Often is the simple answer for changing diapers. A wet or dirty diaper left too long can cause diaper rash and other conditions which make for a baby with a very sore bum and plenty of tears. So yes, you will be changing a diaper around 12 times a day at first.
A wet or dirty diaper is the best time to change. You’ll also notice your baby might pee or poop after feeding, so you can get into a routine around your feeding times.
Relax, there’s little that can go too far wrong when changing a diaper. But if you want to avoid leaks, a diaper 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 diapers at home and while you’re out and about. So whether you’re at the changing station at home or reaching in to your diaper bag, you need the essentials so you’ve everything you need to hand to make the operation fast and effective.
Deep breath, let’s do this:
Now just wait a little while and repeat!
In time, you will be a diaper changing machine. So now you’ve mastered changing a diaper, you might want to know how often your baby will poop or what poop should look like — our baby poop guide will have all the answers you need.
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