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5 Ways To Get Diapering Right Every Single Time

These common diaper mistakes can be messy, but our fuss-free tips will make changing as easy as one, two, pee-free.
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THE “OOPS!”: Not wiping well. You want to make sure the baby is completely clean, so irritation doesn’t set in.
THE FIX: Be as thorough as possible—get into the creases of chubsters! For girls, wipe from front to back; for boys, don’t forget to clean below the scrotum. Whenever possible, let baby spend a few minutes without a diaper after a change or bath so his bottom can air dry.

THE OOPS!: Forgetting to have supplies handy. You’ve got the diaper off and, hmm, where did the wipes go? Meanwhile, naked baby is squirming and plotting to escape.
THE FIX: Some moms find it helps to keep a caddy in changing areas with clean diapers, wipes, cream, and a toy to entertain the baby. Put some lip balm in there for yourself!

THE OOPS!: Letting go. “Lanka was about 4 months old when I turned away from the changing table in the bathroom for a second to wash my hands,” recalls Veronique Ramsey, a mom of two in Montclair, New Jersey. “When I turned back, she had rolled into a laundry basket next to the table! Thank God there were clothes in there to cushion her fall, but I was lucky! I never made that mistake again.”
THE FIX: Actually use those straps on the changing pad, and keep one hand on your baby’s body at all times. Or change her on the floor, but not on a bed where rolling is too easy. If you have to answer the phone, take the baby with you.

THE “OOPS!”: Using too-teeny diapers. If pee keeps soaking the back of a Onesie, there are multiple blowouts, or you notice red marks around baby’s belly and legs, she’s outgrown her diaper.
THE FIX: Upsize! It's easy to figure out: Simply look for the colored “size block” on the front of the Huggies package, which gives the baby’s weight range. For instance, Size 1 is for infants up to 14 pounds; Size 2 is for babies between 12 and 18 pounds. Click here to learn more about HUGGIES diapers and sizing.

THE “OOPS!”: Forgetting to take diapers. Kelly McDonald, a mom of two from Charleston, South Carolina, will always remember the day she visited a science museum with her 3-month-old and toddler in tow. “I was so proud of myself for actually making it there and we were strolling around when all of a sudden, I felt something really warm on my arm. I’d snapped up Ella’s onesie and forgotten to put a diaper on. I’d also left my diaper bag at home—I totally blame the sleep deprivation— so we had to abandon ship.”
THE FIX: Don’t leave home without ‘em. Says McDonald, “After that I learned that having a stash of diapers in the minivan is a good idea!”

Want to donate diapers to babies in need? Check out Huggies’ Every Little Bottom program. Link: http://www.huggies.com/en-US/promotions/everylittlebottom

An article from the HUGGIES® Brand

  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 186reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I'm a mom of 13 yr old boy and now 7 month old twin boys so its like i'm starting all over again. "It gets better every day" is my motto and i know from experience it will. I literally tell myself that daily. :):):) February 24, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by when im out I put my the diaper,wipes,and cream in the Ziploc bag so I can just grab them in one time and does not have keep looking the stuff in my bag where everything went and always get the diaper ready open before changing. January 19, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Yes! so true lol wish i wouldve read this before i had the baby but then i would have really been scared. and the nurses really helped me alot better than the article says . so much, that i didnt want to leave the postpartum unit December 7, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by This was the one thing no one warned me about! Using the bathroom after you give birth is one of the most painful experiences one could have. ^_^ These tips however, are very helpful. I found myself using my sits bath very often, and hot showers are extremely helpful. November 29, 2014
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