Big Things Happening! Join Us For “The Great Diaper Drive”

I’ve been settling in as a new mommy for a few months now and if there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that we go through a LOT of diapers. All you ladies out there weren’t kidding!

We’re still going strong with pocket cloth diapers (hoping to save some big money) but occasionally our little one gets a gnarly case of diaper rash that requires a slathering of cream and disposables. The last time that happened, we raced through a full pack of diapers in about two days! Talk about expensive.

Sadly, not every mom is in a position to use cloth diapers and many are struggling to keep up with the massive expense of disposables. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that WHNT News 19 is partnering up with RocketCityMom.com this September to collect diapers for local families in need!

“The Great Diaper Drive” will be happening all month long and you’ll see me on-air and on-location… putting the call out for people to join us in this wonderful effort.

All diapers will be distributed through Manna House, a local 501(c)3. Click here to make an online donation. Please enter “diapers” in the comment section. A donation of $25 will buy 200 diapers.

You can also donate disposable diapers and wipes at these businesses all month long:

  • Manna House – 2110 South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville from 2:00-7:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday)
  • A Nurturing Moment – 7540 Memorial Pkwy SW in Huntsville
  • Itty Bitty – 5732 U.S. 431, Brownsboro, AL 35741
  • Kidventure – 500 Lanier Road, Ste. D in Madison
  • The Little Gym locations – 2124 Cecil Ashburn Dr. SE and 470 Providence Main St NW
  • Posh Mommy and Baby, Too! – 7755 Hwy 72 W. in Madison
  • WAY-FM – 9582 Madison Blvd. #8 in Madison

Kidventure will also host a Diaper Shower on Sunday, September 8th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Every child that brings a package of disposable diapers gets in free!  There will be refreshments, live entertainment and door prizes.

To read more on the local need for diapers and why we’ve decided to Take Action with this diaper drive, click here.

Expecting? Check Out The WebMD Pregnancy App

There are hundreds of pregnancy apps out there. Having just had a baby, WHNT News 19 morning anchor and technology reporter Michelle Stark has tried many of them.

Monday on WHNT News 19 This Morning, Michelle featured WebMD Pregnancy as the daily “Click Pick.” It’s worth a look for any expecting momma.

WebMD Pregnancy is a free app for iPhone and a companion to the website WebMD. When you log-in, you’ll need to enter your due date. In return, you’ll get information tailored to your pregnancy’s progression.

You’ll also get weekly updates on your baby’s growth and can take advantage of a journaling tool to chronicle your experiences.

There are also doctor reviewed articles, video and slideshows, plus a checklist of questions to ask your doctor – helpful when your “pregnancy brain” makes you desperate to remember even the most basic things.

Last but not least, there’s a contraction timer for when the big moment arrives!