Sunday, July 25, 2010
Haute Mom Dilemma #4 ~ Staying Haute in a Blow Out
How can one of these posts not include the infamous blow out? Out of everything considered "Mommyhood", this by far is the least haute. Diapers have become more and more haute as years have passed. Huggies has the new denim diaper. Yesterday at Target (a.k.a Sacks for Mom's) I saw some "designer diapers" designed by Cynthia Rowley and I must admit - they were darling! Even for those of you who choose to use cloth diapers, the covers come in all sorts of cute colors and designs now. No matter how hard we try to dress up those diapers, it is nearly impossible to stay chic and fashionable during a baby blow out. Let's face it, aside from spit up (we will discuss that one later), a messy, leaky diarrhea diaper is so a barrier to being a haute mom and even more importantly, a haute mom with a cute baby! I was at a party where I was first introducing Stella and she was dressed in her finest. I asked my hubby to guard the stroller only to look up moments later across the party to see a look of panic on his face. Thinking it was time to nurse, I make my way over to where he whispers, "She pooped and it's all coming out of her dress." The poor little thing had experienced her first blow out with poop coming out over the front of her diaper and had leaked through her little dress. Being a rookie a this time, we had no change of clothes (yes, I hate to admit it) so Stella got to enjoy the party as the first naked member. I have also noticed that with the diapers she is currently using (I will not name the brand) she tends to blow out only on the left. At first I was wondering if there was something medically wrong with my child until I realized the "leak guard" was about a half inch thinner on this side than the other. I mean, really? You charge what you do for diapers and you can't make them even? Do you know how many outfits have been ruined by stubborn stains on the left leg? Speaking of stains, what do you do to get those stains out? Stain remover seems to fall just a little short. Why hasn't anyone out there invented stuff just for this? Come to think of it, why haven't I?! The worst is the public blow out where there is no changing table in the bathroom. How are there places still in existance with no baby changing tables? There should be laws about that. We now have eliminated a handful of restaurants from our list due to their lacko f baby friendly changing spaces. Let's face it, changing a blow out in a stroller is no fun! Where do you change your baby if there are no changing tables? And what about those blow outs in the car seat!? What's this about? How do you wash a car seat?? Ick! I could go on and on this morning about the topic as I am sure all of you could - but from what I hear, my baby is in need of some blow out assistance herself. We all have our nasty blow out stories to share as well as tips to staying haute during these times so let's hear it!