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Like most new parents, Mike and I obsess over Annabel’s bowel movements. This is not our fault. At the hospital – from the moment the baby is born – the staff has you counting the number of bowel movements and the number of wet diapers. At the beginning Annabel did not have enough of the bowel movement type of diaper – what we call poopy diapers. Because of this Mike and I are overly happy with each poopy diaper. But still, Annabel was not that generous in her pooping.

Annabel used to poo once a day – or once every two days. This was because she was on formula supplements. Now that she is down to 2-4 ounces of formula a day she has more regular poopy diapers. A big poopy diaper plus breast milk poopy diapers.

Ah, the joys of parenthood! Poopy talk!!!

What we have discovered though, to make the poopy come, all we have to do is sit her in her poopy chair. My cousin gave us this vibrating musical pappasan chair. Annabel, as much as she enjoys the music and as much as she is intrigued by the vibrations, mainly finds the chair relaxing. And with this relaxation comes the poo.

It is actually a very helpful discovery. If we are going out we sit her in the poopy chair to get her poopy out before we leave. If she seems a bit constipated – yup, into the poopy chair she goes.

So, if you are looking for a wonderful gift for new parents then I suggest the poopy chair.

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