Changing your baby's diapers may seem like a frightening task, especially if you have never been around babies before. Don't worry, it is not that hard and in a few weeks you too, will be an expert. Here are a few helpful tips and guidelines to get you started on the right track.
Begin by gathering all the necessary supplies before changing the diaper. This is important for safety because you do not want to leave your baby unattended. You will need:
A cloth diaper is basically changed the same as a disposable diaper. The main difference lies in how you fold cloth diapers. "Pre-folds" are the most commonly used cloth diapers and can be folded several different ways.
Babies urinate approximately 20 times a day for the first several months of their lives. It would get incredibly expensive and exhausting if you tried to change your baby's diaper every time. You do want to change him/her every 2 to 3 hours, but it is not necessary to wake a baby to change a wet diaper. However, the acid content of a bowel movement may irritate your child's skin and should be changed as soon as possible once your baby is awake.