They’re the poops to end all poops. The Big Ones. The ones no diaper can stop. The ones that leak and run and end up on your lap. The ones that ruin your week.
If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about. Sometimes a baby just has to explode out the derriere, and when they do, boy, it’s like Vesuvius raining ash and pumice all over the indigenes of Pompeii.
Disposable diapers weren’t available until the 1940s, and in the eight decades since, we haven’t had a diaper that can handle The Big Ones. Until now.
Enter Utah mom Kilee Haggard. Mother of six.
“The way babies are is, when they’re young, they can’t control [their bowels],” Haggard told Utah’s Daily Herald. “They have to…push really hard to go to the bathroom.”
And that push can push a diaper to its absolute limits. If the diaper doesn’t hold, well, pray you’ve got an umbrella and some nose plugs handy.
It’s a good thing Haggard created the Baby Bummy.
It all started when Haggard was at a church meeting with her youngest child, Truett. Little did Haggard know that Truett was working on a Big One. And, while the family was sitting in the front row no less, Truett’s bowels activated a detonation that not only destroyed his diaper and his clothes — it took out Haggard’s clothes as well.
“[Haggard] took him to the bathroom,” reports the Daily Herald, “cleaned them both up the best they could and put a fresh diaper on Truett – only to repeat the process two other times. Haggard thought there had to be a better way.”
So, she got to work. Modeling her design after a cloth diaper, Haggard created the Baby Bummy, a new kind of super diaper that can withstand the shock of a cataclysmic caca catastrophe.
Here’s how the Baby Bummy works. You put a regular diaper on your child, then you fit the Baby Bummy over the regular diaper. The Baby Bummy has what Haggard calls “baby bumpers.” Those are elastic seals that are stronger than what you’re used to seeing on Pampers, Huggies, and so on.
When your little one has a big one, the Baby Bummy acts as a backup, containing anything that gets past the regular diaper, and keeping the poop where it belongs. When you’re ready to change your child’s diaper, you just rinse the Baby Bummy and toss it in the wash.
“The moms that have been testing them…they love it,” Haggard said. “[The poop] stays inside the Baby Bummy, which is a lot easier to clean up than to have to change their clothes [and] give them a bath.”
Where can you get your own Baby Bummy? Right now, it’s available on Kickstarter for an $18 pledge. You get your choice of size (large or small) and you also get a washable and reusable bag where you can keep the Baby Bummy temporarily if you’re in a location where you can’t wash it.
“It’s so exciting to hear [other moms’] excitement and how much it’s helped them,” Haggard told the Daily Herald. “It seems like such a small thing, but at the same time, no one likes to deal with poop…I felt like other moms would benefit as much as I did.”