You know it. Baba is now having solids on a regular basis and Maman is struggling less and less with the whole weaning thing. Hurrah!
Oui, mais voilà. There is a big issue coming up with such a success. Baba transformed himself into a poop machine. Littéralement! Don’t get me wrong. When he was on milk, Frenchie Mummy still had to take care of 3 or 4 moutardes a day. You don’t know what it means? Just read our first Frenchie lesson and you will understand…
So now that Monsieur has become a veritable gourmet eater (having compotes, creamy fish pie, and even Baker Days cake!), he produces up to 6 poops a day! And those dirty Frenchie poops are far from nice, I am telling you what! Green, orange, purple…basically of all colours!
And of all shapes and forms: runny, liquid, hard… Let’s not forget the bad ones. The ones that Baba struggles with. You can see how difficile it is to be a baby pushing a moutarde out for Maman to handle it later on. His face becomes red. He is staring at me, concentrating really hard. It’s so tough to be an artist…
Thank god for that, Frenchie Mummy is well prepared. Even better! She is even willing to share her best tips to handle very dirty Frenchie poops! Don’t worries if your baby doesn’t produce Frenchie ones, smelling a mix of escargot and fromage. I am sure any other nationality has its ups (and downs!). Fish and chips poops for les anglais, pizza poops for les italiens and I save you from the other worldwide poops…
So here are the 10 steps to handle rainbow poops from all over the world like a pro!
- The baby has a red face and is staring at the horizon. Refrain yourself from laughing. You may vex him/ her and stop le bébé in the middle of the making.
- Eventually, the poop has arrived, hurrah! Then comes the groan meaning ‘Clean my bum now!!!’ I don’t know about your little one, but Baba wants it gone and cleaned up the minute he is done with it. He didn’t use to do that before his rainbow poops! He was happy to leave it there and fall asleep nicely when he was still producing exclusively milky poops… Zut!
- Continue ignoring your child as you are very busy blogging, watching TV, exercising… Whatever is your drug … Soon, le bébé gets irritated and moans louder ‘Sacré Bleu! What a terrible service Madame!’ You then have no choice but operate. You need to stop whatever you are enjoying doing RIGHT NOW! (Yeah, yeah even the laundry ladies. I know it’s tough…)
- Grab the unhappy baby and bring him/her to the closest cleaning station to you ‘Alerte à la poop! Move over people! Beep Beep!’
- Make sure the baby is safe on a clean surface. Did you forget the peg? Deal with it woman!
- Undress the baby and take off the nappy, making sure that you are not spreading the content all over the place. You can do it, it’s nearly over…
- Grab a good and strong wipe. You might need more than one and do the rest. You may have to fight with le petit as he discovered that he could roll his entire body off. Especially when his favourite place to practise his new talent is the mat where you change him. I know, right? Why make it simple when we can make it complicated?
- Eventually, you get to the end. Grab a new nappy and cover the intimate parts before an accident happens. An obvious step, but it happened to Grumpy Boyfriend a couple of times. Just saying…
- Put all the clothes back on. Pretend you haven’t seen the smirk on the baby’s face that says ‘I will do another one in less than an hour! Get ready! ?’
- Get rid of the parcel (meaning the fresh baby) to your other half (or whoever else is here) and pour yourself a glass of wine or get some chocolates. Attention! Make sure you disposed of the bag containing la monstrueuse moutarde and wash thoroughly your hands before! You don’t want to spoil the wine/ chocolate moment…
Here we go, we made it! Victoire!
This post was inspired by the fantastic samples of Johnson’s new baby wipes that Frenchie Mummy generously received from Tesco Baby Club to review.
Not only she had la chance et l’honneur to try two types of wipes, but she also had for mission to answer a series of difficult questions. Being her usual, she could not resist the assignment! On top of that, the Frenchie household exclusively uses Johnson’s baby wipes. It was just la collaboration parfaite!
The two types of wipes are very effective at cleaning the dirty Frenchie poops we described earlier in this post. Not only the size is perfect, but the texture is also great for the task. Maman doesn’t like when a wipe is too thick. We have always used this brand so far and both Frenchie Mummy and Baba are happy with it. Even Grumpy Boyfriend manages to use them pretty well when he is on the moutarde’s duty.
The fragrance is lovely and they feel very soft. Baba doesn’t have a sensitive skin (so far! Touch wood…), so I am happy to use the normal wipes. But we also tried the sensitive ones and they are very good too. I love the fact that they are fragrance-free. I think that it is important that a brand offers that type of choice.
Johnson’s Baby Wipes can be used in other emergencies that dirty Frenchie moutardes. For example, I always have a pack ready to be used when I feed le monstre as he can be quite messy as I explained before in my blog… We are still in the middle of weaning and the baby fully enjoys the part where he discovers food by putting his fingers in it! I love the new ‘dispenses one wipe at a time’ function. I remember using the previous version and it was sometimes difficult to get the right number of wipes in the middle of the thing. As I said earlier, the situation can sometimes be tricky and you want to be able to get to the point.
I also love having a more compact packaging! It’s taking less space and it’s easier to fit the wipes in a full changing bag. The lid with a sticker at the top is also better. It stays and therefore, the wipes can’t dry out. It wasn’t the case with the older version and Frenchie Mummy was sometimes a bit frustrated with it.
Let me explain, when Maman is in charge of using the wipes, she makes sure that she closes carefully the packet. Grumpy Boyfriend doesn’t! No more excuse here; it’s easy to fold the flap shout and we can actually use all the wipes! Hurrah!
Johnson’s Gentle All Over Baby Wipes and Johnson’s Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes are both a massive winner to Baba and I! We love their moistness that gently cleans Baba’s bottom without leaving it a bit wet. No rash either, which is great when we know how often we use them in a day! (I don’t need to remind you that my son does a lot of poops, right?)
Le verdict? The big winner of the day has to be Johnson’s Gentle All Over Baby Wipes and I would recommend to anyone to purchase them if they had to fight against terrible enemies such as international dirty poops!
Let me know if you use these wipes too and what you love about them.