Our National Walmart Ad for Johnson & Johnson #SmartSavings

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 3, 2012

A couple of weeks ago my youngest boys and I got to participate in something very exciting… We had a photography crew, a hair and makeup artist, and a team from both Johnson & Johnson and Walmart take over my master bathroom, transforming it into a studio, for almost a full day.

You may be wondering why we agreed to this invasion. Well, we were asked to make an appearance in an National ad booklet for Walmart, featuring our favorite Johnson & Johnson baby care and oral care products. Of course I was more than eager due to the simple fact that Johnson’s Baby products were included!

Here’s the exact shot chosen for the Johnson’s Baby products ::

photo credit: Mark Jackson, markoshoots.com

Timmy was touted as being an awfully adorable model! I agree.

As part of my assignment as a “model” I was to go to my local Walmart (not hard being that I’m a Walmart Mom) and purchase the products that were featured with us in our part of the ad. So, I set out to find the Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Johnson’s Head to Toe Baby Wash, Listerine, and Reach toothbrushes for my older kiddos.

I discovered that the Johnson’s Baby products were in the Personal Care section of Walmart, as well as the Baby section. This was something I hadn’t paid much attention to before and was kind of puzzled by. I guess it makes sense though…

Not only have my babies always bathed in these fabulous products, but my older kiddos use them and I’ve even been caught using them. The Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash is one of my favorites! The Baby Lotion has been a part of our nightly bedtime routine for years.


Not too long ago I wrote about our trip to the dentist and our commitment to good dental hygiene. Listerine and Reach toothbrushes are helping us build stronger and healthier teeth.

Anyhow, with the coupons, all of the items I purchased were quite a steal!

We took lots of pictures of the whole shopping experience and share them on our Google+ page. The ad will be mailed this week, so keep an eye out for it. However, if you do not receive the ad booklet in your mailbox this week, you can print some great coupons to save on Listerine, Johnson’s Baby Lotion, and Desitin products.

“I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric” As always, all opinions are my own.

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Safe Kids: Sports Injury Prevention

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 21, 2011

Something every mom hopes to be able to do is to keep our kids safe. We do everything we can to protect them from harm. But, most often their safety is not in our hands, especially when they begin playing sports, and we must let them spread their wings. First, however, we must train them to be aware of what causes injuries and arm them against danger.

Safe Kids is an organization aimed at preventing injuries to children. Through awareness, they hope to reduce sports injuries to children while encouraging kids to stay in the game.

According to the Safe Kids Sports Safety Guide there are four aspects of sports safety:

  • Preparation: Pre-participation Exams
  • Hydration -
  • Concussion Awareness
  • Acute and Overuse Injury Prevention

You can read more at safekids.org. Better yet, why don’t you join me in attending an educational webcast about sports injury prevention, hosted by Safe Kids on May 2 at 12 pm EST. This webcast will stream live on the Safe Kids Facebook Page and will be led by:

  • Dr. Angela Mickalide, CHES, Director of Research and Programs, Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Dr. Douglas Casa, Director of Athletic Training Education, University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Gerard Gioia, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National Medical Center
  • Steve Young, former NFL Star Quarterback and On-air Talent ESPN

Will you tune in with me?

Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the Safe Kids organization, asked me promote Safe Kids Week and the sports injury prevention webcast and I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Are you bringing Baby to #BlogHer10?

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on August 1, 2010

Well, if so, I have a tote bag full of goodies for you, courtesy of Johnson & Johnson! These totes are super nice and will be stuffed full of some fabulous products, from lip balm for you to hand and face wipes for baby and band-aids for your kiddos at home.

Johnson & Johnson

I have heard from many brave mamas already, but want to make sure that YOU get one. Please take a look at the linky list below and if you see your name or Twitter handle there is no need to do anything more now. If you do NOT see your name or Twitter handle, please sign the linky. I have only 20 goody bags, so hurry!

Once your name has been added to the list, just watch Twitter for special instructions on how to find me to procure your bag during the BlogHer conference. Easy peasy!

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