First Food Revisited

The squash has worked its way through Trixie’s system. Up until this point, we’ve been extremely lucky when it comes to Trixie’s poop. First of all, when a baby only drinks breast milk, the poop is pretty innocuous. I’ve discussed it here on the site before. It’s a wacky yellow-orange mustard color and, while it does smell offensive, it’s usually not that overwhelming. Secondly, it not uncommon for breast milk fed babies to go days without a bowel movement. In Trixie’s case she would regularly go 2-3 and sometimes 4 days without a poopy diaper to clean up. It was one of the bright spots in the world of diapers. Well, we can kiss all that goodbye.

Now that she’s eating real food instead of super-refined breast milk, she’s crapping real poop. And it’s every bit as disgusting as you might imagine. It’s kind of like stepping in a giant pile of dog shit, except that it’s not on your shoe, it’s smeared all over your baby. And instead of happening occasionally when you make a false step at the park, it’s going to happen in your house everyday. I seriously can’t believe that toilet training is ~18 months away.

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4 Responses to First Food Revisited

  1. Charlie says:

    What sort of hazardous waste containment device are you using?

  2. jennifer says:

    wait until she gets into ALL of the food groups…yum yum. and not only do you have to wait +/- 18 months for potty training, you still get to wipe foul baby s**t until they are at least 3-4 years ’cause they just can’t reach. lots of fun to come…lots of fun i tell you. you can always rub vicks vapor rub under your nose like they do at crime scenes (you know, so that they don’t smell the decomposing bodies?)

  3. benmac says:

    that’s a horrible, horrible thing to look forward to. 3-4 years?! Sometimes it’s hard to believe exactly how helpless children are.

  4. hannah says:

    Yes, it is gross once it resembles real human shit. It’s your baby’s first loss of innocence, the first gross adult thing they do. A rite of passage if you will. But rest assured that you will become desensitized to it, at least to some extent, like anything horrible that people are repeatedly exposed to – it’s your built-in defense mechanism to be able to handle the stress of life on earth. Good luck.

    p.s. on the bright side it looks like Trixie took respectable naps today! I don’t think others pointing it out jinxes you. If it does, you can kick my ass.