All of this was accumulated in a matter of hours. Morgan Kate hasn't had this much dirty laundry in one day since her first few days at home.
While Morgan Kate was in the NICU they used Pampers. When we came home we continued to use Pampers and even told my mom that Pampers was the only brand we would use. (By the way, all new parents say stupid things. That just happened to be one of ours.) We were very fortunate to receive lots of diapers as gifts, most being Pampers, so we didn't have to buy them ourselves for quite some time. Once we finally started having to use our own hard earned money, we opted for Luv's. A fifty pack of Luv's from Wal-mart will run you $7.47. Sounds good to me. Anyway, we started using Luv's and were pleasantly surprised. They were great diapers, held up well and were more cost efficient for us. And Morgan Kate seemed to be satisfied with our choice as well.
Recently Morgan Kate has slept through the night a time or two. She usually sleeps through the night for two days and then she's up once a night for the next five. Something like that. I began to notice that when she slept all night her clothes were a little wet the next morning. They weren't soaked or anything, just slightly wet right above her diaper. It happened several times and I decided that maybe Luv's was a good brand, but not the brand we needed for all-night wear. So I decided to invest in the pricier brand, Pampers. I figured she could wear Luv's during the day and Pampers at night. Pampers had always worked for us before and I assumed they would work for us again. Ha. So much for my assumptions.
For the past several days and nights Morgan Kate has been wearing Pampers. The first night she wore them she slept for five hours and then woke up crying. I tried to let her soothe herself, but she continued. I finally went in her room only to find her completely soaked. Her clothes were wet, her blanket was wet and her sheets were wet. Not so much fun at any time of the day, but especially not fun at 1:00 am. Not wanting to put the blame on Pampers, I accredited MK's "soaking" to a full bladder, much more full than usual.
Not so much. Six hours later when she awoke the second time she was again, soaked. This continued to happen for the next three nights and I even encountered some "soaking" during the day.
Today, after three different outfits and two different blankets, I made an executive decision. We are going back to Luv's.
I hate to point fingers and put blame on Pampers, but I really have no choice. I guess it's possible that I got a bad batch, but really, what are the odds of that?
On a completely different note, check out my baby girl doing big girl things. She can now sit up for quite some time using the boppy for support.