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To blame everyone else for not warning me?

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HerrenaHarridan Sun 07-Apr-13 22:26:15

Wtf. Why did no one warn me this can happen?

Today I was watching a friends little boy 18mo. I was changing his nappy which was a well spread, thoroughly glued monster poo.

I went through a lot of wipes and had to rub a fair amount to get poo off, especially round the creasy testicle area and once I'd got it all I pulled the final wipe away to discover his penis was standing up!

Surely that shouldn't be possible, he's just a baby?

Please mumsnet, please tell me this has happened to somebody else. Is it just something people don't talk about?

KayHunt Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:21

all the time. Get a nappy on quick though, usually means a wee is coming! grin

HousewifeFromHeaven Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:43


SirBoobAlot Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:47


kotinka Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:49

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UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:49

Boys penis' ALWAYS stand up. Hth

HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:53

I retrained as a massage therapist and was giving my sister a massage. 5yo DN insisted on having one too, so I just rubbed his back a bit. When he got off the massage table he had a stiffy. From my massage. I felt like I'd molested him!

You are not alone.

YouTheCat Sun 07-Apr-13 22:27:58

My ds was constantly pointing at nappy time. It usually meant he was about to pee in my eye.

amiwhatorhow Sun 07-Apr-13 22:28:08

Jesus H. Christ.

I have 2 dc but they're both girls and I would have had no idea!

Wereonourway Sun 07-Apr-13 22:28:42

Ds gets it when he's just woken up, I just close the nappy til it disappears!

You do not want to be in the way when that wee comes

flippinada Sun 07-Apr-13 22:28:59

This is totally normal. In fact its so normal and unremarkable I'm wondering why you are shocked.

amiwhatorhow Sun 07-Apr-13 22:30:46

Oh, shove off flippinada.

Some of us haven't spent a single moment of our lives thinking about what happens to a baby boy's penis during a nappy change so it would come as a surprise.

flippinada Sun 07-Apr-13 22:30:56

Have I just wandered into a parallel universe or something?

HerrenaHarridan Sun 07-Apr-13 22:32:34

Thank fuck for that! I was mortified, I've never done the tabs up on a nappy so fast in all my life!

I had no idea, I thought that happened as part of puberty!

I was an only child and before having 1 dd had only changed a girl nappy.

flippinada Sun 07-Apr-13 22:34:02

No, I won't shove off thanks.

Why would you be offended or shocked by something entirely natural?

I am genuinely surprised as this sort of thing is standard in baby books.

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Apr-13 22:34:08

I have 3 boys and I must admit the first time it happened with DS1 (he was a few days old) it did make me wonder why I'd never heard of it happening before?!

It's totally natural though...just the blood rushing to it, especially with a change in temperature - ie a nappy being taken off.

A bit like how we get stiff nipples really.

kotinka Sun 07-Apr-13 22:34:31

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flaminhoopsaloolah Sun 07-Apr-13 22:34:34

Lol, usually best to take cover before you get peed on!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sun 07-Apr-13 22:35:18

How old is your dd, OP? Only the masturbatory habits of toddlers are often discussed here! grin

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Apr-13 22:35:37

flippinada the OP is shocked, not offended.

She's shocked because she had absolutely no idea this happens

And why would she, given that she's never experienced it or hear of it before?

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Apr-13 22:36:16


YouTheCat Sun 07-Apr-13 22:36:18

I read plenty of really crap baby books and not one mentioned baby boys having erections.

Not having had any experience of babies at all, ds's nappy changes were a bit of a surprise, as was the getting peed on.

kotinka Sun 07-Apr-13 22:36:22

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MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 07-Apr-13 22:37:27

Baby books? Who reads those?

yyy OP, good job you got the nappy back on, sure sign he was about to pee at you.

amiwhatorhow Sun 07-Apr-13 22:37:43

Gosh you are very indignant flippinada.

'offended' 'parallel universe' if anyone is making a song and dance about it it's you, not the OP.

Or can't you recognise a pretty lighthearted thread when you see one?

<solemn face>

Shall I throw in a passive-aggressive 'genuinely puzzled' too?

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