How am I preparing for the flats challenge?
I’ve been integrating our flats into our diaper rotation for a few weeks now but I have to admit I’m quite a lazy flats folder – I usually stick with the pad fold because I can’t remember how to do the others (origami or kite fold) without referring back to a diagram or video. We have a brand new Snappi fastener that’s been sitting on our changing table for about a week and Lil’ B keeps playing with the package wanting to know what it is. So tonight after bathtime I decided I was going to try my hand at the origami fold. I’ve practiced before but can never remember how to begin – so off to visit Dirty Diaper Laundry on my iphone.
I get it folded in about 30 seconds, place it under her bum, and reach for the Snappi. That is when my little girl expressed her fear of the Snappi – she freaked out! “No mommy! I don’t want that!” She squirmed for about 5 minutes while I tried to reason with a 2 year old that this is how the diaper stays on. I’m not sure what she was afraid of because she hadn’t even played with it out of the package to feel those tiny little teeth. Finally I reverted back to the pad fold and she continued to freak out. She grabbed the diaper cover and insisted that this goes on her bum – not the flat! We’re so spoiled with pocket diapers that she doesn’t even notice when I pad fold a flat because it goes on the same as a pocket. She won the fight tonight and went on to hide the Snappi under the pillows on my bed. It wasn’t until we moved back to her room that I was able to put the same diaper and same pad folded flat on her in less than 30 seconds. I wish I had a video of the event because it was quite humorous really.
So how am I prepping for the flats challenge you ask? By scaring my child with a Snappi!