How to successfully change a nappy?

Babies need frequent nappy changes, but how often they need changing depends on how sensitive their skin is. Some babies have very delicate skin and need changing as soon as they wet themselves, otherwise their skin becomes sore and red. Other babies can wait to be changed until before or after every feed. All babies need changing as soon as possible when they have done a poo (stool) to prevent nappy rash. Young babies need changing as many as 10 or 12 times a day, while older babies need to be changed at least 6 to 8 times.

How to successfully change a nappy?

  • Have everything ready before starting
  • Undo clothing and roll it up
  • hold baby’s ankles and lift the bum up
  • Use the front of the nappy to clean most of the mess
  • Use wipes to clean, paying attention to creases
  • Change into a clean nappy and get dressed