It's funny how grossed out we are by baby poop, at least in the very beginning. But eventually we become diaper changing experts and become almost obsessed with our baby's bowel movements. What colour is it? Why is it that colour? What does that mean? Is it hard or soft? How many times did he/she poop today? Oh no! My baby hasn't pooped!
The more accustomed we become to the little presents awaiting us in our little sweeties' diapers, the more able we become to find the humour in it all. I'm sure every parent out there has their fair share of poopy stories. If not yet, don't worry, your time will come.
I can still remember my poopy days...
I had just finished getting everything set up and ready for my daughter's bath. The towel was resting dutifully on the towel rack. The soap and shampoo were in position. The water was waiting to snuggle her little body. The only thing left to do was take off that dreaded diaper. Big mistake.
The pooping started, without any sounding fart warnings even.
Now most parents are familiar with the stages of baby poop: black sticky tar, mustardy seedy yellow, greens, oranges, browns, and sometimes even rainbow coloured and lumpy. Well this one was green and slimy. When it started, my boyfriend caught some of it in his hand. With these pre-warning rumblings, he tried holding her over the bathroom sink for the rest of it. But this poop had a mind of its own. It was an explosion. It went all over the bathroom wall behind the sink. Was it gross? Yes. Was it easy to clean up? Fairly. Will it ever be forgotten? Nope.
Then there were the days when my darling baby girl would be playing in her exersaucer, bouncing and giggling with joy, only stopping to do her business. When I would check her. Somehow. Every. Single. Time. The poop had crawled out of her diaper, all the way up her back and sometimes even onto her shirt. There were more than plenty of these incidents.
And now I may not have had boys, but between leaky diapers and my youngest daughter who peed nearly every time I took her diaper off, I've had my fair share of being peed on too.
We've all got 'em, and I'd love to hear your disastrous diaper stories.