Diapering is a beautiful thing for many parents, but at the same time it’s exhausting. Sometimes the little onesie just doesn’t want to go the way we want it to and fidgets wildly on the changing table. We only want cleanliness and well-being for our little darling. A swaddling routine can help you feel more calm and relaxed. Find helpful tips here.
How often and until when to change?
How often and when you swaddle your baby depends entirely on your little onesie. Newborns need a fresh diaper especially often in the first weeks – diapering is on the schedule up to ten times a day. For babies who are already a little older, a new diaper should be changed at least four to six times a day. You can avoid redness and rashes on baby’s bottom by changing diapers more often. As with us adults, digestion or the urge to urinate is individual for each baby. A full diaper is usually noticed quickly: by your baby’s mood or ultimately by the smell. It’s important to be sensitive to your child’s signals and always change diapers promptly when the diaper is full and your little one is uncomfortable – the rest will come naturally&
One of the most common questions about diapering is how long a child needs to be diapered. Each child decides at his or her own pace, because the length of time you change diapers also depends on your child’s development. Some get dry faster and feel an urge to go potty and others get dry slower – no matter how early or late your child gets dry, sooner or later every child will, so don’t stress. This is also important for the well-being of your pet. Because if you are stressed, it will be transmitted to your child as well.
How to swaddle properly?
Ideally, practice proper diapering with your midwife before you give birth. She can practice with you the right grip and show you how to put on the new diaper correctly. TipIt is best if dad is present when the midwife explains diapering to you, so that you can better support each other.
Basically, however, diapering is not difficult, and as with any other thing, practice makes perfect& No all-around parents have yet fallen from the sky. So, don’t panic – you and your partner will find your mutual pace here, too.
STEP BY STEP TO A FRESH DIAPER
It is very important that you never leave your child unattended on the changing table and always hold them gently with one hand. It becomes especially challenging when your baby can turn from his back to his tummy on his own at about 4-5 months old. Now your child will want to show you his acrobatic skills. To make sure that nothing can happen, it is best to change the diaper on the floor.
If you have a heat lamp, turn it on first.
The very first thing you need to do is get rid of the dirty diaper. Remove them and dispose of them at a later time so you don’t have to let your baby out of your sight. If the diaper pail is right next to the changing table, you can dispose of the dirty diaper right away.
Clean your baby’s diaper area with a wet wipe and/or soft washcloth. Babies often react to ingredients in wet wipes, so be sure to use wipes without additives. In the beginning, however, cleaning with a soft, damp washcloth is absolutely sufficient. Cleaning should always be done from front to back, especially for girls, so that intestines don’t get into the genital area. A sore bottom is prevented if the baby is allowed to kick a little without a diaper.
If the bottom is reddened, you can apply a wound protection cream. There is also healing wool that you put in the diaper with you. This has an anti-inflammatory effect on the sore spots and absorbs moisture without drying out the delicate baby skin.
If the rest of the umbilical cord hasn’t fallen off yet (takes approx. 9-12 days), it is important to keep the navel clean and tuck the diaper in at the top edge (there are also newborn diapers that have a cutout for the navel in the front ) to keep the navel free. With boys, the penis should also always point downward in the diaper, so that the diaper does not leak&. Now you put the new diaper on your baby and et voila, your baby feels good again.
Below you will find again helpful tips on equipment at the changing table! &
Most manufacturers have their own diaper sizes. But the pattern is the same: the size of the diaper always depends on the weight or age of the baby. So if you know the weight – don’t panic, you’ll find out at your regular check-ups – there’s nothing to stop you buying diapers.
What is a U examination?
What is a U-examination?
The U-examinations help to detect diseases and developmental disorders at an early stage. Parents of healthy babies can also learn a lot. Learn more.
What to look for when having a bowel movement?
The most important thing is that your little one is well and you pay attention to what’s good for them. Besides there are still the questions about the bowel movement. Many moms are surprised, for example, when they discover green stool in their baby. We can reassure you, green stool is usually not a bad thing. The color and consistency of the stool depends of course on what your darling eats or drinks. If, despite everything, you have questions about your baby’s bowel movements, what’s normal and what might not be normal, our moms at Milupa Mama& Co. Advice at any time an open ear for you. In case of doubt, you should of course discuss any ambiguities with your pediatrician.
Changing table, diapers& Co.
A fixed place for changing z. B. at a changing table is enormously important. How this looks is up to you. The important thing is to choose a place that is easy on your back (because you spend a lot of time changing diapers)!) and where you have everything you need at hand. A fixed place where diapering is done will also help you for your routine. This way you have a set ritual for diapering and your baby knows exactly when he sees the table that it’s time for fresh diapers. Besides, a changing table means more comfort and relaxation for you as well. Of course, this does not always work, since you are after all with the little rascal also times on the road. When baby is on tour, it helps to have a diaper bag packed with all the essentials. A portable changing pad to take with you or a soft towel will help your little one lie comfortably.
A changing table doesn’t always have to be the most expensive of the expensive. Just see what is best for you. If there is little space in the nursery, you can also buy an attachment for an existing chest of drawers, or for a similar piece of furniture. There are also changing setups for the bathtub. The one or other compartment or storage space at the changing table are ideal to store care products, wet wipes, diapers and other things. For this there are simple accessories, which you can acquire. This type of storage offers you the possibility to always have everything at hand. It is also advisable to get a hygienic and odor-resistant diaper pail for dirty diapers, which you can best place next to the changing area. An additional heat lamp provides your baby with a cozy atmosphere. But this one is not a must – you can think about it.
Which diapers are best for you, you have to try and decide for yourself. Every baby is individual. Some people tolerate brand X diapers better, others brand Y – same with the fit. Just make your own experience. The right thing is what’s good for baby’s bottom and doesn’t cause redness or rashes.
For sensitive baby skin many mamas use care products in addition to diapering. You can clean your baby classically with wet wipes (without additives) and a soft washcloth. In addition to this you can also use several care products. In addition to body creams for your baby’s skin, there are special wound protection creams that you can use to care for your baby’s diaper area. Baby powder is better not used anymore, because it often clumps with the baby’s excretions and then additionally irritates the bottom. Just as popular as creams are oils. Almond oil is considered an insider tip among moms. &
A nice mobile above the changing table, or a toy that the child only gets when it is on the changing table, can bring joy and make changing easier. And for even more fun at the changing table, songs or rhymes are sure to embellish the changing routine! Try this rhyme:
First comes the snail and crawls around the corner (run your fingers up your arm and then gently crawl over your face)
Then the rabbit comes and pinches your nose (gently nudge your nose)
Now comes the dwarf, he climbs over ‘n mountain (gently crawl with your fingers over the head)
Now comes the flea and it goes like this! (gently nudge your baby’s belly and chest with your finger)