Poop happens. And even when it happens from a cute newborn baby, it can still make you gag. The gross things about the first time a newborn poops may not be the memories you jot down in a baby book, but they certainly can make a lasting impression. Ask any parent and they can probably tell you with great detail what they thought the first time they opened a diaper to find a hot and steamy waiting for them. It may not be the precious moments you dreamed of sharing with your little one, but in hindsight, it sure can make some funny memories.
Known as meconium, baby's first poop is a sterile and odorless substance that is thick and black in color, as Healthy Children, a website from the American Academy of Pediatrics explained. Although it happens to every baby, you never know where or when it's going to strike. Newborns can pass the first meconium anywhere between delivery and 24 hours of being born, so it's best to be prepared. Just so you're not caught off guard, this list of gross things that happen the first time your baby poops will set you up to handle anything.