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Old 08-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #111
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Um... I don't want to get slammed here, but as babies get older, they start to hold their urine for longer periods of time. Maybe not at 11 months, but certainly by 18-20 months you DON'T have to change them as often. Maybe her boy is early at learning to hold it? i know with my youngest, for the last year he was in diapers, I'd only change him 3-4 times a day because that's all he NEEDED. Of course, he was soaked through in the morning, but during the day he seemed to hold it a lot. Just a different POV. I absolutely do NOT advocate leaving a baby in any type of diaper for very long after they've wet, but every baby's different, and some really don't need that many changes. Just sayin'
That is true for our 23 month old. He will go for hours without peeing and then flood. But we still check or change him very often because we are working on using the potty, so we will have some naked time, too.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:45 AM   #112
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Um... I don't want to get slammed here, but as babies get older, they start to hold their urine for longer periods of time. Maybe not at 11 months, but certainly by 18-20 months you DON'T have to change them as often. Maybe her boy is early at learning to hold it? i know with my youngest, for the last year he was in diapers, I'd only change him 3-4 times a day because that's all he NEEDED. Of course, he was soaked through in the morning, but during the day he seemed to hold it a lot. Just a different POV. I absolutely do NOT advocate leaving a baby in any type of diaper for very long after they've wet, but every baby's different, and some really don't need that many changes. Just sayin'
I don't think anyone is slamming a parent who only changes when needed, even if its many hours. What we're against is the parents who know the child is wet/soiled and still don't change the diaper because it can hold more.

My ex-SIL used to do this with my twin nieces, but not for very long. I lived upstairs from my brother and his then wife, and was over constantly to help with the girls. The worst fight I ever had with her was over changing the girls. She blew up at my brother for changing them after only one pee and they where super tight on money. I blew up right back at her. We didn't talk for a while, but when we did, the girls where getting changed more often. There where even times when we used old t-shirts and grocery bags as covers while we scrounged change to buy the cheapest sposies possible We where all young and none of us knew CD was an option, heck you couldn't even get Gerbers locally 11 years ago.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #113
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This! We change every 2-3 hours, 4 max during daytime naps, and as soon as they wake up in the morning after sleeping 8-12 hours (newborn gets changed whenever I wake up and find him wet -- he sleeps through it and sleeps almost 7-10 hours at night with dream feeds). When we have used sposies a few times, we change them even more often because of the chemical stink! DH and cannot stand the smell.
Oh, good! I shought my sniffer was extra sensitive since everyone looks at me like I'm crazy when I say that disposables stink. I hold my breath in the diaper aisle of the store too.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #114
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I'm really hoping I don't have this problem whe I start CDs on baby boy 2.
The smell of disposables in a diaper pail is awful! Stagnate poop!
A cd pail is has very little smell, if any as long as you wash within 48hrs and rinse off your poo diapers before tossing them into the pail. I will say, though that the inner material of softbums shells do tend to retain a little of that pee smell so I personally was never comfortable enough to just air out and reuse any of their shells before washing them.
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Oh, good! I shought my sniffer was extra sensitive since everyone looks at me like I'm crazy when I say that disposables stink. I hold my breath in the diaper aisle of the store too.
I can't stand that smell and dh is even worse than me! Hubby goes into other people's houses as part of his job and says he always knows if there's a baby bc of THAT SMELL! He didn't realize that cd'ing eliminates that smell completely..... he just assumed that smell was a sign of uncleanliness! We used sposies til the cord fell of when ds was born and we emptied the pail and removed it from the house entirely at least once a day and that's when hubby realized sposies are just THAT POTENT!
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That's just gross.
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