I am a new mom and I have some questions regarding diapering during specific situations that I thought some experienced moms could help me with. My baby is currently teething and has been experiencing more diaper rash than usual. I am wondering if there are any specific considerations I should be taking when changing her diaper during this time to alleviate any discomfort.
Additionally, my baby has recently started crawling and I'm noticing that she is much more active during diaper changes, making it harder for me to keep her still. Are there any tips or tricks for making diaper changes smoother during this developmental milestone?
Lastly, my little one has just come down with a cold and I'm not sure if there are any specific things I should be doing differently during diaper changes to keep her comfortable and avoid irritating her skin further.
Any insights or advice on these specific diapering situations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Teething can certainly cause some discomfort for babies, and when it came to diaper changes, I tried to be as gentle as possible. I would wipe my baby's bottom with a warm, wet cloth instead of using baby wipes, and then apply some diaper cream to help soothe any irritation.
For a baby who is more interested in exploring than lying still during diaper changes, I found that giving my little one a designated toy or object to play with works wonders. This newfound distraction can often make them forget that they are actually getting their diaper changed.
When my baby was sick, I made sure to change his or her diaper more often than usual to keep the diaper area clean and dry. Just like the previous user suggested, disinfecting the changing pad and using a gentle diaper rash cream also helped to ease his or her discomfort.
Hope these personal experiences can help.