Changing your baby's diaperApril 2016

Produced in collaboration with Dr La?k, Pediatrician (France).?If you have any questions, please ask your midwife or healthcare professional.

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When ?

??2 options: before or after a feeding?(depending on your baby’s habits).

? Some babies don’t like to feed if they have a full diaper, while others usually fill their diaper just after a feed...
? If the diaper is soiled, you should change it immediately.

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How often ?

Generally you will need to change your baby’s diaper 6-8 times a day during the first few weeks.

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1. Préparation

??Wash your hands?to avoid transmitting germs to your baby.

??Get everything ready?(products, towel, diaper, cream if necessary) so that you don’t have to leave your baby for a second!

??Put a towel?on the changing table in case of any little accidents that might happen while you are changing your baby.

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2. Initial cleaning

??Open the diaper,?wipe off the majority of the waste?using the non-soiled side of the diaper. Roll it up and seal it with the tabs, then place in a sealed bag.

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3. Cleaning

??Clean?your baby’s bottom with water and?a special baby cleansing gel?(soap-free) or with a cotton pad soaked in?no-rinse cleansing fluid.

??You can also use?wipes, once your baby’s skin is more mature.

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4. Cleaning precautions

? Always wipe from the cleanest area towards the dirtiest area, so that you do not spread impurities.
??For little girls: from the vulva (outer lips then middle) towards the buttocks.
For little boys: the penis, scrotum and all around, then the buttocks.

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5. Dyring

??Dry completely,?patting?(not rubbing) with a clean towel or paper tissues, not forgetting to dry the skin folds to avoid any chafing.
??When possible, leave your baby’s buttocks open to the air for a few minutes..

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6. Prevention (diaper rednes)

? Apply a?diaper cream, ideally?every time you change?your baby’s diaper, or at least before bed, to prevent redness.
??If your baby has severe diaper redness,?ask advice from your midwife or pediatrician.

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7. A clean diaper

? You can now put a clean diaper on your baby!

??Holding your baby’s ankles, slide a clean, open diaper underneath the buttocks, adjusting it around the abdomen?without tightening it,?then fasten the tabs. For little boys, make sure you point the penis downwards, to avoid?any leaks.

? Wash your hands carefully.Produced in collaboration with Dr La?k, Pediatrician (France).?If you have any questions, please ask your midwife or healthcare professional.

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