Should I Wake My Baby to Change Their Diaper?
Newborns and young infants make a LOT of wet diapers so most parents are used to changing them frequently throughout the day That’s why you might find yourself asking this question in the middle of the night: Do I need to change my baby’s dirty diaper?
During the day, that’s a straightforward question. But at night, it’s slightly more complicated. On one hand, your baby may have soiled her diaper while sleeping (it’s more than likely to happen at least once per night). And on the other hand, you don’t want to wake them unnecessarily to change them. So if your baby is still asleep, should you risk waking them to change the diaper?
Luckily, the answer is simple, and will mean you can get the most rest possible. Unless your baby is extremely wet or has pooped, you can probably let them sleep. Believe it or not, there’s no need to wake your baby every time they wet their diaper a little. Waking them often results in confusion and crying and should therefore be avoided. But it may be necessary to change the diaper while baby is asleep if it is soiled or if baby’s clothes are soaked through. This prevents rashes and ensures higher quality sleep for the rest of the night.
At night, you could change a diaper right there in the crib, or gently pick the little one up and bring them to the prepared area. The disadvantage of changing the diaper in their bed is that you move them around less and leave them fairly undisturbed.
If you choose to take the little one out of their bed, make sure the area where you are going to change the diaper is warm. This is especially important for very small babies or when you need to change the diaper during the cold season.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help get away with leaving that wet diaper on for a little while during a nap. The worst thing you can do is leave a wet or dirty diaper on for too long and then not clean your baby properly before changing their diaper.
Diaper changes can be an ugly business. Even when your baby or toddler is at their most cooperative, it can be gross. To keep your nursery clean and comfortable,it’s necessary to add a changing pad cover to your list. Changing pad covers aren’t only essential to keep your nursery clean. They also make the diaper changing process more comfortable for your baby. Soft fabric covers will keep your child warm and cozy even when they’re partially dressed.
Biloban 100% organic cotton changing pad covers are super soft to the touch and made especially for baby skin. The skin-friendly material eliminates annoying rashes and skin discomfort. Furthermore, the material is breathable & stretchy, ideal for baby's sensitive skin. The implementation of an elastic band makes putting it on and taking it off an effortless job. These changing pad covers don’t have any chemical odors and can be used in dryers. With this changing pad covers, your little one will feel more comfy and comfortable during the diaper changing process.