If there is one thing all parents equally hate, it’s the diaper blowout. You know what we’re talking about – the diaper that leaks all over your child’s back and somehow manages to reach their toes. It only gets worse if you enter the splash zone while traveling or out in public. Fortunately for us, kind strangers do exist! We found this hilarious tweet from Amanda Deibert who stumbled upon frantic parents dealing with a blowout:
We pulled off at an exit for Starbucks & parked next to us were new parents frantically ripping their SUV apart looking for wipes for a baby with diarrhea. I ran over to them with a pack from our car and I swear that mom looked at me like she was staring into the face of god 😂
— Amanda Deibert 🏳️🌈 (@amandadeibert) March 19, 2019
Cheers to parent solidarity! From there, people shared their own stories of how people helped them during this desperate time of need:
When my daughter had a massive (!!) blowout resulting in her only having on a clean diaper and rain boots as we exited the bathroom, the table next to us sent tequila. =same
— Breena D (@breedot) March 19, 2019
Epcot Bathroom: young foreign mom w/3 small kids attempting to change a diaper while keeping the other 2 from running away. In solidarity, U.N. of women rushed to help armed only w/the language of mom communicating w/smiles & gestures. 💙 My America.
— (((MsGail18)))💁🏻♀️ (@MsGail18) March 19, 2019
A woman in a mall bathroom gave me her baby’s backup onesie when my newborn son blew up everything he had on beyond repair. He’s turning 10 this year and I wish she knew I still have that onesie because that simple thing saved my sanity that day more than she knew.
— Cathy (@nosrug) March 19, 2019
Not even a parent, but had a woman in the bathroom at LHW airport trying to clean up her toddlers blowout while juggling a screaming baby. Ended up distracting baby, once she was done, walked her to her gate and got her settled. Ladies helping ladies!
— Cecelia Lee (@ATLMic) March 20, 2019
My kid had a MASSIVE up-the-back blowout in Costco. A woman worked triage with me in the bathroom. I don’t know her, but 16 years later, I still love her.
— Stacy Pearson (@stacypearson) March 19, 2019
My newborn needed a head-to-toe diaper change while we were sitting on a plane on a runway. I just spread him out on my lap and got on with it, and my seat mate handed me things. “Wipes. More wipes. Cream. Diaper. Onesie.” She didn’t bat an eye.
— Claire (@vcmcguire) March 20, 2019
I will ALWAYS be grateful for the woman who held my son’s hands and sang to him while I changed his diaper at a restaurant (he was terrified of changing tables from day one) and for the group of women who helped me get him into a bathroom at Busch Gardens when he was overwhelmed.
— Caroline (@saucymincks) March 20, 2019
11 hr flight with 3yr old twins. 1 projectile vomiting, the other blow out that ran into his socks. On landing, ground official with a bossom wide enough to pull all 3 of us stinky people into an embrace, hugged us, said ‘welcome home. Let’s get you cleaned up’. I wept.
— Charlotte Middleton (@charl_growingup) March 20, 2019
when my kid was little I was sitting in a mall and she kept an entire large soda into my open purse I just sat there with tears in my eyes because of course I couldn’t get up to get any napkins, a woman came over to me and said what can I do to help.
— Victoria Archer 🧚💖🌊🦄🏴☠️ (@stylistvg) March 19, 2019
I was dealing with our almost 4 daughter and husband has our 2 y/o son at DisneyWorld. Son exploded beyond anything in front of random Disney store. Clerk helped husband get new outfit, use their toilet to clean up etc. I wasn’t even there and I’ve never forgotten such kindness.
— Eleanor (@edabny62) March 19, 2019
My son blew out over a full grocery cart – the manager ran and got me a fresh roll of paper towels and let me take my son off to clean him up. When I came back he had gotten me a new cart filled with replacement groceries. I cried.
— QuietNoMore (@QuietWordNOT) March 19, 2019
Do you have any stories about a stranger helping you?