Just suppose you were to have to change your (tummy sleeping) 3 month old child every 3 hrs round the clock, even though every mom knows NEVER to awaken a sleeping child. Because I now consider myself a pro and the Mother of the Year so I am going to share my tips with you. (hey...if Obama gets a Nobel Prize for having great ideas/plans, then I surely should get Mom of the Year just for multiple middle of the night diaper changing creativity.)
#1: Put your child in one of those (usually very pointless) gowns. And socks to her knees. That way her bum is already semi exposed and yet her legs remain warm.
#2: Put the correct sized diaper on backwards so that those crazily loud velro straps are on the top and you dont have to dig under her tummy searching for it at midnight. Or 3am. Or 6am.
#3: Put a diaper 3 sizes bigger than the one she wears so that the inevitable leak is semi-caught.
#4: Because the urine is only semi-caught, place layers of chucks absorbant pads and receiving blankets under her belly so that when your sweet bundle of joy pees through both diapers you can throw a layer away. And another layer again at midnight. And 3am. And 6am.
#5: When actually changing the diaper rely alot on your sense of smell and basic dark shapes to know whether you are wiping off the layer of "spackling textured" diaper rash creme or actual poop.
#6: When the bum smells no more or the dark shapes look a little less dark...add more "spackling textured" diaper rash creme liberally.
#7: Put all of your sweet little ones layers back on and cover her up and look down at her and think that surely. surely. surely. THIS child will never tell you that you dont love her. That somewhere deep in her pre-teen memory she will vaguely remember layers of diapers and the smell of that "spackling texture" diaper rash creme and will know that it means you loved her more than 3 consecutive hours of sleep. Of course, the lack of 3 hours of consecutive sleep did make you think you were qualified for Mom of the Year because of a few fuzzy diaper changing tricks. But overall you will know in your mind that you love that little chunkey monkey way more than you ever thought possible. And she too will love you. Surely.