Thursday, July 27, 2006

Laundry, Laundry

Ok, so here's a question for all the parents on teh internets: The Wild Boy sleeps about 10-11 hours overnight now, and his diaper just isn't doing the trick. We're talking a complete soaking roughly 3 nights a week. This doesn't seem to bother him, but it sure as heckfire bothers me (the one doing the laundry). Anybody recommend a good diaper solution?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest letting the husband do the laundry...he has new found free time these days

Also I bet he would find a solution...even if it involved duck tape; which I find works wonders on almost anything. May not be so great for skin care, but it would solve the laundry issue.

Men...always finding a solution with a bigger problem

11:34 AM  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Ooo, Liz at MysteryMommy had some suggestions for me a while back. I want to say that the "Overnights" were what she suggested, but I can't remember now. I will point her over here...

6:00 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Gracias! Gotta love the mommy-network.

ps. No kidding, anon, my sister used duct tape on her second child, who used to take off his diaper the minute her back was turned. I think the secret was not getting it actually on the skin.

6:53 PM  
Blogger liz said...

Overnights combined with diaper doublers (sold in the diaper aisle, they're really big sanitary napkins with no sticky backing) usually did the trick for us.

Also, Jody of Raising WEG, suggested making the bed "lasagna style". Mattress cover, sheet, mattress cover, sheet. So that if you have to change the bedding in the middle of the night, you just pull off one set and voila! the bed's already ready.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just trying to be funny with the duct tape idea it was actually used...It really is good for just about anything

10:02 AM  
Blogger Nathan said...

We used overnights to good effect. Since you live in the wet state now, you can probably refrain from giving WB a water bottle at night. If the pee stays clear (not yellow), the he's staying hydrated. If it's yellow, go back to the water bottle.

Also, occasionally, AE would pee right out of the diaper. Make sure his penis is actually IN the diaper pointing down, and not hanging out the liner or pointing up. This should help get all the pee in the absorbant liner, not on the sheets.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or you could switch to cloth so he notices when he pees ... but you have to be willing to get up every 3 hours.

Cloth diapers are WAYYYYYY easier to wash than sheets

--K :).

3:01 PM  

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