Holding On To The Teeny Diaper Days


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I can’t believe that my little pixie princess is five months old! In some strange way I’m excited to see her grow up. Well, maybe not too much, but juuust enough for her to start toddling around. I know how crazy that must sound. What mama is ever ready to start baby-proofing and chasing, and in my case, a third time around?

I think part of my desire comes from finally having a girl after having two boys. I’m excited to see her personality blossom and how she interacts with the boys. The reality of baby Akilah toddling around and running things will be here soon enough, but until then, I’ll cherish her soft baby cries when she wants to be held, her Mariah Carey whistle notes whenever she’s excited, and the teeny little diapers that she is still able to fit into.


Unlike her big brothers, Akilah is long and lean. Her little legs are just a growing, right on out of her footie PJ’s. She definitely takes after Daddy. He was a leggy baby and I was on the stocky side. Since Akilah isn’t as chunky as her brothers were when they were babies, one thing has remained the same for a while; her diaper size. Her slim waist and tiny heiny are keeping her in a size 1, which isn’t so bad since the smaller sizes are sold in larger quantities. I will gladly take an extra 16 diapers, thank you very much.


Huggies Little Snugglers diapers have been a part of our diapering routine. I can stuff so many of the size 1’s into our diaper caddy if I arrange them sideways. In the wipes dispenser, we have Huggies Natural Care wipes on deck. Their triple clean layers are so gentle on her delicate skin. I especially love how the Little Snugglers waistband fits and contours to her body ensuring that everything that belongs inside… stays inside. The wetness indicator keeps us from guessing whether she’s taken a tinkle or not.

Funny story. It wasn’t until Jaxon was almost two that I realized that diapers had a wetness indicator. I had gone about seven years of parenting without knowing about that little strip down the middle of the diaper. But I don’t feel bad because Greg didn’t know either and he has changed plenty of diapers. I recently asked him if Akilah was wet and he couldn’t tell. I told him to tell me what color the strip was on the diaper and he was just as astonished as I was when I figured it out. For those who don’t know, there’s a yellow strip on the diaper that turns blue when baby is wet. Pretty neat, huh? Surely we aren’t the only ones who were slow to catch on. *face palm*


Infanthood goes by so fast. I can’t wait to see who baby Akilah becomes, but for now I’ll hold on to the teeny diaper days.


Were you eager to see your baby reach certain milestones? Also, is there anything about parenting that you were slow to catch on to? Share!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • MJ February 26, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    There she is! So adorable. I am with you on the smaller sizes because the box carries more diapers! Unfortunately my JuiceE is already up to size 4 at 9 months. LOL.

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  • Jonna February 15, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    So adorbs! While I don’t have kids of my own, I’ve changed my fair share of nieces and nephews (by marriage and by friendship) diapers. And there’s something about that moment after you finally get that fresh diaper on that’s so sweet. It’s like you and baby are relieved! Cute post 🙂

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    • Sheena Tatum February 16, 2016 at 1:26 AM

      So I’m not the only one who gets that feeling after changing a diaper? I enjoy changing diapers as long as they’re not pooplosions! LOL

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  • Christine @MomsNCharge February 9, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    OMG look at that little princess! I still have my kids’ newborn diapers (one as a keepsake for each) and I can’t believe how quickly time flies! They are now 4, 6 & 8.

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  • Hey, It's GinaB February 9, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Hey Sheena, I was slow with all things parenting and knew nothing about kids. I was the only child in my immediate and extended family. Hubbs had to take the lead when my daughter was born. I’ve on a bit now, lol!

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    • Sheena Tatum February 9, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      I’m an only child, too and honestly didn’t see myself having kids until I started reading Mommy Blogs at 19. Thanks to the internet, I was able to prepare ahead!

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  • Anitra Durand Allen February 8, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    It has been years since I have had to use diapers, but Huggies were always my FAVORITE! Because of the stripe, because they came in smaller sizes and were more absorbent that the other brands. My first baby girl was only 18.5 inches long at birth and at the time they were the only brand to carry newborn sized diapers. She’s 11 now. And I still love Huggies! LOL

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  • Dana Carmel February 8, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    I’m definitely looking forward to starting a family someday very soon, so I don’t have much diaper changing experience yet. Cool tip about the diaper strip that turns colors! Your baby girl is so cute – cherish these moments.

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  • Kiwi February 8, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    Well this is good to know for future parenting! There is a wetness indicator I will be sure to make a mental note of that when getting diapers!

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  • Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge) February 8, 2016 at 12:22 AM

    I thought I was going to be all excited to see my little one grow up and start school. But it also came with a mix of feelings that I didn’t expect.

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  • Kim February 7, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Our daughter is now 4. I miss her being small, cuddling with her, and nursing her. I can’t pinpoint anything…. wait, last year an infographic came out showing what the flaps on the shoulders of onesies are for. Now, that, I didn’t know.

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    • Sheena Tatum February 7, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      OMG, I had to learn about the lap shoulder through Ok, Dani! Three kids later, lol!

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  • foodfashionandflow February 6, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    I enjoyed the teeny diaper days, but was anxious for my little one to be potty trained. I wish I had known more about introducing solid foods earlier because for a minute, my son was a finicky picky eater and I was told that they are that way when you don’t introduce solid foods early. Who knew?

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    • Sheena Tatum February 6, 2016 at 7:11 PM

      I had no idea! I was hesitant to introduce my first son to solids and now he’s particular when it comes to food. My middle son, however, had been swiping nuggets and things early on and is now a good eater – ha!

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  • Holly February 6, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Awww cute baby. Anything that helps makes a difference.

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  • Stacie February 6, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Aw, she is getting so big Sheena! Such a cutie pie!

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