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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 181reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by huggies is awesome they have everything i need to know here October 25, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by We keep an emergency baby bag in each car and one by the front door in addition to our regular bag. It has a change of clothes, diapers, an emergency bottle and wipes. That way we are never without supplies... Just be sure to update every few months to make sure stuff still fits! Nothing like reaching for a diaper for a squirming 6-month old to find a newborn size :-) September 24, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by good article with just enough humor! and you need good humor after child birth! I had a c section and things are very similar except the peri bottle. Trying to use those now cut into abdominal muscles are torture, plain and simple torture. Take the stool softners, mils of magnesia, and suppositories and any thing else the nurse suggests, just do it. Then ask for a depends when it all hits and you are too sore to move that quickly to the bathroom. If you don't, just go one into the shower because you will need it. September 22, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Great tips in these articles, I have found them very helpful. August 27, 2014
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