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How Do You Change A Diaper At 30,000 Feet?

04/22/2013 01:35 pm ET
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Rachel Simmons is the author, most recently, of “The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls With Courage and Confidence.”

My 9-week-old daughter was lying, docile and stinky, in the crook of my arm on a flight from Hartford to Atlanta. I had prepared, like a warrior for battle, for this and every other possible complication.

Change of clothes in case of accident: check. Natural wipes approved of by parents in my crunchy, overly child-centered town of Northampton, Mass.: check. Disposable diapers quietly judged by parents in my crunchy, overly child-centered town: check.

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