I fondly recall the time my eldest was just a few months old and my husband went to change her diaper. We were in the kitchen cooking when we heard her cry and he said he’d go to her.
I carried on with cooking until I heard a shriek. Apparently while he was mid-diaper change (a messy one as it was), she pooped again right into his hands. He screamed because he wasn’t sure what to clean first.
Today, we live in a wonderful world where you can buy blowout blockers to add to diapers for an extra measure of protection. These are great if you find your baby often makes that poopie mess in the middle of the night, for car rides, and any long-distance traveling.
Diaper blowout blockers work by adding an extra barrier between the diaper mess and your baby’s clothes. This will help contain the mess, so it’s not all over the clothing and bedding. They can secure into any diaper and keep the mess from oozing out.
Here’s an interesting story:
My friend Amanda called me not long ago to catch up, and she had quite the story to tell me. Her youngest son, Joseph, was merely 6 months old at the time. She took her older children to school (one in elementary and one in the middle) and then ran to the supermarket.
She went to take Joseph out of his car seat, and that’s when it hit her. The smell. The mess. All of it. Fortunately, Joseph is an easy-going baby, so he seemed not at all troubled about it, as she described to me, which made it almost impossible not to laugh. She said he sat there gleefully in his own filth, which was everywhere.
Amanda tried to pick him up to clean him, and it got everywhere. It was such a mess; she wound up just driving them both home. She had to clean him, clean herself, the car seat, and the car too. She picked up the diaper blowout blockers from then on, and she is happy to report that every mess has been safely contained.
So if you keep trying different diapers and have blowouts or you’re worried about a mess in the car or when you go far, get them.
Leslie Berry lives with her husband and two young daughters in Los Altos, California where she loves helping other moms get comfortable with motherhood and embracing the insanity with facts peppered with laughs. She loves eating too much sushi, exercise, and jamming out on her Fender.