Monday, December 3, 2012

Why He Will Wear Onesies FOREVER

The dryness of winter has affected my son.

James has some dry patches of skin and, like any sane person, will scratch them when it irritates him.

This has meant two things:

I've had to keep an eye on the length of his fingernails.  Normally I let this go.  He doesn't scratch himself, and the wrestling involved to trim 10 fingers is bad.  At least with his toes I can put him in his high chair and give him something to snack on. 

I've also had to start using lotion on him.  Something we've never done, not even as a newborn.  He's just always had amazing skin, and there was nothing needed from us.

This itchy skin thing has made James into Al Bundy.  His hands are down his pajama pants when at home, and if we are out the same thing happens.  He is trying to get to his thighs, and also has reached down the back of his diaper to scratch his lower back/upper buttocks for relief.

Now, if you read the title of this post and the story so far you would think that's it.  A onesie will keep him from easily accessing these spots, so if we make sure to use lotion, that would be the end of the story, right?

If only.

This morning, daddy was finishing his breakfast as I made something for myself to eat.  James had been playing in the living room, and suddenly sounded upset.  It was the whine that we associate with him getting a puzzle piece stuck somewhere, like under the couch, where he can't reach.

As I was finishing cooking, A rounded the corner from the kitchen into the living room while saying, "Alright, what'd you lose?"  Then he asked, "Did you poop your diaper?" 

Which was suddenly followed up with, "Oh, holy shit!"

I asked what was wrong and looked up in time to see James being carried back to his room, with one hand held out in front of him, palm up, by his father.

Someone had apparently needed to scratch in his diaper.  His full diaper.  And when he pulled out his hand, he pulled out proof of what he had in there.

Lucky for us that he hadn't had time to touch anything with that hand.

And this, Internets, is why he will be wearing a onesie for as long as he can fit in them.  It's to keep his hands out of his diaper.  Especially when they are filled with poo.

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