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Changing your baby’s nappy is an important skill you’ll get the hang of after the first few days with your baby, since you’ll change their nappy very frequently. Below is a simple guide to help you learn how to change your baby.

  • Getting Ready

You can change your baby on a changing table or on any surface covered with a changing mat or towel. It's important to have all the supplies you'll need within reach before you begin, this includes:

  • A clean nappy
  • Baby wipes or cotton wool and water
  • A plastic bag for the soiled nappy
  • Nappy cream
  • A change of clothes for your baby.

Remember never to leave your baby alone on a changing table or surface, even for an instant.

  • Steps for Changing Your Baby’s Nappy

Lay your baby on a flat, soft and secure surface.

Undo the nappy. If using a nappy with adhesive tabs, fold these back on themselves so that they don´t stick to your baby. 

Using wipes or cotton ball dampened with water, clean the genital area by wiping from front to back.

Place a clean nappy under your baby and pat your baby´s skin dry with a clean cloth. It’s a good idea to apply a thin layer of nappy cream to protect your baby’s bottom from the causes of nappy rash or use the NEW JOHNSON´S© Skin Protect Wipes.

Secure the clean nappy by fastening the nappy from the back to the front panel. It should be snug, but not tight.

Finally, place your baby in a secure place so you can dispose of the dirty nappy and wash your own hands.

Nappy Changing Tips

Never leave your baby alone on a changing table or surface, even for an instant

First-time parents are often surprised by how many nappies they go through in a day — always have plenty available

Before and after changing baby’s nappy, be sure to wash your hands

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