Welcome to The List. The List serves as a place for people to share their baby experiences using only a sentence or two. Beyond the Car Seat encourages readers to submit items to The List using the contact form on the right. Please include your first name and your city.
Apple: My toddler can’t say his own name, but he can say ipod – Tom
Vapor Rub VS Diaper Cream: Make sure you keep your lotions and rubs well labeled and in the proper places. My husband rubbed Vick’s vapor rub all over our toddlers’ sore bottom one night. It wasn’t pretty. – Susan
It’s okay to laugh at your sweatiness: My three year old son’s attempt to come to terms with the fact that he sweats. – Ali
Change is Good: When running an errand with baby away from home one change of clothes for baby is not enough. A weeks worth of clothes should be sufficient and a change of clothes for mom is a good idea. – Jessica, Florida
Big Mistake: Keep Diaper Rash Cream away from the bathroom counter or inexperienced husbands will think it’s a new kind of toothpaste.- Jessica, Florida
Mommy time: Ironically is the time I need to unwind from being mommy and catch up with my other fun hobbies. – Jaclyn R.
Enjoy Elmo while you still can: Next comes Spongebob. – Renee
Nighttime Panties: What my daughter calls diapers that she wears to bed! – Darcie K.
Baby Wipes: Carry baby wipes with you Everywhere you go. Seriously, EVERYWHERE! – LeeAnn P.
Bathroom Break: Never pass up an opportunity to pee. Our kids don’t so why should we? – LeeAnn P.
Jurassic Park: My 3 year old loves to tell everyone that “Every dinosaur poops!” – Heather M., Eagle Mountain, UT
OOPS: If you forget to close your nursing bra, and your baby pulls hard enough on your shirt, the old man next door gets a peep show while you are having a conversation about musicals. – Lauren S., Las Cruces, NM
Clean up time: To a 2 year old tends to mean stealing the garbage can and sprinkling garbage all over the house. – Lauren S.
Christmas: Use to mean big gifts for me and lots of booze. Now it means nothing for me but smiles on my DSs face! – Maggie S.
Yup: The amount of poo in a diaper will be in direct proportion to the amount of layers of clothing the baby is wearing – Sinclair Y., Tacoma, WA
“Zhu Zhu Pets” – Tracey B.
The list: Would be better w/ video games. – Sara B.
The Cops: If you leave the car running for heat and nurse your son in the back, the police will be called on you. It happened to me twice! – Melissa G
Stomachache In My Eyelashes. How a 3 year old describes the sensation of “brain freeze”. – Danielle G.
Truth Hurts: Diaper backwards spells Repaid.- Keet G., Oradell, NJ
FACT: When left uncovered, a four-month-old baby’s bottom can shoot poo several feet, much like ketchup from a bottle in a food fight. -The Mommy
A new perspective on hygiene. A day without another person’s bodily fluids on my clothes means I’ve spent it alone. -Jessie., Momma in MA
Arm’s Length. Assuming I’ve got it in the correct orifice, I’m now a pro at recovering a fallen pacifier and returning it to it’s rightful mouth. While driving. – Heather B., Norwalk, CT
An Innocent Comment. Don’t ever tell a new parent he/she looks ‘tired,’ you may literally have to run for your life, no, seriously, RUN! – Julie D., Norwalk, CT
8am. Is me sleeping late.
Can I change a diaper in the dark? Not really.
Will a dog eat a dirty diaper? Absolutely.
Do I know the words to any songs? Not even close. LTD has been subjected to the chorus of every song from the 80’s. Chorus only.
What happens when the diaper comes off? When changing a baby, at least half the time he will pee on you. The other half he will poo on you. The amount of baby waste I have had on my clothes and hands in the last 6 weeks has led me to stop counting.
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