Poop Aint So Bad After All!

Summary: It may seem impossible to comprehend before you have a kid but changing diapers is going to be really easy.

Like most first time fathers I had zero previous experience changing a baby’s diaper. Since I had no experience, my imagination was filled with thoughts of diapers full of giant stinky man-sized turds. Or something at least as bad as dog poop. So naturally, changing diapers was at the top of the list of things I dreaded doing.

Well much to my surprise baby poop turns out to be nothing like I had feared. It’s hard to even call it poop really. It’s just some lightly colored mushy stuff with a vaguely unpleasant odor. Seriously, cleaning up after a gerbil is far more worse than changing a baby’s diaper any day.

Plus you’ll be so seriously in love with your child that everything they do is a minor miracle anyway. Even pooping. You’ll examine it, talk about it, and think about. After a while you wont even put down your sandwich to change a diaper, you’ll just hold it in your mouth while your hands blast through the deed in seconds.

Ever see the pit team at the Indianapolis 500 change out the tires on a Formula One car? It’s just a blur. That’s how you’ll be after a while. You’ll even get a little worried if she doesn’t poop for couple of days, her poop changes color or order, or it just looks odd.

Regular healthy poop is an indication of a healthy regular child. So after a while it becomes not so much of a chore, but more of a systems check. Like checking the oil on your car.

So don’t sweat the diaper stuff. You’ll be fine. It’s the crazy sleep patterns that will eventually crush you anyway.

That’s it for now.

File Under: A Father Learns to Change A Diaper – Changing Diapers is Not So Bad After All – What a Father Needs To Know About Baby Poop – The Truth About Changing Diapers

2 Responses to “Poop Aint So Bad After All!”

  • Netbooks Says:

    Yes, having a baby really is not as you would expect – they cannot do anything wrong! As you stated, this kind of thing really isn’t something that you should be worried about when becoming a parent. Interesting post.


  • Gary Says:

    Hey glad to hear this. I actually enjoyed changing my girls diapers…well maybe enjoyed is too strong, but it didn’t bother me in the least. I like your analogy of changing your oil…you gotta make sure everything is alright. You make me laugh..good stuff


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