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To take 9 week old baby out for the day...

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SweetPeaSoup Wed 29-Jul-15 06:35:56

... when it's been 5 days since his last poo?

I mean, what's the worst that could happen, right?

(He's EBF, and on Gaviscon for reflux - I think the Gaviscon is what's making things sluggish.)

JellyMould Wed 29-Jul-15 06:38:01

Just take a change of clothes!

RoganJosh Wed 29-Jul-15 06:39:05

And a change of clothes for yourself!

dashoflime Wed 29-Jul-15 06:39:14

take several grin

Twooter Wed 29-Jul-15 06:40:58

If end it's not that unusual to go a week.

Koalafications Wed 29-Jul-15 06:41:04

And a few packs of baby wipes!

greyleaf Wed 29-Jul-15 07:01:18

gaviscon does make things sluggish as hell if its causing problems use brown sugar in water and prepare for an avalanche

drbadbride Wed 29-Jul-15 07:59:37

Encase baby in bog-roll, Egyptian-mummy-style grin

(leaving holes for seeing and breathing purposes, I'm not that cruel )

2tired2bewitty Wed 29-Jul-15 08:03:13

I'd pop a muslin or tea towel under his bum in the car seat and pushchair too, just in case!

DragonMamma Wed 29-Jul-15 08:05:23

Take a few carrier bags too, for bagging up the clothes.

I second sugar and water solution too, also with a drop of fresh orange juice.

Sweetpotatoaddict Wed 29-Jul-15 08:11:06

Mine could go over a week with no Poo. Ebf babies get efficient, lots less waste out than milk going in. So it might be okay. On the other hand, watch what colour you wear and the baby wears..... Mustard yellow perhaps grin

DamsonInDistress Wed 29-Jul-15 08:32:28

Ds2 went 14 days, TWO WHOLE WEEKS, without a poo when first put on gaviscon as a baby! It was of epic proportions, almost like two weeks quantity in one go. And the smell, oh god the smell. It took more than half a pack of wipes to clean him to the point of being able to bathe him.

Take a blanket you're prepared to chuck and put him in clothes that can go too. Use the clothes and blanket to wipe him off if needs be. Line the pram!

Longdistance Wed 29-Jul-15 08:35:11

Just floating by with a tip...

If you do s cycling motion with his little legs, hopefully you'll get a poonami

DUCK!!!!

KatoPotato Wed 29-Jul-15 08:38:30

I carry a disposable changing mat, that you can use to fold over shitty bits and remember the envelope neck vest slides dooown the body, no need for a cacky face pack!

pointythings Wed 29-Jul-15 09:48:51

DD2 was like this, though without the Gaviscon. The resulting poonami always necessitated at least 3 changes of clothes, sometimes 5. As long as you're prepared for that, by all means go out!

Mulligrubs Wed 29-Jul-15 09:53:44

I recommend cycling his legs then putting him in a warm bath before you go - if that doesn't help him poop then take several changes of clothes (for him and you!) and LOTS of nappies and wipes grin

cogitosum Wed 29-Jul-15 09:58:34

Ds was like this on gaviscon and even after a few days when it came it would be quite thick so no poonami. Took him off it as the constipation was worse than alleged reflux.

SweetPeaSoup Wed 29-Jul-15 20:35:30

You lot made me smile!

I did take him out - took 3 changes of clothes for him, and one for me, along with a full pack of wet wipes, and 9 nappies (can't stand a wet nappy, this one).

He became increasingly more fractious as the day wore on, and he decided to have a nursing strike for a few hours. Yay. Ow.

Eventually he decided that he did, in fact, want to feed, so I settled down in a quiet corner of the museum to do so. I was enjoying the relief and watching a pack of brownies go past when I heard grunting - dc was really giving it some welly!

So I found myself, boob hanging out (under baby), needing to change him before seepage proper started, but unable to lie him down immediately to either put my boob away or change him because it would result in a vomit fest.

I eventually managed to make myself decent and get outside to a disused bus shelter to change him. Bit soon after the feed, but it was a risk that needed to be taken. Oh dear god the stench.

But he didn't throw up!

Popped him in the buggy to walk back to the entrance, and within three minutes, the vomitfest happened. He took out his entire outfit and my top /jeans and puked so much into the buggy that it had to be tipped up to empty it, and when I'd whipped him out to hold him over so he didn't choke, he carried on vomiting and managed to get my shoes as well.

Boy has skills!

Bathed him when we got home - hopefully at some point this evening, he may leave me alone for long enough so I can have a shower.

2tired2bewitty Wed 29-Jul-15 20:39:09

Blimey OP! I know you're breastfeeding but I definitely think you deserve several of these wine and a lot of this cake

DirtyMugPolice Wed 29-Jul-15 20:45:26

My goodness. Poor you winecake

Mulligrubs Wed 29-Jul-15 20:47:22

Oh my word OP! Made me laugh - I could guarantee my DS would have a poop explosion if we planned a day out grin I hope you can have a lovely hot shower and a relax

FortyFacedFuckers Wed 29-Jul-15 20:48:02

Poor you op thanks I remember the days of having a baby ds that covered everyone & everything in sick.

minesapintofwine Wed 29-Jul-15 23:56:42

Poor you that sounds horrific, you sound so calm I would have cried

I remember ds2 vomiting right over the top of my head and hitting the wall in a shop. He was on medication that turned it grey! This was shortly after a very public changing station in the loos where he strained to pop out a tiny poo whilst loads of women cooed and awwed over his efforts

After the vomiting bit I literally ran towards dh crying and saying 'puke..up..the...wall..' Dh dealt with it very efficiently! <me=pathetic>

That was a gaviscon tale of woe too.

AlwaysSpoiled34 Thu 30-Jul-15 00:12:52

I am sorry that it happened to you. Having a small baby can be difficult from time to time. Wish you all the best.

Happy36 Thu 30-Jul-15 00:15:23

2 changes of clothes for him, nappies of course, and plenty of wipes.

Enjoy your day out!

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