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It was a summer day and my sister and I were so EXCITED to be flying to Puerto Rico to introduce my first born to our family in Vega Baja! I had packed everything I need; diapers, snacks, blankets, diapers, extra clothing, plastic bags and more diapers. You wonder why I said I reiterated diaper so many times? It wasn’t a typo. I was, in fact, diaper OBSESSED when my oldest was a baby, especially on an airplane. Why on a plane? Let me break this down for you….
Ever since I was a little girl, I could NOT stand airplane bathrooms. Is it me or do they make them way too small? The noise that comes out of the toilet when it flushes is the sound of something shooting out of it in the opposite direction. Why would I want to do my personal business in that let alone bring my child in there with me? Um, wait, is it even big enough to enter with your child to change your child comfortably? I think not!
Back to us on the plane….we snuggled in comfortably and I knew right from the start that I would NOT be getting up. This is why, when we booked our flight, we booked the seat with extra leg room because I knew I would have to change my child-but it would NOT be in the bathroom of the airplane. I carried along enough blankets to cover my baby and not offend anyone with unnecessary nudity. I also carried freshener just in case it was a “number 2” so it wouldn’t smell like baby poop for the entire international flight. I was prepared. Or so I thought! This was not the case so prepare to laugh and me and my new mami misfortunes.
Our trip to Puerto Rico was a little over three hours. About 45 minutes into the flight, boy was there chaos in the sky! My little man was very playful with his pacifier in his mouth to save him from the air pockets so he could have a comfortable flight. I felt his diaper and it was getting a bit stiff and I knew he needed a diaper change but at that moment they were coming around with drinks and snacks (at that time, they still gave you snacks). I didn’t want to change him as the attendants passed, only to start a conversation about my phobia of going into the bathroom to change my baby. I had to wait about 10 more minutes for them to serve and pass but that diaper couldn’t wait and neither could my boy.
As he was jumping up and down and giggling at me, his “hose” decided to let go and it was as if he didn’t have a diaper on at all! The urine somehow came spraying directly at me and all over my shirt. My sister immediately grabbed the tissues nearby to try to stop it but the little she did catch sprinkled all over his legs and continued through the tissue all over my shirt! We were NOT prepared for a shower of urine. We both laughed about the situation because it was my phobia that would not let me enter that bathroom where at least we could have wiped the surfaces down. I am quite sure that having a reliable diaper like Huggies ® Snug & Dry would have provided long-lasting protection for that flight and would have helped save my day. Let’s just say that “other” brand will remain anonymous!
This stubborn mom still did not enter the bathroom to change her baby boy. I had to lay him on my drenched lap, placing tons of those blankets I mentioned underneath and proceeded to detach the sides with that tape-like fastener. Unlike, Huggies ® that has the SnugFit Waistband for All-Around Fit, this particular diaper didn’t have that option. I really needed a Huggies® Snug & Dry diaper for that flight because the New Sure Fit Design would have provided me up to 12 hours of leakage protection. That’s right 12 hours! Imagine that? 45 minutes later I was covered in a disaster and my three hour trip made me even more nervous, not knowing what would happen next. Huggies® would have provided me with more protection because of their closer-to-body fit that moves with baby’s twists and turns, those same moves he was doing on that flight. That softer outer cover would have probably helped me a whole lot as well.
As a first time mother, I learned a lifelong lesson and Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers became top priority on my list immediately. I never had one of those moments again thankfully! If this mom of two decides to aim for baby #3, bebe will definitely be protected with Huggies® . You can squirt me once, but next time, I will be the one to shower my baby with Huggies® protection and motherly love right from the start!
Let’s share- What was your most memorable diaper moment with your little one and why is being “Snug & Fit” important for better protection for your lil’ angel? Please share in your comment.
Disclosure: ****This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and Huggies® and Babies R’ Us has provided me with a $50 gift card to give to one readers! I have been financially compensated to provide my opinion and review of the products. Even though I received compensation for this post, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on the products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines, 16 C.F.R Part 255****
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