epic diaper

My Epic Diaper Failure

Everybody poops. But babies have a special power, I guess. Well, that’s the only thing that they can do, apart from eating of course, and we all did the same when we were babies too.

I’m Aryan, a young father and a complete novice when it comes to handling babies. I was super thrilled when my daughter Asmi was born. I took her in my arms and she was the size of a soccer ball. I couldn’t believe that Sanya (my wife) and I created such a beautiful thing!

A couple of months passed, waking up in the middle of the night, sleeping during the day, eating scraps at home became a routine (well, when you have a baby, forget about a lavish spread for a meal at home). As well as Sanya was handling being a mother, I was barely able to manage getting around my duties as a father. And the deadliest of them was the diaper change. I heard and saw a lot of tales of dads failing miserably in diaper change but never thought it would be so disastrous for me. Here’s the horror story – 10:30 am on a Tuesday morning. Sanya was busy on her laptop in the study (yeah, awesome of her boss to allow her to work from home till Asmi was about a year old). She was preparing to give a product demo to a prospective client and I knew that it was time for me to step in as the nanny. Asmi usually wakes up at 10:30 am. So I was pacing along the bedroom waiting to hear her cry as she wakes up. Bingo! Asmi did not cry, she screamed…And I was shaking as though I had seen a ghost.

I quickly went to her crib to pick her up and suddenly, my nose exploded! The stench was brutal. It could kill a rodent in a jiffy!! I put her on the bed and against all odds (my inner voice screaming to run) pulled her diaper out. The massacre was unbelievable. Poop all over. I had never seen so much poop in my life! I quickly disposed the dirty diaper, cleaned Asmi (all the time thinking that it will be over soon) and was about to put a fresh diaper, that I heard a sound, it was faint in the beginning but then the volcano erupted (this time a fart, and a really nasty one). All this while Asmi was in a jumpy mood, but the fart changed everything! She suddenly started laughing!! Oh My God, she looked like an angel!! I changed her clothes, gave her a bath and kept her breakfast ready (in my mind I knew that I have to encounter another ordeal in a couple of hours).

Being a parent is not easy. It takes everything you have to care for a baby but that one look at your baby’s face makes you forget every sleepless night, diaper disaster and tantrum that you go through.

What’s your diaper failure story?

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