Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Diaper Dillema

How many of you have woken up in the morning to the happy cooing of your little baby and tiptoed into the nursery to peer over the edge of their crib... and as you scoop up that little bundle of joy and hold it tight, you discover that it is soaking wet?! That Diaper leaked AGAIN!
How many of you have bought size 3 diapers because size 2 is too short, only to go back to the store for more size 2 diapers the next day because size 3 is too wide?
How many of you find that one brand of diaper leaks out the sides, while another brand leaks out the top, and the last brand pops open and leaks EVERYWHERE?!
Am I the only mom singing the diaper blues? Is my baby so different that no diaper company has addressed these issues? Am I putting the crazy thing on wrong? And here's my last question.... do cloth diapers have these problems?
I had planned on using cloth diapers on my darling from the beginning, but for certain reasons we had to go the disposable route. Now, of course, when my daughter is too long for one size, and too skinny for another size, and every other time I have a diaper frustration, that voice in the back of my head says "betcha Bummis are better" or something to that effect. Is the grass simply greener on the other side of the fence, or is there something to this?
I'd love to hear from you all, whether you use cloth or disposable.... what are your experiences? What are your opinions? What are your suggestions?


  1. Hey Courtney! You're not the only mom! We tried every single diaper with our first until finally settling on Huggies and Kirkland (same mfg line actually!) as the only ones which didn't leak.

    At the third we switched to cloth diapers. *CUE HEAVENLY MUSIC* Well, it's not all fun and games. The same issues arise with cloth diapers for each diaper is designed slightly differently. It took about 6 weeks of purchasing, trying, reselling and finally settling on some that worked without leaking. It helps though to buy them used and try them, and typically, if they don't work, you can almost always resell them and try something else.

    So, the grass is NOT always greener - but it's a lot brighter on the cloth diaper side ;0)

  2. Thanks for your input! Is Kirkland the Costco brand? I've had issues with Huggies in the past, but found that their "pure and natural" diapers weren't as bad... although they are almost completely unaffordable for us right now. I'm determined that if and when we have a second child, I'll be going with cloth for a number of reasons.