The Basics of Love Show and Tell

Don’t get me wrong—it’s amazing to say and hear those infamous three words. But if talk isn’t backed up by continual action, what good is it really?
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This post is sponsored by Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all the same. (See the end of this post for info on how you can score a $10 eGift Card when you spend $50 on eligible products at Sam's Club!)

I find myself telling my son I love him approximately 854 times a day. I can’t stop myself! I’m overwhelmed with the thought every time I look at his handsome little face, as I’m certain every mother is at the sight of their own children. But I found myself getting philosophical as Valentine’s Day approaches, and it struck me how much more important it is to show our love than simply verbalize it.

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Don’t get me wrong—it’s amazing to say and hear those infamous three words. But if talk isn’t backed up by continual action, what good is it really?

It got me thinking how I can sincerely show my son I love him this month, and every day of the year, for that matter. Honestly, it comes down to the very basics.

  1. I nourish his body and mind the best way I know how. Preparing healthy food and snuggling up for a good book (or 6) are awesome ways to help him know he is loved more than quick convenience or that endless mommy-do list I’ve got lying around.
  2. I keep him safe from real physical and emotional harm, while still fostering opportunities for him to learn and grow.
  3. I provide clean clothes and great diapers to make sure he has the foundations for good hygiene and health from the very start.

I have a few requirements when it comes to diapering, since I know that particular form of love expression is going to occur several times a day for years. I need comfort and cleanliness for the baby, and a little practicality for me. Pampers Swaddlers have that soft interior every newborn needs against their skin, plus the wetness indicator strip—which I personally believe is the great invention of all time, particularly in those first few weeks when everyone is so concerned with exact amounts of babies’ input and…output.

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Then as baby gets older and more mobile, Pampers provides the stretch and fit needed with their Cruisers line. And, though I tried my genetic best to pass on my wildly insensitive skin to my son, he got his daddy’s cherubic (and dry) glow, so Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes are the answer to irritant-free changes every time.

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Definitely keep telling your littles you love them, but show them, too. You can also show yourself a little love by stocking up on your favorite Pampers products at Sam’s Club (where you know you’re buying those V-day chocolates in bulk anyway) and automatically get $8 off the purchase of two Pampers products, and a $10 eGift Card when you spend $50 on eligible products (Pampers included!).

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine.

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