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Do you wipe your LOs bottom after a pee diaper?

Not poop....obviously we all use wipes then.....but if it's just pee?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jun. 10, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • With my daughter, I used to wipe her after every diaper change....never really thought about it, I just did it automatically. Then with my son, my pedi told me not to wipe after pee diapers because his skin was so sensitive he would get diaper rash. I think, as long as they are getting a bath every night, it's not a big deal. I mean, as long as the diaper isn't sopping wet, their skin is dry when you take it off. That's the same thing toilet paper does...dries the pee off our skin. It doesn't actually *wash* anything away.

    Answer by PB_J at 10:13 AM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I would say about 95% of the time I do wipe him after a wet diaper. I wouldnt want to sit in pee all day.

    Answer by Chandra034 at 11:14 AM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • I do, just because you can't see the pee on them doesn't mean it isn't on them and can't irritate the skin.

    Answer by HolliBerry21 at 11:19 AM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Most of the time, yes.

    Answer by Fallaya at 11:31 AM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • yes ... because as a pp said , about irritating the skin ... when my sons grandma would babysit she wouldnt wipe him after he peed and hed come home so red! ... i asked her if shed do it she said 'no bc its pointless' ... watever , lol , i do w/ my daughter and did w/ my son

    Answer by tha-hawt-mommie at 11:56 AM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • I always do...just because bacteria can harbor in thier little creases. I know a lot of moms who do not though.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:14 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • I was getting really lazy with this, but I've started to wipe after most pee diapers again. It really is best to wipe them. In fact, I remember when DD was younger and I saw a friend not wipe his daughter's behind after a pee diaper. I was horrified! But then I found myself doing it many months later. LOL

    Answer by MotherofIreland at 11:38 PM on Jun. 10, 2009