By: Jennifer Murray

Just in Case…(Giveaway)

Yesterday evening, I was getting ready to head out for my grocery run.  Brad was working on getting the boys outside for some backyard fun – which involved changing some "stinkies" before putting on their shoes. THANK HEAVENS for a husband who is willing to share the "load" in the diaper department. =) Before gathering my coupons, list, and purse, I decided to help speed up the "getting out the door" process by helping with the boys’ shoes.  "Timmy" (name changed to protect the innocent) hopped up onto my lap, in which I quickly discovered there was yet ANOTHER stinky to be changed.  Not to be too descriptive, but it was one of those smells that confirmed that this was going to be a bad one.  I held my breath, finished putting on his shoes, and lifted him off my lap to find out the stinky had not stayed IN the diaper, but rather had gotten all over his backside and my grocery getup. Needless to say, getting out the door, doesn’t always go as planned.

At the end of the night, when all was but forgotten, we snuck in to tell our slumbering boys goodnight. We were greeted by this sight:



Isaac must have wanted to have an extra diaper (or 22) handy just in case he had a diaper disaster in the night. Way to be prepared, little buddy! 

I just happen to have a GIVEAWAY to accompany this post perfectly!!!!  It’s a Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox, from, complete with all the supplies necessary to prepare those dads for the worst. My favorite tools include the tongs, biohazard bag, and the poncho. 


Wouldn’t this be a perfect gift for the first-time dad or to give at a Jack and Jill shower? 

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment telling me which tool you think would be the most useful for a diaper-changing-daddy and why.

* Only one entry per person, and make sure you include your email address or a link to your blog as a way to contact you if you are chosen as the random winner!

* I will choose a winner tomorrow night, so act quickly! 

62 Responses to “Just in Case…(Giveaway)”

  1. Heather
    March 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    LOVE these pictures! What a cutie! I’m seriously cracking up! No need to enter me into the contest, but love the response! Hope this makes someone very happy (and their life easier!).

  2. Sarah
    March 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    I think the tongs would be highly useful.

  3. Rossetter Twins
    March 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    The ribbon may be the most important because Dad’s (especially new Dad’s) are a little more sensitive and need to be lifted up and encouraged more frequently than the Super Mom! They take pride in a job well done, especially a blow out story that they can brag about to all their buddies! Thanks for the humor you find in day to day activities with multiples, you make 2 seem like a cake walk!


  4. jens
    March 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    ooh,that’s a tough one. Gotta have the new diaper! Gloves are handy…So’s the tongs. But I think my final answer is the mask. I laughed pretty hard when I watched my husband heave as he tried to change our first’s diaper. Granted, it was a stinky one and he’s not one to shirk diaper duty! But this would be great for his little brother, about to become a first-time dad!

  5. Stephanie
    March 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    i like the nose plug and goggles. my husband would love it. he gets a little nauseous with the smell sometimes!

  6. Mamma Sol
    March 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    Hello and thank you for yet another nice blog entry 🙂 It is so lovely to read the way how you deal with the everyday challenges by focussing on the positive!
    My choice would be something that is not included in the tool box. My husband (the lovely man) is at home with our twins who are turning one this month and his biggest challenge at this point is the constant rolling over on the changing table. He has requested some sort of strap to help “pin” them down without harming them, so that he can use both hands for the diaper change.

    But don’t include me in the giveaway, though- we live “totally” abroad!

    bjermeland (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. CB
    March 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    How funny and cute…we are waiting for God to bless with a baby, and in talking about diaper changing, my husband says he’ll do it IF he has gloves and a gas mask. So, the most useful I think will be the mask!

  8. Richardzmom
    March 12, 2009 at 5:22 pm #


    Absolutely the picture frame with the picture in it – in order to remember WHY he is putting himself through this – not a bad idea to put mom’s picture on there too!

  9. Sandy
    March 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    I remember the days that I didn’t think my house would ever stop smelling like a diaper pail, and I only had two! These pics are very cute, thanks for sharing.

  10. Mommato2miracles
    March 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    I would say the Tongs due to the fact that they don’t want to TOUCH anytthing with their precious hands. Although if there is some kind of stink blocker that would be good too, as my husband can’t deal with the stink.
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  11. Janna
    March 12, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    I think my husband, who’s to be a father for the first time this summer when I have this little boy, would most use the eye goggles (we’ve been fairly warned of peeing little boys) and the nose plugs… He doesnt handle his smells so well!!!

    That’s just a great kit to have!

  12. Anonymous
    March 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    Silly question- why are the boys’ cribs so empty? I noticed in the above pics that there are no blankets or a comforter, no little blankies, no stuffed animals? I can understand for a newborn but don’t they have security objects they like to sleep with?

    Not saying either way is right or wrong, just curious. I have let mine sleep with a pillow and blankets since about 9 months and now their cribs are cluttered with their most favorite babies, bears, and blankies.

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