Changing the first nappy

Changing the first nappies

When you have your first baby, you are invaded with many questions and most of them so basic that you are ashamed of asking. One of those questions is about Changing the first nappies! Well, you just found a place where we tell you everything that you will need to know about it. 

Changing the first nappies: The Basics

I’m sure you have a lot of questions to ask, so I will answer you all about Changing the first nappies. Changing first nappies


Well, first of all, you need to understand that your baby will poo and wee regularly because his digestive system is still little. So you have to be more aware after every feed.

You must change it several times per day and avoid letting your baby with a dirty nappy for a lot of time. Usually, your baby will make wee or poo every one to three hours. Poo combined with your baby’s wee has several bacteria that can make baby’s skin sore and lead to nappy rash.

Sometimes your little newborn won’t cry if he has his nappy dirty, so you have to pay attention to him.

When your baby is sleeping, don’t change his nappy. You can disrupt your baby’s sleep unnecessarily because he will wake up in one hour to eat!

DISPOSABLE OR CLOTH? Changing the first nappy

Nowadays your work with Changing the first nappies is a little bit easier with disposable nappies. They absorb very well the wee so you won’t need to see all the time if your baby has wee. Now you also have some disposable nappies with a wetness indicator, especially for newborns.

Cloth nappies are indisputable inexpensive than the others. They can be used numerous times whereas disposable one only can be used one time. Many people think that those one are very prejudicial to the environment, but cloth nappies can be too, mainly if you use non-biodegradable detergents or bleach.

There are pros and cons for both methods so you can choose the one that fits you. Don’t forget if you are using cloth nappies when you go out of home to bring some disposable to your walk. You won’t regret it!


Changing the first nappies can be a challenging! Nowadays you have at your disposal some safe changing areas to do it with hygiene because they are washable surfaces. Buy one if you haven’t it yet. Changing the first nappies disposable


  • Disposable nappy
  • Disposable nappy liner
  • Bag to throw away dirty nappies
  • Nappy wipes, warm water and non-perfumed soap
  • Barrier cream or nappy cream
  • A change of clothes
  • A distraction for your newbornChanging the first nappies cloth


  • Clean cloth nappy
  • Washable nappy liner and waterproof cover
  • Plastic nappy grips
  • Nappy bucket
  • Nappy wipes, warm water and non-perfumed soap
  • Barrier cream or nappy cream
  • A change of clothes
  • A distraction for your newborn

HOW TO CHANGE A NAPPY? First nappy changing

Changing the first nappies depends if you are using disposable or cloth ones. There are a lot of variety of cloth nappies, and each one requires a different technique. But don’t worry, once you’ve got the hang of it, it will be the easier part.

Cloth Nappies

  1. Lay out a clean nappy.
  2. Unfasten the nappy your baby is wearing and bring down the front part of the cover.
  3. Pull down the front half. Use it to wrap the dirty part.
  4. Lift your baby’s bottom off the table holding his ankles with one hand.
  5. Clean your baby with a wipe.
  6. Remove the dirty nappy and place the new one underneath your baby.
  7. Put some nappy cream on your baby.
  8. Pull the front half up to your baby’s tummy.
  9. Fasten the cloth nappy with nappy grips.

Disposable Nappies

  1. Do all the steps until number eight.
  2. Fasten the nappy on both sides with the tabs.
  3. That’s it!

First of all: Congratulations for you, mum and dad. Then you just need to follow this steps, and you will see how fast you learn how to Changing the first nappies! 

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