Recently a teacher at Jocelyn’s daycare suggested that potty-training should be on my to-do list before September (when preschool starts). To which I replied like a distracted teenager, “Uh-huh,” and continued what I was doing. Many of Jocelyn’s friends have been potty-trained for months, but I have always felt that it would be easier the older she is—and by easier, I mean that it would be easier for me. Call me crazy, but I have not wanted to hear every five minutes that she has to pee. At two years old, she might have been able to tell me that she had to go, but I would need to be there to pull her pants down and then back up again. That is just tiring.
So she’s been in pull-ups for about six months now, and she uses the potty before bed, and occasionally throughout the day. I’m okay with this because I don’t mind diapers. I prefer them to accidents and (I figure) the longer we wait, the less poo I will have to clean off her pants.
This brings me to the diapers. I may not mind diapers, but I do mind the price and so I’ve learned to shop around. I stock up when there’s a sale, and I try different brands. Although with Jocelyn it has been tricky. She was born with an aversion to dairy, which manifested itself in an ongoing diaper rash, only to be made worse by Pampers [I don’t pretend to know anything about the formula that goes into a diaper, but they changed something, causing diaper rashes that bordered on burns)]. I may be exaggerating a bit, but it was the first time Jocelyn was able to say she had an “owie.”
Aja’s butt is friendly to every brand.
A few months back I decided to try out Safeway’s Mom to Mom brand of wipes. They were inexpensive and did the trick. This is important because I don’t usually do reviews on papoe, but a few weeks later I received an email about trying out the Mom to Mom diapers. I figured it was worth talking about; I’ve used their wipes, and I have two butts to clothe in nappy pants.
Aja is still growing her behind in a pair of size 4 diapers. They worked great and I had no complaints. Jocelyn’s pull-ups were like a good pair of back up pants. They weren’t as stretchy around the sides as the Huggies, and don’t have the adhesive tabs, but we didn’t have any leakage problems. My main concern going in was a possible rash flair up, but her butt remained clear. No leaks, and the ease on the wallet make it a very good option.
I will now stop talking about butts.
As a thank you for reviewing the Mom to Mom diapers, I have two $25 Safeway gift cards to give away. To be eligible, please leave a comment and tell me about a time something was suggested to you, to which you responded, “Uh huh.” Please note: you are not required to buy diapers or wipe any butts with your gift card. Damn, I talked about butts again!
Winners will be chosen (randomly) one week from today.