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4 Ways to Get Dad to Do Diapers (Hint: Start Now!)

Worried you have a diaper-duty dodger on your hands? Try our foolproof guide to getting Dad to do his fair share. Because you’re in this together—for better or for poop.
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1. Practice, practice, practice. Even if you tried diapering at a birth-prep class, keep it up at home. Grab a baby doll, dipes and wipes, and make a date out of it. Maybe it’s not quite as fun as going to the movies, but we promise you’ll be giggling before you know it.

2. Discuss doodie duty. It’s smart to talk about diapering expectations during pregnancy so you and Dad are on the same page before junior arrives. As you practice diapering, you could say something funny but pointed like, “Honey, I’m going to be counting on you to help with diapers—you know, until the baby’s in college. You’re in, right?”

3. Get him a cool Dad bag. “I bought my husband a very hip-but-manly diaper bag: black leather, sleek, no teddy bears or pastels anywhere. I packed it with necessities and gave it to him about a month before our son was born,” says Nina Johnson, a mom of two from Durango, Colorado. “It did the trick. He was proud to carry it around and actually put it to use.” Yes, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, and it sends a clear message: “You’ll be changing diapers too, Daddio.”

4. Let him know that Dads who diaper are sexy. Seriously! Watching your guy diaper your newborn will show you a whole other amazing side of him, and mentioning that can help him get past any lingering hesitations. He’ll be happy, you’ll be happy—everyone wins.

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 524reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 my husband always changes our childs diapers especially the messy ones so no problem there August 30, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My husband has never REFUSED to change a diaper, wether it's our daughters or nieces or nephews. August 27, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by All dads should do diapers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not a womans job onlyIts silly to think...both people are parents August 24, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I found that just talking about our expectations of each other when it came to baby care helped, as well as guiding him and preparing his manly diaper bag helps him feel more at ease when taking baby on the go and being on diaper duty. August 19, 2014
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