Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just some diaper talk, here.

The other day, between taking Ethan on his field trip, completing an order from my home business, Brandon's nap, Nate making dinner for the boys and then for us, and all the other things that tie us up, somehow, Brandon's diaper didn't get changed. For a while. We don't know *exactly* for how long but we're guessing for probably most of the day.

You know, "third kid syndrome" and all. It's worse than "second child syndrome." Brandon basically fends for himself most days. He's a tough, and very self-sufficient, two-year-old.

So, when bedtime rolled around, Brandon's diaper looked like this. Our screaming neglect looked so funny that I had to take photos, and later, after drinking a drink or however many, decided that everyone should see them and know what kind of diaper is capable of holding a day's worth of urine, along with some other diaper information. Because everyone makes good decisions after drinking.




THAT THING is hanging down to his KNEES. HOW was he able to walk in that thing? And more importantly, WHAT diaper was able to hold that many pounds of urine and not leak?

Pampers Cruisers with DRY MAX. The "dry max" is an important point, because the non dry max Pampers have the little absorbent crystals that like to bust out of the seam of the diaper  when it gets too full and get all over kids and every-damn-thing like some kind of futuristic fungus, but the dry max ones don't have the crystals.


See the little blue dry max bubble below the Cruisers logo? I know some people had issues with the dry max diapers when they first came out a couple of years ago, but in the ensuing backlash, Pampers updated the diaper and it's supposedly better now.

We don't stick with any one diaper. We use Huggies, all the different kinds of Pampers, Costco's Kirkland brand, Luvs, and Target's Up and Up brand. I know each kid is different and different diapers work in different ways for each one (How IS that?) but those have been fine for us.

One problem that a lot of people have is keeping kids dry all through the night and the best diaper I found for that are Huggies Overnights, in the next size up from their current diaper size. So, Brandon's in size 4 during the day but at night we put him in a size 5 Overnight. 


We've done that with all the boys and it seems to be the magic trick. Except with Ethan, he frequently soaked through his diaper at night; the diaper doublers didn't help, nothing. So we had to restrict beverages before bedtime, put underpads below his sheet, and suck up a lot of bed changes. Yes, it blew.

What diapers have worked best for you, disposable or cloth? My friend swears by the disposable diapers from The Honest Company, and they're also biodegradable, which is a huge win.



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17 comments:

  1. Wow. Harvey is in the same size overnight as Brandon. Fat ass.

    And don't diapers always look like that before you change them?

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    1. That's what Addison's usually look like, though it's usually after thirty minutes or so. Also, she drinks her weight in water every day. I think we might have to get her a space-suit to make it through an entire day.

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    2. Wow, he is a chunker! And nooo... not usually. Okay, yeah, a lot of times...

      Neal, invent diaper PANTS. Then maybe you could make it for an hour! ;-)

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    3. Right, with elastic cuffs at the ankles to hold everything in...

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  2. I swear by Huggies Overnights! Right on with the one size bigger than they normally wear. Huge win! :)

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  3. bahahahaha!!!!! oh my word, i am shaking with laughter at the pictures! my kid is 20 months and the chubby butt wears size 5, day and night. up&up diapers are the winner in our house, but in his itty-bitty-ness of nb size i opted for the pampers swaddlers. and i also have to say we used pampers thick wipes for the tar-like meconium poops and it's been huggies natural wipes ever since.

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    1. Yes I LOVED the swaddlers for the newbies. Loved them. I tend towards Pampers wipes. We've had trouble with the Huggies ones ripping a little too frequently.

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  4. You're gonna love my answer: I used cloth with all 4 and when I had to use disposables I turned to 7th generation which, for me, were like the crunchy version of the Pampers Cruisers.

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    1. I DO love your answer! It's exactly what I expected you would say! I did use cloth for the first two, as well, but it was like for maybe 5-10 diapers a week. My boys just had a lot of trouble with peeing through them and getting rashes so I had to be careful with them. I probably should have invested in better cloth ones, though.

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  5. We use Huggies Pure and Natural, sometimes when mommy has extra money (read almost never) 7th generation. my son has only had a diaper rash once. I wrote a post PSA bargain shopping no no you might laugh...but I stand by it

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    1. I would love to use the Huggies Pure and Natural but nobody around my town seems to carry them! Or at least, the places I usually frequent. That's pretty amazing for him to only have had diaper rash once, count yourself lucky!

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    2. I swear it's because of the pure n natural choice. I would a mom whose daughter always had a rash in my class and she swears they stopped the weekend she started using. And my son got that rash a time we tried regular huggies

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    3. I guess that makes sense, there's probably some kind of chemical in the others that he reacted to!

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  6. I love the Pamper Dry Max Cruisers and also still use the Huggies Overnites with my 3 year old... It is amazing how much they can absorb, and actually I would use the Pampers for day and night when she was still only in diapers. Plus I have to say I love the smell of a "clean Pamper" so that is an added gold star for me ;-)

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    1. I know, the fresh, clean ones smell so... innocent and sweet!

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  7. Do you know the honest companies providing awesome diapers giving best leakage protection?
    honest co

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