Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Win a Gift Card For Diapers (Cloth Ones)

I have a special giveaway today, perfect for my mum readers!


There are so many choices you have to make when you have a baby. There are the fun ones, like how to decorate the nursery and the not so fun ones like when to return to work. One of the big decisions you have to make is around diapers: to go with cloth diapers or disposable diapers. You actually do a fair bit of reading to research what your baby will poop in!

There are pros and cons with cloth and disposable, and of course the decision is down to whatever is best for your family. Mums always make the right decision for them. Choice has excellent buying guides (not just for baby-related products) and has one to help you decide what diapers to buy.

If you're thinking about going with cloth diapers like I was at first, have a look at some of the great cloth diaper groups on Facebook to chat to other mums and find out what brand would be best for you and your baby.


In the end, we decided to go with disposables for the boys. Some days when we seem to go through a mountain of disposables I wish I'd gone for cloth diapers. There are days though when I'm very glad we chose disposables. Those days when it doesn't matter where you are, what you're wearing or how stylish you feel...baby has a diaper explosion!


Below are just a handful of outfits I've enjoyed wearing until something escaped from a diaper!








No matter what your diaper of choice is, experience has taught me you always need a few more spare than you think, just in case. That's why this is a great giveaway - you can get $50 USD to go towards more cloth diapers! Check out the huge selection you can spend it on.


You can enter via the rafflecopter below, and remember to leave a blog comment for your entry to be valid. The winner will be judged to have the most creative answer to the question "What was your worst diaper-related experience?", left as a comment on this blog post. With so many times it can all go wrong, from diaper changes to leaky diapers, I'm sure to be sympathising with a few of you!

The giveaway will end on Thursday 22nd September and the winner selected from the comments on this blog post will be emailed with details of how to use their gift card. Diapers.com ships worldwide so the competition is open worldwide.


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This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal, with a prize of a gift certificate.


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115 comments:

  1. Love that look with the colorblock maxi! I need that skirt in my life :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  2. this giveaway would be very helpful to all the moms out there! i know diapers take a huge chunk of the budget because aside from it is expensive, you need to stock up because you need to keep on changing. thanks for this giveaway! :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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    1. Yes you go through so many diapers!!!

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  3. You are too cute! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! XO, Melissa www.thegrimeslife.blogspot.com

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  4. I am not a mom, but this giveaway sounds perfect for all the moms out there! Love your roundup of outfits!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  5. I hav to tell you, Mica, that you're preparing me so much for when I do become a mother. You always provide such helpful tips and tricks and though I may not remember everything I've read, you're definitely a major source for me and I know that I'll be returning to dig deep into your archives when that time rolls around, haha. This is such a great giveaway and I wish everyone who enters the best of luck! I also have to let you know that I'm loving ALL the outfits you've shared here, especially the second! You always manage to style bold, printed leggings/jeans so effortlessly; I love it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. hehe glad I'm sharing some helpful information for you - when you have kids you can ask me as many questions as you like, I'd be happy to help :)

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  6. Love all of these looks Mica, especially the printed dress. Beautiful!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  7. We debated about this too a little, but plan to go with disposable.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It is a big decision to make! We went with them too.

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  8. What a great giveaway for moms! I love that short printed dress on you!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  9. I don't have children so I can't relate too much to most of this post, but I think all of your outfits are fabulous ;) XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.gracerock-kellyroll.com

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  10. I was laughing over this - "You actually do a fair bit of reading to research what your baby will poop in!" So true! I did disposables with Jona and will do the same with Violet too. I think if I were staying home and not working full time I would have considered cloth, but I just don't have the time to mess with it now. But the cost-savings (and environmental savings) is appealing for sure!

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    1. Yes I really like the environmental benefits of cloth, but the extra effort I wasn't sure I could handle, not having had a baby before, ha! And now with two I know I have no time... :P

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  11. we use cloth diapers! i think we've only had one blowout with ebf poop and it was totally newbie user error! :)

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    1. Oh glad you've only had one blowout! We had a lot with our son until we settled on the right diapers to use!

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  12. my friend used cloth diapers and loved them! super cute outfits!


    kelseybang.com

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    1. Yes they do make some things really easy!

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  13. Love your outfits, luckily my kids diaper days are long gone but great giveaway. Have a lovely day. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  14. Well, I have no opinion on diapers, but I LOVE your ombré sweater + purple pants combo!! (Purple!! Heart-eyes!) :)

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    1. Purple is awesome! :) Not as much as blue...but still, pretty great colour! :)

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  15. Love all of these, but especially that printed dress!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  16. The purple jeans look and the grey skirt outfits are my fave ! Specially the grey skirt one which is outstanding - I love the simplicity and modern look with the sneakers.

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  17. Great give away! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  18. I'm not a mom yet so I don't have one but thanks for the giveaway -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: The Estee Edit Late Night Eraser Review

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  19. What a great giveaway for all the mom's out there! Great outfit round up too!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  20. Yes, it's a perfect giveaway for moms. nice outfit. Thanks for sharing it.
    http://tipsoye.com/

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  21. I think we're done with diapers...hehe...but we actually used both. Our first child, we used cloth for a short time, and it ended up being too much work for me that we switched to disposables. For our two other kids, we decided just to do disposables all the way.

