Channing Tatum: I May Need Diaper Lessons

02/01/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Channing Tatum Side Effects Diapering Lesson
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First time dad-to-be Channing Tatum is already in baby mode — studying books and watching documentaries.

But there’s one thing he’s still lacking: mastering the art of diapering.

“I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning,” Tatum, 32, tells PEOPLE at Thursday’s New York premiere of his new movie Side Effects, presented by the Cinema Society and Michael Kors.

“I don’t have friends who have kids, so it’s going to be an interesting experience to learn how to change a diaper. I hope I don’t have any problems where the diaper falls off and the baby poops on the ground,” says PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, whose baby with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 32, is due this summer.

“But once the baby is born, I’ll definitely do the diaper changing. If it means touching the poop and getting peed on, I’ll still do it. I’m up for the challenge.”

Something the Magic Mike star has mastered is keeping his pregnant wife relaxed and happy.

“Oh man, I’m not even getting into what I do to pamper Jenna. I’m doing anything that she asks for,” he explains. “She jokes to me all the time by saying, ‘If I feel good, then the baby feels good’ or ‘If I’m happy, then the baby is happy.’ And I’m like, ‘That is such an urban myth. You’re just saying that to get me to do everything for you.'”

“I know it’s probably true, but I like to joke about it and she hates it. I’ll go to the store to pick up shakes or give her 1000 foot rubs. A foot rub now through the nine months if I have to, just to keep her happy and comfortable.”

— Paul Chi

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News , Parenting

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amanda on

good for you ! good luck with your little one , sounds like your gonna have alot of fun! 🙂

Tam on

Jenna is one lucky lady! I hope my husband pampers me when I’m pregnant.

Bridgette on

Lucky lady!!

Anonymous on

Sweetest article ever!

Anonymous on

Oh, and Channing, on the off-chance that you’re reading this (I know he most likely isn’t, before anyone jumps on me!), don’t worry sweat it about the diapers. The nurses generally teach you how to change them in the hospital! 🙂

Kelly on

Since he’s already a great husband, sounds like he’s on track to be a great dad!

sat on

Now that’s a good boy!!

Sharon on

Aaaw, how sweet!! Dont worry, Channing, after a few days you’ll be changing diapers in your sleep 😉

Anonymous on

If you have a boy, you will most definitely get peed on, Channing! Baby boys love to do that! 😉

Lauren on

I am so excited for them to have a baby. They are such a cute couple and bet their baby will be as well!