Diaper Changes

Amber - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 35 moms have responded )

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If its 20 mins or so until bath time, and you notice your baby is wet enough that you normally would change them, would you wait and just put a fresh diaper on after bath, or would you go ahead and change them?

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Saskia - posted on 11/03/2009

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ah yea I'd take the nappie off and leave him or her (got one of each he is 20 months she is 4 months) naked for the remaining 20 minutes my son loves running around naked and my daughter enjoys naked time too

Saskia - posted on 11/03/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:



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I don't know if anyone else has ever noticed, but the tabs on disposable diapers don't tend to work once they've been attached and then released/re-attached. If bath time is at the same time every day, why change it because of a (sometimes unexpected) wet diaper?










I was just wondering what type of diaper you use? I know that makes of things are different by country but i know where i am, New Brunswick Canada, all of the diapers i have used redo. I couldn't imagine them not, i would lose my mind! and lots of money lol. I watch kids for a living so i have used every type of diaper available in my area and i can't say i've come across one before. I know the potty training ones don't and that's a p*$@ off but hwat can ya do:(












I live in Alberta. Over the last 6 years with my 3 kids, I've tried every brand available. From Huggies, to Pampers, to Parent's Choice, Life brand, store brands, etc. None of them seem to re-close once they've been opened again. I stick with Parent's choice because it's a better price than paying for Huggies (none of my kids have been able to use Pampers). Can buy a bag of Parent's Choice for under $13, where Huggies are over $20 at wal-mart, for the same amount of diapers.










I totaly agree! Diapers are expensive adn if you can get away with using cheap ones then use them. I however have not been able to use them on my own 2:( I am really surprised that they don't reclose in your area it's odd. The cheapest diaper i have seen is 11$ for 76 and it was a giant tiger, i think store brand but i have never personally tried them. I don't know how you did it with 3 kids and none reclosing!  UGH!!! I guess lots of checking down the back and side. My fiance always sticks his finger in poop when he does this and i always laugh so hard because i have never in all my years with kids done it lol. Men lol.






what that is cheap I pay a tenner for 32!! never move to europe

Christina - posted on 11/02/2009

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I would just give my baby a bath a little early...she HATES having a dirty diaper! lol

Barb - posted on 10/31/2009

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I use Huggies and have been very happy with them. They dont leak and they reclose really well, which allows for checking!

Cheryl - posted on 10/31/2009

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i take my littles ones diper off and let him kick on his mat for a while wi a bare bum to air it before he goes in bath he really loves this !

Barb - posted on 10/31/2009

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As long as the baby has not wet through and has wet clothes. I would wait before changing her diaper. Otherwise I would change the diaper and if it is still dry when changing for the bath, I would put that same one on after the bath.

I have begun giving my son a one size larger diaper for the night. This means that I dont have to change him during the night. It works really well and hopefully soon he will begin to sleep through the night!

Tiffany - posted on 10/30/2009

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Some babies fuss to be changed right away, and some don't cry when they are wet. I would say that if baby isn't upset, and the diaper isn't so wet that it's leaking then it would be okay to wait an extra 20 min. and save yourself a diaper. But, if things are getting soaked through, and baby isn't happy then who cares about wasting a diaper. It's all about making and keeping baby happy!

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As long as your baby doesn't have a rash, I would wait. Consider laying down a couple towels and doing what we call "NAKED BABY!' 10 minutes before her bath we let her go diaper free and enjoy being diaperless. My little one loves not wearing diapers! Just realize that she might get carried away and poop or pee everywhere!

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Depends on what I have going on - mine is sleeping 9-10 hours a night, so 20 minutes in a wet diaper is nothing. She hasn't had any diaper rash (knock on wood), and we don't have a true routine yet either. Sometimes I bathe her during the day, sometimes at night. My husband and I lead very active busy lives, and she is adjusting to us as much as we are adjusting to her. We have been taking her to friends houses, restaurants, pretty much where we go, she goes, and she is still surviving just fine!

Genia - posted on 10/30/2009

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I would take the diaper off and either a) give the bath early or b) let the baby lay naked on a towel until bath time. Naky time is good for baby skin.



oh, and i use cloth diapers to save money. ;-)

Cristi - posted on 10/26/2009

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I would wait until bath time unless the baby is fussing then I would change.

