Whew -- we got home early evening Tuesday after a long road trip. This was the first time we'd traveled with Peanut, and we were rather nervous leading up to it. How would Peanut handle a long car ride? How would we handle diapers? Should we got with sposies or stick with clothies? What items do we need to take along? Why does this feel like moving?
We survived. Peanut survived. The grandparents survived (and, I think, enjoyed the time; not that we didn't :P). Peanut did okay with the car ride. We used sposies, mostly while driving and took the cloth stash to use while at Grandpa and Grandma's. I was able to pack with discretion and even though it was a ton of stuff, it was all used.
Oh, diapers, diapers. They can make or break a moment.
This poo-splosion brought to you by sposies!
Oh, yes. We had several of them. Now, to be completely honest, I have cleaned some poo off the leg openings of onsies or the inside of pants because of a bit of seepage. Usually, the cover catches the poo, however, so most often it just the cover into the pail with the diapers.
Whoa-doggy. I've never had a poo-splostion like the one we had the day before leaving Grandma and Grandpa's, though. I could tell Peanut had filled his diaper, so off we went to change it. As I pulled off his pants, though... ARGH... poo all down his leg, covering the pants, the onsie, and what a sticky mess to clean up. I used, perhaps, 10 wipes (disposables, too) cleaning him up, all the while trying to keep the poo contained and not get it on anything else. I called for Hubby to come help, which he did and we had quite the laugh while cleaning poor Peanut up. (This was the one that interrupted by previous post.)
The second poo-splostion occurred on the drive home. We stopped in mid-Kansas on our second day of driving. Luckily, I'd gone into the "family" bathroom, so I could just pop my head out and ask Hubby to go get more clothes for Peanut. Unfortunately, Peanut is terrified of public bathrooms. Between the flush and the hand-dryers, he will start shrieking with fear. Putting him down on the changing platform brings about even more cries of terror. The poor child. Now, add in having to undress him because his clothes have poo on them and you have a very distressed little boy.
We even had two different brands of sposies to work with, but neither one fit Peanut very well. He has such skinny-skinny legs that I just couldn't get the waist tight enough to create any sort of seal around the legs.
That is one very, very nice fact about cloth diapers. The ones I've made fit great because they are made to fit my child. Plus, they actually soak up the moisture in Peanut's poo, so it not such a sticky mess. The sposies just leave the poo and all its sticky wetness there next to Peanut's bum.
And one morning, the sposie started leaking moisture after Peanut had worn it overnight. Since I can customize the absorbency in the clothies, I've not had that issue in a long time.
And the smell! I've read a few places where someone used sposies overnight because the smell in a cloth diaper the next morning was too much. But I found that the smell in the sposie was overwhelming... perhaps its the perfumes mixed with urine? Anyhoo, I'm proud to say that my clothies don't smell so bad in the morning compared to the sposie.
After the second poo-splosion, we put Peanut back in a cloth diaper. It just seemed safer.
Next time, clothies all the way.