If you are the parent or caregiver of an infant, you have certainly thought about how soon you can save money by no longer buying diapers and wipes for your child. Will it be when they are twenty months old? Thirty-six months old? Diapers are not cheap! Understandably, you would like to save that amount or invest it in something meaningful. Imagine being able to buy that beautiful decorative china cabinet or dining set you have been yearning for!
I am here to help you solve this problem and take that burden from your shoulders. You may be changing diapers six times a day or more. Even when you thought your child was ready to be potty trained, there was accident after accident, and you felt frustration after frustration!
And it doesn’t stop with diapers and wipes. You have probably felt overwhelmed with bathing your child, brushing their teeth, dressing them, teaching them how to wipe their tush after they defecate, and flush the toilet and wash their hands. Even if they are six or seven years old or older, you may have to remind them about doing these things. And if you do it for them, you spoil them, and in return, they become completely dependent on you.
Since the pandemic, you have had to train yourself in becoming meticulous, and ultimately you want your kiddos to be the same—to be conscious of what they touch and to remember to wash their hands. This is very crucial. Note that I say “very.” Children are always touching their toys; they are licking and sucking them and putting them in their mouths. We want to make sure to remind them constantly not to put these items in their mouths. Whether there is a pandemic or not, it is still crucial for us to be mindful of what our children are touching. Even after this virus is gone, many of us will be skeptical and feel paranoid that it may return if we do not ensure that the areas where our children are playing are clean, sanitized, and safe, that they follow the recommendation of medical experts around the world and wash their hands with soap for about 20 seconds.
When pulling out the wipes, maybe you are one of those people who pulls them in small, thin layers of one to two sheets at a time to wipe your toddler’s behind. Right? You are laughing because you realize how true it is-- you may be living from paycheck to paycheck or perhaps receiving benefits from the government and barely hanging on. No one wants to run out of diapers or wipes before they can buy the next pack.
Some leave their children wet with urine and feces for an hour or so just to avoid the task of changing them and to avoid using more diapers and wipes!