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Disposable Diapers - How To Use Disposable Diapers, Tips For Using Disposable Diapers
Disposable diapers have found favor with mothers for being handier and using them is pretty easy. Read on to find tips on how to use disposable diapers.

Disposable Diapers

It’s normal for parents to lose their sleep over issues relating to their child. Every parent is concerned about their baby’s food, health, hygiene and even diapers. Talking of diapers, there has been a lot of discussion over disposable diapers and the traditional cloth diapers. Although it was the traditional cloth diapers that dominated the scene in the past, introduction of disposable diapers have changed the way we look at baby hygiene today. However, the opinion is divided on what is the best kind of diaper for your baby. The reason tilts from health concern to environmental issues. While traditional cloth diapers are economical and eco-friendly, disposable diapers have got an edge over being handier and easy to use. Some pediatricians do not favor using disposable diapers as they are likely to cause skin rashes, while some others are of the opinion that disposable diapers are a safe option since they wick away all moisture from the baby bottom, leaving it dry. It is sensible to change your baby’s diaper frequently, if using disposable diapers. Also, keep rash creams handy and don’t forget to give your baby some “open-air” time to cure any rashes caused by either kind of diapers.

How To Use Disposable Diapers
  • Unwrap the disposable diaper and gently slip it under your baby by lifting his/her feet. Your baby’s bum should rest on the top edge of the diaper, while the adhesive strips should level with your baby's belly button.
  • Lift the front part of the diaper, adjusting it between your baby’s legs, on top of his belly.
  • Pull the adhesive strips on the rear end of the diaper to the front part and secure it comfortably. Do not stick the tape to your baby’s tender skin.
  • If you are using disposable diapers, be careful to clean your trash regularly. This will avert growth of any harmful bacteria in your household apart from checking spread of any foul odor.
  • When trashing your diaper, fold the dirty baby wipes inside the diaper. Roll it into a ball and secure it with the tapes of the dirty diaper. Put it into a cellophane grocery bag, tie it as tightly as you can and dispose it into your trash bin.
  • If you notice red marks around your baby’s legs and waist, opt for a loose-fitting diaper next time. Ill-fitting diapers can cause great discomfort to your baby.
  • In case you notice skin rashes around your child’s leg and waist, immediately shift to a different brand of diapers. Certain brands of diaper can cause skin sensitivity and allergies to your baby.
  • When diapering a baby boy, position his penis downward before fastening it. This will stop leaks from seeping out over waistlines.
  • If your baby's umbilical cord has not yet fallen off, be careful to fold up the waistline of your baby’s diaper to prevent any kind of abrasions.
  • Don’t forget to wash your hands after changing your baby's diaper. This will prevent the spread of all kind of harmful germs.
Additional Tips
  • Change diapers frequently.
  • Look out for zinc oxide based diaper ointments to treat rashes.
  • Don’t put your baby on diaper always. Allow your baby to go without diaper for, at least, some part of the day.

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