Some Grandmothers remember the ins and out of babies as soon as their first Grandchild is handed to them, and some, well… don’t. My mother-in-law falls into the second category. When she is watching the kids, which usually only happens once or twice a year, I try to make everything as easy on her as possible. This includes keeping disposable diapers in the house so that she doesn’t have to mess around with our cloth.
There are plenty of times that she has put disposables on backwards (isn’t it harder that way??), and used a package clearly labeled “Boogie Wipes” to clean the baby’s bottom, so I thought that just the basics would be complicated enough for her, and never even showed her any of the fluff!
One day, when I had an appointment with the doctor, and my husband could not take off of work, I left the children in her care at my house, with the normal setup of disposables readily available to her. I was wondering what I would find when I got back, would it be a backwards diaper? A grape scented booty? no diaper at all?? Nothing could have prepared me for what I DID find… a perfectly executed fitted WITH cover!
And they say that cloth is harder!! Well, “THEY” never met my MIL!
Now, I just make sure she knows where the cloth is, and don’t worry about spending my money on throw aways for her to use!
By Meredith M.