Posts Tagged ‘poop’

Cloth Diaper Elastic: The Poop-Splosion Solution

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 by by


Ask other parents what they disliked most about having a newborn, and besides the sleepness nights, the next answer is usually “the blow-outs.”

Ask a cloth diapering mother, and she will leave the blow-outs off that list and just say “sleepness nights.”

Are cloth diapers really Poop-Splosion free? Yep. Pretty much. As long as they fit correctly, and the baby isn’t suffering a bout of diarrhea, you will save your adorable outfits from that yellow/orange/green poop!

Cloth Diapers, unlike disposables, have elastic at the back, the legs, and sometimes even the front of the diaper.  (Some disposables have “elastic,” but it still fits loosely.) This means the diaper actually fits the baby very well and will contain the poop from leaking up the back or out of the legs!!!

I often hear the excuse from parents not wanting to use cloth diapers that they don’t want to deal with the poop.

I hate to tell them that in fact, they may be dealing with more poop in the newborn phase with disposables than a cloth diapering parent would. My babies have never had an Expoda-Poo (thanks Lisa from Weehuggers!).

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Japanese Potty Training Video

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by by

Bye Poo Poo!!! Yes, the only English you hear in this video is a farewell to the feces the young Tiger? boy says to his poo. And, to make things even better, the poo poo has a face. I am nowhere near potty training but I am saving this for when I do start. I think the cartoon characters are expressive enough that the language issue doesn’t matter. If you have a child who is potty learning or younger watch this! it may come in handy…. after all, everybody poops! Although not everyone’s poop dances!

Poop Happens

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 by by

I was trying to squeeze in a shower before That Daddy Guy left this morning because I’m pretty sure that I smelled of sour milk and spit up. These days I’m lucky if I can get a shower in every two days so I was quite relieved to turn on some hot water and simply let it beat down on my back for a few moments – quiet alone time moments. I was just about to take a deep breath in and get totally into my relaxation mode when I heard a rustling of the shower curtain followed by the following:


What followed afterward might very well be a scene taken directly from a “Mommy Horror” movie as I pulled back the shower curtain to find That Daddy Guy holding up a very naked nearly 3 year old covered in POOP. Mike hesitated to make eye contact with me as the dreaded words “can he come in the shower with you” spilled from his lips…and I think it’s because he knew that if he locked eyes with mine, he’d see the desperation, the “please no”, the “I just need five minutes look”. It only took a second before Jacob was thrust into the shower with me and I was leaning over him cleaning the crap from his butt, legs and feet as he loudly protested. I wanted to say “listen kid, it might be cool with you to hang out covered in poop all day but I’ve got to smell you and while it might seem cool now…when you get to school next year it’s not going to be so fashionable anymore” but instead I just reassured him that the shower (which he hates) would be over soon and he could get on to more fascinating things like Wonder Pets and Train tables…all the while reminding him that Mommy would really love if he’d learn to poop on the potty – pretty please?!

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