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9 Ways To Get Out Of Diaper Duty

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5. Use bribery.



Promise them an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday morning, veto power over what to order for take away tonight or a pony– anything that lets you avoid the smell coming from your child’s general direction.

6. Claim sleep-deprivation induced amnesia.



You were up with the baby so many times last night that you can’t even remember which is the front of the diaper versus the back, and your eyes are too blurry to find the sticky tabs. Repeat overdramatics and pathetic noises until they step in to complete the task for you.

7. Fake a friend emergency.



Remember the days of yore when you had a friend call you twenty minutes into a first date to give you an easy out if the date was a dud? Same concept, only use a predetermined code word to trigger the rescue call via text message, then run upstairs to the bedroom to discuss the latest drama with your mother-in-law.

8. Use the sex card.



No, not for bribery (although if that works for you, no judgment), but as a compliment. Tell your partner watching them care for your baby by changing a diaper makes them sexier to you. Note– they may try to tell you the same thing, in which case you’ll have to resort to a round of rock, paper scissors.

9. Offer to take the next two changes if they take this one.

deal with it


When the time comes for you to start your shift as diaper diva, consult numbers 1-8 on this list.

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