Disgusting Things Mums Do

Before becoming a mother I used to turn my nose up at all of the weird and quite frankly disgusting things that mothers do. Now, I am a fully fledged member of the disgusting crew!


Nose picking – Have you ever just put your finger up your baby’s nose to get out their bogeys? Or use your nails as tweezers? If you’re a mother and you say no then you’re lying. I’ve never liked looking at children with snotty noses, but what was worse was people just pulling them out with their bare hands then returning to whatever they were doing as normal. Well now that’s me!

Bum sniffing – The sniff test is the best way to determine who is the culprit of that revolting stench. Quite often at playgroup we will all take turns sniffing the babies and toddlers to see who has done the number two.

Fishing things out of the toilet – Amelia has this thing with putting her bath time rubber duckys down the toilet. Quite often I’ll blank out about closing the lid and walk in to find her almost head first in the toilet trying to reach her ‘quack quack’. And what’s more disgusting is that I just go in bare handed to fetch it, flushed or not!

Wiping poo from somebody else’s bum – Something every parent must do for years. I can cope with my own children, but the thought of changing another child’s smelly bum kinda just make me want to hurl.

Allowing your child to be sick on you – Many times when Amelia has been sick have I tried to catch it in my hand before going all over the floor. As a parent its your duty to just get covered in sick.

Investigate poop – Too funny? Too soft? Too hard? And what’s that bit…?? Poo investions are just a standard with parenting.


Pick up chewed and spat out food – I often end up picking up mushy food that has no resemblance to the original product. Half of the time I have no idea what it even is!

Sleeping on sheets with baby mess on them – At 2am the last thing you want to be doing is changing sheets so all parents have ended up sleeping in a bed covered in sick, wee or snot. Then if you’re like me, you’ll forget about it until the next time you go to get into bed and by that time you’re too tired. It’s not disgusting if it’s dried in.. Is it???

Kissing mouths covered in food – Amelia always gets kisses when she’s covered in food, dribble or snot. I just try to avoid the affected areas.. Mostly failing.


Isn’t it strange how as parents we are more than happy to do these disgusting things to/for our child yet turn up our nose when we see somebody else do the same to theirs? But I guess that’s just parenthood!

What is the most disgusting thing you have done as a parent that you never thought you would do?

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  1. Hello! I popped over from the newbie group on BritMums and this post made me laugh out loud! I dread to think how many of these I have actually done. It’s gross, but someone has to do it πŸ™‚ x

  2. Once upon a time my little boy gave me a sweet he had popped into his mouth for a millisecond before deciding he wanted to me to have it! I didn’t give a second thought about having it. Someone I was with at the time (who hasn’t had a child) told me it was disgusting! “That’s been in his mouth!” And?! I said “so what?! He’s my child. A part of me! His saliva may as well be mine – I created him!” He didn’t know what to say! Whilst it’s true, something’s we do may seem gross to others but when it’s all relating to our kids, it’s not so bad πŸ™‚ #marvmondays

  3. I love your post! We all do these things so naturally when we are mums not even thinking that they are disgusting :)I love how my baby’s wee or poo smell in her nappy… :))) and of course it won’t be the same if it were someone else’s baby πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

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