Wednesday, December 2

Diaper Tip Tuesday - Turkey Day

Week 1:
Share your Thanksgiving travel stories and upcoming holiday travel plans. Cloth, hybrids (i.e. Grobaby or gdiapers) or 'sposies?

Welcome to The Mommy Blog. This is the first week of December and that means a whole new month of Diaper Tips! This one will be fun. Turkey day for my family this year was hassel free! We didn't travel to see hubby's family, who only lives 2 hours away, we stayed local. All my family, except for an uncle live within 30 minutes of us. So we usually don't do too much traveling. We woke up pretty late, 11AM and changed the little one out of her nite-time diaper. Every morning, if she's wearing a CD (hubby occasionally still puts her a 'sposie) I change her and then rinse and dry her bum in the bathroom sink. She's a heavy wetter and sometimes I think that just a wipe doesn't get her clean enough in the mornings. Anywho, I put the baby back down in her crib so she can fully wake up. She's been trying to stand up in her crib, so pretty soon we'll have to put it on a lower setting. I got everyone's clothes together for church at noon. The house was so quiet. I put some hot tea on the stove and quickly scrambled some eggs with cheese for my 5 year old. Then we all got ready for church. I always pack 4 diapers (prefolds) and two covers. Then, I stuff in some Pampers sensitive wipes, a pre-made bottle inside an insulated bag, a change of clothes and a jar of my baby food. I try not to over pack the diaper bag.When I changed the baby into her outfit I put on a fitted and her longies with a matching blouse that I bought at Gymboree for $3.99!
We arrived at the church and put the baby in my ring sling and went in. The mass wasn't too long, but I could feel the baby a bit wet so I went to go change her. The bathroom isn't very smellable, so I usually leave the door open. A lady came in and she asked me, "Ah, are those cloth diapers?" I said yes, and I was putting on a rose colored thirsties cover, which also happened to match with her outfit! Love how Thirsties are solid colors so that they match with lots of outfits. I stuffed the used diaper inside my wetbag. She asked "so they don't smell?" I said, yeah they smell, but the PUL keeps it in and I told her all about PUL! But I had to get back to singing in church.

We got invited to my aunt's and uncles house for Thankgiving lunch... but we were kinda late. By the time we got there they were already having pie! They are a great family, they have three kids and a bunny! Well, it's more of a rabbit now, with huge feet! My aunt and I got all the food reheated and we dug in. My uncle took the baby, he loves kids. I love diapers because with 'sposies you can feel all the mushy gunk from the diaper and you know they are wet. I feel pretty confident that anyone who hold her won't have to feel that when they carry her. I know to change her every 3 hours. During the day she doesn't pee as much. Anywho, we ate turkey and stuffing and then I went to change her. My aunt asked about them and groaned at the thought of washing all the diapers. I told her I only wash twice a week and our water bill hasn't even gone up at all!

We watched the Cowboy game the rest of the time. and I changed the baby once more before we left home.

So yeah, it's wasn't too difficult for us this Thanksgiving. When we got home I transfered the dirty diapers into my larger wetbag in the laundry room and wiped down the wetbag and stretched it out over the diaper bag for the next outing. But, we didn't go out the rest of the day. Hubby downloaded Christmas movies, played scrabbled and ate popcorn!

So, my advice to other mamas during the Christmas season would be to know when to change your baby and get the word out about using cloth diapers! Pretty soon all our babies will be rash free and have the cutest bums in town!

Speaking of Christmas, we will be traveling to visit hubby's family for nearly 2 weeks! So stay-tuned to read about that trip! I plan to take my Rockin' Green Detergent, 12 diapers, 5 pockets and 4 covers. I plan on washing every other day and probably won't be able to sun dry them; two hours north has a very different weather than down here. Oh well, maybe they'll get extra fluffy and absorbent.


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