Channing Tatum Has Mastered the Art of Diaper Changing

06/08/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Channing Tatum
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Channing Tatum is a man of many talents.

He can dance, wield a gun and do his own stunt work. But can he change a diaper?

Before the birth of his daughter, Everly, last year, the actor told PEOPLE, “I have never changed a diaper before, so I may need some help learning. I hope I don’t have any problems where the diaper falls off and the baby poops on the ground.”

But now that Everly just celebrated her first birthday, the doting dad says he has mastered the tasks.

“I’m solid at changing a diaper now,” Tatum, 34, proudly told PEOPLE at the 22 Jump Street press day on Thursday.

“If a guy isn’t good at changing a diaper, I don’t know what he’s there for, really, ’cause they’re not there for the first seven months for any other reason than to do that because the mom is the end-all, be-all of everything.”

Not that the very active little girl makes things easy for her father.

“My daughter does not like sitting still, and I can do the whole thing while she’s crawling, standing up,” he said. “I’m pretty solid at it!”

Although he’s a pro at diaper duty, the Jupiter Ascending star also admits to some accidents with Everly that may involve flying food or spit-up.

“There’s always mishaps,” he said with a laugh. “The whole day is just a big old mishap, but I find it really fun. It’s always a different thing everyday.”

After making four movies back-to-back, Tatum plans to take it easy this year. He’s currently writing the sequel to Magic Mike, but will mainly devote his time to wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Everly.

“I want to slow down and don’t want to miss my child’s first 10 years of her life,” he said. “So it’s going to be nice to spend more time with the family.”

— Paul Chi

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Matthew on

WOW, a so called star actually did something everyone else does without the media praising them for it. Alert the media, I just farted!!!!!

scrappypupp on

this is so stupid! I had 4 kids in 35 months, that means for a few years I had 3 of them in diapers. You want to see a man who is “solid” on diaper changing come watch my husband!!!

Meredith on

Matthew why do you come to this site if you resent celebrities and the way they are handled by the media? Are you lost?

Eh on

Don’t get his appeal AT ALL. I think he’s ugly. And he was on a talk show the other day about his movie 22 Jump Street. His top teeth are horrid! Crooked, spaced out, just awful. You’d think with his earnings, he’d fix them, I just wanted him to stop talking and close his mouth so I didn’t have to look at it. Then woman kept whistling and he was smiling, and I mean, REALLY???? Really look at him next time ladies. Fat face, and awful teeth. Take off the beer goggles.

Sandra on

@Meredith…Misery likes company, don’t give him any of yours.

Rhonda on

How difficult is it to change a diaper? It’s not rocket science. Now if he was able to properly put on an old-fashioned cloth diaper (with safety pins) and know which way the extra fabric goes then I’d pat him on the back.

erocha1150 on

Seriously, he’s been a father for a whole year, and he’s touting his diaper-changing abilities. Don’t make me laugh.

Anya on

Congrats I guess. Took me like an hour and a half.

jaci on

love me some channing tatum but this is ridic.

anonymous on

People, didn’t you just do an article on this guy??! Enough already. He looks like Wayne Rooney and his acting isn’t much better. For the uninitiated, Rooney is a UK football star, not an actor!