UNICEF and Pampers Team Up to Protect Babies

Protection. It’s what we want for our babies. I very clearly remember the first night that I worried about my firstborn daughter Amanda after I had put her to bed. “I hope she’s going to be okay.”

There are things outside of our control (which have only seemed to increase now that she’s ten years old!), but there are also so many new developments that help keep our kids safe and happy.

One of the things that I am thankful for is absorbent diapers that kept my babies free of uncomfortable diaper rash. I don’t know if my son (born 5 1/2 years later) had different skin or if products had gotten that much better, but diaper rash was really not an issue for him at all.

I know that vaccines are somewhat controversial today, but I am also thankful that due to their widespread use, many childhood diseases that used to be fatal have been virtually eliminated here in North America.

But that’s not the case worldwide.

The Pampers “One Pack = One Vaccine” campaign is part of a global initiative with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a preventable disease that claims the lives of approximately 128,000 infants and 30,000 mothers in less industrialized nations each year – that’s approximately one death every four minutes.

Tetanus can be contracted during childbirth in developing countries, where women often must give birth at home in unsanitary conditions without access to adequate health care. The disease rages through newborns within days of their exposure to the tetanus bacteria and almost always leads to a swift and painful death.

Yes, you can help this cause by simply buying specially marked packages of Pampers products. From February 5 through May 1, 2009, parents in the U.S. and Canada have the opportunity to help UNICEF protect moms and babies around the world against tetanus by simply purchasing specially-marked packages of Pampers diapers and wipes. Each product they buy triggers one life-saving vaccine*.

* For every specially marked pack of Pampers Diapers and Wipes purchased in the U.S. and Canada, the Pampers brand will donate US$.07 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide one tetanus vaccine to a pregnant woman or a woman of child-bearing age in the less industrialized world. UNICEF does not endorse any brand or product. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. Pampers’ total donation is anticipated to exceed $2 million.

** For every Pampers baby bodysuit manufactured for this program, the Pampers brand will donate U.S. $.07 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide one tetanus vaccine to a pregnant woman or a woman of child-bearing age in the less industrialized world. For more information, visit www.pampers.com/unicef, www.unicefusa.org/pampers or www.unicef.ca. UNICEF does not endorse any brand or product.

And one of you (U.S. residents only) will also be helped personally with those diaper expenses. One of you will win a prize pack worth $375.

  • 1 six month supply of Pampers diapers
  • 1 three month supply of Pampers wipes
  • “One Pack = One Vaccine” bear with branded onesie
  • Thank you letter from UNICEF

Leave a comment if you’d like to win (U.S. residents only). And don’t forget — you can get extra entries in our giveaways…

If you already subscribe to our newsletter and/or our RSS feed and/or have our button on your site, you qualify for additional entries. Also, if you tweet or spread the word via facebook, your blog, etc., just leave additional comments letting us know and you will have additional entries. (Your comments are your entries.) So hit your favorite social media sites and then add comments for additional entries!

This giveaway is open for entry until Friday, March 27, 2009. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 28th, 2009.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules. This promotion is void where prohibited.

This post was written by contributing editor Jennifer Donovan, who blogs at Snapshot and is managing editor of 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. says

    Wow. I have a one-year-old. And I’ve been buying those Unicef Pampers for a few months now. Great idea by Pampers — and great giveaway at 5 Minutes for Moms.

  2. Alexandra Hancock says

    I would LOVE to win this! Awesome giveaway!

    alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

  3. says

    I would love to be entered! Also I have a link to you on my blog in my sidebar. Can I get an extra entry? (I have a new layout and haven’t played with it enough yet to add buttons instead of links, sorry!)

  4. says

    I subscribe via Google Reader…

    Thanks for this post. Thank you for bringing awareness to this great program. This is the reason that I spend a little more on diapers than I would otherwise had, because it is a way to give back when I am buying something that I need to buy in the first place.


  5. Sara says

    Have a toddler and thinking about trying for baby #2. Months worth of diapers and wipes would REALLY help out!

  6. says

    wow! diaper buying never seems to end when you have two in diapers! i’d love to win this! what a wonderful campaign this is too!

  7. Mandee says

    Wow diapers would be wonderful to win!!! We could really use these, thank you for the chance.

