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I recently thought it would be a good plan to share some parenting realities to show that parenting is not always exactly the way depicted in the glossy parenting magazines, and whilst it's a whole world of fun, some days won't turn out exactly as you expect it to.

The Day of 1000 Nappies

You'll need a lot of nappy cakes on some days


Ok, I may be exaggerating this one, but surely youíve had the day when your baby has gone through a weekís supply of nappies in one day, and for some of this time, a nappy has not been enough to hold the contents of your babyís production line. Iím talking numerous changes of outfits, for yourself and for your baby, bottom explosions of never seen before proportions, and times when during a nappy change you don't quite get there in time.

For me, one of these days was when I had my first son. No one had told me that nappies (disposable ones anyway) need to be secured fairly tightly. As a somewhat tentative mum in this new world of parenting, I was doing up his nappies ever so gently and softly and as a result they were doing nothing to hold in a great deal of contents. I think everyone who tried to hold my newborn got a little more than they bargained for as he peed on them all in turn. I recall on day two in the hospital having to send my poor hubby out to buy more outfits as I'd already got through all of the outfits I'd bought with me for my newborn due to my poor nappy technique.

However, even when you've got the knack of nappy security and you need to also be prepared for the days when your baby might be teething, have an upset stomach or when their food disagrees with them and you'll be changing nappy after nappy after nappy. I've literally had days I've got them in a clean nappy and 2 minutes later I am changing it again. My first son always got an upset tummy when he teethed, poor thing, so I had plenty of these days with him. Thankfully not so much with my second.

All part of the fun and they're not in nappies forever and toilet training and all that entails will take over.

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