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One way to save money with 'sposies over CD's

post #1 of 74
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Last week I was in NY visiting my parents (and I took all CD's - no 'sposies). My brother & his family were there frequently (too frequently - but that's another vent) and he seemed to be very curious about my use of CD's (especially since I had some fluffy mail off of the TP delivered there!). He asked how much they were and if I was saving any money. I could see where he was going and I wasn't going to be sucked in. I told him that I could very well save money but I just hadn't realized the savings yet (and probably won't until I sell them when we're finished with diapers). CD's are really the only thing that we spend on Chloe and I've been kind of spoiling her (okay, me) with them. So here is what he said....

"Well, we buy Marissa's (my 20 month old niece's) diapers in 80 count packages at Wal-Mart. They're like $10.00 a package. They last us at least 20 days because we change her 4 times a day at most."

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post #2 of 74
aww that poor girl
post #3 of 74


Poor baby bum . . . how aweful for her.
post #4 of 74
that is gross, unless she is like this little girl in the daycare that actually only pees/poos AT MOST 4 times A DAY. We think she had diabetes and I wouldnt doubt it because she only eats cookies and candy and will LITERALLY come to daycare with a CANDY BAR for breakfast!!! :Puke
post #5 of 74
WHAT are they thinking? The poor baby.
post #6 of 74
for that little girl...egads!
post #7 of 74
He's just saying that to make him look good, like he's spending so little money.
Or at least hopefully, surely they change her more than 4 times a day
post #8 of 74
That's so strange. I've never heard of this "change the baby only 4 times per day" phenomenon. I mean I haven't had a baby yet, so maybe I didn't realize this, but I always thought you changed the baby whenever they pottied or when they wake up if they were sleeping.
post #9 of 74
Eeeewwww!
post #10 of 74
Poor baby. It's unfortunate, but there are alot of kids in sposies that don't get changed enough.
post #11 of 74
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Originally Posted by SiValleySteph
That's so strange. I've never heard of this "change the baby only 4 times per day" phenomenon. I mean I haven't had a baby yet, so maybe I didn't realize this, but I always thought you changed the baby whenever they pottied or when they wake up if they were sleeping.
Actually I think this is very common among sposie users, people wan't to get the most for their money and think of them as porta potties. Ya change 'em when they are full.
post #12 of 74
oh barf.. that is so gross.

Tammy
post #13 of 74
Definitely gross, and definitely common.

Seems that many, many (not all) parents who use sposies think that because it CAN hold 2+ cups of fluid, that it SHOULD always be used until it holds 2+ cups of fluid.

I would mention to the parents, gently of course, that it is not water in that diaper, but waste product, and that baby's skin would love to be cleaned off. What would they do if she vomited on herself? They certainly wouldn't leave her clothes on because there were still some clean spots. Okay, granted, that's probably not quite the same analogy, but not too far off.
post #14 of 74
That's so gross. Why would anyone deliberately keep their child in pee and poop just to save money?! Sadly, it happens all the time. We live in a poor rural area and people do that ALL the time. They even tell the staff at the daycare - why do you have to change them so much?! (every 2 hours)
post #15 of 74
Poor thing!

I had a similar thing happen yesterday when I was at my sisters. My niece needed to be changed and when I told my sister she said "Well it has been 4 hours" She didn't see anything wrong with it. I should have said something but I didn't. I just don't get how people can think sitting in a wet, heavy sposie is good for their kids? *sigh*
post #16 of 74
I have observed with some parents I know that their toddler gets a new diaper first thing in the morning and last thing before bed, and nothing else all day unless he poops. :
post #17 of 74
I have been a combo user of CD and 'sposies, and I even think that's gross. I never complained when the daycare stated they changed the babies every 2 hours, or if they discovered baby was wet (even if it hadn't been two hours). It is what I did at home anyway.

If someone said that to me, I probably would have said "That's really disgusting. I haven't hear something that gross in a really long time" I am not very, umm, diplomatic, though :LOL It is possible that he hasn't really even thought about it.

I like the puke analogy though...I may use it.
post #18 of 74
Aw... poor kid!!!
post #19 of 74
Uggghh, that's no good. Poor little girl...
post #20 of 74
I think it's definitly like that with a lot of sposie users- did you ever notice they pinch the diaper to see if it's "full"? I've had a lot of mom's who use sposies notice how much I change my babes and say, "I could never deal with changing them so often..." Most of the time I'd change my babe so often (especially in front of people) just to show off his cute dipes! LOL

I have so many beautiful diapers for Savannah that I'm going to have to change her all the time in front of people just to show them off! LOL She'll be born the end of Sept so they'll be covered with clothes all fall and winter
(ok, I got sidetracked...)
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