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Eight p.m. – clock out time. This used to mean coming home for dinner, catching up on television shows or a movie. But these days, it’s a little different. Once I leave work, I have to get pumped up for my daily game of “Catch Me If You Can.”
Now that our growing 11-month old son is mobile, the days of sitting him in his car seat or bouncer are long gone. We’ve child-proofed our home: edge cushions for furniture, electrical outlet covers, we keep more doors closed, and use baby gates for stairs to insure his safety in his mini travels. There is no stopping his being active regardless of the boundaries, though.
Just like we adults have attire specific for exercise activities, we put our little guy in Huggies Little Movers Diapers so he’s always ready to go on his energetic way: crawling, kicking, rolling, standing and – very soon – walking. We’ve found the contoured shape allows him to move comfortably and the double grip strips keep his diaper securely on no matter the activity.
That activity starts almost as soon as I arrive home. When I walk into the room, whether he’s in his play yard or in the arms of my wife, he gets excited and tries to jump into my arms. He and I both have been waiting for this time all day.
His favorite game is for us to try to catch him. In his mind, he is crawling so fast he has to look back to make sure he hasn’t left us in the dirt. It’s a wonderful activity for the whole family, especially if you like seeing a 46-year-old man crawling on the floor. Since Huggies Little Movers Diapers have an absorbent DryTouch Liner and 12-hour Leak Lock System, I know our furnishings, my clothes and my hands and knees are protected us from any leaks during our games.
These playtime activities with my son are a major part of our family’s lifestyle. We don’t want anything getting in the way of “Catch Me If You Can” or any other exploration activities he embarks upon, whether I’m chasing behind him or not.
About the author
Darren W. Carter, an organizer for our Cleveland Dads Group, owns Carter’s BBQ with his wife, Theresa.
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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. Huggies® Little Movers Diapers have a Moving Baby System™, so baby can explore more with a comfy fit that lasts. Learn more at Huggies.com. #HuggiesCouncil
This is awesome! We love playing this activity too and recently started playing with the catch me if you can! lion to incorporate a chase for my LO and not just me chasing. I see his gross motor skills improving greatly. Looking forward to the day he will be walking and not just crawling.
I need to try these huggies diapers as the ones we use now have a hard time keeping with with all of his movement
Cheers to dads!