How to use Deeyeo diapers?
Apr 02,2022 | Deeyeo
Before you begin, gather a few supplies:
- a diaper
fasteners (if you are using cloth prefold diapers)
- a container of warm water and cotton balls (for babies with sensitive skin) or a clean washcloth or diaper wipes
diaper ointment or petroleum jelly (for preventing and treating rashes)
- a changing pad or cloth diaper for placing under your baby
Make sure your supplies are all within reach. Babies should never be left unattended, even for a second. Even newborns can surprise parents with their ability to roll.
Using the wet washcloth, cotton balls, or baby wipes, gently wipe your baby clean from the front to the back (never wipe from back to front, especially on girls, or you could spread the bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections). You might want to lift your baby's legs by the ankles to get underneath. Don't forget the creases in the thighs and buttocks.
For boys, keep a clean diaper over the penis during changing because exposure to air often causes boys to urinate — on you, the walls, or anything else within range.
Once you've finished wiping, pat your baby dry with a clean washcloth and apply diaper ointment.
If you're using disposable diapers:
Open the diaper and slide it under your baby while gently lifting his or her legs and feet. The back part with the adhesive strips should be about level with your baby's bellybutton.
Bring the front part of the diaper up between your baby's legs and onto his or her belly.
Bring the adhesive strips around and fasten snugly. Be careful not to stick the tape onto your baby's skin.
Here are a few extra tips to keep in mind:
Garbage should be emptied regularly (about once a day) if you're using disposables. This prevents a stinky diaper pail and the growth of bacteria.
If you find any marks around your baby's legs and waist, the diaper is too tight. Go for a looser fit next time. If that doesn’t help, your baby may be ready for the next size diaper.
If a rash develops at the diaper openings around your baby's leg and waist, change the brand of diaper you're using. Sometimes babies become sensitive to certain brands of diapers.
If diapering a boy, place the penis in a downward position before fastening the diaper. This will help prevent leaks from creeping up above the waistline.
Fold down the waistline of the diaper if your baby's umbilical cord has not fallen off yet to keep that area dry. Continue to do this for a few days after the cord has fallen off to prevent irritation.
Always wash your hands well after changing your baby's diaper to prevent the spread of germs.