Welcome to Confessions of Day Care Teachers!
This is B. I teach 1 1/2 year olds at a private preschool in Middle Tennessee. I have been at this school for a year and I taught 1 1/2 and 2 year olds at another school in the area for 5 years. So needless to say, I have changed A LOT of diapers! My favorite brand of diapers with the best fit verses absorbancy is Pampers Cruisers, hands down. They fit a sorts of shapes of toddlers very well and I have experienced the least amount of leaks with these diapers. But no matter what diaper you choose, the right size is the key. If the diaper is too big, then it will gap at the legs and then your baby will end up sleeping in a puddle. If the diaper is too small, then the moisture cannot be pulled away from the baby’s sensitive skin far enough and that is when bad rashes occur. The weight ranges on the package is just a guide. Take in to consideration the shape of your child. For example; a child that is in the weight range for a size 3 diaper, but is tall and skinny, the child may actually need the length that a size 4 offers better. If the front of the diaper does not come up close to the belly button without have to pull the diaper tight between the legs, then it’s time to go up a size. If you can fold the top of the diaper down more than a few inches and still have the diaper come up close to the belly button, then you need to go down a size.
Huggies wipes are my favorite. They are perforated between each wipe so that the next wipe comes through the slot every time. They are also thick enough for tough messes and not overly wet.
My favorite diaper cream is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. It has a pleasant scent (as is advertises), going on smoothly and evenly, it is very gentle and better yet, it works! And quickly, too! Ok, I know I sound like a commercial, but I assure you I am not getting paid by any of these products. I have tried just about every type of diaper, wipe and cream on the market just from my occupation and am just stating my preference.
That’s it for today! Have a great Thursday!
*~* B *~*