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Aspiring young poo Picassos have some of the gals over at TftC in a diarrhea dither. Its true, bowel movement Michalangelos and caca O'Keeffes can be a real pain in the butt. Hey, if your dookie Dali or fecal Frida is a little too prolific, here are a couple of tips in addition to Marian's suggestion of putting the sleeper on backwards:

Put the baby to bed in a zippered sleeper and then safety pin the zipper up with one of those big huge heavy plastic-topped baby safety pins. Also, bend the metal part of the pin away from the head, so there will be as much tension on the pin as possible, reducing the liklihood the baby can undo the pin.

Put the kid in more clothes, the more the better. If its too hot to wear several layers, then use lighter summerweight onesies, preferably ones that are a tad too small, so the fit is real tight so the kid cannot get their dirty little fingers into the leg holes.

If the kid is anywhere near regular, set the alarm for about that time and then wait for the golden egg, and change it immediately. Feed the kid the same thing for dinner every night to increase predictability, variation in diet can cause variation in regularity. Introduce new things for breakfast and lunch and keep dinner boring and predictable.

Or, you can always try duct tape and super glue.

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Kristen J said... @ January 20, 2006 at 10:40 AM

Thank goodness I've never had any pooh picassos (knock on wood).

Sarebear said... @ January 20, 2006 at 2:28 PM

Safety-pinning the bloody thing on forwards or backwards, and ours STILL houdini-d out of it somehow!

Eep.

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