(Closed) Change wet diaper or leave it?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you change wet diaper or leave it on
    CHANGE : (216 votes)
    97 %
    LEAVE : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee

    Always change! Isn’t that how babies get diaper rash?

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    @Daisys4U: Your MIL sounds like a nut job. Follow your instincts and don’t listen to her.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would never piss myself and then continue to sit in it. Why would I do that to my child? I don’t know, maybe this a normal thing but I’ve never heard of it before. That has to be unsanitary. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t have kids, but I personally think your MIL is freaking nutso. Next time she tells you that, tell her to go wrap a towel around her ass, take a shit, and sit in it for an hour.

    ETA: sorry, don’t mean to sound like such a psycho bitch. I just finished reading that ashley madison article and my blood is still boiling :/

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    That’s so bizarre! I would never make my child sit in a dirty diaper, (wet or otherwise) and continue eating supper. The next time your MIL barks an order at you, just smile and say thanks for the advice but I’d   rather do this that or the other thing. You will probably want to say something sooner rather than later to her, or it could be a recurring issue. If you have a problem with her grandparenting, than simply don’t have her babysit.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Ya…change.

    Urine causes skin breakdown, and quite frankly, who would want to sit in it? 

    And poop…???  Why WOULDN’T you want to be changed?

    Weird weird weird.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee

    I have 3 little brothers, 2 nephews and a niece so I’ve changed enough diapers in my day. With a wet diaper I think it is what ever your comfortable or uncomfortable with. If you don’t happen to notice your baby has wet himself and he’s in it for a half hour or hour at the max it’s not awful. If it is a tiny bit sometimes it feels like a waste so I just go by my own judgment on when I feel the baby needs to be changed. If the diaper is wet enough where it is squishy it must be changed ASAP. I always worry about diaper rash so that is why I think like that.

    In terms of a poopy diaper I think it is crazy for her to tell you what to do and to tell you you cannot change your own baby. If they baby has pooped then it is time for a diaper change. Period. Now is the time for you to set boundaries and expectations with your MIL. You cannot let her control how you care for your child and you need to let her know that you have expectations and she needs to follow those. If she does not she hasn’t earned the privileged of caring for your child. I wouldn’t ever let her speak to me like that or tell me I cannot leave the table. You are a grown ass woman and you don’t need to be told to stay. Your not her damn dog.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    @MsBrooklynA: I agree verbatim with everything you just said.

    And, umm, not to mention, a poopy diaper reeks, and who wants to smell that at the dinner table?

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @MsBrooklynA: I agree as well. A wet diaper may get a pass depending on how wet it is and if the baby is crying b/c of the wetness. Some babies have more sensitive skin than others. I know about the only time my child cried when she was a baby was when she needed a diaper change. 

    Set boundaries now and don’t let your MIL make you feel bad. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    A good thing to do, is to set boundaries early. My FMIL treats my children differently than she treats her other son’s child. Not in a bad way, it’s just that I am a more strict parent and when I say something I mean it, and my kids know that. My FBIL is more carefree, and kind of lets his kid do whatever. My FMIL knows what I will and will not tolerate and just kind of mimics my parenting style when I’m not around, making me feel that much more comfortable leaving my kids with her. But after my first child was born, I did have to set ground rules so that we were all on the same page. I hope everything gets sorted out!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOUR MIL?!

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