Sometimes I'll write about parenting issues that are trending in the media right now, other times I'll discuss things I've observed with friends or family. And then sometimes I'll talk about completely baffling personal experiences with no other purpose than to get validation from you guys that I'm not alone. Yeah. The following story is like that.
This morning when my son woke up, I unsnapped his footie jammies to find that his diaper had, quite literally, exploded and that he was covered from belly button to toe in globs of that weird, gelatinous diaper stuffing.
This isn't the first time that it's happened. It happened one other time and I thought maybe it was just a fluke or a defect in that particular diaper. But now I'm thinking it might be a thing. So tell me, fellow parents in crime. Have you experienced this? Is it just something that happens occasionally with any diaper? Is it brand-specific? We use the Pampers Baby Dry. He hasn't outgrown them. He's still well within the weight limit.
And then there's the icing on the proverbial cake. The next thing that happened is a harsh reminder that my life will never be the same post-baby. I set my son down on the floor (sans diaper) so I could clean off his changing pad. The next thing I know, I hear that telltale grunt. The panic flashed across my body like wildfire, and everything seemingly turned to slow-motion as I yelled, "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" But it was too late. There they were, both of them staring up at me with a smile. My 9-month-old son, and the single most well-formed baby poopie I've ever seen. UGH. I think they were both pretty proud of themselves. I, however, was mortified.
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