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Soggy Diaper Day
December 4, 2008 12:35 pm | by

Every once in a while there comes a day when you just can’t get a moment to change a diaper. This morning was like that for me.

Lily woke up around 6:45 and I changed her into a new bumGenius and put her jammies back on. A few moments later my 11 year old came up to me and pulled up his shirt, revealing a lovely speckled rash. Hmm… that is a trip to the doctor for sure. I already was keeping my six year old home, she needed a chance to sleep in because she had been up coughing much of the night.

I took some of the remaining kids to their respective schools and returned home in time to grab a slice of banana bread while I waited on hold for the doctor’s office. When I finally got through, they gave me an appointment for both sickies, but I had to be there in 15 minutes. Only enough time to brush my teeth and grab kids and go. I should have changed Lily’s diaper then, but it had only been a little over an hour at this point. Hindsight is 20/20.

I didn’t bring my diaper bag, just my purse. My diaper bag was under a box (don’t ask why) and with my hands full and running out the door… aren’t those famous last words?

So we wait in the doctors office. And wait. And I realize I am going to regret not having my diaper bag with me.

Normally I would have stashed a diaper, a wet bag, and some wipes in my car, But as luck would have it, I cleaned out my car yesterday and removed everything so that my son could vacuum it out.

My 11 year old is diagnosed with strep and the 6 year old is treated for her asthma, and then the 6 year old realizes that this is a Very Special Day at school and she should not miss it. (She missed the last Very Special Day like this.) However she is still in her jammies, not in a school uniform. So I call my mother in law, who goes to my house and gets her uniform and meets me at the school. We get her set up and dressed just in time for her event.

I drop off prescriptions, only adding about 5 minutes to the total morning and head for home and a clean diaper, finally.

Let me tell you, that bumGenius weighted about 4 pounds, but it did not leak.

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  • My Boaz's Ruth said...
    January 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I want to know what it was stuffed with too. My diapers are leaking at the 1 hr mark sometimes!

  • Valerie said...
    December 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve had the soggy diaper too. It’s usually the overnight diaper and it hits the floor with a resounding THUD when I take it off Benjamin. Hope the kids are better. I know we just got over bronchitis.

    Yeah BGs (like we had a doubt)!

  • Erin said...
    December 6, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I can’t believe the diaper weighed 4lbs! Wow! What was it stuffed with?

    I have had a sick kid month in November – bah!

  • Bekah said...
    December 5, 2008 at 11:15 am

    bG’s to the rescue again!

  • Bloggin' Mama said...
    December 5, 2008 at 9:28 am

    That does it! I’m ready to order a few of these miracle diapers now. My youngest is 11 weeks and I’m just now able to get other brands to fit her, but we are having some leaking issues….

  • Secret Mommy said...
    December 4, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Ah yes, we all have days like this, don’t we? And even though none of us skips a diaper change on purpose (hopefully) it happens, and I’ve never had a bumGenius leak, either!!!! None of my other cloth diapering techniques can boast this. 🙂