I realized something today. Nothing momentous in the least, but I couldn’t believe it hadn’t occurred to me before.
I was taking a break from laundry and cooking for the week and playing with my daughter (almost 16 months – where did the time go?!). Her new favorite toy is one she got for her first birthday a couple of months ago. She didn’t pay it much attention when she received it, but has been carrying it around with her pretty much everywhere she goes this week. Some of you have probably have the same one, I think it’s called “Dress Me Emily.”
Our Emily is one lucky girl. I mean, she is constantly dragged around by her synthetic blonde locks, receives endless rides in a mini-stroller, is given lots of hugs and kisses…what could be better? It actually reminds me a lot of a certain “Dressy Bessie” that I used to treat much the same way. Or so I’m told.
Anyway. So, we’re playing with Emily and I’m helping my daughter take off her shoes, undo and redo her button, zip and unzip her purse and unsnap her dress. I had noticed before that her snap is the same type of plastic snap as the snap on FuzziBunz cloth diapers, but had never realized that my girl cannot undo it.
The snap, like the snaps on FuzziBunz, is tight and secure. As you mamas know, it’s not difficult in the least for me to unsnap it, but as hard as she tried (and as frustrated as she got!), my toddler could not get that darn dress off Emily. As poor Emily was getting whipped around the room by her snapped strap, I realized why my daughter hasn’t been able to – and probably most toddlers can’t – get their FuzziBunz off their bodies: the snaps!
I love her spunk, but my girl is one that would try it. My son never tried. Even with disposables. But he would come home from daycare and tell me about a classmate: “De-wai-wah takes her shoes, her socks, her pants and her diaper off!” Lord help Delilah’s parents. I’m sure that phase was no fun to deal with. I’ll just say that my daughter’s personality would be more like “De-wai-wah’s” than her brother. I’ve heard many a story about duct-taping disposables on kids to keep their curious hands out of them – just glad I don’t have to deal with it duct-taping anything to my children.
Those fantastic snaps. They keep those diapers on, don’t they!? Just one more thing to love about our FuzziBunz!
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P.S. Despite her mass-produced background, Emily does make a great companion for my girl. And remember my post from last week about newborn cloth diapers?! Well, I forgot to mention another good use for outgrown newborn diapers…doll diapers! These AIOs fit Emily perfectly – no leaks. Even at night!
Sarah is a mom of two and blogs about her adventures in motherhood, cloth diapering and everything in between. Catch her “Cloth Diapering Unwrapped” series on the FuzziBunz blog every Tuesday.