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Changing diapers! Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
26th Aug '13

Hello :)



I just started my job at a day care today, I am working with the infants. The new school year starts next week so new babies will be coming in and the ages we take are 6 weeks to 12 months.
Now, I have changed many girl diapers ( I have 2 nieces), but now I have boys to change and I feel clueless :shock: The girls I work with told me to put a baby wipe on the penis immediately when I remove the dirty diaper because the cold makes them not pee? Do you do this? And I have been on Google searching proper ways and a lot of the sites say to push the penis down when you put the new diaper on so that when they do pee it does not come out of the top.



Tell me how you change your boys. What is your process? I seriously like changing girls better, I feel like I am going to hurt the boys.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
26th Aug '13

I guess I just wipe and don't think anything of it. I definitely point the penis down, as you said, not only so pee doesn't come out of the top, I just think that's probably the most comfortable option.

Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
26th Aug '13
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I guess I just wipe and don't think anything of it. I definitely point the penis down, as you said, not ... [snip!] ... penis down, as you said, not only so pee doesn't come out of the top, I just think that's probably the most comfortable option."


Still wipe front to back for boys?

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
26th Aug '13
wiQuoting Leah x3:" Still wipe front to back for boys?"


With boys it really doesn't matter :) and don't
worry, you won't hurt them.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
26th Aug '13

See, changing girls bothers me, because I have changed so few and never know if I have wiped off all the poo. Lol



Open diaper, get a good breeze, close diaper. Wait a few seconds. If they don't pee by then, it is less likely they will. It is the sudden cold that makes them pee, a wipe would just deflect it.



Definitely point the penis down, it reduces leakage.



Obviously be gentle, it is a baby, but considering my son has always been able to grab a handful and tug, they aren't THAT sensitive down there.



Just beware...if the baby is erect, it often means pee is coming.



Uncircumcised boys...do not pull the foreskin back. Circumcised boys, be gentle, but there may be some foreskin manipulation necessary to get all the poo cleaned out.

Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
26th Aug '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" See, changing girls bothers me, because I have changed so few and never know if I have wiped off all ... [snip!] ... back. Circumcised boys, be gentle, but there may be some foreskin manipulation necessary to get all the poo cleaned out."


I'm hoping it is something that I will pick up fast. Do I just take a wipe gently around the penis? I am afraid that if I am too gentle I am not getting it clean enough. I am the biggest worry wart. :oops:

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
26th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Leah x3:</b>" I'm hoping it is something that I will pick up fast. Do I just take a wipe gently around the penis? ... [snip!] ... around the penis? I am afraid that if I am too gentle I am not getting it clean enough. I am the biggest worry wart. :oops:"</blockquote>




A problem spot is the testicles, because it is not just smooth skin. Just keep wiping gently until it is clean. You will get the hang of it.



And yeah, just wipe the penis and around it.

Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
26th Aug '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Leah x3:</b>" I'm hoping it is something that I will pick up ... [snip!] ... skin. Just keep wiping gently until it is clean. You will get the hang of it. And yeah, just wipe the penis and around it."


Ok, thank you!

Jessica Lynn Hayes 1 child; Toledo, Ohio 120 posts
27th Aug '13

And make sure u lift and wipe underneath the testicles...poo likes to hide there!!!



My son is almost a month, ive been pee'd on once and my dh has twice...if his wee wee gets hard that means he is about to pee! Lol



Absolutly wipe front to back!



Good luck!

Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
28th Aug '13
Quoting Jessica Lynn Hayes:" And make sure u lift and wipe underneath the testicles...poo likes to hide there!!! My son is almost ... [snip!] ... and my dh has twice...if his wee wee gets hard that means he is about to pee! Lol Absolutly wipe front to back! Good luck!"


Lol, I hope I don't get peed on :P Thank you for the tips!