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How to Change Your Baby

Babies urinate and defecate several times during the day. The wetness of the accumulated urine in the nappies can make the babies uncomfortable. At the same time, the urine and the feces contain bacteria that pose health risks. If the nappies are not changed regularly, the baby will suffer from skin rashes that could worsen as time goes by.

Skills and tools

To change the nappies of the baby, the parent must have both skills and tools. The skills should be developed even before the baby is born. Changing nappies is no time to be picky. With practiced skills and the right tools, the nappy changing can be done quickly and efficiently. In other words, “short and sweet” is the key to successful nappy changing.

The tools needed for changing the baby include:

  • a clean and safe area
  • the new nappy to be used
  • a garbage bag or bin to throw away the dirty one
  • cotton balls or wet wipes to clean the baby’s bottom
  • baby talcum powder or cream to prevent the development of skin rashes
  • toy for distracting the baby while the nappy is being changed.

Each time a parent changes the baby, he (father) or she (mother) must thoroughly wash the hands to make sure that harmful bacteria does not spread.

Reusable cloth nappies or disposable nappies

The question about nappies that many couples contend with is the choice between reusable cloth nappies and disposable nappies. Which of these two types is better? The choice depends on the couple and on the situation. These two types of nappies have their own advantages and disadvantages.

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