I'm going to go out on a limb and say there is truly, no worse time than 2:30 a.m. Waking to a hungry 4 week old baby at 2:30 a.m. is a tired like no other. 2:30 is too far away from Midnight, which to me is a time I often see on the clock without a newborn. 3:30-4:00 a.m., I could start thinking about how good that cup of coffee would taste. But 2:30 just seems like the dead-winter of night time.
And to change a diaper at that time--well let's just say that is a horse of a different color! First the baby has to come out of the swaddle, out of the night gown (the fewer snaps the better) and into a new diaper. Then, situate night gown and re-swadddle that baby.
Are you exhausted thinking about it? Because I am!
Enter the sharpie-diaper game, in which shower goers brighten mom & dad's 2:30 a.m. spirits with funny messages. Frame this free printable in an inexpensive frame and set it by a canvas tote of newborn diapers with a few sharpies, and you have the only shower game you will ever want to play again. Guests can participate, or not! No pressure! Your diaper may just be the one that gets mom or dad through the middle of the night and onto the next cup of coffee.
I'm off to snuggle my 1.5 year old and wish he was a newborn again, just a little bit. I may not miss 2:30 a.m. but those newborn snuggles ARE like no other.