One of the less enjoyable aspects of parenthood is being forced to deal with someone else's bodily fluids. It's one of those things that makes you long for the days of holding your friend's hair back after she took too many shots of tequila at the bar. But aside from being a bit gross, the contents of your baby's diaper can signify a bigger issue. This can be especially alarming for first-time parents who don't know what's considered normal when it comes to your little one's stool. Lucky for you there are plenty of baby poop red flags that you can (and should) keep an eye out for.
OK maybe lucky isn't the best word, as you have to loot through a dirty diaper. But it's important to have guidelines. The first time my son had baby food, I wasn't prepared for the fact that his poop would look drastically different than when he was only having formula. But whether you're new to the diaper-changing scene or you've been around the block a few times, it's still a good idea to familiarize yourself with what constitutes a warning sign when it comes to your baby's bowel movements. So, to put your mind at ease and get informed, check out these baby poop red flags.