Category Archives: Diapers

I'll never order a chocolate Frosty again

Conventional wisdom states that babies can’t be toilet-trained until they are at least 2 years old. The reasons given for this range from the psychological to the physiological, with most agreeing that the necessary reflexes and muscle control take that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Trixie pulled a new trick on us in the bathtub last Thursday. About five minutes in, we catch a fleeting expression on her face and then watch in initial confusion as billowing, mustard-colored clouds rapidly spread throughout the water. Like … Continue reading

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600 diapers yesterday

There’s really not much more to say. Well, actually, let me clarify (in order to head-off the confused and incredulous emails in my inbox), Trixie did not use 600 diapers yesterday, but rather exceeded that number cumulatively.

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The Big Five-Oh-Oh

What were you doing 10 a.m. September 13th, 2003? We were changing Trixie’s 500th diaper. 500 diapers. Five Hundred. Trixie hit this milestone on her 44th day in this world. I shouldn’t be surprised, because I knew she was averaging … Continue reading

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Winning the War

Some astute readers have inquired about the drop off in poop-related reporting. Is Trixie no longer perpetrating the acts that solidified her reputation as an excretory terror? In short, the situation is a lot better due to several different factors. … Continue reading

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Poop is not a strong enough word

I’m inclined to use strong language to express my displeasure with the cute little bundle of crap that is crapping and peeing all over the house. Poop is a family-friendly word that parents use to chronicle their newborn’s exploits. But … Continue reading

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The couch is covered in poop

Somehow she managed to torque her body in such a way that it’s as if she’s wearing no diaper at all. She’s extremely pleased with herself.

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We woke up in a puddle of warm filth

Trixie surprised us once again this morning when we woke up to warm puddle slowly spreading across the sheets.

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French's Mustard

I’m going to take a minute here to talk about the character of poop. Baby poop is a very curious thing. Her first several poops are the sticky, black meconium — the stuff that accumulated in her body while in … Continue reading

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