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Whether you’re a brand new dad or a seasoned pro, changing a nappy can be a daunting task. It’s messy, smelly, and can make your kid fussy and impatient. Never fear – there are ways to prepare! Here are a few steps and tips to get you ready for the thrilling world of nappy changing.
1. Lie your baby down on his back, on a changing mat or changing table. Make sure he’s in a comfy and easily-cleanable area. If he’s old enough to roll about and you’ve got him on a changing table, gently keep your hand on his belly to stop him rolling off and hurting himself.
2. Make sure the fresh nappies are within reach – not just one, but a few backups. Accidents happen all the time with infants, and you wouldn’t want the only clean nappy within reach to get ruined.
3. Have baby wipes close at hand. Baby wipes are for exactly what they say – wiping your baby’s bottom. If you have a girl, always wipe front to back to prevent her from getting any sort of infection.
4. Baby lotion should be nearby to combat diaper rash.
5. If you sense that your baby is beginning to fuss or grow impatient (and who can blame them), distract them. Sing them, a song, make silly faces, or let them hold their favourite toy.
6. Now comes the main event. Remove the dirty nappy and throw it in the trash. Then, use your baby wipes to clean your child up. Apply some baby lotion to any areas potentially affected by the soiled diaper (typically the thighs and bottom). Open your new nappy, lift your child’s feet up, and slide the clean nappy under their bottom. Bring the front of the nappy up to their belly button. There are two adhesive straps on the bottom of the nappy. Undo these and then fasten them to the front of the nappy (it should be obvious where they go). Make sure the nappy is snug but not too tight.
Congratulations, you’ve just changed a nappy!