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Hair Danger During Diaper Changing

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Diaper Danger

I always assumed that changing a boy's diaper would be so much easier than that of a girl. In reality, they are equally challenging. Boys can make a golden mess of their room in seconds while girls are prone to urinary tract infections if you wipe the wrong way.

There's one small danger that can present itself when mommy changes her son's diaper in particular — stray hairs! Be careful not to let one of your hairs, which seem to fall out in clumps postpartum, drop into the diaper area. I've heard horror stories of moms who weren't paying attention and nearly cut off the circulation to their baby's penis! If you're blond, be extra careful since you might not even see it.
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bugsbrat bugsbrat 8 years
omg! who knew??? as if new moms didn't already have enough to worry about!
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I never would have thought about that. Thank goodness I didn't have that problem with my boy.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
this happened to my friend's baby while with the nanny - scary!
starlotus713 starlotus713 8 years
As if new moms didn't have enough to fret about...good thing I have dark hair I guess because it gets EVERYWHERE.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
This happened to my brothers toe when he was a little baby. Now any time my son is freaking out for no apparent reason I strip him down to look for hairs.
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
that's really scary...poor babies. I just sent this link to my sister since she's about to have a baby boy :)
ELLEHUDSON ELLEHUDSON 8 years
I might be a little insensitive.. but that seems like a stretch! I mean be it's good to take precausions, but hairs.. cutting of the circulation to their penises? Hm..
Moms Moms 8 years
Wow — I've never heard of this. Luckily, it never happened to my son.
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