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Newborn Soaking Clothes When Pees

Hi. I have a 1 1/2 week old newborn son that has been circumcized. My problem is that when he pees, he constantly soaks his clothes along with anything else that he is on. Is there a way to contain the pee in the diaper? We currently are using newborn size huggies with the umbilical cord cut out. He was 9lbs at birth and 22 inches long, so I just don't know if the diapers are too small, if the gauze is getting in the way of containing the pee or what. I had a girl before, so I didn't have to deal with this. Any of you moms ever dealt with this and what did you do? Thanks for any help you can give.

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We tried the size one diapers last night and it worked! I also started pointing his penis downward and that helped! I didn't want to start doing that until he healed up from his circ. Thank you all for helping with this. I really did not have a clue as to what to do. From now on though, we'll be using a size bigger diaper from what the chart says. Thanks again!!

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Wow! He's a big boy! You could probly benefit from the larger ones, but the main prob is the direction his doodad is facing when he goes. I've heard the trick is to tuck it down when changing him. :]

Gotta poke it down.. literally push the tip down or he'll continue to pee on everything.. it pops up when he pees!

I had a son that weighed 9lb and 15 oz when he was born . We did't use newborn anything He wore size1 diapers when he was born and 6 month clothing. I can very well sympathize with what you are going through.

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Our baby boy was nearly 9 pounds also and I had the best results with Pampers for Boys. Nothing else seemed to work as well and would have leaks. Congratulations!

I know this may sound silly, but you have to make sure you point "it" down.

J. if all else fails you may want to consider absorband pads they are about 24 x 36 and are easy to use.

Good Luck and God Bless

I'm not sure if you are trying this yet or not but I had the same problem with my first son. It wasn't until he was a month and a half that I asked my cousin because she was the only one around me with a little boy. Make sure you are pointing it down! Right before you close up the diaper just point it towards his feet and then close up the diaper. Should help right away!

Hi J.. I had this same problem when my son was born. Because I had two girls and had no idea when it came to boys, I had to call a cousin to help me out with this. I first thought maybe it was the diapers. Apparently, I had his little (bing-bing) pointed in the wrong direction. If it lays pointing upward, his clothes will get wet everytime he goes. She told me to point it downward. I know it looks uncomfortable but it isn't and you'll find that your son's clothes will remain dry. Good luck and God bless.

Whenever my daughter started wetting through her diapers, I had to switch to the next size up. She would pee a lot each time, and it would be too much for the smaller diaper to contain.

Switch to size ones for sure. That will definitely help. Those diapers are too small very quickly even if he is still at the correct weight. The circumcision is not the problem. Good luck

I'll just repeat the advice I see you already got. Make sure he is pointing down when you put on the diaper. Someone mentioned this to me before I had a boy, and I didn't have a problem. I don't think the circumcision and gauze have anything to do with it. I didn't have trouble with that and both my boys are circumsized. I would also suggest trying the larger size diapers. The larger the diaper, the more they hold, so as long as they are not so large they are too loose, they will work better.
Good luck. :) Just wait until the day he pees on you or on his own head when his diaper is off. (speaking from experience here). LOL

I would sugest trying different diapes. They all fit differently. I would try luvs or pampers as they do fit better on newborns. Also make sure his private part is facing down when youput the diaper on. That will help some. Some babies just pee more than others. Try getting the plastic underware to go over the diapers. That will help some. I hope this helps out.

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My 9 lb son never wore newborn diapers. I would go up to size 1. You may also need to try different brands. With my son and oldest daughter the only brand that didn't leak was Luvs. My youngest daughter can wear Huggies, Pampers, and Kirkland.

Good Luck. I know how you feel my oldest two were 2 1/2 years apart.


same response here, one boy, one girl. the pointing down hasn't been a big problem for us, but we were never able to use the huggies diapers with either one of them, and they're 10 years apart. pampers swaddlers worked like a charm though, any pampers actually. also, we normally move him up way before the end of the weight limit runs out to avoid any overflowing too. we did recently try the new huggies natural diapers and didn't have a problem with them, but they still wouldn't make it thru the night. if all else fails, pampers has a new night time type diaper that is supposed to be for overnight, long trips, etc, but they would be great for you if none of the other suggestions work. good luck.

