I have to share this story because I've gasped in horror when I've heard it's happened to others, but today it happened to me.
After Leila woke from her nap today I could hear her playing very happily in her cot. Usually she starts calling out not long after waking but as she didn't today, I left her for about half an hour before going in to her. I expected to walk in to a baby playing with her toes, giggling at her pictures, but what I found was something quite different.....
Leila was sans nappy and yes, horror of all horrors, after removing her nappy she'd done a very big poo. That same poo was all over her hands, her face, her legs, not to mention being all over the sheets, blankets, teddies, sides of the cot, wall - AAAAARGH!!!!! Geoff wasn't home and I honestly stood there for at least a minute saying "OH NO, OH NO, OH NO". I only leapt into action when Leila put one of those grubby thumbs into her mouth - she is a thumb sucker after all. I then ran to the kitchen and grapped a lolly pop so at least she could suck on sugar, the lesser evil of the two. I then removed her at distance and took her to the bathroom. This was tricky though too, as we've been without hot water for the last two days as our service broke and was only fixed this afternoon. I had to then boil the kettle quickly, tip it into the bath and then cool with tap water to get maybe a half inch of bathing water. Baby cleaned (that stuff was really dried on) I had to tackle the bedding, picking up little deposits from everywhere! I haven't even been able to wash them yet as we still don't have hot water.
I told you it was gross!