Parental Guidance

Parental guidance: Willie and Megan's 3 best tips for handling diaper explosions

July 3, 2014 at 7:07 AM ET

It’s definitely not pretty. It’s downright messy. I’m talking about the dreaded LEAKY DIAPER! Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, you almost certainly have been or will be pooped or peed on by your very own child. The first time is the worst because it not only catches you totally off-guard, but it leaves you feeling vulnerable, flustered and not to mention quite smelly. (TIP: Always bring hand sanitizer!)

Changing a diaper is a badge of honor. And it’s safe to say that most parents have encountered this dirty “leaking” dilemma at one time or another. Trust me, I know. I was sitting in a crowded playground changing my newborn daughter's diaper when BAM, she hit me out of nowhere. And it wasn’t a small explosion. (TIP: Always bring a change of clothes for you and your little one!) The sad part was this was my second child and I should have known better than to leave her exposed (rookie move!). Well, I laughed it off and my husband thought it was so amazing that he decided to take a pic to capture the moment. Ewww! (Scroll down for the photographic evidence in all its glory.)

So whether your little one is in teeny tiny newborn diapers or running around in big girl/boy pull-ups, Willie and I tackle the dirty dilemma of the LEAKY DIAPERS in the latest episode of our TODAY.com original series, Parental Guidance. On average, a parent will change roughly ten diapers a day per child. That’s a lot of pee and poop! And there’s nothing worse than you or your little one losing sleep over a leaky diaper. (TIP: Tighter doesn’t always mean better with a diaper.) So if you are at your wits' end and need some simple solutions to keep it clean below the baby belt, then we have some tips for you.

Video: In the latest installment of “Parental Guidance,” Willie Geist and Megan Colarossi discuss tips for preventing the dreaded diaper leak.

Now Willie and I are parents just like you, and while we think we have some pretty good ideas, we certainly don’t have all the answers…WE WANT YOUR HELP! 

Tell us what’s driving you nuts and making you lose sleep at night. Better yet, send us any tricks you might have up your parental sleeves. As we all know, being a parent is the toughest job in the world, but it’s totally worth the wild ride especially when we get a little help from a friend!

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Oh yeah, this is happening. When you encounter a diaper explosion of this magnitude in public, sometimes all you can do is laugh.
Megan Colarossi
Oh, you need a new diaper, sweetie? No problem, I'll just change you right here on this park b-- AAAH MY GOD, IT'S ALL OVER ME!! When you encounter a diaper explosion of this magnitude in public, sometimes all you can do is laugh.


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