Winter can be a tough time for a baby's delicate skin, and it's important to take extra care when changing your baby's diaper to ensure that they stay warm and comfortable, making the process enjoyable for both of you. Diaper changes need not be a stressful activity. The best thing you can do for yourself, and your baby is to establish a diaper-changing routine that works for both of you.
If you feel more comfortable changing diapers on the floor, then do that! Or, if you need to stick your favourite song on to entertain your baby whilst cleaning them up. There is no right way or wrong way to change your baby’s diapers. Always ensure, however, that your baby is safe where they are and that they cannot roll away.
So, here are some tips to help make diaper changes a little easier during the cold winter months for both you and your baby:
1. Keep Your Baby Warm:
When it's cold outside, it's important to keep your baby warm and cozy during diaper changes. One way to do this is to have a warm space for diaper changes, such as a heated room or a changing table near a heater. You can also use a warm blanket or pad to cover your baby's changing surface. When you have a warm and comfortable baby, you have a happy baby, and at the end of the day, that’s all parents really want.
2. Use Moisturizing Wipes:
Dry, cold air can be harsh on your baby's skin, so it's important to use gentle and moisturizing wipes. Moisturizing wipes help to keep your baby's skin hydrated and healthy, especially during those harsh winter months. Our Coconut Nourish wipes are an excellent choice; be sure to check them out if you are looking for wipes that will aid in moisturizing your baby’s skin.
3. Choose a Diaper with Strong Absorption:
No baby enjoys a wet nappy, especially during winter! The third tip is to make sure you use a diaper with excellent absorption, like our “Bouncy Soft” diapers. Designed with strong absorption in mind, these diapers can help to keep your baby's skin dry and rash-free even in the coldest weather.
Our diapers are made with well-chosen apparel-grade materials, ensuring that your baby feels nothing but comfort when wearing them. Our “Bouncy Soft” diapers also promise 45% less friction to support your baby’s bottom in keeping it soft and without rashes.
4. Use a Barrier Cream:
If your baby is prone to diaper rash or has sensitive skin, it's a good idea to use a barrier cream to protect their skin during diaper changes. This will help to create a barrier between your baby's skin and the diaper, which can help to prevent irritation and rashes, ensuring that your little cherub is comfortable and content.
5. Change Your Baby’s Diaper Frequently:
In the winter, changing your baby's diaper frequently is especially important to keep their skin dry and healthy. This means changing their diaper as soon as it's wet or soiled and not waiting until the next scheduled diaper change. Again, as mentioned above, you want to make sure that your baby is warm during those cold months.
6. Keep Your Baby’s Skin Clean:
During diaper changes, be sure to clean your baby's skin thoroughly. This will help to remove any dirt or mess from their skin and will also help to prevent irritation. Our Coconut Nourish wipes are an excellent choice for this as they are enriched with natural plant extract; you do not need to worry about your baby suffering from chemicals, especially if they have sensitive skin.
7. Dry Your Baby’s Skin Gently:
After you've cleaned your baby's skin, be sure to dry them gently. Avoid rubbing their skin too hard, as this can irritate and cause rashes. Instead, pat their skin dry or use a soft towel to gently blot away any excess moisture. Remember, a baby’s skin is extremely delicate.
8. Dress Your Baby in Warm, Comfortable Clothing:
After you've changed your baby's diaper, it's important to dress them in warm, comfortable clothing. This will help to keep them warm and cozy and will also help to prevent diaper rash and other skin irritation. A good way to tell whether your baby’s body temperature is normal is to touch their forehead gently. An important thing to remember is not to put too many layers on your baby to avoid them overheating.
9. Keep Your Changing Supplies Warm:
If you're changing your baby's diaper outside or in a cold room, be sure to keep your changing supplies warm. This includes your wipes, diapers, and creams. You can keep these items in a warm place or use a small heater to keep them at a comfortable temperature.
10. Be Prepared for Emergencies:
It's always a good idea to be prepared for emergencies, especially when it comes to diaper changes in the winter. Make sure you have extra diapers, wipes, and warm clothing on hand in case of any unexpected delays or accidents. It is always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared with a baby. If you feel as though you are leaving the house with your whole life packed into one bag, then that’s a good sign!
And there are the top ten tips to follow when changing your baby’s diaper during winter. Following these tips can help keep your baby's skin healthy and happy during diaper changes this winter. Remember to choose a diaper with strong absorption, use moisturizing wipes, and take extra care to keep your baby warm and comfortable. And don't forget to have all your changing supplies on hand and be prepared for any emergencies that may arise.
A little note - remember to make diaper changes fun for you and your baby! This is a great bonding activity for both of you and it will also distract your baby from feeling the cold during winter.