I had the same problem with my son. He was 8 pounds 6 oz and 22 1/2 inches. We ended up shopping around for a different brand of diapers that worked. We ended up with Pampers Swaddlers.
Just shop around for a diaper that works for him. That seemed to work for us.
Good Luck!

we had the same problem and when we asked a mom of 2 boys she suggested we make sure to point his "stuff" down with each diaper change. it seemed to work with our 2 boys. before, our first was always soaking the side/back of his outfit. hope it helps. cheaper than buying a bunch of new diapers, etc. at least!

I had a son that weighed 9lb and 15 oz when he was born . We did't use newborn anything He wore size1 diapers when he was born and 6 month clothing. I can very well sympathize with what you are going through.

AT 9 pounds, you might want to up to the next size diaper. He's probably "outgrown" the newborn size.

My son didn't do well with newborn Huggies either and I've heard friends of mine who had boys say their sons leaked out of newborn Huggies too. All of our boys did better with newborn or size 1 Pampers. We didn't have to use any gauze with our son either, just squeezed out the petroleum jelly (out of the tube) and closed up the diaper.

Try Pampers Swaddlers. They seemed to fit tighter for our son and worked great.

We also folded down the top, and while my 8 pound, 4 ounce daughter did wear newborn diapers, neither my 10 1/2 pound daughter, nor my 9 lb, 6 oz son wore them once they got out of the hospital - they just weren't newborn size! =)

Wow! He's a big boy! You could probly benefit from the larger ones, but the main prob is the direction his doodad is facing when he goes. I've heard the trick is to tuck it down when changing him. :]

My son is 10 now and we don't have to deal with diapers any more thank god, but when he was born he was 9 lbs and 22 inches long. When he came home from the hospital I put a newborn diaper on him and he pooped right out of the back of it. I decided then we needed more diaper coverage! So I went from newborn to size one and folded the front down until his belly button fell off. From then on I never used the size chart on the diaper package, I always went one size up from the size he on the package he would have been in. The other reason I always went one size up is because I could pull the diaper up higher in the front and still have enough coverage in the back. Making the diaper higher in the front helps keep the pee from flowing over. Plus with the diaper a little bigger and having to put it higher around the tummy you have enough diaper to make the tabs closer together w/o making the diaper to tight around his tummy. The only thing is if he has skinny leggs it can leak there if the diaper is to big. My son had full enough leggs going a size up was not a problem. If your little guy has to little of leggs to go up a size then maybe just try changing him more often and pulling it up higher in the front.

Good luck with the pee pee over flow and enjoy your little guy!

I do believe he needs the next size up!

Welcome to the wonderful world of little boys, lol. There are a couple of different things you can do that might help. My youngest did the same thing, and it was frustrating at first. One thing you can do is change diaper brands. Some are more absorbant than others, and whatever you do, DO NOT buy the cheap walmart knock-off diapers, they are really the least absorbant of all. We had pretty good luck with pampers, and we didn't cut a spot out for the ubilical cord, we just folded the front down with the flap on the inside, that seemed to help some. The other thing you can do, is make sure that his 'winky' isn't pointing in a funny direction that would cause him to pee towards one of the leg holes where he can quickly pee out the diaper and soak everything. You might also go up a diaper size too. One size doesn't fit all, every, even when they're newborns. That's why there's more than one size, thank god! I hope this helps and I wish you luck! Have a great day.

Gotta poke it down.. literally push the tip down or he'll continue to pee on everything.. it pops up when he pees!

Hey! I had the same problem with my big boys (first one was a 9 pounder too). We started using size 1 Huggies and didn't have any problems after that. Congratulations on your growing family! I hope you get some much needed rest soon!

I would use size 1 diapers with the top folded over instead of NB, and make sure his little guy is facing downward instead of toward the top of the diaper. I don't think it has anything to do with the gauze because I have two boys who were circumsized and as long as we used the size 1 diapers we had no trouble.

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