September 30, 2010

The Great Pull-Up Conspiracy

Although PK is mostly potty-trained, she still wears pull-ups when we go out, when she goes down for a nap, and when she goes to sleep at night. The rest of the time (i.e. at home), she wears undies. PK hasn't worn a conventional diaper in 6 months or so, and quite frankly, I don't want to go back to that. Even when she wets her pull-up in public, I just plop her down on a toilet and pull off the pull up, and replace it with a new one. In short, pull-ups are A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Until, that is, our supermarket decided to stop carrying them. Now they just carry big-ass toddler diapers for kids her age. WHY WHY WHY??? Is there not enough of a demand for pull-ups?

Apparently not. Seriously. I have scoured all of the Shoppers Drug Mart and PharmaPlus stores in the area near work, and even around the Eaton Center. Either they don't have a baby section (hello, lots of people working downtown have kids!!!), or when they do have a baby section, the pickings are slim. Like the time when I went to a Shoppers Drug Mart around here and found pull-ups for size 3T-4T. Or the time when the one package of pull-ups that I found were for boys. (Aside: I'm not about to buy pull-ups intended for boys and use them on PK, only to find out that they were specially-designed for boys and end up with wet pants as a result. No, thanks.)

So I'm pretty sure that there's a pull-up conspiracy out there. I managed to find them at a Shoppers Drug Mart near my place a couple of weeks back, but it's a bit out of the way, so I don't go there often. And now we're almost out of pull-ups. Grumble, grumble. I guess next time I go there, I'll have to buy like 3 or 4 packages so that I'm not running around the city trying to find a package of freaking pull-ups. Either that, or get PK to stop peeing herself once and for all so that I can rid myself of these pull-ups.


Fawn said...

The boys' Pull-Ups work just fine. It's totally about the marketing. We've used boys' Pull-Ups before with now problems.

Also, with Halia I'm still using regular diapers when she's not in panties, but I've found I'm still able to pull them up and down like a Pull-Up because they have enough stretch in them at the waist. So if you're really desperate you can do that.

Or just always pack extra clothes. :) She might stop peeing herself once she realizes she gets wet every time. Or not. :

Mrs. Shiny and New said...

they are on sale at shoppers this week for $15.99