This morning as I was feeding Abby a bottle she began making some offensive sounds and odors, so after her bottle, even though she was supposed to go back to sleep, I had to change her (which means she would be wired and not go back to sleep).
What I discovered when I opened the diaper was beyond words and I won’t gross anyone out, although there is part of me that wants too.
It turned out she had a little bit of a rash too from the offensive toxic poop and the cream I had on the changing table was squeezed all the way to the end. Since lately I have been changing her on the floor due her tendency towards aerobics, I went into her closet to find more diaper rash cream while she crawled around neked on the floor. I had one full tube, Target brand left and proceeded to open it. I always buy generic when I can and have never had a problem.
I opened the tube and tried to squeeze the cream out while holding onto my squirming naked child so she remained on the diaper and right-side up. Nothing happened. So I closed the tube and shook it and squeezed it a little bit. Sometimes the Desitin brand takes some urging on first use, so maybe did this too. I opened it again, still struggling to maintain control over the octopus Abby seems to have turned into and all of a sudden a runny white watery substance came shooting out of the tube all over my hand and down my arm. Certainly not the consistency that it was supposed to be, it was the original style cream, not the creamy kind. I proceeded to try and get as much of this on Abby’s bottom as I could, again while trying to keep her right-side up. It was a nightmare and none of it would stick!
In the end, all covered with this stuff (plus some of it got on the carpet) I managed to squeeze enough out of the old tube to cover her and make her comfortable.
- Don’t buy Target brand diaper rash cream
- Diaper changing is a team sport
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