Peeing in the diaper: how to change your baby?

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Diaper changing is a stage that every parent goes throughbefore their child is potty-trained, usually between the ages of two and three, before starting kindergarten.


How often does baby pee in his diaper?

On average, you will need to change your baby 5 to 6 times a day (depending of course on his age). Since you need to change your baby's diaper as soon as it becomes dirty, we advise you to check it every three hours l. In the first few months of life, baby is changed at every feed.

There's no need to change your baby directly at night, unless she's crying, uncomfortable or leaking.

How do you change baby's diaper when he's peed?

For a diaper change to go smoothly, preparation is very important. preparation is very important. It's essential to have everything you need to hand, because once baby is on the changing table, you must always keep an eye on him and have one hand on his tummy to prevent him from falling over.

Material preparation

The equipment required is as follows: 

  • A new, clean diaper ;
  • A cleaning product such as liniment ;
  • A repairing and protective cream if your child is prone to diaper rash;
  • A trash can to put your dirty diaper in;
  • A spare outfit in case of leaks.

If you ever forget one of your child's objects, don't leave your child unattended, give him a hug and go with him to find what you're missing.

Steps for changing diapers

Once you've gathered all your supplies, you can begin to changing your baby's diaper.

First of all, remove your baby's bottom and pull his bodysuit up as high as possible on his back to prevent potential leaks. You can help by lifting your baby's bottom. On the other hand, do not undress your baby completely It's not necessary, and your baby may get cold.

Then.., remove his dirty diaperroll it up on itself and make sure you close it with the Velcro fasteners so that it doesn't s'open up in the garbage can Then clean your baby's bottom with a wipe or cotton pads containing liniment.

Once your baby's bottom is completely clean, be sure to dry your baby's skin with gentle tapping motions (to avoid irritation). Then.., place your baby's clean diaper under his or her bottom with the Velcro fasteners on the back

If you notice that your baby's bottom is slightly red during diaper changes, apply a repairing and protective cream.

Close the diaper making sure it's tight enough to prevent leaks, but not so tight that your baby gets red marks. A good indicator of whether the diaper is tight enough is to run two fingers between the diaper and your baby's tummy. Now you can dress him!

Pee in the diaper: should it be changed right away?

A simple rule: never allow lurine or faeces to come into prolonged contact with your baby's bottom.. The risk is that your baby will develop diaper rash. If you notice that he has peed, change him immediately (even if you've just put on a clean diaper). We also recommend that you check lhis diaper every three hours or so.

When you change your baby's diaper, make sure you also clean your little one's genitals to prevent bacteria from proliferating. Always from front to back!

How to prevent pee leaks in the diaper?

To prevent pee leaking into the diaper, make sure the diaper is correctly positioned and sufficiently tightened. Also check that the diaper is the right size.


Pee-in-the-diaper FAQs

Why does pee leak through baby's diaper?

If your baby's diaper doesn't fit properly, it may leak. In this case, we recommend testing the next size up if baby is too tight, or going down a size if baby is swimming in his diaper.

How do you know if baby has peed in his diaper?

If your baby cries or you smell wetness in the diaper, it's very likely that he's peed in it. If you're not sure, it's still a good idea to change the diaper. A damp environment is conducive to the growth of bacteria, which can lead to illness and infection.