Maksim Chmerkovskiy Makes His First Ever Attempt at 'Diaper-ing,' and He (Almost) Makes It Work

The 'DWTS' pro is going to be a new dad in January, which means he's got a lot to learn really quickly.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is about to be a father for the first time, and he's only got a few months to become an expert at all his upcoming daddy duties.

The 36-year-old dancer, who is getting ready to welcome a baby boy with his fiancée and fellow Dancing With the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd, took to Instagram to share a video of his "first attempt at diaper-ing" and… well, it's clear he's trying his best.

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Chmerkovskiy, who wrote in the caption that he's "taking this seriously," used his hand as a stand in for the baby, and slowly but surely managed to connect the fasteners aroud the front of the diaper, only forgetting to make room for the imaginary baby's legs. But it was a first effort none the less!

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Chmerkovskiy also tagged the pic with the most appropriate hashtag possible: "#thankgodmommyhasthishandled."

The cute couple, who got engaged in December, announced that they were expecting their first child back in May. The first-time parents are preparing to welcome their little boy in January.

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This also means Chmerkovskiy will once again be stepping away from DWTS to focus on being a new dad. The former Mirror Ball Trophy winner spoke with ET after he and partner Amber Rose were eliminated on Monday, where he opened up about taking the upcoming season off.

"There's no way!" he said. "He's going to be a month and half old [when the new season starts] and I'm gonna say, 'OK, I'll see you in three months buddy?' No, that's not gonna happen." Check out the video below to hear more.