The Diaper Diaries {Giveaway}


Warning: The following post openly discusses baby poop and the less appealing newborn odours!

My 3-year-old son has been potty-trained for over eight months. It has been a while since I last changed a diaper and I don’t miss it a bit. I will be back changing diapers full-time once our second baby arrives in a few months so I am definitively enjoying my last diaper free months for a while.

Before my son was born I had never changed a diaper in my life. My husband and I changed his first diaper together at the hospital after he was born and we continued our diaper duty for two more years.

I remember dealing with meconium and breastfeed based poop and both were not that bad to deal with.  The real”fun” starts when your child begins eating solid foods and then you have to deal with the dreaded toddler poop, seriously the smell!

Anyway! What’s with all the baby poop talk, right?  New babies smell so clean and sweet. I really can’t wait to have my newborn here so I can kiss his little tiny feet and inhale the sweet new baby scent.  The cuddles are always so sweet as well.

But let’s go back to talking about the less appealing newborn odours, like the time my son had his first poop explosion. We were getting ready to go to a birthday party and right after I finished strapping him into his infant car seat and we were ready to leave I realized he needed to have his diaper changed. I didn’t know how bad it was until I picked him up and saw that it all went on his back and it was coming out the side of the diaper all over his legs. Not what you want to see when you are already running late!

We ended up making it to the party over an hour and a half late and somehow just in time for cake, but it took a full bath, change of clothes and of course sanitizing his car seat.

Have you had anything like that happen to you before? Right when you are ready to leave to go somewhere? Big messes always seem to happen at the worse possible times! Do you have your own funny, outrageous stories to share? Would love to hear about them!

Also, be sure to visit the Playtex Mommyville Facebook page during the week of Sept 23rd as they will dedicated it to the Diaper Diaries, where fans can share their stories with others, creating a fun and informative dialogue all about the challenges of motherhood.


Playtex giveaway

Win it: Playtex is looking forward to hearing your own Diaper Diary stories as well and they are giving a lucky CAN reader a chance to win a Playtex Diaper Genie gift pack (Diaper Genie Elite and a Diaper Genie Portable Diaper Bag Dispenser) valued at $50. Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

80 responses to “The Diaper Diaries {Giveaway}”

  1. The dreaded poop explosion lol it’s happen way too many times, and at the worse times hahah

  2. Three adults trying to change a 13 month old in the middle of a field. And failing miserably!

  3. I’m way beyond diaper days, but I can say that I LOVED my diaper genie. I got mine at a yard sale, LOL, but used it for the first couple years of my son’s life. I think every mom gets lots of vivid memories when someone mentions baby poop 🙂

  4. my grandson is only 6 weeks old and it’s fun trying to change him especialy when my daughter has just given him prune juice and didn’t tell me i went to change him he pooped his diaper it went all over my white pants and then he peed on me it was funny but when you have to go to an important meeting in white it’s not so funny but i love my grandson no matter what diapers nowadays are not strong enough for prune juice lol

  5. When my son was only a few weeks old, I remember changing him on his change table, when lo and behold.. a fresh batch of baby poop came rushing out of him like a jetstream. It hit me square in the chest and dripped all down my boobs and stomach. It was summer and I was only wearing a sports bra and shorts, and I just stood there in total shock, covered in poop. He’ll be lucky if I don’t tell that one at his wedding. 😉

  6. I haven’t had any stories yet, I am due with my first in feb, so I am sure to have plenty of stories then

  7. EBF poop newborn all over his clothes and swing, the funny part was papa and daddy trying to give him a bath while mom soaked the clothes and took the cover off the swing

  8. I’m pregnant with my first, but I keep hearing these types of crazy poop stories! I can’t wait. 🙂

  9. my 18 month old had a rash so i was letting his bum air out a few minutes while he nursed well he pooped!!!! it was very liquidy and all over my lap and the floor… luckily the floor was lanolium! but i was at my computer at the time so of course it was all over my computer chair as well!! (theres a rip in the chair it was all in there soo hard to scrub out :s ) i had no idea how i was going to get up out of my chair and bring him to the tub upstairs without getting poo everywhere as it was down my leg and my foot was covered, no one was around to run and bring my wipes or anything.. kinda walked on the side of my feet until i could reach an older shirt on the floor ….we made it to the tub and put a diaper on as soon as he was out!

