Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mommy confession

I have been changing diapers every day now for 3 and a half years.  For 4 and a half of those months I was changing two kids diapers every day.  Before that I changed quite a few diapers between babysitting and my nieces and nephews.  But even with all that diapering experience I still use tons of wipes and make a mess with the poopies!  I don't know what my problem is, but I can't get it.  I use at least 3 wipes per poopy diaper- and that is just for a small, easily cleaned one.  For the more disgusting, messier versions it's usually 5 or 6 or more.  And lots of times I get it on my hands, on Grants legs, his feet and occasionally on the blanket underneath him or his clothes.  I remember my neighbor changed a poopy diaper in record time and I commented on how fast she was.  She replied that it was even a 3 wiper one- as if that didn't occur very often.  I didn't confess that every poopy diaper change in my experience is a 3 wiper!  Miles has it down to 1 or 2 wipes and maybe I should take a lesson from him.  Those wipes aren't cheap after all!


Jeanette said...

Hey you!!! Thanks for the nice comment on my page. I think it will be fun and nice to keep in touch. When I first read your comment I thought "OH MY" she is NEVER going to let me live that one down... ITs ok, it makes me laugh everytime. As for your posting on your page, it sounds like your a pro at that now... That is a great skill to have but can be a stinky one at that..... LOL!!! Congrats!!!

The Lawrence's said...

I am suprised that as frugal as you are you haven't figured out how to do it in a half of a wipe! Keep working on it! Maybe you'll get a third child to get it perfected!!

The Zen Chemist said...

I say let Miles change them all! You can buy diapers that will hold up to 35 pounds so just let it build up during the day and send Miles in when he gets home.