Having two in diapers can be a huge challenge. I am thrilled to be partnering with Target up & up™, my go-to diaper brand since M was born three years ago, to bring you some tips for managing while diapering two children. Some of these tips will help you out even if you’re only dealing with one, but obviously, it will be double as helpful when you’ve got two in diapers.
With my three year old not yet training, due to sensory differences, and a six month old too, I feel like I’m a pro when it comes to juggling diapers. But even when I have it under control, there can be setbacks.
Just a few months ago, the bug hit. Not only was I sick, but I had two in diapers, dirtying them multiple times an hour. I’m sure that if diaper changing were a sport, I’d have won the gold metal…
Target up & up™ diapers have been my go-to diapers since M was born, primarily because I felt like I got an amazing value without compromising on quality. I actually prefer them over other less affordable brands. They recently redid the diapers and did not disappoint. With added features, such as wetness indicators in larger sizes and better absorption, it’s a no-brainer for me.
While it may be hard to get around the tummy bug stage with your sanity intact, there are simple tips that can help day-to-day life with two in diapers.
5 Mom-to-mom tips for dealing with two in diapers:
1. Know when they’re wet: When you’re a mom to one, regular checks may or may not happen, but when you have two in diapers, you’re bound to forget! The wetness indicator on up & up™ diapers are a lifesaver – I can see in a second if one of my boys need a change.
2. Don’t worry if you don’t catch it right away – Yep, there’s that paranoia of “they’re uncomfortable! They need to be changed NOW!” But with the right diapers, it doesn’t matter if you have your hands full a little longer, especially when your little ones are not newborn anymore. Up & up™ diapers feature up to twelve hours of leak protection in sizes 3-6, so I only need to change their diapers and not their pants as well. They also have a quilted absorbent core, so that my babies aren’t too uncomfortable.
3. Have changing stations around the house – I like to have changing supplies in my bedroom, on the changing table, hidden away in the living room, and anywhere else I might need to change the baby – and that’s in the single level we live in! If you have multiple levels and more living areas, set up mini changing stations throughout the house, so that you don’t find yourself constantly toting two babies around.
4. Look for quality and value – Granted, diapers can get expensive, which is why I try to save as often as I can. But I also need the quality, or I’m just changing any time I might imagine they’re wet, which I simply can’t handle with two in diapers. Target up & up™ diapers start at $4.99 and offer me the quality I need. I personally subscribed to receive the weekly circular via email so that I can see when I should stock up.
5. Ask for help – When your hands are full, and someone else is around, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Most family members won’t mind quickly swapping out a wet diaper, while you tackle the dirty one. In the morning, I usually hand my husband one child to change, while I deal with the other.
Since M was born, we have been using up & up™ diapers because of the quality and value. We even brought them with us when we lived abroad. Now, he is three, still wearing up & up™ diapers, and they have only improved. We obviously went with up & up™ diapers for Baby Y as well.
What are your top tips for managing with two in diapers? Comment below!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Target up & up™ Diapers