  8. says

    It’s always nice to see a big corporate brand teaming up with a non-profit for a good cause. Equally, I have a 2-year old who just loves her Pampers…

  9. Becca says

    free diapers?! that would be a blessing right now. I am excited to see Pampers giving back! It encourages me to support them.

  10. says

    With a 21 month old still in diapers and a baby due in a month, I would love to win some diapers!!! Thank you so much! :)

  11. Sara says

    That is awesome of pampers to get involved with Unicef and make a difference. It is a great prize as well and I would love to win!!

  12. Amber says

    LOVE PAMPERS! Only thing I buy – glad to know just buying them triggers the donation!

  13. says

    What an amazing giveaway. Pampers are our choice. And what an amazing program pampers and unicef are collaborating on.

  14. says

    I am so glad Pampers is working to help save babies from Tetanus

    Thanks for the chance to win, I have 2 in diapers and we LOVE pampers!

  15. Becca says

    I think this Pampers/Unicef partnership is great. I diligently add all my Pampers codes into the Gifts to Grow Program, and then donate the points to Unicef. It’s one small think I can do to help.

  16. Erica says

    I have tried practically every diaper known to man, but the only one that works for my family is Pampers. I love them. Frankly, I didn’t want to because they’re one of the most expensive diapers, but they’re the only ones that don’t leak or explode for my girls. I would LOVE to get some for free; thanks!

  17. Patty Smith says

    thanks for the info on UNICEF and Pampers joining forces for a very worthwhile cause!

  18. LynnC says

    This program is a very good cause; I buy Pampers anyway – I’ll buy the UNICEF packages when I see them.

  19. says

    It’s nice to see Pampers bringing light to this cause. We have two in diapers right now – so this would be a fabulous prize!

  20. Sharold says

    What a wonderful program. I had never heard of tetanus pregancy problems before. Thank you for this contest

  21. Stacy says

    We have a new baby arriving soon and this would be very much needed. Thank you for the chance.

  22. C. clemens says

    WOW great giveaway. it is very generous.
    the diapers /wipeswould sure help

    # 1 six month supply of Pampers diapers
    # 1 three month supply of Pampers wipes

  23. Marilyn says

    our family has 2 new babies! We sure could use free diapers, that’s for sure. Thanks!!

  24. Kristen says

    Wow. What a great opportunity. Thanks! And I am glad to know about the Pampers/UNICEF partnership.

  25. says

    Ohhh what a blessing this giveaway is!! I am NOT entering for myself. My girls are 18 and 22. I am entering for a young woman who is pregnant and money is TIGHT. I am a pediatric/neonatal nurse.. so I sure do know the importance of vaccines!!
    I am so Happy to see Pampers spread the word and help children get vaccinated.

    I would love to win these diapers!
    Thanks so much!

  26. Maggie M says

    This would be so perfect for my niece. She had her first child, a boy, on January 27th and would definitely appreciate receiving the Pampers Prize Package. Any new Mom would, so please enter me!


  27. Vickie Couturier says

    I have 2 new grandbabies that could use this,extra always is needed,thanks for the chance

  28. Rachel says

    We use pampers and I love that we’re helping others just by buying something we need anyway!

  29. Jennifer M says

    With a four month old little girl in the house, diapers would be a true blessing! Thank you for making me more aware of the efforts of UNICEF and Pampers in their humanitarian effort to prevent Tetanus in developing countries. It is simply amazing that for every specially-marked package of Pampers diapers that I purchase, I can provide the funds for one vaccine in a developing nation! I feel like I can truly make a difference in this world with my shopping decisions and that is a nice feeling to have when choosing which brand of diaper to use with my daughter. I am proud of the corporate philosophy of Pampers, especially in this tough economy to make a commitment of donating up to 2 million dollars towards this campaign! Thank you for this outstanding giveaway!

  30. Xioamra S. Reina says

    Diaper giveaways ae the most practical-it’s something the baby needs everyday.

  31. says

    This prize package would help me out so much. With 2 new baby bottoms to take care of, it will cost a bunch.


  32. Margaret Smith says

    What a wonderful and very useful prize. Thanks for offering this giveaway and please enter me.

  33. Dawn says

    The vaccine program is a wonderful thing that pampers is doing. I could also really use a 6 month supply of Pampers.

  34. says

    I’m so impressed by this campaign. I saw a feature about the UNICEF/Pampers partnership on Nightline a week or two ago and was totally blown away by the crisis…and the work being done to combat the spread of tetanus.

