Is it a big deal to you, or are you nonchalant about its ickiness? We talked with real moms to see how differently everyone reacts to poop and pee.
No big deal
Some moms are totally fine with body fluids. "It is really genuinely unbelievable how much poop I deal with on a daily basis," shared Heather, mom of two. "Before having kids, I never even saw poop, and now I find myself scrubbing it out of diapers, walls, sheets, clothes, carpet, bathtubs, hair, fingernails, and stuffed animals on the regular. I'm completely immune to its grossness."
Brooke, mom of one, had similar feelings. "I'm a nurse who cares for elderly or disabled people," she explained. "I am far beyond being grossed out by anyone's bodily fluids. I'm numb at this point."
Depends on the location
A few moms were fine with it, as long as it is in the right place. "I'm totally fine with it as long as it's in a normal place like diaper or toilet," explained Lisa from Ohio. "If it's on the floor or my hands I'm gagging!" Brigetta, mom of three, concurred. "Totally doesn't bother me except if it's on the floor!" she said.
Only my kid
Others are cool with the contents of their own child's diaper, but cannot tolerate poop of another baby. "I don't change anyone else's kid's diapers," said Leah, mom of one. "Ever. Gross."
Kelly, mom of two, agreed. "I'm fine with my own kids' bodily fluids. Other kids gross me out though."
Not a fan
And still others couldn't wait for the day that their child started using the potty full time. "Gross," stated Char, mom of two. "I have the weakest stomach and still gag. It's a little easier because it's my kids but it still grosses me out. When I was pregnant with Owen I would gag so much while changing Audrey's poop. Morning sickness and poop really don't mix. I've always had a super weak stomach though. My mom said every morning we would walk to school when I was younger and any time I would see dog poo I would throw up."
So, where do you stand on pee and poop? Fine with your child's diapers, but not with others? No big deal at all? Or no thanks, never?
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