DS had rotavirus while we were traveling for Thanksgiving when he was about 18 mos. We were staying with SIL and BIL (who at the time didn't have kids- I thought we had scarred them forever!) The smell is the worst! He would vomit about every other day so we would think he was over it and go out and do things and then he would vomit somewhere! It was crazy! Luckily the nasty diapers were able to be contained, but he ended up vomiting in 2 different restaurants and in a borrowed pack n' play (and many other places!) It was crazy stressful and the worst trip I think I have ever had!
DD1 threw up at the table while DH and I were having a breakfast get-together for a JOB INTERVIEW. It was dripping down her face, across her chest, on my hands. The other couple was in the process of adopting their first, and I couldn't decide if they were completely revolted or accepted that it was par for the course.
I like the story, but I wasn't that embarassed. I felt bad for DD and I, at least, knew it was par for the course. But probably the biggest factor is that it wasn't MY job interview!
Advice and commentary on living overseas
DD1 10, DD2 8, and DS 4
For DS's first 9 months or so, I always had 2 outfits packed in his diaper bag when going out. (And I always took the diaper bag). Oh and it had a thin receiving blanket that could be used for multiple stuff. After that, it dropped down to 1 outfit unless we were going to be gone all day.
Every once in a while, I think about taking that outfit out -- then have an incident that makes me glad I did not. So he is 30 months and we are still carrying the (smaller) diaper bag with wipes, extra clothes, diapers, and all in it.
DD born 8/11
J is almost 4 and I still keep a full outfit for him in my trunk. Luckily the last time I needed it was a chocolate milk emergency.
We've all been there. My BF has the best I've heard. She was at the grocery store with all three of her kids (3, 2 and an infant) and her 2 y/o blew out all over the inside of the car cart. If memory serves one of them ended up vomitting over the smell and the 2 y/o was stuffed into one of his baby sister's cloth diapers for the ride home.
I keep an emergency bag in my trunk at all times. I pack extra dipes and wipes, an outfit for each kid, an extra shirt for DH and I and a small bag of toiletries. (a bar of soap, maxi pad etc.) I haven't had much use for most of it - but I figure it will be worth it's weight in gold when I do.
Super Crunchy Mama to:
J, my lawyer in training '06
Tsunami Sam '09
& sweet baby A '12