For all the joy and happiness that babies bring to their parents, changing diapers does not top the list of favorite parent activities. Many parents have their horrifying diaper stories about that one unbelievably poopy diaper that required a clothespin on the nose to allow them to change the diaper. As awful as it may have been in the moment, it is one diaper story that is sure to embarrass your child when you tell it to their significant other years later. So what is the big deal with diapers anyways?

Diaper Change
Baby diapers come in all sorts of sizes and styles these days. Gone are the "one-size fits all" days. Now, you have your choice between newborn diapers or toddler diapers; cloth diapers or disposable diapers; a girl diaper or a boy diaper.

If you decide to go with a cloth diaper, not only will you be doing something good for the environment, but you will also save money since you won't need to constantly buy diapers. Also, your little one's bum might have a better chance of staying free of diaper rash. However, you will probably need to buy some diaper covers, either rubber or plastic, to keep things contained as well as diapers pins to keep the diapers up. You will also be spending a lot of time washing those diapers every week. However, there are diaper services that can make this job a bit easier for you.

Because of the inconvenience that comes with cloth diapers, many parents opt instead for disposable diapers. For those that don't have the time to run out and buy diapers all the time, a diaper service can deliver those diapers right to your door. Many of these services also sell discounts diapers for those working on a tight budget. Shopping at stores in your area that sell wholesale diapers can also help you save a few dollars.

The three most popular brands of disposable diapers are Huggies Diapers, Pampers Diapers, and Luvs Diapers. If you're looking for diaper coupons or hoping to get lucky with some free diapers, these are the three brands that you'll most likely be able to get discounts for.

Dirty Diapers
Although baby diaper changing is never fun, getting rid of the diapers can be down right stinky work. While every child wearing diapers likely has a diaper pail in their room, diaper pails that aren't properly covered can lead to rather unpleasant fumes in the room. As a result, many companies have developed diaper disposal containers that are designed to minimize the smell, bacteria and general unsightliness of dirty diapers. The Diaper Genie and Diaper Champ are two of the top choices of parents when they're changing a diaper.

But even if you have all the gear, it doesn't mean you know how to change a diaper. Being unable to change a child's diaper is a common problem among new parents, so don't feel bad if you just can't get the diaper to stay on the first few times. If you're using cloth diapers, it may take even longer to figure out how to secure the diaper on your squirming baby.

Kids in Diapers
While everyone expects babies in diapers, few people think that kids might be still in diapers. It is not uncommon for older children to need diapers, even if it is only at night. For kids in diapers, some disposable diaper companies have designed "overnight" diapers or pull-ups for older children. If your child needs diapers, assure them that there is no reason to be embarrassed and that they will soon grow out of their need for diapers.