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Monday, June 16, 2014

What's Your Baby's Poo Telling You?


...a day late.  Sorry!  I was busy having fun times with Gibson and his daddy yesterday!

In honor of Father's Day and all things man, I'm going to tell you about a super funny (and informative) book today!  And one person will have the chance to win a copy!  Hooray!

What's Your Baby's Poo Telling You? is a book about...wait for it...POOP.  Baby poop, to be specific.  It was written by the authors of What's Your Poo Telling You?, another book about poop.

These guys are obviously experts on the subject!

Josh Richman and Anish Sheth, M.D., wrote this book as a guide to parents about all of the intricacies of baby poop.  They go through the wonder of pregnancy poop, what you should have on hand to deal with poop, the different colors of baby poop and what they mean, the different kinds of baby poop (my favorite is the "baby logjam"), other body fluids and what they mean, and potty training.

That's a lot to cover in a fairly short book!  But they do it well, and made me laugh along the way!

The section about cloth vs. disposable diapers was definitely my least favorite.  The authors are definitely in favor of disposable diapers, which is fine, but they didn't give cloth diapers much of a chance in that battle!  For readers who are deciding on how to diaper their baby, disposables definitely come out looking WAY better than cloth...but that isn't the truth for all families!

*Note to the authors: If you want me to write a section about why cloth diapers really are great, I'll gladly do it for you!  Give them a chance, guys!

 Despite my sadness over the diaper chapter, I loved this book!  I laughed out loud fifty times (yes, I counted!), and books don't often make me laugh.  The authors employed lots of puns, which I love, and had great comedic timing in general.

One of my favorite parts of the book was the Poonami classification system:

Class I: Minor spread of poo beyond the limits of the diaper.

Class II: Like a bubbling cauldron, the poo oozes beyond the diaper border, extends halfway up the back and/or halfway down the thighs, and the changing pad experiences contamination.

Class III: Widespread soilage that alters the color and feel of the baby's clothing, with evidence of the disaster also noticeable in the baby's hair and/or on the parent's clothing.

Other things I love about this book include:
-The illustrations (not photographs, don't worry!)
-Their survival tips for different types of poop
-Doodie Disasters
-The names of the types of poop
-The fact that they call it "poo" instead of poop.  My favorite!

There are so many things to love!  This book would make a great baby shower gift...I'm planning to leave mine on the back of the toilet for guests to read when they're in there.  Because what could be better than that?

If you would like to win a copy of this book to give to a friend or keep for yourself (it really is informative!), use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!  I'll choose a winner on the morning of Saturday, June 21st, and the giveaway is open to United States residents.

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  1. This book sounds awesome. And I do need some new reading material. This would be great!

  2. I had left Corbin (7 months) with his daddy last Saturday while I went grocery shopping. Corbin was still asleep when I left and when I cam home my husband had this look of horror on his face, I asked him what was wrong and all he could do was point to our bedroom. I walked back to our room and I see Corbin's cloth diaper on the bed, I picked it up and looked down and our bed was covered in poo. I came back in after spraying the diaper and Michael (hubby) told me that he tried to clean it up but he kept getting sick because the poo diaper was so bad. Sheesh some men are big babies. ;)

  3. Who would have thought it eh!


  4. This book looks great! I'd love to check it out.


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