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4 things I’ve learned about diapering 4 things I’ve learned about diapering
Before having our own two girls, I think I maybe changed 2 diapers in my entire life.  The 2 diaper changes that are ingrained... 4 things I’ve learned about diapering

Before having our own two girls, I think I maybe changed 2 diapers in my entire life.  The 2 diaper changes that are ingrained in my mind involved poo on the carpet and pee on my shirt.  Changing diapers has never been a particularly enjoyable thing for me, yet I find it oddly satisfying when I know my girls’ little bums are clean and dry.  It’s just one of those things.

Starting with next-to-no experience with diaper changes and now having changed diapers for 4.5 years between two wee ones, I’ve learned a few little tips and tricks that I thought I would share in case they are useful to other mamas somewhere down the line!

Change table with Huggies Little Movers Plus


It’s hard to know what it is that is bothering our teeny tiny babies before they can speak.  When our baby cries, many things could be going on. They could be hungry, tired, too hot, too cold… the list goes on.  I learned pretty quickly with our first, Portia, that she also HATED having a wet diaper.  She hated it so much, in fact, that she would scream her tiny little lungs out when she had a wet diaper.  Not poo.  Just pee.  So, if your little bundle of joy is crying and you’re ever in doubt, get that diaper off and see if a nice fresh one helps at all!


Oh my goodness.  If any of you have experienced a diaper blowout, you know how terrifying it is the first time it happens.  (TMI warning- POO E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E!!!!)  Another valuable lesson we learned in our diapering experience is that when blowouts start happening, it’s time to move up a size in diapers.  Don’t even question it.  Pass the rest of your size 1’s onto a friend and grab those size 2’s.  Trust me!


My husband and I always joke about how on Earth we got through life before we had babies and knew about baby wipes 😛 .  Seriously though, I use wipes for everything!  For example, they are an excellent way of cleaning base boards.  And sticky hands.  And stinky feet. Oh, and of course, they are amazing at their actual purpose of cleaning baby bums!

Cute little Huggies wipes bags that come in the boxes of wipes at Costco.  I want the whole collection!

Cute little Huggies® wipes bags that come in the boxes of wipes at Costco. I want the whole collection!


Finding the right diaper for your bundle of joy is key! I can tell you from experience that we tried the grocery store brands and it was just not the same. Leaking, lower quality materials, sticky tabs that break off easily, etc.  Your babies will only be in diapers for a small percentage of their lives, so make sure you are making it as easy on yourselves as parents as well as enjoyable for your babes by choosing quality diapers.

Huggies Little Movers Plus

Those are some of the things I have learned on this ‘diapering journey’.  Something else I have come to realise is that I am a sucker for a ‘baby in diaper’.  Kind of like a ‘man in suit’.  (But very different haha).  There’s just something so cute about a little naked baby running around in their diaper.  I mean…. just watch!!

One of my favourite summer scenes over the past 5 years has been Portia waddling around in nothing but a diaper and now Madeleine. I’m starting to feel a little sad that our last baby is going to be out of diapers soon and this is the last summer of diaper waddling around the yard.

We are loving these new Huggies® Little Movers Plus. They are available exclusively at Costco, which is great news for Costco members (and maybe that last little bit of incentive ‘potential members’ needed to get on board). Madeleine didn’t want her bum to get wet from the sprinkler, so requested her diaper on. No complaints here!

More about Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus Diapers and Huggies® Little Movers Plus Diapers

Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus and Huggies® Little Movers Plus are exclusively available at Costco in sizes 1-6!


·      Huggies’ most absorbent diaper with ultra-softness

·      GentleAbsorb® Liner provides a cushiony layer of protection


·      Huggies’ most absorbent diaper with ultra-softness

·      New DryTouch Liner®

·      Double Grip Strips for a comfy fit that lasts

Except for Huggies® OverNites diapers



Disclosure: I am part of the Huggies Ambassador Campaign with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • AngelaV

    July 17, 2015 #1 Author

    We love Huggies too!! :)


  • Carolyn

    July 18, 2015 #2 Author

    We totally use baby wipes for everything too!


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