Miss Rose is remarkably attached to her dirty nappies. Wet ones she is not so fussed by, she doesn’t mind being changed and is rather fond of taking the used nappy to the bin for me, but basically it’s neither here nor there.
Poopy nappies? My goodness. You’d think she’d crapped out solid gold by how attached she gets.
“Have you done a poop?
“Can I change your nappy?”
*Whilst running* “NO!”
She legs it. Often if I don’t get to her first she sits down. Sitting down is never a good thing. She shakes her head at me, wriggles away, and when I eventually capture her she shrieks as though I’m about to remove a limb not a poop.
I’ve wondered if it is time for potty training but I don’t think so. She doesn’t know she’s going to go, she just knows she has and that she wants to keep it thank you.
Does it hurt her when I clean her up? I don’t think so again… she doesn’t have nappy rash, I am never rough with her. She’s just cleaned up, strapped into a new nappy, and voila.
Maybe it’s the indignity. This is possible. She’s smart so I would assume she has the capacity to be embarrassed, but baring in mind pooping has never been something she’s been told is wrong, and is something she’s seen me do (something she on occasion tries to help me do) I can’t see why. Nudity doesn’t embarrass her, we’re always getting naked. She’s around naked strangers in the swimming pool changing room, naked me in the bath etc. She doesn’t get upset having a wet nappy changed so being on her back with her bum in the air doesn’t cause her concern.
Why is poop different?
Perhaps she’s just so proud of herself because she made something all by herself. She is, as of yet, unconvinced by Playdough. Perhaps if I can show her how much fun it is to make something all by yourself out of a less stinky product she will be more willing to let the poop go to the great bin in the sky.
Until I figure this out little phase out I will be involved in the regular poop wrestling match that is required to keep her still whilst cleaning her bum.
She’s an odd duck, bless her.
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