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.