Tuesday, May 17, 2005

OK, potential moms, listen up.

One year into this whole "baby" thing, I realize we made a purchase error. It's the diaper pail. Get a small one, because once your baby is eating solids, you are going to want to empty it every day. If you get a nice tall one, you will enjoy six months of convenience when you can let the diapers pile up for 3, 4 days and then haul a gigantic superheavy garbage back outside. Careful -- it's so heavy it might break.

But then when your baby's a year old and her "Acts of Congress," as Dave Barry put it, are rank as hell, you're not going to want to go to bed at night with a single dookie lying in that plastic box right next to your bed. Well, ok, some people don't live in San Francisco where a second bedroom is a status symbol akin to a private jet in other places. Get a small pail and you can use those plastic bags from the grocery store in it instead of full size kitchen bags, so then you won't feel bad about wasting a whole new bag every time you want to take out the dookies.

I didn't go for those Diaper Genie/Diaper Dekor type things. Seemed too complicated and kind of wasteful to me, what with the shrink wrapping of each individual diaper. Besides, they got mixed reviews -- some people say they get really stinky inside and are hard to clean -- and who wants to spend a bunch of money on something that might not work out?

1 comment:

Megan said...

Hi, just found your site and am reading voraciously! Am just 7 weeks preggers, and am finding your entries funny and reassuring!

I also like your title, as that's what a lot of my friends call me!