Night-time Diapers, Exercise Insomnia

Kai is 19 months old now.  He is a heavy wetter at night.  I usually use cloth diapers on him, but it doesn’t work so well for night time since he sleep for 10-12 hours at night.  Either he leaks, or wakes up with ammonia smelling diapers and a rash.  I switched to disposables (pampers, huggies, luvs), but that didn’t work well either.  He still leaked.  I tried the night time diapers made by Huggies and Pampers… still leaked.  Then I remembered a brand of diapers I used on Mia.  It is the brand that Smith’s/Krogers sells, and they are processed chlorine-free and seem to use a different type of absorbing stuff (that’s the technical term).  They cost $6-$7 per pack… at least $2 less than the brand names.  The great thing???  They don’t leak!!!  Yay!!!  I’ve gone a whole 3 days now without having to change Kai’s bed sheets!  I love when a problem gets solved, and it’s cheaper than you thought it would be!

So far, I haven’t skipped any workout days since April 8, 2013.  Yay!  This is the longest I’ve gone.  I almost didn’t work out tonight, but Nathan said we could take turns on the the elliptical machine, so I had to do it.  I don’t usually like working out so late at night (I finished at 11:10 pm).  If it’s too late at night, I have trouble getting to sleep at a reasonable time.  Oh well… at least I got my workout in.  My calf is doing much better.  It still feels tight sometimes depending on what I’m doing.  Also, if I come down on my leg too hard, I still feel a little pull in it.  I’m still trying to stick to mostly low impact cardio, weights, and abs.  I just ordered a new workout by Ellen Barrett… one of her new 30 minute, full-body cardio/toning workouts.  Can’t wait to try it out!

2 replies on “Night-time Diapers, Exercise Insomnia”

Do you like the Ellen Barrett workouts? I like Leslie Sansone’s walking videos a lot, but would like to change things up a bit. About 35 minutes is all I can swing at a time, and want a good, sweaty workout that a middle-aged woman can manage. I don’t need buns of steel or six-pack abs!

Sorry for the late reply… Ellen B. is my favorite trainer. I like how her workouts are tailored for women… to get slim and sleek muscles. Her workouts are not extreme and cause me to be exhausted afterwards, but they are still great workouts that get me sweating. She can be a bit new age-y, but it’s not to an annoying degree… Overall, I’d recommend her workouts to anyone, unless you have knee problems since she incorporated plie squats and other bending knee motions throughout most of her workouts. She has a website : where you can preview videos, “rent” them online for $1.99 for 24 hours so you can try it out to see if you like it.

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