The Diaper Dilemma

Let’s be real as a first time mom, mistakes are part of the gig. No manual or book prepared me for parenthood. It’s been a learn as you go experience. Like the time Noah decided to squeeze one of his pouches all over our new white rug… a book can’t really help with that. But when it comes to diapers, who knew there were so many factors? It should be easy, right? So you would think…

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I thought I would fill you in on a few of the diaper dilemas I’ve encountered thus far…

  1. The gender of the baby on the box has nothing to do with what kind of diaper you are supposed to buy. I know you’re probably thinking really, Lee Anne? But seriously… at one point I thought that if there was a girl baby on the diaper box that box was for girls and if there was a boy baby on the box that box was for boys. Classic rookie mistake.
  2. Stock up. Seriously don’t buy little boxes of diapers at a time. Make it easy on yourself. If you’re a Sam’s Club member use Sam’s Club pick-up. It’s the easiest thing in the world. Hop online, order the diapers, pick them up in the store. Get a bunch of free food samples while you’re at it. You’re a mom- you have no time to cook.
  3. Is your baby puking or spitting up? Check and see if their diaper is too tight.  One of our biggest mistakes was fastening Noah’s diaper too tight. I’ve seen some people strap their baby into their diaper like they are sealing off an explosive. It literally makes my stomach hurt. Would you want to sit around with your giant baby belly being trapped by a super tight diaper? Not fun.
  4. Find the right diaper for your baby. When Noah was a newborn I was all about Huggies Snugglers. They were so soft and fit closely on his newborn body. Now that he’s a bit bigger and crawling/standing I’m a huge fan of the Huggies Little Movers. They contour to move as he moves and have double grip strips to make sure they stay on. They stay in place perfectly and keep things from falling out if you know what I mean.
  5. Once your baby starts to roll over don’t change them on your new white rug… I totally made this mistake a few times already. Good thing we have a heavy duty carpet cleaner.

Well it’s probably time for me to go change another diaper. What are some of your diaper dilemas?

This post was created in partnership with Huggies. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. candy on December 19, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I used cloth diapers and my daughter uses mostly cloth diapers. She informed me of the brand of disposables she prefers. Those and nothing else. Interesting how it doesn’t always come down to the cost of the diaper. Personal choice and how it works for your baby.

  2. Camile on December 19, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    We definitely buy our diapers in bulk. Diapers are so expensive. I can definitely relate to dilemma number 5. I was shocked the first time my baby boy went to the bathroom on me…classic rookie mistake. Boy private parts must be covered all times during diaper changing sessions or you may find yourself in need of a change of clothes. LOL

  3. Nelo on December 20, 2015 at 11:12 am

    hahaha, I remember once after bathing her, I had her on my body while cleaning her up and she pooed all over me, I have since learnt to always take her straight to the changing mat anytime she doesnt have her nappies on . I always buy in bulk, Sainsbury always have a deal or the other on for multibuys

  4. Jenny on December 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Good tip about Sam’s Club. Definitely buying in bulk when on sale at Costco (closer to us than Sam’s club) saves money. We like Huggies and the Costco Kirkland brand. The Target brand has worked well for us too and is even cheaper if the others aren’t on sale.

    • on December 21, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Nice tip! I will have to check those out as well. Thanks!

  5. Bianca on December 20, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    hahaha this is all so true! I can’t especially the Sam’s Club. I would stock up all the time with tons and tons. Even when I knew I was getting ready to potty train, I would stock up just in case for those night time accidents..

    • on December 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Exactly! You can never have too many diapers!

  6. Krista Williams on December 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I love love that rug! It’s gorgeous!

    • on December 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Krista! We love it too!

  7. Hil on December 21, 2015 at 10:31 am

    LOL! How about never change baby on white anything 🙂 That’s so sad (and true) about poor little baby bellies being stuffed in diapers.

    I would love it if you came to link up at our party:

    It’s a link party and pin-up party, two parties in one! All posts will get pinned to our group pinterest board.

  8. Vicky @ Avocdo Pesto on December 21, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Don’t have any kids yet so this is all new to me but definitely going to make sure to take note of this for when I do have kids! Who knew there were so many things to think about with diapers!

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