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:

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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 www.funstuff4babies.com, complete with all the supplies necessary to prepare those dads for the worst. My favorite tools include the tongs, biohazard bag, and the poncho. 

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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 thoughts on "Just in Case…(Giveaway)"

  1. Jen says:

    Jen – singnsk8@hotmail.com The tool that I think would be the most useful for a diaper-changing-daddy is the Emergency Formula Container. I like it for it’s double use as a peepee cover. :o)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Without a doubt…the googles, to protect sensitive daddy eyes from the burning of the aroma that arises from many diapers. Why didn’t we think of those earlier!!
    TW

  3. sarah says:

    For Sean it would have to be the biohazard bag…he’s got such a weak stomach I would clip it around his neck like the dental hygeinist does with the napkin to catch his throw-up! You know how to catch me!!

    Loves (and still on bedrest)–
    Sarah Jane

  4. SarahSLP says:

    That was me above…for some reason I must have logged in with an old account or something!

    Sarah Reaves

  5. Jocelyn says:

    Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick JUST ONE! A turkey baster is so efficient and much better than a water hose for precision hiney washing… the poop poncho will be greatly appreciated as a form of protection from dangling ties and nice dress clothes… and the tongs, goggles and biohazard bag are indispensible for STINKIES! But the best, most useful tool has got to be the Emergency Formula Container that doubles as a PeePee Cover! My only fear is that a husband will not clean the handy little tool in between uses! :-) Yuck!!

  6. Amber S. says:

    “Patent Pending Poop Poncho!” Great use of alliteration… oh, and such a useful item too. :-) When babies are itty bitty – especially when breastfed – they can oftentimes SQUIRT a stream of poopy out of their cute little bum when the legs are raised and knees brought into the chest for proper cleaning, thus making a MESS of the changer’s shirt, pants, shoes… you get the idea!

  7. Ami says:

    My brother could use the gloves. He’s a first-time daddy to a 3 week-old baby girl, who has proved to not be very ladylike when it comes to her BMs. She has had a number of explosions on my brother’s watch, and to hear him explain it, you would think he needs HazMat’s assistance!

  8. Cheryl in Nebraska says:

    My daughter and son-in-law are blessing me with my first grandchild in October. I think the mask especially would be handy for my inexperienced son-in-law. Oh I’d love to present this to him! Thanks for the chance, I’m a new fan of your blog!
    ccollins74@hotmail.com

  9. mhuffman says:

    My husband and I have a sweet little 4 month old baby boy who likes to not go #2 for several days so he can save up for a major disaster. I swear he knows he is doing this :) I would love to give this to my husband. You should see his face when he has to change one of these! I think the mask would be of great use to him. He always just about gags and vomits on the smell!
    melissa_aowens@hotmail.com

  10. cbhoff says:

    Hmmm… I am still prego with my first so I haven’t really had to change a diaper for a while but I like the tongs. I’ve always hated picking up that warm diaper to put it in the trash so that would be perfect!

  11. Suzanne says:

    dude, i would love to give this to my brother who is expecting his first baby boy, any day now! i think the goggles are most appropriate b/c he has absolutely no idea how many times he is going to get sprayed in the face! haha…can’t wait! (tee hee hee–evil suz)

    you know where to find me! fun giveaway! 😉 love you!

  12. Erin P says:

    Ooh – this is a tough one. I would say the “hand wipes for daddy only” since we’re going back to cloth diapers for baby #3 due in 4 weeks or so. My husband would probably go straight for the disposable newborn diaper (which will be in short, but emergency supply in our house), or the biohazard bag for the used cloth diaper just to avoid the rinse and trip to the diaper pail!
    jasonanderinpowell@yahoo.com

  13. Jara says:

    it’s a toss up between the goggles and the face mask.. They are both equally important when changing those new little boy diapers… Because as we all know.. Their aim is always dead on!.. Eyes and Mouth.

    jaramalchow@yahoo.com

  14. Natalie says:

    I would have to say the face mask for sure. For those stinkies that make Daddy gag!

    nporter-andthentherewerethree.blogspot.com

  15. Meridith says:

    I am going to say the optional directions…Our daddy has yet to change a diaper and the baby is 8 1/2 months old. Yes, daddy lives with us, and no he doesn’t travel for business. He just doesn’t do diapers. Directions would help.

