You’re a first-time mom snuggling a tiny, frog-legged bundle. You’re a mother of two under two, with one chunky, short infant and one long-legged sprinting toddler. No matter where you are on your parenting journey, finding the right way to diaper your baby can be tricky. So we got some advice from gMum (and gDiapers employee) Kelda about diapering her three-month-old son Kaj and now four-year-old daughter Juniper.
You can’t control the waves of the ocean, but you can certainly learn to ride them. Few experiences ever turn out exactly as you plan them, a lesson Jess and James have learned early. From Rocket making her debut ahead of schedule while in port in Mexico, to a quick trip to Mexico City to secure vital travel documents for a brand new baby, to hopping a flight to Canada to introduce her to family, it has been one wave after the next. Which, of course, is what waves do. They just keep coming.
Let’s just start with this: there is no diaper on earth that is 100% leak-proof. Occasionally we’ll get a call in to diaper therapy here at gHQ with the question “Can you guarantee gDiapers won’t leak?”. It’s a bit of a head-scratcher. “Well, no,” we answer. Every baby is different. And among all the different babies, every parent’s changing habits are different. And then among all those different things, there are the details of size and fit. But the good news is that’s where we can help.
Baby got back. And thighs. And those thighs are often wonderfully chubby. We can’t get enough of them. Those beautifully chubby baby thighs do a funny thing to diapers. They squeeze them together, and the end result is a bunched up diaper. We call this bunching. And so do you.
There are LOTS of diaper covers on the market that claim to be one-size. That would be awesome, right? Buy one type of diaper and ta da! done. Truth is, babies come in all different shapes and sizes, and while the one-size diapers might work for some, the feedback we’ve had here in diaper therapy (and from our own personal experience) is that they don’t work for most. Plus, they make for a heck of a hefty baby booty.
gPants come in specific sizes so that your baby will have an optimum fit at every age, they’ll go on easy without having to toil over which snap goes where, and those darling little hand-stitched pants you bought on etsy will slide right over baby’s bum, easy peasy.