Bath Week

Next week is Bath Week on the Trixie Picture of the Day. Come join us for 5 days of wet and wild TPODs starting Monday.

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9 Responses to Bath Week

  1. Maureen says:

    Hey there, I found your site linked from somewhere else.

    I haven’t read through this entire blog yet, but I wanted to offer some unsolicited advice! Aren’t you excited?

    I have a 13 month and in those first few months there was plenty of diaper leakage. Poo up the back, pee down the legs, I was going crazy. So I bought bigger diapers. I’ve had her in pampers size 5’s since she was 8 months old. She’s not particularly big at all, and they used to swim on her, but the leakage stopped.

  2. benmac says:

    Well, we never turn away advice about how to avoid the poop explosions. I used to try to keep Trixie in the smaller size diapers as long as possible because it was a better deal*, but as you say, in the long run it’s not worth it.

    *The price of a pack of diapers is constant no matter the size. The number of diapers just decreases as you move up the sizes. For example, for about $8 you might get an 80-pack of size N’s (newborn) or a 31-pack of size 4’s. So, if you can stay in the smaller size diapers you get a better deal. Just some background for those without kids interested in the economics of the situation.

  3. CD mama says:

    Cloth is also great for preventing leaks/blowouts. The back top is elasticized as well as the legs. We have never had a poop blowout in cloth. Soft and cheap too. 🙂

  4. John says:

    The Bigger Diaper Size trick worked for us as well. We also recently just started using larger diapers during the times when Colum’s known to poo (it’s pretty regular) and at night, and smaller ones the rest of the time.
    Also, if you have a Sam’s Club membership, you can get more diapers for the buck.

  5. Andrea says:

    I agree on the cloth diapers, I am a cloth diaper addict, (trust me not what you think they are)
    Haven’t had a leak in I don’t know how long! Not even runny BM poos up the back!

  6. Dave says:

    Ben,

    Love the site. As someone looking forward to his first child I was wondering if perhaps you can post some information about where you learned to create such beautiful charts of your baby’s behaviors and what inspired you to do so? Do you offer the code for other parents to use, such as the diaper, bottle, and sleep format… if not you should… I know I would gladly pay for something like this.

    You have such a beautiful child… thanks for the great site.

  7. Ca$hmen Bonaventure says:

    great work here! camp, beyond clever and glad you are on top of all these details, and not so rund down that you can’t catch the cosmic chuckle or joy of the process! I’m about to regain my throne as la reine de France – the Queen of France and would like your family to join me – father as IT/ Maman as pathogist for new non facists – a facist defined as people without humor or those that like George W. and Maman can do the as she pleases with the bodies or research or be in charge of some element. The Papacy is about to be moved back to Avingnon. Please don’t divulge all this – forgive me if you are Catholics – you’ll understand — Trixie will be happy and you’ll all get to spend plenty of time blogging and bathing and weighing, measuring etc. Keep up the good work.

  8. Regina Felangie says:

    you are f***ing sick! get a life.. how much time do you spend in the computer every day? shouldnt you be spending that time with your daughter? what is she some kind of science project? you need help!!! alot of it!!! go see a shrink you freaks!!!

  9. Kim says:

    Regina… I get the feeling Trixie’s dad isn’t spending all day at the computer instead of taking care of his child. If he’s made it as easy as pressing one button to timestamp different things like diaper changes, or sleep time, I doubt he’s taking much if any time away from Trixie. Besides, it’s pretty neat to keep track of information like this… if more parents kept track of similar information, maybe we’d start getting a better idea of how many diapers babies go through on average and what baby sleep patterns are like, so that future parents can have a better idea of what to expect. Imagine if you’re some young teenager who suddenly has baby fever, and you come across this site and saw how many diapers you’d need to buy for a 7 month old baby… and to read about all the lack of sleep and gross baby stuff that happens… don’t you think that would help possibly hinder you from considering having a baby at such a young age? I see many benefits to this, and there’s nothing wrong with charting statistics like this. Without logging information and statistics, many things would still be wild guesses in this world.