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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.
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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