This Mom’s Diaper Blowout Photo Sums Up the Realities of Parenthood

Blogger Esther Anderson doesn’t hold anything back. So when her 3-month-old daughter, Tessa, had a diaper blowout, she knew she had to share the evidence with her more than 1 million Facebook followers. Watch the video above to hear Anderson's story in her own words!

“Second blow out of the day, and let me tell you… this one wasn’t nearly as bad as this morning’s,” Anderson, who runs the parenting blog Story of This Life, wrote Sunday, July 17. She then added that Tessa’s older sister, Ellia, 2, had had a potty accident earlier that morning. “Let’s just say Ellia might go back into her pull-ups for tonight.” In the accompanying photo, the Rochester, New York–based mama is seen holding her infant. Both are covered in poo.

The hilarious post received 13,000 likes and 1,000 comments. 

“Man, I feel your pain! My niece … filled the car seat and it started dropping on the floor! She was like 2 months old! Didn’t know babies had that much in their little body!” wrote one person, while another chimed in: “[Mine] had a blowout up to her neck!”

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Esther Anderson and her daughters. Courtesy of Esther Anderson

Anderson, 31, is well versed in blowouts. “They always happen when you are least ready, and they always happen when your baby is wearing white,” she tells Us Weekly. “That is kind of the rule for blowouts.”

She continues: “Every parent who has had a kid knows what a blowout is like. They’re disgusting and you always have that second of, like, ‘I don’t know what to do … where do I start to clean this baby!?’”

Anderson soared to internet fame in 2014 when Ashton Kutcher shared her hilarious video titled “Why Co-Sleeping Is No-Sleeping.” In the clip, of Anderson and Ellia trying to share a bed, the baby is seen tossing, jamming a finger up her mother’s nose and even breaking wind in her face. 

“We’re showing the reality of parenting. … There’s poop involved and there’s throw-up involved and there’s frustration involved, there’s loss of patience, there’s a lot of things involved in parenting,” she tells Us. “We’ve had a lot of people say, ‘’Thank you for making me feel like everything is normal.’”

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