Fair warning: This post is all about poop.
The boy has been home from day care nearly all week because of a little trouble down below. He has loose poop. Blow-it-out of the diaper loose poop. Have to wash the car seat cover on “sanitary” kind of poop.
Its been a messy week.
So what can you do about it? Again, frustratingly, not much.
- Tylenol if there is a fever;
- Pedialite and Gatorade to replenish fluids; and
- Infant gas drops if they seem bloated.
So far, we’ve only had to do No. 2. (hahah! Get it?!)
If it keeps up for 4-5 days, take em to the doctor. (If he has the issue again today, that’s what we’re doing tomorrow morning.)
But what if the opposite is the problem?
When he was still on the bottle, the boy had that problem too. Because he loves milk. As in, he’d drink 24 ounces a day of it if I let him. So what was the solution?
- Switch from whole milk to low fat; and
- Mineral oil.
I had to put 1 tbsp in his drink 2x a day. Aside from making cleaning bottles a living nightmare (it got EVERYWHERE), it served its purpose: It basically lubricated his GI tract, making things … well … slide out easier.
So there you have it. All you ever wanted to know about poop.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to wash my hands.