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Our Great Dilemma: Did our baby poop or fart?

July 20, 2011

Here is the situation: Our baby Zachary has been fussy all day. It is now 7pm and we just fed him. He is swaddled and is finally passing out on my lap. My wife and I are praying for him to sleep so we can have a break. And, then we hear a big fart from him (he is a gassy boy). Our dilemma is whether that was just a fart or a poop as well (it is surprisingly hard to tell the difference). If it was just a fart I can let it go and leave him to fall asleep. He will probably sleep better now that he has gotten rid of all that gas. If it was a poop then we have to undo the blanket to change his diaper which will wake him and may lead to more crying and fussiness. We can’t just let him sleep in a poop filled diaper can we? Can we just hope it was just a fart and let him sleep? We have had a long day with him. Are we terrible parents because we are thinking of just leaving him with a possibly poop filled diaper because he is sleeping?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2011 11:50 am

    just think about it this way: if he were in his crib, you wouldn’t even have known about it. that gives you a little window. however that does open up the opportunity for a wicked diaper rash which may squash your chances of a good nap any time in the near future.

  2. Cody permalink
    December 3, 2011 7:59 pm

    Every parents dilemma at some point,,, Amy’s right though: if he were in his crib, you wouldn’t even have known about it,

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