  16. Kate says:

    I like the formula holder that doubles as a “pee-catcher”! Ha! For some reason, the boys ALWAYS pee on my husband!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures of Isaac and the diapers…that is HILARIOUS!

    Kate
    mrs_kateboard@hotmail.com

  17. Liz says:

    I would have to say that the mask would be best for my husband at least. He’s just about thrown up way too many times changing the stinky diapers. I don’t know what he would do if it wound up all over his lap…

  18. I love the bio hazard bags and the gloves for sure! That is too funny!

  19. Although I think the mask would be ideal for those super stinky moments, I think the goggles are great!! Having had 2 boys, ‘Old Faithful’ has gotten me MANY times :) This is such a fun gift! Thanks for passing it along :)
    Beth
    abjwags@yahoo.com

  20. MDtripmom says:

    Well I’m disappointed that the kit doesn’t have duct tape since my little ones are currently trying to roll/squirm off the changing table but I’d have to go with the biohazard bag. My husband is always complaining about the diaper champ having bad breath so this would be a great alternative! :)

  21. Margaret says:

    I think the mask would be most appropriate since my husband has always gagged during diaper changes. :) What a cute gift idea!!! My email is sohappilyus (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!! :)

  22. ASHENFELTERS says:

    definitly the painters mask….sometimes the smell of the “load” vapors can make your eyes roll back into your head..our youth pastor and his wife are expecting any day and this would seriously be the perfect gift!:)
    ashenfelters@hotmail.com

  23. I think the tongs — since if there are tools involved, men think it’s cool.

  24. oooh, i would love to give this to my hubby, who is FINALLY a daddy to be! i think the pacifier would be handy. changing a diaper is one things, but chaging a diaper on a screaming baby is pretty difficult!

  25. Audrea says:

    I love the gloves and poncho because so many say “it might touch me!” audreafuller@gmail.com

  26. Susan Korbel says:

    Definitely the new dad ribbon. Just like asking for directions, new dads often want some help with figuring out the details of little ones like dressing and changing diapers, but don’t know how to ask for it.

    Maybe all new dads need a ribbon!

  27. a friend/coworker is expecting her first and her hubby is very excited for it all! I’d love to give this to them at their shower in a few weeks!

    I think the face mask would be the best tool – that or a nose plug! :-)

  28. I’d love to win this for my sister’s husband!! Thanks for letting us into you life one little glimpse at a time!! I LOVE IT!! :) I can only imagine the noise level when all 4 boys are doing the “excited squeal” at the same time! What joy!!
    Lauren
    laurencrogers (at) gmail (dot) come

  29. Megryansmom says:

    I would love to win this for my son. Definitely the bio hazard bag is the best item in the kit. P U!

  30. IT’s hard to type when I’m laughing so hard!!! Put me in for the give away!
    realityfromrachel@blogspot.com

    rrichins@verizon.net

    WHAT A FUN THING!!!

  31. Melody says:

    I have a friend who actually bought a box of latex gloves to use when changing his newborn’s diapers. We laughed at him. I had a hard time choosing one item, but I think I’ll have to go with the “New Dad” ribbon. That would let others know that it’s okay to tell the bleary-eyed crazed looking guy that he’s got something on his shirt.

  32. That is the funniest survival kit. I think the tongs would be a pretty funny sight in my hubby’s hands.

  33. This is actually quite funny too. I have no one preggo that I know real well, but I just had to comment :)
    ~Elyse~

  34. Mrs. Wilson says:

    That’s so hilarious!! (The diapers in the crib, not the leaky diaper – we had one of those in our house today from our 22-month-old – not pretty!)

    I’d say that the rubber gloves would be most helpful – I’m tempted to wear them some days too!!

