Yesterday, we spent the day at the hospital for Raelynn's first checkup. Despite numerous fuckheads trying to touch Raelynn and consequently getting hit (quite hard, actually) by my hand, her checkup went very well. We had left the house with the intention we'd get more diapers while we were out but alas, we forgot. We weren't completely out but we figured we should get more before it's too late. My husband had to run some errands so he decided to pick up the diapers himself. I love him so very much but on this mission, my dear husband FAILED.
By now, I should not at all be surprised about the half-assed nature of people here. Many baby clothes come open at the crotch so the diaper sticks out. The lazy parents here just pull the diaper through the hole while they are out in the street with their child and let the poop and pee fall where it may. These type of diapers LOOK like the ones we know from the states but have NO tabs on them to secure the diaper in place. So you just stick it up against your child's crotch and put the clothes on and hope that it stays put. It doesn't. I know this because MIL bought a pack of these silly things while we were in the hospital (here, you must bring your own diapers to the hospital, believe it or not) and we were quite aggravated with having to change Raelynn's clothes every time she pooped or peed in these diapers. I should mention they DO have the kind of diapers like the US has. These are a little more expensive (about 80 yuan a package, which, depending on the current conversion rate is about $13) but indulge me a moment on my living word problem.
First, a photo:
I even tried to creatively solve the problem...
And here, you can see how, even with another diaper tied around her, there is a gaping leg hole, just waiting to leak out poopie and pee pee goodness all over our home.
What kind of idiot would make diapers like this? And why oh why would my husband listen to some dumbass lady at the store? He should have invited her mangy ass to come do all the extra resulting laundry I've been enslaved with since he brought these cursed things home yesterday. Bah!