This is a sponsored post with Pampers. Momstart is a Pampers Baby Board Member
Thank you so much guys for helping us nominate nurses for the Pampers Thank You Nurses program. Remember back in January when I shared my daughter’s birth story, we also asked all of you to nominate a nurse to be recognized by Pampers? In collaboration with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Pampers selected three nurses for the second annual Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards out of more than 3000 Labor & Delivery nurses, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses and Postpartum nurse nominations from around the country. The nominations were heartwarming, beautiful, and inspiring. It was a difficult decision, but the panel has chosen a winner for each of the three categories: Laurie Milliken (Labor & Delivery), Elizabeth Giambrone (NICU), and Billie Warren (Postpartum).
I’m really excited because I also get to brighten the day of nurses in my community. Nurses play an essential role in facilitation relationships between newborns and their parents and I’m grateful to the nurses that helped me. I’m really fond of NICU nurses because my nephew was born two months ago and he was over a month early. I know the nurses were there for him and my sister.
Pampers gave me a stipend to celebrate the nurses at a hospital of my choice. I chose the same hospital where my children were born. Now I had no idea how many nurses work at my hospital. I called the NICU and asked how many nurses work just in the NICU and they have 87 nurses that rotate and they have 12 nurses on each shift. WOW!
I wanted to do something for each and every one of them so I purchased a TON of chocolate.
My daughter and I went to a local chocolate store and we bought boxes and boxes of different chocolate. We purchased sugar free, nut free and one of almost everything in the store. We also purchased some drinks, and crackers in case there are a few that don’t like chocolate. I was told that many times that people do something nice for the nurses they only do one shift and often times the night shift is forgotten. My daughter and I created some thank you gifts that I think they will really like. We’re stealing from a friend of mine (Summer, she also contributes here at MomStart). She is running off the Unicorn Frappachino craze. We made these.
Each cup has tissue paper representing the fun colors of unicorns. Then there is a cookie straw, with a gift card and a little note saying how much we appreciate how the nurses are daily using their gifts to make a difference.
We made 25 of these, 12 for the first shift, 12 for the second shift and one for the nurse manager.