Thing 2

Like she can’t fester in her own waste for more than an hour…Jeez.

I just got back from nursing NikkiZ (why do so many of my entries start out that way?) and her morning teacher alerted me to something she thought I should be aware of:

I don’t think the new teacher remembers to change diapers, I just thought you should know since you come over so often. That way, you can check her and see if she needs changing if you’re concerned.

I was really glad she was telling me this because I don’t worry about changing NikkiZ when I get to her daycare, I just sit down, nurse her, and then leave. When you take 3 lunch breaks a day, you try to be quick. On the other hand, I didn’t want to have to deal with any diaper rash, so it’s good to know I should check the charts to see when she was last changed in case it’s been too long.

See? (she was showing me NikkiZ’s chart) I changed her at 8:50am, went across the hall for awhile, and when I came back at 11:00 I looked and she hadn’t been changed. So I changed her immediately!

Um. What’s that, two hours? And she was concerned that NikkiZ had gone that long? Implying that two hours is a long time to go between diaper changes. Does this mean three hours is definitely too long? So, if I told her that some people (not me, I swear) don’t even start checking her diaper until the two hour mark? What would she say? What if someone (not me, I swear) forgot and let her go four hours between changes? Not that I know anyone who has done that, I’m just wondering what she would think if someone had done it.

I’m such a bad mom.

17 thoughts on “Like she can’t fester in her own waste for more than an hour…Jeez.”

  1. oh boy. i can’t imagine someone really judging you for that. but it’s probably to their benefit to seem extra vigilant about that stuff. so parents don’t get pissed, etc.

    hmmm…maybe you’re helping teach her to hold it! like puppies in the crate!

    j/k, i hope you know that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I figure don’t change them until there is poop in it (or, as they get older, when the diaper is FULL). Get your money’s worth. I don’t see anything wrong with what you’re dong. (But I do the same thing, so either we’re both right, or we’re both just as bad.)

  3. Guess I was a bad mom. I’m with Tina – poop or full. All the boys seem to have turned out ok though and they didn’t have much diaper rash.

  4. Dude, you’re supposed to check? (I kid, I kid.) But seriously, I’m sure you know what you’re doing. Nice that they’re concerned about that sort of thing, though.

  5. Does this mean the weight listed on the package corresponds to something other than how much a diaper will hold?

    Here’s my question – if a baby is magically sleeping through the night, which has never happened, and you’re dog tired would you be expected to set the alarm to get up change the sleeping babies diaper every 2 hours? I think not.

    And not changed – doesn’t mean not checked.

  6. Ditto on the full or poopy… my 10 month old often takes 3-4 hour naps, (and sleeps up to 8 hours at a time at night) so every two hours is obviously not happening here! I’ve never even heard of such a thing.

  7. I’m with Latte Man. This sounds like one teacher trying to get another in trouble.

    And as was mentioned, not changed does not mean not checked. I’m sure you’d rather they weren’t changing her every two hours (or even less, since she seemed to feel that was so long) even if the baby was dry. Unless they’re paying for the diapers.

  8. Some freaks change diapers for every single pee!
    Not me (when we were still in diapers around here) nooooo way. It’s gotta get a good soaking before I splurge on a new one.

  9. Hi–it’s a law (in connecticut anyway) that daycares have to change diapers every two hours or 2.5 hours or something like that. But I totally don’t do that at home, because who has that kind of time? Must run…the boy’s diaper is actually, coincidentally, full of poop at this very moment…

  10. HA!!!!!!!! What a laugh. I am an awful mom then the only indicator that a diaper needs changing around here is wet pants. I know its sad but hey no rashes or anything. Now poo is different but I kinda think only because the whole house starts smelling like a sewage plant.

  11. Ignore it — that is a person with ISSUES. Ben and I could both tell you stories of forgetting to change one of ours for hours and hours until wet marks appear on the tops of the backs of their thighs. No one’s hauled us off to the Bad Parent Chair yet. It’s a little pee. It won’t hurt them.

  12. Honestly, I never have checked the clock. I grab the kid’s diaper and if it is squishy, I’ll change it….smelly, I change it…crisp, like out of the package, I continue with what I’m doing and check again after a while. I’ve never watched the clock. I guess the daycare has rules because everyday I bring her home there is an hourly graph that shows “D” for Dry “W” for wet and “BM” for poopy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. One trip through the washer and you will really find out how much those diapers can hold. Trust me it is more than a few ounces of pee. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Yesterday, just as an example, I was at my parents all day and maybe only changed my son’s diaper twice. All day!! What kind of parent does that make me?? Two diapers all day. That is like 6 hours!!!

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