This post sharing genius diapering hacks for new moms is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Triple Paste
As cute as babies are, I’ve never met a mom who is thrilled about changing diapers. While it isn’t the highlight of parenting, diapering is essential to keeping your baby happy and healthy.
It’s estimated that babies go through 1,500 to 1,800 diapers per year. That’s a LOT of diaper changes. I can’t speak much for baby boys, but with three little girls, I’ve had my fair share of experience when it comes to changing diapers. Here are some diapering hacks I wish I knew when I first became a mom.
Protect Your Baby’s Skin
Babies tend to have very sensitive skin. Changes in diet, weather, diaper size and more can impact a baby’s diaper area and cause uncomfortable rash and aggravation.
When it comes to changing diapers, one of the most important things is to protect your baby’s skin. I love using Triple Paste both as a preventative and a treatment for diaper rash.
This soothing cream is thick and works quickly to provide triple protection by preventing, treating, and soothing raw, irritated skin caused by diaper rash. It contains oat extract and beeswax, to help provide fast, soothing relief for red, irritated skin.
Triple Paste is free from unnecessary ingredients with just the perfect amount of medicine to treat diaper rash. The fragrance free formula contains non-nano zinc oxide and is preservative-free, talc-free, phthalate-free, dye-free, and hypoallergenic. Perfect for baby’s sensitive nether-regions.
Best of all, Triple Paste is pediatrician recommended, dermatologist tested, and endorsed by the National Eczema Association. This is a must add to your diaper changing station and is the best way to keep your baby’s skin healthy.
Diapering Hacks for New Moms
In addition to using a great diaper rash product, there are several other hacks to help make diaper changes easier. Read on for 10 more genius diapering hacks for new moms.
Use Cheap Dog Bags or Grocery Bags
There is no need for a fancy trash can just for diapers. We learned after my first daughter that we really only need plastic bags to contain smelly diapers. “Baby” diaper bags tend to be more expensive, so we always purchase doggie waste bags instead or re-use grocery bags to save money.
Keep Toys Handy
Little hands love to explore and touch everything! Keeping toys near the diaper changing station (or in a portable changing caddy) is an easy way to keep your little one busy while taking care of business.
Pull Dirty Onesies Down
Onesies don’t have weird necklines just for fun, they’re actually designed that way to make changing dirty outfits easier. In the event of a poop-xplosion, simply pull the onesie down to avoid further mess.
Check for Wetness Indicators
Diapers have these magical lines to tell you whether a baby is wet just by looking at it. The wetness indicators change with the smallest amount of liquid but are a great way to check your baby easily.
Pull out the Diaper Ruffles
Around the legs of diapers, there are little ruffles. When you change a diaper, make sure those ruffles are pulled OUT so the elastic part sits right against their leg. This helps keep yucky stuff in and prevents leakage.
Put a Clean Diaper Under the Dirty One
Avoid mid change mishaps by laying a clean diaper underneath of the dirty one before you even open it. This is a really clever hack to ensure a clean changing process.
Use Sleep Gowns or Zipper Sleepers
I loathe sleepers with buttons/snaps. With my second and third baby I refused to use them. Using sleep gowns or zipper sleepers are so much easier for late night changes.
Use a Nightlight
Speaking of late nights, using a nightlight in your baby’s room near your changing area will keep the ambiance nice to help coax them back to sleep without fully waking them up during the changing process.
Go Up a Size for Night Time
Use the next size diaper for night time to help prevent accidents and ensure baby can sleep without interruption because of a super full diaper.
Store Extra Changing Essentials in Car
I cannot even count how many times this hack has saved me. Keeping an extra set of diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream and clothes in the car (not just in the diaper bag) will definitely come in handy. Whether you accidentally forget the diaper bag or just run out of supplies, this hack is sure to come in handy.
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