I'm a new mom and I'm struggling with handling diaper changes during nighttime. My baby is 4 weeks old and wakes up multiple times during the night for feedings and diaper changes. I find it difficult to keep her calm and settled during the diaper changes, without disturbing her sleep too much.
I usually change her diaper before feeding her, but sometimes if she falls asleep during feeding, I end up changing her diaper after the feed. But that's when she gets fussy and starts crying. I've tried using a night light, but I'm not sure if that's making it worse.
Any tips on how I can handle nighttime diaper changes without disrupting my baby's sleep? Would appreciate any help or suggestions!
I totally understand what you're going through. When my child was a newborn, I also struggled with nighttime diaper changes. One thing that worked for me was to keep the lights dim and not make too much noise while changing the diaper. I found that using a night light helped, but it depends on your baby's preferences.
Another thing that worked for me was to have everything I needed close by, so that I didn't need to move around too much while changing the diaper. I would place a changing mat on my bed and keep diapers, wipes, and diaper cream within arm's reach.
In terms of settling my baby down, I would try to keep her swaddled while changing her diaper. That way, she felt secure and didn't get too cold. I would also make sure to not speak too loudly or play with her during the diaper change.
Overall, the key is to find a routine that works for you and your baby. It may take some trial and error, but eventually, you'll figure out what works best. Good luck!