Two weeks ago, I started the #rewardyourselfie Instagram contest with Ergobaby, the company who singlehandedly saved my sanity with their baby carrier when I was a new mom. You can read about my love for my Ergo here.
Since moms are usually the ones taking all the photos of their kids (and leaving themselves out of their family albums in the process), we asked moms to upload selfies with both themselves and their children. Smiles optional.
The results are adorable, hilarious, heartwarming, and undeniably happy. Here are the 14 proud mama selfies who won the contest, plus 14 more I just could not leave out. (The first 14 photos listed are the winners and have already been notified.)
1) The Piggyback Selfie
2) The Fish Face Selfie
3) The Sunglasses Selfie
4) The “I Made it to Morning” Selfie
5) The Preggo Selfie
6) The Vampire Selfie
7) The Funny Face Selfie
8) The Bunny Ears Selfie
9) The Taken From Below Selfie
10) The Advanced Car Selfie
11) The Incognito Selfie
12) The Duckface Selfie
13) The Crowded Bed Selfie
14) The I Don’t Appreciate this Mustache Selfie
15) The Brand New baby Selfie
16) The Geisha Photobomb Selfie
17) The Outdoorsy Seflie
18) The “Stop Licking my Face!” Selfie
19) The Twinsies Selfie
20) The Thumbs Up He’s Sleeping Selfie
21) The Baby Giraffe Photobomb Selfie
22) The We’re Too Cool for this Selfie
23) The Grandma Photobomb Selfie
24) The Ron Burgundy Photobomb Selfie
25) The Try to Keep Up Selfie
26) The Sonogram Selfie
27) The Couple of Clowns Selfie
28) The I Have So Many Kids That I Can Barely Fit In This Selfie
If you want to see more, check out the #rewardyourselfie on Instagram. It is truly the happiest hashtag around.
A huge thanks to Ergobaby for partnering with me on this contest and helping inspire moms to put themselves in their pictures. The 14 winners will each take home an Ergobaby wrap (perfect for newborn snuggles), the Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow, the Ergobaby Swaddler and the original Ergobaby carrier in their newest design— Indigo Mint Dots.
As I’ve mentioned before, I highly recommend the Ergobaby carrier to every new mom. Not only did the carrier play an essential part in keeping my babies happy while I was handsfree, the Ergo is specifically the brand you should buy for the most comfort and support. I have heard many people complain about the discomfort of carriers and it is almost always because they have not bought a good one. You should not feel any weight on your shoulders or your back if you are using an Ergo correctly.
Thanks to all who entered and I truly wish I could give prizes to everyone. But at the very least, you all have at least one photo of you with your kids!
This contest was sponsored by Ergobaby, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.