To put into perspective how many diapers I have changed in my life, I will first break down the math I have done in my head. First of all, I have 4 children, meaning I have about 2-3 years of diaper changes per child. There are 365 days in the year and no I am not counting the leap years in this. For the first year of a babies life, they go through about 5-6 diapers a day. So let’s break this down very quickly.
Wait, What?! I have changed roughly 14,600 diapers/pull ups in my life?! I’m sure at least 12,000 of them were poopy diapers too. To be honest I’m thinking how is it possible to have changed that many diapers in my life? I’ve also taken care of other babies that aren’t mine so that number is a low ball I’m sure. I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen almost every shade there could be in a child’s feces, as well as probably smelled millions of combinations (TMI) I know! They come in all shapes and sizes, and also consistencies.
I’m not the only one who does a quick happy dance or shake of my hips when I realize the diaper is just full of pee right? I mean I absolutely love taking care of a baby at birth, there was so something so magical and beautiful about being able to take care of someone so small and perfect in every way. What I don’t miss is the HUGE Mustard colored blow outs that my little ones would get. As I said before these come in all shapes and colors and green seems to be the famous color of my household since we have been going crazy drinking Colored Juice Drinks this summer.
I feel as though I have been swimming in diapers for 10 years, the endless mountains of diapers that seem to pile up in my life. I will have to say I’ve learned the perfect way to close up a diaper to keep all of those pesky smells at bay. I learned plastic bags you can get from the Dollar Store (you can get scented ones) are your best friend, and that you need to take out your trash almost daily for the first few months from birth.
From one mom to another, always pack a spare change of clothes for your child in your car or diaper bag, switch it out every week or so if it hasn’t been used. This will keep the clothes clean and up to date with your little one’s current size. I’ve been known to keep a pair or two in my car, only to lose them and find them 4 months later when of course my little one doesn’t fit it anymore.
This pair of clothes will be for those blowouts that can happen at any moment, and wipes are your best friend! I always grab the scented ones like the One and Done Cucumber Green Tea, it has an amazing smell and is perfect for getting all of those nasty smells out of anything. With my last baby (insert crying emoji) I like to keep a spare diaper bag or small travel bag full of her spare clothes, Huggies® Pull Ups® Training Pants, and Huggies® One and Done travel size wipes in my car. It’s perfect for emergencies or even grab and go in case I forget my regular diaper bag.
Some may be thinking, why would I subject myself to 14,600 plus Diapers which we all know were majority stinky ones. Well of course because I love my babies and wouldn’t change a thing to subtract from that humongous number. What should you take from this TMI story? Well, first you should go ahead and head over here and save $2.00 OFF on your next Huggies® Diapers or Pull Ups® purchase. Tread on mom! You can do it and in 10 years like me, you soon will be shaking yourself out of a Diaper Daze and into a new and exciting adventure with your little ones.
How many diapers do you think you have changed with your kids or your lifetime?
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