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What to do about my 1-month-old boy peeing through diapers?

The most common problem with baby boys “leaking” is based on male anatomy. During a diaper change, you’ll typically have the baby on his back. The baby’s little penis may flop every random direction. ...
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What to do about my 1-month-old boy peeing through diapers?

My experience with my son was this: every time he was experiencing a noticeable number of leaks, we went up a size and it addressed the issue. It's true that, on a couple of occasions, his penis was ...
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Do diapers have any effect on the shape of legs?

No. As Peter commented, diapers/nappies have been used for hundreds of years and especially kept on at night to avoid nocturnal accidents. The common problem with them is nappy rash, and you are ...
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I walked in on my 18-year-old pooping herself

I'm at total loss of what to do, how to punish her, and what to believe. I'm desperate to find answers. If I were in your situation, I would be dumbfounded as to how my daughter managed to handle ...
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Is there any reason to change diapers even if there's nothing in them?

I was intrigued by your question. I wondered how much diaper changing had changed since I practiced Pediatrics (as an FP). I googled as well. I can't find a source that remotely suggested the ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

That sounds relatively normal. Note that a newborn has no concept of day and night yet - at least in the sense of what is a time for activity or sleeping. Even older babies that have good "sleeping ...
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What diapers are septic safe?

There is no brand of diaper that is safe to flush down the toilet if you have a septic You should not flush disposable diaper liners or wipes either, nor tampons, cotton swabs or cotton balls. ...
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Is there any reason to change diapers even if there's nothing in them?

My suspicion is that it is not linked to health, but instead linked to ensuring you check the child's diapers on a regular basis, and proving to the parents that you are. Your kindergarten/daycare ...
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Do cloth diapers actually decrease how long a child stays in diapers?

As a mother of three (for 20 years) and daycare provider for over 10 years here is the best way that I can answer this, and any other potty training/diaper question. Potty training has NOTHING to do ...
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Is it wrong to wash cloth diapers in a shared washing machine?

I would be most concerned about the added duration or use that your neighbors may not appreciate. For my routine I have to pre-wash which takes about 1:10 in my machine, followed by a heavy wash ...
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What is the method to change a diaper without any tables or chairs?

Back in the day we had a changing bag that included a thin folding mat, and if necessary we just put that on the ground out of doors and worked there.
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What to do about my 1-month-old boy peeing through diapers?

I always avoided pointing my son's anatomy down because I didn't want it getting wedged into bending the wrong way in an uncomfortable position (during a REM sleep cycle the neurons in the brain that ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

This sounds quite normal. If you are sleeping in the same room as the baby, they can smell your lactation and in my experience then tend to wake up more and tend to be more hungry. Cosleeping also ...
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Toddler drinking a lot before/during night, too much for one diaper

He’s not been needing a pacifier for 3 months now It turned out, this was the solution to, although not necessarily the cause of the problem. After we had given him back a pacifier when in bed, his ...
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Keep 6 months old son from touching his dirty genitals

If other suggestions here do not work, I suggest trying to use baby's clothing to gently tie knots to prevent arm movement. This assumes you are not removing baby's clothing completely and you need a ...
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My two-year-old wets through his diaper at night, what to do?

The (currently) top-voted and accepted answer to this question works for us. Take a one-piece pajama, the sort with long arms and legs, but without feet, that has a zipper running from one leg to ...
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Is there any reason to change diapers even if there's nothing in them?

I agree with others--I am not aware of any reason to change a dry diaper, and guess that it may be a "better safe than sorry" policy at your company. However, I also worked as a caregiver in a ...
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2 year old reverted to pee on floor

Sounds like you have your answer. Guide her! She clearly already knows how to tell, she's just going through a phase - assuming there's no medical issue related to this, but it seems likely that ...
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4-month old dislikes when diaper is strapped on - sign of a problem?

So I did figure something out - it seems like he gets bored when I'm changing him, and begins to fuss as I'm strapping him in. Handing him a soft, safe toy to play with seems to help - so I've taken ...
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My two-year-old wets through his diaper at night, what to do?

I have a one year old who frequently has very full diapers when he awakes. I would highly recommend looking into overnight diapers. We started them when he was smaller as we are fortunate that he ...
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I walked in on my 18-year-old pooping herself

First you need to find out why she is doing it. If she's having medical issues or cannot control it, then get her help. I'm not entirely sure why you are considering punishing her. Perhaps you can ...
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Is it normal having to use diaper rash cream with each new diaper?

It is pretty common for early toddlers, once they are eating solid foods, to have diaper rashes in any areas that poop comes in contact with. According to my child's pediatrician, this is usually due ...
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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”

Bed Wetting for teens is not uncommon. Other than diapers a good option is to monitor water consumption and urination before bed. And a mid-night alarm to get up and urinate would help getting rid of ...
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What qualities should be looked in cloth diapers?

When I bought ours, I bought them lightly used (don't judge. =]). That means I tried a few brands. The ones I likeds best are the one size fits all. Our boy just turned one and we have been using ...
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My two-year-old wets through his diaper at night, what to do?

I think your missing the two most likely interventions to work: 1) Give him less liquids in the evening. If he cries, offer small amounts only. 2) Either you or your wife perform a 3 a.m. diaper ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

We had the same problem with my daughter, and what we ended up doing was a diaper change shortly before we went to bed. We did it right where she was sleeping to minimize the disturbance. Of course, ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

First I want to say, although it may be "normal", what you are going through is hard. Every baby is different, some babies sleep all the time and others are a little more... vocal. Your baby is still ...
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What is the method to change a diaper without any tables or chairs?

On your lap! I've mastered this technique since we live in a place with very few changing tables and I wasn't going to let that stop me. This only works if you have fairly long legs... but my kid was ...
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