Babies are the delight of the parents and are taken care of with a lot of excitement and inquisitiveness. The babies after birth are more like machines and poop is the most frequent thing a parent must experience. They need to be handled delicately with extreme vigilance and care and especially the diapering process as it is messy and grimy.
The process of diapering comprises many elements, without which it becomes very inconvenient for the parents to take charge. Let us have a look at all the essential components and their respective roles in the diapering process.
The most critical part of the diapering process is that of a diaper and the choice depends entirely on the parents. One can choose from a disposable vs cloth one, organic vs. scented one. Choosing a diaper is not a very tough job and the most integral being the actual size of the diaper for the baby.
The perfect size for the baby- This is extremely important for the parents to know that if the diaper is too loose, it can result in leakage and too tight could lead to irritation with the elastic leg tags thus making the baby very uncomfortable. So, it is ideal to refer to the size guide at the back of all diaper packets. That indicates the diaper size as per the weight of the baby and not the age. Since all babies are different and so are their bodies, a newborn baby can weigh anywhere between 2.5 to 3.5 kgs.
2. Wipes and Diaper Rash Spray
The wipes are important to keep the baby bottoms clean and soft as the skin of the baby is very delicate. So, using wet wipes is considered good for the baby since they are made with water and fruit extracts. Diaper rash balm, on the other hand, helps to protect the baby’s skin against any type of irritation and rashes and helpful to apply when the baby develops rashes.
3. Nappy Pads
It is a must for the mothers who opt for cloth diapers and they can soak more urine than a cloth nappy. They are economical and safe for the skin of the baby and prevent excessive laundry as in the case of cloth nappies.
4. Hand Sanitizer
It helps to disinfect the hands after cleaning the baby and keeps the baby and the mother safe against all sorts of infections.
5. Swaddle and Blanket
Swaddle is a type of soft cloth that helps to keep the baby warm and offers comfort and security for the baby. The babies can even be swaddled in a blanket as it is much warmer and soothes the baby from all the pressure that is around us.
Inserts are used mainly by the parents who opt for cloth diapering. It is that part of the diaper that helps to absorb the liquids and can be made of different materials like microfiber, cotton, charcoal bamboo, bamboo cotton, etc.
7. Diapering Station
This is one more feature of diapering which enables the mothers to comfortably change the baby without the fear that the baby will fall. This is termed as station as it is a one-stop-shop where all the items related to diaper changing can be kept or assembled like the wipes, swaddle, diapers, changing mat, diaper pail etc.
All the changing tables and diaper station essentials are a must for a baby to be comfortable. All the supplies of the diapering baby must be stocked as babies need to be changed several times a day and it is extremely important to take care of their hygiene.
The parents need to be efficient enough to handle this diapering process as they constitute a major portion of their lives for a few years until they are completely potty trained. The parents must offer them a safe and clean surrounding always.