A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Year 2 Day 81: The Great Wipe-Gate Scandal
Gasp! The end of the world! I used baby wipes INSTEAD of cotton wool and water AND I got caught! TWICE! One of the midwives walked in this morning and told me off, saying that my 'sensitive' Pampers wipes, contained in my 'New Mum' pack from Bounty...coincidentally supplied BY the hospital, are too harsh on baby's new skin.
Uhm...I'm pretty sure it's not going to hurt him, AND there is NO WAY I'm using a couple measly pieces of cotton wool and water to scrape the sticky, meconium poo off my child's rear. Sorry.
Then, I was discovered again in the afternoon committing the same dreadful offence...oh yeah, I'm a rebel, folks! That midwife said in a very snooty tone, "And may I ask WHY you're not using cotton wool and water?" I started to answer and all I was able to reply was "Because..." before she chimed in with an equally snarky "...what, because it's EASIER?" All the while in my head I'm thinking 'Dozy cow, you better leave my room before I launch this poopy nappy AT you.'
I could understand if I had a cigarette and was lighting it and sticking it to my child's lips whilst encouraging him to inhale deeply (THAT is a valid concern)...but BABY WIPES?!?!
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!