Beginner’s Guide: Tips For Diapering A Baby

The most important and messy part of babycare is changing diapers. Be it infants or toddlers, this job is always challenging and well, stinky, and that’s why most of us find it extremely annoying and difficult to change diapers day in and day out. Well, here are some tips to make the entire affair less messy and stinky so that your kids are smiling through the day and rashes are kept at bay! You can also make use of FirstCry coupons and buy a range of products to help you with babycare without any problems!

Read on to know what to keep in mind while changing babies’ diapers:

Getting Ready

These are some things you will be needing to change those dirty diapers:

  • A clean diaper
  • Warm water
  • A piece of cloth or wipes
  • Diaper ointment or powder
  • A changing pad or cloth

Make sure to keep these things within reach so that the baby isn’t left unattended and you’re ready for a quick and clean diaper change!

Remove the old diaper

Lay your baby down on the changing pad or cloth and gently remove the soiled diaper. Give them a toy so that they don’t touch anything or hurt themselves or try to roll while you are changing the diaper.


You can either use baby wipes or wipe your with a cloth dipped in warm water. Make sure to wipe from the front to back and not the other way round to avoid infections. Don’t forget to clean the creases in buttocks and thighs.

Place the new diaper

Place a fresh piece of diaper under your baby and apply a little powder to prevent rashes. Bring the front part of the diaper up between your baby’s legs and onto the belly.

Make sure the diaper fits

Make sure the diaper isn’t too tight or too loose. The perfect fit is when you can put a finger in the diaper without a struggle. If you see red lines near the belly or legs, it means you either need to loosen the diaper or try a bigger size.

Follow these steps and you will be a diaper changing expert in no time! If you see rashes or red lines, it might be due to the fact that the baby is allergic to some brands of diapers or the size is wrong. FirstCry offers cloth and disposable diapers by famous brands and in all sizes, so make use of FirstCry coupons and stock up on diapers, toys and other baby products!

Surabhi Saxena
Surabhi Saxena

Combine the creativity and curiosity of a centaur and the dependability and attention to detail of a ram; Surabhi is what you get! She is a seasoned content marketer who has managed content for various domains. Apart from being super diligent at work, she is a pluviophile who loves unwinding with nature. You wouldn’t be entirely wrong if you call her Auguste Rodin’s muse – her friends and family bet that ‘The Thinker’ is inspired by her.

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