When you know you are not going to have any more kids, and especially if you have had a few already, then certain milestones the ‘baby’ reaches can leave you feeling a little nostalgic.
When you have to finally pack up the cot, the last breastfeed, when they no longer fit in to growsuits, when they graduate from the pram, school, high school, university (well I am sure that will all happen within a blink of an eye too!) then you start to be a little proud but a little sad. Last week I had my final swimming lesson in the pool with the 2 year old before he goes up to independent swimming next term. I thought I would really rejoice in not having to get wet, not have to remember to take my underwear when I wear my bathers to the lesson, to not have to avoid stopping at shops where I might see people with my wet hair haphazardly and unglamourously dangling down my face. But I was actually a little taken aback. You mean my baby doesn’t need me anymore? Am I redundant? Is this what it feels like when they move out of home?
I may be exaggerating a little, but there are certain things you look forward to with your kids and then when they happen, you know there is no going back.
Take toilet training. After my first child I actually found toilet training pretty easy as they all seemed to copy one another and just do it when they were ready. I don’t ever think I made a really conscious decision to start toilet training. With my youngest now, he has not been as super keen so I have kind of had a half hearted go , then just chucked a nappy back on because I cant be bothered taking extra clothes, or having him wee on the floor of a shopping centre. Or maybe I am just trying to keep my baby a little bit longer!
So whilst I will not have to be doing the nappy thing for very much longer I still opted to have a go at the ‘new to Australia’ Treasures nappies that claim to be as effective as the much more expensive brand I have used forever. The first thing that took my eye was the very cute Hairy Maclairy picture on the front and back. Now I know a ‘pretty nappy does not an effective nappy make’…..but again as this little puppy was a favourite of all my boys I think this is a pretty cute way to finish off my nappy journey.
I have tried plenty of other cheaper brands over the years only to have leakages. I have tended to get a bit lazy with the nappy changes and I sometimes stretch it out as long as I can! I am happy to say that the Treasures Nappies withstood even my prolonged nappy sessions!
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