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Mommy's Lil Helper: Wet Diaper

Mommy's Lil Helper: Wet Diaper

As a new mom, I was told that my baby should be peeing no less than six to eight times a day and pooping at least twice. Because I was nursing, I really couldn't tell how much she was taking in so I was dependent on her wet diapers to tell me.

My husband and I couldn't tell so we got nervous when she had to go in for a weight check two days later. We confessed to the doctor and she let us in on a lil secret: Put a cotton ball or a piece of tissue in the diaper and if that gets wet then you will know. Disposable diapers are so absorbent that sometimes you can't tell. So unless you are a green mama and use cloth diapers (good for you), put this trick up your sleeve.

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amybtvco amybtvco 8 years
This is a great trick. There is so much to worry about with a new baby that little pointers like this can be lifesavers.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
With little bitty newborns, it can definitely be hard to tell sometimes! Great tip!
babysugar babysugar 8 years
I tried weighing, feeling, and pretty much everything else. When they are only peeing about an ounce when they are newborns I found it was still hard to tell, which is why this trick was so great for us.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I've never had a problem knowing if a baby's diaper is wet or not. Like Death of marat said ... just feel the weight - diapers are basically weightless when dry.
death-of-marat death-of-marat 8 years
wtf all you do is feel the weight of the diaper!
lorioz lorioz 8 years
What a great idea! Thanks for the tip!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 8 years
I did that will all 3 of my babies.
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