How to Change Baby's Diaper - 6 Months
Step-by-step instructions for changing your baby's diaper.
Cloth Diaper Basics
-There are many different ways to cloth diaper a baby, but I start from kind of the basic most economically feasible way and move down to kind of the really nice Cadillac of diapers and give everybody-- you know, give them a full range of ideas and give them a chance to kind of figure out what's
a hemp prefold. And hemp is a fantastic material because it's a natural fiber . It breathes and it holds about 8 times more than cotton does. So, the flip side, the reason why you wouldn't use hemp for everything is that it's a little more expensive. So, a lot of people have mixtures of hemp and cotton in their diaper stash. So then you would use these prefolds with diaper covers and they come in a variety of shape , sizes , colors. This happens to be ImseVimse brand diaper cover in organic cotton. This is a Thirsties diaper cover. And a diaper cover
Diapering your baby is something you're gonna be doing quite often as a parent and there's so many things to choose from, from what kind of diapers you wanna use to what kind of products you wanna use on your baby's delicate skin. Today, we're gonna talk about some tips on how to keep your baby dry
preference for parents. There's disposal and there's the reusable type of diapers. Disposable diapers are great because they are very convenient. They're also very absorbable and they really don't leak that much so they're a great choice for parents. There's also the reusable diapers, too. And those are great because they're cotton, very soft on your baby's bottom. In addition, they're actually much cheaper to use even if you have a diaper service. They're cheaper to use and, also, they're very eco-friendly as well, too. So, it's really a personal preference. You can use both. Some parents do that. When they're home, they use the reusable ones and, if they're out, for convenience, you can use the disposable diapers . So, you can use whatever you choose. First, when you're changing your baby's diaper, really be prepared. Have everything that you need right in front of you so you don't have to leave the baby unattended. On hand, when you're changing the baby's diaper, make sure that you, obviously, have diapers. You can either have some powder or a diaper cream, one that has either vitamin A and vitamin D in it or one with zinc oxide to protect the baby's bottom is a good to have. Put the baby on a hard, smooth, clean surface. And then, when you're changing the diaper, make sure that you clean the baby well with water and cotton balls or baby wipes, too. But make sure that you clean thoroughly and get inside all the creases and folds of the baby. Then, make sure you air dry before you put the diaper on and it's often a really good idea to use diaper cream, something with zinc oxide in it. It's really worth as a protection to keep the baby dry and protect the skin from any irritants and, especially at night time, when the baby's been in a diaper for a long period of time. Well, diaper rash is really just a generic casual term for any kind of rash in the diaper area. Diaper rash is usually red and they can look irritated. Sometimes, it can be like little pimples or scaling as well. It depends on what is the cause of the diaper rash . The most common cause of diaper rash is really wetness that becomes irritating to the baby's skin or a lack of circulation of air within the diaper area and it's a great moist area for bacteria and, sometimes, yeast could grow as well. Antibiotics can also cause a diaper rash as well as, sometimes, when your child is ill, it also can cause a diaper rash . Diaper rash is a very common occurrence. Sometime in every baby's life, they're going to get a diaper rash . Again, it's just a very moist area where bacteria and yeast can live and can multiply and this can cause a diaper rash . And if the rash is getting redder or it's more persistent, you may need to ask your pediatrician or visit your pediatrician
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The Scoop on Baby Poop
-Bowel movements are part of every baby's normal development and parents are always concerned about what's normal and what's not. I'm Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, author of Goods Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children. And I'm going to ease parents' fears and concerns about
call seedy-yellow, mustardy-looking stool. So, it's very soft, the consistency of watery scrambled eggs for breastfed babies. For babies that are fed formula, their stools are usually darker in color, greenish brown. And it can be even a thicker consistency, more like a peanut butter consistency. The amount of times that newborn poops or has bowel movements varies from infant to infant, but, in general, newborn babies that are breastfed, they may even have a bowel movement with each feed. And that's actually from something called a gastrocolic reflex that, as they eat, it makes their intestines move forward and they have a bowel movement . So, breastfed babies, typically, at the beginning, may have a bowel movement with every feed. Formula-fed babies usually have bowel movements or poop less often against- a few times a day, 2 or 3 times a day but, as they get older, it maybe only 1 time a day. Certainly, a baby can get constipated if they're now taking in a formula or breastfed. They're not getting enough fluid in their system. They're not getting enough fiber. A baby can get constipated. And what constipated is, is also not just- not having a bowel movement for a day or 2 because, as breastfed babies get older, they may not even actually pass a stool for up to
How to Change a Diaper
You’'l be diapering about eight times a day. To save time and keep your little soaker clean, learn the basics with this guide to changing baby's diaper.
-You'll be changing your baby's diaper about 8 times per day. So, to help you get it done quicker and easier, we broke it down into a few simple steps. Remember, you can't leave baby alone on a changing table, even for a second. So, be sure to keep your changing area stocked at arm's length with diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream. Once baby is strapped onto the table, open the soiled diaper but leave it under his tush. Sometimes, a sudden exposure to cold air can cause your baby to pee. This is especially true for boys. So, if you've got a little guy, you'll be glad if you leave the diaper open but still on. Grasp your baby by the ankles and lift her tush up. Gently wipe her clean with baby wipes. Girls should always be wiped from front to back to keep bacterial out of the vaginal area in order to prevent urinary tract infections . Be sure to wipe all visible areas. Apply a coating of diaper cream each time you change baby's diaper , and she won't get a rash. It works. Apply it to the areas that most commonly get inflamed, around the rectum, and diaper area. Secure the diaper snugly with the fasteners. One of the most common diapering mistakes is not putting the diaper on tightly enough, which leads to leaks. You'll know if the diaper is too loose if it sags or slides down. If you have a new born, you'll need to fold down the top of the diaper to avoid covering the umbilical cord stump.