We have been loyal to Pampers since the day he was born and the nurses in the nursery changed Thomas’s diapers because I wasn’t sure how to change a diaper for a baby that teeny-tiny.
After being loyal to Pampers for 7 months, we are currently testing out Huggies.
Then there were issues.
When we switched from Swadders to Size 3, we started having a problem. I hate to bring this up, because my family reads this… but to all of my new mom readers, I think you should know there could be a potential issue. When Thomas goes #2 in a #3 diaper, the #2 does not stay contained in the #3 diaper. There have been many Oh Crap moments in our house. So many, in fact, that we don’t change him into his Cute Outfit until after his 9am “a**plosion” because it leaks out of the back and ruins his clothes.* One mom called it a “back splash”, and I have giggled about it ever since I googled it.
If you’re a loyal reader, you’ll know that I have a strong opinion on diaper designs. In a previous post, I mentioned that I wrote to Pampers about the characters on diapers because they show through clothing. Diaper companies, hear me roar: diapers are NOT a fashion statement. Stop putting characters & designs on your diapers, and just make sure they don’t leak.
If only they would listen.
So far, the big companies have not heard me roar and both Pampers & Huggies have characters on their diapers. Huggies has Pooh on their diapers (hehehe, poo joke!!!!), and that can NOT be lost on the marketing department. Poo(h) jokes are always going to get a laugh – but someone took it a step further and put Pooh on a diaper. Our other option would be jeans-themed huggies which would be AWESOME if we were total rednecks and didn’t want Thomas to wear pants. However, that’s not the case & he wears clothes that cover up diapers. Therefore, we don’t need jeans-themed diapers or diapers with Pooh hanging from a pole (I’m not making that up. Thomas wore a diaper today with Pooh hanging from a pole.)
Will we ever right this wrong?
So we’re doing a trial run with Huggies Size 3. After an inspection, my husband noticed that the Huggies have more of an elastic top on the back than the Pampers do. This morning, he did not leak at 9am. So, Pooh might be the answer to our poo problem. I will keep you all updated on this issue.
*How to remove a stain: wash it off in cold water, spray it down with Oxyclean or the stain spray of your choosing, and put in cool/cold or cold/cold. this seems to work. I have a “stain cycle” button on mine that I choose, but I’m not sure if that actually does the trick. If you use hot, that seals the stain. Most of the stains have come out for me using this method.