Veteran moms are well-aware of all the ways babies can stain/ruin/stink-up their clothes. But for new moms, they’re in for quite a surprise. Babies are so wonderful and so cute and fun, but they are also very messy. More things are going to come out of that little angel than you ever thought possible, and somehow that baby is still the best thing that ever happened to you. So as you get ready for your perfect little angel, I want to prepare you for some of the things you may not have thought about yet. Here are the top 9 ways babies ruin their onesies … and all their other clothes:
1. The Blow-Out
I went a long time in my parenting career before I met with the dreaded blow-out. For a while, I thought I could avoid the whole thing altogether. But no matter what you do, at some point, there is going to be poop all over your baby and their clothes and whatever they were sitting on at the time of the explosion.
2. Spitting Up
My first baby was a professional spitter-upper. He spit up ALL the time; all over everything and everyone. Nothing was safe, especially the onesies. And if you’re not familiar with spit-up smell, just know that it permeates everything until that’s all you can smell.
3. Wearing Onesie UNDER Their Diaper (not baby’s fault)
I know what you’re thinking, “No one has ever done this.” But let me assure you, this has happened before and the consequences were unpleasant.
I know everyone says this, but those teeny, tiny babies become kids in a blink. I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to squeeze my chubby little 1-year-old into 6-month onesies and been shocked when I couldn’t get the snaps together.
In my experience, 90% of puking takes place in the car. So not only do you have pukey clothes, but a pukey car seat, upholstery, carpet, siblings, parents, etc.
The day my kids start eating by themselves is one of the best days of my life. Suddenly, you can actually eat while they eat, or, heaven forbid, get some things done around the house. But with an independent eater comes giant messes.
Let’s be honest, drinking is tricky. We’ve been doing it so long that we don’t really think about it. But our little munchkins are trying to get liquid into their mouth without anything steering it in the right direction. So we shouldn’t really be surprised when 90% of their drink ends up on their shirt.
Making memories and keepsakes is a messy business. There will be a day when you’ll decide to give your little one a marker, look away for .2 seconds, and find they’ve drawn all over themselves, the entire kitchen table, and the dog.
9. Being A Baby
Babies get into all kinds of things. They will always find that tiny bit of mud in your backyard no matter what. Sometimes they’ll decide Desitin is body paint. Or they could just sit in something gross at the park. Either way, things are going to get messy.
Throw away the onesie and open your next Beanstalk Bundle to get a new onesie.
Don’t make things harder on yourself. Get your baby in the bathtub and get that gross onesie in the trash. I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t that wasteful?” Maybe. But wouldn’t it be more wasteful to waste precious time you could be spending with your baby pre-treating and washing a onesie that may be ruined forever anyway?
We’re here to make your life easier. So take our pro tip and spend more time with your baby, and leave the mundane stuff – like shopping for new onesies – to us.