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An overdose of poop

One of the remarkable things about newborns is the regularity and frequency with which they poop. Like about 8-10 times a day to be exact. Every time I check, there’s almost always a fresh batch baking in the oven.

Finn has set a new record because it’s just 7 days in and I’ve already had to catch poop with my hands twice. When there’s a stream of poop coming right at you midway through a diaper change, there’s no time to think about options. You reach out and block what you can to contain the damage. It was either that or letting it land all over my clothes. Obviously, I choose hands.

With this level of pooping frequency, it’s important to choose the right diaper. Finn has been wearing the new Drypers Soft diapers since he was born and it’s really quite an improvement from the previous version.

Here are some of the things I look for in a newborn diaper.

1. Softness. Everything about a newborn is so babysoft and the last thing you want is to have their bottom chafed by a diaper. Now the Drypers Soft range is exactly that – soft. And cushy. And a little fluffy.

2. Absorbency. It’s a no brainer, unless you want to be cleaning up leaks several times a day. The best part is, not only is it absorbent, there’s a specially designed Stool Lock System TM to draw and secure loose stool away from baby’s skin so just in case I forget a diaper change, most of the poop is stuck to the diaper and not his bottom. I don’t know how that works, but it works.

3. Multiple Fastening tape. Like the Drypers Wee Wee DRY range, the new version of Drypers Soft now come with a Flexi-Tape TM that allows multiple fastening. It’s easy to check his poop status and refasten if it’s all clear. More importantly, removing the tape is quick and quiet so he doesn’t get startled with each diaper change.

4. Design. Ok, this is completely frivolous but a nice design just makes it look extra pretty. Like this.

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  • Reply Christine September 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Oh! I didn’t know that newborns poop 7-8 times a day! I thought max. is 3 times a day.

    • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

      I guess it depends.. but all 3 of my kids pooped like champs when they were just born. It gets better when they learn to consolidate their poop eventually

  • Reply BabyStations September 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Babies may be poopmachines at that age, but at least it isn’t smelly yet. Once they start getting smelly poops it’s like adding chemical warfare to their arsenal.

    • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

      LOL true that! Thankfully no smell yet, especially when they’re breastfed. Only when they start taking solids, it gets quite powerful.

  • Reply Jean September 5, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Drypers gave both my kids a bad rash, but your mileage may vary.

    • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Man, that’s rough! Was it the older version? That didn’t quite work for my kids either but this new one is significantly better.

      Although I have a friend whose kids can only tolerate cloth diapers. She calls it the royal backside.

      • Reply Jean September 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

        Seeing as Zoe last wore a diaper several years ago, things have probably changed in terms of how they make the diapers. I recall rejoicing the day I realised I would no longer have to buy diapers and milk!

        • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

          I can’t believe I have to start the cycle all over again. At least there’s breastmilk for now, which saves a fortune on infant formula.

  • Reply Marie September 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Tres cute, love the shocking amount of hair!

    • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Yeah it’s exactly like Truett. Irony that the boys have all the hair – Kirsten was completely bald.

  • Reply Bun Bun Makeup Tips September 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Wow! Newborn and he has a whole head of thick hair already! He has the same lip shape as Kirsten. =)
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    • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Yes the lips are totally Kirsten!! He’s way less chubby though, we still can’t decide if he looks more like Tru or Kirsten

  • Reply Abby September 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

    He does look super comfy in his diaper in this photo!
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    • Reply Daphne September 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Haha he probably feels super comfy too

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