  10. Id love to win because Im expecting my first and really need this!

  11. Oh goodness! I can give you one for each of my two kids lol. When my daughter was 4 months old we attended a celebration of life (our friend had lost both his parents in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand) with my husband carrying her in her Snugli. I wandered around looking at art and made my way back to him. i noticed some yellow on her shoe and said “Where did you find food? She has mustard on her shoe?” There was no food. All poop, everywhere, and we had to bathe her in the sink of a hotel!
    My son, exclusively breastfed, would only poop a couple times a month. The first time this happened we were very concerned, and as it passed a week we felt like we were carrying a time bomb around! Finally on day 11 we heard such a rumbling that we peeked and immediately ran him to the tub where he filled wipe after wipe. it was like a soft serve machine that wouldn’t shut off!! He was like this until we introduced solids lol
    *sorry for the visual 😉

  12. Well I have a few blow out stories, most of which happened on a two week backpacking trip throughout Italy where it happened almost daily (she was 7 months old and didn’t seem to adjust well to the new food, schedule etc!) – picture awkward diaper changes and washing of baby and her clothes in tiny bathrooms on planes, fast moving trains etc; it was so bad we have always referred to it as our trip to “shitaly” (can I say that on here?!) instead of Italy because of it! But the one outrageous diaper story I will NEVER forget is the day that my baby learned to take OFF her diaper during nap time. I went in to find her smearing “poo poo lotion” (her words!) all over herself!! GROSS!! Had to make sure she was wearing clothes she couldn’t take off after that, so that she couldn’t get to her diaper!! Luckily it only happened the one time!!

  13. I would love to win because I have a new niece and I think her parents would love this.

  14. One time I was looking after my niece and she had a really really bad mess in her diaper and well I had to put her in the shower!! After that though she was potty trained! So it all worked out I suppose.

  15. I remember changing my my oldest when he was just 3 weeks old and we had a projectile poop situation. As I was sliding a new diaper under him, he had the most powerful poop ever and strayed the wall across the room with poop. Lets just say, we had a lot of cleaning to do after that!

  16. I don’t think my hubby and I could survive without a diaper genie at home, especially when the green bin is only collected once a week in the summer!!!!

  17. I would love to win because the disposal bin we use now just doesn’t cut it!!
    Thanks for the contest

  18. Changing my daughter one day and she had pooped, but when we lifted her legs she let it fly, the stream must have gone 5 feet, and just missed grandma’s head. I was definitely glad we had put hard flooring in her room and not carpet that day!

  19. i would like to win for my niece

  20. I have just changed my son and was turned around to look in the dresser for another pair of pants and all I heard was a loud fart, he had gone all over the change table, Thankfully it only got on the table cover and not on the carpeted bedroom floor.

  21. I don’t have any diaper stories, sorry! I’d love to win this for my sister and my niece.

  22. I would love to win because my brother just had a baby and it would be a perfect gift for them!

  23. I would love to win this for my baby. I need lots of supplies. Thanks.

  24. I think we have had our fair share of poop explosions especially before we were on cloth. One time in the middle of the night…he was about 8 weeks old and had a change at arou d 1 a.m. As we were changing him on our dresser, he literally sprayed about 1/2 meter to our bed sheets … we had to change our sheets too. I think the worst was having poop up the back which also grazes his hair….noooooo

  25. I would love to win because I know my older sis would love to get some cloth diapers at her baby shower 😀

    • woops. I meant a diaper genie along with some cloth diapers!

  26. would like to win because my diaper pails are stinky:)

  27. I’m expecting so I would love to win!

  28. no poop stories yet! would love to win for my future baby.

  29. Actually last night my husband was changing my 9 month old sons diaper for bedtime but he noticed the diaper he was already wearing was still dry so he said to me, “feel this diaper doesn’t it feel dry to you?” So without really looking I reached over with the squeeze/grasp motion with my hand and felt between my sons legs — BUT my husband had already taken OFF my sons diaper. I got an accidental naked squeeze in and we burst out laughing!

  30. my daughter used to always pee whenever i took the diaper off!! stinker!! no poopy ones yet…

  31. i would love to win so i can give this to a friend in need

  32. I would love to win! I’ve got 2 girls in diapers!! One is in clothe, while the other wears disposables

  33. i wish they were aroung when my kids were babies,now my grand kids are having babies and i am sure they could make good use of it.

  34. I would love to have one of those diaper genie ..:)

  35. I took my daughter out when she was about 2 weeks old. We went to post something and I took her in the restroom to change her and right then as the diaper came off she exploded with poop shooting everywhere! Her clothes,stroller and me were all covered. Wow was I every stressed out then but today it makes for a hilarious story when I tell her;)

  36. Still entering baby contests for my friends 😛

  37. No stories thank god lolwantto win for my sister

  38. not really one particular story but after two boys I have become quick at diaper changes to avoid getting peed on. Each peed on me once….but now that I have a little girl, I think I get peed on every other day!!!!

  39. I would love to win this for my grandson.
    Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  40. Sophie took off her diaper during her nap and spread her poop all over her crib, the wall, everywhere.

  41. just found out i am pregnant, would love one of these for the 3rd child

  42. I swear my oldest would always have a major poop blowout when I was at the mall with him (and when I forgot a change of clothes).. I think he did it on purpose for new outfits 😛

  43. I’d love to win this for a friend of mine who is expecting.

  44. Would love to win it for my expecting aunt.

  45. I’d love to win for my little one on the way!

  46. I’m currently pregnant with my first, and would love to win this and make my own funny diaper stories with my lil boy!!! UGH i can’t wait till November 😀

  47. No poop story but would love to win this for my nephew and his partner who are expecting their first baby

  48. One time when we were on our way to get my son’s pictures taken, he pooped right up his back and into his hair!

  49. I’d love to win for my bro and his wife – hoping to have their first very soon.

  50. I’d love to win this for my daughter who is expecting her first baby, it would be an ideal gift.

  51. Long story short – my son was 3 months when I was changing him. Apparently he wasn’t done pooping, because as I went to wipe him, poop flew everywhere. lol It was a mess!!!

  52. My poor husband would love this! He so hates the smell. One time he put a dirty diaper in the fridge and forgot about it. We lost so much food!

  53. My brother was babysitting for an hour or so until my husband got home. I was just leaving and he had to change his diaper. I walked by my baby’s room on my way out and saw my little guy completely naked on the change table waving and saying bye mama. (He was a little over a year or so.) my brother is nowhere to be seen. I called for him and see him in the kitchen desperately trying to open the baby locked garbage to pitch the diaper. I told him to finish changing him, put him on the floor and then pitch the diaper. My brother didn’t think there was a problem because he didn’t know babies could roll over at a year old.

  54. What is the deal with these disgusting people who leave dirty diapers in parking lots!? I live in a hot weather city and there are very few things that smell worse than a poopy diaper roasting in the South Texas sun. Not even the fish guts I encountered in the Walmart lot last night.

  55. I don’t have my own funny, outrageous Diaper Diaries stories to share but I would like to win for my cousin & her first born. Would make a wonderful gift.

  56. I am expecting my first little bundle of love this late Fall, and I would love to win this Diaper Genie. I’ve heard from friends that are Moms all about diaper leaks, explosions, and poop well everywhere eek haha. Twitter fan@plumerea

  57. I have changed diapers in some pretty crazy places but nothing story worthy!

  58. I would like to win this for when my daughter visits with her baby. It would be nice to not have to run diapers out to the garbage numerous times a day.

  59. I want to win this for my sister who is expecting.

  60. really would love to win this, getting everything together for first child!

  61. I want to win this for my daughter who is having her first baby in January. She needs everything and I want to help her get some baby items.

  62. Forgot the spare diapers, son had a massive explosion in a restaurant! had to wash him in the sink…yipes and took off my take top from under my top and created a handmade diaper with the tank top and receiving blanket!

  63. My youngest daughter was about 4 months old when at 2:30 am( which was her normal time to wake up get fed and then changed) in the morning I went to take her out of the crib, making sure I didn’t wake her up too much, I left the lights off, but felt something wet so I thought maybe she had peed through her diaper, turned on the lights and to my surprise found out it wasn’t pee at all it was poop and it was everywhere. So at 2:30 in the morning I had to give her a bath at totally wash down her crib and sheets, then needlessly said she was up all day long after that:)

  64. I would love to win these for my daughter.

  65. I would love to win this because I recently found out I’m pregnant again and I gave away my last one so this one would sure come in handy! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone! =-)

  66. I’d like to win and gift this to a friend who just had twins!

  67. My wife and I are expecting, so this would be great!

  68. both our boys have peed on us countless times!

  69. I used cloth diapers for my twins and it was great except they were so comfy that when I took them off either baby they peed right away ugggg easy for a girl but a boy Well you know

  70. while i’d love to win because I am expecting in a couple months, my best poop story is when my now 2 year old was newborn. I was trying unsuccessfully to breastfeed and it wasn’t until he was one that we finally clued in to his milk allergy. but I told the doc he had diarrhea, I was at my wits end with changing poop 12 times a day that was basicly an explosion each time. the doc didn’t believe my story of diarrhea just figured I was being dramatic about newborn breast milk poop I guess. but we showed that doc when he pooped all over the table and it just ran like stinky brown spilled milk everywhere. the poor nurse who had to clean that room as we left.

  71. This would be a wonderful baby shower gift for my best friend who is having twins.

  72. I would love love love to win this… I have 3 little babies 2 in diapers!! This would be an amazing thing to have!!! My baby just started on solid food which means his poop STINKS!!!! & this would mean less trips taking the garbage out!!!

  73. I would like to win because this would be a great gift for my friend’s baby.

  74. I would love to win so I can pass this on to a family in need.

  75. my niece is expecting,I’d give it to her

  76. I would love to win this for my son

  77. My outrageous moment that I’d rather forget was on an airplane! Diaper wasn’t big enough! Enough said! lol

  78. I’d llike to win this for a friend 🙂

  79. I dont have a story to share but would love to win for my friend, she is having her first baby any day now!

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