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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Two in Diapers

We've never had two in diapers at our house before. After four children, you'd think it would have happened at least once but no. Each child was potty trained before the next new baby came along. The oldest two boys were around 2.5 years old and our daughter was just under 2 (her choice, not mine, to be clear).

It's starting to look like that streak will come to an end though. Our youngest is just over 2.5 years old and absolutely NOT interested in potty learning at all. Sure, he'll go every once in awhile in the potty but he uses his diaper more often than not. Here's the kicker: In February, I'm excited to share, that my family will add a brand new addition via adoption! We are so excited about our newest little girl!! She is actually due on the same day as our second son's birthday which is really fun (though the odds of her actually coming that particular day are so slim as I feel that due date should actually be a due week, but that's a different post, lol).

Now it looks like I'll have to "put my money where my mouth is" in that I've been saying for a LONG time that I have enough diapers to diaper at least two kids! And while I know that's true, I just can't believe I'll actually have to do it. Lol.

I have been doing a lot of research on this particular issue and this is what I've come up with so far in the way of tips (remember, without the experience yet!):

1. Just because you had a favorite diaper with one child, doesn't mean it will be your favorite with the next one. All diapers fit all babies differently. Try a variety at first so you can find your real diaper love.

2. Wash more often. While I can easily go several days between washes now, I need to remember that I will need to be washing every day or every other day for quite awhile to keep up with the diaper laundry AND so I don't overstuff the washer.

3. It's easier to share one-size diapers between children who are on the same snap setting. This doesn't mean it's impossible to do it between settings, just easier if they ARE.

4. Don't forget to consider the diaper bag! Either use 2 smaller ones or use 1 bigger one. Either way, you need space for diapers for 2!

5. If you're making any portion of your diapering supplies (prefolds from t-shirts, wool longies or covers, etc) start early! The earlier the better! Projects always seem to take me longer than I expect so allow for extra time.

If you all have anymore tips for me, I could sure use them! Please comment on this post below and share with us if you have anything to add. :)


JustCorey said...

This is my first time with two in diapers also... of course I only have two both under two (21 months and 1 month)

I have no tips but wanted to see if anyone else posted any. I haven't started cloth with my secnd yet since I dont have nay that fit him yet (I didnt start cloth with first til almost 6 months)

I hope we both make it through this stage ;)

Hannah said...

Congratulations, and good tips!