When did poop in bathtub become a bad thing?

I know, that’s not my typical blog title

But recently, I saw 2 blogs who made me laugh and think about poop in bathtubs.

Just When Things Are Looking Up, Someone Always Shits In The Tub.  This girl is awesome, go read her posts… unless you are easily offended, she’s not shy with words.  I love her!

And here the second post: It’s all fun and games until someone poops in the bathtub

It’s poop week!

From day 1, Emily had serious tummy issues.

I have heard many parents over the years state that they would take a constipated baby over the poop machines they had.

Only a parent who has never seen their baby, the love of their life, suffers through constipation would say that.  The cramps, the discomfort, the squirming, the cries, the screams…

A constipated baby is no jokes.

We gave our tiny baby many baths hoping that she would relax enough to make things move.

A poop in the bathtub was reason to celebrate!

Yes, you read that right.

We would be really quiet, let it happened, take Emily out of the tub, drain the tub, dispose of the poop, clean the tub and fill it again.

If we got a second poop, awesome.  If not, at least we had a clean baby.

Yes, we washed the bathtub a lot but for us, a poop in the bathtub was awesome because it meant our baby felt a little bit better!


Is there anything in your world that makes you appreciate what others take for granted?


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I just discovered StumbleUpon but I have no clue what to do there: I believe you can find me under plebrass but I need to spend quality time there.

Find more about about Cri du Chat syndrome at 5p- Society

Emily has a her own page in the family stories , you can find it here: Emily


What are you reading and why?

I am changing things around a little…

What are you reading and why?

I am spending lots of quality time with travel books

We are planning to visit Alberta and British Columbia this summer and I am in planning mode.  Booked the flights and most of our hotels rooms, I have our National Park Discovery Pass and I am waiting on our doctor to sign for Emily’s Access pass.  This is all really exciting.

I am also reading this book: Gut


Raising a child with Cri du Chat syndrome, I have spent many hours learning about physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, learning styles and many other organ functions, what they do, how they work and how to help it all work better.

I am 17 years into this journey and here I am reading about the gut!

So tell me, what are you reading and why?


If you like to read about Emily and would like timely updates of little and big things happening in her life, you should follow Lessons from my daughter‘s page on Facebook.  This is where I post tidbits of information before I have time to write a proper blog post.  Some stories might never get a full blog post!  Join us there too!

Find more about about Cri du Chat syndrome at 5p- Society

Emily has a her own page in the family stories , you can find it here: Emily

You can also find me on Twitter at @plebrass

I am on Pinterest too… one day I will figure out what to do there other than finding cool recipes but meanwhile, you can find me here: Lessons from my Daughter