The Things Moms Will Do!
What do you do if your baby has a poopy diaper, you are in the middle of a miniature amusement park, and there are only porta poddies around? You can’t go far because your kids are on one of the rides and they want to go to another ride when they’re done. You don’t want to walk all the way to the other end of the park to “find” a bathroom with a changing station – because there may not be one.
You change the baby’s diaper in the car seat. Yes, this is what almost 5 years of being a mother has taught me. It really does take talent to change a poopy diaper without getting it on your hands, on the baby’s outfit, on the rest of the baby, or on the car seat. I could have changed him on the bench but it was pretty cold outside and I figured he had some protection with the hood of the car seat and the hood of the stroller.
I kept the top part of the seat belt locked in position so that Sam couldn’t try to roll over and out of the car seat and stroller. This helped to hold him in place and prevent wiggling and the transfer of poop everywhere. I unbuttoned his pants (I love the button up pants), unbuttoned his onesie and went to work. He had a clean diaper within a minute – record time! I think it was done so quickly because I didn’t want a little burst of cool air to suddenly give him the desire to pee all over everything, including me. The diaper was changed, the poop was kept in the diaper, and nobody was peed on. It was a success!