Parenting is overwhelming, especially when you’re a first-time mommy – between cries, feeding and diaper changes in the early days, you sometimes question everything and wonder if you are making the right decisions.
In this post, I wanted to give you a few tips on the do’s and don’ts of diaper changing, as well as a chance to win 2x packs from the Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range.
Top 10 diaper changing tips
1. Wash your hands before and after every diaper change to avoid the spread of unnecessary germs.
2. Have all your nappy-changing supplies on hand before you undress baby – the last thing you want to do is run around for wipes when baby has been undressed.
3. Set up a nappy-changing station in your house, to avoid spreading germs in different parts of your house. Throughout winter, make sure the designated area is warm and comfortable for baby.
4. Change your baby’s nappies frequently to keep your baby clean and dry. If your baby has had a bowel movement, change their nappy as soon as possible. Use gentle wipes or a clean, soft cloth to wipe and keep baby clean, before applying the new nappy.
5. Apply a barrier or bum cream onto baby’s bottoms after every nappy change, this will keep the skin moisturised and also keep nappy rashes away. If your baby does get nappy rash, treat it immediately with a protective and baby-safe ointment.
6. If baby’s nappies start to leak, it may be that your baby has outgrown his/her nappy and needs to go up a size.
7. It’s normal for babies to feel uncomfortable with the cold or wetness during a diaper change. If they are fussy, hand them their favourite toy or comfort item.
8. Sometimes you will need to change baby on-the-go – when using a public nappy-changing station, carry anti-bacterial wipes and your own changing mat in your nappy bag. Clean the surface before placing your mat and baby on the station.
9. Changing time can seem boring and mundane, but see it as an opportunity to bond with your baby. Talk and sing to your baby, point out different body parts and explain what you are doing as you work.
10. The most important tip I have is never to leave your baby unattended during diaper changes, regardless of how quick you think you will be. Babies can move fast and unexpectedly and you will want to avoid any injuries.
Knowing the do’s and don’ts of diaper changing can go a long way to keeping both mom and baby happy.
About the Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range
The much loved, new and improved Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range has launched in Clicks stores nationally.
Offering the same quality and value you’ve come to know and trust since they launched in 2011, the Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range now has improved absorption and fit, as well as a wetness indicator to ensure baby stays dry and comfortable between changes. When ‘off’ it is invisible, but when the diaper is wet (used), the indicator changes colour to alert mom when baby needs a nappy change.
Designed with leak protection to keep your little one comfortable and dry for day and night use, the Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range also features soft breathable material with a highly absorbent core, a comfortable stretchy waistband with velcro strips and a soft backsheet.
The Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range is available in Trial (about R25), Value (about R140) and Jumbo Packs (about R160); from Newborn right through to Extra Large sizes.
Stand a chance to win two packs of diapers from the Clicks Made 4 Baby Dryprotect Diaper Range:
1. Leave me a comment on this blog post, telling me one feature of these innovative diapers.
2. For bonus points – follow me and share this post on Facebook, Instagram stories or Twitter. Make sure you tag me @modernzulumom on all platforms.
- Full T’s and C’s are available on this website and will apply.
- Giveaway will close on 17 July 2019
Modern Zulu Mom