Three kids. And only one who is fully toilet-trained (for more than a year to date).
Let me break it down for you. Assuming an average of 4 diaper changes a day (which is pretty low), my three kids would have used close to 10,000 diapers to date.
10,000 dirty diapers. 10,000 diaper changes.
Phew. Mind-boggling, come to think of it. And yes, I did try to think of the environment and all that, and for Xav, went with cloth diapering for a very short season, before succumbing back to the ease of using disposable diapers!
I have probably tried most brands in the market, in my attempt to find that “perfect” disposable diaper for the kids – one that not only fits comfortably, but more importantly, prevents back-leaks! If changing soiled diapers isn’t bad enough, soiled clothes and bedsheets are probably ten times worse.
I was recently given some packs of the new and improved Drypers Wee Wee DRY for Zoie and Drypers DryPantz for Xavier.
The old Drypers diapers, I felt, were too plastic in both looks and feel. The few times I tried them on my boys, I felt it didn’t allow their skin to “breathe” enough, and caused redness and soreness. The roughness of the plastic wasn’t something I would enjoy on my own skin – and so not something I would want my kids to wear as well. Despite being one of the most affordable diapers on the market (and believe me, I know as I’ve calculated!), I was reluctant to diaper my kids with the old Drypers diapers.
So when I first got my hands on the new and improved Wee Wee DRY diapers, I was pretty taken aback by how different they were from how I remembered them! No more plastic, the new Drypers diapers now comes in a soft, smooth material.
And it isn’t just a change in the material only. The new Drypers Wee Wee DRY has 4-in-1 Botanical Extracts (aloe vera, chamomile, olive extracts and vitamin E) helps to moisturize and rejuvenate baby’s skin and keeping baby’s skin clean, healthy and comfortable. The old waist tape, which was tough to refasten, is now replaced with the new Flexi-Tape which is easy to use, and allows multiple refastening.
Changing diapers regularly is one matter, but the one thing most parents dread is the backflow! Or sideflow. Or in some cases – even front-flow! It means a LOT more cleaning up to do, clothes to change, bedsheets to wash and mattresses to clean. So a good diaper fit and high absorbency is important.
I am happy to report that Drypers has fared quite well in this aspect, with only a handful of unfortunate incidents, and there have been morning diaper changes where the diaper is so heavy, I am honestly amazed there has been no leaks!
I also like that the diapers come in bright cheery colours (Cloud theme for Zoie’s M-size ones), though I might prefer something a little more “girly” and sweet.
The new Drypers DryPantz is also easier to pull up, and fits comfortably for Xavier. He adores the cute animal graphics – and isn’t a kangaroo print so fitting for us now? Haha!
My blur-turned-semi-willing model, showing off his, erm, diapers!
Bearing the cold winter days in Sydney, I appreciate that the diapers are comfortable under all the extra layers of clothes we get the kids to be in, and the Diapers DryPantz are easy to get on and off – especially useful now that I am (half-heartedly) attempting to toilet train my little one. I say half-heartedly cos I am taking things very slowly with him.
All in all, I am pretty pleased with my Drypers Wee Wee DRY and DryPantz try out, and am also pleased with the prices – which are kept as affordable as I remember.
Keen to try it out? Good news – cos you can request for some free samples by going here.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation between Drypers and SANses. All opinions stated are my own, and I received a few packs of the Wee Wee Dry and DryPantz for the purposes of this review.