When single women hear the word ‘blowout,’ a fabulous, voluminous hairdo comes to mind.
But for parents with babies at home, the word takes on a much, much messier meaning, evoking the horror-filled moment when their sweet bundle of joy’s mess bursts through the diaper and ends up, well, everywhere.
The baby product company Munchkin asked parents to share their funniest, messiest, and stinkiest diaper stories, from the time a little one pooped at the pool to the time junior had to go at a bridal dress fitting.
Yikes! Parents have shared some of their worst dirty diaper stories, including gross blowouts that happened at some truly unfortunate times (stock image)
One parent truly regretted putting her baby on her shoulders during a trip to the pool.
‘It was a crazy hot day and we were at the pool — I put her on my shoulders,’ she said.
‘After a minute, I thought “water” was dripping from her bathing suit but then the smell hit me. Thankfully my diaper bag had everything but the kitchen sink and I had a spare shirt.’
Another also got her daughter’s poop all over her — but in this case, she didn’t have a chance go clothes.
‘My oldest was the blowout queen,’ she said.
‘When she was two months old I made the dumb decision to wear white pants to Easter. In the middle of Easter Dinner, she had an especially large blowout and I ended up covered in poop.’
When duty calls! Munchkin published the stories along with the results of a new survey, which found that parents have changed diapers in some strange places
‘I was the Maid of Honor for my good friend,’ another mother recalled. ‘We went to my friend’s final dress fitting and at the bridal shop, I realized my son had a full loaded diaper of [poop emoji]. And… I had forgotten my diaper bag.’
She wasn’t the only mom to forget her diaper bag.
Cleaning up: Munchkin shared parents’ ‘stinky stories’ in honor of their new Toss Disposable Diaper Pails
‘Our first night home from the hospital we needed to get some late night snacks. We were in the store and our daughter pooped for the first time. We didn’t have a diaper bag… it was the biggest blow out ever,’ said one parent — who likely never made the same mistake again.
For one little boy, the excitement of a house full of guests was too much.
‘It was my son’s bris and we go to put a clean diaper on him. Before we could make it, he shoots his poop all over his father and the rabbi,’ one mom said.
While the rabbi may have expected a diaper mishap, commuters in Philadelphia likely were not when another mother ran into a smelly situation.
‘First time using the baby carrier for an extended amount of time and someone blew out while we were at the train station. Not the first or last time someone has gotten on Philly transit covered in poop,’ she said.
Sounds messy! Other parents have shared their gross blowout stories on Twitter
Other parents have shared their stories on Twitter, griping about messes that ended up in bed, in cars, all over stuffed animals, in planes, and clothing stores.
Munchkin’s ‘stinky stories’ were shared in honor of the brand’s new Toss Disposable Diaper Pails, and in addition to the terrible tales, Munchkin also released a new survey that proves that every parents has a gross diaper tale.
Their survey found that nearly half of parents (46 per cent) didn’t even notice that their child had had a diaper mishap until they saw the mess on their own clothes or bodies.
And moms and dads aren’t the only ones getting messy. Seventeen per cent said they have accidentally spread a diaper mess to another child or a pet, with 7 per cent admitting they’d even spread it to a stranger.
They’ve also found themselves changing diapers in some very inconvenient places: 94 per cent they’ve done it in a car, nearly 2 in 3 parents have done it in a store dressing room, 30 per cent did it on another person’s lap, and 14 percent have changed a diaper on a stadium seat at a sports game.
So it’s no surprise that parents will also go to great lengths to avoid diaper duty: A third admitted to faking a nap to get out of changing a diaper, while a quarter have run a fake errand to foist the responsibility onto someone else.