What’s Working Wednesday (On a Friday!!):
The #1 Hack for Newborn Blowouts
The fact that you know what a blowout is means you have experienced it, or have been the parent of a newborn. Before having my first baby I never knew… I never knew the glory slash surprise of the newborn blowout. You know what I am talking about…you hear the rumbling and you just know something dangerous is about to insue. There are the up-the-back blowouts where the poop somehow shoots up your baby’s back soaking the onesie in a yellowy mush. I have never understood the up-the-back blowout-it just seems impossible, defying the laws of gravity. How does newborn liquid poo go up?! Everything from science tells us that there is no way this should happen. Gravity should pull the poop downward. I guess the sheer force of the explosion makes it an unstoppable power?
The next type of blowout is: down the leg to the sock blowout. This blowout was just too much for the diaper to handle. It makes a little more sense scientifically in that it goes downward, but it is still baffling. There have been times when it seem there is a tiny drop of yellow in the diaper and the rest is down the baby’s leg. How did the diaper not catch any of that? The only thing that stops the yellow soup is the baby’s sock.
Inevitably there is the in-one-end-out-the-other blowout. I can’t even count the amount of times I have been feeding my baby and while the baby is eating they simultaneously destroy their diaper leaving you both to feel the slow seeping warmth. What is a parent to do? Do you interrupt the feeding session to change the diaper or let the baby and yourself sit in the warm liquid. Sadly most of the time I have chosen the latter. Don’t judge- haha.
Ok, so this isn’t a way to stop blowouts because they are inevitable. This is more of a way to help lessen some of the mess. After being done with the blowout phase for my first two kids, I read something life changing. I am about to share it with you. You know how the top of (most) baby onesies have a flap on the shoulders. I read that this is for when your baby explodes in their diaper and clothes, you can pull the onesie down and past their hips instead of over their head. MIND BLOWN. I cannot tell you how many times I carefully tried to pull the onesie over baby’s head and inevitably got poop in their hair. No matter how meticulous I moved my hands around the head protecting the hair- poop inevitably destroyed the plan. After I read this fantastic onesie hack, I vowed to never forget. It has come in handy so many times already with baby number three. Anything that can help lessen messes for mom to clean up is an instant favorite of mine!
Now….The stains are a different story. I have found a few things that help, but I still haven’t found anything that perfectly takes out the stains of the realllllly messy ones. The best thing I have found for stains so far is the Fels-Naptha bar. I rinse the outfit out in the sink first, I spray it with Honest Stain Remover, then I rub the Fels-Naptha bar on the stain. I let it sit for a minute then throw it in the wash. This cleaning method helps remove the stains in most cases, but there are the exceptions where the outfit, sadly, cannot be saved. I am going to keep researching and experimenting, but if you have any blowout stain hacks PLEASE share!!
Thanks for reading!
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