daddy and diapers

Mellissa - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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how do you get your husband to help out in changing the kids diapers.i mean mine will complain of the smell and he works for a garbage company for pete's sake i have a two year old and a two month old.

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Brenda - posted on 09/02/2009

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Our family's rule is "You find it, you change it." So suck it up and just get it over with. Everyone is a lot happier once it's done rather than wasting time arguing over who should do it.

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Colleen - posted on 09/02/2009

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We tag team sometimes too, especially if there is an accident (poo or pee everywhere! type of accident).

Ashley - posted on 09/02/2009

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my husband has probably changed less than 10 actual poopie diapers since our son was born, and he is now 16months old, he will do the wet ones but he starts gagging and actually every once in a while throw up while changing a stinky diaper... i just quit argueing with him but he will start having to help out a lot more in november when our second son is born

Chelsea - posted on 09/02/2009

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I didn't change a diaper for the first 4 days or so. I was in quite a bit of pain, and my husband knew I wasn't up to it. I'd say getting them started earlymakes a different. I also let him know I didn't marry a "macho, that's womans work" kind of guy, so don't rurn into one now. Plus since she's still so young and breastfed almost exclusively, it's a great way for them to spend time together.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/02/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

My husband and I sometimes "tag-team" if it is really nasty, so it goes by fast and you don't have to smell it for long. Try that!


ooh, we tag team sometimes too. particularly if bubs is fretting. one of us has the messy end, and the other distracts the crying end, and/or is wielding a hairdryer set to it's 'cool' setting. Bubs luvs the sound of the hairdryer and the cool air blowing on her butt - which makes nappy changes fun.

Ashley - posted on 09/02/2009

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Well, my husband doesn't have an issue with changing diapers, but usually, whoever is holding/playing with our son changes the diaper.
Yes, diapers stink, but so do grown-ups! :) If need-be, he can be near a fan so the smell blows away from him I guess...
My husband and I sometimes "tag-team" if it is really nasty, so it goes by fast and you don't have to smell it for long. Try that!

Vicki - posted on 09/02/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:


or maybe implement a star/reward chart for daddy? ;)



LOL, I would actually love to see this happen.



My boy's daddy has seen him now maybe 6 or 7 times, and has always handed him to me for diaper changes. Once he was even carrying him for some time with the cloth diaper, no cover, and didn't even mention to me that my son had become obviously wet.  :(



 



Quoting Brenda:

Our family's rule is "You find it, you change it." ...



Somehow I can see this backfiring. "Oh, really? A dirty diaper. I didn't notice. Hm, that's some diaper rash!!"

Colleen - posted on 09/02/2009

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The rule in our household is that whoever is with our son when he poops is the one that changes it. So if my husband is holding him and playing with him while it happens, he's the one that changes him.

Erica - posted on 09/02/2009

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Well sometimes you have to just your partner to give you a hand as your both responsible for your child,changing nappies is also a good way of your partner bonding with his baby,it might not smell nice all the time but he will defo get used to it.Not many daddy's help out with the changing of nappies as they think it's a womens job but they are defo wrong!!

Stacey - posted on 09/02/2009

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my sons daddy helps out a lot with nappy changes when i had him i couldnt change him due to having a c-section so he had the job of his 1st nappy lol also im pregnant again and wasnt well for the 1st part and he would change our sons nappy all the time to make things much easier :)

Elizabeth - posted on 09/02/2009

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i don't know what to suggest really; my husband doesn't have a problem with nappy-changes. we do use most nappy changes as an opportunity for play time, which maybe makes the whole process less objectionable? we get her nappy off and then then talk/chat with her for a good while before putting her nappy back on. (we do have a breast-fed baby though, so her nappies aren't really very nasty, which probably helps both of us).

maybe you could start off getting daddy to do the 'easy' bits (clean baby up and let him put the new nappy on etc) and slowly get him to do more once he realises it isn't really that bad? or make a competition out of it - who can get the nappy change done quickest?

or maybe implement a star/reward chart for daddy? ;)

Kalie - posted on 09/01/2009

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Tee-hee-hee your post made me giggle out loud for real! Men and diapers eh!!! lol My guy will change our son if I am not around. If i am around it`s can you change him i was about to make lunch, or swept the floor, etc etc lol

Renae - posted on 09/01/2009

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my fiance has a very weak stomach and will only change wee nappies. if our 7 month old son has a poo, he will be handed to me straight away because he can't stop gagging. i've tried telling him to toughen up but he just can't do it. now, when he gags, i just laugh at him. lol

Nicole - posted on 09/01/2009

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My guy is really good with helping out with diapers. If he gives me attitude, I usually just gently remind him that I wasn't the only one to make the baby, I'm not the only one going to change the diapers. :P

Amanda - posted on 09/01/2009

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i dont live with my sons daddy so i do most of the changeing my self but when his dad comes over oh he changes those diapers

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