I don't know what my son's deal is. He is legendary now for his poo-splosions and I don't know why he is so adept in that area. My friend actually asked me the other day if I may be putting the diapers on wrong. Now, I'm not saying I do everything right, I certainly don't, but after nearly 7 months of daily diapering and lots of up-the-backs, I make sure the boo's bum is covered. She also told me that with her daughter she only had 4, maybe 5 "blowouts" (as she called them) TOTAL. "Ha!" I thought, "amateur!" We wonder if it is a boy v. girl thing. Does the pee pee block the poopie? Is my little man's package forming a barrier so that the poo has nowhere to go but up (the back)? Same friend is having a boy in June so we'll see if the gender theory is true or if my son is a poo-nomaly. Feel free to comment with your theories. And, yes, I can make any word about poo by just putting "poo" in front of it. Moving on...
When we first started on the solids, I noticed that the solid food poop stayed put a lot better. Oh joy, no more poo-splosions! We have graduated from this phase and moved on to another! I was ready to grab my poo-diploma and turn my tassel. Then, my hopes were dashed when the solid poop started creeping its way out of the diaper.
Picture this, boo is sitting on the floor with his toys as he often is. He may start grunting, he may not. I look at him from the side and think "Hey, he looks like he has a bubble butt. Hey honey, look, baby got back!" Only it's not his bum that is causing his pants and onesie to balloon out. No no no... it's his poop. Have you ever taken a pet to the vet and had them injected with water if they are dehydrated? It forms a little bubble under their skin until it is absorbed. That is EXACTLY what Aidan looks like when he has a poo-splosion now. Only, it's less of a 'splosion and more of a creeping poo-bubble.
As I wrangle him out of his clothes on the changing table I realize that I somehow got diverted in my parental education and am now majoring in Poo-ology. How can this be? It was simply a pre-requisite I had to take to move on to Potty Training 201 and then on to the graduate course of Not Wiping Anyone Else's Behind.
As I wipe the poo off his back I am thankful he is now sitting up so that I can clean him with minimal poo-damage to the changing table cover (thanks also to a large cloth diaper under the area of interest). As my husband walks away in horror I warn: "Don't you walk away from this!" His response: "I'm going to puke." Great. As I put a fresh diaper on him (baby, not husband) I wonder... am I doing this wrong?? I'm pretty sure I'm not. All areas are covered. Should I use Duct Tape? I just had it out to fix my diaper bag, maybe keep some handy for the actual diapers? No no no... that would be ridiculous... right?
So, here I sit, a reluctant Poo-ologist. Destined to navigate and extricate creeping poo-bubbles for the duration of diaperdom. My only hope for salvation from these poo-tastrophes is that the kid starts standing soon so that gravity will keep the poo in the diaper. That, or some advice from someone who has experienced something similar. Someone? Anyone?