Thursday, September 18, 2008

Freaky #4: Cloth Diapering (Nighttime)

Who else owns stock in Huggies?

I just paid $17 for 40 Disney Princess Pull-Ups at Target and felt like total schmoe after I did it. Who knew potential wetting of the bed could be so profitable?! At between 35 and 45 cents per night, you’re paying about $150 per year.

The alternative is cleaning up a peed-in bed every night. Even if you have a waterproof cover under the main sheet, you STILL have to change the kid, take off the pee sheet, put on a new sheet, and wash the pee sheet. Or be lazy like me and just put a towel under the pee kid until morning. Joel never wet the bed; Michael did maybe once. I’m telling you that GIRLS ARE DIFFERENT.

“But, Kerrie, you use those super-fun cloth diapers. Why do you buy those landfill-space hogs called Pull-Ups?”

BECAUSE THERE ARE NO GREAT CLOTH NIGHTTIME DIAPERS. And, I’ve heard, if you find a good one that costs a mint, it takes, like 3 years for the darn thing to actually get dry after you wash it.

I like the idea of those bed-wetting alarms. You hook it up to your kid’s underpants and if they start to pee, this alarm wakes them up and scares the crap out of them (well, let’s hope not).

P.S. Happy Ex-Anniversary, Mom and Dad.


  1. There is no price too big to pay for dry and peaceful sleep.


  2. All I can say is that at 4 and 1/2 years old I am still having to take him to the bathroom in the middle of the night if I do not want to have to do pee laundry! I am tired, but I refuse to support Huggies anymore. They got plenty off of me for over 3 years!


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