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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 520reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My man has never refused to change a diaper. He jumped in there like he has been doing it his whole life. Even the poopy ones. August 8, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I could never get mine to do it at all. I have even tried handing her to him and asking nicely, and said I had to do something else. But that didn't even work. July 30, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by it took me awhile to convince him to change a dirty diaper, the pee ones he was fine with but not poop July 29, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by my husband didnt have an issue at all, as a matter of fact he was the first one to start changing diapers from day one when we were still in the hospital July 14, 2014
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