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growing out of the changing table

When you’re walking around babies r us looking at the changing tables you never think that far into the future… you’re not thinking two years down the line.  When you’re little newborn is now a toddler who still needs to be changed, for us being that he’s in the 90% of height and 85% in weight (can you tell he went to the doctor today) that he might out grow the thing.

Luck would have it at a Big City Mom [Link] event I met Grace the creator of the Patemm Pad [Link]. First this was like as if the universe knew we had been looking for something since we had stopped changing marc on the changing table we moved him to a bed that is located in his bedroom which was good for the size but the issue was the… hmmm… leakage… hmm… his reaction to being in the air…usually trying to pee on me,,,lol… so we had towels under him that we changing daily – in comes the Patemm Pad.

The Patemm Pad is amazing, not only are the designs awesome truly classic and tasteful.  The pad is waterproof and still feels good to the touch, the size of the pad is perfect for a toddler. The kicker is we’ve rarely taken it off the bed but this is designed to be a on the go device that you can hold wipes and diapers and use it on your travels too which is great for kids since many want that consistency of feel.

Beyond the changing pad idea – it works great to remove a wet baby out of a tub and let them dry off without ruining the sheets. We really use this over 10 times a day. I wish they made these in an adult size for a picnic area blanket. 100% cotton/machine-washable only denim patemm pad. A great unisex pad print/style. mom-invented, patented, eco-friendly, and award-winning. PVC, lead, phthalate, latex, and formaldehyde-FREE, laboratory and parent tested and PROUDLY made in the USA!

I would highly recommend this as a purchase for yourself or as a gift.

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Poop happens – even in the bath tub

I enjoy being a father – you could ask anyone in my life. I’m a proud (over the moon) dad.

There are tasks that I’m less then happy about the biggest of them is cleaning up vomit. The good thing is that’s super rare but on the short list behind that is poop.

As an adult you really don’t think about how much the toilet has made life so comfy.  It’s amazing…

Cleaning up poop no matter the form is pretty crappy (yes, thats a pun – there will be plenty).  It by far one of the biggest cost to raising a child, you can’t always stock up on diapers because you don’t really know growth rates.

We went from an N to a 1 to a 2 in the matter of a month stayed at 2 for a while then jumped to 3 and 4 quickly after… stayed there for a while and now at 5.

We go though 8 diapers a day (on a good day). Then you need to add the specialty diapers we use regular with cuts for walking and an overnight diaper.

We are on our second diaper pail because the first one was shitty, always putting foul odor out from (it was terrible) and it was a smaller size so would only hold two days worth of diapers.

When we’re on the move we use ziplock bags to keep the stink contained. We need to travel with 1.5 diapers per hour we’re out (6 diapers for 4 hours).

Don’t even get me started on the dozens of choices but there are two main companies huggies and pampers, which are practically the same thing. After that is the clothes that you use to wipe since you cant use toilet paper.

Yet the moment that will be ingrained into your brain is when you have to clean out the entire bath tub mid-bath because of a oops.  You’ll let the tub drain only to notice a ring around the tub, quickly followed by the fact that the bath drain isn’t letting the poop go down the drain.

It is in this moment I wished for him to be potty trained and yet once we cross that milestone and he’s no longer in diapers he wont be my little baby but he’ll be my little man.