Rebecca - posted on 10/24/2009

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Quoting Melody`:



Quoting Rebecca:




Quoting Melody`:

I don't know if anyone else has ever noticed, but the tabs on disposable diapers don't tend to work once they've been attached and then released/re-attached. If bath time is at the same time every day, why change it because of a (sometimes unexpected) wet diaper?








I was just wondering what type of diaper you use? I know that makes of things are different by country but i know where i am, New Brunswick Canada, all of the diapers i have used redo. I couldn't imagine them not, i would lose my mind! and lots of money lol. I watch kids for a living so i have used every type of diaper available in my area and i can't say i've come across one before. I know the potty training ones don't and that's a p*$@ off but hwat can ya do:(









I live in Alberta. Over the last 6 years with my 3 kids, I've tried every brand available. From Huggies, to Pampers, to Parent's Choice, Life brand, store brands, etc. None of them seem to re-close once they've been opened again. I stick with Parent's choice because it's a better price than paying for Huggies (none of my kids have been able to use Pampers). Can buy a bag of Parent's Choice for under $13, where Huggies are over $20 at wal-mart, for the same amount of diapers.






I totaly agree! Diapers are expensive adn if you can get away with using cheap ones then use them. I however have not been able to use them on my own 2:( I am really surprised that they don't reclose in your area it's odd. The cheapest diaper i have seen is 11$ for 76 and it was a giant tiger, i think store brand but i have never personally tried them. I don't know how you did it with 3 kids and none reclosing!  UGH!!! I guess lots of checking down the back and side. My fiance always sticks his finger in poop when he does this and i always laugh so hard because i have never in all my years with kids done it lol. Men lol.

Melody` - posted on 10/24/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:



Quoting Melody`:

I don't know if anyone else has ever noticed, but the tabs on disposable diapers don't tend to work once they've been attached and then released/re-attached. If bath time is at the same time every day, why change it because of a (sometimes unexpected) wet diaper?






I was just wondering what type of diaper you use? I know that makes of things are different by country but i know where i am, New Brunswick Canada, all of the diapers i have used redo. I couldn't imagine them not, i would lose my mind! and lots of money lol. I watch kids for a living so i have used every type of diaper available in my area and i can't say i've come across one before. I know the potty training ones don't and that's a p*$@ off but hwat can ya do:(





I live in Alberta. Over the last 6 years with my 3 kids, I've tried every brand available. From Huggies, to Pampers, to Parent's Choice, Life brand, store brands, etc. None of them seem to re-close once they've been opened again. I stick with Parent's choice because it's a better price than paying for Huggies (none of my kids have been able to use Pampers). Can buy a bag of Parent's Choice for under $13, where Huggies are over $20 at wal-mart, for the same amount of diapers.

Rebecca - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Debbie :

I don't agree with what Carrie says. Now if the diaper is threatening to leak by all means change the diaper but a 20 min wait isn't going to affect the baby. Don't change your schedule for a diaper change that is just plain silly. Most diapers today can hold an ungodly amount of urine and most of the time the diaper pulls it away from your child's skin. Also people need to respect what people say and not try to make you feel bad for how you do things. Everyone has a different way of parenting and it need to be respected



Agree!!!I couldn't have said ti better myself. We are all here to help eachother. I too do not liek to change routine. I've had to and it's my choice. If a mom says she wont, leave it alone and move on dont' come back and argue it, it's not up to you.

Rebecca - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Melody`:

I don't know if anyone else has ever noticed, but the tabs on disposable diapers don't tend to work once they've been attached and then released/re-attached. If bath time is at the same time every day, why change it because of a (sometimes unexpected) wet diaper?



I was just wondering what type of diaper you use? I know that makes of things are different by country but i know where i am, New Brunswick Canada, all of the diapers i have used redo. I couldn't imagine them not, i would lose my mind! and lots of money lol. I watch kids for a living so i have used every type of diaper available in my area and i can't say i've come across one before. I know the potty training ones don't and that's a p*$@ off but hwat can ya do:(

Rebecca - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Debbie :

I don't agree with what Carrie says. Now if the diaper is threatening to leak by all means change the diaper but a 20 min wait isn't going to affect the baby. Don't change your schedule for a diaper change that is just plain silly. Most diapers today can hold an ungodly amount of urine and most of the time the diaper pulls it away from your child's skin. Also people need to respect what people say and not try to make you feel bad for how you do things. Everyone has a different way of parenting and it need to be respected



Agree!!!I couldn't have said ti better myself. We are all here to help eachother. I too do not liek to change routine. I've had to and it's my choice. If a mom says she wont, leave it alone and move on dont' come back and argue it, it's not up to you.

