The Baby has been on the move for a while, it happened a lot sooner than it did with the Big One and I have my suspicions that he will soon be walking (argh!).
Something which has come back to me with stunning clarity is the battle that is nappy changes with a baby on the move. The struggle is real people, the struggle is real.
The Unmumsy Mum posted this last year (before I had a baby on the move) which amused me at the time, but now I am there. Right there.
Earlier today as I sat and remembered a time where poo remained contained and not up my walls via the Baby’s hand I went through the range of emotions of the Kubler-Ross grief model and realised that it could also be applied once your baby is on the move.
The Seven Stages of Nappy Changes with a Baby on the Move
I can’t believe that my Baby is already rolling/crawling/pulling to stand/walk (*delete as appropriate, but know that each stage presents it’s own challenges and gets a little more difficult each time).
He is only so little.
He is only a baby.
He is MY baby.
“He’s just practicing a new skill, this won’t change anything.”
“It’s only while he’s mastering it.”
“Oh, changing him while he’s standing is so much more efficient.”
There is a POO TRAIL around my house. An actual trail of POO. Real life human POO. Poo is EVERYWHERE.
When did my life become all about poo?
If you sit still then you can have a satsuma….a banana….a rusk….a baby biscuit….heck if you don’t move you can have a CHOCOLATE BUTTON.
Did I hurt him as I had to grab him by the leg and pull him back to me as he attempted to crawl away?
Will he be mentally scarred by me chasing him round the house like a lunatic waving a nappy in his face?
Is there such a thing as too many chocolate buttons??
The carpet will never be the same again from the poo incident in 2014.
My life has changed beyond all recognition, I daren’t go out anymore because what if he needs changing when we are out, I can’t face the public toilet battle.
Will this ever end??
Acceptance and Hope
It won’t be forever, soon there will be potty training….
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