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Today is Global Hug Your Kid Day, and let me tell you there is nothing I love more then hugging my babies. 

One of my favourite times to sneak in hugs with my little man is during diaper changes. The first two weeks of Alder's life, my husband literally changed every single one of his diapers as I was recovering from my c-section. As much as I appreciated that, I did miss out on those extra snuggles. I really cherish the time I get to spend changing Alder's diaper now and sneaking in extra hugs.  Did you know that the average child requires over 5000 diaper changes in their lifetime? That's 5000 opportunities for hugs! Today I am sharing a few of my favourite diaper changing essentials and tips for skin-to-skin hugs.

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My Diaper Changing Essentials:

Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers-My favourite diapers as they are super soft & have a "wetness indicator" to indicate to you when their diaper needs changing. The pocketed-back waistband also helps keep the mess inside where it belongs!

Huggies Natural Care Wipes-They are fragrance and alcohol free, hypoallergenic and have a touch of aloe and Vitamin E. Perfect for sensitive skin, which my babes have.

Consonant Healthy Baby Body Lotion-Massaging on lotion is a great way to relax and bond with your baby, and this lotion from Consonant is perfect for that. It's 100% natural and formulated without scent, colour, parabens or other harsh and irritating ingredients.

For Newborns-Charlotte's Bum Butter-This stuff is amazing, it smells so delicious and is perfect for protecting their little bottoms. It's a cocoa butter based cream made with all edible ingredients, 100% natural, food grade and organic. 

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Perfect Opportunities for Skin-to-Skin Hugs are:

-After Diaper Changes
-Before, After and During Feedings
-After Bath Time

Tips for Skin-to-Skin Hugs:

-Ideally sit up right in a rocking chair or regular chair
-Remove your bra and wear a shirt or blouse that opens in the front
-Place your baby on your bare chest in an upright position, wearing only a diaper
-Cover your baby with your shirt, gown or blanket
-Let your baby rest, this is not a time to play with your baby
-Now, simply relax and enjoy this unique bonding experience
-As you saw from my Father's Day post, is that Dads can also provide skin-to-skin hugs to their babies too-the more hugs the better!

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What are your diaper changing essentials? When is your favourite time to have some skin-to-skin hugs with your babies?

<3 Kastles