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12 Reasons Why I’m Glad to Be Done with Diapers!

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers!

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Sheena: I thought I was on my way to being free of diapers, but then baby Akilah made her debut. So here we go again! Since my blog friend, Racquel, recently went diaper-free, I asked her to share why she’s glad to be done with diapers. She was able to come up with TWELVE whole reasons why she’s done with with the madness that are diapers. If you can relate to the hilarity in this post, share your diapering stories in the comments below and share this post with a friend!

12 Reasons Why I’m Glad to Be Done with Diapers!

1. My House Doesn’t Constantly Smell Like Poop Anymore

 

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

We have 7 kids between us, 6 boys and 1 girl.  The 3 youngest are 2, 3, and 4.  No matter how you bag a dirty diaper, what kind of diaper pail you use, or what you do, when you have 3 boys in various stages of diapers or training pants, your house ALWAYS smells like poop.  Of course for the next 15 years it will smell like fart but….

2. Never Having to Ask the Question “Are You Poopy?” Again

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

In all the years that I have had a diaper wearing child, I cannot even begin to imagine the number of times I have asked that question.  Or how many times I’ve not gotten an honest answer…

3. No More Blow Outs. EVER AGAIN

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

You know what I’m talking about.  The dirty diaper that takes over the world?  That reaches from the back of your child’s neck to their ankles and has somehow oozed out all over everything your child has come into contact with…in a public place…like a restaurant that you’ll never show your face in again because the staff thought they were witness to a horror film.  I speak from experience.  I think my husband considered washing our son off in the urinal, it was that bad.

4. The Expense of Diapers, Wipes, and Training Pants

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

3 boys in 3 years.  Boys just don’t potty train all that quickly or early, at least not mine.  3 years of diapering 3 butts full time + 2 years of 2 butts full time + 1 butt who potty trained a little more quickly so it wasn’t another full year = a number that I honestly am not even willing to calculate because I would more than likely throw up on my computer while typing or pass out and hit my head on the desk.  Diapering your child is expensive.  Diapering multiples is bank breaking.

5. The Sniff

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

We all know we have done it.  It’s my husband’s go to way of checking to see if a child has pooped.  I will not miss sniffing butts or watching the man I love more than life itself sniff the butts of the little people I love more than life itself.

6. No More Stop, Drop, and Change a Diaper

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

You know it always happens when you’re busy, when you’re in the middle of something important, when there is something else you really need to do.  Dinner is cooking, the pasta is going to boil over but that diaper needs changed NOW.  It’s kind of like how you were taught if something you were wearing caught on fire – to stop, drop, and roll.  A child who has a diaper that needs to be changed demands that same attention – stop & drop whatever you are doing, drop to your knees on the floor and change said child.  I will not miss this.  I enjoy not being needed in every potty experience of every child in my home.

7. Never Finding a Disposable Diaper in the Washing Machine Again

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Have you ever seen what happens to disposable Huggies diapers at the pool or lake?  You know, all that gel like stuff that swells up and makes a mess.  The reason they ask you to wear swim diapers at the pool.  Well, it’s even worse when it’s exploded all over the inside of your washing machine with an entire load of freshly washed clothes.  It’s never happened with a dirty diaper but I assure you, an unused disposable diaper that gets grabbed up with clothing and tossed in the washer is a horrible mess.

8. Not Packing a Diaper Bag

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We still pack a bag when we leave home even for day trips but I don’t miss it having to be packed full of diapers, wipes, extra clothes in case of those nasty blow outs, diaper rash cream, a changing pad, and every other imaginable necessity under the sun.

9. Not Having to Creatively Change Diapers

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

On my lap while I sit on the toilet in a dirty public restroom.  In the back of our vehicle.  On a park bench.  On a sink.  While my child is standing up and the diaper is crooked and sideways and looking more like a thong.  Too many places still have no changing stations or aren’t clean enough to put your child down to change a diaper.  I am glad to be done with this.

10. Never Sticking My Finger in a Dirty Diaper Again

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

Whether it’s been pulling the back of a diaper or leg hole open to peek inside and see if it was dirty or done when opening it to change a child.  I will not miss sticking my finger in my child’s dirty diaper or finding that I have poop on my hands or any other part of my body.

