed!
    Now I have a quick mothering advice question for you:
    Since we have bought home our new little blessing, we have really seen a change in behaviour from our 5 year old. He is being quite aggressive with his brother and crying easily when he doesn’t get something right or his own way. He is obviously stressed, so do you have any advice on how I can realistically fill his love tank? And how do I deal with him being aggressive and just kicking or punching his brother?
    Thank you.

  • 5 se7en // Jul 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Hay Tammy, Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you!!! Quick answer to your question: I want to say shower him in love and attention but that can often backfire – treat everything as normally as you can though… and shower him with his usual love and attention. I would also give him a special responsibility: Let him know that it is his job to be the babies voice and when he hears it cry then he must let you know the baby needs its mom… And you can not go over board with how important this job is… it is an easy game that “just the two of you” need to know about and it will keep him totally engaged and it is being loving without being “responsible” – the world won’t crash if he forgets sometimes but he will like it when he remembers and is praised for it. Completely forget these words: “Big Brother” throw them far out the window and never let them back in… have lots of group hugs with all your babies and include him in those whenever you can… I hope this helps – there will be moments of total desperation – there always are with a newborn!!! But you will survive and so will your your young man!!! Here is a post on siblings I wrote ages ago, hope it helps and lots of lekker love!!!

  • 6 Tammy // Jul 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you that is super helpful. I love those stamps!

  • 7 se7en // Jul 31, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Oh Tammy Congratulations on your little darling, I hope she brings you endless joy and happiness!!!

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