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Chronicles of a New Mum: April Fools Joke or Normal Life as a New Parent?

Chronicles of a New Mum: April Fools Joke or Normal Life as a New Parent?

In honor of April Fools Day, I asked other new mums to share some of those OMG-this-can’t-be-happening moments.

And That’s A Wrap: On the walk home from my two-year-old son’s music class, it started pouring rain. I was wearing my 3-week old daughter in one of those cloth wraps, while trying to prevent my toddler from licking someone’s front gate (yes, really). As I bent over to steer him back to the sidewalk, the motion must have compressed my daughter’s diaper. A huge poop squirted right out and covered the entirety of the wrap, just barely missing my face. - Rebecca

Oh, Wait, We Forgot One: When our littlest son was a few weeks old, my husband and I took all three boys out for lunch. On the way out of the restaurant, we stopped at the counter to order some cookies to go. All of the sudden, the waitress came running up and said, “Excuse me, I think you left a kid!" Our baby was still in the booth, asleep in his car seat. #ThirdChild - Beth

The Diaper Bag Disaster: Never, ever, ever put a brand new, expensive camera in a diaper bag. Let’s just say a leaking bottle of breast milk resulted in zero photos taken. Ever. - Carrie

When Mum Needs a Change of Clothes: I was changing my baby’s diaper at my new mum’s group, and took a quick pause to chime into the conversation. (I really should have known that would end in disaster…) In a split second, the baby projectile pooped all over my shirt. Half a pack of wipes later (and a very sad looking, smelly shirt) we made it home for my wardrobe change. – Susannah

Ready, Aim, Spit: I don’t know what it is, but my baby always seems to spit up directly down my shirt, right before we need to leave the house. Now I know never to get dressed in what I actually want to wear until the very last minute. – Anna

By Jess