Diapering

Questions, tips & tricks for keeping your child clean and comfortable while using cloth or disposable diapers.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Feb 05

18 month old hates potty

I decided to introduce my 18 month old to the training potty. Not really trying to rush things but with baby number 2 coming in April it would be ok if she showed some interest in the potty. It’s only been a couple days but anytime I try to sit her on it she screams and cries. I know it’s supposed to be a pleasant experience. Does anybody have any suggestions on ways to make the potty seem less... More

  • Kate
    Feb 05

    My daughter went through the same phase around the same time. (She’s now 21 months.) I gave it a rest for a couple weeks, then just started being really matter of fact about it: She signs “potty”, I acknowledge it and say, “Ok! Pick out a book, and we’ll go to the potty.” And we go from there. I also stopped making a big deal RIGHT when she’s doing it. We celebrate a little after the fact, like... More

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Feb 06

    Where do you have the training potty? When I did both my kids, same age, it was in the middle of the playroom. The bathroom can be a little scary. Not sure where it is just throwing that out there

Alexza posted in Diapering Feb 05

Diapers

Do you prefer Huggies or Pampers? And why?

  • Victoria
    Feb 05

    Huggies, with pampers she was waking up more often at night for a diaper change.

  • Jessica
    Feb 05

    Pampers.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Feb 02

Strong Poop Smell in 20 month old boy diaper

My son is 20 months old; we feel that his poop is having very strong smell. He goes to poop once in a day regularly. Is it something we need to check with doctor? He eats regular food like what ever we eat on daily basis.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 02

    Have you ever walked into the bathroom after your husband pooped? Yeah poop just smells that bad lol

  • Tara
    Feb 03

    When it’s mushed up again their skin, sitting in a nappy, that stinky poop just gets stinkier! And, there’s poop that smells off, like Julie said, then that needs to be checked-out.

Amanda posted in Diapering Jan 12

Diaper stockpiles

Does anyone have an idea on how many size 3 diapers a baby may go through. My baby is 7months old and weights about 16.5 lbs. I have a stockpile so far of 924 size 3 diapers and trying to figure out if I should start getting size 4 or counting with size 3.

  • Holli
    Jan 14

    I would say that is enough diapers for size 3. My little one was not in size 3 or 4 diapers long but he just a very big kid. I would recommend using what you have and probably look into size 4

  • Crystal
    Jan 26

    I think it really depends on your child. My son is 20 months old and is still in size 3’s. He is small for his age, but he is healthy and has been in size 3’s for a very long time.

Kj posted in Diapering Dec 23

Cloth Diapering

What is the best brand of prefolds to buy? What’s your favorite cloth diapering brand and why?

  • Kim
    Dec 25

    I love ordering from green mountain diapers. So many sizes, types and styles to choose from.

  • Kim
    Dec 25

    I recommend snappis for your cloth instead of pins safer and easier. We used prefolds from green mountain diaper and used rumparooz for the covers. Bought some newborn covers off of Etsy and also rumparooz brand then also did rumparooz one size.

Bran posted in Diapering Dec 03

Diaper rash

Does anyone else have a little one who gets persistent diaper rash? I keep her clean and change her often however she continues to get them and really badly. I need helppppp i fee so bad for her.

  • Bran
    Dec 15

    I’m going to try everything guys. I feel so bad for her

  • Ghania
    Dec 17

    Go to the doctor..my daughter had persistent rashes for almost 15 days ..i changed her diaper and wipes comapny and thad tried different rash creams but she diagnosed with yeast infection then doctor prescribed antifungal cream but the infection was so strong that he had to prescribe her steriodal cream.don’t waste time if rashes are persistent for more than a week.

One year old diaper soak through

So ever since my son started sleeping through the night (14m) he wakes up at like 5am every morning with his diaper soaked through and his clothes drenched. I don’t like waking him in the middle of the night because then he’s just awake. I’m not sure what to do I’ve tried almost every diaper type all with that night protection. I’m just lost as to what to do.

  • Rinker
    Nov 28

    I read all the diaper recommendations and Im gonna be radical I guess and say cut off liquids an hour and a half b4 bed time.

  • Lili
    Nov 28

    Huggies night diapers are super good for overnight!

Kimmy posted in Diapering Nov 25

Ok my girl is 8 months and is starting to walk. Problem is she is walking right out of her luvs.

She’s allergic to huggies and pampers She’s a size 3 any other brands have something like little movers or is this just life now

  • Samantha
    Nov 28

    I agree with the onesie I had the same problem. Either keep a onesie on and snapped or pants.

  • Stephanie
    Nov 28

    I also put the tab lower than the waist band on the diaper. It has helped alleviate night leaks as well.

Diaper sizes ???

Soooo, I went from nb all the way to size 7 . My family was laughing so bad over the holidays they said they've never heard of that size . But I did buy target brand diapers because that was the only size 7 they had lol. So my question is what size do I get now !!!????? Or do they go by weight ???

  • Sarah
    Dec 02

    My 2 year old wears a 7 now, about to transition up. It isn't just by weight, you need to go by how they fit. My poor kid was blessed with a big butt and wide hips. So trying to squeeze a smaller size on leaves red marks on him, and is painful for him. Next size up is either order 8s online, or use 4T-5T pull ups. (Fyi, you should be able to find size 7 in walmart as well)

  • Mariahj
    Dec 07

    My baby girl is 8 months and she’s a size 5 I think I have to step it up to a size 6

Lo posted in Diapering Nov 20

Hello everyone! What do you use as a cream for irritated buttocks? My baby is 23 months. Thanks 🌸

  • Melissa
    Dec 04

    Baby Aquaphor

  • Nicole
    Dec 04

    Baby Aquaphora ointment- work great on my little one’s bottom and can also be used on their cheeks when they get dry in the winter.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Nov 19

Where's all my cloth diapering mamas at?😍😍

  • Elle
    Nov 20

    LOVE thirsties and rumparooz/lil joeys!!

