Here it is people! The Blowout Blocker catching a diaper blowout! If you want to see the Blowout Blocker in action please proceed. I had forgotten about these pictures until recently, and I just had to show you! This is my sweet baby when he was 3 months old, at the prime blowout stage. He is way too cute to make such a mess, but he did! He was sitting on his daddy’s lap when he had this diaper blowout, so needless to say daddy was EXTREMELY happy that his son was wearing a Blowout Blocker. My husband was so happy that he took these pictures with his phone to document it.
I was totally blindsided by a diaper blowout this weekend and got a little reminder of how HORRIBLE they are! My youngest is now 22 months and has been out of the diaper blowout stage for a while now. However, this weekend he ate something that did not agree with his digestive track. I was so not prepared for anything even close to a blowout when we left the house to go to IKEA. We were having so much fun eating our IKEA dinner when my husband went to get my son out of his highchair and I noticed a wet spot on the back of his shorts. I prayed that he had spilled his drink and it was water, but I had seen that kind of spot before and knew it was not. As my husband bent down to smell if the worst had happened it became clear that it had when he said, “I think it’s a blowout!”.
I took my little guy from the arms of my husband and held him in such a way as to not touch his butt or back because I did not yet know what damage had been done. When I got to the bathroom and laid my son on the changing table (which made his cry because he hates those things) I was scared to see how far this blowout had gone. As I lifted his legs I could see a little out the legs, and … OH MAN, UP THE BACK TOO! And you know, 22 month old poo is not the same as newborn poo. What was I going to do? It just so happened that my other 2 sons had eaten the ribs for dinner and they had left only 2 wet wipes in the container for me to use, which might have taken care of one butt cheek. This is where I discover another reason why I love IKEA. They have complementary diapers, wipes and covers!!!!
Now was the task of cleanup! I won’t go into details (there are way too many, and way too disgusting) but it was all over the place, I mean all over my son, the changing table, his clothes. I threw out his onese (which I was so grateful I had put on him that day), and did my best with the leakage on his shorts. In the end I had used half the bag of complimentary wipes and took a handful of covers for where ever I had to put him down.
Now I know this was an out of the blue diaper blowout, but oh how I wished he had had a Blowout Blocker on! Clean up would have been much different, easy, fast and stress free!
WOW, it has been way too long! There have been so many changes to our company, our name for one, Melzy Baby! What do you think? I hope you like it! Melzy Baby products fight diaper leaks!
We have also come out with our second product the Soaker Stopper! (I know I use way to many “!”) As you can see the Soaker Stopper catches those nighttime diaper leaks that escape from the tummy and soak your baby and bedding. But no more! The Soaker Stopper puts an end to those middle of the night wake up calls from a soaking wet baby. I for one am very grateful, my 18 month old has been wearing one every night since he was 12 months old. He has diaper leaks at least every other night. How did I live without the Soaker Stopper with my first 2? Really, it has been a life saver for me, I know it will for you too.
We have also found great new fabrics to suit the Blowout Blocker and Soaker Stopper better. Check out the website to read more about these fabrics, www.melzybaby.com. These fabrics are very soft, flexible and stretchy to keep baby comfortable. I love them!
Oh, diaper blowout stories, most every parent has one, or 10! Let me tell you one of the diaper blowout stories that inspired my creation of the Baby Blowout Blocker. Before I had children I went shopping with my sister in law and her 4 month old baby girl. While we were enjoying our day out, her little baby blew out while she was sitting in her car seat. The poo was everywhere, all over my niece’s clothes and the car seat cover. Now, when you’ve got a situation like that you can’t panic, you just have to do what you can to survive. SO, my sister in law took her baby into the bathroom where she attempted to clean up the explosion. 20 minutes later she appeared, baby only in a diaper and the car seat a MESS! She had to get a shopping bag to cover the car seat and buy a new outfit for her baby. I didn’t have any children at the time so I was like, “this really happens”? It was quite eye opening.
Then when I had my babies I had the opportunity to experience the diaper blowout for myself. When my babies were in the blowout stage I wouldn’t leave the house because I lived in fear of the blowout mess. My worst story was with my first child, who blew out while we were at dinner with my family. My blood pressure skyrocketed when I saw the dreaded mess, the poo was everywhere, on the booth seats, my baby’s clothes and shoes, there was no escape. I took him into the bathroom and attempted to clean him up without ruining everyone’s appetite in the restaurant. My baby was screaming while I wiped him down with wet paper towels and wet wipes, so a lady came over and started stroking his face because she thought that would calm him down. No, that only angered the stressed out mother, a stranger’s hands all over my baby’s face, not that’s gross! We left the bathroom with my jacket rapped around my baby’s body.
Now, I am so sad (not really) to put a stop to these great (and not so great) diaper blowout stories, but I hope you will forgive me. I would love to hear any of your diaper blowout stories!
The Front Blocker is designed to be used in the front of your baby, covering the belly to catch any urine leakage from your baby’s diaper. The design of the Front Blocker is the same as the Baby Blowout Blocker except that it has a larger waistband to fit babies up to and over a year old, and the soaker is a more absorbent material made to absorb liquid. I actually first used the Baby Blowout Blocker in this way with my second child when he started leaking at night, thus inspiring the Front Blocker. My little one was waking up in the middle of the night, 2-3 times a week, completely covered in urine and in need of a complete change of clothes and bedding. Then I would give him a complete wipe down and try to get him back to bed quickly, which was quite a challenge. I was washing his bedding almost every other day and I was TIRED OF IT! The Front Blocker saved me from those 2am wake up calls and from doing unnecessary laundry, two things all mothers would be grateful for!
The Front Blocker is ready for production we are just working out the marketing end of it all. I am trying to get it on the website soon. You may go ahead and use the original Baby Blowout Blocker in the front if it fits your baby’s waist, between 13-18 inches. To keep it in place you will want to secure it as low on the hips as you can. As always if you have any questions please let me know!