How to Change your Baby's Nappies

How to Change your Baby's Nappies

How to Change your BabyNappy Change

Babies frequently urinate and defecate. Nappy change is an important step in mother hood. You must know how to change the nappy and how frequently this has to be done. Proper handling of nappies will avoid infections in your child and keeps him healthy.

Choose a Perfect Nappy

There are various varieties of nappies available in the market now. First you have to decide whether you are using a reusable cloth nappy or a disposable nappy for your baby.

Find the perfect size nappy for your kid. There are nappies with a small cut in front for new born to protect the umbilical sump. Small, medium and large nappies are available according to the weight of the baby. Pick a perfect one for your loving kid.

Steps in Nappy Change

1. Place a changing mat in a safe place.

2. Have some Luke warm water and a clean cloth or cotton wool for cleaning the baby. Keep the nappy near to the mat and a bin to put the dirty nappy.

3. Make your baby lie down on its back so that you can easily remove the dirty nappy.

4. Remove the nappy slowly and put it in to the bin. Clean the nappy area with wet cloth or cotton wool. Be careful to wipe towards back as it helps to avoid urinary infection. If you wipe from back to front then there is chance for the baby poo to get in to the genital organ and it results in infection.

5. Dry the cleaned area and apply some baby powder or nappy rash cream.

6. Caught your baby’s ankles with one hand and lift him to keep the nappy beneath with the other hand.

7. The side of the nappy with the strip has to be placed under the baby about the stomach level. Pull the other end between the legs of the baby and press the adhesive strips over it simultaneously.

8. Don’t tie the nappy tightly. Provide some space for air circulation other wise your baby will have discomfort.

9. Check the nappy in every hour to keep the baby clean and healthy.

10. Change the nappy before putting the baby to sleep and after feeding.

11. If the baby develops rashes, try another brand next time. Some babies may be allergic to specific brands.

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