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How to change baby diapers

How to change baby diapers

One of the doubts I frequently get from mothers is about changing their children's diapers.

First of all, leave of course diapers are needed until the child has complete control of elimination of feces and urine. The maturity of sphincter control varies from child to child, but in most cases occurs between 18 and 30 months of age.

Aiming at helping both parents and moms, I have put together some tips on what the exchange should be like, how often, best material, and how to help the little one in the process of unpacking.

Let's hint:

How often do you change your baby's diaper?

The baby's diaper should be changed frequently. Check often if he urinated or evacuated. This prevents the child from getting wet or in contact with feces and thus preventing possible infections and rashes.

How should hygiene be changed when changing diapers?

In any exchange, I advise the application of neutral substances (oils or creams) and without perfume after cleaning. These products will help prevent contact of the baby's delicate skin with its secretions, and thus prevent rashes.

Can diapers cause irritation?

Some babies may have irritations and / or allergies from disposable diapers. This is due to the following factors: the plastics used in its manufacture can irritate the skin, in addition to causing suffocation, increasing the sweating in the place, leading to irritations. Diaper padding cellulose is chemically treated and some of these chemicals can remain in the tissue and cause irritation.

When the baby has an irritation in the diaper area, it is first necessary to change the brand of the product. If irritation persists or the baby has redness in the genital area, it is advisable to contact your child's pediatrician. It will guide you about the best treatment, depending on the type of injury and its possible cause.

Which diaper is best for the baby?

The use of cloth diapers would be the best option, since the fabric used is cotton , much less irritating to the skin, much more permeable, allowing heat loss and air circulation, greatly reducing the risk of irritations and allergies.

Which diaper to choose?

Whatever the choice of diaper type (or even the brand) to be used, the mother should always observe the reaction of her baby. Local irritations, rashes, constant crying with no apparent cause may be signs that the diaper being used is causing reactions. In this case one should move to another brand or even the type of diaper.

Another very important factor to be analyzed is the ecological damage of disposable diapers to our planet. In a world inhabited by 7 billion people and knowing that about 30% of this population is under 14 years old, we can infer that about 4% of it is made up of children aged 2 years or less, which means that they use diaper. We would then have 280 million babies. If we calculate below the use of diapers at 5 per day, then we will have 1.4 billion diapers discarded in nature, per day. The disposable diapers currently used take from 300 to 500 years to decompose. There is no place for them on the planet!

With what is currently available, I firmly believe that the ideal option is the cloth diaper.

When removing the diaper ?

The process to unfurl the baby should begin at 18 months, but it is a long and laborious affair. The recipe is to start the training knowing in advance that such a process can take place in a few weeks or last a much longer time. As long as the baby does not mature sphincter control (which is commanded by the nervous system), there is no point in trying to remove the diaper because the child will not respond. In addition, parents should not expect expectations of simple, rapid, and undiagnosed development. Mothers who insist when the child is opposed are not stimulating but inhibiting the natural evolution of the process. In addition, they provoke feelings of insecurity and anxiety in the small.

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