Babies are disgusting. Sure, they're adorable and snuggly and their heads smell fantastic, but ultimately they're just gross. Both my kids have always managed to do something repulsive when they're in the most immobile position or situation, too. For example, the crib, changing table, in a stroller, and in my arms? Well that's when vomit, pee, or poop usually happens. Then, of course, there's the car seat. In fact, there's some gross things all babies do in their car seat that may require their parents to take a break in the form of recovery time because, well, gross.
My kids have done it all. When my oldest was a baby, she was fantastic at holding her overwhelmingly full diapers until we were driving in the middle of nowhere. Every trip we ever took in the car almost always required pulling over, creating a makeshift changing table, and throwing away whatever she was wearing. My youngest has always been the type to hide weird things — either inside his diaper or articles of clothing — only to pull them out when he's sitting in his car seat.
So if you're pregnant and/or simply preparing to be a parent, I have two words for you: be prepared. Whatever gross thing you can think of happening in a car seat (or in general) is absolutely going to happen. So with that in mind, here are some of the disgusting situations all babies manage to do at literally the worst time imaginable: