Changing Your Baby’s Diaper - How to Ace the Act

by Sonia Singh Hi Everyone, I am Sonia. I love to read and write

Your newborn baby needs lots of care and attention. Some of the areas where babies need special attention include hourly change of diapers and making sure the baby stays dry- and rash-free all the time. Let's face it, changing diapers isn't the best parental duty you would want to perform when you become a new parent. Sights of poop and an uncomfortable baby can be mind-boggling at times.


Did you know that your baby could soil 10 diapers a day and if not taken care of adequately, this can become the source of irritation and discomfort for them? Fret not; here are some tips to help you ace the act of changing your baby’s diaper.


Step 1: Get the right sized diaper

Babies tend to grow in size very fast and you need to change the diaper size accordingly. Sizes that don’t match can be uncomfortable for the baby and may have the chance to leak.


Step 2: Keep your hands clean

Always keep your hands clean while changing a baby’s diaper as your baby can catch an infection easily. It is best to wash your hands with soap, before and after a diaper change.


Step 3: Lay down your baby

Always lay down your baby when you change their diaper. This way it is more comfortable for the baby and the parents as well.


Step 3: Slide the diaper away

Lift the baby’s bottom by gently grasping their ankle while they are laying on their back. If the diaper is too full you will need some wipes to clean up so that it does not spill on the bed or the surface where the baby is laying. Baby skin can be very sensitive so make sure you use some organic baby wipes to protect your baby’s skin. 


Step 4: Wipe them clean

Now you should also know how to wipe a baby clean in the correct way. When wiping a baby girl, always use the wipe front to back to prevent any infection and wash thoroughly with water. When wiping a boy, wipe clean around the scrotum area and wash with water. 


Step 5: Dispose of the dirty diaper

Always dispose of the dirty diaper and make sure to keep it away from your baby to avoid a mess. 


And voila! Your baby is ready for a fresh diaper!


Taking care of a baby is hard work and requires some practice. However, it doesn’t take long before you master it. As a final piece of advice, handle those tiny tots carefully, and always use soft baby wipes to prevent any rash.



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