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To think she should know when a nappy needs changing

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LittleDonkeyKong Fri 04-Apr-14 18:22:15

I'm off to a concert tomorrow night and staying overnight. My mum has very kindly offered to babysit my 2 DDs at mine.

She has asked me to write a list of 7 mo DDs feed and bottle times and what she eats at each meal which is fair enough but she has also asked me to write "Don't forget to change nappies" shock

RachelWatts Fri 04-Apr-14 18:25:13

My mum's not used to modern nappies. The nappy could be down to DS's knees but she'd feel the outside of it and declare that as it didn't feel damp there mustn't be much wee in it confused

Forgettable Fri 04-Apr-14 18:26:02

Yes what Rachel said

ArtFine Fri 04-Apr-14 18:27:11

I sometimes forget to change DDs nappy. Id never admit it in RL

oldgrandmama Fri 04-Apr-14 18:35:26

I've babysat five grandkids as babies/toddlers ... occasionally been totally baffled by the 'which way is what' of disposable nappies. But still think disposables a wonderful thing ... remember days of terry nappies, liners, buckets of shitty nappies soaking and stinking out the place, soaking, boiling, trying to get dry in the Winter ... and OK, I know, contributing to landfill with disposables, saving polar bears etc. Yes - fair point.

oldgrandmama Fri 04-Apr-14 18:37:23

Meant to add, above, that the laundering of terry nappies must also have contributed to global warming, killing polar bears etc. etc., what with the detergents, boiling, huge amount of water needed.

sazzle82 Fri 04-Apr-14 19:39:08

Also agree with what Rachel said. My mum had dd (6 months) this week for the day and 2year old dneice. Dd came home in a size 5 nappy and all the ones I sent were still in the bag. I think it's because she has dneice every week so knows what she's doing with those nappies (even though it's the same).

JuniperHeartwand Fri 04-Apr-14 19:48:29

If your baby doesn't mind being wet then it might be easy to forget to change a nappy if it's not part of your mum's normal daily routine. Obviously she'd notice if it was shitty(!). Your mum isn't being unreasonable to ask you to add it to her to do list.

heatseeker14 Fri 04-Apr-14 19:55:38

YABU your Mum is out of the habit of changing nappies on a daily basis.
I think it is sweet she wants a note to remind herself rather than forget totally. Relax and enjoy the concert smile

DomesticSlobbess Fri 04-Apr-14 19:57:06

My dad would always put DS's on backwards. I had disposable nappies as a baby but it had obviously been a long time since DF had changed one!

BertieBotts Fri 04-Apr-14 19:58:05

Ohhhh that explains a lot Rachel! smile

LittleDonkeyKong Fri 04-Apr-14 19:59:10

Thinking I should of bought some Post It notes today and stick them everywhere including youngest DDs forehead grin

I am sure I'm going to have a great night tomorrow, I cant wait grin

JabberJabberJay Fri 04-Apr-14 20:01:36

Just write it down for her or tell her to change every 3 hours if wet and immediately if pooey.

I don't think she's being unreasonable. She's presumably not used to looking after a baby and is anxious to do it right and not forget anything.

rockybalboa Fri 04-Apr-14 20:10:00

YABU. I also sometimes forget to change nappies and I have two in them. I go by smell sometimes!

deakymom Fri 04-Apr-14 21:21:01

i sent my daughter to her nans in a reusable nappy she was very confused and bought me some disposables!

DoJo Fri 04-Apr-14 22:12:19

I agree - unless they are noticeably wet it can seem as though disposables never need changing to someone who was used to fairly leaky old terry nappies! The fact that the weight of it is pulling it inexorably towards the ground isn't always obvious for people whose children wear clothes (fortunately this is not a problem we have!).

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