How often should I change my baby's diaper?

How often should diapers be changed?

Submitted by niniejj

Well, poopy diapers should be changed as soon as it is clear that your baby has left you a gift. Poop can irritate the skin or worse, be a set-up for a bladder infection, particularly in baby girls. With super-absorbent diapers, it is probably okay to leave a wet diaper on for a little longer, especially if your baby is sleeping through the night; there is no need to wake up your little one to change a wet diaper. But in general, if you spot a wet or soiled diaper, it is time to change it.

Answered by Parents Team
Community Answers (3)

Babies diapers should be changed as soon as you realize they have become soiled or wet. Baby's diaper should be checked every 2-3 hours and more frequently if they have a rash or exceptionally sensitive skin. There is typically no need to change a sleeping baby to change a diaper, however when baby awakens checking their diaper immediately should be a top priority. CJ's BUTTer works well for prevention and healing of diaper rash. Apply liberally at each change to prevent rash.
Submitted by heatherhodge1

I agree about the poopy diapers, but I also think with the wet diapers, it all depends on how sensitive your child's skin is. If you find that he or she is getting rashes, consider changing diapers more and perhaps using more eco-healthy diapers. To learn more about the best green diapers available, check out BabyGearLab's comprehensive review:
Submitted by nikkibstrait