Replacing Diapers becomes easy when mother gets used to it
Changing diapers is one of the first things a new mum has to learn. While most parents take it for granted, some find it a not so nice task that has to be performed on a baby. Since this is a task that has to be performed regardless of mums and dads feelings, by learning to do it properly and with expertise will make it just another day to day chore that has to be done for baby for quite sometime.
Before you start changing diapers, it’s essential to have all the items ready at hand. A new diaper, baby wipes, powder, cream and a new set of clothes are what you will require at this stage. Never leave baby alone while you go searching for this and that because it’s not safe to leave baby by herself for whatever reason.
Changing Diapers is easy if you keep baby on a firm and smooth surface so that baby’s tender skin will not be affected. A changing table is ideal for this purpose, if you can get one. When you are ready, place a clean diaper on the table and place baby on it before removing the soiled diaper. This is in order to prevent any accident that can happen before the new diaper is in place. You can now remove the soiled diaper and throw it into a trash bag and clean baby’s bottom from the front to back and never back to front. This is to avoid any bacteria infecting baby’s urinary tract. This is important when changing diapers.
Once the cleaning process is completed, apply some baby powder or diaper crème to make baby feel comfortable and also to prevent any rash or irritation from occurring. You can find a huge variety of good creams and powders in the market, some very expensive and others relatively cheap. The price does not matter as long as the product is good for baby’s skin. If at all possible, baby’s bottom should be left bare for a while before a new diaper is fixed.
A busy mum can consider changing diapers a good time to interact with baby by talking and singing to her; cuddling and hugging baby, all of which is good for baby as well as mum. When you have spent some quality time with your little one, it’s time to fasten the new diaper. Make sure it’s not too loose to cause any leaks and also not too tight to make baby feel uncomfortable. Baby can now be dressed in its outer clothes and laid in the crib while mummy should wash her hands well using disinfectant.
Cleaning up after changing diapers is very important. Before getting rid of the soiled diaper, use the fasteners to criss-cross it and fasten it securely before placing it in the trash. Mums of today are lucky to have ready-made diapers that have made life so much easier for them. Gone are the days when cloth diapers had to be fastened with safety pins where new mums had to be very careful to ensure that the pins did not open up and hurt baby’s soft skin. With time, mums and even dads get used to changing diapers and do it even without thinking about it. After all, your baby depends on you to keep him comfortable and happy, and you owe it to the little one to make sure you change diapers the correct way.
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Is it safe to use odor control trashbags as a dry pail liner for cloth diapers?
I am making the switch from disposables to cloth. I have a nice trash can that I lined with a scented/odor control trashbag to put disposables in to control the smell and they work great! Would the chemicals on the trashbag interfer with cloth diapers? I don’t want to have to buy a special PUL bag if I don’t have to.
No matter what kind of bags you use I think it will still be a big stink bomb.
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