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tommy pooped straight up to the back of his neck one morning. it was all over his back and neck and his butt and legs. tommy also decided to discover his butt that day so while i was trying to figure out the most efficient way to wipe him up he got his hands all in it. it was a poopy nightmare!
My most infamous diaper change; my husband calls it 'The Mustard Shower'. A few years ago, when my twins were newborns, I changed them on the bathroom counter with the baby's feet toward me. I had to take antibiotics for mastitis while I was breastfeeding. The antibiotics gave my twins explosive diarrhea...need I say more. I screamed and my husband came running in to the bathroom because he thought I had dropped a baby. Then he just started laughing. I was mortified.
We once went through 5, count them, 5 diapers b/c each time the baby seemed like she was done and we took the diaper off, she'd start pooping again. My five year old was rolling on the ground laughing b/c she thought it was hilarious. I was so glad that I'd decided to use cloth diapers that day b/c 5 diapers just meant a little extra laundry and not money in the trash.
I change my daughter on the couch most of the time, and I use throw-away changing pads under her. It is a good thing I do too! I was changing her (we had already gone through 2 diapers because she wasn't done when we thought she was) and I had just put the new diaper under her but had not gotten it fastened when she let out a big fart and that nasty yellow poop came flowing out! It covered the diaper, the changing pad, my pants and her legs. My husband and 6-year-old daughter thought it was hilarious, I was just thankful that I used the changing pad, otherwise we would have had a yellow stain on the couch!!
It's the newborn breastfed explosive diaper that started by innocently seeping out the side of her diaper, so just as I got her undressed (of course), she continued to finish her BM. I was okay for a moment, letting her finish, but once she stopped, she was laying in it, so I picked her up (my hands were under her armpits) while my sister was wiping her entire back and bottom. As I was holding her up, a third wave came - shooting down her legs like a waterfall, and I started crying because I was sure she was seriously ill and was going to be dehydrated soon. Of course, she was fine - after we got the whole changing table covered in poop and then cleaned up, and sterilized. She was past the point of no return, so we just threw her in a bath after we wiped off the majority of the mess. Sometimes there just aren't enough wipes... Thank goodness I had another set of helping hands! I learned to wait a few minutes after you think they're done to make sure they're done - no matter how much leakage there is!
My husband has multiple sclerosis and one of his symptoms is that he doesn't have very good fine motor control of his hands. There are times he will say "can you just change her? You do it quicker" but I won't let him get away with hiding behind his disease (he appreciates this). When she was a couple months old, she suffered from some serious colic and we had the usual screaming fits. They got worse when dad tried to change her. So we're in the middle of a huge farmers market and she starts screaming and a crowd starts to form around us while her dad is changing her diaper. Everyone sees how he's struggling and is in awe at his determination while our child is screaming bloody murder. But he did it, she calmed down and we were on our way (with a cheering crowd around us!)
Either changing him in his stroller because the bathroom didnt have a baby changing station, most public place would have to be the back of his grandmas suv when we went out black friday shopping, of course he didnt mind and loved it.
These stories are hilarious!
The Patemm pad is one of my favorite baby items ever—whoever wins this one will be lucky indeed!
Well, my baby cloth diapers and when we were at a local lady's house to purchase a few new cloth dipes my daughter had a #2 explosion! The lady kindly offered me the use of her son's changing station to help get my daughter's diaper and clothes changed and while she was there naked on the pad she let loose another #2 explosion out of nowhere!! I kept talking as if nothing happened and scooped and scooped with wipes til I got the mess handled, luckily the lady was sitting at my child's head and didn't seem to notice the disaster going on. If she did she was kind enough to not mention it :)
My son Rishi was 4 weeks old when that day i heard a good farting sound. I easily understood that it was POOPY time. I was comfortable changing him on the couch so that i started cleaning him up. As i was a new mom i kept the " used " diaper on the floor and when i was about to place the diaper he farted on my hand and pooped again straight on my hand. I screamed and backed off to get the wipes and totally forgot about the used diaper on which I stepped. It took 1/2 hr to clean him. When i told this story to my family members all started laughing!!!