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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. If it’s pointing upwards when you put the diaper on, there’s a good chance that you get some spillage at the top and a mostly dry diaper, especially if a little ...


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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 pointing upward when the diaper was put on and that contributed to some over the waistband escapes, but this also correlated with the diaper being too small.


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Assuming this isn't a medical issue (and for that, talk to your pediatrician!), I would wonder if this is one of three things: A need for attention. When you're wet, you get a lot of attention, right? Not all good attention, but sometimes any attention is desirable. A confusion of feelings. She's not wet, but she feels like she peed - like the muscles ...


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It can be normal for breastfed babies not to poop for a few days at a time after the first few weeks of their lives. Formula fed babies usually should poop each day. This is because babies can digest breast milk very efficiently. I don't know what proportion breastmilk/formula you are giving but if it's more breastmilk than formula, this may be perfectly ...


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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 block an erection are not active - at least that is one theory - leading to an erection, and you don't want disturbed sleep due to uncomfortableness during REM ...


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The frequency of bowel movements covers a wide range - and is about as widely discussed. My sources (in German, so no use posting a link here) say everything from multiple times a day to once a week is normal. With three days, you should be fine, as confirmed by your pediatrician. Unless your baby appears to be unwell or experience pain when passing stool I ...


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I think you.need to check this up with a doctor. Sometimes we may feel an urge to pee but only 2 or 3 drops come out, so she felt she peed whereas when u checked those drops must have dried or may be u were expecting a urine soaked panty so didn't realise that there were few drops . (Assuming this is not a medical reason) Another reason could be the ...


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If you have tried rewarding her for pooping before or after quiet time, how about letting her know that now that she is a big kid, she will have to wait until the end of quiet time for a diaper change? You should never punish a child for using a diaper -- it can lead to disastrous messes -- but you can let her sit in her soiled diaper for an hour. I would ...


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This what worked for us some times: Lay your child in their back, grab their feet, and move their legs in a 'bicycling' motion. Bring their legs up and in then stretch them out. Repeat. We called it the "Poop Olympics."


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Each child is different and different things work for different families. You may have tried these all but I hope something may help. Take it in stages. He could be uncomfortable or scared about the idea of doing poos in the toilet so it's about easing him into getting comfortable with this idea. So you could try easing him into the process through first ...


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We used washable ones and didn’t have problems except from them being cheaper... After 2 boys and a girl, direction did not matter, but fitting properly did. Tried all brands of premade: pampers Oko etc etc but the washable were advantageous as there are fewer chemicals wrapped around the little one’s body. Regular changes are a must as with any diaper...


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Our experience was — and I feel somehow sorry to say that — that we only had issues with diapers (like blowouts, rashes) when we didn't use Pampers. This was true in Germany and in the U.S. I'm not affiliated with Pampers in any way, I do not have any advantage whatsoever from saying this, and it shouldn't be so hard or costly to produce well-...


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I am posting this on several sites as we have had this issue and it really distressed us. We received advice which immediately resolved the issue. There can probably be several reasons for this but it seems to happen to girls around four to six. Our little girl all of the sudden started experiencing the exact same issues. DD dreaded going to the bathroom ...


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Kids often don't distinguish between a single drop and a flood. Both of my kids went through that phase, and learned the difference soon enough.


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My five year old daughter is now having those exact same issues. She is constantly telling me she peed her pants when she did not. The doctor ruled out any UTI and her urine was fine when tested. He said that girls her age can be OCD about the potty and wipe too hard, irritating the area and making it feel like they need to pee. She was definitely wiping ...


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Well, when my 4 yr old was playing hide and seek, (I play that with her to learn to count) she hid under a table and peed her pants. She hadn't done that in forever... I figured out that she was heading to the potty, but was to late... I cut back on her drinks, make her go potty anyways, and if she refuses, cut back privileges as watching tv, playing my ...


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