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One of the most time-consuming tasks of parenthood is changing diapers. But don’t worry, Carissa and I have you covered with some of our top diaper tips and tricks. These are the things that have worked for us over the past few years, and we hope they work for you too.
Our diaper tips and tricks:
- First up, size up on nighttime diapers. Nighttime can be a tricky time for diapers, and you don’t want to be dealing with leaks or accidents. By using a larger diaper size, you can increase the absorbency and reduce the likelihood of leaks.
- For parents of boys, it’s important to point “it” down when changing their diaper. This will prevent any unexpected accidents from happening outside the diaper.
- Don’t be afraid to try off-brand diapers. While the big-name brands might be the most popular, you can often find great deals on lesser-known brands that work just as well.
- Doggy poop bags can double as on-the-go diaper disposable bags. These bags are cheap, small, and easy to use, making them perfect for on-the-go diaper changes. Also, you might also have these hanging around the house.
- If your little one is experiencing diaper rash, we highly recommend Triple Paste. This over-the-counter diaper cream is one of the best we’ve tried, and it has worked wonders for our kids. When my kids were young, I would use this on every diaper change.
- To prevent leaks, expose or pull out the “ruffles” around your baby’s legs. This will help to create a better seal around their legs and prevent any accidents.
- If you notice red marks around your baby’s legs, it’s probably time to size up. This will ensure that the diaper fits comfortably and doesn’t leave any marks or cause discomfort.
- Another helpful tip is to get a changing pad that is wipeable rather than machine washable. As any parent will tell you, accidents can and will happen during diaper changes. By having a wipeable changing pad, you can easily clean up messes and spills without having to worry about throwing the entire pad in the wash.
- In addition to having a wipeable changing pad, it’s also helpful to create two diaper changing spaces in your house. This can save you unnecessary trips to the other side of the house, which can be especially helpful when you have a newborn who needs frequent diaper changes. For example, you can have one changing station set up upstairs and another one downstairs, so you don’t have to constantly go up and down stairs throughout the day.
- Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for larger sizes on your baby registry. Babies grow quickly, and it’s better to have diapers that are a bit too big than too small. Plus, it never hurts to have a little extra on hand!
We hope these diaper tips and tricks have been helpful for you. Remember, parenting is a journey, and we’re all learning as we go. Good luck!
If you have any diaper tips and tricks, please drop them in the comments!