This year I’ve been inspired by the kindness advent calendar put together by Lauren from Dilan & Me. I must admit I haven’t been able to follow it every day because there are days where Ella & I simply don’t make it out of the house!
However, I have taken ideas from it & implemented them where possible. I went to Starbucks on my way to the Wreath making workshop & rather than buying my usual size coffee I bought two smaller ones and suspended one of them for someone else and my Christmas cards (not that I’ve written them yet!) are all in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association – a charity close to our family’s heart. It’s surprising how much kindness you can squeeze into your day even if it just feeding the plumber & plasterer gingerbread men!
As us parents know, buying nappies can be an expensive business & making the budget stretch can be a challenge, especially when you have the added pressure of Christmas. For some, the budget just simply isn’t big enough.
The ASDA Little Angels Supreme Protection nappies have been released in a limited edition Christmas print – Father Christmas’s pants!!! Available in red or green, I’m sure a child of the right age would find these much more exciting to wear in the run-up to the big day. The nappies are available in sizes 4+,5+ & 6+ for the festive period only both in store & online. But of course, the normal designs are available all year round.
Parents can rest assured that their child is still getting superior protection and up to 12 hours of dryness whilst having a little Christmas magic on their bums! Although I haven’t tried these nappies on Ella due to the sizing issue I’ve heard lots of good things from other mums! Next time I’m near an Asda I will definitely check them out. Some mums even say they prefer them to Pampers or Aldi Mamia.
I’m hoping the Father Christmas design might just put a smile on the face of a parent or child who really needs it.
But where to donate them?
How about your local food bank? That’s right they don’t just accept food. They accept most household items that a family may need. Usually, if you could buy it from a supermarket they will accept it.
If you go to the Trussel Trust website you can locate your local food bank and it’s donation points.
Make sure you check to see what your food bank is in desperate need of, they often publish a list on their own website. You don’t have to just donate nappies, but don’t assume it’s just the basics needed.
Visiting the food bank & learning more about it will definitely encourage me to donate more often throughout the year. It really puts into perspective the circumstances of others & how small acts of kindness can really help.
*I was originally given these nappies with no obligation, as they didn’t fit Ella I wanted to make sure they didn’t go to waste. I’d like to thank Asda & their PR team for agreeing to allow me to use their product for kindness*