Questions tagged [diaper]

Diaper or nappy is absorbent underwear that allows the child to poop or pee without using a potty or a toilet. Includes pull-ups. For non-disposable underwear, see [cloth-diaper]. See also: [potty-training], [toilet-training], [bed-wetting].

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How quickly do I need to change my newborn with a dirty diaper?

How quickly do I need to jump on changing a dirty diaper? What are the downsides of waiting vs getting right to it? I have two specific scenarios in mind: I'm holding my son during the day time, ...
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How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?

Recently, my two-year-old son has been taking off his diaper at nap time. It's usually full and dirty and makes a big mess. He has managed to do it while wearing all types of pants (even overalls). ...
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What to do when my 3-year-old holds poop in and won't go in diaper or on potty?

My son is almost 3 (33 months) and for the past few months, he has been holding his poop in, to the point that he won't go for many days a time. When this started, the doctor advised us to give him ...
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Is there any way to limit distress when diaper changing for newborns?

To say that our four day old does not like having his diaper changed is the understatement of the century. It seems that by the time the clothes are opened, he is becoming increasingly agitated, and ...
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How to prevent "open air incidents"?

We have a newborn who seems to like to pee when we change his diapers. Any tips on how prevent this?
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When changing diapers, how soon should we put the new diaper on?

Are we supposed to put the new diaper on immediately or give our newborn some diaper-free time? His skin under the diaper is slightly moist when changing it, should we give him some time to air out? ...
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What's the cleanest way to change a diaper on an airline flight?

I've gotten the technique of changing a diaper in a public restroom down fairly well if there's a counter or changing station. But recently we took a flight and I discovered I have no idea how to ...
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What to do about my 1-month-old boy peeing through diapers?

My 1-month-old baby is a big one, father comes from a family of giants. At night (more rarely throughout the day), he is peeing through diapers multiple times. Sometimes the diaper seems practically ...
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Grandparent put a diaper on my toilet trained child

I was out for 5 hours and my mom put a pull-up on my 25 month old daughter who refused diapers at 19 months. She never used a pull-up before though she has 2 cloth trainers that are thick but they ...
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How can I prevent diaper leaks with my newborn?

My 2 week old son has at least 1 diaper leak per day. I am not 100% sure but the leak seems to always be along the top of the diaper, near the sides. Initial reading tells me that this is a common ...
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Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn

Our 5 (nearly 6) year old son has had problems with potty training for a long time now. When he sleeps at night, he wears diapers, as he is not aware of peeing during the night yet and does not wake ...
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Keep 6 months old son from touching his dirty genitals

My six-months-old son is in the habit of reaching and grabbing his own penis, as soon as I open the diaper. This becomes a problem about twice a day, when his diaper gets really filled up and his ...
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How do we avoid leaky diapers at night?

My 8 month old son has been sleeping throughout the night for a couple of months now without problem. However, over the past month, we've been having a problem with diaper leakage overnight. We ...
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How to change an active child's diaper?

My 1 year old son is very active, and changing his diaper is increasingly difficult. I've seen temper-tantrums from some other children we know, but they usually stay put. My son arches, flips and ...
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Do diapers have any effect on the shape of legs?

we were advised by a friend to let my newborn daughter, sleep without any diaper at night, claiming it has a bad effect on the shape of her legs wearing them the whole time. It seems plausible since ...
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Are cloth diapers really more environmentally minded than disposables?

Yes. disposables are made of plastic that often winds up filling landfills (or worse-yet) floating in bits in the ocean, but what about all the harsh cleaning fluids used in cleaning the diapers by ...
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What does the diaper's wetness indicator actually test for?

A number of diapers (we are using pampers) advertise a wetness indicator. Does this simply indicate moisture or urine itself? I have heard people saying that this is useful for tracking wet diapers ...
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How can I keep my autistic kid from making an unhygienic mess?

I have a four and a half year old boy with juvenile autism, almost no verbal language and intellectual disability. He doesn't understand the concept of going potty yet, and is still wearing diapers ...
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Are "pull-ups" worthwhile?

My son will be 3 shortly. We've introduced him to the potty, and he happily sits on it (he even has a "sittin' on the potty" song he sings)... with his pants on. On occasion, he will sit on the ...
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How to minimize diaper usage or replace it with greener alternatives

Is it possible to minimize diaper usage for infants , are there any greener alternatives to diaper and diaper pads , one alternative is cloth diapers but for many its difficult to clean it , are there ...
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Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing

My fingertips and thumbs are splitting and cracking from changing nappies. What would you recommend to heal them? Normal moisturisers don't seem to work. I'm in the UK. This is as a direct result of ...
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Dad-to-be needs help finding a changing table

My wife and I are setting up a baby room for our first child (due in June). We've so far been very fortunate in finding great deals on a matching crib and gliding rocker/ottoman! The only major ...
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Is there any reason to change diapers even if there's nothing in them?

I work in a daycare. It's a chain of daycare centers staffed mostly by seasoned and educated professionals. I've been told by my boss and colleagues that we should change diapers regularly even if ...
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How often should the cloth diaper be changed and how to know when it is the time to change the diapers?

