I have tried every diaper on the planet since I started having kids. I’ve used generics, cloth, premium and “environmentally friendly” diapers. I’ve even done diaper product testing. But I always, ALWAYS come back to Huggies Snug N Dry Diapers. They hold a ton (Have you ever had a baby hop into the lake or wading pool wearing one? My GOODNESS!), they fit well, don’t leak, and are easy to find.  No hunting for an obscure brand on vacay. They are everywhere so you can spend your time focusing on all of your baby’s daily adventures!


The range of sizes fit babies from newborn to 35 lbs. My boy is the first child to hit size 5 diapers (at the same time as his sister who is 2 years older!). What can I say, I have petite kids:). And the Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers have a new, unique quilted liner to lock away wetness better which is handy when you are on a road trip and don’t get them changed as frequently as you would like. They have a conforming, gap-free fit to keep your active baby dry throughout the day and the trusted Leak Lock® System has quick-absorbing layers for up to 12 hours of protection at night. Because who wants to change wet PJ’s in the middle of the night after you’ve been playing hard all day? Am I right?


One of our favorite family activities is going to the beach, pool or water park. Can I tell you something a little embarassing?

I can’t swim.

I have lived on one of the Great Lakes for almost 34 years and I can’t swim. Well, technically, that isn’t entirely true. As long as the pool is only 6 feet deep and I don’t have to put my head in, I’m okay. Did I mention my husband has designs on sailing around the world? On a sailboat? In the infinitely deep ocean? Yikes!

Because *I* am uncomfortable around water, I am totally wigged about my kids drowning. And because my hubs LOVES the water (and I’m terrified of it), it’s super important to us for our kids to take swim lessons. We are blessed to have the community pool be a block away. They have the most wonderful swim instructors for our little ones.  We have been taking them to parent & tot classes, preschool swim lessons and the oldest will have completed all 6 levels of American Red Cross swim lessons by the end of this summer.

We love Easling Pool. My kids are like fish and will stay in the water all day if you let them! I love that they are so comfortable in the water. It really makes things easier for me since I’m the one who has to take them to the pool and beach, many times by myself.

It’s an older pool, though. And a new YMCA opened up across town with a new state of the art swim facility. Groups and people have been flocking over there despite the affordable pricing for classes & passes. I would love to see our pool upgraded a bit (warmer would be AWESOME!) but more importantly, I don’t want to see it shut down due to lack of use. Our kids have been learning to swim there for over 5 years and we are looking forward to having our soon-to-be five year old start her swim lessons when we return from Florida (where she will probably spend the entire trip in the pool).

Water safety so important. Every summer, we hear of drowning deaths and I’m not sure if it’s more important to be comfortable with and know water safety where where it is harder to find pools/lakes or where water is everywhere. Either way, having quality, affordable swim lessons in our community can help prevent summer tragedies. With over 41% of Michigan being water(1) (the most in the nation–including Hawaii!), it’s almost impossible to avoid water. But learning to swim and learning water safety can help keeps kids safe. Having an affordable and easily accessible place to get those skills will help!

Do you have a community cause that you believe in?  Huggies Snug N Dry, with Walmart, are giving grants to community projects all over the country and nominating your community project is easy as pie.

About the #UltraHug Selfie Contest

From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.

How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest

• First, take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
• In your same post, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate. Make sure the community project is something near and dear to your heart.


Join me in scoring an easy $2k for a project in YOUR community, courtesy of Huggies!


Jen S.

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