9 Common Diaper Changing Mistakes You Should Try Avoid

9 Common Diaper Changing Mistakes You Should Try Avoid

Let's just admit that diaper changing is a skill that must be developed and that not everyone can be as quick and effective as you. However, even if you are an expert in this field and practice it frequently throughout the day and night, it is still possible to unintentionally make a few mistakes. These are common errors that we all make when changing a baby's diaper, and it's okay because we all pick them up as we go. Diapering errors can cause a lot of pain and irritability for your baby, so it's crucial to correct them right away and to be vigilant.

Let’s check out the 9 most common diaper-changing mistakes that you should try to avoid.

  1. Not cleaning the changing area properly: Before you start changing the diaper, make sure the surface you are using is clean and sanitary. Use a wipe or cloth to clean the surface, and also make sure your hands are clean.
  2. Not being fast enough: As soon as you realize the baby has soiled their diaper, change it right away. A dirty diaper can cause skin irritation, and it can also lead to diaper rash.
  3. Not having all the supplies ready: Make sure you have all the necessary supplies within reach before you start changing the baby's diaper. This includes diapers, wipes, diaper cream, and a clean changing pad.
  4. Not supporting the baby's head: When changing the baby's diaper, make sure to support their head and neck at all times. Babies have weak neck muscles, and they can't hold their heads up on their own.
  5. Not Changing the Diaper Often Enough: Babies can get uncomfortable and fussy when they're wearing a dirty diaper for too long. Make sure to change the baby's diaper frequently, especially after every feeding.
  6. Not Using the Right Size Diaper: Using a diaper that's too small or too big can lead to leaks and discomfort for the baby. Make sure to choose the right size diaper for your baby's age and weight. Make sure the diaper is snug but not too tight. If it's too tight, it can cut off circulation, and if it's too loose, it can leak.
  7. Not using enough diaper cream: Diaper cream can help prevent diaper rash, so make sure to use enough. Apply it to the baby's bottom every time you change their diaper, especially if they have a rash. I would recommend LuvLap Supreme Diapers Pants for a rash free experience.
  8. Not disposing of the diaper properly: After you've finished changing the baby's diaper, make sure to dispose of it properly. Don't just throw it in the trash – wrap it up first to contain any odors.
  9. Remember, changing a baby's diaper is a delicate process that requires patience and care. With these tips in mind, you'll be a pro in no time!

That's it for today's tips, moms!

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