Last weekend, we introduced prunes to Eudora’s diet. We put her to bed that night in a disposable diaper so that we could put some Boudreaux’s Butt Paste on a rash spot… and I woke up to a disgusting blow out. I threw out a pair of pajamas because I knew that I’d never get them back to white. And besides, she’d nearly outgrown then anyway.
I remember thinking that I wouldn’t have had that awful mess if I’d used a cloth diaper for overnight. I certainly wouldn’t have had to throw out a pair of jammies and strip the crib bedding. It turns out that I was right. Eudora had another absolutely disgusting diaper, and this time we had better results.
I picked up my daughter, who was happy and smiling on the floor. When I gave her a sniff, I stopped smiling. My husband, remembering the disastrous diaper blow out of this morning, went with me to help change her. I was trying to be optimistic. I’d fed her apples and apricots, so maybe it would be better. And she was wearing a Best Bottom diaper.
As soon as I put her on her changing pad on the floor and opened her diaper, I knew that it was not, in fact, going to be a kinder, gentler diaper change. It was absolutely vile and disgusting… so vile and disgusting that I will not go into details. Suffice it to say that if it wasn’t for the fact that I have a strong stomach and she’s my kid, I probably would have lost my dinner. It was an absolutely impressive level of vile, particularly considering she poops up the back of her diaper.
But as disgusting as it was, the Best Bottom diaper contained it. Don’t get me wrong; the diaper desperately needed to be rinsed and the shell was far too soiled to be reused. But it was all inside the diaper. The double gussets and the back elastic kept all of the mess contained. In fact, it somehow managed to even contain the majority of the smell. I was able to put her pretty purple outfit back on her with no difficulties. (Granted, I wished that I had a diaper sprayer with me at my mother-in-law’s house, but that’s another blog post.)
I liked my Best Bottom diapers before, but now? Well, there’s no doubt in my mind that they are called “Best” for a reason.
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