Tips for putting a diaper on your baby!

Changing diapers is a step that young parents can't escape. However, it isnot an instinctive gesture when you have never changed a diaper before. In this article, we give you the steps and all our advice to change a diaper.

The steps to put a diaper on your baby

Before you start, make sure you have all your materials on hand. During the diaper change, keep your baby under your supervision by always having one hand holding him on the table: even in a second of inattention, he could fall and get hurt.

Position the diaper in the right way

The first step is to position the diaper in the right direction. After placing baby on his back, remove his used diaper and throw it in the garbage, making sure to close it with the adhesive tapes on the sides.

Then proceed to clean baby's bottom. Then grab your little one by the ankles to gently lift his legs up to his lower back, so you can slip a clean diaper on him. How do I know if it's the right way up?

Diapers have colored markers that should be placed on the front, face up.

Then, simply slip the diaper between your baby's legs and place it on your infant's tummy.

Take the two flaps on the sides of the diaper to lift them up and stick the tape on those flaps .

Tighten the diaper to prevent leaks

For avoid leaksTo avoid leaks, position the di aper properly and tighten it sufficiently. To check that the diaper is tight enough, you can see if you can easily put two fingers between the diaper and your child's stomach . Another indication is that the flaps should be roughly symmetrical. To avoid leaks, also turn the leg cuffs outward.

Make sure baby is comfortable

Make sure your baby is comfortable, check that the diaper is not too tight, that he doesn't seem to be bothered by pulling on it etc., and that there are no red marks, a sign that the diaper is too tight. It is possible that baby cries during the change because he is in an uncomfortable situation.

What accessories to put on your baby's diaper?

For change a diaperYou'll need a lot more than just diapers! Here is a list of accessories that you can put in your diaper bag or under your changing table.

  • The changing table: they are specially designed to help you change your baby. You can also store all the accessories you need to change your baby's diaper in the drawers and shelves of the table: very practical! Prefer models with edges on the sides, to prevent your baby from falling when turning over;
  • The changing mat: to be placed directly on the table. Some are equipped with a safety belt to prevent your baby from falling. This does not replace the need for constant supervision. There are also portable mattresses to use when you go out for a walk with baby;
  • A towel or a blanket can totally replace a changing table, especially when you are on the move;
  • A diaper garbage can: having a special garbage can for your baby's diapers helps prevent bad odors in other rooms of the house;
  • Wipes: when you change your baby's diaper, you should also clean your little one's bottom;
  • Protective cream or ointment: diapers can irritate your baby's bottom and sometimes some babies can develop diaper rash. To prevent this, it is best to use a repairing/protecting cream or a liniment oleo-calcaire for baby.

How do I know if the diaper is the right size?

To know if your baby's diaper is the right sizeTo know if your baby's diaper is the right size, you must take into account several things:

  • When the diaper is on, you should be able to put two fingers between baby's belly and the waistband of the diaper;
  • The diaper should stop just below the belly button;
  • Your baby's bottom is well covered by the diaper, without any holes;
  • If your baby has red marks when you change his diaper, it means thatit is too tight or too big;
  • If the adhesives do not reach the center of the diaper, it means that the diaper is too small.

Our tips for diapering your baby

Diaper changing can be a stressful time when your baby is used to being fussy. Here are our tips and things to keep in mind when changing a diaper.

Wash your hands before changing

Before any diaper change, don't forget to wash your hands to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Take time with baby and keep him busy

As your baby grows, it will be harder to keep him still and calm on his table. To make this time go as smoothly as possible, it's a good idea to have something to give your child to keep him busy. This can be a toy, but it can also be another object that he hasn't discovered yet. You can place it on top of your baby to keep him/her lying on his/her back.

Instead of taking this time as a chore, take your time (even if it's not always possible), playing and chatting with baby to make it a fun time of sharing. It can even become a ritual.

Clean and moisturize baby's bottom

When you change your baby's diaper, you should also clean the area that was covered by the diaper, passing well between the folds of the skin. Wipes should be used.

Remember: always clean from the front to the back to avoid the spread of bacteria. Then, once your baby's bottom is dry, you can moisturize it with a special baby repair and protection cream.

This cream helps prevent irritation from diapers.

Diapering FAQs

How do you put a diaper on a little boy?

To change a baby boy's diaper, we recommend that you follow the steps detailed at the beginning of this article. Be sure to put a diaper or bib over the baby's penis while you're changing him, to prevent urine from landing on the wall or on you. Finally, remember to point the penis downward before closing her diaper to avoid leaks.

How do I diaper a little girl?

To change a little girl's diaper, also follow the diapering steps described at the beginning of the article. For a baby girl especially, be sure to wipe from front to back to avoid urinary tract infections. Don't forget to wash between the skin folds.

Which way to put a diaper on a baby?

The colored markers on the diaper should help you position the diaper in the right direction. They should be facing you, on the front of the diaper.

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