Post # 1
So, I work in childcare and I don’t think anyone I work with wipes the babies/toddlers if they have only peed in their diaper. Maybe this is just a time saver since there are so many to be changed in a daycare and people do it differently at home? I am curious to see what most people do when it comes to pee only diapers.
Post # 2
Well, I don’t work in childcare, nor am I a parent, but I’ve been around tons of kids. It’s the norm among my close family and friends to wipe with every diaper change. I’ve observed people not wiping their child after just a pee pee though. I don’t really like the thought of not wiping a child after you change a diaper. It seems a little unhygienic.
Post # 3
It’s not just a time saver, diapers are so absorbent nowadays that it’s often not necessary to use a wipe if a baby has just peed and the skin is dry. Sometimes it’s the wipes that irritate baby’s skin more than urine.
Post # 4
It’s not unhygienic at all, urine is sterile and diapers are great at wicking away moisture. If a baby is being changed at regular intervals and not being left in a soaking wet diaper then it’s totally safe.
Post # 5
When I worked in childcare or babysat I would wipe after pee, now that I have my own baby (5 months old) I only wipe him after a poop. I read that you don’t need to, and it seems just fine not to.
Post # 6
PP is right. Using wipes every time can actually cause more irritation and diaper rash. I took one of those baby-care classes, and the instructor told us this.
Post # 7
I work in childcare with infants. We wipe at every change. Our kids smell like pee otherwise.
Post # 8
I only wipe for poops. I find that wiping is irritating to my baby’s bottom (despite using sensitive, fragrance-free, etc. wipes), so I really try not to wipe her after just pee.
Post # 9
I only wipe my daughter for poops and when the diaper is super full (eg in the morning). pee is sterile and the diapers wick away moisture incredibly well.
adults wipe urine to dry not to cleanse so if baby is dry I see no reason to use a wet wipe. The only diaper rash my daughter has gotten was yeast from being on antibiotics.
Post # 10
I would just like to clarify a common mistake. Urine is sterile INSIDE the body only. Once it leaves the body, it is no longer sterile.
Post # 11
urine is acidic and a child should be wiped thoroughly everytime they wet to avoid skin irritation
ETA: if you find that wipes cause irritation, you should try a new brand or just use a soft washcloth moistened in plain water.
Post # 12
Not a mom, and not in chidcare, but I have babysat a lot, and nannied (as in took care of 24/7) my moms ex bfs kids. I only wiped for big pees. Like first diaper change in the morning and after naps.
Edit: I did used to pat down after pees though. Not wipe, but just took TP and patted the area gently.
Post # 13
I wipe only after large pees, first nappy change of the morning and after poos.
However we live in a very humid country and my baby is bathed twice a day (it’s necessary here).
My baby is purely breast fed and her urine is quite dilute.
Post # 14
I have been a nanny as well as a special needs worker.
Every single time I changed a diaper, I wiped whomever I was changing.
Anything less seems rather gross to me.
Post # 15
I wipe my baby and than I use a wash cloth to dry off the area so he doesn’t get a rash. I do this for every diaper change unless I’m not at home than I just wipe him. Sometimes I add a little diaper cream to his behind.