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Baby Care: Perfecting the Art of Diaper-Changing

Baby Care: Perfecting the Art of Diaper-Changing

Diaper-changing is one of the most fundamental baby-care techniques to master. Try these mom-tested tips to streamline and improve the diapering process.

Preparation makes perfect
Minimize the time your baby will have to be uncomfortable by keeping all the necessary changing goods (diapers, wipes, bags for dirty diapers) close at hand.

Go double duty
A great trick some moms use to catch any unexpected spillage is to place a clean diaper underneath their baby before removing the dirty one. Any ways to limit the mess are always good to consider.

Chat him up
Tell your baby what you're doing ¾ hearing your voice will keep him calm and distract him from what's happening. Changing time can actually be great bonding time too. Instead of thinking of diaper changes as an unpleasant chore, slow down, take a breath and start a conversation with your baby.

Make it fun
Entertain your baby while putting on a fresh diaper by placing something eye-catching near your changing spot. A colorful toy, or one that sparkles or sings, is a good option.

With these smart strategies in place, you'll be able to make diaper duty less of a chore and more of a bonding experience for both you and your baby.

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Dayna5578 4/16/2016
We hung his ball-caps on the wall by the changing table... for some reason it works great to hold his attention while we change him and made a cute addition to the decorations in his room.

Crib mobile

4/15/2016
I always switch on the crib mobile while diaper change. So that my baby will get attracted to the music and I do my job quicker 😉

Talking

Steph 4/9/2016
In child care trainings they always advise toddler teachers to talk to the kids while changing them - makes sense.

distraction is the key

beyond blessed 4/8/2016
I usually give the baby something to hold while I am changing her.

Baby is always on the go

Jess 4/7/2016
I love this advise, but my baby is always on the go.. We have tried all these steps and it seems like nothing works to keep him still long enough to make the diaper change.. So we will sing a song over and over again until we finally get the diaper on correct!! Lol he is a very strong willed baby!
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