Since eating solids Anya’s pooing schedule has definitely changed. It went from one or two nice, liquidy poos a day to one mega-poo every three days. The other day I got home and thought ‘hmm something smells’ – assuming it was the bin. I took Anya out of the Ergo and lo and behold I was covered in poo. Poo, poo everywhere: on Anya, on the carrier, on my top. Aaaaarrgh! And it ain’t no sweet smelling breastfed baby poo. It is proper stinky ‘human’ poo. Gross.
I thought the sudden constipation was caused by the added iron in her organic brown rice (just saying that ‘cos you would think such a conscientious company would also use healthy iron…). But it does seem to be normalising now – nearly one a day. So I guess what everybody says is probably right: it was just her bowels getting used to processing solids.
Now, so, we have started giving her water, too. And she loves it. She just loves pawing at her little cup, pulling it to herself and drinking. I think it is as much about control as it is about thirst. But the upshot is that she is drinking much more and twice now pee has burst forth from her diaper during the night. Yep. I woke up covered in pee. Like covering mommy in poo the other day wasn’t enough!!