When changing baby diaper, parent needs the flat surface and soft. You can do this job in everywhere, on the floor, on the bed or on the buffet. Prepare all of your tools near around you, so you don’t have to leave the baby if there is something miss you haven’t prepared yet. Since this activity is the routine one, you have to skill yourself to mastering changing diaper activity.
Check these steps on how to change your baby diaper:
- Lay your baby down on the face-up position, then take her under-part-clothes off. Use your one hand to hold baby’s both ankle with your one finger is in between the ankles to avoid the friction between baby’s feet. After that, lift baby’s feet and put the diaper-change under her back, far from dirty-diaper area.
- Release the dirty diaper and use the feces-free area of it to clean the left feces on baby’s buttock. Then fold the diaper and put it aside. You can use whether wet tissue, water and cotton, or baby lotion to clean baby’s buttock.
- For newborn, clean their buttock area gently by using softy cotton ball.
- For baby girl, you have to always clean the area from front-side to back-side to avoid bacteria to be entered to the vagina. Don’t ever try to open the inside layer of vulva in order to clean it since vagina can clean their area by itself. You just need to clean the genital-area that is seen by you.
- For baby boy, first of all clean the area around his genital, then follow with clean the genital area. As in baby girl, you only need to clean the area that is seen by you.
- After the genital area have been cleaned, lift baby’s feet then continue with clean buttock area. Make the clean-area dry, do not let the skin keep humid since it can make baby feel pain.
Those steps above are not strict, you can do whatever you want in your particular situation. The most important on changing baby diaper is on how to clean the genital area in the baby-girl or baby-boy. If you are a new parent, just get practice then you’ll get used to changing-diaper activity with your beloved one.