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At this past Christmas get together, the Hubs and I were having an insightful conversation with the other newborn parents in our family. One such topic was about the numerous pee showers that our dear son has bestowed upon us, especially in the wee hours of the morning.
Laughter commenced, and then suddenly our cousin’s face became very serious. He was about to gift us with wisdom that has been passed down through generations of his family.
A method to avoiding baby boy’s pee spray.
Dear reader, we can confirm that we have tried this technique, and have since thwarted many an attempt at unnecessary clothes changes by our dear son – without the need of these peepee teepees or any such device. All you need is the dirty diaper that’s still on.
How can this be? Here’s the secret to avoid getting peed on…
1) Unlatch the diaper tabs.
2) Open the diaper up slightly.
3) Gently blow on baby boy’s belly.
4) Watch for any action. If he doesn’t spray the first time, try Step 3 a couple more times. Wait a few seconds, sometimes the pee reflex is delayed.
5) Once the peeing is completed, change diaper. We still place one of these cloth diapers on top of the fire hose just in case, but so far there hasn’t been a followup spray. If he didn’t pee with the steps above and sufficient time has passed, it’s usually pretty safe to change his diaper. However, I recommend to continue to take precautionary measures just in case, since there’s no guarantees.
And there you have it! There will be battles, but hopefully getting peed on will no longer be one of them! 🙂