As parents we look to the professionals to tell us what to do but sometimes, the professionals are not always right. I have 10 children one just born last Wednesday, out of the 10, 6 have had umbilical hernias. From my very first child, I implemented what I had been taught about babies with Umbilical hernias. Doctors will tell you that an umbilical hernia should resolve on it’s own in a child. I found that not to be the case. We all have old wives tales, traditions and remedies that have been handed down by our ancestors and for me, the quarter wrap was one of them.
You have to first understand why an umbilical hernia occurs. It happens when the stomach muscles don’t join completely and the intestine and other tissues bulge. Think about this for a moment. The child has a weak muscle and we expect that what is protruding and is extroverted will invert on it’s own over time? So, a baby is strong enough to have that muscle pulled in? I’m not too sure about that but I’m also not a doctor. I’m just a dad with experience.
I’d first like to point out our review is based on experience not the fact that we reached out to both companies with no reply from either. Our first 2 kids were subject to what we could afford at the time with my oldest almost 25 and the second 22 years old now. From that point forward the next 1 child was a Huggies babies. At the time Huggies was the better brand. They were less expensive, absorbent and had a better feel. The con was once the baby went pee the diaper would smell almost instantly. Pampers began to gain traction with our 4th child leaving us with 6 Pampers babies. Their branding and diversification of a variety of new products began to consume the market and knocked Huggies to the number 2 spot. Pampers introduced a longer lasting, fresh smelling, thinner but up to 12 hour absorbent product. Now, while I’m not sure why anyone would keep a baby in a diaper that long, Pampers designed it though.
We are getting ready to have our 10th baby in about 1½ weeks. With all the stuff to get ready, deciding which diapers to use was a major decision. We decided to go with Pampers Swaddlers for the newborn stage and the Pampers Cruisers for the next
Michelle and Martin Ervin have had the privilege of raising 11 amazing children. We will share #parenting advice, recipes and anything that has to do with our fantastic journey