It’s October 2014. My husband, I and baby are in Changchun at my cousin-in-law’s place. His wife watches us change diapers. Before we put on a clean diaper, she says: “Wait a while. Let his pee-pee get some air.”
She then goes on: “Do you always have him wear diapers?” After a yes, she says: “Why don’t you try crotchless baby pants? We have some at home. I’ll get you one. Diapers are bad for his pee-pee. It might start to rot and fall off.”
Side note: Unlike the same sounding word in many languages like English, German, Turkish and other, the Chinese term “pipi” (屁屁 pìpì) doesn’t describe a child’s penis, but the bottom (屁股 pìgu).
Has anyone ever told you that diapers are bad for your baby? I’d love to read your comments.