Nappy Changing for Dummies


nappy changing dummiesFor the parents who can handle anything, a standard nappy change task is a breeze, and can be done in a matter of seconds. But for the uninitiated, it is a daunting challenge that can take time to master.

Here is our dummies guide to nappy changing:

Before you begin, there is one rule to follow: have everything nearby so you don’t leave the baby. Never leave your baby unattended at changing time.

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Ensure that you have all of the supplies for a nappy change: clean nappy, wipes, barrier cream, changing mat, nappy bin.

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Lay down your changing mat, and lay baby on it. Ensure that all of your supplies are close at hand.

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Take off the dirty nappy by opening the fasteners; lift your baby’s ankles slightly with one hand while pulling the nappy away with the other. Dispose of said dirty nappy (tip: if there is anything solid in the nappy, tip it into the toilet, but put the nappy itself in the bin – nappies should never be flushed, as they block drains).

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Wipe baby’s bottom and ensure they are entirely clean, then dry them off. If they have irritated skin or nappy rash, rub some barrier cream onto the affected area.

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Just as you did with the dirty nappy, lift baby’s ankles slightly and slide on the clean nappy. If you are using a disposable, the side with the tabs goes at the back.


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