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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Boys Pee

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Boys Pee

Everybody pees, but baby boys pee more. Or, at least it seems that way. Maybe because they can't control the urine and it doesn't just run down their legs, but shoots across the changing table, up in the air and sprays the unsuspecting.

It doesn't matter if they catch a draft while you're changing their diaper or if they're just getting in or out of the tub — the shower begins. And, it pays no attention to the fact that you just put them in a fresh diaper, are in an incredibly long line at Costco, or having a conversation with someone that you've run into on the street and can feel your sweatshirt being to saturate.

My son has peed around his diaper so many times, it doesn't faze me anymore. I say around because I don't mean through, though that also happens on occasion. Often times, I rush to the car or a public restroom to find that his diaper is completely dry! And, no matter how carefully I pull the diaper tabs so the sides overlap, my lil houdini still manages to make it escape.


MonkiChriz MonkiChriz 7 years
I doubt that the tee pee thing works. I found a cap to cover my kid's wee wee (1 month) and it kept falling off with all the moving while wiping and putting on petroleum jelly and changing. I will, however, try the "facing down technique" and using a cloth. My usually-zenlike husband got really frustrated that we had to change our kid's blanket and pj's for the zillionth time today. Btw, I vote for Pampers and Target brand diapers. Luvs sucks.
bushra bushra 9 years
wingedkiare: it might the size of the diaper you're using. my three month old boy had a few crazy days but he seems to be behaving himself now.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I always use diapers a size up from what fits, and almost never had this problem with either my boy or girl.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
My son never 'shoots' at me :lol: I'm pretty lucky that way, he will hold it in until I put on a new diaper, then a second later, the new diaper is WET that I have to change him again. By the way, speaking of boys, does anyone have boys who kind of enjoy playing with their penis? I mean, my son is getting to be like that now... :sigh:
ylatan ylatan 9 years
I used cloth diapers and that never happened. it's worth a shot. cloth diapers are cute!
wingedkiare wingedkiare 9 years
It shocks me how easily my boys can pee around the top of a diaper, even when they're tucked down, and the diapers are on tight. The newest manages to pee out of the back of his diaper, which I still can't figure out how he manages to do that.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't have daughters, but girls I've babysat have peed as well. It just generally drips onto the table/changing pad. It's not unheard of for a girl to pee up, though.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I'm with Greggie, while the peepee teepee sounds and looks cute it's just one more mess ;-) With my first son I would undo his diaper, lift it up so he got that cool breeze and then just set it back down on top while I got everything organized. Is this something that little girls do too but it's just not as big of a production because it doesn't fly everywhere?
Greggie Greggie 9 years
There was a link to the PeePee TeePee here last week. :) I personally think it's useless and it flies off with a good stream of urine anyway. I just cover the spot with a burp cloth or something.
the-kiki the-kiki 9 years
There is a really cute product you can buy called a Pee-pee Teepee, which is basically a decorated little cone to place over your son while changing him. It at least keeps you from getting it in the face!
Lovaajn Lovaajn 9 years
Well, speaking of the prolific advice of "always keep your mouth closed when changing a boy," reminds me of when I was changing my newborn infant brother when I was 10. My mom found that I was a pretty competent 10 year old, and would frequently have my help out and watch after the baby. When he was a few months old, I was changing his diaper, and saying, "Hi Andy! Hi Andy!" with my mouth wide open, in the attempt to make him laugh. Needless to say, Ol' Facefull hit me right in the mouth. And it wasn't pleasant. My mother just sat there, in tears, laughing. To this day, my brother still finds that to be the greatest thing that he has done in his life! I'm expecting that to change once he gets past the age of 15...or, starts to learn the deeper, darker side (gross!!!!!) Never again....never, ever again...
bushra bushra 9 years
Greggie, re your first comment, i learnt that in week 1 lol
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Don't recall having this problem with my son but I do recall an important tip the midwife gave me when he was first born: "Always keep your mouth closed when changing a boy." :D
Greggie Greggie 9 years
There's also "inserts" you can use, especially for overnight. They look like big sanitary napkins. *lol* Target and Walmart have them, although I can't remember brands or anything. They don't help the poop explosions, but they were great on pee for us.
KerryG KerryG 9 years
Drewsfan, I had the same problem with my daughter when she was younger. Never did find an infallible diaper, but once she started eating solids it got better because it wasn't so, er, squirty anymore.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
It's been so long I nearly forgot about all this! I was such a young mom the first time around I didn't really know about how they pee when you take off their diaper. I remember in the early days there was a few times where I would change him only to find his face was wet after all was said and done. After two times of this I watched really closely and about the time I would reach down for the fresh diaper he would pee in a little arc that went right over my hand that was holding his belly and get himself in the face. Poor little guy. luckily I wised up and kept that thing covered at all times ;-) I believe I did the tuck down thing too to keep him from wetting "up". Perfect timing for this as my next is going to be a boy too :-)
Drewsfan Drewsfan 9 years
We have a bigger problem with #2 excaping up his tiny back! It seems like every diaper we try, no matter how tight, always gives us this problem. Pampers work the best, but we still have this problem every once in awhile!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
"Tucking" always took care of this for me. If the point of the penis is pointed upward, they're going to pee out the top of their diaper no matter what. If it's tucked down, I never had a problem.
lollypoppers lollypoppers 9 years
have you tried different diaper brands?
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