New to Diapers? Here Are a Few Points to Keep in Mind

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Did you know that July is the second most popular month for babies being born? September is the most popular month, which means that there will be many new parents in the upcoming months. Given this, they will have many questions and some concerns, and a good percentage of those will be on the same topic: diapers.

 

If you are a new parent, diapers may seem foreign and make you a little uncomfortable. The truth is that no parent will be a diaper expert in the beginning, but those who have been there before will tell you that they really are no big deal. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for a new life filled with baby diapers:

 

Changing Time Is a Good Opportunity to Connect with Your Baby: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, right? One of the best things about changing time is that it’s just you and the baby. You can use this time to connect with the baby and show him or her affection. Turn changing time into playtime for you and your baby so both of you can enjoy the fun and intimacy.

 

Cloth Diapers Might Be In, But Things Can Get Messy: There are a number of benefits to using cloth diapers, but they can be a lot of work. Disposable diapers are much less messy and easier to use. If you are concerned about costs, you can now find inexpensive baby diapers online. The type of diaper you choose should be of personal choice because both do have their advantages.

 

Get a Changing Table: You might not think that you need a specialized piece of furniture for changing time, but we highly encourage you to do it. One accident on your bed should be all the motivation you need to get a changing table. It also makes the job more comfortable as you won’t destroy your back having to stoop over. In addition to that, a changing table can be a good storage option, so you don’t have diapers everywhere.

 

You Will Learn a Whole Lot about Your Baby by Looking at Their Stool: No, seriously. Eyeing your baby’s stool may not be the most fun job for a parent, but it can reveal a lot about your baby. For example, did you know that a breastfed baby will have a runny stool with little odor while a baby’s stool on formula will be more solid and a lot more pungent? Blood or mucus in the stool, diarrhea, and a particularly foul odor may indicate that something is wrong and a trip to the pediatrician is in order.

 

We hope these tips can help you out as you navigate your newly minted “parent” status. We guarantee that the first few weeks will be interesting, but you will get the hang of changing your baby’s diapers and become an expert before you know it!

 

 

 

 

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