How do you know if a disposable diaper fits? OK, obviously if pee and poo emerge it's not on correctly, right? But let's say I'd like to know if it fits in advance of pee and poo shooting out.
I figured it would be a good idea to have a pack of sposies in the car for our upcoming road trip JIK we find ourselves without a washing machine. OK, easy enough. Just go to the grocery store, right? Wait a minute, you mean the weight ranges on these things overlap ... like substantially?! A size 3 is 16-28 lbs and a size 4 is 22-30-somethingorother lbs?! But Teagan weighs 21.5 lbs and the ladies on my birth board said to size up! What do I do?! Panic! Ask three other women in the aisle who all think I'm nuts carrying around an 8 month old asking questions about what diaper to buy. OK, calm down. It's just a diaper and I have several contingency plans for washing the diapers along the way (including washing them in a creek as was suggested by my FIL). Size 4 it is.
Fast forward to my trial run this evening. I put one on Teagan and discover that they are quite big. Well, the rise is high but her chubby little butt still kind of sticks out of it. Are their cheeks supposed to hang out like that? She was just a newborn with newborn butt when she was last in a disposable. I have no idea how these things are supposed to work! Panic! Aaaaaaahhh!
Might I mention that I also had a hard time learning how to drive an automatic after learning to drive on a standard ..... :eek: