Saturday, 15 November 2014

Attack of the Poonami

So, for the last 10 days now, baby Jake has been the victim of the dreaded, ever-disgusting poonami!

Perhaps you're one of the lucky mums, dads, aunts, uncles or grandparents who has never suffered the utter atrocity that is clearing up the devastation left behind by a poonami - so let me explain a little...


A poonami is what happens when your baby has stored up a fair amount of milk and then, after several hours, explodes it within their nappy, breaching full capacity.

Often - it doesn't stop there. It seems to coat their legs, bum cheeks and in Jake's case his little 'meat and two veg', too!

Even worse? On some occasions it literally leaks out of his nappy and into his vest. It's basically a crap moment (excuse the cheesy pun).

But - what's causing this phenomenon? Is it man-made or natural? Jake is pooing between 1 and 3 times within 24 hours, and 90% of the time the poo is a poonami. But he isn't ill - he isn't crying endlessly, isn't miserable, isn't unusually tired or unusually hungry. So, what's happening?

The answer is - we really don't know!

When I spoke to the Health Visitor, all she said was it could be he's suffering a bit of a cold, or beginning to teethe,... hmm.

Have you ever suffered the hell of cleaning up your little one's poonami? Can you help us work out why it's happening, and what we can do to help? All advice welcome!


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