This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Huggies. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Today as part of my ambassadorship with Huggies, I am sharing with you something difficult we are dealing with. Anthony turned two in July and even though he is so incredibly active and smart, he hadn't said more than one or two real words by his birthday. Of course Vane has brought it up with the doctors, but because children develop at different paces, they were not worried about it. Having past experience with doctors who are bad at their jobs, we have also done a ton of research online. What keeps coming up in all my research is autism and just thinking about it really worries us. A few weeks ago he went in for a thorough checkup and this time the doctors have suggested that he get further checking and are sending him to a specialist at a children's hospital. We are just waiting for his insurance to approve the referral so we can get him started on the process.
This is something we have been dealing with since he was really small and never said simple things like mom and dad. We've watched him closely and hoped that any day he would suddenly talk. And on a very happy note just in these past two weeks he has suddenly started saying a few things! One day he wanted to get off the table and held out his hand and said, help! Another day yelled dad when he saw his father at the door. Maybe he is starting to come around and maybe he really is just developing at a slower rate. We are now very hopeful.
Having children and grandchildren is such a wonderful thing, but it also bring with it so many worries. But how we overcome these parenting challenges, is the key to keeping sane. We have had faith and just kept good thoughts and we have done this as a family.
And as you know we have been using Huggies Snug & Dry NEW SureFit Design diapers, which make Anthony a truly happy, dry baby. The unique flexible waistband for all-around fit ensures the diaper stays in place no matter what he is up to and the Huggies Natural Care® Wipes with NEW Triple Clean* Layers keep his little bum clean and fresh. Again I reiterate, these diapers are so much better than the store brand we used for over a year on him. If you have a small child, try them out for yourself, I really think you will see the difference. Find more info about both of these products on the Huggies site.
Like myself, Zuleyka Rivera, former Miss Universe and Huggies newest spokesperson is sharing personal moments of her with her baby boy Sebastian. Huggies would love your feedback on these videos, so let them know what you think. You can also view the webisodes on the Huggies Latino Facebook page and a new one is uploaded monthly. Follow the conversation on Twitter with @Huggies using the #HuggiesLatino hashtag.
I love being a grandma to these kids and as long as we can get through the challenges, then we are okay. How do you overcome the challenges that come with being a parent or grandparent?