We have a problem. A poop-in-the-tub problem. Every time Yaks gets his little body into a warm bathtub, he poops! It's been going on for MONTHS, now...that's a lot of poop, people! No mom should have to anticipate giving her kids a bath (normally a fun time of the day), only to dread the inevitable result: scooping poo out of the tub. The first few months that it occurred, I would pull the kids out of the tub (yes, I bathe them both together, why not?), empty the tub, scoop the poop, wipe down the tub, re-fill the tub, revive the kids who now have purple lips and are freezing in their nay-nays, then proceed to bathe them. A few times we've just used a designated "pooper scooper" and we've just scooped it out the minute we "see" it. Gross, I know, not to mention, unsanitary. We're supposed to be getting CLEAN, people!
More importantly, why does he do this? Boo never did this, even when she was a tiny, tiny baby! Is it a boy thing? Is it a genetic thing? JB? Will it ever end?
Recently, another problem has surfaced. Boo now refuses to get into the water, so long at Yaks is in the tub. "I no yike baths. Yaks poop in tub. I just watch Yaks." Can you blame the girl? Would you want to climb into a nice, warm bubble bath, only to have your neighbor come contaminate the pool? I try to convince her that he won't this time, but I'm totally LYING. Poor Yakkers. He has no idea what sort of unrest this is causing his family. He just sits there, happily splashing in the water, clueless that his sister wants nothing to do with him, while he's in there. I've tried watching for the "signs" that he's going to go. I've tried asking him if he needs to go, as we're filling up the tub. He always says (to every question) "Yeah!" I've tried letting his hands run under the water while the tub fills, hoping he'll just go before the diaper comes off. Nothing has worked.
They both need to be bathed. Do I bathe Yaks and then Boo (geez, that's a lot of extra work)? Maybe I should wait until he poops in the water, then put her in afterwards? Should I ban baths all together and introduce them to showers? Anyone have any clean ideas?
P.S. I'm sorry for the graphic nature of this blog. This is as PG-13 as I'll get, I promise.