Rest assured, once you’ve done it a few times, it will become second nature. And if you’re a new parent, your baby will give you a lot of practice. Infants normally go through at least six to ten diapers a day, adding up to more than 3,000 diaper changes at the initial year.
What You Need
It is vital to be certain you’ve got whatever you need (or could need) before you start.
Ensure you have the following:
A safe, clean place to switch the baby: Many parents use a changing table or a changing pad on the floor, bed, or sofa. If you are using a changing table, it’s recommended to use the safety straps and to follow the mat’s directions for anchoring it to the table. Even though a newborn will not move much, by 4 weeks old, your baby will know how to roll. Practicing security from the beginning will help you be in the habit when your child is about the move.
Diapers, whether disposable or cloth, in the Right dimensions
Something to wash the baby with Many parents use baby wipes to clean the diaper area, but a newborn’s skin is sensitive and pediatricians recommend using warm water and a cloth or cotton balls during the initial weeks of existence (wipes marketed pre-moistened only with water are another alternative ). Traditional baby wipes, particularly those like alcohol, may cause rashes and irritation until children are about two months old.
Diaper cream or ointment (if desired )
“Emergency” provides: in the instance of a cluttered blowout, it is helpful to have a change of clothes for the baby and a bag on hand.
Step by Step TO Change Baby Diper:
To change your baby, follow the steps below:
- Lay your baby on his or her back.
- Remove any clothing that inhibits access to the diaper. At this age, rompers are very popular clothing items; they contain snaps for simple diaper access.
- For disposable diapers, pull the sticky tabs. For reusable cloth diapers, eliminate the diaper cover and snaps or Velcro from around your baby’s waist.
- Lift your baby up gently so you can scoot out the diaper from under his underside.
- Use wipes to wash your baby’s diaper area. Always wipe from front to back to prevent disease, especially for girls.If the area is red or inflamed, soothe it with diaper ointment.
- Take a fresh diaper and place it beneath your baby. Bring front part up on your baby’s tummy and secure the tabs to fasten the diaper on his waist.
Replace any clothes over the new diaper.
How to Prevent Diaper Rash
Take these measures to take to avoid diaper rash. If you suspect a diaper rash is becoming infected, always call the doctor.
- Check your infant’s diaper often (every 2 hours) and change it promptly.
- Clean your baby’s diaper area thoroughly during changes.
- Do not use scented wipes or additives on your infant’s diaper area.
- Pat, do not scrub, a baby’s bottom when drying out your infant after a bath.
- Avoid plastic pants and look out for skin marks, which indicates the diaper is too tight.