Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.

sarah-moore

STILL In Size 3 Diapers

As we got near the end of the latest humongous Sam’s Club box o’ diapers, I had a crazy notion that maybe Isaac was big enough for the next size up.

Maybe it’s just me, but the weight guidelines are kind of confusing!  Size 3 says 16-28 lbs and size 4 says 22-37 lbs, hmm…

Going by those numbers, I thought that Isaac, being a whopping 25 lbs still at age 22 months, might possibly be ready for size 4 diapers for several reasons.

Stayin' in size 3's, haha!

One, he has been waking up almost every morning now with a soaking wet diaper = not cool for my son because I’m sure that’s not comfy and not cool for me because it an extra set of jammies and and a sheet (and the occasional pee-spotted blanket!) adds to my already impressive laundry load.

Two, Isaac also has been getting those red lines around his legs that I notice when I change him, also probably not comfortable. I make sure to stretch out the leg holes when I put on a new diaper, but still, there there are next time I change him.  Chafing is no fun for any age!

And lastly, according to Huggies.com, the the average age using size 3 diapers is 11.5 months. Did I mention Isaac is almost 22 months now?  Uh oh…let’s move on…the average age using size 4 diapers is 19 months and for size 5 diapers it’s 24 months.

It’s hard to believe that Isaac is still so small compared to other little boys his age, but I guess that’s because I don’t see his same age peers on a regular basis for comparison.

Almost a year in this size...wow

Well, I did end up buying a package of size 4′s, just to know for sure.  Ha, they came up almost to his armpits and even when I folded the top down, the leg holes still were so loose that they held nothing in.

That being said, it seems we are sticking with our tiny size 3′s for a while longer!  I guess I will be purchasing some overnight diapers for now…in a size 3.

How does your child compare to the size guidelines?  Maybe the data is skewed (:

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2 Comments on “STILL In Size 3 Diapers”

  • Brynn Reese May 26th, 2011 3:40 pm

    This is probably not going to come as any surprise, but Joshua is way off the size guidelines. He’s been in size 4 diapers since he was about seven or eight months old. If it makes you feel better, Emily is also in size 4 diapers, and she’ll be three in September. I also have a friend whose kids never did wear size 4 – they potty trained before they got that big. Think on the bright side – smaller size = more diapers for the same price!

  • Sarah Moore May 27th, 2011 1:40 pm

    Hi Brynn,
    Glad to know that there are other kids that don’t fit the guidelines, and that’s pretty funny that you have a bigger boy and a smaller girl (: Maybe my next one will be a hefty since Isaac is so teeny! Good point about getting more diapers for the same price, I didn’t even realize that, haha.

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