My darling friend called dreadfully upset. There was something very very wrong with her little one. She had gone to change a nappy, and things were not right.

She told me she was rushing him to hospital. Over the course of the day I had regular, rushed phone call updates from her. The doctors were concerned, they were doing tests, he may have to stay in overnight. Through all this she could not get hold of her husband, so I had kept trying to call him for her.

Several hours later, she let me know he had not done another poo, but they needed to see what was going on – what should she do? I have no idea how to make a baby poo, I just know they will do so at the worst moment possible. I suggested she tell him it would be a bad time, she did and he did! Thankfully this time it was normal.

Finally her husband called me back – what was happening??? I told him where she was and off he rushed. Now the nurse had asked her what had the little one eaten and nothing she told them would have caused any issues.

Of course once hubby was there, he just happened to mention how much little one had loved the beetroot he had fed him.

So glad it wasn’t me!

This real story was submitted by katelt
  • Funny thinking about it afterwards! :-)


  • Beetroot poo’s are very scary.


  • Oh i can totally relate. I took my bub to the Dr 2 weeks ago for a beetroot relayed poo!


  • Oh goodness. Thankfully everything was ok in the end. What a stressful time for that poor mum


  • it took me awhile to try to work out what was happening. it could’ve been stated a bit earlier about what was happening with the baby


  • Oh dear that would have not been funny at the time, I hope they will one day be able to look back at it and laugh


  • O oh, the must have felt pretty silly….. but hugely relieved….. better that than the alternative.


  • That is like the mum who didn’t know her little girl had eaten red chalk. Not funny at the time !


  • And I bet he didn’t do something like that again, for a very long time. Bless the men in our lives, you really have to wonder what (if anything) they are thinking sometimes.


  • Classic! Loved the punch line.


  • Oh no. That is just cruel.


  • oh my, it is something you can look back on and laugh at, but I can imagine how terrifying it was at the time


  • Lol my husband actually freaked himself out a couple of weeks ago after eating beetroot!

    • haha my partner had also done the same, we can laugh about it now


  • Ohhhhh how scary! Glad it turned out well in the end!


  • Very worrying at the time, poor mum, but am so pleased to read the story had a good ending.


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