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Old 01-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Match diapes to outfit?

This is probably a dumb question but I'm both sleep deprived and a fashion idiot so please bear with me...

Let's say I have a child in a cute top (dress or t shirt) and I have an orange diaper to match it. We're going out. Do you all really then only take orange diapers with you that day?

I find that my children's diapers generally match first thing in the morning but after that it's a total crapshoot (no pun intended) even to the point where boys are wearing pink, girls are in planes etc. Then I go out and I realize once I'm there that LO's are all clashing head to toe: orange shirt/purple diape, printed green T/pink bows diape (on a boy!), Yellow dotted dress/camoflage diape etc. - it's horrifying really. But I leave the car packed with diapes so I don't have to constnatly re-pack the diaper bag right before leaving the house so there's no way to match on a daily basis- there is enough to remember and if I forgot diapers it would be an utter disaster. Even if they do (by some miracle) match, it's almost guaranteed that that child will spit up/vomit/eat messily necessitating an outfit change, which will then clash with the diaper.
How do you deal? Only bring one color diape/day? What if the outfit needs changing? Am I overthinking this???

Here's the other part - I'm basically an unintentional walking advertisement for cloth diapers because we get a lot of (unwanted) attention and a lot of people notice the diapers -but fine, if it has to be that way (the constant attention I mean), I want to at least show the diapers off in a good light and not look like I'm totally colorblind.

What do you guys do about matching the diape to the outfit (assuming the diaper shows I mean. If it doesn't show, I couldn't care less.)
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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I usually don't worry about matching diapers unless we are going out. I'll "save" the matching one & put it on just before we leave.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Re: Match diapes to outfit?

i wouldnt really worry about matching diapers to outfits, if it really bothers you, maybe you could put gender neutral plain diapers, likewhite, in the diaper bag but my boys have went out in pink diapies when I just grabbed one of their sis's diapers.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: Match diapes to outfit?

First of all, I commend you for asking this question, as I have often wondered the same things. So far it has not been a big issue as it is winter and he has not left the house without pants!
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I usually don't worry about matching diapers unless we are going out. I'll "save" the matching one & put it on just before we leave.
I fall into this category I'd say. But then again we arent swimming in diapers either so I don't have a lot to choose from as far as competely matching. I put a nice one on and take the matchy matchy one for the first diaper change in case there are people around, because you're right, they do draw a lot of attention and I'd like to show them in all there glory lol
Then again I am a WAHM so I don't have this problem a whole lot yet, maybe once it gets nicer out I will but hopefully by then we will have cycled through and into more diapers. I also try to take at least one good picture of him a day and normally when I put the matching diaper/ shirt combo on first thing in the morning lol If I were you, I'd just keep solid, GN colors in the car if you don't want them to look like it's clash day [did you guys have that in school?! lol]
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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I went with alot of white and bought at least two of each color.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
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I wondered about this too. I have a little girl and would prefer she not clash too bad. I have a few of each color and figured if I had to I would use prefolds and a cover that matches her outfit and I could use throughout the day.
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Re: Match diapes to outfit?

I never match them. To me its like underwear and I don't match my underwear. My sister in law does, thoguh. She will pill out a stack of diapers for the days outfit.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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I never match them. To me its like underwear and I don't match my underwear.

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I wouldn't care if you can't see the diaper but I plan on using them uncovered under dresses and with just a top in the summer.
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Re: Match diapes to outfit?

Even when I do just a diaper with a shirt I don't worry about it matching. They are babies, Not run way models lol I don't bat aneye
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