How to Diaper Your Baby: The Do’s and Don’ts | Aquaphor Baby

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hi I'm dr. Levine pediatrician and mom of two

diapering a baby can seem very overwhelming at times babies can be


there's all that poop and sometimes they can get uncomfortable diaper rash

so here are a few do's and don'ts of diapering.

First what to do. Always keep one hand on the baby during changing times.

You don't want to learn that your baby can now roll over by hearing a thump on

the floor

do you change your baby's diaper often and definitely right after a bowel movement

All that wetness and friction can cause skin irritation.

When diapering a boy, do cover him with a soft cloth or wipe or you could find

yourself getting sprayed in the face.

When diapering a girl do wipe from front to back to avoid spreading bacteria,

and in both boys and girls don't use products and whites that contain alcohol and fragrance.

They can irritate a baby's delicate skin

Do you use a protective healing ointment at every diaper change to prevent diaper rash.

Look for one that's hypoallergenic fragrance and paraben-free, like

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment. Diaper ointment provides a barrier between your baby

skin and diaper contents helping to prevent skin irritation. Don't skimp

apply generously to all of your baby's crevices and folds to ensure a complete covering.

When your baby has a diaper rash,

do you use a diaper rash cream with zinc oxide to provide soothing relief and


Don't make your baby's diaper too tight or loose diaper allows for better air

circulation and less irritation

Finally don't stress diaper-changing can be quick and simple if you follow these


So there you have it my diapering do's and don'ts