I'm a first-time mom and I'm trying to master diapering my little one. I've already had a few mishaps and I want to make sure I'm doing it right. What are some common mistakes that I should avoid to ensure my baby stays clean, dry, and comfortable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
As a new dad, I recently discovered that a common mistake many parents make while diapering is not having all of the necessary changing items ready beforehand. I learned this the hard way, as setting up the changing area while trying to hold a squirmy baby and a dirty diaper is not ideal.
I recommend having everything you need within arm's reach, including diapers, wipes, diaper cream, and a change of clothes. This will make the process much smoother and efficient. Also, always have a spare diaper and wipes in your diaper bag before heading out in case of any unexpected messes.
Another point to remember is to pay attention to the way you're putting on the diaper. Ensure that the back of the diaper is high enough to cover your baby's bum completely, and the front of the diaper is low enough not to irritate their umbilical cord stump if they still have it.
Lastly, be confident! At first, diapering may seem like a daunting task, but with time and practice, you'll develop your routine and find what works best for you and your baby.