The stay at home nappy challenge

So I finally got a day at home with the baby to try out the Bambino Mio all-in-one nappy, the Miosolo. And what a day.

After a night of literally waking up over and over again, Talitha woke up bawling and pretty much did that all day long.

OK, not really, but it felt like it. There were so few moments of her just being content whether it was held by me, on my lap, at the breast, on her own, at my feet, I only had a few minutes at a time before the wailing began.

At first I thought, “Ok, now the separation anxiety has kicked off in earnest.” But literally no matter how close or far we were, we got nowhere.

Oh no. I finally broke the baby.

So I stuck her in the Ergo to feel like I was doing something proactive, singing and talking while picking up the house. Which kind of helped, kind of didn’t.

Did I also mention I was recovering from my journey to the underworld fever?

I’m just saying that yesterday I really and truly could not be bothered with any fiddly nappy changing blah and the Miosolo suited me just fine.

Slap it on the screaming baby, think happy thoughts, inner peace, inner peace! God give me strength, patience, something!

I think she was pretty glad to get it over with quickly too. No three-part deal. Just on and up.

I’m grateful it didn’t then go and leak. I think if I’d had to change all her clothes I may have actually kicked myself in the skull.

I did take a moment to admire the colour though. No sickly blue or fragile pink so characteristic of all products baby. It was a real colour – a gentle, happy colour. They call it “parma violet”.

Tonight her cheeks and chin explained the problem by matching the bright pinkish “cola cube” nappy from the day before.

Teething I presume? Teething advice and commiseration welcome. Nappy comments too, of course.


6 Comments

  1. Roz
    January 18, 2012 / 3:26 am

    the joys of teething. not sure what the painkiller options are in the UK but talk to your local chemist and get some wisdom, There are two types here that can be used together and a friend who is a children’s nurse showed us how to use a syringe at night to give it to them while they are still asleep so that it kicks in and helps them stay asleep rather than waiting to give it to them when they wake up screaming and you have to wait for both the painkiller to kick in and for them to settle again.So we would have a timetable of when to give each one, one was every 4 hrs and the other every 6 hrs, So yes it did mean one of us getting up to give one dose in the middle of the night but that was better than being woken up for hours on end which did also happen at the start of each set of 4 teeth. it is a long journey but you do all come through it in the end. With BF i found that when our son bit I gave him a firm ‘no’ and removed him and that was the end of the feed. I realise that your journey with BF has not been as straightforward as ours was so you may want to think through issues there but he learnt fast and i only had to stop a feed once with each set of 4 teeth.Ā 

    • January 19, 2012 / 8:41 am

      Good advice, Roz. Another tactic I’ve heard is to push them into your breast so they have to let go and make the connection that biting leads to discomfort for them too.

  2. Jennypaulin
    January 18, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    my Miosolo model is currently teething and suffering with conjunctivitis so my plans for vlogging about his wearing were thwarted yesterday!!! thats a nice colour she is wearing btw . x

  3. jennifer Dixon
    January 19, 2012 / 1:42 am

    We’re having teething troubles while doing the challenge too! šŸ™ Last night I kept convincing myself the nappy was leaving her wet and uncomfortable, but no (after checking half a dozen times)Ā it was just those meanie teeth! E seems to get them in groups too! None till she was 9 months then 6 in as many weeks, no moreĀ again untill 13 months and now she’sĀ getting about 4 at once, So the amber anket that seemed to soothe her and minimise her dribbling with the first lot just doesn’t seem to be cutting it atm…

    • January 19, 2012 / 8:39 am

      I had noticed there were a lot of mentions of teething amongst bloggers taking up the challenge! Poor E. Hope she (and you) get through this soon. I can’t help wondering if something else is going on too. Talitha is just so stressed out. Probably my mummy-paranoia. Putting her amber anklet on now.

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