So you discovered Poonamis…
Being a mum to a little newbie is an exciting and very educational time in any parents’ life.
Suddenly, you’re flooded with all this knowledge you never even knew existed. And often, you need to learn these things pretty darn quick.
Here are 7 things that all mums of 0-4 month olds know to be true.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Big W. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
1. Projectile vomit.
You’ve never seen projectile vomit like that of a small baby. Despite their size, those aged under 4 months have the ability to hurl across a room like no one’s business. Be sure to warn people in advance if you have a chucker and carry some cloths with you to clean up. My recommendation would be to purchase a bulk supply of white cloth nappies. Fantastic for emergency clean ups and easy to chuck in a bucket of detergent when they need a wash.
No matter how tight you do that nappy up, your child WILL have a poonami at some stage. For those who are unfamiliar with the poonami, let me explain. A poonami is that joyous moment when the poo manages somehow to escape the nappy completely and make its way up your child’s back with no reason or conceivable explanation. In my experience it usually happens the one time you leave the house for a short period without the required 15 changes of outfits or spare nappies. For your own benefit, always carry an emergency supply of nappies, wipes and an outfit in the boot of your car.
3. Sleep is no longer something for you.
There was a time when you were permitted to sleep the entire night through. Those were the days, but sadly, those days are now over for you my friend. Night time is now is a period of sporadic eye closing in between crying, feeding and nappy changing. The cruel part is that you are still expected to partake in general society during the daylight – so you will become some kind of lactating zombie. In one way it’s a bizarre experiment which shows you just how little sleep a person can actually survive on.