Melody` - posted on 10/23/2009

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I don't know if anyone else has ever noticed, but the tabs on disposable diapers don't tend to work once they've been attached and then released/re-attached. If bath time is at the same time every day, why change it because of a (sometimes unexpected) wet diaper?

Amber - posted on 10/19/2009

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Thank you ladies...it was just a general question....im not offended by anyones answers...it was just a question that came to mind. Luna is in cloth diapers, so its a case by case thing....to me if shes just a bit wet, ill just wait, but if shes about to leak though ill go ahead and change her. Thanks for your replies!

Debbie - posted on 10/19/2009

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I don't agree with what Carrie says. Now if the diaper is threatening to leak by all means change the diaper but a 20 min wait isn't going to affect the baby. Don't change your schedule for a diaper change that is just plain silly. Most diapers today can hold an ungodly amount of urine and most of the time the diaper pulls it away from your child's skin. Also people need to respect what people say and not try to make you feel bad for how you do things. Everyone has a different way of parenting and it need to be respected

Lori - posted on 10/19/2009

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I'd get the bath ready and give him a bath then. My little guy does not like being in a soggy diaper and has already had one yeast infection, so why risk it. Changing bath time by 20 minutes is not going to disrupt the baby's schedule, maybe just mom's.

Liane - posted on 10/18/2009

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we change our son into a new cloth diaper and then put him in the bath with either myself or daddy just in case he pees or poops, we want him to have something on his butt and then if the diaper is clean we just use the same cloth diaper we put on him after he was changed but sometimes he pees. i think it depends on what kind of diapers you are using and how long your child goes in between changes.

Jazmin - posted on 10/17/2009

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I'd wait but changing the routine once in a while and just for 20 minutes.....of course!!!

Kelcie - posted on 10/17/2009

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I would be the one to change them I just look at it like I wouldnt wanna sit there for 20 minutes in a wet diaper for 20 minutes so why would my baby. That might just be me but my daughter hasnt had a rash since shes been born so I think im doing something right!

Carrie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Quoting Amber:

Because it can mess up a routine...


20 minutes will not mess up a routine too badly if you are so rigid with your schedule it will cause problems later in life i do realize the importance of a routine but where importance comes in with bath time follows dinner which follows story time which follows playtime not necessarily by the clock

Carrie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Quoting Amber:

Diaper Changes

If its 20 mins or so until bath time, and you notice your baby is wet enough that you normally would change them, would you wait and just put a fresh diaper on after bath, or would you go ahead and change them?


so why not give the bath 20 minutes early I know consistancy is the biggest thing for young children but you don't have to be so rigid that your child is completely unflexable

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If your trying to conserve diapers then I would wait but if that's not an issue then go ahead and change then diaper. If once bathtime has come and the new diaper is still clean and not wet then you can always put that diaper back on or put a new one on. It's all about your baby's comfort.

Melody` - posted on 10/17/2009

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I'd wait too. I don't see much harm being done in 20 minutes if s/he is only wet.

Tammy - posted on 10/17/2009

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Yeah, i'd wait too. 20 minutes is alright, no point in putting a fresh diaper on and then putting a new one on again after a bath.

Iysha - posted on 10/16/2009

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I'd wait. It's not like my baby can't wait 20 minutes. lol. That sounds bad...but it's true. I'm going to give her a bath after she sits in her pee for a little while...it's ok. She will be clean after I take that yucky diaper off and in a fresh new one after her bath =] She has sat in a pee pee diaper for 6 hours one time because her daddy forgot I had told him to change her diapie right before her feeding. I yelled at him, and that was that. It didn't hurt her so 20 minutes won't hurt her either.

Shannon - posted on 10/15/2009

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I would wait until the bath. I'm all about saving diapers if you can, as long as he's not complaining or going to soak through it.. 20 minutes really can't hurt anything.

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