Introduction: How to Change a Diaper
By Joshua Davidson
Step 1: How to Tell If You Need to Change Your Baby
Does your baby smell poopy? Is there a Blue line instead of a yellow line? If the answer is yes to either one of those questions it's time to change your babies diaper!
Step 2: Gather All Tools Needed
In order to change your babies diaper you need these items:
Step 3: Start the Changing Process
Open wipes and unwrap diaper.
Don't take off diaper completely otherwise the fecal matter might end up EVERYWHERE.
Step 4: Wipe
Take wipe in hand. Wipe bum, frontal area, and legs and thighs. You may use more than one wipe. Make sure all remnants are wiped clean.
Step 5: Remove and Fold
Make sure to put all used wipes are put into the diaper. Fold up the diaper so that all of the contents are trapped within the spoiled diaper. THROW AWAY OUTSIDE. Otherwise smell will remain!!
Step 6: New and Fresh
Place new fresh diaper underneath baby with tabs in the back of baby.
Step 7: Powder Up
Apply baby powder around all wiped regions. This is to dry areas and prevent rashes from occurring.
Step 8: Fold
Fold frontal piece forward and spread out the wings.
Step 9: Velcro Is the Best
Pull tabbies in front of the wings and Velcro them down to the front.
Step 10: Enjoy a Fresh and Clean Baby. for a While at Least.
The baby is ready to play again. However check back in a half an hour just in case. These messes can happen often! Good luck and if needed bring nose plugs!
5 years ago on Step 11
Can I suggest two simple steps? 1. Before you even start, unfold the new nappy under the baby's bottom. That way when you slide the old one off they are immediately sat on something disposable not the floor or change mat should they let rip anew. 2. If you have a boy baby, a tissue folded in half and dropped on top of the water cannon will stop you from getting hosed down in the inevitable event of them wetting while the nappy is off.
5 years ago
I kind of wish that I had learned this before I had my first kid. The first couple of weeks were a pretty steep learning curve.