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…
And spread them out…
Cute hay!!! And then everybody chose 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!!!