Here are 4 important things to know when changing a toddler’s diaper
1. Choose the Correct Diaper Change Location
A toddler who changes diapers at the small table where he used to change his diapers first, may often squirm, when there is a lot of movement from the toddler, the load on the table he is riding on will get bigger which makes the table he is riding on to be not worth the risk of falling. For this reason, it is better to replace it with a base on the floor. In addition, replacing it on the floor will make it easier for you. However, you should choose an appropriate diaper change location, you may be used to diapers that are full, to the point that you forget that not everyone around you is as accustomed to you. (Read: Tips for Changing an Active Baby’s Diaper)
2. Watch Diaper Size Change Quickly
Before you decide to buy a super large supply of diapers, it’s good to make sure first if you get a diaper size that fits your toddler’s size. Children grow up at dissimilar levels where weight-based assessments are more appropriate than age in determining diaper size. For that, it’s good to save and know the weight of the baby’s weight before deciding to buy baby diapers. If you are not sure about your baby’s weight, it’s a good idea to do some weighing at home. If the baby is not able to stand upright on the scale, weigh your body weight and compare it with the body weight when holding him
3. Immediately Overcome If Rashes Arise
If a toddler who is wearing a diaper then develops a red rash due to irritation, do the same as when he was a child. Immediately apply with anti-rash ointment. In addition, watch for signs of possible infection such as fever, ulcers, rash that spreads out of the diaper. If you find one, it is better to immediately ask the doctor for the medicine.
4. Don’t Ignore Dirty Diapers
When wet diapers don’t bother the child, usually parents tend to leave them on for longer. Moreover, the absorbent gel component in the diaper can keep the liquid from seeping into the baby’s bottom. This actually makes us even more comfortable letting children who don’t complain with wet diapers. However, this is actually wrong, wet diapers can still cause rashes to appear in babies. For this reason, you should not ignore wet diapers, even if the child doesn’t feel bothered by it.
Those are 4 important things that must be considered when changing a toddler’s diaper. Changing diapers is often an unpleasant activity for babies. Making it a fun and exciting activity for babies is a strategy that you should do. Talk and chat with your baby during the diaper change so that he becomes more interested or give him a toy he likes so that he becomes quiet and absorbed in what he is holding.