How to handle very dirty Frenchie Poops in 10 steps or a Johnson’s Baby Wipes Review

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!

A Frenchie poop is multicoloured!

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Continue ignoring your child as you are very busy blogging, watching TV, exercising… Whatever is your drug … Soon, le bébé gets irritated and moans louderSacré 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…)
  4. Grab the unhappy baby and bring him/her to the closest cleaning station to you ‘Alerte à la poop! Move over people! Beep Beep!’
  5. Make sure the baby is safe on a clean surface. Did you forget the peg? Deal with it woman!
  6. 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…
  7. 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?
  8. 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…
  9. 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! ?’
  10. 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!

So let us tell you what we think of Johnson’s Gentle All Over Baby Wipes and Johnson’s Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes.


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!


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  1. Jane Taylor
    September 10, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Oh, those were the days…NOT!!! I love the bit about red faced baby staring at horizon and not vexing him. Oh, and WHY do people not close the wipes packet properly!!!!! Shieshk! Thanks for linking up with #kcacols

  2. September 11, 2016 / 7:15 am

    It’s incredible how the poonamis change when they start on solids – give me breast milk nappies any day. We’re Huggies wipes fans in our house – I swear by them as they’re so thick and you won’t inadvertently put a finger through mid wipe! #KCACOLS

  3. September 11, 2016 / 7:48 am

    Rainbow poo is a great way to jazz up the complete stinkbomb that is the solid poo! Milk was much easier to deal with but there was also great chance of leakage so you win some you lose some! ?? #kcacols

  4. Poppy Reflects
    September 11, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Strange as it is I’m looking forward to some newborn milk only nappies after the stinky ones my two year old produces! Who knows how they still leak but they do. We are waterwipes fans but have never tried any different, I am contemplating trying out some more purse friendly ones for new baby. #KCAKOLS

    • Poppy Reflects
      September 11, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Sorry wrong hashtag oops #KCACOLS

  5. September 11, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Oh I don’t miss those days! Mine pretty much always does his own rear end these days. Bliss. #KCACOLS

  6. mummymiller
    September 11, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Weaning poos are just great…we had an assortment of seeds in Oliver’s the other day!! Much prefer the Johnsons wipes now you don’t pull one and end up with 100! #KCACOLS

  7. September 11, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    We love Johnsons too. My biggest tip for le bum changes is “hold her feet in the air so that she doesn’t dump them in le poop”. Something I learnt very quickly… #KCACOLS

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 11, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      haha good one! For sure it will help Grumpy Boyfriend sometimes. Thanks for reading x

  8. September 11, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Ooo I love how open we’ve all become about poops!! But yes this routine sounds very familiar!! #KCACOLS

  9. September 11, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Lol, sounds about right even for dealing with non-Frenchie poops! Especially having wine or chocolate afterwards – but make sure you have washed your hands and it’s really chocolate. 😉 #eatsleepblogrt

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 11, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      ☺? Thanks for reading xx

  10. winnettes
    September 12, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I used to exclusively use Johnson but also got frustrated with the top. This packaging looks much better. I have a few photos of my girls with their red, strained, weaning poo face because I found it so funny! Naughty Mummy!

  11. Kat
    September 12, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    We went through so many different brands, usually whatever was on offer! #eatsleepblogrt

  12. September 13, 2016 / 6:46 am

    Ah yes, the poos are increasing in frequency now my daughter is getting older. I find it hilarious when she pulls the expression of extreme concentration, then releases that telling fart. I can find amusement in such small things! We use wipes, but basically whatever’s available and can clean her up. #chucklemums

  13. September 13, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Ah the weaning poops! Yep we are on those! I gave baby girl blueberry and apple puree nd thought something was wrong when her poop came out a weird red/blue colour! I tried the extra sensitive wipes when she was a newborn. Now we just use Tesco non-fragranced ones.

    Thanks for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT

  14. Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine
    September 13, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Weaning poos are awful. Actually you think it’s fine once they are potty trained but you have to empty the potty… and, well, i’ll leave that for you to find out! #chucklemums

  15. September 13, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Oh how I do not miss this phase. But you wait! You think going to the toilet like big kids is great? I’m not sure what age they learn the art of the clean wipe after a mature rainbow poop in the pot. Yes, they are still rainbow. Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to talk about poo now? #chucklemums

  16. September 14, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Brilliant! Especially their decision to practice their gymnastics when they’re on the mat mid-change in an attempt to spread the love (read poo). So, true.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 14, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      So happy I am not the only one knowing that problem ? Thanks for reading. hope to see you again

  17. September 14, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I remember years ago my brother changing his daughter’s nappy and being really alarmed at the colour, then he remembered that she’d eaten a load of blueberries the day before! x #KCACOLS

  18. Rhian Harris
    September 14, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Ewwwwww! Gross! Glad the wipes work against the evil poops! #brillblogposts

  19. September 15, 2016 / 1:17 am

    Proper planning prevents poor poop performance.

