Thursday Thoughts ~ Changing Diapers 101

Changing a diaper takes practice, but one task that you will learn quickly, mom!


Here are just a few hints to make it as quick and easy for you (and baby) as possible….

Take care not to make the diaper too tight. You do want to avoid leaks, however, a too-tight diaper can cause pressure on your baby’s stomach making him more likely to spit up. This is especially true after feedings.

If your baby has a rash that doesn’t seem to be clearing up after a few days, or if he seems to be in a lot of pain and has skin that is red and raw in appearance, contact your health care provider immediately.

If you are using a changing table, always make sure that you use the safety straps. Even when using the straps, never leave a child unattended on an elevated surface.

Some parents don’t like using a changing table. An alternative to this is to use a changing pad on the floor or bed.

Keep diapers are wipes close! Having multiple changing stations throughout the house oftentimes makes diaper changes faster and easier.


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