Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by Huggies®. City Dads Group is proud to be part of the Huggies® Parents Council, an advisory group that works with the baby care products brand. Our time on the council has us thinking about how dads speak to our babies. NYC Dads Group member Christopher Confessore responded with this sweet letter to his child about the importance of saying “hello.”
Each day Christopher wakes his baby with a loving hello and gets her ready for the day, often starting with a diaper change. She wears Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers because they help keep skin clean and healthy with a cushiony layer of protection and a softer, breathable cover. Huggies provide care and security – just like a hug.
Hello, baby – my littlest one
“Hello.” It is a short word with so much potential.
It’s the first word I ever said to you (and your big sister, too) when the doctor handed you to me in the delivery room. I repeated it to you all through your first day, every time you opened your eyes from sleeping – no matter how long or short a snooze. It’s how I greet you every morning. It’s what I encourage you to say to everyone you meet.
“Hello” is such an important word. I want you to remember to say it to the world every morning, to remember that every day is a new day, full of potential. That first “hello” is so important. It’s like a warm embrace bringing comfort and security just like the ones I give after you wake.
I want you to use “hello” often and with a smile, and not just as a matter of courtesy or manners. You never know how that simple word can open the door to a new friend, an adventure or an opportunity that can forever change your life.
“Hello” is also a caring word. You can always offer to someone who needs a lift. It can be a fresh start. It’s so easy, so very easy to say. A “hello” and a smile can make a huge difference to a friend or a stranger.
That’s it for now, my dear sweet child. I can hear you waking up from your nap in the next room. I’m so looking forward to our next hello.
About our sponsor
Huggies® believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. The simple, loving act is proven to support babies’ emotional and physiological well-being. Huggies® diapers and wipes are inspired by a parent’s hug – to nurture baby with care, cradle baby in comfort and surround baby in protection. Make sure you embrace baby’s bottom with Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers to deliver our best skin care to help keep baby’s skin clean and healthy. Learn more at Huggies.com. #HuggiesCouncil