  20. September 15, 2016 / 7:30 am

    Ha ha brilliant! My son has been potty trained for a year now and I’d actually managed to forget this mayhem but your post brought it all screaming back lol! xx #eatsleepblogrt

  21. mummymiller
    September 15, 2016 / 7:30 am

    And when they try to crawl off mid nappy change when you haven’t quite finished cleaning their bum! #sharingthebloglove

  22. Petite Pudding (@petite_pudding)
    September 15, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Argh those ‘new’ poops are hideous. I had forgotten how bad it was until we were back there again. Thank goodness for wipes. We are Johnsons fans too! #EatSleepBlogRT

  23. randommusings29
    September 16, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    I love Johnson’s Wipes. As I don’t have a child I should maybe explain – they are fantastic at taking makeup off, even the waterproof mascara 🙂

  24. September 17, 2016 / 9:25 am

    We use whatever brands are on offer usually x #fortheloveofblog

  25. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    September 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Baby wipes are the most useful thing ever! I use them for all kinds of things – face wipes, a quick swish round the mantlepiece before visitors arrive, cleaning sticky fingers – I don’t know how I ever got by without a pack in my handbag! I hate seeing that faraway look, but mostly I know when he’s up to something because it’s the only time he goes still and quiet! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 17, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      hahaha that’s funny x

  26. September 19, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Haha you know you’re a Maman when you can talk about poo in length like that! The food poos do seem to have gotten considerably more stinky for Sophie too and she also hates sitting in it. Can’t blame her really! Bring on the potty training! Thanks for linking to #fortheloveofBLOG x

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 19, 2016 / 7:23 pm

      Don’t!!!! DReading the potty training! I am negotiating so that Grumpy Boyfriend totally takes in charge that step! xx

  27. dearbearandbeany
    September 20, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    I love baby wipes! How did I manage life without them, I use them for everything. I carry a pack around in my own handbag. They are quite literally the best invention ever! My eldest had the best poo face ever, makes me laugh just thinking about it. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  28. September 22, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I did an experiment once. You actually need 12 hands to change a nappy successfully! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  29. Island Living 365
    September 23, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Oh I do not miss these days, the multi-coloured poop mammoth mission clean ups, whilst trying to pin them down and wrestle the wet-wipes out. Your ten steps on how to handle it are genius and very funny! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFrolics

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 23, 2016 / 6:51 am

      My pleasure, hope your breakfast was ok xx

  30. September 24, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, how funny!! I remember the days well and not much has changed since! Also a fan of Johnson’s especially after experimenting with international cuisine ??

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 24, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Wonder what you get LOL. Thanks for reading xxx

  31. September 26, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    I definitely laugh when that facial expression begins. I used to call over my hubby. Poor things, our punishment for such humiliation is they messy bum we need to wipe. We love Johnsons, have since mine were tiny. They’re also perfect for those messy meal times. I’m not sure how your little one is getting on with his solids now but my daughter seems to dress herself with every meal and we need an entire pack of wipes to clean her up. Sometimes a bath.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 26, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Mine would love to get dirty bit I am very bossy. I read that it’s good for them to discover food, but I can’t control it! The most he can do is putting his hands in it and then rub his eyes or his ears. LOL . Thanks for the funny comment x

  32. Silly Mummy
    September 28, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I love baby wipes – I use them for everything these days! My eldest has always been a producer of many monstrueuse moutardes!

    Thanks so much for going us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time.

  33. Colette B
    October 3, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I can’t ever imagine a day where I don’t need baby wipes!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  34. Gnei Usama
    December 12, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Ohh well, there is some one who is going through the same precious poo changing moments like me, only the difference is my baby is constipated so after a lot of false alarm winds and red faced, teary eyed trials later with lot of encouragement he will do his business. I enjoyed your post.

  35. Cassie - Gorgeous George's Mama
    May 24, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Lol. This is really funny. I’m a poo connasiour so I’ve never had a problem dealing with them lol. Poo is a subject we love to discuss in my family so I’m definitely appreciative of this post.


  36. Lynda Graham
    November 20, 2018 / 5:20 am

    I changed my god daughter as a ‘favour’ and without any experience – I now cannot think of “Over The Rainbow” without laughing. I thought Baby had something seriously wrong happening until my friend explained all!!

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