Oh, Diaper Blowout

Child: "I had poop accident." Adult: "WHOA! What a blowout!" Child: "We wash clothes, OK?" Adult: "No sweetie, we don't wash these…WE BURN THEM."

No matter how careful you are, there’s always the possibility of a diaper blowout. When this happens, there is nothing you can do other than suck it up and sanitize the situation. It doesn’t pay to get frustrated or upset.

My worst diaper blowout incident came while on an airplane. During takeoff, my child, who shall remain nameless, clearly was developing a code red emergency, but we couldn’t get out of our seats because the plane was still taking off. As soon as I could, I rushed to the plane bathroom, WELL before the fasten seatbelt light was turned off, ’cause I’m wild like that. It was a tiny bathroom, just large enough for one person to stand in. They didn’t have a changing table, so I had to place the child next to me and bend over at the waist at an awkward angle. I was trying to take off the clothes, which were decimated, without getting poop all over myself. The airplane was wobbling and it was difficult to balance. Oh yeah, and baby was screaming. Good times.

No matter how bad that situation might have been, I know my wife has had to deal with even more devastating attacks. It’s just a fact, they’re gonna happen. You just have to take a deep breath, acknowledge the fact that, yes, you have to clean feces off another person, and move on.

Sometimes things are so bad, and maybe the accident happens to some clothes that are close to retirement anyway, and you just end up throwing them out. It happens.

I wouldn’t, by the way, actually burn the poopy clothes, like I say in the cartoon. That’s more a cartoon figure of speech.

P.S. Thanks for the reminder, Jeni.

2 Responses to “Oh, Diaper Blowout”

  1. Melanie
    April 27, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    Of all the diaper blowout stories I have heard this is one of the BEST (there are some great ones out there)! I really hate to put an end to these hilarious stories, however, if you are in need of a solution to these dreaded blowouts I’ve got it for you. The “BlowOut Blocker” contains the mess so it is quickly and easily cleaned up. The Blocker puts a stop to the stress and mess that an up-the-back blowout creates. I actually had the same experience with my baby on a plane (it’s like they know), except he was wearing a BlowOut Blocker so all I had to do was wipe him up while he was sitting in my lap. I was smiling the whole time! Check it out at http://www.blowoutblocker.com. Let me know if you need one and I will send it out to you.

    • Pierre Bastien
      April 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

      Hi Melanie,
      Awesome, I am glad you have taken charge of this situation. Luckily we are past the blowout stage with our kids at this point* but I am glad to know some other parents can now avoid the horrors of the blowout.

      *May have just jinxed myself.