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Newborn Babies-Disposable Diapers and Cloth Diapers.
This is not at
all awesome. But it is a
must in your
newborn baby care . But I can tell you it is much more easier than 20 years
ago.For my first two children I couldn`t afford buying
and had to use cloth diapers with diaper
pins....How awful when I come to think about it !!!!!!!!!How
lucky You Mums are, Now!!!!!!
diapers are everywhere. There are many makes to choose from, in a
variety of costs and features. But the basics of how to get the diaper on
the newborn baby is much the same.They fasten with Velcro®.Nowadays your
newborn baby is seldom chapped because the disposable diapers keep your
babies tails dry.
Gone are the days
of diaper pins and wiggly babies. Now you only have to put up with wiggly
babies! Cloth diapers have become user friendly. Many are now what we call
All in Ones (AIO).
This means that they are used just like a disposable diaper. They fasten with
Velcro®.Other cloth diaper are used as disposables, though you may need to fold or
use a prefolded diaper followed by a cover that is usually fastened with
Velcro® for a waterproof cover.
Gather Your Diapering Supplies
and change your baby.
everything ready for the
changing of diapers ...everything
you would need to change the newborn baby; diapers, wipes, ointments.. For
safety reasons you don't want to be searching for something with a wiggly
baby waiting for you. You can always open a wipe or two and have it unfolded and laid out ready to
use.While you are there, be sure the area is safely prepared for the baby. Is your
changing surface secure? Is the area free of cords or other potential
problems for your baby?Then
lay your baby down.
Most mums have a specific area to change
the baby. This can be a changing table or changing pad. If you have a table,
be sure to use the strap for baby's safety.
Never leave your baby alone
while changing him or her. Unfasten the old diaper, but don't pull it out
from under the baby yet. This allows for some margin of safety in case the
cold air inspires baby to let go its wee-wee.
Get hold of the baby's ankles
and gently lift their bottom up and begin to wash their bottom with the
wipes. If the area is heavily soiled you can use the front part of the old
diaper to remove part of the mess. As you finish with each wipe, gently
place in under the baby (clean side up) for easier clean up. When the baby's
skin is clean pull the diaper and wipes out from under baby and set it
the new, clean diaper
under baby and
secure the fasteners. If your still have a newborn baby, you might need to
fold down the top of the diaper to make room for the
newborn umbilical cord. Don't be afraid to pull the diaper on
tightly. If you have it on too loosely... Well, you can imagine the mess
baby's clothes back on, take the old diaper and use the
fasteners to make it into a small ball, criss-crossing the fasteners. Place
it in the diaper pail or trash or whatever you have...then hand the baby
off to someone else or lay her /him down and wash your hands at the sink.
Giving your newborn baby a bath.
newborn baby is frightening at the beginning,but afterwards it becomes a
relaxing time for you and the baby. Your baby usually likes taking a bath.Older kids also love to help out if your
baby isn't the first one. Here are some newborn babies bathing basics.
Remember to talk to the baby as you are bathing. If you're unsure of what to
say, simply tell them, step-by-step what you're doing. They love this
interaction and it stimulates their brain and makes them feel more
comfortable.First of all gather up your bathing supplies.
Being prepared is usually the first step with anything having to do with
a baby! So, gather a towel, wash cloth, any soaps or lotions you intend to
use. Having it handy prevents mishaps in the bath. It also helps you be more
confident in the bathing process. Be sure to place these items where you can
easily reach them so that your neborn baby is never unattended.
matter what form of tub you're using, whether it's the regular bath tub, a
baby bathtub or or container, the water needs to be shallow and just
the right temperature, about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Many people suggest testing the water with your wrist, an area of more
sensitive skin. You also want to ensure that whatever room you are in is
warm enough and free of drafts.
Now undress your baby. Talk to your
newborn baby as you remove their
clothing. Hold them closely and make them feel secure. If you have a baby
who absolutely hates to be naked, try doing a sponge bath for the first few
weeks, and slowly undress them and wrap them in a towel, and only uncover
the part you're currently washing. Generally you can graduate to the regular
tubs at a later stage.
Place the newborn
baby in the tub, but always hold on with one hand for safety. Use your other
hand, or any small helpers, to take the wash cloth and begin washing the baby.
Remember to start with the face and
neck and do
the diaper area last. Many soaps for baby can be used in their hair. You also
have the option of not using soap on baby's delicate skin.
baby is washed, wrap him or her in a
towel and leave the bath stuff for a
clean up later. Use the towel to dry baby off. You can, if you desire, use
lotion on the baby after a bath, though it's not necessary for most babies.
Put a clean diaper and outfit on the baby. Once baby is sleeping or with
someone else, you can then clean up the bath equipment.
Various Ways of Bathing your
everything there is always more than one way to do it! While the above is
the traditional way that many people use to bathe their babies, there are
alternatives. A great one to use is to actually bring the baby into the bath
with you.Having a shower
with Dad could be a good way of contacting with him. They love the skin-to-skin contact.
You simply cradle the baby in your arms and bathe them. When you're done, you can either hand the baby off
to another adult and finish your bath or get out and take care of your baby. This
is also a great technique for you mum if you are having trouble latching onto
the breast. The water and skin contact can be enough to help them relax and
nurse more effectively.