So very many people I love have come down with a case of the babies! Is the world’s population doubling every 20 minutes? I assume yes. (There also seems to be a mild divorce-o-virus going around. Everyone go wash your hands. Don’t touch your face.)
For not-a-mommy blog, and for not-a-mommy, I sure do spend a lot of time writing about diapers. For example, right now. Personally, I think diapers make a fantastic shower gift or baby present—especially if said diapers have benefits beyond just keeping poop off the floor. Want to learn about such diapers? Hooray!
Hey, remember when my nephew was hatching, and I was excited about gdiapers? They’re (theoretically) flushable, compostable, or throw-out-able, v. eco-friendly, plus also supercute. Well, now my sister’s having a girl in, like, 20 minutes, who’ll get to wear the ruffle-butted gdiaper, so I’m still excited! Based on an extremely scientific field survey (of my sister and brother in law, who have been diapering my nephew for his entire life (p.s. he’s two)), gdiapers are fantastic in theory and pretty good in execution, though disposables still win for convenience and fewer blowouts. One big gdiaper plus is how much diaper rash Nephew DIDN’T have with them. Read alllllllll about them at gdiaper’s sweet-ass (heh) site! RUFFLEBUTT!
If you’re leaning more disposable-y, check out The Honest Company. Founded in part by Jessica Alba (because: sure), they’re nontoxic diapers (and wipes and household products and sunscreen) that come in supercute prints (like stars, or skulls-and-crossbones) or formalwear white. They ALSO make the world awesomer by partnering with baby-centric charities, contributing money, time and products to families who otherwise don’t have a lot of those things. Hooray for everything!
Eventually, though, everyone quits wearing diapers (for some decades, anyway). I’ve never potty trained anyone (including, arguably, myself), but in case I ever have to, I feel like I’m prepared, having found Jamie Glowacki’s Oh Crap! Potty Training. Jamie is a mom and a toddler whisperer, as well as hilarious and generous and kind. (She’s also for realsies circus people, which (together with the rest of it) automatically qualifies her to be Imaginary Girl Gang’s Grand High Vizier, or…something.) How much do 2-3 years’ worth of diapers cost? I don’t have a clue, but Jamie’s potty training book is $37, which seems like such a bargain I just want to mail her all the cash I have on me. (J/k, I PayPal-d an e-reader copy of her book and emailed it to my brother in law.) Hey, do you want a copy of Oh Crap! Potty Training? For yourself, or for your brother in law? Leave us a comment; tell us a potty story! We’ll pick a rando winner!
If you’re reading this, I’m guessing no one gave you any kind of kudos today for going in the potty like a big kid. I’d like to give you a big high five, right after we both wash our hands. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!