Activity #94: Send a message via diapers

Surprise Daddy with a message Sharpied on a diaper!

I love ParentHacks.com; the site offers tons of clever suggestions from readers with kids of all ages.

This is one of my favorite parent hacks, and I think it’s a sweet, simple Valentine’s Day gesture: Pass secret messages on diapers.

The parent/hacker who submitted it wrote:

The other day after “school” I was surprised at changing time with a message on J’s diaper: “My Last Diaper!” — a message from one of her teachers that we needed to bring in another batch of diapers. The next day we sent her to school with her replacement diapers and with a response “Have a good day!” — we kept up the message passing day after day — “I [heart] Mommy and Daddy”, and an homage to Miss J’s winter coat: “I am the cutest purple marshmallow in the world.” Her Dad and I even carried it into the weekend and wrote short love notes to each other. [We do what we must to keep the spark alive. - Ed.]

Today’s naptime activity: Write messages to your partner on four or five diapers, hide them, and use them throughout the week to strategically deliver messages. When my son was a baby and really into touching his privates, I wanted to write “Please take this off so I can access my penis”.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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