Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Diapers: Examining Their Content

Do you examine your baby's diapers? The poopy ones? I do. I wouldn't even admit to it, but I KNOW I am not the only one who does. And I definitely wouldn't be writing about it, but I keep finding something peculiar, so here I type.

We are well into solid foods here, so it's not the typical examination for color, etc. I've gotten used to seeing the occasional pea that just didn't get digested all the way. And of course the kernels of corn that practically come through whole. Why even eat corn? I don't see that our bodies absorb any of its nutrients.

I am bothered not by those things, but by something else that has routinely made its way to the diaper. Hair. HAIR! MY HAIR no less. Now, we aren't talking gobs of hair. Get the shower drain image out of your head. Not balls of hair. Just a single strand of hair. And just occasionally. But often enough that I've noticed it and mentioned it to a few people...who also thought it was weird.

I just can't figure out when Jade is consuming my hair. We aren't at that fun hair pulling stage yet, or that might explain it. Plus, Lily pulled my hair like crazy, and I don't remember it ever ending up in the diaper.

I guess it will remain a mystery. I must say though that my hair must be strong and healthy. It comes out in good shape. All the way through the digestive tract of my 10 month old.

I will end the weirdness of this topic now. Please oblige me in the comments though. Found anything weird in the diaper zone lately?

5 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Honestly...I try to avoid inspecting the poop to closely. :) But hair....hmmm....you're right, you must have some strong healthy hair to make it all the way through intact.

Thanks for your comment, I did actually make it through ok that day with the diaper crisis; Savannah obliged nicely and didn't poop until we got home. :) When I have my second kid, I'll remember your advice that pretty much any diaper can fit any size baby.

And your kiddos are ADORABLE, by the way.

Rachelle said...

Gross...

Mommy, Esquire said...

Mandarin oranges have the same "outcome" as corn. Ugh. I'm so over cleaning up poo that I'm considering potty training my 1 year old. Or else teaching the 4 year old how to change diapers.

Michelle said...

Umm, I remember seeing a hair in Sweet Pea's diaper a couple of times, but I always assumed it fell in there when I was putting on or taking off the diaper. Now you have me thinking she may have passed it?!? But, it must be a girl thing, because I haven't seen any in Bear's. Maybe I'll start looking closer :-).

Christina said...

we faced this similar dilemma. first, we know makenna doesn't chew well because she chokes a lot. so much so that it happens to much to stress. raisins always come out whole. the whole thing is just sick. the doc is either murray or bauer but i think the same place. i don't know which doc i saw! isn't that sad?? oh well, i just realized jeff is working that day so i am doing it alone :) i actually don't mind...except i know makenna will be yelling "milk" all the way there...

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