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I Need Directions! How do You Remove the Puked on Clothes?

June 26, 2008

I know the Big One is three years old and I should know how to do this by now, but I guess I have been fortunate in the kid puking department. So, yes I am a bit lost. {yes, I can count the number of times my kids have thrown up on one hand}

So tonight the bone-head Husband decided that the Little One needed to try his Diet Dr. Pepper. Why, he decided this, I’ll never know. But what I do know is that her tummy didn’t appreciate this little taste. So she spit up a bit on her jammies. It was really more like a wet burp, that actual spit up, but either way it smelled yucky.

Without really thinking I pulled off her pajama top and changed her shirt. As we rocked a bit before bedtime, I noticed her little head smelled like barf. There really wasn’t that much on her shirt, so I am honestly surprised at how bad her head smelled. So as I sat there rocking her and trying to avoid contact with her stinky little head {bad mom I know I should have at least gotten a wipe to try and get the smell off, but I was tired!} I contemplated what I would have done differently to remove the offending shirt.

Honest to goodness I couldn’t come up with anything better than plopping her back in the bath tub with her jammies on, or getting a pair of scissors and ruining the pajamas. Again, I was tired so those were not options.

When the Big Kid has puked all over her clothes or jammies, I never really had this dilemna, it was obvious that she was going in the bath tub. So I am wondering when there is just a bit if puke, how do you remove the offending clothing while keeping the kid clean? Is it possible? I don’t think so, so please enlighten me if you know the magic answer.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2008 7:11 pm

    if it is just a little puke, cover the offending area with a wet wipe while yanking it off.

    I don’t usually get “little puke”, my baby is a full on or nothing kind of girl.

  2. Karen permalink
    June 30, 2008 7:02 am

    Oh, but it IS possible! I know this not from puke but from spilled food, mud, paint, etc – ok and a few puke incidents. You ROLL the shirt off – start from the bottom edge and roll the shirt upwards so that the INSIDE (hopefully sans puke) is now on the OUTSIDE and you just have a little roll of shirt to slip over the head, essentially inside out. As long as the material isnt soaked through (note: this must be done relatively quickly after the incident) and as long as the shirt is stretchy enough, this has worked for me in the past! Good luck! 🙂

  3. fixitmommy permalink*
    June 30, 2008 8:15 am

    Brilliant! Holy smokes, how did y’all get to be so smart?


  4. jandcandme permalink
    June 30, 2008 10:56 am

    Yup, I was going to share exactly what Karen did.

    Around here we call it the “Spaghettio Roll” since that is what it’s used for most often. We’ve been very lucky lately and not had a puker for over a year. *knock on wood, crosses fingers, throws salt over the shoulder*

  5. May 13, 2009 11:24 am

    Well, I have to say thank you to you. I’ve been looking around for information regarding baby baths for my tummy tub guide website. You’re really good, how did you find this information? Mind sharing a few tips?


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