Is there a right and wrong way to change a nappy?
Relax, there’s little that can go too far wrong when changing a nappy. But if you want to avoid leaks, a nappy that falls off or one that’s just not comfy for your little cherub, then there’s some simple advice to help.
You’re going to be changing nappies at home and whilst you’re out and about. So whether you’re at the changing station at home or reaching in to your changing bag, you need the essentials so you’ve everything you need to hand to make the operation fast and effective.
- A good supply of clean nappies – Obvious but don’t stock up too much. Nappies come in different sizes, so don’t over buy the small sizes as your baby will grow fast.
- Changing mat or towel – It’s handy to have a folding one for your change mat and something more comfy at home.
- Baby wipes or cotton wool and warm water – You might want to start with warm water for your newborn and move to wipes at about 2 weeks old.
- Nappy cream – Not essential but you may choose to use a barrier cream for your baby’s delicate skin.
- A nappy disposal unit for at home or nappy disposal bags if you’re out and about or short of space.
- A spare set of baby clothes – Don’t get caught out with a poop accident and no spare clothes.