HOW TO CHANGE YOUR BABY'S DIAPER
New Moms changing their baby's diapers is difficult in the
beginning and it also causes inconvenience and nappy rashes
to the baby if not done properly. Find out the correct procedure
and step-by-step guide to diaper changing.
To begin with first and foremost wash and dry your hands before
changing your baby's diapers. Keep all the materials needed
for changing ready like changing table, cotton balls, wipes,
clean diapers, plastic bag ready next to your baby's changing
table or the place that you have set up for changing her diapers.
If you don't have a changing table then you can use a changing
cloth or clean cloth diaper on any soft, warm surface.
1. Put your baby on the changing table and then unfasten the
tabs and fasten them back on themselves so they don't stick
to your baby. Don't remove the dirty diaper yet for you still
need them on so that you can finish the cleaning process.
2. Wipe the excess poop from his genital area with the corner
of the diaper. Take care to cover the penis with a clean cloth
or just put a towel over the lower portion of his tummy so
that he doesn't pee all over himself (and you) while you're
3. Grasp your baby by the ankles and lift his bottom off the
changing table. Then fold the dirty diaper in half under your
baby, unsoiled side up.
4. Use a baby wipe or wet cloth or cotton balls to clean your
baby's genital area and the front thoroughly. For a girl,
make sure that you clean her from front to back in order to
minimize the possibility of bacteria getting into her vagina
and cause an infection.
5. Now take a new clean diaper and place it on the changing
table. The clean diaper's top half should go under your baby's
bottom, and the other half should come up between his legs
(which should be spread as widely as possible in order to
make your baby comfortable in it and avoid rashes). For boys,
be sure to tuck the penis down so his urine will flow down
into the diaper instead of out the top.
6. Fasten the diaper at both sides with the tapes, making
sure it's snug, but not so tight that it pinches his skin.
That's it. You have done it. Now retape the soiled diaper
and throw it in the plastic bag. Dress up your baby and wash
your hands. Easy wasn't it!!