How To Change A Nappy
How To Change A Nappy
This video is designed as a guide to changing your baby's nappy. It gives a detailed, step-by-step instruction and tells you every item you will need. It gives tips to this process comfortable for you and the baby.
Changing your baby's nappy regularly is important because a dirty nappy can make skin sore and lead to nappy rash. At first, it might seem daunting, but you'll have plenty of opportunity to practice since your baby will need eight to 10 nappy changes a day to begin with.
Step 1: Choose Type Of Nappy
Before you change your baby, be sure you have everything you need nearby. You will need nappies, nappy sacks, cotton wool pads and warm water, cream, a fresh outfit in case of a breach, and a toy to distract your baby. The type of nappy that you use depends on your lifestyle and your preference. Many parents opt to use disposable nappy because of their convenience. They're easy to use, the skin gets less irritated because moisture is drawn away in the nappy. Some parents will use cloth nappies. These are more economical to use and have been made easier over the years because they're now shaped and they've got Velcro.
Step 2: Wash Hands
Wash and dry your hands before setting up a warm, clean, dry area to change your baby.
Step 3: Remove Clothes
Lie your little one down on the mat and take off enough clothes to change the nappy. You don't have to take everything off, simply pulling up the baby grow should be enough.
Step 4: Unfasten Nappy Tabs
Unfasten the nappy tabs and fasten them back on themselves so they don't stick to your baby. But don't remove the dirty nappy yet.
Step 5: Fold Nappy in Half
Lift the baby's bottom off the table using the ungainly yet effective ankle hold. Fold the dirty nappy in half under the baby, unsoiled side up.
Step 6: Wipe
Clean your baby's front thoroughly. For a girl, always wipe from front to back. Swap a clean nappy for the dirty one. The half with the tabs should go under your baby's rear and the bottom half should come up between his legs.
Step 7: Fasten The Nappy
Fasten the nappy at both sides with the tapes, not so tight as to be uncomfortable. If you can see a strap mark when you take it off, it's probably a bit tight. Retape the dirty nappy around the contents, put it in the nappy sack, and put it in the bin.
Step 8: Dress Baby
Dress your baby, and don't forget to wash your hands.