    Good luck to all the entrants!
    PS Loving all the outfits above:)

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    1. Disposables do make it easier I find! :)

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  22. I agree--whatever works for you is the best. I have been through both routes as a nanny and I love the disposables, I gotta say.

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    1. I do love the simplicity of disposables but definitely see the benefits of cloth!

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  23. You have such great tips! :) What a lovely giveaway x
    You look amazing btw, great looks x

    Florals&Smiles

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  24. Love the looks. Not a mom, but I thought I should stop by. Good luck to all the momies!

    http://deffinatlyshaz.co.zw

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  25. We used and are still using sometimes disposables with Penelope, but I won't say I'm against trying cloth ones with baby no. 2 in the future. Couldn't hurt to try, right? (:

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    1. Yes, no harm in keeping your options open! :)

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  26. The bottom right is my favorite! Isn't that the truth though about diapers exploding! I think I'm past that with my second. He's 13 months and although still nursing, is over the little baby bombs. My daughter is 2 1/2 and its officially fully potty trained!!!!!!!! We did disposable. I think I could have handled cloth with my first but we have so much going on now that it wasn't even a second thought as to pick disposable.

    Manda | http://ASparklingStickyStyle.com

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    1. Yes I didn't even entertain the thought of cloth with my second either, haha! It's great your daughter is potty trained! :)

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  27. oh my goodness. my son learned to take his diapers off at about ... 1 year old and he used to PAINT ME PICTURES with his poop... everywhere! walls, tables, etc....

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    1. Oh no! That would not be fun to clean up!!!

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  28. What a great giveaway Mica! My mom used both! I love the choices that mother's have now. Great outfits! Had a good chuckle when you said when something escapes the diaper. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yes we are lucky to have so much choice!

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  29. I guess diapers can be a whole science when it comes to it ;) Love all of your outfits! The printed dress is especially gorgeous.
    Have a lovely day!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. Oh yes, there's a lot of research into them!

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  30. Love the looks!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  31. Deciding what your baby will poop in (lol!) is a much bigger decision than I thought! ;)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. this giveaway is indeed perfect for your mom readers. I'm not a mom yet, so I'll skip this one, but I think cloth diapers are really cool and good read for environment. Some of my friends use them.

    Fabulous outfits btw...very stylish. I especially like the first one.

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    1. They are so good for the environment as you don't add to landfill like you do with disposables!

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  33. I love how u said u loved the outfits "until something escaped from a diaper"! Too cute... :)

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    1. the politest way I could think to sum it up, haha!

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  34. Haha! I am so glad to be rid of diapers for now! No matter which you choose there are definite positives and negatives and your outfits are never safe!

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    1. Very true! I look forward to the diaper free days!

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  35. Such cute outfits! I am on my last one in diapers and she is just starting to use the potty! I can't wait to be done with diapers! It's like a whole new Mama world! :)

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. It will come with it's own set of challenges for sure but I'm really looking forward to it! :) Congrats on getting there!

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  36. OMG love that floral print shift dress! Darling, Mica!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. It is such a great dress, I wore it so much over spring/summer!

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  37. Beautiful picks for a roundup and amazing giveaway, I would have loved to join but my kids no longer wear diapers. Thank you.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  38. I think the violet and gray combination is so cute! ♥ I also love your last outfit. Very casual yet chic and comfy! Your giveaway would definitely be helpful for your mom readers :) Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

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  39. Apparently the pampers diaper explode with all those gel beads when your son decides to just rip his diaper off himself and rub it and it's belongings on the wall, crib and mattress. Yea good times

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    1. Oh no! That would be so difficult to clean up! I can't even imagine!

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  40. Sooo glad we are almost out of nappies entirely - just overnight now and I can see that being phased out in the next few months. The environmental impact did have me considering cloth nappies but in the end I chose disposables for my mental health.

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    1. Yes I don't know how I thought I could handle all that washing and a newborn - I do enough laundry as it is, haha!

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  41. Wow, I need to forward this to some of my mom friends! What a great giveaway :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries
    Visit my YouTube channel!

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  42. Poop leaking on my clothes in public has been my worst diaper experience. Guess I've been relatively lucky so far.

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    1. It's the worst when it happens in public, especially when you have nothing to change into!

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  43. Mine is when my child's diaper came undone and everything leaked inside their clothes.

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  44. We decided to go for disposables as well for both kids. I wasn´t sure if I could handle the additional work cloth brings.
    My worst experience? I guess the first times I put a diaper on my boy, not knowing there are extra precautions you don't have to take with a daughter...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. haha yes we got caught out with that in hospital too, the nappies I remembered changing were my younger cousins - all girls! The midwife had to point out what we were doing wrong, ha!

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  45. The first week my son was in cloth diapers (he was about 16 months) I wasn't warned that they allow your child to feel that they're wet faster than a disposable diaper. And he "tried" to take it off... In the car... With poop in it. It was ALLL over the place. On the windows, ALL over his car seat, all over him. It was the middle of summer, so he just had his diaper on because we just left my sister in laws house and was driving home. My poor sister in law had to sit there next to him until we got home. She was talking to my sister and looking away from him.

