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Chips Reynolds
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The excitement is killing me, so I have to spill the news finally.....


Last Friday, GF and I got confirmation that we will be having a baby!

I guess it's about time I have a child. Escaped so many years of promiscuity and crazy women cool

We find out how far along she is for sure this coming Thursday


YAY!



Tips for diapers?? We can buy diapers with our GG here, right??

oh well, it was worth a shot....


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Awesome!

Djcheddar wrote:


Tips for diapers?? We can buy diapers with our GG here, right??



If you go the disposable route, get a membership at a discount wholesaler (like Costco). You'll make up the membership cost and then some in savings on diaper costs alone.

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Yeah we have already grown to love the fact of having Sams club on our side

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Congratulations are definitely in order.

We went with cloth diapers, but the disposable kind are still indespensible when traveling.

Buy plenty of little washcloths (for bum wiping). Twenty is not a large number in this case.
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So you used washables? Is it really more cost effective to buy detergent and use the water vs the disposbales?

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We use a cloth diaper service. I can't recommend it enough.

The only time we've ever had serious blowouts were from disposables. The cloth wicks the liquid in the poop quickly so it doesn't have to find somewhere to go. And the diaper cover catches any slop.

We use disposables on outings.

The other thing is that children that use cloth diapers usually want to be potty trained earlier. Our daughter isn't two yet and she's already wanting to use the potty.
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We use a cloth diaper service. I can't recommend it enough.

The only time we've ever had serious blowouts were from disposables. The cloth wicks the liquid in the poop quickly so it doesn't have to find somewhere to go. And the diaper cover catches any slop.

We use disposables on outings.

The other thing is that children that use cloth diapers usually want to be potty trained earlier. Our daughter isn't two yet and she's already wanting to use the potty.


Potty training generally depends on the kid... and usually boys are tougher, feel free to look up my journey on potty training my now 4 year old... it was hell!

My wife and I are currently into our fourth straight year of diapers... We go with Pampers for new babies, then store brand once they hit size 3 or 4.

Once all are out, we are going out for an expensive dinner.

Congrats.

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All I know is that my mom had four kids in diapers at the same time (my brother and sister are twins 15 months younger than me, my other brother is 18 months younger than them), and she had to hand-wash and line-dry all our diapers. Though I don't necessarily recommend it, she did survive.
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If you have a diaper service in your area, that is a great route to go. We had diaper service given to us for 6 months with one of the girls, and it was a pleasure.
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Well, the GF seems to think cloth diapers is too hippy for her.. lol


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Don't bother with a diaper genie or anything similar. I know it isn't ecologically friendly or green, but tying up nasty diaper in plastic grocery bags works very well.

Also, consider, since your going to be an unmarried father, talking to an attorney that does family law. I don't know Texas law, but in Florida there are some things to know. (Sorry to be a downer in a happy time, but I see this stuff explode on a daily basis.)
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Congratulations Dad!!

You are about to enter the most rewarding and frustrating of all human endeavors. Our youngest of four is now 11-years-old and will be entering middle school. Our oldest is now a sophomore in college. Time flies. Enjoy your children why you have them.


PS: I can see why you thought diapers could be bought with Geek-Gold, based on the amount of crap that is slung around here!
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Laudwic wrote:
Don't bother with a diaper genie or anything similar. I know it isn't ecologically friendly or green, but tying up nasty diaper in plastic grocery bags works very well.


As a counterpoint, we used a diaper genie and it did wonders for containing odor to a degree that plastic grocery bags did not come close to matching.
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Laudwic wrote:
Don't bother with a diaper genie or anything similar. I know it isn't ecologically friendly or green, but tying up nasty diaper in plastic grocery bags works very well.

Also, consider, since your going to be an unmarried father, talking to an attorney that does family law. I don't know Texas law, but in Florida there are some things to know. (Sorry to be a downer in a happy time, but I see this stuff explode on a daily basis.)


Well, the plan is to get married after the birth. We want to be able to drink and enjoy the full spectrum of the moment without being held back too much. One of the gifts can be babysitting the baby from the beginning of the festivities to the end of honeymoon


One big issue, is we are both from the Detroit area and we def are going to miss out on having access to family for interactions/babysitting/etc.. so that kind of sucks.. but ultimately, we will be good

We actualy plan to move to Tampa in a couple years, to be around good friends and do the family thing there
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My diaper tips:

Use Amazon's "Subscribe and Save" function on diapers. You can get them delivered automatically, every month (or whatever), for cheaper than you can get them at Sam's/Costco. The "Amazon Mom" program used to offer an additional discount on top of the Subscribe and Save discount, but I'm not sure if that still applies.

Diaper Genie = expensive custom bags. We used the Diaper Champ, which uses normal trash bags, and it was just fine.
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Djcheddar wrote:
Tips for diapers?? W


1st of all have the clean diaper ready and hold it as a shield between your face & the little one when you take the dirty diaper off (especially if it's a boy). The change in temp when the used diaper is removed will sometimes make them pee.

I'd also check out 2nd hand clothing stores for babies & toddlers. You can often find some great stuff since the kids grow out of things before they can put much wear & tear on 'em. Such shops are also a good place to trade in outfits the kid out grows for credit.

If there is a college or university nearby, check out the married student housing; public bulletin boards there in places like the laundry rooms are a good place to find other new parents in search of trading babysitting. This can be a huge help if your not near family that could help with such.
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I let my kids run around naked and taught them to crap in a hole in the backyard. This was accomplished by tying them from a tree over the hole for the first two years.
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I just realized that my "tips for diapers" comment, may have been misread lol. At the moment, it was a panhandle for tips to buy diapers. Not helpful tips on diapers lol

But I must say, the info has definitely been helpful, so thank you!

Also, thank you for the kind words
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Diapers go on the baby's butt.

That whole sentence is very good to remember in its entirety. Sometimes I would review that golden rule before a changing. I would say it out loud and emphasis the various nouns. In the end I just made a little placard of this rule and hung it over the place where I normally changed diapers.
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The tip on diapers is try different types. Babies come in different shapes and sizes. Some diaper brands fit some babies better. No one can tell you what kind is best.

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Octavian wrote:
Laudwic wrote:
Don't bother with a diaper genie or anything similar. I know it isn't ecologically friendly or green, but tying up nasty diaper in plastic grocery bags works very well.


As a counterpoint, we used a diaper genie and it did wonders for containing odor to a degree that plastic grocery bags did not come close to matching.


And who doesn't like the giant diaper sausages you pull out of the pail when it's full?
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CameronL wrote:
Octavian wrote:
Laudwic wrote:
Don't bother with a diaper genie or anything similar. I know it isn't ecologically friendly or green, but tying up nasty diaper in plastic grocery bags works very well.


As a counterpoint, we used a diaper genie and it did wonders for containing odor to a degree that plastic grocery bags did not come close to matching.


And who doesn't like the giant diaper sausages you pull out of the pail when it's full?
I am SO glad my kids are past the diaper stage.
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