  35. They are all excellent and helpful tools, but for my brother Jon, who will be a first time daddy in July, I think he would appreciate the rubber gloves most…for those “stinkies” as you call them. Though he is a boy and a firefighting motorcycling man, he is also a clean/neat freak…so he would not want the poo anywhere close to this fingers or hands!

    This is Jaimie Z at jmzetterberg@gmail.com

  36. Jennifer says:

    Well, I think the whole tool box is pretty handy. If I won I would give this to my brother, Jeremy, who is having his first baby in a few weeks so I can totally see him using the gloves and the tongs. He’s not going to want any of that diaper touching his skin. Great giveaway!

    Jennifer
    powerspower@att.net

  37. ALL Tools are neccessary for a dad, but the best is the mask.
    klangseth@gmail.com

  38. RaycoTD says:

    The turkey baster has got to be the most useful tool. You can squirt some water right where you need it, or you can suck up some….umm…whatever might need sucking up!
    Trayner2@gwi.net
    Fun contest!
    Tracy

  39. OMG! I needed a laugh! I love you so much!
    XOXO
    Gen

  40. kmaloy says:

    My son in law needed this set when my grandchildren were babies.Every time he would change a diaper he would wrap a towel or tshirt around his face so he couldnt smell. It got really funny when the babies were old enough to jerk the shirt or towel from his face!

  41. trixiefan says:

    I think the face mask would be appropriate. We have two new daddies in our church this week. I would love to give this to either one of them!

  42. Dawn says:

    Oh, you must have had a hard time keeping your laughter quiet so you didn't wake up your boys! :)

    My cousin & his wife are expecting their first baby. This would be a perfect shower gift for him!

  43. Allison says:

    I definitely think the “optional directions” would be most useful for those new dads! My husband could have used some directions those first few times! :-)

    Allison (allisonandgreg (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. Anonymous says:

    Jen,

    This would be perfect for David. I think the new dad ribbon would be his fav. amyammil[at]hotmail[dot]com.

    Amy C.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Jen-boilers4769@yahoo.com.. I think the best tool would have to be the nose plugs. Aiden definetly has some very stinky diapers, and my husband is a very hands on dad who often needs nose plugs :) Crystal Williams

  46. Hi,
    this is the first time or maybe second i comment on your blog, but i stop by and read it often!
    my pick would be the goggles. I think they are the most appropriate! :) DS would spray his daddy on the face almost everytime he changed him:o)
    thanks for the fun! your boys are sooo cute!

  47. Hestermania! says:

    the most important to a new dad is something to cover up the STINK!

  48. Sarah says:

    The goggles definitely! Especially with boys…spray protection!
    syrup_princess@hotmail.com

    -Sarah

  49. Anonymous says:

    I would go with the gloves. Who wants gross stuff on their hands?

    nataliegail@hotmail.com

  50. This morning I discovered what happens in a diaper after feeding a baby plums for 3 days straight. BY FAR the rubber gloves would have been more useful b/c I had plum poo all over my hands!! **gag** You can wash that “crap” off…but you can wash away plum poo stink. Ugh….now I feel the need to wash my hands again!!

  51. Heather says:

    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!).

  52. Sarah says:

    I think the tongs would be highly useful. sarahfound@hotmail.com

  53. 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!

    Shannon

  54. jens says:

    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!

  55. Stephanie says:

    i like the nose plug and goggles. my husband would love it. he gets a little nauseous with the smell sometimes!
    tigers14@bellsouth.net

  56. Mamma Sol says:

    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

  57. CB says:

    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!
    Charissa
    http://www.every-good-and-perfect-gift.blogspot.com

  58. Richardzmom says:

    Michelle msullivan@rcsd.ms http://www.sullivanfamilyms.blogspot.com

    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!

  59. Sandy says:

    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.

  60. 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.
    My blog http://www.weberfamilylife.blogspot.com

  61. Janna says:

    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!
    sjgablehouse@comcast.net

  62. Anonymous says:

    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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