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*Because of my partnership with Gerber®, my little one is ineligible to win the Gerber Photo Search or a weekly prize, but you may be eligible so make sure you submit a photo of your baby and/or pet!
Almost 2 years ago we brought home Ryker and our lives changed forever. But we weren’t the only ones! Our 2 goldens also had an adjustment coming their way.
When we first found out we were pregnant we were slightly nervous about how Duke & Lulu would react to a new baby but we quickly saw we didn’t have a thing to worry about. In fact, they became best friends!
I’ve talked before about Ryker’s relationship with Duke & Lulu but over the past 6 weeks I feel like it’s amplified! Ry has bonded pretty closely with Lulu. Every single morning he is on the hunt for her to give her loves and hugs. It’s a big deal because she was pretty shy when Ry was smaller and now she lets him climb all over her. Don’t worry about Duke because he is the doggie food vacuum and loves to camp out right underneath Ryker’s highchair and catch anything that ‘happens’ to fall to the ground. Makes clean up a breeze! He is one sneaky dog and loves the extra attention but not as much as his own food!
We love using Purina® ONE® Smartblend Chicken & Rice because chicken is the first ingredient and also contains natural sources of glucosamine that helps support healthy joints. For Golden Retrievers this is a big deal and something we look for in our pet’s food.
Speaking of food we are passionate about, we have been providing Ry with Gerber® products since he was old enough to transition to solids! Some of his favorites are Gerber Grabbers Fruit and Yogurt pouches like Strawberry Banana! I have talked about Gerber Grabbers and how the Smart Flow spout helps control the amount of food that comes out so no spills for our dogs to clean up! He also loves snacking on Lil’ Crunchies snacks which are great for on the go runs and are easy for little fingers to grab and pick up. I love the 5 grams of whole grains per serving.
You can pick up all these products at your local Target which is incredibly convenient for our hectic lives. I loves shopping where I can grab everything I need in one trip.
Our baby boy and our dogs mean the world to us and to preserve their sweet relationship I decided to do a simple footprint collage with the dogs and Ryker!
It is actually so easy! And I’ll teach you how:
1. Gather Supplies – I grabbed some animal and baby friendly paint, a paper plate, a sponge or small paintbrush and construction paper.
2. Get to Work – Lightly sponge on some paint to their paws and place in gently on the paper.
3. REPEAT – I did the same thing with Ryker’s foot. It helps to bribe both your dog and baby with their favorite treats! Trust me 🙂
4. Dry Time – Place your new homemade artwork in a safe place and allow to dry for several hours. I left mine all day just to make sure.
5. Display – It’s a unique keepsake of their special bond! You could frame it or just display the picture by your dog’s food station.
Speaking of great pictures with your kids – did you know that this is Gerber’s eight annual Gerber Baby Photo Search!? They are starting this year’s contest using Instagram. How cool and so easy! Make sure your account is public then enter your cute baby photos with #GerberPhotoSearch2017
Please refer to the Official Rules for additional information.
The search begins 9/13/17 and ends 10/27/17 so hurry and snap away! One Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 plus the title of 2018 Gerber baby. You can enter up to 10 times!
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
Additionally, there is a second photo contest showing off your most adorable baby and pet photos! 6 weekly winners for Purina/Gerber Baby & Pet photo search using #GerberGigglesandWiggles and #GerberPhotoSearch2017 You can enter your photos of your pet and baby for a chance to be featured on Gerber.com or social media channels for the week!
Each weekly winner receives:
$500 Cash prize pack, a 1 year supply of Gerber baby food (valued at $600), and a 1 year supply of Purina pet food (valued at $540)!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Puerto Rico, who are 18 years of age or older, have a valid Instagram account and/or email address, and are the parents of a child 48 months of age or younger and meet certain background check requirements. Enter search by: 11:59:59pm ET on 10/27/17. For Official Rules, including eligibility and entry requirements, judging criteria and prize descriptions, visit www.Gerber.com/photosearch2017/rules.Void where prohibited.
Good Luck! I can’t wait to see everyone’s great photo entries!