New Mom Secrets: I Let My Baby Wear a Dirty Diaper

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don't change dirty diaperIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"I don't change my baby's diaper during the night—I'm too tired. In the morning it's always filled with pee or poop, or both. He's getting an awful diaper rash, but I lied to the pediatrician saying I didn't know why his bum was all red. Sometimes if he cries a lot, my boyfriend will change his diaper while I pretend to be asleep." —anonymous

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Is it okay to let your baby sleep in a soiled diaper at night so you can catch some zzz's?

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We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

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nonmember avatar Anon

Ok hunnie im pretty lazy and really dont do nothing and im pregnant with my 3rd child him being almost nine months and im 33weeks pregnant and im not being critical or trying to offend you but you did ask for opinions and everybodys entiteled to one soooo it is very wrong for you to let your baby sit in pee or poop i know how exhausting mother hood is not to mention i have and 8yr old but i dont care what time it is sleepin not if my kid has a dirty diaper its gettin changed and he still gets rashes i can only imagine how i would feel i get sooo mad at my boyfriend cause he does when im out and i come home notice my poor babys bum hasnt been changed well goodluck hun hope you gotten rest

nov17... nov172012

OMG if you wanted your precious sleep then why did you have kids!! our kids didnt ask to be put on this earth we decided to have them get aff your lazy ass and take care of him or her or give him or her to someone who really want to be a parent and will take care of them in the middle of the night

Niki Whitman

Thats actually child negelct...your baby is a baby ONCE. Be a grown woman and deal with it. If you are this bad now, what else will it be later???

Carla White

Laziness. I feel sorry for that baby. 


 

happi... happinessforyou

If the baby has diaper rash THIS badly-


A. Your Ped. knows it's because you are lazy.


B. If your boyfriend is ignoring it and you are ignoring it= you both SUCK!!! 

fairy... fairymom82

So you all post a child abuse confession? Thats sick and the info needs to be turned over to the cops, IP address, internet user name and every detail possible. This lady is a sick neglectful twat who deserves jail time.

nonmember avatar allison

maybe your dumbass shouldnt of gotten pregnant if your too damn lazy to get your fat ass up and change the babies diaper boo hoo im tired fuck you that baby tired of you

Chelsea Sowers Smith

How old is this baby? If she's not waking up to change it, she's probably not waking up to feed it either. Lazy parenting at it's worst.

Caitlin Vazquez

I can say now, as the mother of a four and a half year old and a two week old, I am dead tired all the time. Between breastfeeding, diaper changes, cooking, cleaning, and making sure my four year old isn't left out of the loop, I don't get naps, yet my daughter's bum is kept clean and dry, by me and only me, at all hours of the day.. Grow up. It isn't about you any more. 

nonmember avatar Kayt

When my son was tiny and in a cosleeper, I couldn't sleep while he cried, not at all. I would roll over, change him, and go back to sleep. Don't get me wrong. I didn't pick my son up, walk around bouncing and talking to him each time he stirred. If he needed a diaper I rolled over, fed or changed him. And went back to sleep. I wouldn't always get up, I almost never burped him at night because it did no good anyway (you could burp him for an hour, nothing would happen until he was ready, he'd typically burp just lying there on his back)... But letting your kid lie in a soiled diaper all night? Don't get me wrong.ll didn't change every single diaper after the tiniest of puddles... But my son NEVER sat in a crappy diaper that I was aware of. NEVER.

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