November 27, 2006

Desperate Times

Did you know that you can, in fact, cram a 26 pound child into a size 1 diaper?

I wouldn't recommend it as a general practice though. The cries of, "Mommy, my diaper is too tight!" get kind of annoying after a while.

I could have gotten a better fit if I'd had some duct tape in my purse.

I already carry a pocket knife and a tape measure, but clearly my Mcgyvering skills would be improved by the addition of duct tape. Do they make purse-sized rolls?


I can see it now....

New Potty Training Tactic! Busy mom discovers that squishing a 2 year old into a size one diaper encourages them to potty train quickly.

Posted by: beth at November 27, 2006 06:57 PM

Oh no!! Sounds like time for a Target run!

Posted by: dcrmom at November 27, 2006 07:54 PM

Oh, I had plenty of size five diapers at home, but some how none of them were in my purse at the library.

Posted by: Jordana at November 27, 2006 08:12 PM

My granddaughter weighs 25 lbs and she's 13 mos....a long way from potty training. I need to procure permission from Jordana--I am wrting a book and you're in it--with your permission.

Posted by: susan greve at November 27, 2006 09:17 PM

It's our daughter's 25th birthday, a date when oft I am inclined to wax nostalgic about her infancy and childhood. Until I get a swift kick in the memory by an entry like this ;-)

Posted by: patricia at November 27, 2006 11:29 PM

For a duct tape substitute, you could choose between electrical tape (not as strong but easier to tear with your teeth) or a narrow roll of nylon fiber-reinforced strapping tape (that would hold most any "deposited" load!).

Don't know if you could remember, but it would be interesting to see the progression of your purse size as you have added kidlets to the mix.

Posted by: Marc V at November 28, 2006 11:06 AM

>Do they make purse-sized rolls?

Actually, they do; it's in the auto repair or sporting goods sections at your favorite megastore. It comes wrapped around a flat piece of cardboard, not a round core, so it takes up very little space.

Posted by: Tom Jackson at November 28, 2006 11:16 AM

Considering the number of times Jay has come home in Isaac's diaper, I can believe this.

I've absentmindedly grabbed an Isaac diaper while changing Jay myself, and while I see that it *could* be fastened around him, I notice that it's not fitting the way I like diapers to fit my boys! I'm sure you remedied the situation pretty quickly =]

Posted by: Lenise at November 28, 2006 01:09 PM