Peeing in the diaper: how to change your baby?

Changing diapers is a stage a step that every parent goes throughIt is a stage that every parent goes through before their child is potty trained, usually between the ages of two and three, before starting kindergarten.

How often does baby pee in his diaper?

On average, you should change your baby 5 to 6 times a day (depending of course on his age). Since you need to change your baby's diaper as soon as it is dirty, we advise you to check the condition of the diaper every three hours. In the first months of his life we change baby at each feeding.

Concerning the night, it is useless to change your baby directly, except if he cries, if he presents a discomfort or if you notice a leak.

How to change baby's diaper when he has peed?

In order for a diaper change to go well, preparation is preparation is very important. It is essential to have everything you need at hand, because once baby is on the changing table, you must always keep an eye on him and have a hand on his belly to prevent him from falling.

Preparation of the material

The material to foresee is the following one:

  • A a new clean diaper ;
  • A cleaning product such as liniment ;
  • A repairing and protective cream if your child is prone to diaper rash;
  • A trash can to put your dirty diaper in;
  • A a change of clothes in case of leakage.

If you have forgotten one of his objects, do not leave your child unattended, take him in your arms and go look for what you are missing with him.

Steps to change the diaper

Once you have gathered all your materials, you can start to change your baby's diaper.

First of all, remove your baby's bottom and pull his bodysuit up as high as possible in his back to prevent potential leaks. To help you, you can lift your baby's bottom. But don't do not undress your baby completely because it's not necessary and he might get cold.

Next, remove the dirty diaper, take off his dirty diaperroll it up and close it with the make sure to close it with its scratchs so that it does not open in the trash can Then, clean your baby's bottom with a wipe or cotton pads with liniment

Once your baby's bottom is completely clean, make sure to dry your baby's skin well. dry your baby's skin with gentle patting (to avoid irritation). Then, place your baby's clean diaper under his or her bottom with the hooks in the back

If you notice during the diaper change that your baby's bottom is slightly red apply a repairing and protective cream.

Close the diaper making sure it's tight enough to prevent leaks, but not too tight to prevent your baby from getting red marks. A good way to know if your baby's diaper is tight enough is to put two fingers between the diaper and your baby's belly. Now you can dress him!

Peeing in the diaper: should you change it right away?

A simple rule : never let urine and stool be in prolonged contact with your baby's bottom. The risk is that he develops a diaper rash. If you notice that he has peed, change him immediately (even if you have just put a clean diaper on him). It's also a good idea to check his diaper every three hours or so.

When you change your baby's diaper, make sure you also clean your baby's genitals to prevent bacteria from growing. Always from the front to the back!

How to prevent pee leaks in the diaper?

To prevent pee leaks in the diaper, make sure the diaper is positioned correctly and that it is tight enough. Also check that the diaper is the right size.

The FAQ of pee in the diaper

Why does pee go through baby's diaper?

If your baby's diaper is not the right size, it may leak. In this case, we recommend that you test the next size up if baby is too tight, or go down a size if baby is swimming in his diaper.

How do you know if baby has peed in his diaper?

If your baby is crying or you feel wetness in the diaper, it's likely that he or she has peed in it. If you're not sure, it's still a good idea to change it. This is because a wet environment is conducive to the growth of bacteria, which can lead to illness or infection.

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