Starting Solids and Cloth

Posted 03-14-2011 at 09:56 AM by brewanothercup

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!

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5 Responses to “Starting Solids and Cloth”

  1. tux on March 14th, 2011 10:31 pm

    good luck making it past that… to be honest, my 15-mont-old still has peanut butter poo at least 75% of the time… and she poops around 3x/day… we’re switching to cloth now, and i’ll admit that if it weren’t for our sprayer, I probably would’ve given up…

  2. Brneyedgrl on March 16th, 2011 12:52 pm

    Yikes! This post makes me glad I already have a diaper sprayer! I acn’t imagine having a mess like that on my hands and not having a way to get it in the potty and out of the diaper! Isn’t being a mommy fun?! LOL!

  3. IMSRachel44 on March 22nd, 2011 9:50 am

    Going through this now!!

  4. Catherine R. Hasselbring on April 19th, 2011 10:02 pm

    that type of thing doesn’t bother me much at all. I have a 20 month old and a 4 month old in cloth from the start and I don’t have a diaper sprayer. I do think I would really like to but it’s not always on my mind. I think it would give me more experience so I could more effectively convince someone to switch to cloth.

  5. mishee17 on April 22nd, 2011 8:48 am

    scrub scrub scrub!!

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