Baby care: perfect the art of nappy-changing

One of the most fundamental baby care basics to mastering the nappy-changing technique. Try these mum-tested tips to streamline or improve the nappy-changing process.

Preparation makes perfect

Minimise the time your baby will have to be uncomfortable by keeping all the necessary changing goods (nappies, wipes, bags for dirty packages) close to hand.

Double up

A great trick that some mums use to catch any unexpected spillage is to place a clean nappy underneath their baby before removing the dirty one. Any methods to limit the mess are always good to consider.

Chat him up

Tell your baby what you're doing – hearing your voice will keep him calm and distract him from what's happening. Changing time can actually be great bonding time too. Instead of thinking of nappy changes as an unpleasant chore, slow down, take a breath and start a conversation with your baby.

Make it fun

Entertain your baby while putting on a fresh nappy by placing something eye catching near his changing spot. A colourful toy, or one that sparkles or sings, makes for a good option.

With these smart strategies in place, you'll be able to make nappy duty less of a chore and more of a bonding experience for both you and your baby.

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