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changing diapers Amy Packer 1 child; Battle Creek, Michigan 533 posts
30th Nov '12

My dh always fights me about changing diapers...he will say its only been one pee or there's not that much in it we don't need to change it yet..this frustrates me beyond belief I feel if I know its needing changed you change it not let him sit in his pee...how do you feel? He likes to say we don't have the money to change it every time he goes..I feel just because we have low income we still need to change him its our fault we are low on money not his. Anyone elses so do this?

Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
30th Nov '12

As long as our daughter hasnt drench her diaper (if shes only peed a little) or pooped I wont change it but she at the point where she will take her diaper off herself if she is uncomfortable in it.

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
30th Nov '12

I've never changed a diaper for 1 pee unless is a new newborn. I work at the hospital in l&d and unless the baby is complaining or has a bm. We only change diapers every 3 hours.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
30th Nov '12

I wait until the diaper is a bit filled or if she poops but thats because shes 14 months whenshe was a new born I did that butbI learned the hard way she would pee on us. Now she pees way to much I'm not going to change a diaper every time she pees that's a waste of diapers

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
30th Nov '12

I wouldn't change it every single pee, that's a waste IMO.
When DS was first born I'd change it all the time I was super paranoid, but know I just kinda know when he's wet and needs changing. Maybe change it every 2-3 hours unless he's had a BM.

Leigh Riggins 1 child; Rancho Cordova, California 443 posts
30th Nov '12

lol it is the opposite for me..EVERYBODY offers to change my sons diaper anytime they think he needs it..sometimes they are even dry diapers

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" I guess I'm different. I wouldn't want to sit in pee (in any amount) so naturally I feel the same for my kids."


They're designed to keep them dry. I use cloth as well, it keeps DS so dry I have to feel inside the pocket to actually see if he's wet as the fleece is dry.
I change it every 2-3 hours and he has never had a rash, even when I was using disposables.

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
30th Nov '12

They aren't sitting in pee, because diapers are made to hold pee and feel dry to baby. That's what the whole science behind them is about.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting FutureMommyof2:" I've never changed a diaper for 1 pee unless is a new newborn. I work at the hospital in l&d and unless the baby is complaining or has a bm. We only change diapers every 3 hours."


This is exactly what i do with my son,he doesn't get upset over 1 pee. After about 3 pee's i'm guessing that's when he lets me know he needs to be changed.

Amy Packer 1 child; Battle Creek, Michigan 533 posts
30th Nov '12

I don't change him ALL the time, just when I know he is wet. Like when he wakes from sleeping, or the diaper looks wet...I know I don't char get it right after every pee just when I know he should need one...with my so he can know the diaper is wet even after waking up and will just say oh he can wait til he pees again..I won't do that if it needs changing I change it..but it is a few hours between each change.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Amy Packer:" My dh always fights me about changing diapers...he will say its only been one pee or there's not that ... [snip!] ... just because we have low income we still need to change him its our fault we are low on money not his. Anyone elses so do this?"

if it barely wet i dont change it unless it bedtime poop is changed as soon as its done google diaperlove find the number and call them they will help you with diapers if you really cant afford it

Amy Packer 1 child; Battle Creek, Michigan 533 posts
30th Nov '12

Thanks for that resource..we can afford diapers, he is just strange with money...some things he is willing to "waste" money on in my opinion other things he will freak and say we can't afford like using the microwave. Lol

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Amy Packer:" Thanks for that resource..we can afford diapers, he is just strange with money...some things he is willing ... [snip!] ... is willing to "waste" money on in my opinion other things he will freak and say we can't afford like using the microwave. Lol"

your welcome and im pretty sure using the microwave is cheaper than heating the oven

UrethraFranklin 15 kids; New Orleans, Louisiana 779 posts
30th Nov '12

We change DS about every 3 hours about on average. I also change him before feedings and after because he usually makes a BM while BF'ing lol.
BUT. If I see the little blue line wetness indicator on the diaper I change it immediately.