The Quick And Stress-Free Way To Change Your Baby’s Nappy Or Diaper

This is an essential ‘dad skill’ every new father has to master. There’s no getting away from it. You’re going to be knee deep in nappies or diapers after having a baby. The good news is this guide will show you exactly how to change one, quickly, stress-free and without getting covered in pee, poo or any other bodily fluids! 

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Changing mat
  • Clean nappy
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Bowl of lukewarm water
  • Nappy cream
  • Nappy bag
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1. PLACE YOUR BABY ON THE MAT

Make sure you have the bowl of water and cotton wool within arms reach.

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 2. OPEN OUT A CLEAN NAPPY

Open out a clean nappy and place it by your baby. This makes for a quick transition later.

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3. UNDO CLOTHING

Undo the bottom half of your baby’s clothing.

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4. PULL CLOTHING OUT OF THE WAY

Grab both ankles in one hand. Lift up your baby’s bum. Pull clothes well out of the way to avoid any accidental poo stains.

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5. UNDO DIRTY NAPPY

Let your baby pee. Cold air on the bum often triggers this. For boys, put a cloth over his penis to stop him peeing in your face.

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6. USE NAPPY TO WIPE BUM

Use inside of nappy to wipe poo away. Only wipe downwards. Close nappy and rest your baby’s bum on it.

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7. CLEAN BUM WITH COTTON WOOL

Use warm water and cotton wool to clean away poo and pee. Note: For girls, always wipe the poo downwards away from their ‘lady bits’ and towards their bum. This reduces any risk of infection.

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8. CLEAN IN ALL THE FAT FOLDS

Clean inside all the fat folds and creases. Poo is very good at hiding in them.

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9. SLIDE IN CLEAN NAPPY

Lift up your baby’s bum. Remove dirty nappy. Slide in clean nappy. Note: Tabs should be behind your baby, in line with their belly button.

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10. DAB ON NAPPY CREAM

Dab cream inside all the fat folds and creases. This prevents nappy rash forming.

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11. FASTEN TABS

Use two fingers to hold down one side of the nappy. Fasten tab. Repeat on other side.

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12. CHECK NAPPY IS NOT TOO TIGHT

Slide a finger inside the waistband. Make sure the nappy is not too tight.

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13. FOLD DOWN FRONT OF NAPPY

If your baby still has a belly button stump, fold down the front of the nappy to prevent rubbing and soreness.

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14. THROW AWAY THE DIRTY NAPPY

Place the dirty nappy in a nappy bag. Tie knot and discard. Note: Always wash your hands with antibacterial soap after each nappy change.

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