If a person talks about poop often he probably would be a doctor or a mother. If you speak about the poop without any shy then you are a mother ofcourse.
Discussion about poop may happen anywhere and infact everywhere. It might be on a dining table, date nights or even during hangouts.
We mothers wake up thinking about shit, if the baby hasn’t pooped a day anxiety arises and then we literally will be behind the baby to check if he/she has pooped.
Here we are going to check on the role of Poop from pregnancy till the end.
All forms starting from constipation to diarrhea will happen in this stage. Whatever it is poop topic won’t be a conversation topic here. The topic will be zipped one not even to husband or to the doctor due to hesitation fearing bully. But seriously she wouldn’t have a clue that a big list is in wait thereafter.
It’s a default that when you push out the little human in you, you invariably push out the poop too. Its a very common embarrassment that every mother faces. Its science of nature and none can escape from this incident.
After the baby is out, the last thing which will happen is the bowel movement. From now ON everyone will talk about the poop. Few will get constipated and the whole team will speak about the steps to stimulate the bowel. When you get your first poop after birth that’s where you will start thinking about poop. The word poop would have become a part and parcel of your life by then.
This is where you don’t care about embarrassing moments or comments regarding poop anymore . It becomes a norm. Starting from the meconium which is black tar sticky substance to the mustard coloured one. From now bum cleaning,becomes a skill and you would wait for the baby to poop. Poop becomes a point to track the jaundice level in baby and recording how often the baby poops. I still remember noting down the poop records in a book and eventhough i kept a track digitally i was asked to track down in a paper by my cousin who happened to be a doctor. Then the conversion of mustard colour poop and then comes the stages of poops where they will be frothy and not frothy. If its frothy how to overcome that. Its the relation between the foremilk and hindmilk. You will save the pictures of the poop to show to the doctor to know the reason. Thanks to the family with years of experience who will easily give thousands of poop clarifications stories. History of gas issues. Massage stories what not. I luckily had my sister who took care about the poop job where she also discussed about it to her doctor friends to find a solution and the phase definitely consists of innumerable sleepless nights. Your sleep will be lost until they don’t poop. Its very common for breastfed babies to not to poop in their initial days but luckily we were in this stage for a day or two and we were back in track but in those two days i would have gone mad.
Just like the days move out the shit stories also move out and then comes the next stage of poop.
This is what worried me a lot when i was conceived looking at the blowouts the other kiddos had and the face of mommies went strange looking at the condition the baby was!. Luckily i hadn’t faced this condition as babyA was either in a nappy or a cloth diaper during this stage. Where we safeguarded the cloth she wore during the poop blast. As it was cloth the blast didn’t happen like it occurs in disposables. In the meantime there will be tension about the diaper rashes. Luckily our diaper rash history was minor. Even Before her bum cheeks becomes bright red or severely erythematous on I would apply coconut oil or diaper cream to make her feel comfortable. Mommy anxiousness right! Luckily we crossed this stage and landed into the real poop phase.
Once my baby reached a stage where solids entered the real poop comes into picture. Since she eats cultural food her poop is going to be like adults. Since its a cloth diaper the smell is going to be natural without any fragrance. It will be so pungent. I din’t find it awkward because most of the time it’s only me and my kiddo. I myself at times feel nauseated due to the pungent smell but above all if i don’t sniff it a single day it becomes a matter of anxiety and stress. Luckily I am happy we don’t face this issue frequently .When speaking about it to other mommy friends i feel better as obviously the baby poops only when there is an intake. But a watch should be kept about the consistency as that conveys the status of baby’s health.
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Yep as a cloth mama I understand. Sadly when baby had frothy poo the only place I could turn was facebook groups. I know the medical people would look at me like im crazy
I totally understand this ! I am mum to three. Co slept and beast fed all past 12 months. Having two boys who are older I often hear ‘mummy I have finished’ and off upstairs I go. Me and my husband often say ‘its your turn half joking hoping the other will go to wash the bums !I now have a daughter who had ‘front climbers’ oh dear ! Pretty pink clothes ruined with yellow. But over anything, i love these years I really do.
Ohhh how i dont miss the blowouts…. or as my friend calls them “Korma kaka” 😂😂 I tried cloth for a while, but soon went back to disposables, if I was in a place with a steady stream of hot water/washing matching access I would have kept to cloth for sure!
I really rate mum’s who do the cloth nappy fully because it’s hard work, but rewarding in the long run
This post made me laugh. Brought back any memories of myself and my children in all stages! 🙂
Masha’Allah I got to hand it to mothers, you ladies are super when it comes to handling poop. And that cloth diaper is super cute.
Oh yes blowouts….so glad we are past the nappy stage now and poop isn’t something that is discussed as often now!
I completely understand you! As a mother of two and looking back on my day today I have to admit I spoke quite a lot about poop lol.
I have been talking about poop for 4 years LOL can’t wait to stop haha
This post made me laugh, but the content is very important. Many people do not know that you push out poop when you deliver. Why are we always so embarrassed of the miraculous ways our bodies work? I think this post does a great job of frankly stating that ‘poop happens’. 🙂
Hehe you got my point🤣
If you speak about the poop without any shy then you are a mother of course…..completely true…..superbottoms are really comfortable ones….I love that product….this is one must read post for new moms….
Thank you dear for your wonderful appreciation