Do you have a diaper Houdini? One minute your baby is happily playing, nicely wrapped up in a super-cute cloth diaper. Seconds later, aforementioned cute baby is giggling madly, diaper nowhere to be seen! Does this happen to you? My adorable baby recently discovered that it is SO MUCH FUN to hear the zzzzip of the aplix as he rips off his diaper. Since I generally feel that part of the beauty of cloth diapering is that the diaper itself is cute enough to do double duty as clothing, I don’t even own clothes for my little guy to wear on the bottom! What is a mommy to do?
I had limited success weeding through my diaper stash to find and use only snap closure diapers. I like to do diaper laundry every two to three days – the cutting of my diaper stash in half turned my laundry universe upside down so that approach was short-lived! Leave it to my big kids to solve this adorable yet borderline-annoying dilemma: big boy underpants!
As I chased my half-naked baby, yet again, around the house, my son appeared with a big grin on his face, “Mom, I think Rory needs some underwear.” Brilliant! I successfully reattached his diaper, secured the aplix, and popped on a cute pair of big-boy briefs – sized 4T. They worked like a charm and his fluffy bum looks no less adorable. Necessity is the mother of invention … this might not be the trick to take your little guy to church or out on the town, but this little trick certainly helps us out around the house! Whatever works, right?
By Erin Brighton, Charlotte, NC