Mum turns to the internet for advice on how to tackle her first poonami (Which we all know is inevitable!)
A poonami is a huge nappy explosion for those newbies that are yet to tackle one.
One new mum asked for some advice on how to be prepared, “I’ve heard about newborns and poonamis! Any advice on how to be prepared?”
Mums soon shared some useful advice
Janelle shared some great advice, saying: “Towel underneath for every nappy change. If you think they are done pooping wait another 5 minutes and then change them. Pull clothes/onesies right up under their arms. If clothes get dirty, remember a lot of onesies can be taken off towards the feet. Rinse straight away and then put in a soaking bucket.”
Paula warned, “For heavens sake – keep your nails short and clean cut. You do Not – Repeat – DO NOT want that crap stuck under your nails.
Invest in a good nail scrubber, a breather mask and bulk buy butt wipes.”
Reese advised, “There is no such thing as “It’s just a quick five minute trip, I won’t need to take the whole nappy bag!!!” They KNOW when you are underprepared!!”
Stacey’s useful tip was disposable change mats, “They were very handy for home and out and about. Always have several nappies and spare clothes on you also.”
Jodie said, “When holding up the legs to wipe, keep your face as far away as possible, and keep your mouth CLOSED! (This is most important with breastfed babies) While away from home, make sure to have a few changes of clothes for baby and one or 2 changes for you.”
May shared, “ALWAYS remove the babies socks before you change a nappy whether it’s a big or a small poo. They WILL put their own feet in their own shit….”
Jo reminded us, “Always take spare clothes for mum… a friend of mine was on a long haul flight and baby had a poonami…. alllllll over mum. Had to go into toilet and try and wash her pants… returns to seat with wet pants…. 5 mins later baby vomits all over her shirt…. it was a loooooong smelly flight.”
But Julie and Tashi also warned us, “You could be the most organised mother and still get caught out lol”
“You’ll never be prepared. Don’t fool yourself.”
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