If you are new to parenting, then there is a chance that you will witness your baby pee during a diaper change; that’s a funny incident, to be precise. That might be something you are still laughing about till now. But this might become a problem when this incident turns into a bad habit especially changing diaper at night.
Changing a diaper and potty training can be a very tricky job for most parents, especially working parents who can’t afford the luxury of time. It’s expected that baby boys spray pee all over their mom, dad, and everything else when their diaper is off.
So you must be questioning yourself, about how to keep the baby boy from peeing during diaper change. Let me tell you that you are at the right place. We will introduce you to some tips and tricks that will help you avoid getting peed on. So, without further delay, let’s get the show going.
How To Keep the Baby Boy From Peeing During Diaper Change?
A baby boy spray urine most of the time while changing the diaper. So do it ASAP before spraying.
New parents, mostly not experts in changing diapers, may suffer more with this as they take much time. The best way to do this is that make it fast as possible. Before switching, you must prepare everything such as wipes, new diapers, etc.
Moreover, most parents shared the expert tips that they place the new diaper under the baby, slide the older one as quickly as possible, and cover the part with the new one right away.
Yes! It will require practice for new parents, but no worries, you’ll get it. Yet it won’t work if the baby has pooped in the diaper.
The Speed Diaper Changing Method
Probably the most effective way to prevent your boy from peeing on you while changing the diaper. It is the most challenging thing to master, I would say. Better learn to change them as fast as possible; this will reduce the amount of time your baby is free from the diaper. Though new parents can be a little slow at first, things will get easy.
A little bit of practice before the change might help in the long run. Make sure you have every necessary thing in your reach like diapers, wipes, baby powder, etc. if you are at home, a changing pad will work.
- First, place the diaper under your baby and slide the old one quickly.
- If your child starts to rumble during the diaper change, simply try to distract him by singing or waving a toy at him, or tickling his foot.
But the main drawback of this method is it won’t work if your baby pooped during the diaper change. If that happens, we suggest you slow things down. Wipe his butt properly before giving the new diaper.
One thing to keep in mind, don’t go so fast that you are not cleaning him enough, this could lead to a diaper rash or infection.
Make Your Baby Pee Before A Diaper Change
We call it the cold activation method. It’s a process to outsmart the baby by making him pee before the change. This could be funny to hear, exposing your baby’s private part to cold often gets them to pee immediately. Once they are done, you can safely change the diaper. Let us show you some ways to do this-
- Open the diaper and allow some cool area to enter the diaper area.
- Place a cold wipe over your boy’s tummy or rub it on.
- Keep a wet washcloth under the edge of the diaper.
Applying these methods naturally triggers your baby to urinate. This trick can save you from a peeing spree from your baby.
Keep Your Baby In A Warm Place
If you think exposing a cold wipe of air is too harsh for your baby, then while changing the nappy, you must consider keeping your baby in a warm room to avoid getting the urge to pee. You may turn on the heater and use a antibacterial wipe to keep your baby boy safe during the process.
Moreover, take the warmest room in the house for changing or consider using a nice toast wipe for changing until you have got the new diaper on a baby.
Cover Your Baby Boy’s Privates
Covering the baby boy’s private’s is the most valuable tip many parents have given, and it’s pretty easy to do. It’s not like it will prevent your baby boy from peeing, but it will prevent your baby from spray peeing on you. While changing the diaper, you may place the wipe, burp cloth, towel, or even new diaper over it to soak up the pee quickly and avoid the mess.
Although you don’t need to throw the new diaper after that, you may be able to reuse it and make it wear that diaper as it’s already soaked all of the urinate. A poopy diaper has a different story, so it’s best not to use a new diaper, or it may lead to messier results. You must use other tips if your baby has peed and pooped.
Avoid Pee Guards Tools
There are ample pee guards available that offer safety by preventing the pee from going all over the place, and they are ready-made covers that you might place over the baby boy’s private’s to prevent the mess.
However, most parents think they are a gimmick that wastes time and money. The most effective way is to use a cloth or new diaper available on your changing table rather than a gadget to prevent the pee. Also, they won’t last as long as you think. As baby grows older, they won’t fit. So, it’s better to stick with the alternative than these gadgets.
Using The Wipe, Diaper, Burp Cloth For Cover
You can use the wipe as a shield and save yourself from the pee assault from your boy. If you can’t prevent your baby from peeing during a diaper change, then there is no better option than shielding.
Cover the genitals of your baby with a clean wipe or burp cloth while changing. Though this won’t completely avoid him making a mess, but could at least save you from getting wet.
Check For Signs That Your Baby Is About To Pee
Ok, this might be the weirdest tip we share, but your boy may show some signs or signals when he is about to pee. You might have noticed some signs that indicate that your precious one is going to pee. Look for his potty cues.
One of the common signs we hear from experienced parents is that their baby’s genitals point straight up just before he is about to empty his load.
Once you find this type of sign, we advise you to take cover.
Keep Your Baby Away From Gimmicks
If you have browsed the internet for buying things for your baby, you might have seen products claiming they can prevent your boy from peeing. We strongly forbid you not to fall for those products.
They are cute-looking pieces of cloth made to place over your boy’s penis and prevent pee spraying all over the house. But, why go for these products, when you have the same cloth at your house. They are not as effective as the clothes you have at your disposal.
In some instances, they can be helpful, but we think it is a clear waste of money. Online reviews say that most people thought they weren’t helpful at all and showed a mixed experience.
You can simply DIY pee-guards at home with household objects. For example, cutting up a towel into small squares.
Have A Backup Plan
No matter how fast and experienced you are in changing a baby’s diaper, you have to get wet sometimes. So we recommend you have a failsafe plan in case everything goes out of hand.
It is useful to place a towel near the changing areas that can be used later to absorb the urine and prevent it from spreading on the floor, mattress, or wherever you are changing your precious one.
So, these were our tips and tricks to prevent your baby boy from peeing during a diaper change. Hope you found some of these ideas helpful. Don’t lose hope even if you get wet while changing the diaper. The time will come.
So wish you the best of luck on your next diaper-changing project. If you know of any solution for this problem, let us know in the comment box.