Diapering

Questions, tips & tricks for keeping your child clean and comfortable while using cloth or disposable diapers.

Belly sleepers

Hi all! So my 8 month old LO is constantly flipping onto his belly while in the crib. He sleeps with his arm and legs tucked under him. We have learned to just let him be as that is how he wants to sleep, but the constant wetness in the morning is killing me. What we think is happening is he fills his diaper but the weight of his body is squishing the pee and leaking out the top of his diaper.... More

When to start potty training?

Our LO is 13 months and has turned into what I can only describe as a tiny demon lately when we change her diaper. She used to sit quietly and not mind anything at all. As she got bigger we *might* need to sing a song or hand her a toy, but generally she never even attempt to roll over. FF to now? She is literally trying to climb us to avoid putting on the fresh diaper. She hasn’t had any ... More

  • Jennifer
    Sunday

    Thanks everyone! I’ll be talking to her daycare soon, too, since the toddler rooms have the first potty (there are two levels of toddler for potty trained vs not). She can’t walk on her own yet, so I don’t think they can move her to the first room. She definitely seems ready—if you catch her grunting or squatting and ask if she is making a poopoo she will nod yes or no (and is correct like 9... More

  • Julie
    Sunday

    Sorry, just realized I thought you said you had a son, not a daughter!! Haha. Anyway, if she shows she’s ready then give it a shot!!! My daughter is in daycare as well. She’s 21 months and her room has two toddler toilets. She is really good at staying dry at school even though they make her wear a diaper. She always tells her teachers she has to go. Ask your centers teachers if there’s a... More

Anonymous posted in Child's Health May 29

Mucus poops causing diaper rash. It’s like his 3rd one last 2 months maybe

So like my 1 1/2 yr old son keeps getting I guess tan yellow mucus poops ( it looks slimy) and then next thing he gets a bad diaper rash. How many is too many? I don’t want to call his doc if I’m just a a freak out FTM. I always jump to the worst sometimes when it really isn’t. it’s just weird that it’s maybe like his third time getting this in last 2 months? Honestly I feel like he gets this o... More

  • Jennifer
    Jun 02

    We had this struggle and ended up needing to use the stuff they use for athletes feet because the loose stools would cause infections so bad he would say they hurt. Also you can try Vaseline as a barrier might help keep the skin dry. Teething also caused ours when the two year molars came in but no other time. It got bad enough the doctor tested a stool sample. Oh and the doctor said when it wa... More

  • Sug
    Jun 11

    My son is going through this now and a mom friend told me it's "teething poops." They're apparently really acidic and cause the diaper rash.

Anonymous posted in Child's Health May 24

Diaper rash

I’ve never dealt with diaper rash before but my 1.5 year old has developed a bad one. I’m trying to figure out if it’s something in his diet or teething but in the meantime I would love some suggestions to heal it. Aquaphor and Buttpaste are not working! Anything non-toxic proven to heal diaper rash?? Thanks all!

  • Marlisa
    Jun 01

    Hypochlorous acid spray works great for us. Kills microbes and is naturally anti inflammatory. Works well for eczema and sunburn too.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 02

    My doctor has a buttcream cocktail it’s one tube of everything and then 4teaspoon of malox( I couldn’t find it so I used mylanta) it’s been working lately

Alex posted in Diapering May 15

Any tips on how to change a one year old's diaper ??

I’ve been trying so many things but nothing helps so can anyone tell me what to do. It's hard changing a one year old's diaper!

  • Sara
    May 28

    The squirmy diaper changes are about to do me in! I’m totally with you. We got the poopoose changing pad for our changing table and it is really helpful! It has a soft strap situation that really hold him in (plus, now he knows that it will hold him and doesn’t even try to squirm). It’s seriously so helpful that I’m about to get one for the car, too 😂.

  • Aqeedah
    Jun 03

    What I do is I have my husband hold a toy over my baby head and she’s just focusing on the toy and doesn’t care about what I’m doing or when her at work I do the arm leg method basically just put you legs on top of their arms to hold them down And you can try making a game of it

Erika posted in Behavior May 14

Diaper changes?!

My son acts like the world is ending EVERY TIME we change his diaper. He throws himself around the bed then starts crawling away and kicking and crying and screaming and when I say screaming I mean SCREAMING! We hear him all the way outside because of how loud he screams. I have tried everything I know to try and figure this out but I can’t and need help!

  • Anonymous
    Jun 07

    Oh And rather than speeding and distractions, which is my partner’s strategy, I slow everything down, cuddle and kiss and talk slowly and smoothly (like an intriguing or bedtime story). Kiss and cuddle and play with him. I’ve also just pinned him down kicking and screaming. Depends how much time I’ve got available!

