Where I Don’t Talk About My Child’s Poop

Let me tell you something that happened the other day. It was one of those moments where I so wish I would have had my video recorder handy.

I was in the other room and my husband was changing Lucas’ diaper.  All of a sudden…
BAAAAAAAAAABE!! BABE! BABE! You’ve got to come in here!! OH MY GOSH!
WHAAAAAAATTTTT??! I scream as I’m running towards him. I had thought maybe Hercules just jumped through the window or the crib was on fire or something.
It was poop. A bowel movement situation. My kid’s.
Look at it! EWWW! Gross! Help me out! It’s like the consistency of your peanut butter!
People, I LOVED this moment. Seeing my husband changing our sons diaper. Ah, it was magical. 
He ask, Can you help me! It’s getting on my hands! I need you to hold his leg or something.
Let me tell you, it really wasn’t bad. At all. I have dealt with much worse.
So I am standing there with glee. No honey, you got it. You’re doing great. What do you think I do everyday? My fairy friends are only here on Tuesday and Thursdays. The other days? It’s just me and my two hands!


I was hyperventilating I was laughing so hard. I was wheezing. You probably had to have been there, but it was funny. 

We’ve got to figure out some sort of system to get the poop off these diapers! I need to wash my hands! SICK SICK!
Honey darling. It’s just poop.

Have your husbands every done this?

I guess when you’re a mom you just learn to deal with poop. And the two hands given to you. 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

20 thoughts on “Where I Don’t Talk About My Child’s Poop

  1. LOL what a great post! My husband has had moments like this and has stated that now he has fulfilled his daily quota of diaper changes! Men….they think they are so tough….LOL

  2. My husband is a huge wimp about poop!! Do you have a diaper sprayer? I don't have one yet, but I am probably going to get one when my little guy starts solids.

  3. Guys are the biggest germaphobes when it comes to their own babies poop… but when it comes down to washing their hands when they're suppose to…. no way. Strange, isn't it?
    I have loved hearing my hubby whine and moan about how nasty the diapers have been.
    I have walked around an entire day with poop on my CHIN and not felt the least bit freaked out.
    Poop is just part of our day to day excitement!
    (ha ha haha)

  4. Oh yes. I have heard these words before. That and, “I had to take care of the baby, how could I do xyz?” Well, honey… I do it every.single.day. You will manage. 😉

  5. Oh my goodness, you did such a great job with your details that I feel as though I was standing there laughing next to you. My hubby WILL NOT change a poopy unless it is the yucky tar stuff that doesn't stink. LOL Well he has changed a few, but only when he has to. lol

  6. Um yes…sounds very familiar!
    I just roll my eyes and offer minimal help.
    I always say ” Welcome to my world!”

    But my hubby would rather have baby poop on his hands then barf. And he HAS to smell anything that gets on his hands..even when he knows what it is ( barf, baby poop!)
    I just don't get it, and won't try!
    Great post!

  7. I have had to rescue DH from poop disasters before. He is totally squeamish about it since he changed EVERY diaper at the hospital. I never saw the meconium poop!

  8. Man, I love you guys.

    So nice to know my hubby isn't the only one!! 🙂

    I need to get a diaper sprayer ASAP! His poop is starting to get.. chunkier…

    Stephany- I say that too. I do XYZ AND hold the baby and you can't even do JUST X?! ha!

    Thanks for these awesome comments. Love these husband stories! 🙂

  9. ROFL!! My Hubby was like that with our first kid!! He got used to it though!! I wasn't going to change every diaper for 4 kids! Thanks for sharing…gave me great laugh!!

  10. OMG! My husband can hardly change poopy diapers. One time he said it looked like mashed potatoes and gravy and he about gagged. LOL. Pee diapers he's ok with but poop ones are a little harder hahaha.

  11. Yep, same here. Although he's pretty good about it, he does ask for help, A LOT. And then I remind him I'm home all day with no help. And he does the “I can't do XYZ, I had Ingrid!” How irritating is that, AAAHHHH.

  12. lmao!!! this was hysterical! yes, dh was definitely that way in the beginning. now he is able to tolerate a little poop on his hands but occasionally freaks out if it's too much. hah! they are so funny!

  13. I guess I'm pretty lucky. My hubs changes poop diapers all the time. Now, sometimes he forgets to plop the poop in the toilet and put the diaper in the pail…that's when I'd rather he leave the poopy diaper changing to me! Can't they do anything right?! LOL! 😉

  14. Funny!! YES my hubby has done the same thing. Although he was also trying to keep his shirt up around his nose with his shoulder at the same time so he didn't have to smell it! 🙂 I was also dying with laughter…no sympathy, not from this girl! 🙂

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