Thursday, 8 December 2016

Share cute baby pictures & help save lives with #PampersUNICEF #1photo1vaccine campaign

I think it's probably a good thing that social media was not a thing when I was a new mum. Like most parents I believed that my babies were adorable angels. I probably (definitely) would have totally spammed all of my channels with endless baby photographs.

madmumof7's youngest child as a baby.

OK I admit it I still adore them even thought they are all mostly taller than me. And I may do a bit of spamming anyway.

I even have olde worlde paper photographs of of my eldest child aged about three weeks having a poo on his blanket in the garden while he was enjoying some nappy-free time! (sorry Jacob) Imagine if I could have shared those on Instagram instead of just those geographically close to me? Luckily for him Instagram was not in existence back then. Hashtag #gross #poo #WhatDidIEat?

Although I think my children are the most precious and wonderful people in the world it's actually true of course that all babies are amazing! 

They bring their own special form of magical happiness to everyone around them, and they always know how to somehow put a smile on your face or make you laugh. You may know that babies can help save lives by doing nothing more than wearing Pampers because Pampers donates 1 vaccine against maternal and newborn tetanus for every pack of Pampers nappies and wipes sold through the “1 Pack = 1 Vaccine” Pampers-UNICEF campaign. 

And now, if you share a photo of your amazing baby with #1photo1vaccine or #PampersUNICEF, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – Pampers® will also donate the equivalent cost of one vaccine! 

I wish this had been possible decades ago - just think that picture of my son poo-ing could have helped a child thousands of miles away. I might snap a pic of the print and share it anyway......

The vaccination donation campaign is now in its 11th year, and during that time, amazing babies (with help from their amazing parents) around the world have helped Pampers and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in 19 countries – with only 19 more to go, they are halfway towards the goal of global elimination!

Thanks to the support of families, since the Pampers-UNICEF “1 pack=1 vaccine” campaign began, an estimated 500,000** newborn babies have been saved (** Based on Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) of WHO and UNICEF (Lancet, October 2014and a vaccine has reached a mother and her baby every second.

 If that doesn't make you feel warm and fuzzy, check out the video below for some cute baby-ness.



Campaigns like this make me proud to be a blogger with my own little corner of the internet where I am able to share news about campaigns like this.

I am not alone in my pride - celebrity mum and former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh who is supporting the Pampers-UNICEF campaign said: “I feel hugely honoured to be supporting the Pampers-UNICEF campaign in its 11th year. As a mum to Bobby, and expecting my second child later this year, I feel great empathy with other mothers around the world who, just as I do, want nothing more than to deliver a happy, healthy baby. 

Girls Aloud Kimberly Walsh supporting Pampers-UNICEF vaccine campaign

She added:"The reason I’m so passionate about this campaign is that mums and dads here in the UK can make a very real difference by doing nothing more than buying the Pampers that they need for their little ones. It’s phenomenal and makes me feel very proud of what we can achieve together."

It really is that simple - buying nappies and sharing photos can make a real impact on the lives of tiny babies across the globe.
Pampers pack offering 1pack-1vaccine offer

So, to recap -there are 3 ways YOU can help save newborn babies and their mums.
1. Share a photo of your amazing baby with the hashtags  #1photo1vaccine #PampersUNICEF on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
2. Buy Pampers nappies. Each purchase of a Pampers® pack with the UNICEF logo equals one life saving vaccine.·     
3. Donate to UNICEF.  Sign up to donate to UNICEF today and you can join thousands of other parents who give to improve the lives of these vulnerable children. This is something people like me with older children past the nappy-wearing and cute baby pic years can do to help.
It really is that simple - buying nappies, sharing photos and making even small donations can make a real impact on the lives of tiny babies across the globe as with our help Pampers® and UNICEF can help protect the world’s amazing babies against newborn tetanus 




Disclaimer: Post produced in collaboration with Pampers.

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