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in case you don't like getting peed on

You might guess that, as the parent of a toddler who is neither potty trained nor willing to sleep in her own dang bed,* my concern level regarding getting peed on at night ranges from Moderate to STOP PEEING ON ME AT NIGHT! That's why I was pretty stoked to get an opportunity to be a part of this sponsored campaign from Parent's Choice Overnight Baby Diapers. "You're saying there's a chance I won't wake up and immediately have to change the sheets and bathe everything within the Splash Zone? I'm in."
*If you're my pediatrician, then I'm totally joking. We don't co-sleep. I wouldn't dream of it. Our daughter sleeps in her own bed, in her own room. Her room isn't even in our house. She sleeps in a different county.

Now, I won't say I get peed on every morning. Or even half the mornings. But it really only needs to happen once before not  getting peed on becomes a priority, amIright? And kids don't save all their leakage for the bed, as we seasoned (and marinated) parents know all too well.

"Hold still while I finish this book and then pee on the couch. And possibly on you."

One time, I had to drive my kiddo (I had only one at the time) halfway to the end of the Earth in a car with no AC on a 90-degree summer day. It's possible we actually only went about 250 miles, but whatever, it felt like driving to Timbuktu across the surface of the sun. On top of it being a long, hot, stuffy drive, we were trying to get to a wedding on time.
I know. I tried to get someplace 250 miles away, on time, with a baby in the back seat. What can I say? I was young and ambitious. And stupid.
Needless to say, when we arrived (just barely in the nick of time) the diaper that was bone dry at the last pit stop was suddenly not so dry. Ditto the car seat, and the fancy wedding clothes sandwiched in between. Ditto my hip, which it where I'd put him when I hoisted him out of the car, before I'd noticed the tide had come in. This was not a job for the stain stick - this was a job for a tightly tied plastic bag in the trunk and a quickly formulated Plan B. Luckily babies can get away with wearing a onesie to a wedding. Me? Not so much.

These days, I consider myself a little more savvy, and slightly better prepared - and hey, it only took me 11 years to figure out! On our last long car trip, Maddie stayed dry and comfy in her snazzy new diapers. She keeps her pee to herself at night, too. They aren't bulky or extra thick (thank you, space-age technology!) and they're not too expensive - a lot cheaper than 500 loads of laundry. Or a tiny, ruined wedding outfit. Or me popping a bunch of blood pressure medication after waking up on a wet mattress. Again.

And now, a word from our sponsor:

Night time protection for babies is an important consideration for parents as their little one grows. Ordinary diapers may not have enough absorbent capacity to handle multiple voids over long periods of time with older babies. When wet mornings become the norm, parents start looking for more protection to guard against overnight leaks.

Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers are super absorbent for overnight and long-trip protection. This is an overnight diaper at prices that everyone can afford!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers. All opinions, car seat clean-up duties, and soaked jammies are/were my own.

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Marianne Navickas Walsh said...

I coulda used one of these in traffic today after having an XL Coke. Stupid Marianne.

stay at home going crazy mama said...

I'm just curious, do these diapers come with reinforced-unbreakable-can't take off closure tabs cause my concern has become "OMG why is everything so wet and where did your diaper go?"

Kathy at kissing the frog said...

This made me giggle.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

That's hilarious - I was *just* wondering how well they'd flatten out, you know, in emergencies. Like when I drink too much coffee and I don't want to get up. If I ever reach that level of laziness, I'll let you know how it went. ;)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Ah ha, you have a streaker, do ya? For some reason this one keeps hers on (knocks wood), but one of my other littles went through a strip-naked-at-every-opportunity phase. I know you're kidding, but now that you mention it, these diapers do have freakishly strong tabs!

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Me too - now! Like so much of parenting, it's much funnier years later. ;)

Carisa Miller said...

This is the best ad I have ever read and for one of my favorite causes: keeping pee off me.

I hope Maddie and Margot get to attend a blog model conference together someday. The fire in their eyes burns equally bright.

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