Want, Need, Read, and Wear
An increasingly popular way to shop for kids at Christmas time is by
following the ‘Want, Need, Read, and Wear’ guidelines. This
helps keep the number of gifts you’re buying to a minimum and creates a nice
balance between essentials and treats! Whether buying for your own children or
someone else’s, give it a try this Christmas!
The ‘want’ gift can be something that reflects their passions and
interests or simply the latest toy on top of their wishlist. You
can get them involved in the choosing of this gift to avoid any Christmas
morning disappointment, or check out our ideas below for some inspiration!
It can be easy to think that using reusable nappies is too hard, too much
work, too tricky, and so on…
Disposable nappies sure are easier and quicker BUT do you know how many
nappies per child end up in landfill? From birth to about 2.5 years old you are
likely to use and throw away about 6,000 nappies! Roughly 60,000 babies are
born every year in New Zealand. If they all use disposable nappies that is
potentially 360 million nappies going to landfill. That is
A LOT of nappies!
Disposable nappies cost you more!
Disposable nappies cost 30 cents each on average. That equates to about
$1,800 spent on disposable nappies per child from birth to 2.5 years. In
contrast, if you used reusable nappies exclusively, you would only require
20 nappies for the same period. The total cost would range from about $220 to
$360 from our reuseable
With the release of their new Essentials Range, Huggies has made it easier to find the
perfect hug for your baby!
Huggies Essentials is our new value range designed to
provide up to 12 hours of reliable protection, available in convenience
pack sizes, at a price you’ll love. Our other Huggies Ultra Dry and Huggies Ultimate ranges feature a number of additional
benefits for your baby. Huggies Ultra Dry is designed for
comfort and dryness, and Huggies Ultimate is our best care
Got a few questions? Check out our FAQ!
Why have you launched the Huggies Essentials range?
We know times have changed, and so have the needs and budgets of most Kiwi
families. So, we’ve listened to your feedback and have launched Huggies
Essentials – our new value range designed to provide up to 12 hours of
reliable protection, at a price that won’t break the weekly grocery
Step 1: Buy selected Huggies products to
collect points during the promotional period (31st July – 8th October, or
while stocks last!)
Step 2: Download your Mighty Ape receipt, which you can find
through your Mighty Ape
Account. Your Mighty Ape Invoice should have all the details you need
Step 3: Sign In to your Huggies Rewards Account to
upload your receipt. You will receive an email from Huggies to say your receipt
has been uploaded successfully. Once your receipt has been approved, you will
receive an email confirming the number of points collected to date. Be sure to
only upload one receipt at a time!
Step 4: Once you have collected 100 points, you will
receive an email with your unique code to redeem at storybookfor.me where you will be able to
select and personalise your book. Enter your unique code at checkout when
ordering your book. Please note a $4.95 P&H fee applies per book
Step 5: Once you’ve ordered your storybook, you will
receive an email confirming the dispatch of your personalised book. Don’t
forget there’s 3 books available, so keep collecting your Huggies
We have 3 months supply of Huggies Nappies and Huggies
Baby Wipes to giveaway! Simply vote for the Huggies Nappy
feature that is most important to you!
You can enter here on
our Facebook page!
Competition closes May 24th. Winner will be drawn and notified on May 24th.
Happy baby, Happy parents!
Babies often wake from the cold, particularly once they are active enough to
kick off blankets. The temperature between 3–5 am is significantly cooler than
when you put your baby to bed.
If your baby is waking around 3–5am and can self settle at bedtime, then
cold is highly likely to be the reason. Plus it is a very simple problem to
resolve, so you can then see if there is any other cause for waking in
We recommend you use a quality baby sleeping bag. This means you don't need
blankets (which can be kicked off) and ensures your baby stays a comfortable
temperature all night.
As your little one grows beyond the need for nappies, you'll begin training
them on potty and toilet use. We sat down with our friends at Huggies to get their advice on how
best to start your child down the path of becoming one of the big kids…
Knowing when the time is right
Every child is different,so there’s really no ideal time to begin. The
majority of children are ready sometime between 18 months and three years old.
Some children will take months to toilet train, and others can go sailing right
The key to successful toilet training is timing. The more ready your child is
the smoother the process will be. You know your child best but if your toddler
shows at least two or three of the following signs on the next page,
it’s probably time to start toilet training.
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes fun in the sun and trips
to the beach!
If your little one is keen for some adventures in the ocean, we've got the
perfect giveaway for you!
Thanks to Huggies, we've got some of the fantastic Little Swimmers to
Best of all, they're themed after Disney Pixar's latest underwater
adventure, Finding Dory –
just in time for the film's release on DVD and Blu-ray!