Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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The Poop Diaper

Our adventures in cloth diapering officially began about 4 months ago when our son was born.  He is actually our third child.  We have two older girls, but when they were born, we had no idea that modern cloth diapers existed or that normal people used them!  With our son we decided to try it out.  He is now 4 months old and exclusively breastfed and exclusively cloth diapered.  Now, most parents who have a breastfed baby know that constipation is generally NOT a problem for your babe.  That is true with our son too, however, we have two sure fire ways of getting him to poop.

The first is to put him in his trusty Happy Heinys Diaper (the adorable one with the monkey print).  95% of the time as soon as that soft lining touches his bottom, he poops.  Sometimes we don't even get it snapped before he starts.  Even our girls affectionately refer to it as the "poop diaper"!  Our second surefire way to create some bowel action is to set him in his Bumbo Seat.  Something about that position causes him to poop. Every. Single. Time.  And usually within about 10 seconds.
So, if your baby ever suffers from constipation, you too may want to try one of our "tried and true" methods

By: Kristen

19 comments:

CJR said...

OMG.... that is so odd! My Eli has pooped in all her diapers!
CJR @ The Mommy Blog

Alice said...

the only bummer of that plan is that he never gets to show off his adorable monkey diaper, because it always has to be changed right after it goes on. :)

-k- said...

The bouncy seat gets us everytime!

Melissa said...

We try to reuse our one Flip cover (in Ribbit! My favorite!) but my daughter always does a big messy poop while wearing it and it has to be washed. We call it her poop diaper too!

Megan said...

DS always seems to poop as soon as I put the dipes in the laundry and have an empty pail!

Amanda said...

Soft IBIPFs always did the trick for us. Particularly when he wasn't wearing a cover.

Connie said...

My 5 month old always poops when in her bumbo seat as well!!! Strange...

Connie said...

I forgot to add this on my last comment but if you want to check out my blog its www.clopperhousehold.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Mine will poo in everything but its more always like when I want them
To wear a vertin one fore the holiday (orange Halloween red Christmas) that they will pee out poop up all the "special ones" at the time super quick that no one ever c it

Leslie said...

My little guy always poops at the sound of the washer

and also whenever he was in his bumbo. My chubster barely fit in his bumbo, so the poop always exploded up.

tara said...

We always referred to our bumbo as the potty seat =)

Little Holts said...

That is hilarious! My boys usually mange to do that just when I put them in a cute matching shirt and diaper. I've given up!

Melissa Duckett said...

Haha!! We know what time our little 4 month old usually goes (mornings) but sometimes we miss our poo time. She's been down with the ick, so I've been checking her temp when she's fussy--another surefire way for a poo? Breaking the "seal" with a thermometer! LOL. I pulled it out, and WOAH BABY the poo when everywhere! But at least it didn't get on me!

Laura said...

OMG - That is funny.

Auntie Aimee said...

mine always poops when i put a new diaper on for the first time.

Lara + Chris said...

Hahaha, too funny. I love that everyone calls it the poop diaper. Must be magic!

ericarae said...

As soon as we started noticing patterns and an obvious grunting for poops (at about 3 months) we started EC! We're pretty casual about it, but now that our daughter is almost 16 months, it is great to have to change (and rinse) only a few missed poopy diapers a month!

Breeana said...

Oh my word that is SO so cute! Haha, the "Poop Diaper". Love it.

Bandora said...

Sometimes LO goes more than a day without pooping, the sure fire way for us to "fix" that is for me to start washing a load of cloth diapers. It 100% guarantees that the first diaper going into the empty pail is a poopy one.