Here’s The Ultimate Diaper Guide For New Dads

Here’s The Ultimate Diaper Guide For New Dads

31 Oct 2022 | 4 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

Author | 1053 Articles

It’s common for new dads to worry and doubt their ability to take care of a newborn or raise a child. The good news is that the more time you devote to being a parent, the simpler it gets! Understanding how to change a diaper is one of the first things you should master. This diaper guide for new dads is all you need to learn the tricks of diapering a newborn. After a few attempts, it will come naturally to you.

Ponder over this diapering advice now and you’ll save money, time, and hassle.

Diaper Guide For New Dads

  • Keep things within reach

It’s normal to feel overburdened when changing diapers since it’s something you’re not used to as a new dad. Being in position is the first step. Before you begin, remember to keep all diaper supplies handy. You will need:

  • Baby wipes
  • Natural diaper rash cream
  • Fresh and soft towels
  • Fresh baby linens 
  • Fresh diapers
  • Clean baby clothing 
  • Changing Pad
  • A resealable bag or diaper bin to dispose off soiled diapers

You’ll be alright as long as they’re within arm’s reach. 

  • Know the diaper size

Even though the nappy aisle may appear intimidating, if you understand the procedure, it’s not that bad. It is similar to the concept of “diapers by numbers,” where the prominent figures on the packaging—typically 1, 2, and 3—relate to the various diaper sizes based on their weight in pounds.

But remember that not all brands of diapers have the same sizes. 

  • Wipe correctly

Baby wipes, cotton balls, or a moist towel should be used to clean your infant from front to back gently. To reach below, you might wish to elevate your child’s legs by the ankles. 

Do not neglect the buttocks and thigh folds. Wipe your baby dry with a clean towel, and apply diaper rash cream when you’re done wiping.

Diaper guide for new dads
Wash and sanitise your hands again after you change the diaper and before your lift your baby/ Image source: freepik
  • Dry! Dry! Dry!

After thoroughly cleaning up the baby, dry up your infant by wiping him/her off with a dry cloth. It’s crucial to keep your infant dry to avoid diaper rash. 

Additionally, it’s crucial to dry your hands before using diaper cream. Remember that your baby’s diaper area only needs a small amount of cream. 

  • Seal the fresh diaper

You’re almost there dad! Your baby has been dried off and cleaned. You must now finalise the agreement!

  • Lift both of your infant’s legs with one hand. Next, wriggle the diaper’s front between your legs.
  • As your baby’s legs are lowered, lower the straps to firmly fasten the diaper.

The dirty diaper should now be safely disposed off as the final step. Simply wrap it up and fasten it shut with the velcro strap.

Things To Remember 

  • Remove your ring, bracelets or any accessories that you may have on your hands as these could scrape your baby’s tender skin.
  • Wash your hands and sanitise them before you change the baby’s diaper. 
  • Warm your hands first before you touch your baby as cold hands can be uncomfortable for babies.
  • Keep a toy ready to distract your baby during diaper changing.
  • Keep soiled diapers away from your baby.
  • Wash and sanitise your hands again after you are done changing the diaper and before you pick your baby up.

Don’t get frustrated if you don’t get it right on the first few tries. Use this diaper guide for new dads to make diaper changing easier. As you change more diapers, the easier it becomes so don’t lose heart dad use this as an opportunity to bond with your infant. Happy diapering!

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