D is for Diapers #A2ZChallenge

“No one likes change… but babies in diapers.” – Barbara Johnson

After Mommy regained consciousness we were shifted to the room. People clad in green and white uniforms asked Nani for clothes to dress me up. They were given a soft cotton frock and a baby-pink sheet which kept me warm, but something kept troubling my bum. I was feeling a little tight on it. Later when Nani took me in her lap, I heard her say, “Let me settle your diaper, it must be hurting you”.

Once we were back home Mom continued to use diapers almost all day and night until I was 1 month old. One morning during my massage time, she found that my bum was not as soft as it was at the time of my birth. There were eruptions on it. It was red and yes, it hurt. I remember crying a lot. Mommy was guilty and that whole day she left me without a diaper. She used quite a few diaper rash creams, coconut oil, Sudocrem and other remedies, all in one day! She also made sure to regularly sun my little bum. Now I often wonder as to what she was thinking! and why she tried all the creams and oils all on one day, as though I was her guinea pig … was she feeling bad or did she want the diaper rashes to disappear as soon as they had erupted?

One day Mommy read that diapers cause a lot of landfill as they don’t disintegrate!!! She also read that a poop in the diaper may stay around till the time I grow up. Suddenly, she became concerned for the environment and since then, she is vigorously turning to organic. What better way to opt for cloth diapers!

Nani had already sent the cloth diapers Mommy had used for Miss A, but she searched for more information and found something which brought a big smile on her face. She ordered something and within 2-3 days received the package. When she opened it she could not stop going gaga over the contents of the package. This made me wonder what is even cuter than me! I cooed and tried to gain attention but she was too much in her own world with the new things.

The amazing parcel!

Next day when it was diaper time she said, “Come let’s wear a duckie, duckie – quack, quack or do you want a doggie, doggie – bow, bow”. It was then I understood that the previous day she was raving about the cloth diapers. Later, I heard mommy talking to the rectangular box that cloth diapers have evolved since Miss A’s time. They have become as good and convenient as disposable diapers especially after she has procured the doggie and the duckie ever-dry washable and reusable nappy covers or shells ( as I call them!)

Now as for me, it really does not matter what diaper I am in, as long as I am kept clean and comfortable. Let me share a secret with you. When I need to poop, I usually do it in a clean diaper/nappy. And every time I do this, my mom says, “Oh! you always want a new diaper, why couldn’t you do it in the used one? We could have saved a diaper”. At this time I feel like telling her, “Would you like to visit a dirty bathroom?”

Bye for today and don’t forget to catch up with me on Monday with another story! In case you have missed my previous stories, read them here: Arrival, Baby Cries and Colours

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

16 Comments

  1. April 4, 2020
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    My son would always poop the moment I changed the diapers. He’s 4.5 and I’m trying to make him totally diaper free but the nights are getting tougher.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      Yes night time weaning does get difficult

  2. Noor Anand Chawla
    April 4, 2020
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    Hahahha loved the photo at the end!! We also did cloth diapering for the first year- it’s wonderful!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      Cloth diapering is so much better.

  3. April 4, 2020
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    Aah! Tell me about babies pooping in fresh diapers!! My son used to do the same too.
    These squarish ducky doggy diapers look good. Havent seen them. How are they different from regular cloth diapers?

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      The new cloth diapers are made of an ever dry material and inserts made of microfibre, bamboo cotton can be used along with these. These can be used upto 2-4 hours.

  4. April 4, 2020
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    Haha!! I can relate to this post from a Grandma’s point of view.. The range of diapers is amazing to say the least.. and Yes, its on my AtoZ list as well just not at the alphabet D!! 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      I do agree with you. Just hoped over to your blog … very interesting stories!

  5. April 4, 2020
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    Hahaha….I love the meme with which you ended the post! Diaper changing is quite a hassle. I’ve always thought disposable ones are easier to deal with, but then of course not at the cost of bum rashes.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      Agree diaper changing is a hassle. I use both cloth and disposable diapers.

  6. April 4, 2020
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    Haha i love your post, And there can be nothing cuter than you baby. Cloth diapering undoubtedly is a great way today though i did not use them but now i feel bad about not doing it. Looking forward to a new story on Monday.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      Thanks Arushi!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 4, 2020
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      Agree!

  7. April 5, 2020
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    Haha loved the quote at the beginning and the picture at the end. Cloth diapers are a great innovation. I’m glad I took the time to read

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 5, 2020
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      Thanks Shweta!!

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