Effluvian Cycle

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I never imagined such a cute little thing could poop so often. Max, when not sleeping or breastfeeding, is soiling diapers (and our clothes as well) at a highly efficient rate. I would say at this point we are going through 30 diapers per day, as well as assorted towels, blankets, and baby clothes that get soiled as well (one downside to cloth diapers is that they have no plastic layer to keep the juiciness sealed in).
My mental checklist from the past 24 hours looks something like this:
Poo
Pee
Pee
Pee
Poo
Double double (2 pees + 2 poos consecutively/simultaneously, in random order)
Pee
Very wet fart/not quite poo
Pee
Pee
Poo
Super pee (soiled mommy/daddy’s clothes as well as own)
Pee
Poo
Hot squirt from bottom when changing
Pee
Pee
Super pee
Triple double (including attempted pee in daddy’s face when changing)
Pee
Poo
Pee with small poop squirt
/end of cycle
But so far, I have to admit this is kinda fun. My boy can pass gas loudly and unabashedly, sometimes on the very hand that changes his nappies, and that is something, as a man, of which I can be proud.
Today we must make a run for wet wipes, baby laundry detergent, and food at the local mini-Tesco. The best wet wipes and disposable diapers available in Thailand (that we’ve seen so far at least) is a Japanese brand called MamyPoko (parent company: Unicharm). Mamypoko makes great products at competitive prices… We don’t take Max out very often, but when we do, we’ve decided to use disposables… It’s one less thing to worry about, and the finished product makes a great projectile for idiots who double park.
Bonus trivia: Disposable diapers no longer employ adhesive tabs! They have a Velcro-like system, but the texture isn’t rough like normal Velcro. Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s magic or something!

5 thoughts on “Effluvian Cycle”

  1. Finally, another great photo of Maximus Cuteness! Enjoy the mild stink of natural poop from easily digested mom’s milk….as soon as he begins having solid food (not until his GI tract can handle it), his poop will make you a real man!

  2. Wow, that’s a lot of poop. I can’t remember that we ever saw as much as that at the beginning. After a month or so my little man started to only poo every three to four days, had me worried at first but apparently it’s in the range of normal as mummy’s milk can be digested very effectively.
    Good on you to use cloth nappies!
    Interesting to read that you have a Tesco there, I thought there were only over here in the UK. We actually use their nappies and wet wipes as I found that they work best for us (in terms of fit and no skin problems at all).
    Max is soooo cute!!!

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