11. Never Having to Question What My Child Ate After Seeing Diaper Contents

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

Recently one of our toddlers ate a penny.  He told us right away and we had to watch for him to pass it.  It’s not one of the more glamorous parts of parenting.  I won’t miss changing a diaper and wonder what in the world my child ate.

12. Never Having a Child Pee or Poop in a Freshly Changed Diaper Again

12 Reasons Why I'm Glad to Be Done with Diapers

I know that when you have to go, you have to go.  It’s part of life.  I swear my boys timing was something else though.  I could change a wet diaper and 30 seconds later they would poop in it or when they were really little, if my timing was really bad they would poop DURING the diaper change!

Are you in the throes of diapering or are you finally done with ’em? Share your diapering stories below!

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20 Comments

  • Reply Autumn Reo

    I was laughing aloud! I remember these days – so glad they’re behind me now! Those blowouts, especially when you weren’t prepared and in a public place! GROSS! And so glad not to have that smell of diapers and wipes!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 7:47 PM
  • Reply Janis @MommyBlogExpert

    Could not agree with you more. As the mom of FOUR born in a year (incl TRIPLETS) who were all in diapers at the same time, I’m glad to have a chance to rest up LOL before the grandkids start needing me to help change their diapers!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 2:58 PM
  • Reply Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

    Haha, I absolutely love this. I am very happy to not need diapers anymore either. So GLAD!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM
  • Reply Janeane Davis

    I remember the getting rid of diapers and moving to pull ups very well. The last time I used diapers was with my twins, so you know I was really glad to be done with diapers.

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 10:10 AM
  • Reply Liz Mays

    You made me laugh about the wondering what they’d eaten comment. lol The expense of it was the worst for me!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 7:23 AM
  • Reply Aimee Smith

    Im in the throws of diapering for sure! My daughter adores to poop in a fresh diaper, waits every time!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 1:18 AM
  • Reply Dawn Lopez

    It used to make me crazy how a blow out would always happen just as it was time to leave for an appointment. Ugh!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 12:58 AM
  • Reply Cathi Crismon

    Ahhhh…. It’s been 33 years since I changed my youngest child’s diaper and 8 since I’ve changed a grandchild’s. For all the reasons you listed… I don’t miss it one bit. Ha!

    View Comment August 31, 2016 at 12:21 AM
  • Reply Alicia

    There are so many reasons I’m happy diapers are a thing of the past. Mostly because of the smell and the time it took to change all those diapers lol.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 9:50 PM
  • Reply Claudia Krusch

    Loved your post! I was so done with diapers when my son finally was potty trained!

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 8:57 PM
  • Reply Kathy

    I’ve been done with diapers for a few years now. I’m so glad to be done with them as well. I agree with all of these too! You can save a lot more money and have less stink around the house.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 8:26 PM
  • Reply Lisa Favre

    Uh oh… I’m about to be a first time mommy and I am already a little nervous about the diapers! What’s your take on reusable ones?

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 7:46 PM
  • Reply Mama to 6 Blessings

    I like the diaper age. My littlest is 4 months, I do not mind diaper changing unless there are leaks!

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 7:45 PM
  • Reply gingermommyrants

    I hated diapers when the kids were younger. We had a little celebration when we bought our last package.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 7:35 PM
  • Reply Tammi Roy

    If you have kids you get used to poop happening. I am so glad my kids are no longer in diapers. It can be so expensive.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 7:33 PM
  • Reply Sherry

    This post made me chuckle and brought back many diaper changing memories. When my daughter was an infant we were at the doctor’s office for a check up and I was just putting her diaper on when she exploded all over me. Thank goodness I had a jacket I could put on after having to remove my shirt.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 6:10 PM
  • Reply valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    I remember diapering days well. What I was most thankful for once both boys were out of them was not having the expense.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM
  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger

    Not packing a diaper bag is one of my favorite things about not having kids in diapers anymore. There was always so much stuff to lug around.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 1:46 PM
  • Reply Jeanette

    Oh I am so glad that we are out of diapers. It really is not pleasant to change a diaper. I am very grateful that I don’t have to do it anymore.

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM
  • Reply Brett Beyer

    Amen! Every time I see someone with a new baby I fawn over him/her, hold him/her if I can, give them back to their respective parent, and as the family walks away, I wipe a solitary tear from my eye and whisper to my wife, “I’m so glad we’re done having kids.”

    View Comment August 30, 2016 at 11:36 AM
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