Setting up your nappy area
The first nappy change is always a little daunting but having a well-organised nappy area will help make the process run as smoothly as possible for you and your baby. You’ll be a pro in no time!
Choose an area where you can have everything you need within reach. Having the right items at hand will make the whole experience quicker and more agreeable for both you and your baby. Remember, baby is likely to place things in his mouth, so make sure you eliminate choking hazards, such as plastic bags, before getting started. Similarly, to avoid suffocation, do not let your child tear the nappy. Be sure to discard any torn or unsealed products.
Ensure the area is hygienic. This can be easily done by placing a fresh cotton nappy cloth beneath baby (plus it’s super-handy should there be an accident mid-change).
If the area is elevated, do make sure you supervise your child at all times. Ensure you use the safety strap on a change table to prevent them from rolling off. If you are changing on the sofa or a bed, be sure to prop up pillows or obstacles that may prevent them from rolling off.
The changing zone will have to be well away from any source of fire as nappies, like most articles of clothing, burn when exposed to an open flame.
Things you need:
- Change mat. A good idea might be to choose one with raised sides to help prevent your baby from rolling over and falling. You may also want to use a disposable or washable change mat cover in order to facilitate the clean-up of any spillage and maintain good hygiene.
- Treasures Nappies. Because a quality nappy means more quality time! Check out which ones are right for your baby.
- Treasures Baby Wipes. Wipes are necessary to clean up poo. A good product should be soft, sanitising, and effective in removing any dubious matter off your baby’s bottom in one or two wipes. Treasures Baby Wipes are unscented to be gentle on your baby’s sensitive bottom.
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