Changing baby diapers isn’t among parent’s favourite duties, but hey there’s no excuse for it not to be done. Changing your baby’s diapers must be done—and done right—because it doesn’t only affect your baby’s mood, but his health as well.
So whether you’re caring for your little munchkin or still preparing for the coming of your precious newborn, keep these nappy care tips in mind to ensure your baby’s happy mood and good health.
- Keep it Dry and Fine
Whether to go for cloth diapers or disposable ones is just a matter of personal preference. The important part here is to regularly change diapers when necessary, and not until your baby is soaking wet or thoroughly soiled. However, before putting on new diapers, rub baby oil on his bottom to avoid rashes and chafing.
- Always Consider Mildness
Every part of your baby’s body is as delicate as his face, so make sure every baby product you use is mild. When shopping, check labels to see if products are hypo-allergenic and are mild enough not to cause skin irritation. It’s also essential to get those that provide moisture and skin care. The same rule should also be followed when buying detergents for laundering your baby’s clothes.
- Gently Massage Your Baby
Your little boss needs a lot of TLC. Incorporate gentle baby massage into your daily nappy ritual. After bathing, softly massage his body including his cute bottom. Finish off by patting with mild powder. You may also sing a lullaby as you massage him for total relaxation as you send your little tot to dreamland.
- Be Careful and Light
Ill-fitting nappies can cause leakage and discomfort. Check if the one you’re using is in the right size. Make sure that the diaper perfectly snugs the bottom of your baby when secured with tapes, snaps, or fasteners. Check your baby’s reaction and if the edges of the nappy sinks into his skin; you can immediately tell if he is uncomfortable with the fit.
- Set Up a Nappy Station
You cannot tell when your baby’s going to poop, but you can be prepared to make the experience pleasant for your baby. Be calm and do not scramble when a situation calls for an unexpected nappy change. Have everything you need in a corner, near a changing bed or table. Also, prepare your baby bag ahead of time so you won’t have to panic when you’re out.
A good nappy care ritual before putting your child to bed will assist him to a longer and better sleep. Sleep is among the most important things for babies as it greatly helps in the healthy development of mind and body.