Infant will be on his bed, so how will I know that it is the time to change his diaper? Do I have to wait for his crying? Do I have to check every 15 minutes whether his diaper is wet or not? These ...
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Disposable diapers: smell gets out to plastic bags and the garbage can...why?

We have a small trash bucket next to our changing table and this is where we put used diapers. We usually will flush solids down the toilet before we throw the diaper in the trash can. I've noticed ...
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Toddler drinking a lot before/during night, too much for one diaper

Our toddler is about 16 months old now, but the situation I’ll describe hasn’t changed much throughout the past half year. He won’t go to sleep at night (around 19:00) without having had his bottle ...
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My two-year-old wets through his diaper at night, what to do?

My two-year-old son has lately been urinating a lot in his diaper at night, to the point that it is completely full in the morning and if we don't change it right as he gets up the urine he's been ...
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Is it wrong to wash cloth diapers in a shared washing machine?

My wife and I are having our first child and our considering cloth diapers. We live in an apartment complex with 10-15 units and all share the same two washing machines and two drying machines. We are ...
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What qualities should be looked in cloth diapers?

What kind of cloth should be preferred? What should be the thickness of the cloth? What should be the shape and size of the cloth? Do we have to use a polythene cover on the outer side of the diaper ...
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Do cloth diapers actually decrease how long a child stays in diapers?

I've heard that cloth diapers encourage a child to not soil themselves, as they are less comfortable than disposable diapers, and that this leads to being potty trained quicker. Is this true?
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How does food influence production of urine during the night?

Our son (about 7 years old) has a massive problem with bed wetting. He doesn't wake up at night, if he needs to pee. see also Bed gets wet nearly each night although diaper is worn What we do: meal ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

My son is almost five. We limit the amount of fluid he drinks several hours prior to bed. He always goes potty as part of his night time routine. He wears night time pullups during the night. As of ...
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What are the square cotton wipes that NICUs/nurseries use called?

Discharge is soon and we're looking a few odds and ends for our little one, but I'm at a loss for vocabulary and I'm not finding what I need with google and amazon searches. Every time I search, I ...
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What is the method to change a diaper without any tables or chairs?

I'm usually outside most of the time and I was wondering what is the best method of changing a diaper of a toddler while preventing them from constantly moving around to make a mess if they pooped. ...
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Are there any studies done on diaper usage from newborn to 2 years?

I found a lot of websites stating different amounts of disposable diaper changes per day for newborn to 2 year old's, but I can't find any reference to research or surveys done to back the numbers. I'...
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Diapering a 7 month old that is almost ready to crawl

This little boy just won't stay put and rolls over onto his tummy within seconds of being laid down. I'm sure you understand the consequences of this when I've just opened up a nice juicy poopy ...
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Recommend an odor absorber for a diaper pail

The area by my toddler's diaper pail smells like, well, poopy diapers. I have been aggressive about changing the diaper pail liner whenever it fills up to the point of jamming the lid open. I am ...
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4-month old dislikes when diaper is strapped on - sign of a problem?

Recently, my 4-month old has developed a distaste for strapping in on a diaper - he's perfectly fine when one is being taken off, and during the entire process of cleaning and preparing him, but gets ...
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My teen wets the bed. He is in diapers just at night but he says it’s hard to sleep because "the diaper feels weird”

My teen has been wearing a brand called Depends. It’s supposed to be a light and nonbulky diaper. I don’t understand, please help.
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

My 10-day-old daughter is having big problems with sleeping on early evening and night. Whenever she get put down in her bassinet after getting fed she starts crying. Sometimes she needs to be changed....
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What are some techniques to avoid wet pants in a 2.5-year-old?

Our 2.5-year-old son is often wetting his pants. He wears diapers during noon-sleep and night-sleep but none when awake. He knows how to call for the potty. Nearly never does the big thing in his ...
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2 year old reverted to pee on floor

When our daughter was 2 years 1 month old she started asking to go to the toilet (she used to remove the diaper by herself and tell us she wants to go). Up until now she did very well - very few ...
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What diapers are septic safe?

I have a 6-month-old. In 2 weeks I'm moving to a new house. The only problem is, the new house has a septic tank and I can't seem to find diapers that say septic-safe. Does anyone know what brand that ...
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Question about Diaper lining elastic band?

I've noticed that the disposable diapers I use on my children have an elastic band around the legs (blue arrow in image below). Sometimes, if care is not taken, the diaper "flap" (red arrow in image ...
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Is it normal having to use diaper rash cream with each new diaper?

We have a 16 months old toddler boy. We are using 3 to 4 diapers on a daily basis. And each time we use diaper rash cream. We apply it each time, because if we miss once and if it's more than 30 mins ...
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I walked in on my 18-year-old pooping herself [closed]

Really worried about my 18 year old, she has a lot of mental health issues due to being adopted. Her mom was abusive physically and verbally and left her alone in a house for the first two years of ...
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