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    1. Oh no! Your poor sister in law - and everyone in the car! - would not have had a good trip! I can't even imagine the mess.

      Congrats on winning, hope you can put it towards a few more diapers so you have some spare in case of any future car emergencies!

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  46. My worst diaper related experience was putting my son in a brand new amazing outfit after having just pulled the tags off then massive blowout down the entire thing. I was never able to get it clean. He never got to wear it. I think that was my last time buying him new clothes. Lol.

    Angela Ingles

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    1. Aww, no! It's always so frustrating when it happens to the nicer clothes! :( I've had to throw out a few pieces too...

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  47. Omg :-) I remember those diapers moment. My worst experience was after I dressed my daughter for church in the cutest outfit ever (it contain a tutu). She became really fussy in her carseat, so I took her out and later realize after the horrible smell... I had poop all over my dress and arm!!!
    You look lovely on all your outfits! My fav is with the pencil skirt
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear,

    xo
    Melissa

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    1. Oh no how horrible! I can't even imagine - hope you could rescue both your outfits!

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  48. I can't think of a worst experience but they haven't been very pleasant that's for sure lol

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    1. haha no pleasant is not the word that comes to mind when thinking of diapers!

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  49. I guess that my worst diaper experience is a blow out!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  50. My worst has just been blowouts when he was a newborn! We havent had a blowout in ages now though since he has ate solids since 6 months! :)

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    1. Oh yes solids change things up again! :)

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  51. Running out! Now I pack more than I'll ever need.

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    1. haha, me too! My diaper bag is full of nappies mostly!

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  52. car seat blow outs= the worst. Also when you somehow run out of diapers in the car and have a diaper-less baby.

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    1. Oh yes running out is so difficult as you never know if you'll make it to the destination in time without a diaper being needed!

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  53. The diaper days are long over but I remember a few disasters! Love your outfit roundup, especially the ombre knit and scarf!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. I think everyone has a few disasters, hehe!

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  54. It would definitely be when each of my children learned how to take their diapers off. You can imagine what the mess was like. I was gagging as I was cleaning

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    1. Oh I'm not looking forward to the day my toddler starts doing that!

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  55. So exciting that its getting warmer. I cant wait until i can wear bare legs/arms again!!
    So many decisions with nappies. I went disposables as I couldn't handle the washing! ;)

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    1. Yes there is so much washing already with a baby!

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  56. My diaper story, I was changing my baby I think 4 months old at the time. I was sitting on couch and she was in front of me on the ottoman. I was holding her legs up, I turned to grab a wipe next to me, and heard a small poof, I look and she poop on me! It was all over my shirt! It was so quiet poof, I could not believe all that poop can out of her! We all had a good laugh and still do. Thanks for giveaway

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    1. haha it's always when you least expect it! Babies like to surprise you don't they!

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  57. It is the taking off the diaper worst experience. My son had projectile loose bowel as I lifted his legs to change him. It was not pretty. My silk nighty was ruined. :(

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    1. Oh no! I wouldn't want to keep my clothes after that either!

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  58. First time we took baby girl out for lunch we got her out of her carrier to show her off in her pretty dress....poop everywhere. And because I was a first time mom I was NOT prepared. Funny looking back now!

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    1. I think the contents of a baby bag change after that first experience! Hope lunch wasn't ruined!

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  59. My worst diaper-related experience was when a diaper velcro came loose and poo came all out of his diaper onto his clothes.

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    1. IT's the worst when it gets onto their clothes!

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  60. Very cute outfits! I never understood how a diaper explosion could result with poop on my clothes but not on baby's...yes, that has happened to me more than once! And always in restaurants, it seems. I am so glad to be past the days of diapers!

    Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge. I hope to see you again this week. Have a beautiful day!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Sometimes they just defy the laws of physics!

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  61. I remember with my first daughter ( 25+ years ago) we ran out of diapers but because the tabs on the older diapers were glue we always had one or two good diapers but no tabs. Anyways, my husband was watching her and when I came home with diapers later I immediately ran her a bath. I was surprised when I undressed her and he had used several strips of ducttape to keep her diaper on. I wish I would have taken a picture because he had ducttape everywhere.

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    1. Oh this made me giggle! What a resourceful hubby!

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  62. The worst is finding yourself without one when you're at an outdoor festival. That was rough.

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    1. Eek! YOu wouldn't have been able to easily buy more either!

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  63. There have been some bad diaper blow outs that were pretty terrible. My daughter (age 1) pooped through to her bouncy seat a few months ago.

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    1. Oh that would not have been fun to clean!

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  64. My worst diaper experience was when I tried a new diaper for the first time, and it was too big - So when we woke up in the morning, my daughter completely peed through her diaper.. Which I found out, once I picked her up, and got it all over me too. We both ended up with baths first thing in the morning, lol.

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  65. My son weeing in my eye arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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    1. They can wee so far, haha! Not fun!

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  66. THanks all for your comments and giveaway entries - I recalled a few similar stories of my own reading them!

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