Parenting Plight #1: Poop-splosions

This morning, Hubby and I took the babes to Toys R Us. We needed a new exersaucer (or something similar) for J to practice standing and stepping in. Why don’t we just use the one we had with EK? She’s only two; it can’t be that old. Glad you asked, friend. In fact, it wasn’t that old, and J did use it. Both my kids loved it. EK would stand next to it and show J how to make sounds on all the little attachments.

One day, EK decided that since J wasn’t standing in it right that minute, she’d like to give it a try, for old times sake. So she climbed in and acted like a baby for a while. I was at work, Hubby was working on his laptop and J was playing on the floor. Since she seemed happy in there, Hubby just let her hang out. (Disclaimer: I would have done the same thing.) After a few minutes of happy playing, Hubby noticed an odor. And some squishing. And EK rubbing her hands all over the top of the toy. And you can guess what was happening (I really gave it away in the title). Weak stomachs, stop here. It’s going to get graphic.
She had pooped, wiggled around a little too much and gotten it out of the diaper, and then stuck her hands down in it to see what was going on down there. And then chaos really ensued. Because she couldn’t get out, she was grinding the poop into the bottom of the toy, which just so happened to be a piano keyboard (aka lots of cracks for the poop to get into). The fabric seat was covered, and all the toy attachments on top were covered too. It’s a miracle that she couldn’t get out, so the mess was (semi) contained. Hubby ended up throwing away her clothes and the toy, and giving her and himself a bath. It’s really too bad- we loved that thing.
the babes loving the (descriptively named) Fisher-Price Superstar Step 'N Play Piano
the babes loving the (descriptively named) Fisher-Price Superstar Step ‘N Play Piano

So there’s the story of why we needed to get a new exersaucer. Do you have any similar stories?

(By the way, we ended up with a Bright Start Cute Critters Activity Jumper, and we love it!)

2 thoughts on “Parenting Plight #1: Poop-splosions”

  1. I don’t have children but my parents foster children. They had one foster child that learned how to take her diaper off and decided to throw it out of her crib one morning and take the leftovers, that had fallen into the crib, and play in it. They tried everything to keep her from getting the diaper off. They even bought a suit that buttons in the back and she got that off too! They ended up having to put a tie in the back too and double knotting it

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