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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 570reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 i really just found out that all i had to do is ask. February 28, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by 1kid was a girl he.want nothing to do on changing. 2nd kid is a boy he never fights me on changing him. Dont no if its cuz we r older that he dont care r if he just did not feel ok with.changing a girl. Lolhe is now a super daddy.. February 22, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Great article!! Maybe I can get him to change the next one! Thanks huggies!! February 13, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Even after reading this to him, my hubby still refuses to change our daughters diapers. He is too afraid he will do it wrong, or end up with poop! February 12, 2015
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