You should know that disposable diapers, like everything else, have a breaking point. If you’ll note the photo above, you’ll see that my toddler’s waterlogged diaper makes it look like she has had a butt augmentation. Which is silly. We’re simply too cheap to spend that kind of money on our kids.
When I went to take the diaper off, two things happened:
1. It popped a seam—Until this moment I had no idea diapers even had seams.
2. Little absorbent crystals were everywhere Even where the diaper never was, these crystals were. It should be noted that these absorbent crystals do not clean up. Off of anything. They’re like the Velcro of garbage but more adhesive.
The discovery of the disposable secret came about when I ran out of cloth diapers. I only had two and both fell victim to poop, mixed with water, and no running faucet to wash them out with.
My solution was to simply burn them and buy more when we got home. However, my husband, Practical Pete, decided it would be best to quarantine them in a trash bag until we got back to a place where he could hose them off. Hosing off two day old poop out of a diaper would be like trying to pressure wash rust off the Titiantic. Needless to say if he got any poo tainted water in his face during the process, I don’t want to know.