Friday 20 January 2012

#Miosolochallenge Day #4 - The Daddy Challenge!

So yesterday was Day four of the #miosolochallange And Bambino mio asked us to find someone who doesn't usually change baby or is not used to reusable nappies to have a go! Now although 'Daddy' does his bit, he freely admits that the cloth nappies we use on Elizabeth confuse him and tries to avoid changing her botty when possible, claiming 'I'll get it all wrong and she'll leak!'.

On a few occasions that he has changed her we have had some 'disasters! There was the time when Daddy was on Nappy duty last Summer, we went out to the park and after playing on the swings for a bit I noticed that Elizabeth's leggings looked very wet! My first thought was that the swing had been wet when she sat on it, until I noticed the smell! Pulling her leggings down I discovered that Daddy had put an empty pocket nappy on her! Just the cover, with no insert!!
Now I don't know how much of his 'confusion' with cloth nappies is an excuse to get out of the smelly job of 'changing time' and how much is actually true. But I decided to challenge him to use the Miosolo's to see how he coped with such a simple to use all in one nappy! And to make the challenge even trickier I would not be there to help him!

Yesterday after work I was attending a meeting to discuss creating a local Abundance group as part of the Incredible Edible project I am involved in, So it was up to Daddy to pick Ben and Elizabeth up from School and nursery then feed and entertain them until bedtime!
I left him full instructions on how to use the nappies and reminded him again when I spoke to him on the phone at lunch time!

This to me was the ultimate test! I have been using the Solo's for a few days now and am very impressed with their performance but I am used to using real nappies! If Daddy can use the Miosolo then next week I will be adding it to the part of our 'stash' that I am comfortable sending to nursery!
When my daughter started nursery earlier in the month, we went on quite a few 'settlng in' visits and I demonstrated cloth nappies to all the staff that would be caring for her, they were fab about it and are really surprised how easy they are to use!  I have a mixture of different types of nappies and there are some that I favour when packing the nursery bag, these are ones I am confident won't leak or wick, and that won't confuse the lovely staff!

So how did he cope?

When I arrived home the children were tucked up in bed and the house was (relatively) tidy! There was no sign of any sort of disaster (nappy related or otherwise!) so I breathed a sigh of relief!
Daddy's verdict...
Daddy had changed E's botty twice in the time that I had been out and had even had a poopy one to deal with! He told me...

'They're really simple to use, I like the strong velcro and they feel really soft on E's skin, the flimsy bit inside (he means the flushable liner!) was a bit fiddly to put in but was really easy to just tip in the loo when it was dirty'
When I asked if he'd be comfortable using them again, his response was... 'yeah, why not?'
Now Mr Mymummyspennies YOU HAVE NO MORE EXCUSES!!
So Daddy (and Elizabeth!) survived this challenge and I now feel confident enough to send the Miosolo's into nursery next week!
Check out the thoughts of my fellow bloggers on the Bambinomio website or by searching for #miosolochallenge on Twitter.

If you have a miosolo why not Join in?

Have you challenged Daddy to try a cloth nappy yet?

If you like what you see and you haven't tried a Miosolo for your little one yet, Bambino Mio have a fabulous #miosolochallenge offer on this week (ending Sunday)...

The photo was taken today as I was not there to watch him last night (and although Ben loveshis camera his style is quite abstract and he would have taken a photo of the carpet!!)


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