Let me show you the science behind diapering an active toddler
As the caring mum of a toddler, I feel that diaper changing is a partnership between my son and me. But there is more to it in terms of science that I am so kicked up about sharing with you.
With an active toddler like Shakeel, diaper-changing time needs to be as fast and fuss free as possible. Diapering an active toddler is nothing less than a big task.
This also means changing him while he is standing or running around at times – it’s important for me to be flexible and let him know that I can adjust to his needs as best as I possibly can. I mean, I cannot possibly hold him down and expect him to cooperate.
Tape diapers and an active toddler will never get along. I have tried using tape diapers with Shakeel but my goodness, it was like wrestling and trying to pin him down with all my might! And if I did that, Shakeel would struggle even more and escape whenever possible. And I would be so tired by then!
Once he ran around the whole house without any diaper on because he just did not want to go through the wrestling session with me!
It got me thinking – “DO I WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY FOR AS LONG AS HE STILL NEEDS THE DIAPER?”
And then I decided to make a change for the better, by switching to Huggies® Platinum Pants.
Huggies® Platinum Pants pull on like real underwear, making diaper changes quicker and easier.
I am not kidding you when I say how thankful I am now that we are using Huggies® Platinum Pants! It really saves us so much time and unlike before, Shakeel no longer struggles.
All I need to do is to tell him that it is diaper-changing time, and he will cooperate and just wait for it to be done. More often than not, it usually takes less than 5 minutes!
SO YES MUMMIES AND DADDIES, DIAPER CHANGING IS A SERIOUS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN OUR BABIES AND US.
Removing it is just as easy as well – just tear off both side seams of the diaper and you are done!
And I like how the diaper comes with a tape at the back so that I can just roll up the soiled diaper and secure it with the tape!
Since Huggies® Platinum Pants are designed with a comfortable underwear-like fit, Shakeel will just wear a tee and Huggies® Platinum Pants!
The diaper is really comfortable plus soft and stretchable, giving Shakeel more flexibility to move around. No matter how active Shakeel is or how many stunts he performs in a day, the diaper will stay in place.
So how do I know if it’s time to change his diaper? Just look at the yellow strips and if they are blue, that means the diaper is wet and it is time to change!
But I am not as worried if I do not get to change his diaper right on time because the diaper can really absorb well! This is definitely awesome for overnight use without having to worry about diaper leaks. Mummies, you know how it’s like, right? There will be days when we either forget to change their diaper or we just pretend to forget. Hahaha!
Lastly, since babies have super sensitive skin, it is important to choose a diaper that is clinically proven to help prevent diaper rash, just like Huggies® Platinum Pants! The soft and textured pad pulls pee quickly away from baby’s skin. Amazing isn’t it?
So it makes perfect sense to choose Huggies® Platinum Pants as my number 1 choice!
He seems to love it too!
At the end of the day, diaper changing is a partnership between Shakeel and me. If I expect Shakeel to do what I want him to, chances are he will keep running and make things difficult for me whenever it’s time to change his diaper. And I do not want that because it’s just so tiring.
But you know what they say about motherhood?
“If you’re not tired, then you’re not doing it right.”