  • Valerie
    Nov 22

    Flips are my fave, especially for those first few months leading up to potty training. Less laundry, but the kid feels wet as soon as they pee. Made the transition to undies almost seamless.

Anonymous posted in Diapering Nov 14, 2018

What can help??

What will help my 17 month old’s butt...? It’s red and raw from so many diaper changes . He has had a stomach bug for two days . Destin seems to burn him he screams when applied..so I stopped use. Help please .!

  • Samantha Wood
    Nov 16, 2018

    Aquaphor works really great, just slather it on at every diaper change and change often!

  • Angela
    Dec 09

    A&D ointment I live by this

Leaky diapers

Lately our son has been waking up in the morning soaked with pee. He’s 2 and wears a size 6. We have tried putting on a regular diaper AND a nighttime diaper. Together. Still soaks through. We can’t go any larger in diapers so I’m thinking one of two things - 1. Do we need to monitor his liquid intake at night? 2. Could it just be his positioning when sleeping? I appreciate any insight.... More

  • Jackie
    Nov 18, 2018

    I went up a diaper size even though my son wasn’t that big. It helped 100%. He pees a lot so at night, his correctly sized diaper just could support the liquids

  • Cathy
    Nov 18, 2018

    Thanks everyone. We have found success. He’s wearing a size 6 night diaper, with a Sposie pad and a 2T night pull up! Thank you for your help!

Diaper rash

My 11 months old baby had baby rash due to diarrhea, any recommendations ?

  • Budrinie
    Nov 11, 2018

    It's great for diaper rash

  • Lauren
    Nov 14, 2018

    Naked time with breast milk on the butt...works like a charm.

Potty training

Hi ladies, my son is going to be 2 in February and constantly takes his diaper off but won’t sit long enough to go on the potty... is it time for pull-ups? And what is the difference from a diaper and a pull up? Can he still pee and poop in a pull-up? Also... how do you know when it’s time to sit them on the potty if they can’t tell you ?

  • Kelly
    Nov 09, 2018

    Pulls and diapers are the SAME thing. Not useful at all for potty training. At home let him go naked until you both figure out the senses (& signals) for when he has to potty. Buy a little potty and stick it wherever you can contain him (living room, play room) wherever he’ll sit for a few mins at a time. Read books on the potty or sing songs. When he goes in the potty you celebrate like CR... More

  • Лариса
    Nov 10, 2018

    Let him sit on the potty for one day with his clothes on. Next day u can have pull up down so they can get used to it being cold. Lots of kids don’t like them cuz they too cold for they butt. Give lots of water. Just work on peeing first. Don’t worry about poop.

Huggies Diaper Comparison

Alright Mothers: I'm standing in BJ's staring at Huggies and trying to compare the two varieties they offer for my 4 month old's heinie. $39.99 for a box of either 240 of "Snug & Dry" or 186 of "Little Snugglers." S&D seems to be bragging about 12 hr protection while LS is for sensitive skin. Is that correct? Am I missing anything?

  • Fara
    Nov 07, 2018

    Apparently, Little Snugglers are the winners! Thanks for the feedback, Everyone!

  • Jae
    Nov 14, 2018

    I prefer Walmart brand (parent's choice) bj name brand is trash - diapers and wipes. We brought a case of diapers and are trying to use them up asap

Anybody use cloth diapers? Due in February and considering it.. if so, what brand... thanks!

  • Caitie
    Nov 08, 2018

    Yeah, its really not that hard. In the early days when they are not eating solids, the poop is water soluble (meaning you don’t have to rinse it before putting in washing machine, if you don’t want to). So really it’s just one more load of laundry ... and you don’t really have to fold it. I’ve totally just had a clean basket of diapers to pull from sometimes when I’m busy. By the time they are ... More

  • Kerry
    Nov 08, 2018

    To add to Caitie’s post, if your formula feeding you have to prewash poopy ones! Only breastfed is soluble.

Amazon brand diapers

Has anyone tried them? The price seems good for the reviews they have and I’m looking for a new brand to try

  • Amanda
    Nov 07, 2018

    I use pampers baby dry. At night he’s been waking up soaked in the morning. I was thinking I might need to get a overnight diaper.

  • Kim
    Nov 24

    Hi. We have used Mama Bear diapers by Amazon and love them! We haven’t had any leaks or blowouts. Good value.

Diapers???

What diaper brand runs bigger in size than luvs? My son is wearing a 6 and it’s small on him and I’m trying to avoid buying pull ups because he’s not potty training yet

  • Ashly
    Nov 02, 2018

    Walmart has a size 7- prob have to order online I rarely see them in stores

  • Ashley
    Nov 16, 2018

    Following!

Potty training

My 22 month old has started to leak out of size 6 diapers and with that being the biggest size I can’t go up in size anymore but she really isn’t interested in trying to potty train... she screams every time we try to sit her on the big potty and doesn’t seem to understand the training potty is a potty... I know she’s not two yet and most kids aren’t potty trained until two and a half or three ... More

  • Valerie
    Nov 01, 2018

    Cloth diapers are bigger and make potty training more appealing for the child, as they feel uncomfortable and wet. The natural consequence of peeing her pants, should be enough impetus to just use the toilet. She is not too young. It’s an American luxury to have kids in diapers at 3 years old. Most counties potty train way earlier.

  • Kendra
    Nov 02, 2018

    Target brand has size 7 diapers but they go fast.

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