The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Monday, March 27, 2006

At Least He's Not Eating Corn

An unexpected consequence of solid food - solid poo. An evil surprise if you're not expecting it. In hindsight I should have seen it coming, I mean really, put two and two together, but the first diaper change after we introduced solids and whoa baby.

So what's so bad about it? Well unlike 100% breast milk poo, it smells. And you have to empty the diaper contents into the toilet before retiring it to the diaper pail. Before we just whipped the diaper off, tossed it in the pail and moved on. Now we have to shake out The Boy's little 'treasures' each time. We can't leave him unattended on the change table while we dump the contents, so we have to leave the diaper out, festering, until he's dressed.

Then we discovered Flushies, biodegradable diaper lines that you can flush. Now we just pull the Flushie out, roll it up and toss it in the toilet. We still have to dress him first, but the Flushie waits patiently for you at the side of the change table in a tidy little package. No fuss, no muss.

Life is good again.