Boys can be challenging. Not only are boys challenging to raise, but they also tend to be much more challenging to change. This is because they have a tendency to pee as soon as one removes their diaper. This response is not meant to drive parents nuts, although it has occasionally succeeded in that, but it is simply an automatic response that one has to live with. Learning how to correctly change a boy’s diaper can greatly reduce the chances of one being peed on or having to change the diaper more than once.
It is always considered a funny joke to see a parent getting peed on by their baby boy. However, it is not that funny of a joke if you are the parent of that lovely little boy. It is a fact of life. However, there are steps that one can do to prevent getting peed on or having to change the new diaper immediately after putting it on because the baby peed on that one.
When changing a baby boy’s diaper, do not allow the old diaper to fall open. By keeping the diaper up, it can form a shield between you and the baby incase he starts to pee again, and in most cases, he will. Baby boys tend to pee as soon as their male genital hits the air for some reason. Because of the size and the location of the male organs, the pee tends to go up and away from the baby’s body, and has been known to strike the face or chest of the parent doing the changing. To avoid this, hold the diaper over the baby lightly while changing until he releases that urine.
Once he has released his urine from having the diaper removed, remove that diaper and clean the baby off. Be sure to remove any fecal matter that may have traveled up the baby’s back or is stuck between the cheeks of the baby’s bottom. This fecal matter can cause urinary infections and can irritate the baby’s skin if left. Be sure to clean the baby’s genitals to remove any urine that may be left on the skin. Urine has an ammonia property and can irritate the skin if left unchecked.
Once the baby is clean, slip the new diaper under his bottom and apply any diaper powders that are necessary. These powders help to relieve or prevent diaper rash. Secure the diaper firmly, but without cutting off any circulation to the growing baby’s body. Once the new diaper is on, the baby can be released to resume playing. Be sure to clean up the changing area as it can become unsanitary if left unattended and it will stink if there is any fecal or urinary matter still on the changing table.
It is important that you check the baby boy’s diaper shortly after changing the diaper to ensure that he has not peed again in the diaper. Even though you waited to see if he was going to pee again while you were changing the diaper, he may have peed shortly after the diaper was attached to him.