Monday, October 08, 2007

A baby sale pee-vent

Our peeing prodigy decided to up the ante this weekend -- going through three outfits in about three hours.

Normally this wouldn't be a problem, because he has more clothes than most heiresses (my mom and I are baby clothes sale addicts.) This weekend's pee-vent occurred at one such baby sale.

Little Elvis is normally pretty good at these sales. He either sleeps or sits contentedly in his stroller, watching the toddlers and their mothers run everywhere.

But about ten minutes into our bargain bonanza, our little guy got fussy. Bob pulled him out of the stroller, but that didn't help, so I took him.

Little Elvis quieted down for a bit, so I kept searching through racks of clothes with my free hand... until I noticed a warm sensation on my side. Yes, Little Elvis had peed out of his diaper and all aver both of us.

Bob took him out to the car to change him, and I kept on shopping. Yes, I shopped with a wet spot on the side of my t-shirt. Never thought I would do that.

It took Little Elvis about an hour to go through that diaper and outfit.

The second outfit got soiled when we fed him his lunch. I had brought him one of those disposable plastic bibs, but he liked the bib so much that it stayed in his mouth more than on his front.

Onto outfit number three, and back to the half-off portion of the baby sale. (Don't you love those?)

A few minutes into our half-off hunt, Little Elvis got fussy once again. And once again Bob picked him up. Not two minutes later, we saw wet spots all around the top of onesie number three.

I don't even think it took an hour to fill up the diaper this time.

Bob took him out to change again while I stayed to try and gather all our deals. Several minutes later he returned with a naked, happy baby, (ok, he had on a diaper and a bib, but basically he was naked) and I was so embarrassed. None of the other mothers had naked babies. I honestly thought two extra onesies would be enough for a three to four hour excursion. Guess I was wrong.

Lessons learned? Don't just bring a diaper for every hour you'll be gone, bring an outfit for every hour, too.

Now to address questions, we do regularly change his diapers. And he was pointed down.

At least we got some great deals!


Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Good Lord, that child can pee!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Swistle said...

I had a diaper-misser, too! My secondborn used to soak his outfit Every. Single. Diaper.

I used to bring a blanket on outings, since eventually he would be down to a onesie. Once, when we were going to be out for quite a while longer, I bought an outfit on clearance, asked the clerk to cut the tags (I had my swiss knife but I was using this as an excuse to explain to her what I was doing in case someone in the bathroom thought I was shoplifting), and put the outfit right on him. Bonus: new outfit!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...


Ok, what brand of diapers are you using would be my next question LOL

I think I've had to change Zach exactly once while we've been out in 7-1/2 months LOL

Of course, it also helps that we live about 5 minutes from anywhere.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

OK, I have to confess, the current set of diapers are generic. We think that might have been part of the problem.

12:59 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home