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Will She Notice?
May 7, 2009 12:19 am | by

I posted recently that I have had Lily (19months) in disposables while I navigated the stormy waters of morning sickness. I wondered what she would think when I switched her back.

The first cloth diaper I put on her as a bumGenius. I didn’t point it out to her that it was any different than her usual disposable diaper, I just did a matter-of-fact diaper change and sent her on her way. She didn’t blink an eye and did not seem to notice a difference in any way.

At the next diaper change, I tried something different. I let her pick. I showed her a plain white disposable diaper and then I asked her if she would rather wear the pretty pink bumGenius. Guess which one my girly-girl picked…

The bumGenius of course.

But she also realized she could remove it easier than the disposable, which was not as good. (But I have a little trick for that and I will share it in a future post.)

Then there was a nausea relapse so we had a few more days of disposables in there and then today I tried her in a bulkier set-up: chinese prefold and Bummi’s Super Whisper Wrap. She was a lot less happy with that solution, and yanked at her diaper a bit. I loosened it up around her waist and she was a little happier. I need to remember not to put those on as tight as I put the disposables on. She complained once more in the next five minutes and then forgot all about it and ignored it like any other diaper. I am sure she will get used to it again quickly and hopefully this will help her to start feeling it more when she wets. She wore a couple more of that combination today with no protest at all.

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  • Sarah said...
    May 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I’m also waiting on your post to prevent diaper removal! My 13 month old loves undoing his BumGenius velcro through his pajama bottoms. Any tips are greatly appreciated!

  • Jennifer said...
    May 9, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I’m definitely interested in your tip to prevent babies from taking off diapers. Yesterday my 9 month old took off his diaper during nap time. There was quite a mess to clean up…

  • Mrs Lemon said...
    May 7, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I’m on the edge of my seat about your diaper removing solution. Z likes the sound of the velcro … so… I just never know if he will have a diaper on in the morning if he happens to also take off his jammie pants.

  • Secret Mommy said...
    May 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Oy! My son hasn’t worn a disposable diaper since last September, but I am in the throes of morning sickness with #2 right now and every poopie diaper sends me into a shaking, cold-sweat, sick-fest! I had been feeling guilty about switching to disposables until this passses, but I think I will just do it! Thanks for being my encouragement! (Last night as I put a load of cloth dipes in the washer the ammonia smell from the diaper pail got me, too! I can sure use a break!)