I was feeding Evie her porridge just this morning & as I put the spoon in her mouth some porridge accidentally got on her cheek. I quickly wiped the porridge off her cheek & without thinking ate it. GROSS!!!!!!
I’m not actually sure if this was the first time either. It got me thinking about all the disgusting things we all do (whether you admit it or not) as parents. I’ve rounded up a list of ten but i’m sure that you can think of some more to add. So here it is. 10 DISGUSTING THINGS NEW PARENTS DO:
1. WIPING FOOD OFF BABIES FACE & EATING IT
I have a feeling I’m not the only parent that’s done this. Both myself & Jamie have admitted to it. At what point do our children gross us out?
2. WIPING SICK & SNOT WITH YOUR HAND
There have been so many moments that Evie’s chucked up or had snot running into her mouth & I’m nowhere near a cloth/tissue/wet wipe. It’s so much quicker to just use your hand. Then afterwards you realise that the sick or snot is now on your hand & you suddenly think ‘oh crap, now what?!’
3. WIPING SICK & SNOT FROM YOUR HAND ONTO YOUR CLOTHES
Of course, you now wipe your hand onto your clothes as if it never happened don’t you! 😉
4. SNIFFING THEIR BUM TO SEE IF THEY’VE POOED
This is probably the most popular disgusting thing that parents of babies do. There is a funky smell coming from somewhere. There is no point in completely undressing your baby to check is there? A quick whiff of her bum can solve any doubt. I’ve actually seen some parents so unsure, that they’ve buried their face right into the nappy. Yuck!
5. PICKING THEIR NOSE WITH YOUR FINGER
What’s worse is that I actually remember a time when Evie’s nose was too small to do this. We’d have to roll up tissue into a really small finger replica & use this to fish for her bogey’s. It’s so much quicker nowadays to just whip it out.
6. SIFTING A TOY OUT OF THE TOILET WITH YOUR HANDS
Probably the rarest of this list but I do know a few other mums who have done this. Recently Evie dropped her bedtime bear in the toilet. I literally didn’t know what to do & in a panic sifted it out. I washed my hands so much afterwards & was flapping around so grossed out.
7. LICK YOUR FINGER & THEN USE IT TO WIPE THEIR FACE
This is a classic among mums & dads. You see people doing it everywhere. It’s a failsafe way to get that unmovable peace of dirt off your little ones face.
8. EATEN FOOD THEY’VE SPAT OUT
Now this one is REALLY disgusting & not one I’ve done personally. But Jamie & another mum I know have admitted that they do this regularly. Three second rule! Gross!!!
9. GONE TO THE TOILET WITH THEM ON YOUR LAP
You’ve spent what seems like hours rocking your grumpy baby to sleep. You’ve been desperate for them to nap. But now you realise that you’re BUSTING to go to the toilet. What do you do? Putting them down runs the risk of them waking up. You need some time out & really don’t want them to wake up right now. You have no other choice. At least you have something funny to tell them when they’re older!
10. INVESTIGATED POO
You’ve opened the nappy to change your baby. What a weird colour? Should it smell like that? What are those lumpy bits? There have been times when we’ve not only had a good look at her poo, but we’ve called each other over to have a look too OR even discussed it with friends who have kids when we’re out with them for coffee/lunch/dinner. Yum!
11. BLAMING YOUR FARTS ON YOUR BABY
This one is an added extra by my partner Jamie. I have NEVER done this one but I’m sure there are many mums & dads that have. There have actually been times when Jamie has blamed Evie & I’ve assumed she’s pooed. So I’ve done the bum sniff & couldn’t smell anything, have fully undressed her only to find a clean nappy & a smirking Jamie.
Which ones can you relate with the most?