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How often do you check/change your baby's diaper?


Asked by MommyKKay at 5:52 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Not nearly as often as some people, probably. Haha. I can smell my daughter's poop from a mile away, so she gets changed immediately when she's poopy, but as far as pee goes she usually does not need a change for a few hours at a time. I know that I am shocked when she comes home from Grandma's house in one of Grandma's "spare" diapers, after I stuffed the diaper bag full beforehand. How she could need to be changed that often is beyond me! If I change her and the diaper feels light and all but dry, I see it as a waste.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 6:13 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Pretty often. Normally, the dog lets me know as soon as my youngest poops. He never goes more than an hour or so in the same diaper.

    Answer by Courtney610 at 5:55 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I usually checked every time I picked them up. With my oldest girl I changed hers every time she peed pretty much because back then they weren't very absorbent. I didn't change the other two quite as often but certainly if they smelled or it was obvious they were wet.

    Answer by L.A.F.outloud at 7:01 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • depends on the age.... baby's I'd kinda "check" by feel everytime I pick them up ... I gen. do NOT bother a sleeping baby. I could usually smell/tell pretty easily...
    when they are older every couple of hours or so I'd do a check (by hand or if nec. look in)

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 10:07 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • newborns... everytime they need it, or everytime after they feed. Older children at least once an hour!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 9:18 AM on Sep. 13, 2010