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Prevent Diaper Blowout with Vaseline

Every parent of a newborn knows about it: the dreaded "poop up the back" trick that most babies seem to master by their second week.  Not only is it indescribably gross to clean off the baby, that yellow mustard color is really tricky to get out of those adorable light-colored onesies. *
Update and Mea Culpa The Trick: As my new baby entered this stage recently, I was reminded of the trick someone taught me with my first child.  Apply a generous finger-full of Vaseline across the back couple of inches of the new diaper, right along the elastic at the waist.  All but magically, the gooey stuff creates a moisture-proof barrier, preventing poo from getting through! 
A few disclaimers:  1) I cannot claim credit for the original idea, although I have forgotten who told me about it! 
2) I use disposables.  (Go ahead and take a moment to mentally condemn me for my environmentally unfriendly laziness!)  I'm not sure it will work with cloth diapers; I do know getting Vaseline out i…