It’s funny how before you had kids the last thing you would want to talk about is the contents of a nappy. Now it’s probably one of your top discussion points between you, your partner and any new parenting friends. Nappy changing is an unavoidable part of having kids but it doesn’t have to be all about poo. The nappy change time can also be a close one on one bonding session between you and your baby.
Unless you grew up with younger brothers and sisters or are an aunt or uncle a few times over, there is a good chance you haven’t changed many nappies in your life, that is before your newborn arrives. Most new parents get to grips with nappy change after a few weeks, until then Huggies is here to give you a quick crash course in changing nappies. It’s probably a good thing too as you will end up changing your little tot’s nappy around 4000 times, that’s a lot of nappies (and doo doo).
As a guideline you should change your baby’s nappy about as often as he/she gets fed, or when you notice ‘that’ smell emanating from the vicinity of your baby. You need to change your baby’s nappy pretty frequently or he/she might get skin irritations from being in contact with wee or poo. There are different options when it comes to nappies such as re-usable or disposable. Disposable nappies like Huggies are very popular due to their convenience, because they generally fit very well, are comfortable and absorbent and therefore gentle on the skin of your baby.
Changing a nappy for a first time parent can be a bit daunting so the best tip is to get prepared early. You will need quite a few things to successfully change a baby’s nappy. What follows are the essentials for a successful nappy change:
As always after handling hazardous materials, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly. You can also make the nappy change experience more pleasant for your baby by giving him/her a toy or rattle to play with. We have stacks more information about nappy change for newborns, infants and toddlers nappy change, and a step by step guide on what to do when with regard to nappy change. With a bit of help from Huggies and plenty of practice, you will soon become an expert in the discipline of nappy change.