I’m close to the end of my diaper-changing days.
At least close to the end of diaper-changing with my own kids. My toddler son will be potty-trained and finished with diapers within the next year or so. We’re not planning to have more children, so there is an end in sight to our diaper duty.
I should be relieved that there will be an end to all of the dirty diapers. We’ve had some crazy diaper experiences between the three children. Pretty much every diaper-changing horror story? We’ve been there, done that.
From our very first diaper change:
To all of the accidents since then.
Diaper blowouts. Baby boy spray accidents. Our toddler taking off her diaper in bed to ‘play’ with whatever she finds inside.
It definitely seemed like my toddlers are always curious about what’s in there:
We’ve done it all. And although at the time it can be a pretty big mess to clean up, it’s funny to look back on now.
I read recently that the average child will use approximately 4,000 diapers before being potty trained. That means my husband and I have changed almost 12,000 diapers over the last 8 years. That’s amazing!
It’s always bittersweet when the youngest child outgrows a phase of childhood.
I’m so proud of my sweet little babies who are growing so quickly. And will love remembering and sharing with them the funny stories about when they were so tiny.
Do you have a lot of diaper-changing experience? What’s your funniest diaper-changing story?