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Parenting stories of poop and potty training


Poo. Poop. Whatever you want to call it, no-one warns you how much of early parenthood is taken up by it. With four small children we have had our fair share of it with poops in the bath, a trail of poopy deposits across the floor during potty training, the dogs that would eat it, the time I took one for the team when Matthew dragged Ben mid-poo out of the bath and I caught it in my hand, the times they don’t poo often enough and the times they poo too much (much too much) and my all-time favourite (*not really) whereby I added the skill of manual extraction to my parenting CV.

So in celebration and commiseration in equal measures I hereby present The Carnival of Poo:

Heather at SAHMlovingit experiences a korma calamity (that phrase will stay with me forever now!) in What’s On The Specials Menu Today Then?

Hannah at Metal Mummy experienced my worst nightmare in I thought I’d Seen it All, then I saw Tapoo.

Mañana Mama discovers the joys of letting a baby run round the house naked in Deja Poo. I’ll never be able to look at those toy slides again in quite the same way.

Jane at Northern Mum with Southern Children gives us poogate in Supernanny never as to deal with this and also the story of her first bowel experience (you will have to go over and read to see exactly what she means by that!) in Could you have done this?

Sharon at I ♥ Motherhood has also taken one for the team in Aaaaargh – POO!

Make Do Mum gives her run down of memorable poo moments in Top of the Plops.

Cara at Freckles Family shares her memorable number two moments in You know you’re a mother when…..

Wendy at Inside the Wendy House takes us through the happy stages of scatology in Not for the squeamish!

Badger Mad tells us about her fascination for nappies and introduced me to a new word I’ll be putting to good use, ‘poonami,’ in The Varied Colours and Textures of Life.

Maggy at Red Ted Art explores colour theory and gets creative with a fun and educational poo-related activity in Kids Get Crafty – Coloured Saltdough Dinosaurs & Pooh.

Cathy at Nurture Store gives us some ideas to make the most of nappy changing time in 3650 nappy changes: make the worst the best.

Merry at Patch of Puddles gives her children stories for their wedding days (and I learned another term – ‘poo-nuke’) in Posting about Poo.

Jax at Live Otherwise (Making it Up) gives parents-to-be useful advice in I didn’t sign up for this!

Domestic Goddesque gives us a scene many of us will be able to relate to in Moments in Motherhood.

Mummy Beadzoid shares her experiences of dealing with poo when your baby is in SCBU in Poop those cares away.

Stacey at It Takes a Woman writes about constipation, starting solids and Baby Led Weaning in Blogging from A-Z: C is for Constipation.

World of a mummy at A tired mummy’s blog gives us Postcards from Potty-Land.

Nova at Cherished by Me highlights the debilitating coeliac disease.

Natasha at The Domestic Anarchist has become a poop connoisseur in Mr. Poopy Le Poo…

Jenny at Gingerbread House gives her advice to new parents in Tales of poo.

Emma at Major Love of Film had her daughter write their post for this carnival, check out their post Carnival of Pooh.

Sara at Chocolate, Carbs and CMT tells us why she’s getting a shed and moving in there.


Friday ClubThank you all for your wonderful contributions! If I missed anyone please just send me a little reminder! If you linked to me in your post, look out for another link back to your main blog url shortly by way of thanks.

Top photo: peyri

10 comments… add one

  • Windmilltales April 12, 2011, 7:29 pm

    pheeeeee uuuuuuuu, so many POO stories makes me wish I had written one too!

    • ella May 7, 2011, 11:17 pm

      There were quite a few stories in the end!

  • Cherished By Me April 12, 2011, 9:18 pm

    Wow, so many stories…who would have thought? ;)
    I look forward, sort of, to reading them. Thanks Ella once again for your hard work bringing it altogether. Xx

    • ella May 7, 2011, 11:17 pm

      Thank you x

  • Bibsey Mama April 13, 2011, 9:36 am

    Bums! Had my poo stories all lined-up, but a life-busier-than-normal just got in the way. I was unable to ‘drop the kids off’ at Friday Club. Will try harder this week.

    Now must ‘crack on’ and read some tales of poo.


    • ella May 7, 2011, 11:18 pm

      Life can be pesky like that sometimes ;) We missed you!

  • SAHMlovingit April 13, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Thanks for com’piling’ (sorry for lame joke) this list. I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet but it’s on my list of things to do – hopefully tonight.

    Thanks again.

    Heather x

    • ella May 7, 2011, 11:19 pm


      There’s no end to the ‘crap’ jokes (sorry, there’s another one) :)

  • leila April 13, 2011, 4:44 pm

    Blimey, so many poo posts!

    • ella May 7, 2011, 11:19 pm

      Turns out it’s a popular subject :)

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