Baby Poo Explosions: Exploring the Poonami

Baby Poo Explosions: Exploring the Poonami

Let’s talk about baby poo. Yellow, green, sticky or runny every baby will poo! But there’s a special kind of baby poo every mother dreads: the poonami! Today we’re going to explore the explosive poo, why it happens and how to stop it spreading everywhere!

What is an Explosive Baby Poo?

If you’re fortunate enough that your baby hasn’t had an explosive poo yet, be warned – it's coming. An explosive poo, also known as a poonami, is baby poo which goes everywhere. We mean, absolutely everywhere. Escaping out of the nappy, this poo will make its way down your baby’s legs, up their back and into their hair. Should you be lucky enough to be holding your baby at the time, it will now be all over you too.It’s not easy to pick when an explosive poo is coming. It could be when baby is having a bath, in which case you got off easy. Or you could be burping your baby and have the double bonus of projectile puke and a poonami occurring together. Now that’s a winner!When it’s happening, you may be blissfully unaware until you see that tale tell mustard yellow leaking out from around your baby’s neck. Or if you happen to be looking at your baby while this giant payload of baby poo is coming, you may see a straining look on their face, quickly followed by the satisfaction of a job well done.

Tips on Surviving a Poonami Baby Poo

Your first port of defence is a great fitting cloth nappy. Believe it or not, cloth nappies are more effective at containing the disaster of a giant baby poo than a disposable is. That’s because they fit better, are highly absorbent and not prone to leaks. Yes, you do have to wash the nappy afterwards, but that’s easily taken care of. And remember, if everything is contained within the nappy that’s a lot less clothing, bedding, car seat covers etc that you’ll need to clean up so you’ll actually be washing a lot less poo stained fabric!
But if the worst does happen, it’s important to have a lot of supplies on hand. Yes, you’ll need extra baby wipes and a change of clothes, but also nappy flats for extra wiping, wet bags to put all the dirty washing in, a spare changing mat and a few extra tubs of Botty Balm for sore red bottoms. The good news is, while baby poos will continue on a frequent basis, poonami’s won’t. We’d love to help you select the correct size cloth nappies for your baby, reducing the likelihood of an explosive poo ruining your day! Take a look at our cloth nappy range or send us a message and let’s get your baby’s bum covered.

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