5 nasty things you’ll experience as a mum

Disclaimer: This post contains a LOT of poo, pee, puke and other gross references. Apologies if it’s not the most pleasant read but that’s just a normal day in the life of a mother.

1. Shitstorm or Poonami
You’ve often heard the phrase ‘The shit has hit the ceiling’. Well, if you’re a mum, chances are you would’ve experienced it too! A ‘shitstorm’ is when baby’s nappy explodes due to the huge quantity of shit that he or she has managed to poop out. Out of the nappy. Out of the clothes. Out on the bed. Out onto the ceiling…. a tsunami of shit, in literal words. Bet 99 percent of you mums reading this will be saying: ‘Been there, cleant that!’

2. Projectile Puke
Comes a close second (although that’s debatable) to the poonami. Baby/toddler eats/drinks and then plays – a little too energetically – only to bring everything he or she ate/drank out in a scene that looks very much like the Exorcist. Be warned, the projectile puke could also possibly reach the ceiling.


Handy tip: This isn’t a commonly-known fact (I too learnt about it AFTER Little Man outgrew his vest-wearing days) but the seemingly-silly envelope folds on the shoulders of baby vests are there for a purpose. Besides making it a tad easier to get baby’s head out of the vest, their primary purpose is to assist during a poonami or projectile vomit situation. So you can pull the vest DOWN off your baby instead of OVER his head, and avoid the poo/puke smearing his face and hair. Brilliant!

Mummy Blogger from the popular blog Tiaras and Prozac has posted a video (aptly titled ‘The Vest Epiphany’) to show how it’s done.


3. Pee in your face/ poo in your hands
Note to mothers of all baby boys. Don’t underestimate the power of your tiny tots’ tiny willy. When it is exposed to a draft of cold air (i.e. during every nappy change), it is very likely to spray out a little pee. Straight up. In the direction of your face. And in your face.
And just because you have a little girl, do not assume you are protected. It is a fact universally known that babies will, at some point, at least once in their babyhood, poo in your hands or worse still, in the bath. When you are in it with them.

4. Leaking boobs
As if there isn’t enough to contend with during those early messy bloody days post-pregnancy, even our boobs leak! Not the best situation to be sitting at a restaurant with everyone staring at your boobs, not because they’re back to looking wow but because your shirt has two wet blotches on it. *Sink into the ground* feeling…

5. Milk and food in your hair/ on your clothes
Don’t bother shopping for new/expensive clothes in the first few months of your newborn’s life. Because 99 percent of the time, you, your hair and your clothes will be covered in baby milk/baby food/baby spit-ups. You will need repeated baths, however if you can manage even one a day, consider it an accomplishment. And don’t be surprised to find crumbs of yesterday’s breakfast in your hair tomorrow!


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  1. Nataasha

    Excellent Article ! Full of humor ??

  2. Tina

    Hahaha. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. Been through it all.

    1. Nicole

      Thanks Tina. Which was your nastiest one?;)

  3. Mims

    Totally love reading your blogs!!!

  4. Rhyming with Wine

    Love it! So incredibly true! I have indeed scooped poop out of a bath with my hands (see recent posts – bleuugghh) and have also on more than one occasion caught vomit in my hands. In fact catching sick in my hands is now considered a win and something for which I should be congratulated? At what other point in your life did you think that would be the case?? Crazy this motherhood malarkey!
    Thanks so much for linking up with #passthesauce x

    1. Nicole

      Yeah the things these toddlers make us do; we’re real supermoms! Catching sick in the hands and not letting it fall all over the sofa is definitely a win. Applause?

      1. Rhyming with Wine

        Thank you! *takes a bow* 😉 and to you lovely! X

  5. colleyswobbles

    It’s not glamorous is it? ? I literally can’t put an outfit on without getting some form of bodily fluid (kids not mine ?) on. I have two boys and it’s official they are serious snot machines. All good fun. Gem X #passthesauce

    1. Nicole

      Absolutely! Snot machines lolol. Thanks for reading…

  6. Katie Taylor

    shitstorm!! not heard that one before love it! #momsterslink

  7. newbiemomsite

    Yup, kids are gross! I have been caught in a few poonamis.

    1. Nicole

      Gross is indeed the correct word:)

  8. jeremy@thirstydaddy

    never experienced the leaky boobs, but I’ve had all the rest!

    1. Nicole

      Count yourself lucky;)

  9. DomesticatedMomster

    This is so true! Even now that my kids are 6,5 and 4 I still get some type of their bodily flluids on me…lately it seems to be snot which is one of the worst cooties for me. Thanks so much for linking up with #momsterslink! Hope to see you again!

    1. Nicole

      Oh snot! I think that is a bodily fluid that tresspasses all ages! Runny noses… balls of snot…. sticky ones…. all types really?

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  13. Sinead (shinnersandthebrood.com)

    Hahah. Aw man! ALL of that! Food plus bodily fluids. All a bit manky really! 🙂 

    1. Nicole

      Grossness multiplied!

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