This post was sponsored by Well Beginnings. I want to thank Well Beginnings for inviting me to experience their new diaper line at a daytime party filled with happy babies and holiday treats.
This early Christmas party got me thinking about the joys and stresses of having a brand new baby at the holidays!
So, I recently attended a party with a dozen happy babies and toddlers. The little ones were dressed in their cute Christmas outfits and the house was beautifully decorated like we stepped out of a Pinterest board. The hot cocoa bar was decked out with mix-ins, and the sweet treats were calling my name. The not-my kids were completely adorable — until they all maxed out on sugar. The gathering reminded me of many Christmases past.
One of the things that stresses me out about the holidays — and there are so many — is that I think my children need to meet other people’s expectations of behavior. I worried that my infant was likely to cry or poop rather than coo and giggle, and I continue to get worked up hoping against all odds that my big boys will always say “please” and take turns. If it is your first holiday season with a baby in tow and you’re as anxious as I was, you’ll be worried about leaking, sweating, crying, pooping, sleeping, and nursing.
Let’s talk about diaper anxiety. Will I have enough? Will they leak at just the wrong time? Let’s just agree: Nobody wants a diaper blow-out on Grandpa’s velour sweatsuit or Nana’s silk duvet.
7 diaper fails that stress me out during holiday gatherings:
- Up the back in a baby carrier. I’ve been there. Ick. (Seriously, why does this always happen in the airport?)
- My baby’s in the cutest outfit he owns.
- Grandma’s gorgeous antique quilt ain’t exactly machine washable.
- I’m wearing a new sweater. And it’s cashmere.
- We’re in the middle of a long flight — hope we brought enough!
- The on-the-go changing table is in the back of my car — no sink.
- Uncle Chad refuses to change diapers. Period.
For all those reasons and lots more, I want to stuff all my bags, pouches, and pockets with high-quality diapers. If I had more cleavage, I’d put diapers, or maybe wipes, in there, too. Is that a thing moms do? [Read more…]