So I know BM poops are supposed to be more liquid than solid, but it seems like Elliott's poops are really, really liquid. As in, the consistency of whole milk, and his bum is SUPER red. Could he be constipated, or am I eating something that gives him diarrhea?
oh my god - that is the perfect description of the poop sound! and you're right; we're lacking an onomatopoeia that captures it. maybe something with a lot of "p"s and "h"s. ppppppphhhhhhttttttthhhhhhhppp, perhaps?
I think it's normal - Oliver's poops are like orange water with lighter yellow floaters in it (how's that for graphic?). as for the redness, could it just be the dampness up against his skin? I was using flat cloth diapers but switched to disposables when I noticed his little butt getting red between the cheeks. I also put A&D ointment on his whole area twice a day, and it looks fine now. I'm hoping I'll be able to go back to the cloth once his output is a little less frequent and/or his skin isn't quite so sensitive.