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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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Urine is sterile leaving the baby's bladder, but doesn't stay that way for long; it is an ideal growth medium for bacteria. Personally, I would rinse it out, just as I would had it hit any other part of his body. There is nothing wrong with getting clean water in your baby's ears. You will not get water in the inner ear (that is the third and deepest part ...


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Just a few drops of urine is entirely inconsequential. You can wipe away any wetness that is on the skin and in the outer ear, but don't do anything inside the ear canal. If it's a lot then you could wash the outer ear just like you would during bath-time, but still leave the inner ear alone. The fresh air often encourages a bit of peeing but as I mentioned ...


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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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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 with extra rinse which takes another 1:25 in the same machine. After the wash, I also end up drying for two cycles or about 1:15 total dry as the brand I use can ...


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At some point, children start doing everything they can come up with in order to stay out of bed the longest they can. Drink, eat, hug, pee, poo, light, change diaper - that was our daughter's list. She requested all those things in random order every evening; sometimes we complied, sometimes not - until we said enough. There is only one thing to do: you ...


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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 the top, and put it on backwards. It's completely tamper-proof, easy to "service", and ought to be equally comfortable.


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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 liked to sleep overnight early. They work incredibly well! If you use overnight diapers, aim for ones that are the right size. A diaper that is the right size may ...


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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 change. It's not like you haven't had to do this before. Personally, I think diapers that don't fit are a bad idea. Although I don't support it, there are ...


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Something we did with my son at about that age, when he had been potty-trained for a bit over a year but was still wearing and wetting a pull-up at night: I would of course limit his fluids for the last hour before bed and had him go to the bathroom right at bed time. Also at first I tried to check him frequently after he would go to sleep, to find out when ...


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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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This is a common problem, we fought this with our daughter over a number of years. I don't know that you can do much training, as they are asleep. If they're not really asleep, and are just too lazy to get up, well that's another thing, but for the purposes of this question let's just assume they are asleep when it happens. A child has to be trained to ...


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My best advice is to put him on a toilet schedule of taking him to the toilet every sixty - ninety minutes during the day regardless of whether he wants to do or not. This will likely bother him enough to take back control of his using the facilities on his own. Do not be mad. You just explain that because he is wetting or soiling his pants, you think he ...


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If you aren't using them already, try overnight diapers. You might want to try different brands. You also night want to try diaper pads. They fit into the diaper and can hold quite a bit. Just as an example, in the US, Sposie has booster pads. For the pulling down of the diaper, perhaps duct tape might work.


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Odds are it's as Dariusz says, just delaying bedtime. But, do consider the possibility that he's constipated, also. Our two year old (who's completely potty trained now) has this happen periodically, where he says he needs to poop, then tries, can't, then does it again twenty minutes later. Typically it's because he's a bit constipated (as he tends to ...


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