Part 4 of my journey with Pampers Baby Dry is about Diaper-related tips. I'm sure every mommy is different, tips are very individual too.. One works for one baby, may not work for the other baby. So, it's really nice to hear diaper tips from other mommies too, right??
Here are my tips that are so far workable for baby EJ since he was a newborn and of course, different stage of baby's life requires different technique of cleaning & changing. The older, the more difficult to change and to care baby's bottom, especially those active young toddlers who are busily walking, hee-hee... (like baby EJ)
Stuff you need:
1) Baby wipes
2) Clean Water + Cotton balls/wipes. (Use boiled water if the baby is still a newborn)
3) Diaper cream/ointment
And the last one, diaper (obviously)
TIP NO 1: Some babies have more sensitive skin than other babies, so baby wipes might not be suitable for all babies, if your baby has super sensitive bum, don't use baby wipes when baby pees, just dip cotton balls/wipes into a cup of clean water and wipe baby's bum. After all, urine is sterile.
If baby poops, you can still clean & wipe with baby wipes, but make sure to rinse one more time with clean water (same easy technique, use the wet-with water cotton balls/wipes) and make sure you apply diaper cream/ointment to protect baby's healthy bum too..
TIP NO 2: For babies who struggle a lot during diaper change. I understand while it's easier to change when baby is just peeing, how about pooping?? Imagine, the baby is super active, trying to flip over, turning around, sitting down, or even standing up during diaper change ~ pooping, omg!!! poops will be all over your changing station.. Yucky!! So my advise? Bring the baby directly to the toilet, carry him in the upward position/standing up, take off his diaper, wipe his poops with baby wipes while he's standing up in the basin (hold him with one hand, of course) turn on your water, clean the baby's bum with either hand or towel and finally wipe him dry with towel. Simple as that!! You can even clean him at shower, it's so much easier than struggling to clean him up on the bed or changing station. You don't want to change & clean up your bed sheet over and over again, right? Hee-hee
Right now, baby EJ is on tip no 2.
TIP NO 3: If your baby has super bad rashes. It's best to let him wear cloth diaper in the afternoon temporarily. Let his skin rest until it gets better. But it's still pretty impossible to wear cloth diaper at night because you don't want to wake him up every 2-3 hours for diaper change, right? But even to wear cloth diaper in the afternoon during healing period, it's good enough, trust me!! Of course, don't forget your more intensive nappy treatment, yeah?
Baby EJ's cloth diapers collection ~ but seldom wear it now since Pampers Baby Dry was introduced to us ~ he's currently wearing Pampers Baby Dry 24/7 and so far, no nappy rashes at all!!
TIP NO 4: Change your baby's diaper every 3 hours (regardless cloth diaper or disposable diaper), except night/sleeping time. Good diaper like Pampers Baby Dry can protect your baby from wetness for 12 hours, so it's totally alright to leave him sleep overnight. Change every 2 hours if your baby is wearing cloth diaper. Regular diaper change can protect your baby from nasty nappy rash!
TIP NO 5: Choose a good diaper! If your current diaper gives your baby bad nappy rash, try other brands, keep trying until you get one good & suitable one for your baby! Try Pampers Baby Dry! It's so good on baby EJ's sensitive bum & I'm sure it won't cause nappy rashes on your baby's bum too (but still have to remember to care your baby's bum regularly, especially when he poops)
For super active baby like baby EJ, changing his diaper while him laying down on the bed is pretty impossible, the moment I put his bum down, he will get up right away ~ and ready to play ~ sigh!
But with Pampers Baby Dry, I can change him while he's standing up ~ I don't need to guess, re-do and re-adjust on how tight or loose I should put the diaper on him, but instead I just need to remember what number he's on now! Simple! He's currently super comfortable with no.2 ~ so I just stick to number 2 and I don't have to worry if it's going to be too tight or what! Easy!
Another thing I notice & I like from Pampers Baby Dry is that it has a little stretchable rubber in the diaper tape portion. And I love it! It makes diaper changing much easier because I can adjust easily by pulling it a little to the side I want. Kind of flexible and it's very nice feature of diaper for super active baby like baby EJ. Hee-hee..
And of course, with Pampers Baby Dry diapers, your baby can get up to 12 hours of overnight protection, which helps him get the uninterrupted sleep he needs for a great morning. Plus, Baby Dry has 3 layers of absorbency versus only 2 in an ordinary diaper. And with a wide UltraAbsorb layer, Baby Dry offers outstanding leakage protection and flexes for a snug, comfortable fit. Pampers Baby Dry diapers are available in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Baby EJ is currently wearing size 5 (XL)
Baby EJ at almost 13 months old ~ Dry baby = Happy Baby