Talking about diapers
If you had one or more babies I would love to hear what brand of diapers did you use… I was lucky enough to be able to breastfeed my little one and let me tell you that the milk was going in at the same pace as it was coming out…. She would nurse every 90 minutes to two hours (or sometimes just nurse through the day and/or night…) and so we found ourselves having to change diapers at midnight and at 2am and at 4am… and still having some major explosions, “pee-xplosions” and the more feared “poo-xplosions”. And the list of things to change in the middle of the night starts getting big all of the sudden: diapers, sheets for the cot (where the incident started), sheets for us (I brought the incident into our bed for nursing), pajamas for everybody…. Lights on and action!! Dear daddy was soooo tired once that when I went to change my little sunshine one morning, I discovered she was wearing two diapers, lol!
We started trying every brand they had at our local shop and I even looked into ordering some different brands online. We were living in a “baby-incubator” area, so we pretty much had all we could possibly need within 5 minutes walking distance. We found out that the diapers that best suit my girl were neither the most expensive but nor the cheapest either… I have to add that my girl was already relatively big at birth – 8lb 12oz (pretty much 4kg) – and her thighs are still today quite chunky. And finally one day we had a winner: HUGGIES!!
Where had you been all this time? I know, I know, the amount of pee, poo and other fluids spilling around or onto you reduces considerably as the baby grows. But hey! From one Day to the next our laundry basket finally could take a breath and so did the washing machine and the drier! It was a very cold and humid winter…
We were so happy! A couple of months later, we went to the States to visit the in-laws and we discovered “Huggies Nite”, what else could be better than those?!! We bought a lot of them, forget about Pampers or anything else, we became Huggie-addicted. A month later we returned to Europe and started looking for those magic night diapers with super powers, that would allow us to sleep “through the night” without getting up for several diaper changes. Oh well, they didn’t have those in Europe, but ok, we still had Huggies “basic”, which were pretty awesome compared to Dodot or other brands… By the way, it goes without saying that diapers causing any sign of diaper rash were soon discarded and used only as emergency stack, if at all.
And now the catastrophe began, our most beloved diapers started disappearing from the shelves in the supermarket. What was going on??! We started driving to the suburbs to buy them in boxes, the diapers were literally disappearing from the supermarket shelves. So I did a little research and I couldn’t believe what I read online….. Our favorite brand of diapers was interrupting its production in Europe!! We started to reserve our valuable stock at home for nights only. It is much easier to deal with a leak during the day than it is in the middle of the night…. And we also started counting the days to go visit in NY again. We were “forced” into smuggling diapers into Europe! Haha! In our last trip to the States, one of our suitcases was entirely packed with the magic diapers. They are heavier than they seem… So I continued doing my research and read about those “new” cloth diapers, it would take a lot to convince daddy, but maybe it was something we should try!! But that’s another story for another post….
I would love to hear about you. Which brand did you use? Which one was the winner? How long did your little one need diapers?