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When Emerson grows out of nappies I will have changed nappies for over 8 years non-stop. That is a whole lot of nappies. And not one baby after the other, often two babies at the same time. And when the twins were babies I had 3 in nappies. So nothing surprises me any more. I don’t hold my breath or look away. I’ve learnt a few things when it comes to changing nappies. Babies like to do their dirtiest nappies just as you want to leave the house and are running late, when you haven’t packed a spare outfit or enough wipes, when you are at church and in close proximity to people and when you just duck up to the shops with your wallet and keys. They have fabulous timing, those babies of ours.
We go through lots of nappies and wipes in this house and yes, I have tried cloth nappies. With a couple of the kids and did for quite a while with keira but it all went out the window after that. I have a huge tub in my sewing room for when I got this crazy idea I was going to make all of the twins nappies.
I’ve been asked to share my best change table story. I’ll share my favourite pooplosion story with you – I don’t think you need a definition of the pooplosion but let me tell you that if you haven’t experienced one…………..well you just haven’t lived! I mean there is that whole element of surprise like how far has it travelled, how much of their outfit do you need to change? and my favourite…………how on earth am I going to get that singlet over their head without getting poo on the baby – by the way the trick is to keep rolling the back of the singlet up so that the dirty part is all rolled up and only the clean parts of the singlet go over the head.
Ok so picture it. I’m a first time mum and Keira is a couple of days old. I’m in the hospital room changing her and she’s just this little newborn bundle of goodness. All sweet and adorable and swaddled up in hospital blankets. I change her nappy and bend down to get the wipe from under the bassinet (yes, with one hand on her) and the poo just fires out horizontally onto my lovely cream dressing gown. The brand new dressing gown that I bought because I never needed one before. It was a real power poo. Ewwwwww. I was just in shock. What? How could this sweet little bundle do this to me. I had to change keira and change myself.
Woolworths Baby & Toddler Club has a great website with loads of advice for all stages of your life with children. Pregnancy, babies, toddler and the family. There is a post here on how to change your baby and it’s a great little list of what to pack when you leave the house with a baby. I’d also add that I always carry a little bottle of hand sanitiser so you can have clean hands after a change especially if you’ve changed baby in the car. And if you love to save money the website has special offers for members and I’m loving the discounts on nappies and wipes. Just join here like I did but be warned you will lose yourself in the website. I started on advice, moved to recipes and looked at the offers.
So hit me with your best changetable story????????? And yes, those thighs are pretty special. I wish chubby thighs were as cute on me as they are on him!