Thursday, January 25, 2007

Paper diapers are ruining the world.

Okay, maybe that's an over-exaggeration. Probably not the whole world, but definitely my daughter's entire wardrobe. Let me explain. Apparently I have been out of the paper diaper loop long enough that they snuck in these perfect little invisible shoots that cause my daughter's poo to squirt straight up the back of the diaper and all over her clothes. Every. single. time. Today I rolled her over and there was the biggest stain of breastmilk poo all over everything. I started getting her undressed and fully expected to see the most over-flowed diaper ever in the history of anything. Nope, all there was was the tiny little remnant of the poo that ran straight out the back of her diaper. Staining a onesie, a long sleeved shirt, a pair of pants, a sweater and a blanket. But not the diaper! Nope. I literally could have reused the stupid thing if I wasn't so angry about it.

I am going to buy some bigger prefolds and try the cloth diapers full time again. Her rash seems to be almost cleared, but I also haven't done that great at eliminating the vitamin C or dairy, yet, so that may still have something to do with it. I also have shelved the Fuzzi Bunz for the past week or so, so it very well may be that my very sensitive daughter can't stand crapping in to $20 a piece diapers. Grrrr.

It's funny, because I hear so many people complain that they don't like cloth diapers because they leak so much. I am totally the opposite. I have had more leaks in the last week with Seventh Generation diapers than I have total in the cloth diapering history of both of my daughters, thanks to the secret poop shoot!

8 comments:

  1. I may actually be the diaper itself - she may get a better fit with a different brand. Good luck on all fronts.

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  2. Oooo! The rash is getting better :) Woohoo!!

    Well, does her poo stain? I mean, really stain? Elisabeth has been poo'ing once a day in the morning and it goes EVERYWHERE. All her really cute outfits get pooed on too and it doesn't come out! No matter how much I soak, spray with stain stuff, etc. Aaahhh!

    This whole rash thing is such a mystery. I really wonder if it was the fuzzi bunz? Wouldn't that be odd?

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  3. i agree with jenn about the diaper. i have found that when signal is too close to the upper end of the weight range on his diapers, it shoots up the back every time. you might want to try a size up in the 7th generation dipes and see if they work out better for you!

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  4. Oh gosh, I am cracking up at your description... sorry about the mess, though!

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  5. I have used both cloth and disposable. Had a good experience with cloth, and with disposable it was totally the brand. They all fit differently. Huggies totally leak on my kids. Luvs NEVER leak.

    I hate the secret poop shoot. When you take off a diaper and it's clean, but all of the poop somehow went up and out the back it makes you wonder.

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  6. Have you thought about maybe her rash is due to an allergy to fleece? I would try some prefolds for a while and see if that helps. Prefolds also have the added benefit of being lots easier to clean. No worries about buildup, repelling, etc. I use sposies at night and have found that Huggies Supreme work well (there is elastic around the waist on the back that helps contain the poo). Hope that helps!

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  7. I think she pulled the diaper down and pooped in her clothes just to spite you. ;)

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  8. Yuck! I can relate! I so wanted to cloth diaper with X, but got used to using paper when he was in the NICU and stuck with Seventh Generation... Now that he's starting to potty train I'm really hoping to switch to cloth - I'm soooo clueless though!

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