  • Erika
    Jun 07

    🤣🤣🤣 I’ve tried and the only thing that seems to work is pining him down

Potty training nights

Potty training my 2yr. She falls asleep with no dipper on then crys before she has to pee so that I put one on. She doesn't want to physically wake up. Any tricks to phasing out of dippers at night?

  • Julie
    Apr 09

    Can you try putting the potty in her room and sitting her on it when she’s asleep but crying for the diaper?? That’s amazing she’s doing so well with training!! Congratulations!!

  • Stormie
    Apr 09

    Yeah at 15 months we got a little potty and after 2 weeks or so she would like to wake up in the morning and poop and it made me so happy.... then it got cold and she reverted and now we are communicating more but she enjoys the confert of a dipper when she goes #2. she really amazes me!

J posted in Diapering Apr 05

Need diaper recommendation

My 9mo has been sleeping 11-12 hours a night. We purchased pampers baby dry 12hr protection and she has been wetting through them. We prefer pampers swaddlers but I haven’t seen any nighttime ones. I am willing to try other brands just not sure which people have had the most success with. Thanks for the help!!

  • Ashley
    May 14

    I use huggies overnights in a size up for my little guy. He pees through everything else.

  • Bethany
    May 29

    I used the coscto brand also luvs

Connie posted in Diapering Apr 03

Diaper rash/bumps

Any mommies tried anything that worked for your little ones diaper rash? ive tried buttpaste & destin... nothing is working

  • Mama
    Apr 10

    Colloidal silver!

  • Josh
    Apr 10

    My wife and I have been using mothers love! It’s a little pricey but it works well when others don’t. We have 3 kids and it worked well for all of them. Good luck

Jacque posted in Diapering Apr 01

Does anyone use cloth diapers?

I want to switch from disposable to cloth diapers but don’t know how to care for them correctly, best brands, best way to clean, etc..

  • Amanda
    Apr 02

    We used BumGenius and loved them. I'd see if there is a service in your area. The extra laundry turned into a deal breaker for me when I went back to work.

  • Abbie
    Apr 02

    I wouldn’t be cloth diapering if it wasn’t for my amazing local diaper service! It is an absolute must, especially if you work or have multiple kids The service that I use hosted a cloth diapering class that was very helpful to new parents. They pick up dirties and deliver clean cloth prefolds to my home weekly. I believe cloth diapering is an ongoing learning experience. I am now cloth diaper... More

Son scratches his skin every time I remove his diaper.

I've switched from one brand of diapers to another and it seems diapers irritate his skin. He would keep scratching his skin around the area until bright red. I've put on lotion each time to soothe his skin. He doesn't get rash or anything; just keeps scratching. What else can I do?

  • Charry
    Mar 22

    Try aquaphor or vitamin a and d ointment before the rash develops. That way baby has a protective barrier to wick off the wetness. Urea in urine breaks skin down really fast.

  • Jennifer
    Mar 23

    You know my son has done this since he was a few months old. Talked to the doctor about it and his skin didn’t look like anything was wrong. They said babies do wired stuff like that sometimes. He’s almost 2 and still does it

Vonda posted in Diapering Mar 19

Cloth Diaper Washing

Dear cloth nappie parents. I need help! I was wondering why my bamboo inserts were looking shabby from the wash after a while and come to find out one of the ingredients (Cellulase) in my detergent is bad for bamboo. Anyone have a detergent that doesn’t have this ingredient in it that is powder detergent and free of fragrances. I know; long list of requirements but we are sensitive to fragranc... More

  • Andrea
    Mar 20

    The website Fluff Love University has a great list of safe detergents, as well as very specific washing recommendations and tons of other useful info. Take a look!

Diaper rash yeast infections

My one year one constantly has yeast infections. We change his diaper all the time we’ve change diapers baby wipes. He literally can not be in his poop long as soon as we smell it we have to immediately change if not his behind starts to get real red. Is there anything or any cream to help the rash. We’ve tried triple paste, a & d, off brand a & d, Lard, vasaline. Is there anything that... More

  • Breanna
    Mar 16

    Nystatin works great my daughter had a yeast infection when she got Thrush. Her pediatrician proscribe Nystatin and within a day I noticed improvement. Corn starch works great on a basic rash

  • Sarah
    Mar 20

    Maybe it's a food or diaper allergy

Anonymous posted in Child Care Mar 08

My 19 mo daughter sometimes comes home from her daycare with diaper rash.

It's painful for her when I'm changing her, and I feel terrible. I struggle to get her clean because she is crying and trying get away. She doesn't act like this when she doesn't have diaper rash, so I know it's the rash that is causing her resist the changing. I have mentioned this to the day care provider in the past, but I'm wondering if it's realistic to expect t... More

  • Jennifer
    Mar 11

    We have our son in a top rated daycare and still have problems with this. I had to talk to the director about it and now they seem to be doing better. It seemed to be a problem because in the afternoon they would have a floater teachers and they didn’t know my son.

