Changing A Diaper And Baby Care

It is best to change a baby's diaper before and after breastfeeding. Until the age of six weeks, babies will protest loudly and tearfully against any delay in nursing. If the baby is not having a bowel movement, it's best to not insist on pre-feeding diaper changes to have a peaceful breastfeeding session. The baby will be more cooperative after he or she has been nursed.

Some parents prefer to change their newborn babies on their laps, particularly mothers. Others prefer to use a waterproof mat on a mattress or top of a dresser. To prevent the baby from being placed on cold surfaces. You can also visit to buy a baby travel changing mat for your baby.

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The skin around the diaper may become reddened and itchy no matter how clean the baby is. If you notice diaper rash, fold a cloth diaper in half. Wrap it around the baby's waist and over the normal diaper. You can secure the extra diaper by using a diaper pin like a skirt. Plastic pants are not recommended during a bout of diaper rash.

To avoid stains on cloth diapers, wash the diaper immediately after use. The diaper should be kept under running water in the bathroom bowl. The diaper should be placed under running water in the toilet bowl to sterilize it.

After a diaper change, parents should wash their hands thoroughly. This is because infants can roll over at as young as two months. It's not a good idea to leave them unattended. Again, baby care requires planning.