    I’m also a fan of Pampers because they manufacture such high-quality diapers. Especially the swaddlers.

    My due date is next Friday so baby #2 will be making her debut VERY soon. Needless to say, that six-month supply of diapers would come in handy for sure! Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. Miaelkaye says

    I’d definitely like to win for my brother who recently had a baby.


  36. Barbara Leatham says

    I now have my nephew 2 days a week…I could sure use this prize!! Thanks a bunch

  37. Cynthia Shern says

    The economy is so bad that it is almost impossible to keep two girls in diapers. The last thing you want to happen is to run out of diapers or toilet paper.

  38. Valerie Furr says

    I would love to give this to my daughter she is expecting her baby soon.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  39. Kristi C says

    I would love to win this for my son as diapers are so expensive and we love Pampers.

  40. SHARON C says


  41. jackie passerini says

    what a great giveaway, I could use those diapers and of course its a great cause!

  42. Estelle says

    I am trying to win this for my brother and his girlfriend. Their baby is due soon and they could really use this. Thanks for the chance!

  43. Diana says

    I would love this for my friend who is due in June. She is a poor and pregnant doctoral student and this would be a great help for her. thanks!

  44. Rose says

    Great giveaway, and thanks for letting me know about this. Would love to win for my sister-in-law.

  45. Carol G says

    Would love to be able to give the diapers to my granddaughter for her baby, and being able to help against a childbirth problem most in this country don’t even know about makes it even better.

  46. Denise B. says

    Could you imagine all the people in need that could be helped with all the money the government wastes!

  47. Katharine D says

    What a generous give away on their part. I already use pampers, they are the best!

  48. Sharon C. says

    I have a niece who just had a baby. She could really use these.

    shirtdog at gmail dot com

  49. Virginia L says

    My Nephew and his wife are expecting their first child, a girl, in July. This would be a great gift. Thank you

  50. Kathleen says

    Wow, what’s better than free diapers and free wipes?? Not much! Thanks for the chance to win!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  51. Jill Myrick says

    What a useful giveaway.
    I would love to win.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway:)

  52. Tammy Kennedy says

    Winning this would be so helpful and benefical for my son as they have a new baby and money is tight since only having one income. My son has been working 7 days a week just to keep up with all the expenses and after this month they go back to only a five day work week. Thank you for a chance to be a winner for my son and grandson.

  53. says

    I would love to win for the baby. I know I’ve got three months to go but I will need them. I also LOVE that you girls are also supporting Unicef and Pampers in their fight.

  54. Eloise C says

    I could definitely use diapers, my little one really goes through them! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!


  55. Martha H. says

    I would give this to my niece if I won. She just had a baby last month, and she could sure use this.

  56. says

    WOW Oh yes count me in. I would love to win this. I am acquiring grandkids at a fast pace lately- and the kids, like most people today, are pinching pennies. This would be a MOST wonderful gift for me to give them.

  57. says

    Gosh this is an amazing prize pack!!! I love pampers!!!

    I would love to win this because we have a new little one on the way and I also would love to split it with another friend who has a baby on the way!!!

  58. Autumn H. says

    i’d love to win this, everyone knows that diapers in the first few months can really hit you in the wallet!!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  59. Shawn says

    I’d love to win pampers, the only diaper my daughter has ever used! thanks!
    correaohana at gmail dot com

  60. Priscilla says

    We are a family of 8, living on 1 income since I’m blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. We have 2 in diapers: 1 in potty training stage & will still be wearing diapers at nights for awhile. The youngest (14 mo. old) will be in diapers for a year or so yet. I’d love to win & tell my hubby and friends about it.

  61. Crystal says

    We could so use this! This could POSSIBLY get my son through to potty training time!

  62. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I’d love to be able to give these to my son and daughter-in-law for their brand new baby! Thanks!

  63. Ret Fortuna says

    Due May 5! With the economy the way it is, it’s a struggle to keep in diapers!

  64. JennH says

    I have two babies in diapers and we already use and prefer Pampers. Thanks for the chance.

  65. Jason M says

    We just got custody of our baby niece and boy, diapers sure have gone up in price since we last bought them. We only use Pampers, and I think it is wonderful how they have teamed with UNICEF to help those in need. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  66. Tia says

    I have a 12 month old and I have used only Pampers since birth. I love Pampers and I love the fact that they have teamed up with UNICEF. I would love to see them helping children in our country as well. I could really use help with diapers for the next 6 months.

