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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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Is there any way to limit distress when diaper changing for newborns?

One of the main reasons a newborn (particularly such a new newborn!) dislikes diaper changes is the fact that they're cold. Really cold. Normally they have this nice warm layer on them that keeps ...
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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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How can I prevent diaper leaks with my newborn?

For a diaper to fit correctly, the following must be true: The back must go above the top of the "butt crack" or urine will leak out the back, because the crack breaks the seal If this isn't true, ...
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Toddler drinking a lot before/during night, too much for one diaper

As a first step, don't water down his milk at bed time. That's just giving him extra fluids without nutritional value that won't do much to make him feel full. With straight milk, he will probably ...
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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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How can I keep my autistic kid from making an unhygienic mess?

My daughter seems to like shoving her hand down her diapers. She is a scratch fan so she just tears up her skin unless we block her with a onesie. They make them for larger kids too: www.special-need-...
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Is there any way to limit distress when diaper changing for newborns?

In my sons' case, they both had severe reflux that was triggered by them lying on their backs. So diaper changing was painful for both of them. We tried a few things to mitigate this. Change the ...
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Is there any way to limit distress when diaper changing for newborns?

One tip we got at the hospital when our first baby was born : when you hold the baby's feet up with one hand (while using the other hand to wipe or manipulate the diaper), make sure you do not clench ...
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Is there any way to limit distress when diaper changing for newborns?

We had the same problem. Then the nurse suggested to feed the baby before changing him. So my wife would feed him from one side, letting the baby soothe, then we would change him (without crying this ...
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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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Are there any studies done on diaper usage from newborn to 2 years?

Espinosa-Valdemar, Rosa & Vazquez, Alethia & Ojeda-Benitez, Sara & Arango-Escorcia, Gabriela & Cabrera-Elizalde, Sonia & Quecholac-Piña, Xochitl & Velasco Perez, Maribel & ...
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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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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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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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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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Thumbs splitting from changing nappies & repeated hand washing

I had a similar issue with my son. My right thumb would crack to to point of bleeding. Moving from soap to non-soap cleaners (like Sorbolene) helped a little. I started using disposable gloves when ...
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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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