A week ago, you may have hemmed and hawed over disposables versus cloth, listening to both sides, and maybe even firmly decided on how you would diaper your baby. If you’ve decided that cloth is the way to go (we’ll cover both options in the coming weeks), that’s a highly respectable choice – but don’t be discouraged if it seems impossible right now. Your child will never again soil him or herself as often as in the first few weeks (we hope), and, believe it or not, the bowel movements will eventually dwindle down to one or two times a day, sometimes even less than that. So don’t be hard on yourself if you pick up a package of Pampers, especially if it’s the ones that change color when soiled – helpful for those diaper counts.
For more on what to look for from poops, see Baby’s Health and Well-Being: Bowel Movements.