The Easy Guide to Diaper Changes
A diaper is also known as a nappy. An underwear which can be able to hold and soak up waste products after a baby defecates or urinates is known as a diaper. The diaper prevents dirtying the other clothes and the environment. An adult suffering from dementia, diarrhea or immobility can also use diapers. Diapers can be classified into cloth diapers and disposable diapers. The disposable diapers are supposed to be disposed after use. The cloth diapers are made of cloth and can be cleaned and reused. In order to ensure the baby is comfortable, the diapers are supposed to be changed immediately he/she urinates or defecates. The following are steps that should be followed when changing the diapers.
Start by assembling all the supplies just next to you. The main supplies are cotton balls, oil, warm water, new diapers, clean cloths, and washcloths. You should have the right size of diapers. You should carry these supplies in case you are on a trip or tour. Please buy a diaper bag which is suitable for carrying the baby diapers.
The second step is to put the baby on his/her back on the changing table or a thick clean towel. The changing table is supposed to be covered with a pad cover in order to make it more comfortable. Use a diaper wipe warmer to clean the baby’s bottom. The best baby wipe warmers in 2018 are here. The next thing is to get a clean diaper and put it on one side. So as to prevent being disturbed by the baby, please give him/her a mobile. Parents are advised to avoid leaving the baby to go and collect some supplies since the baby may roll over and fall down.
The third step is to wipe the baby from front to back. You can also use the clean part of the dirty diaper to wipe the child. In case of sticky stool, please use warm water and washcloth to wipe the child.
The fourth step is to wait for the area dry up in order to avoid diaper rash. The parent can also use a baby washcloth to wipe the area and speed up the drying process. Smear some diaper cream on areas with a rash.
The next step is to take the baby’s legs, lift them up and place the clean diaper under the bottom. A parent or a guardian should make sure the private parts is facing down. One is supposed to pull the front part of the diaper between the legs of the baby for proper fastening.
The sixth step is to roll up the soiled diapers and put them in a diaper disposal system. Click here for more details on properly disposing of diapers.
All parents and guardians are supposed to follow these steps when changing baby diapers.