Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Leaky Diaper Fix
I am a nut for household hints. I have read nearly every book by Heloise from cover to cover, just for fun. (This has come in handy at times. A friend who knew of my obsession called me when her daughter got Flarp stuck in her hair. I told her to rinse her hair in vinegar and it worked like a charm!)
Works for Me Wednesday, hosted by Rocks in my Dryer, is a weekly list of links to hints posted by other bloggers. I am hooked! Here is my contribution for this week:
Leaky Diaper Fix
My son still needs to wear a pull-up at night. I used to be so frustrated with having to change the sheets, mattress pad and sometimes even all the blankets and comforter every day due to the pull-up overflowing and leaking. I tried limiting his fluids after 6pm, but it didn't help and only made him feel deprived.
I solved the problem by buying Depend Boost Inserts (found in the incontinence/adult diaper section of the store). They are basically like thick, absorbent maxi pads without the plastic lining. I place one high in the front of his pull-up with the end of the pad flush with the waistband of the pull-up; the adhesive strip holds it firmly in place. (If I were using it for a girl I would place it exactly in the middle of the crotch.) It works beautifully! I buy them at Wal-Mart ($4.38 for a package of 20).
Just this week I heard of a product called Diaper Doublers which accomplishes the same thing, although I don't think they have an adhesive strip and therefore can shift around. I have never seen them at Wal-Mart, but I understand that many drugstores carry them.