  67. Kasey says

    I would love to win this, my sister in law is expecting a baby girl very soon and I know this would help her out so much
    Please enter me
    Thanks for the contest !

  68. Molly Capel says

    I think it is great that Pampers is helping moms & kids in other countries. It’s nice to hear of a “big” corp giving back.

  69. Marlena U. says

    I hope this is not a duplicate entry as I don’t recall entering already. Too good to not drop a comment! :) m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  70. Lucy Schwartz says

    I have a friend with a new baby and her husband was laid off. I would love to give this to her .

  71. says

    6 months supply of diapers in a word is a “blessing” to someone! We’re always buying Pampers and love to see their cause! Vaccinating our children is the most important thing we can do for them…my baby is was in the hospital this last weekend b/c she’s 3 months and they thought she had menigities. If she had all her shots we wouldn’t have had her in the hospital but because she’s so small they had to treat her. Vaccines have saved so many lives…Thanks Pampers.

  72. Sandra Brodeur says

    I sure would love to win these diapers for my great granddaughter, Lucy, who will be born this April. Thanks

  73. Carrie Miyake says

    I have a 2 month old baby girl, six months of diapers would be fantastic. She is going through diapers like they are going out of style. She better slow down or she will pee us out of house and home in no time!

    I commend pampers for doing such great charity work.

  74. trudee carreiro says

    I subscribe but this is an awesome gve away I have always used pampers for my children and would use nothing else I know from experience I have 4 and one on the way

  75. nancy waychoff says

    my daghter is a single mom working 2 jobs she really can use the diapers thanks sooooooo much

  76. chris calderon says

    Would be so happy to win Pampers diapers. It’s great that they are helping protect babies.

  77. traci says

    I love this idea. This is such a great cause. For all of thoses familys. I love helping others

  78. Mir says

    It’s a great cause they are supporting! And diapers would certainly come in handy. Thank you.

  79. Delisa Miller says

    I use nothing but pampers on my 6 month old and 18 month old! I love their gifts to grow program and I love that I am helping a cause and getting a great product! My kids are definately pampered!

  80. Peggy Miller says

    I know people who are refusing to vaccinate their children, when children in other countries are dying. What a great cause!

  81. norma s. says

    i would sure like to win this wonderful prize for my granddaughter their baby is due any day now and her husband lost his job awhile back this would be a godsend for them

  82. Jessica says

    I love this giveaway. After I heard Salma Hayek promoting this Unicef Campaign I have only been buying Pampers Diapers and Wipes. Thanks.

  83. Yvonne Butler says

    I would love to win this for my friend who brought home her triplets last week. She also has a 18 mo. old. Thank you for this chance to WIN!

  84. says

    What mom wouldn’t love to get some diapers and help out Unicef.. Pampers are and have always been such a great company..

  85. Audrey B says

    It’s been a great promotion Pampers has done, I know Pampers are the diaper of choice in our home and am happy to say we have purchased MANY packages with the vaccine sticker. Thanks for the contest

  86. Kathy S says

    I’d really love to win this for my daughter who has two children…the little one is still in her Pampers!

  87. Michele C says

    We only buy pampers for our daughter. They work the best and it’s great that they donate to such a worthy cause. I am a proud supporter of Pampers.

  88. says

    Yes!!! Count me in for wanting (needing???) to win this contest. I have 2 grandbabies in diapers– and the Pampers wipes are definitely a favorite!!–I just bought 2 giant packs of them when I had my coupon doubled!

  89. Aniela R. says

    We have baby #3 due to arrive soon, so obviously this would be awesome to win, and helpful on the wallet.

  90. Gianna says

    I can’t believe how many diapers my twins go through. I’d love to win, please enter me :)

  91. Jennifer M says

    We go through pampers like crazy and we have another baby on the way so this would be great.

  92. David W Hawkins says

    If I’m lucky enough to win, I’ll give the diapers to our friend Amanda who has a 4 month old.

  93. Jennifer Jozwiak says

    This is such a great thing for Pampers to do and I will contribute alot since I have a newborn who wears pampers swaddlers. But winning this would help me out so much!

  94. Nita M. says

    When I had my son there was no question of what brand of diapers I would buy. I love what pampers is doing.