How to Diaper a Baby: A Step-by-Step for Every New Parent

How to Diaper a Baby: A Step-by-Step for Every New Parent How to Diaper a Baby: A Step-by-Step for Every New Parent

New Baby in the house? Get ready! Diaper Changing is about to be a big part of your lifestyle now. Don't worry if it seems daunting at first, always remember ‘Practice makes Perfect’ After 5-6 diaper changes you will be on your A-Game when it comes to changing your little munchkin’s diaper.

Now, on to the point, let's walk you through the steps of changing the diaper. But before that, here's what you need for a successful diapering session:

  1. Diapers
  2. Wipes
  3. Diaper Ointment/ Diaper Rash Cream
  4. Changing Table
  5. Disposable Bag

Step 1: Prep Up

Wash your hands and gather all your supplies on your changing table. Make sure you have everything you need in your reach but out of your baby's reach so you don't have to turn your back while your baby is on the changing table. 

The Home Dresser by Stokke is spacious and attached with the Home Changer can make a perfect changing station for your little munchkin. 

Changing Mats can be a good alternative if you are on the go. Squishy Changing Mat by Shnuggle is perfect to use anywhere around the home, when traveling or just with your existing changing table. Wherever you need it! 

Step 2: Taking off the Dirty Diaper

Gently lay your baby on their back on the changing table/changing mat. Tape off the diaper from all sides. 

Raise your child by gently grabbing their ankles and lifting them up from the diaper. If there is a lot of poo in the diaper, you can use the diaper to gently sweep it toward the lower half.

Place the diaper close to you, but yes, this too out of your baby’s reach.

Step 3: Clean Up

Wipe your baby clean with baby wipes or cotton balls. Ensure the baby wipes are soft on your baby’s skin and the cotton balls are a little moist. Always go from front to back when wiping to prevent any infections.

Set aside the trash. A diaper pail may come handy in these situations. While your baby is resting and drying up you can dump all the trash in a disposable bag and quickly dispose of it into the Diaper Pail.

The Ubbi Diaper Pail is made of steel and airtight lid for maximum odor control and can be used to dispose of around 55 diapers. It’s eco-friendly too!

Step 4: Putting on a Clean Diaper

Slide a fresh diaper under your baby’s bottom. Before closing the diaper apply any ointments or creams you use for preventing rashes. Doing this step after sliding the diaper in may save you any trouble of wiping the ointments off the changing table if spilled.

Step 5: Finish Up

Firmly close the diaper and change your baby’s clothes if needed. Finish by washing your hands again.

A few more tips to follow when changing baby's diaper:

  • For Girls, make sure you wipe them from front to back to avoid getting poo on their intimate area.
  • For Boys there’s a good chance of them offering an unwanted surprise in the form of a fountain of pee, so make sure their penis is covered. Erections are perfectly normal in their case, and also ensure to gently clean around the penis and scrotum. 
  • For distraction, keep their favourite toy near them. Talking or singing in your gentle voice can make diaper changes easier on your baby & and on yourself too.

Like anything new, diapering may seem daunting at first, but once you start with these steps, you will all set to create your own system and schedule of diaper duty in place!

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