Becoming a parent is not only about being able to cuddle your baby and press their cheeks, and it is more about taking responsibility. You have to unlearn and learn everything. Right from how to feed them the correct way to diapering your little ones. A few parents struggle a lot with diapering and the tricks involved in it. To help you out, the thing blog has focused on some basics that you must know about diapering a baby.
How To Select The Right Material
Previously in the olden days, parents were using cloth instead of diapers. Gradually, with the evolution, now you can find plenty of premade diapers that are much more convenient than cloth ones. However, people are still using clothes as diapers, and now these options are more convenient.
You can choose the kind of diaper you want for your baby according to your lifestyle and convenience. For example, parent who needs to travel a lot with their kids needs to use premade diapers as they can hold liquid for a long time.
How Often Should You Change Your Baby’s Diaper?
If it’s your first baby, you might get worried seeing your baby urinate so many times a day. But according to research, a newborn urinated 20 times a day.
For a healthy practice, ensure that you change the diaper every three to four hours or sometime earlier if the diaper starts leaking. During the nighttime, it might be irritating for the parent to check it so often, but it is recommended that you at least check once in the middle of the night. Leaving the diaper for the whole night might irritate your baby’s skin.
A Helpful Tip For Diapering
Here are some methods and hygienic ways that you need to follow to maintain your baby’s diapering.
- Ensure that your hands are clean before you diaper your baby, be it while putting on the diaper or opening it.
- Ensure that you lay yoru baby on a flat surface. Hold your baby with one hand when you are diapering them. Or you can ask someone else to hold them or just use a safety strap.
- Do not get distracted with other things when you are diapering your little one.
- Ensure that you have wet baby wipes or a bowl of warm water and cloth while taking the diaper off. Wipe the bottoms of the baby and the folds of the skin gently before you diaper them again.
- If you have a baby boy, they tend to pee while you are diapering, and that pee can come staring at your face. To avoid such inconvenience, cover the genitals of your baby boy with a cloth.
- Lift your baby gently, holding the ankles while you are placing the diaper in the bottoms.
- While you are fastening the diaper, ensure that there is two fingers gap between the diaper and the baby’s stomach.