I have been in denial about two major developmental things in my son’s 7.5 month life so far: his angry squeals when a toy is taken away from him (I thought I had years before I needed to distract!) and the “transition poo” that made it’s ugly arrival once Griffin started being serious about eating solids.
The first TP (transition poo) diaper I changed had me in awe, doubled-over and poo EVERYWHERE. I didn’t expect it. I hadn’t prepared the arsenal of things necessary. I didn’t have a plan for where to put the Nastiest Diaper Ever and didn’t have a butt cleaning plan in place. It was an ugly, ugly mess, and let’s just say I think my house might never be the same.
Suddenly, our diaper routine changed. How do we get rid of this peanut butter-like poo? Do we need a diaper sprayer TODAY? Do we wash right away? HOW LONG DOES THIS NASTINESS LAST?
I contemplated briefly the ramifications of not feeding our son solids until he was toilet trained. It’s tempting, isn’t it?
We’re still sort of struggling our way through this, but for now we rinse, rinse, RINSE the dirty diaper (thankfully these haven’t happened in public yet, where we’ll be required to have a whole new plan and carry that thing with us!) in the utility sink and then wash as soon as the next load of dipes goes in. Hubby will be making our own diaper sprayer this weekend if we decide the utility sink method doesn’t cut it. And we’ll see how it goes.
I had no idea the poop factory could produce this kind of mess. The good news is, my diapers are no more stained or unhappy for the wear and if it weren’t for cloth, I’m certain that the TP would be all over my clothes, too, and that’s an unbearing thought right now! for all you mamas out there, be prepared!