Friday, October 2, 2009

Strange Places, Diaper Changes

I was talking with a mom yesterday, pregnant now with her third, and during our conversation we laughed about one particular, inevitable task with young children not fully potty trained, and that is diapering. In this conversation I was reminded of the many times and plethora of places where Sarah and I have been where she has been diaper changed on the go.

In a previous blog post I talked about how great it was to have a vinyl pad in your car and a large sized changing pad for the diaper bag when you are out and about. But, for mom's like myself who are on the go especially on foot and with baby in tow, know sometimes that restaurants and other places won't have bathrooms equipped with changing tables. Therefore, it's important to be prepared for the strange, odd and weird as far as diaper changes out of the home would go and expect the worst and laugh hard at times. I literally have sprawled Sarah across sink tops, chairs, park benches and such maneuvering diapers, wipes, anti-bacterial lotion and a wiggly baby. This in and of itself should be an Olympic sport.

Thus, when you are out and about with your baby, and a diaper change is needed, consider local area hotels with larger bathrooms, flat surfaces like picnic tables, benches and sometimes floors (except in bathrooms) where you can lay a large sized changing pad.

Just bring lots of wipes and a good sense of humor.

1 comment:

  1. As soon as your baby can stand on his/her own - start practicing the standing diaper change. I have done this with a typically wiggly and kicky 12 month old Logan in the middle of a mall or at a park and even in a moving car (well...we were stuck in traffic so I don't know if you can count it as "moving"). It definately takes practice...but if you have a special song to sing or poem to recite with him, it helpd him click into mode and stand for the change. It also tends to be the least obtrusive...I've actually done it while having a conversation with someone who was unaware it had even happened! Best done with the wet diaper...but not totally impossible with a poop diaper. :) - Denise

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