No worries for the hijack! I wish I had some advice to offer. This is my first time around, so I am really looking forward to being able to feed Evelyn solid foods, but I definitely worry about how that's going to change the diaper routine...and my DH's willingness to change her! LOL.
Mara, when you say she has nasty poops, how are they nasty? Are they foamy, incredibly stinky (even to those without preggo nose), or hard to pass? If its just a loose consistency I don't think there's much to worry about aside from the gross factor. Teagan still has days of soupy poop. Those are usually the days she nurses a ton and puts her nose up to all solid foods. I have to watch how much cheese I give her or else she'll become pretty badly constipated. I don't think its an intolerance with T so much as its just the effect of eating nothing but breast milk and cheese :/. You can try messing around with how much dairy you're giving her but it might also be that that's just how her poops are going to be until she weans. Perhaps also your milk has changed because of your pregnancy and its higher in laxative qualities in preparation for Kong?
I found it was pretty easy when we started solids. I would change my DD and then let her play while I ran to the bathroom. If It was an especially messy diaper then I would set it on the back of the toilet and get to it later. In fact, I did that a lot when she was too small to follow me. Now she follows me, wants to see the poop in the toilet and flushes it for me, lol. She is sort of obsessed with her poop lately.
And to comment on the hijacked topic ....
Jordan has had us stumped from the start with her poops. They were green for a LONG time. Her doc told me not to worry if they were not frothy. Then we started solids at around 6 months or so and I thought they would change. They didn't change that much at all. They were still green and still pretty loose. Once she started eating three meals a day we started having the dreaded peanut butter poop EVERY TIME. I thought it was because I was still BFing. Nope! We had to wean around 19 months and they stayed that way. You know what is weird? All of a sudden, just in the past couple of weeks, her poops are more solid. NOTHING, absolutely nothing has changed. Her diet is the same. Jason and I laugh that we could be happy about poop but I'm so glad we are not dealing with all the peanut butter poop that filled the diaper front to back, side to side. Spraying is so much easier now.
Mara, I just wonder if it's just their system maturing?
Yeah, I would say her poops are mostly just loose and/or peanut buttery, rather than solid. They do stink, sometimes I think more than normal, but, overall I'd say they are not that offensive. It's just that they are hugely messy and often full of chunks of food (her fave black beans, corn and carrots are often discernible).
She does sometimes whine/cry out about pooping, but, even then, it's a soft poop- like, you'd think she was constipated because of how she was acting, but then you see the poop, and it is almost the opposite of constipated.
Maybe it is just her system. I also thought maybe it was my milk/the change now that I'm pregnant... who knows. Everyone I've mentioned that too though, doesn't think that is it.
Mara & Joel, 2009
I admit it... I have put him in sposies since starting solids. I don't plan on keeping him in them, just till the poop isn't so ummm... a cross between pureed baby food and breastmilk poo consistency... it doesn't scrap or wipe off, kwim? I also would like to order some flushable liners but I haven't had the time to sit down and compare brands yet with our house repairs going on and having a new crawler. This is the first time I've been on here in awhile!
-Becca, mom to Jacob (5-3-2003) Zach (6-20-2006) Zoey Jane (2-6-200 Alex (8-11-2011) and Baby #5 due Jan. 2014!!
I;m just seeing this ~ but yes, most of the time they roll off. When they don't, I use the wipes that I used to wipe them to get the rest off. I don't really sweat it. I credit their diet with their poops. Sprayers skeeve me because all I can imagine is all of the ****h particles flying around the bathroom, so the shake and or encourage with wipe route works great for us. I also think that wetting a dirty diaper encourages the stink to linger and/or saturate into the diaper, so we don't ever do that. I will also say that while we don't have like ultra top of the line washer/dryers, we have very good ones, so they have done the trick for us. Seeing food in diapers is normal ~ be it blueberries, raisins (all plump and swollen!) corn, or red (after a pasta binge) or yellow sweet potato poops after a binge....all normal. Of course they look smushed, they are smushed into a diaper, just like our poor would look if we pooped in our grannie briefs and sat around in it for a few minutes.
Last edited by Potter75; 03-03-2012 at 06:29 PM.
You can also just let a pack of wipes dry out. Cheaper
When DD was little, I just left a poopy diaper for whenever I had a spare moment in the day or her nap. Most of her poops would wipe/drop into the toilet easily enough on their own. She had some really firm poops after we weaned, but I think that's because of the lack of laxatives in breastmilk she was used to.
I do use a diaper sprayer, but I never thought about that adding to the stink factor. If they're really soupy or nasty, I was soaking them to get the poop off or "flushing" them in the toilet as I worried about getting it all in the washer. We've had some ammonia issues and I assumed it was just the microfiber inserts wearing out but maybe it's the spraying . . .
Still, I don't think it's as hard of a transition from EBM poopy diapers to BM and solids, it's just finding what works best for your situation.