Newborn Care | Diaper Change

Newborn Care | Diaper Change
Here's what you will need to keep handy while you change your baby's diaper:
  • A changing mat
  • Some cotton & a cotton cloth
  • And a clean diaper
Simple techniques
    1. Place your baby on a safe surface from where there is no danger of the baby falling down
    2. Lift the baby's clothes up away from the soiled diaper
    3. Take off the soiled diaper
    4. Clean the baby's genitals with a wet cotton
    5. Lift your baby's legs to clean her bottom properly
    6. You must clean a baby girl from front to the back. Clean gently in the folds of the labia
    7. In case, it's a boy, do not try to roll the foreskin, it rolls only after 18 months
    8. After cleaning up the baby, use a cotton cloth to pat dry the baby
    9. Take your clean diaper and open it up. You'll know which side is the back because it's the side that has the tabs on it.
    10. Lift the baby gently grasping its ankles
    11. Place the clean diaper under the baby
    12. If it is a baby boy, try to put his penis in a downward position so that when he does urinate it doesn't shoot up the top
    13. Buckle up the diaper & you are done
    • Please note, an exclusively breastfed infant may pass multiple runny golden-coloured stools with a slightly grainy or seedy consistency every day or it is possible that they may not pass stools for several days
    • As long as the baby is exclusively breast fed, appears comfortable and the abdomen is not distended - be assured - there is no cause for concern

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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