How To Change A Baby's Diaper

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As a teenager who might baby-sit or even as an adult, there will come a time when you'll have to change a baby's diaper. If you follow some basic directions, you should be able to safely change the baby's diaper and make the baby a whole lot happier.

First, you will need to gather a few items before you change the baby's diaper. You will need a diaper, baby powder, baby wipes, and a safe spot to lay the baby down, a change of clothes in case the baby's diaper leaks through on to his/her clothes, and of course, you need a baby. Keep in mind it's important to get all items required before you begin, because under no circumstances should you leave the baby unattended. Leaving the baby unattended could cause harm to the baby if he/she were to roll off the table, couch, or any other location you choose to change their diaper.

Second, you need to determine if the baby needs his/her diaper changed. This is a simple task to do. You must hold the baby upright with one arm and place the hand of the free arm on the baby's bottom. Then you must feel the bottom part of

the diaper and check for a damp and/or heavy feel. If you do, then the baby needs his/her diaper changed.

Now it is time for the fun part. After following the pervious steps, it is time to lay the baby on the surface you had chosen to change the baby. Thirdly, you now have to remove the baby's clothing and the used diaper. Afterwards, you dispose of the used diaper, if possible. If you are unable to, just roll the diaper up and place it out of the way, especially away from the baby. Now...