There are stories about baby poop up the back, on the neck and under the armpits. There are stories about poop that leaked all the way out onto the carseat that required complete stripping and washing of the cover. We've all had those stories. Its just par for the motherhood course, right?
Then there are stories that involve a 2 year old who I had never known to even attempt to do anything to his diaper (or to his poop for that matter) that you never forget. That scar you for life.
Once upon a time, I put my sweet Cooper down for a nap. (Oh, the glory days of napping children and 2 hours of reality TV) He napped every day, in his crib still. He hadn't even tried to crawl out. It was magical. One day, as nap time was coming to an end, I hear the usual sweet chatting and singing. I gave him a few minutes to wake up and then headed upstairs.
What I saw was a serious diaper disaster.
The diaper lay on the floor. It was full of poo. Yes, he poopied in his diaper, but took it off and had tossed it overboard. But not before he had taken a couple handfuls out, spread them on every.single.surface of the crib, himself and the walls. My sweet 2-month-lived-in walls.
I think I froze for a year or so, not even knowing where to possibly begin. Anything I touched would get poo on me. Thank goodness I'm a nurse, and I keep gloves stocked up for emergencies. This was a true emergency. I stripped everything. I Cloroxed everything. I bathed my sweet, little, poop covered man about 53 times. We aired the nursery out for days to get rid of the awful smell.
Pretty soon after that, we started potty training. I never wanted to deal with that again!
We all just have to face the fact that if there are diapers, it's inevitable that there will be diaper rashes. Every babe has them, some just way more often. I haven't had to deal with any really bad rash cases with little man #2, but #1 had me buying several different creams and doing lots of "airing out". (AKA, let's ruin all our carpets and furniture for the sake of this diaper rash.)
I think Cooper just had really sensitive skin because I could never really pinpoint a specific thing that caused the rash. All I knew is that it looked so painful, and he was quite the cranky baby when it happened.
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