Let’s revisit those special parenting moments. I’ve already covered the poo finger, it was such a relief to find out that I wasn’t alone in this experience. Now I’d like to talk about The Water Bomb. In fact, this is Rocky’s specialty this week. Perhaps he knew I was planning to write about and wanted to give me plenty of real world experience to draw on. However it’s come about, I’ve had to deal with three Water Bombs in the past week. That’s right – I’m talking about the bath poo.
Perhaps it’s the warm water, relaxing all the muscles in the body. Perhaps it’s the post-dinner timing. Whatever it is, Rocky has always been a bit partial to a bath poo. I had gotten in to the habit of bathing him ONLY when I knew he’d filled his nappy in the last couple of hours. But the Water Bombs had been few and far between lately, so I took a few risks. Poor Rocky, he was not pleased at all, and obviously had no control over the situation.
Let give you a few hot tips for dealing with The Water Bomb:
- scoop and flush – grab the largest receptacle you can get your hands on, a bucket or ice cream tub (not a cup), and scoop that poop then flush it down the loo
- shower power – pop the poor bub into the shower while you clean up the bath. Give it a good squirt with your bath cleaner of choice and rinse thoroughly.
- risk assessment – if you have the strength left in you after dealing with The Water Bomb, refill the bath and pop bub back into the bath for some happy play time and a good clean. If you’re concerned about a repeat Water Bomb then wash and rinse in the shower and go, go, go!
Are you kids Water Bombers?