Baby Dara’s Diapering Tips
How to Change a Diaper: The Art of Mastering Diaper Change
Whether you are just getting started on diapering or you’ve become a pro, diaper duty can be messy!
But, not, anymore! Baby Dara™ Maximum Strength brings you 10 helpful tips to do it like a boss, no muss no fuss!
Make sure to track your baby’s pattern of peeing and pooping, including frequency, colour, amount, and texture. This is vital because it’s a major indication of your baby’s health condition.
2. Avoid Diaper Change Delays
Delaying won’t help the diaper magically change by itself – maybe someday in the future, hopefully. However, for now, avoid any delays. Don’t rely solely on smell; check the diaper regularly, and change it right away. Prolonged exposure to urine and stool may get your baby diaper rash, painful chaffing, or any other infections. Also, this is proven effective if you have no intentions to get unwanted smells or see any nasty leaks, god forbid.
3. Get all Supplies on Standby
For an organized diaper change, always keep steady a generous supply of diapers, cotton balls or washcloths, Baby Dara™ Maximum Strength, and other essentials, on hand, especially when you are outdoors (Check below our Baby Dara™ Ultimate Diaper Bag Packing Checklist). You don’t want to leave your baby unattended while you run looking for supplies– turn away for a split second and those little creatures can be ninjas rolling and falling off the changing table.
4. Keep Calm and Cool
It’s diaper time. And babies just know if you are nervous or stressed; it affects and reflects on them, which is why if you aren’t cool, you’ll find some protesting, fussing, and kicking. Establish a healthy bond between you and your little one by being more relaxed, and it will pay off.
5. Set a Proper Changing Surface
Choose a functional safe changing surface, that is calm and clean and where supplies are within arm’s reach, helping you manage easily and keep a hand on your baby. Don’t forget to cover the surface, whether it’s a changing table, a bed, or a dresser, with a changing mat.
6. Clean it all up
Now, unfasten the soiled diaper and clean up the whole area thoroughly preferably using cotton ball/ squares or soft washcloth soaked in warm water to wipe from front to back to avoid infection especially for girls. Pat dry gently (no rubbing!), roll up the soiled diaper, and dispose – diaper pails can come in useful to keep any smell contained.
7. Distract and Entertain
Diaper change time might take a couple of minutes, you may as well share some lovable moments during the whole thing, especially that you need to let your baby enjoy some diaper timeout. If your baby is wiggly or squirmy, it’s good to have a trick up your sleeve. Pamper your baby; talk to them, sing, or use distractions like pictures, board books, toys, or pacifiers. Keep the giggles coming, you’ll never get enough of those.
8. Apply Baby Dara™ Maximum Strength
Diaper rash is your worst enemy, but Baby Dara™ is your best friend. Coat a thick layer of Baby Dara™ on your baby’s dry bottom, genital area, and the thighs, to prevent and treat diaper rash. Baby Dara™ is effective and long-lasting, especially for all-night protection; one application of the paste lasts through a couple of diaper changes. Next, slide a fresh diaper that comfortably fits and doesn’t leak, snug not tight.
9. Dress Baby
There’s nothing like a clean baby smell. Indulge and cuddle, then dress your baby in their cozy, easy-on bodysuits.
10. Maintain Hygiene
You should put on disposable latex gloves while changing diapers. Additionally, make sure to use hand sanitizers, then wash your hands and your child’s properly.
Baby Dara™ Ultimate Diaper Bag Packing Checklist
Because parents out there have a lot on their plate, Baby Dara™ has got you covered with this ultimate diaper bag packing checklist. Download here.
For Babies and Toddlers
- A portable changing pad
- Diapers (many of them!)
- Wet Washcloths or baby wipes
- Baby Dara™ Diaper Paste
- Extra set of clothes and cute easy-on bodysuits (in case of burps, spills, or diaper leaks)
- One or two bibs
- Nursing pads (in case of breastfeeding)
- Baby Blanket
- Clean bottles and formulas
- Resealable plastic bags for disposing dirty diapers or holding wet clothes
- An extra pacifier
- Baby toys
- Food for baby, utensils, and snacks (cereal or crackers)
- Sippy cups of water or milk (for toddlers)
- Sunscreen (for babies over 6 months)
- Latex gloves
- Hand sanitizer
- Nail clippers
- Hat (for summer and winter)
- First-aid kit
- Bottle of Water
- Cell phone with the contact number of your baby's paediatrician
- Snacks, mint, or gum
- Extra shirts