Avoiding getting peed on by a baby boy might seem impossible sometimes, but I promise it’s easier than you think. With these easy tips, you’ll be on your way to a clean (and dry!) diaper change of a baby boy.
It’s the joke seen in almost any sitcom movie or show featuring a baby boy. The clueless mom/guardian/dad/baby sitter/etc opens up the diaper to change it and boom! They get a face full of pee, usually with a side of a baby giggling deviously.
How to avoid getting peed on by a baby boy:
If this has been your own fate or you’re hoping to avoid the eventuality, you’ll want to follow these easy tips for avoiding getting peed on by a baby.
Get everything ready!
I cannot emphasize this enough! Even if you’re looking at a crying baby or a diaper explosion, get things ready before you start.
By preparing yourself before you change your baby, you’re able to avoid scrambling if and when things go awry.
Have a shield
I’m sure you’ve seen those pee shields before – “pee pee teepees”. They’re essentially a little absorbent party hat looking thing you place on your child’s penis when you open the dirty diaper. The intent is to catch any pee that comes out when the cold air hits him.
I’ve heard mixed reviews and personally never used one, but the concept is what we’re looking for. As soon as you open the diaper, place a towel, wipe, or clean diaper on the penis to catch any pee.
I personally always have cloth diaper inserts on hand for this exact reason.
Avoid cold air
On the same note, avoid cold air! The main reason baby boys pee when they’re being changed is because cold air hits their lower belly and makes them urinate. By avoiding changing in cold rooms, you can avoid that to a degree.
I’ve also seen advice to encourage them to pee when the cold air hits by using a cold wipe or wash cloth on baby boy’s lower belly when the diaper is still on. This never works well for me, personally.
Wait for a bit after waking
Just like grown-ups, as babies get older they begin to hold it while sleeping. Try avoiding changing right after your kiddo wakes up to avoid getting peed on.
This is a bit harder when doing night diaper changes, but still possible.
Check for a sign
Finally, once you get to know your baby boy better, you’ll notice different signs he’s about to go! A telltale sign is that his penis will straighten a bit right before – make sure you have that towel ready!
Okay, so tell me, have you ever been peed on by your baby? Let me know in the comments!