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Diaper Disasters (featuring Boudreaux’s Butt Paste & $100 giveaway)

We don't have many diaper disasters around here. We've just been lucky that way.

Although there was the time when caught a stomach bug that made her have explosive diarrhea. She was just a few weeks old, and her diarrhea seemed to strike only during diaper changes, shooting liquid poop all over the unlucky parent changing her diaper.

All throughout her first and second year, Allie had normal playgroup illnesses where similar things happened. Often, I felt like I was cleaning up poop all day long, treating stains up the back of her outfits, and blowing through a package of wipes every couple of days.

My two children are so very different.

Grace started removing her diaper around 13-months-old.

In the interest of full disclosure, Allie went through a phase of this, but it was a little earlier. I put her in pants every day to keep her diaper attached to her body, and she soon forgot the temptation.

Back to Grace. She started taking her diaper off as a toddler, and she kept on doing it, preferring to run around naked pretty much every day even now.

She didn't really learn to use the potty until after her third birthday. Grace knew when she had to go to the bathroom, and she would beg me to put a diaper on her. I refused because she knew how to use the potty but resisted. I think she afraid of being splashed, but I'm not sure. Several times a week, I heard,  “Momma! There's a big poop on the floor!”

You haven't lived until you've heard that.

{cough, cough}

Allie is already wanting to sit on the potty, but she hasn't successfully made a deposit. I can't imagine how this process is going to work with her.

She's still really young, so I only put her on the potty when she asks.

We haven't had many diaper disasters, but we have had our fair share of diaper rashes. Our diaper rash treatment of choice is Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

The thing I like best about Boudreaux's Butt Paste is its smell. It has a pleasant sweet aroma, almost like cinnamon mixed with vanilla. It's nothing like the chemical smell of the other ointments we've tried.

I like Boudreaux's Butt Paste well enough to say that we'll be using it until Allie learns to use the potty. It's just good stuff.

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34 thoughts on “Diaper Disasters (featuring Boudreaux’s Butt Paste & $100 giveaway)”

  1. I’ve seen my share of blow-outs after 3 kids. I think the worst is when they played in their exersaucers and would poop and it would go up their backs. That’s when you have to change the whole outfit and give them a bath.

  2. I had to change my son in the cemetery when he filled his diaper there. That was probably the most unusual place!

  3. We went on a road trip once, and my son got diarrhea right in the middle of the freeway without any rest area around. That was a real disaster.

  4. o no, theres so many! the best “worst” ones are the ones that happen in the car seat and it comes out the pamper, up their back , and somehow ends up on their socks…lol

  5. i dont have any stories yet but from reading other peoples entries ive heard nothing but good things about boudreaux

  6. Oh, I am right there with you on the explosive diarrea thing! My son was about 8 months old and it was the last diaper change until we got to the babysitter’s house. It was also my laundry day. So, last clean work outfit for me, I would be doing laundry after work that evening. Just got the diaper off, and POW, right down the front of me!!! We both stayed home that night and got laundry done!

  7. when my son was about 10 months old(he is now 38yrs)he wore cloth diapers due to the fact it was less expensive back then an u put rubber panty like thing over them,,he made a poop an decieded it would be fun to put his toys in his diaper also,,soooooo,,when I got the thing off,the plastic panty was covered the diaper was full an all those little cars were covered,I just took him outside an (it was in July) an stuck the water hose down his diaper an him,,an washed all at the same time,,he thought it was a lot of fun but I was 19 an it was soooo nasty,,but he got washed off an so did the entire mess,,,

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  9. We were on the trip to Japan and found no diapers in my diaper bag (duh!?). The young stewardess was so sweet and wanted to help, it was embarrassing and funny experience on the plane.

  10. My best diaper disaster story is when my babies diapers tabs got undone while they were sleeping and they soiled their crib bedding and their stuffed lovies that were nearby. Of course the lovies needed to by cleaned ASAP and very well, which is never a fun chore.

  11. My daughter at ages 1-2 used to take her own diaper off as soon as she went!! I got her to stop, but, that was after quite a few disasters!

  12. I was travelling home on a quick 2 hour flight with my 3 month old girl. I had one extra diaper in my carry on bag. The plane had mechanic problems and we sat for hours on the tarmac. The let us get off the plane, but it was a very small airport with just a little to-go food place. My daughter pooped 2 more times in the meantime. I had to wrap her up naked in blankets (no more clean clothes or diapers). Another mom saw my troubles and gave me a way too big diaper, but it worked…phew! Now I always have 2 changes of clothes and 3 extra diapers with me at all times

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