  • Stacey
    Mar 14

    My daughter got rashes pretty regularly too and day care was very good about changing on a schedule (they had a white board they wrote all the kids feeding and changing times down on). But one thing I had to remind them of a couple of times was to let her dry out before applying diaper cream. If she’s still wet from the wipe that moisture gets locked in which can cause a rash.

Raji posted in Diapering Mar 04

14 month old cries when put down for diaper change 😭

She used to cry before but lately it’s just really hard to change her diaper. She cries when laid down and then keeps trying to sit up. Anyone dealing with this; any suggestions? Thank you

  • Raji
    Mar 05

    Thank you for sharing your kiddos antics; at least we are all in similar boats. I’ll try to use some of these suggestions and hope we got to and get over potty training soon :)

  • Meghan
    Mar 07

    Does your daughter seem to understand much you say? My daughter acted the same way and still would at 17 months if I didn't talk to her about what I was doing. I ask her to go pick out a toy for diaper change and then she does and happily complies 90% of the time. It didn't work for us until she really began to comprehend most of what we say to her.

Erika posted in Diapering Feb 23

Peeing through his diaper

At night my second child pees through his diaper so recently we have tried booster pads for the diaper. But he doesn’t like them. He wakes up in the middle of the night now. We have tried good night diapers and we put a fresh diaper on right before he goes to bed. Is there anything we can do to have him be comfortable and sleep through the night?

  • Elizabeth
    Feb 25

    I’m in the same position! I think I will stop giving her water or milk around 630...bed time is 730. Hopefully this works !

  • Erika
    Feb 27

    He is at size six we have been doing ok with double diapers but ty!

Anonymous posted in Diapering Feb 19

Swim diaper??

Hey We are going to a water park for the first time with my 15 months old. What kind of swim diaper should I invest in? What's your opinion on disposable vs. reusable? Any brand suggestions? Let me know. Thanks.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 19

    Thanks everyone.. I don't think I it's gonna be a lot of swimming so I guess disposal is the option for now.. 👍

  • MJ
    Mar 05

    I can’t tell you how many disposable diapers packages we have thrown away because they just didn’t get used and/or my kids grew out of them. I’m pretty big on waste reduction now with my younger two so I bought an adjustable reusable one in two sizes. They can always be passed along to other mothers who have kids that can fit them. I have 4 kids and none of them have ever pooped in a swim diaper.

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Feb 16

Constipation fixes for a 6 month old?

He hasn’t had a REAL poop in 4 days. Just little hard nuggets a couple times a day. He’s super grumpy and uncomfortable and unbearable to take care of all day. For his comfort and my sanity PLEASE tell me what I can do. I’ve given him some white grape juice with every feeding and some constipation ease. It’s the weekend so we can’t go to the doc. HELP!!

  • Julie
    Feb 18

    Try feeding him puréed prunes, peaches, mangoes, or pears. If he’s not on any kind of solids yet then try some concentrated prune juice mixed in with his bottles. You can buy prune juice concentrate in any drug store in the baby section.

  • Kendall
    Feb 18

    Yup! Agree w Julie. I keep a couple containers of baby food pears and prunes for this reason! I would also suggest that as you start introducing food to do foods that make you go and the next meal foods that plug you up. Just try and keep going back and forth to keep things regular and flowing, babies bellies take a little while to adjust to real food. For example, squash for lunch and pears ... More

Anonymous posted in Diapering Feb 05

18 month old hates potty

I decided to introduce my 18 month old to the training potty. Not really trying to rush things but with baby number 2 coming in April it would be ok if she showed some interest in the potty. It’s only been a couple days but anytime I try to sit her on it she screams and cries. I know it’s supposed to be a pleasant experience. Does anybody have any suggestions on ways to make the potty seem less... More

  • Kate
    Feb 05

    My daughter went through the same phase around the same time. (She’s now 21 months.) I gave it a rest for a couple weeks, then just started being really matter of fact about it: She signs “potty”, I acknowledge it and say, “Ok! Pick out a book, and we’ll go to the potty.” And we go from there. I also stopped making a big deal RIGHT when she’s doing it. We celebrate a little after the fact, like... More

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Feb 06

    Where do you have the training potty? When I did both my kids, same age, it was in the middle of the playroom. The bathroom can be a little scary. Not sure where it is just throwing that out there

Alexza posted in Diapering Feb 05

Diapers

Do you prefer Huggies or Pampers? And why?

  • Victoria
    Feb 05

    Huggies, with pampers she was waking up more often at night for a diaper change.

  • Jessica
    Feb 05

    Pampers.

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