How to Change a Baby's Diaper for Mom
The first thing to note is that you shouldn't rely on smell alone as a marker for changing a baby's diaper. Generally, babies urinate about 20 times a day for the first few months. For babies who use disposable diapers, mothers can change diapers at least every 2-3 hours, but there is no need to disturb the baby's rest time. When using cloth diapers, change them immediately if they are wet to prevent irritation.
Preparing to Change Diapers
- Wash your hands when changing your little one's diaper.
- Prepare a clean diaper, tissue, or wet cloth.
- Also provide warm water and towels.
- Put your baby in a safe place so it doesn't fall or roll over.
- Used diaper bag
Steps to Remove Dirty Diapers
- Take off the dirty diaper
- Pull up the front of the soiled diaper and then lower it down. If the baby is a boy, cover his genitals with a clean cloth so that when he urinates, it does not touch the mother or himself.
- Use the front of the diaper to remove most of the stool if your baby has a bowel movement. clean from the front to the back.
- Lift your little one's buttocks off the table by gently holding his ankles with your hands. Immediately take the front of the diaper, fold it up to cover the soiled area, and tuck it under the buttocks.
- Clean your little one's genitals and their surroundings with wet cotton, don't forget to clean the remaining dirt that still sticks around the surface of the anus, groin, and genitals until they are clean. Clean the dirt from front to back to reduce the risk of infection in the urinary tract, especially if it's a little girl. Dispose of the wet tissue in the diaper bag.
- Lift the little one's buttocks, then remove the dirty diaper from under him. Throw the dirty diaper into the diaper bag, then tie it up and throw the bag in the trash.
- You can apply a special cream according to the doctor's recommendation to your little one's skin if there is a diaper rash.
Changing a Clean Diaper
- The next step is to open the clean diaper and place it on your baby by tucking it under the buttocks and sliding it towards the waist, where the adhesive is at the back. Pull the front of the diaper toward your baby's tummy.
- For baby boys, point the genitals down to prevent urine from being at the top. For newborns who have not yet removed the umbilical cord, pay attention to ensure that the diaper does not cover the cord.
- Make sure the diaper is balanced between your baby's feet. Then secure the diaper by opening the tape, which is then pulled toward the stomach to be glued. Do not be too tight when gluing it so that the baby feels comfortable.
- After that, don't forget to wash your hands again after changing your little one's diaper.
Even if your little one doesn't defecate, you still have to clean the front and back of your little one. Also clean the surrounding skin area with a cloth, wipe using a dry, clean cloth or towel.