(Johannesburg, June 2018) Huggies® is proud to announce Gail Mabalane as their new brand ambassador. Gail Mabalane is first and foremost a mom. She is also a South African actress, business woman and influencer. She is most notable for acting roles on South African television series “The Wild”, “Rockville” and starred on tele-novela series “The Road”. Gail is married to South African kwaito music legend Kabelo Mabalane and they have two children together, Zoe Mabalane (3 years old) and Khumo Mabalane (4 months old).
The Huggies® brand has evolved into an integral part of every new baby and new parent’s life. Being a mother is one of the most magical experiences for any woman. Having a baby, watching them grow, discovering their personality and playing a role in shaping them into the person they will become is impossible to explain. But with it comes a lot of responsibility. Your needs will never come first again, and some days you will certainly wonder whether you are doing this right.
“One of the things that I’ve come to learn, is the importance of taking care of yourself as a mom. I love the saying “you cannot pour from an empty cup”. Often as moms, we put ourselves last on our list of priorities. Being a mother can be demanding, so putting yourself first occasionally, becomes not only important, but a necessity. I’ve learnt what it is that I need to do to be the best version of myself for my kids, my family and my career. It ranges from asking for help when I need it, to taking a few hours or a day for myself without feeling guilty. That discovery has been priceless,” says Gail.
Despite being a famous actress, Gail Mabalane is extremely grounded especially when it comes to being a mom. She always makes sure that her career choices are in line with the kind of mother she wants to be. A good fitting nappy is non-negotiable for Gail. “Not only do I dread a leaking nappy, considering the logistics that come with it, but I also want my baby to be comfortable, whether he is awake or asleep. We have enough going on as moms and a bad fitting nappy is the last thing I want to worry about which is why Huggies® is the perfect choice for my Khumo,” explains Gail.
Huggies® extends a mother’s embrace to help babies thrive. It is a nappy brand that understands that for a baby to thrive, it needs to feel warm, secure, comforted and protected, just like a mother’s hug.
“At Huggies® we understand that being a parent isn’t easy, there are many challenges like, mastering the art of a nappy change or learning how to navigate those nightly feeds and bath time rituals. Gail’s approach to some of these parenting dilemmas, together with her passion for motherhood make her a perfect fit for the brand, and we are proud to announce our partnership with her,” says Nthabiseng Leso, Senior Brand Manager: Point of Market Entry, Huggies®.
Gail is excited to be part of a brand that values her input and respects her views as a mother. “I am so excited about this partnership because it’s going to give us a platform to start meaningful and much needed dialogue with moms. In my few years of being a mom, I have been around enough moms to recognize the pressure that we and society often put on ourselves. Every mom out there needs to know that they are enough, that we are naturally gifted and all we need to do is tap into what is naturally there. I hope to help address and debunk the myth that there is a certain formula to raising children, because there isn’t. Our instincts are there for a reason and we need to trust them,” says Gail.
Gail Mabalane’s favourite quote is “You are enough”. She finds that the older she gets, the more secure she is in who she is and what she has to offer. To join in the conversation and to see how Gail tackles motherhood follow her on her social media: Facebook – Gail Mabalane, Twitter – @GailMabalane, and Instagram – gail_mabalane.
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Image Caption: Gail Mabalane – official brand ambassador for Huggies®