Monday, October 5, 2009

Diaper Disposal

I know you have all been dying to know how I dispose of diapers, right? RIGHT?! Simmer down! I will tell you!

I have been changing diapers for about 9 years. Nine joyful, fun-filled years!

With Lily we had the Diaper Genie. I liked the concept and enjoyed spinning the diapers around. I don’t know if it was just the 2000 model, but I didn’t think it worked well at hiding the delicious diaper smell! We donated it to an "expecting" family member.

Then, twice the babies equals twice the smell. So we thought it would be funny to throw the boys' diapers in the kitchen garbage can. This worked fine until we had to throw something else away and when we lifted the lid horrific smells would blast us in the face and linger/spread through the kitchen. That kind of stench does not belong in the kitchen.

With Daisy, I started by just putting the diapers in a grocery bag that was hanging on the back of her bedroom door. Pretty soon that started stinking up her room and I knew that something needed to be done! Here is my solution:

I got this 3 gallon metal step-on garbage can and put it under the sink in the kids’ bathroom. Let me just tell you that this is a dream come true! There are 3 layers of nasty odor protection. First, the garbage can lid keeps diapers and their stench inside the can. Second, the cupboard adds an extra stink barrier. And third, if things are smellin' really rotten, we can just close the bathroom door. Also, since these kinds of odors routinely emanate from the bathroom it is not so devastating when the diapers are especially smelly!

While we’re on the subject of diapers, has anyone had babies that remove their own diapers and leave special treats in their cribs or on bedroom floors? Oh! My boys LOVED to disrobe themselves! One morning I walked in and one of them was peeing through the bars of their crib. Another time, someone had left brown smudges on the bed, sheets and down the wall with an unusual surprise on the floor. We remedied this situation by duct taping their diapers. Problem solved.

Here is Daisy modeling the darling duct taped diaper look. I am such a dope and never took pictures of the boys with their duct taped diapers! Bad Mommy! I just smacked my hand!

Daisy was duct taped for the sole purpose of being photographed. And as you can see from the photo she says "rock  on" to duct tape!

My Grandma wrote a funny poem about twins and their mischievous activities. The poem was inspired by actual events that were carried out by my twins and my Mom’s twins.

Duct Tape Diapers

Terrible-two twins
(Mom’s immediate melodrama)
Have psychic connections
That double the trouble

Without a word
Or using their unique private language
“A” opens pantry door, “B” pushes in stool.
Soon both are eating five kinds of cereal off the floor.
(Mom puts a lock on the pantry).

“A” finds Mom’s lipstick, “B” smears it on four shoe soles.
Both gleefully tramp across the white carpet.
(Mom finances a new rug and stops wearing lipstick).

“A” opens a box of margarine, “B” takes off the wrappers.
Dining room wall makes a canvas for “oil” painting.
(Mom gets a prescription for Prozac).

Early morning
“A” and “B” commune about stripping down bare-naked.
Soon cribs and clothes and kids are turd-dotted.
(From then on Mom duct tapes the diapers).


Isn’t that fantastic! I love it!!

P.S. Since I wrote this post, Daisy has decided that she likes to take off her clothes AND messy diapers while she is in bed. It looks like duct-tape might be in her future. I think I saw some different colored tape at the store the other day (besides gray). Pink would look nice!


Brandi said...

Wow, thankfully none of mine have done this! If Baby Bub decides to, though, I know what to do now. I think I would absolutely die if he does!

My mom is a twin and every time I'm pregnant I hold my breath until the first ultrasound! I don't think I could handle 2 at a time! :)

Jules said...

That sure brings back memories of my daughter. She used to take her jammies and diaper off in her crib and smear "things" all over her crib and wall. I used to pin the top of her zipper of her jammies so she couldn't get them off!

Now a couple weeks ago my one year old granddaughter took off her diaper in her crib and wet the crib!

Like mother, like daughter.

{Kimber} said...

I love the duct tape idea--where were you when I had diaper bottoms!?
happy monday!

blueviolet said...

I used to turn the diapers around so they couldn't reach the sticky tape and somehow that worked too!

But, that duct tape is hilarious!

SarahMerritt said...

Well Adlie is not big enough to takeher clothes off just yet but soon I think dt will be in her future!

Kari @ p.s. said...

Bella was the diaper taker off-er. And treats all over the wall, crib, etc. We started pinning her clothes until she figured out how to get out through the neck of her onesies. Never considered duct tape. Hopefully Scout will not do this. If he does - I will use duct tape!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha! love the designer duct tape addition! Very smart! And oh yes, duct tape comes in a multitude of colors, perfect for color coordinating her outfits.

haha And love your grandma's poem! Oh my...

blessings & Aloha!

{Jamie} said...

Funny you mention the disrobing of clothes and leaving you a surprise, Preston isn't quite big enough yet for this so thanks for the duct tape secret...also my friend Susana over at has been having this problem with her little boy Jack so i'll pass this on to her! :)

LucieP said...

I'm praying right now for no surpises!! I try not to let Matthew linger post sleep time too long so he doesn't try to get creative!