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About Baby Diapering
A newborn may need a fresh diaper as many as 10-15 times each day. Changing your baby's diaper is one of the most frequent tasks that you'll do. It's important to make sure you're well-equipped for the job. Through Instacart, you can order diapers and diapering supplies from several participating retailers and have these essentials delivered to you the same day.
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FAQs About Baby Diapering
While diapers are convenient for obvious reasons, they can cause skin irritation and discomfort. Your baby doesn't need to wear a diaper all the time if you have a convenient play space where you don't mind a mess. Place your baby on a waterproof mat or a blanket outdoors for diaper-free time. This air circulation is beneficial if your baby is prone to diaper rashes.
You should change your baby's diaper as soon as you notice that it's dirty or wet. Some diapers have a color-changing stripe that will alert you to moisture so that your baby doesn't have to sit in a wet diaper for too long. Your baby is more likely to develop a diaper rash if the diaper isn't changed regularly.
In general, you should change an infant's diaper at least once every two to three hours. If you're regularly finding that the diaper is still dry and clean during changes, you may want to speak with your pediatrician to ensure your infant is getting adequate nutrition. By the time your baby is six days old, your child should have 6-8 wet diapers a day.
You can use diaper cream to prevent or treat diaper rash. If your baby has an active diaper rash, you should use diaper cream every time you change your baby's diaper. You can also help soothe diaper rash by bathing your baby daily and leaving the diaper off for periods of time to provide more airflow. If the diaper cream is sticking to the diaper too much, consider adding a thin layer of petroleum jelly over the cream.
You might choose to use diaper cream as a preventive measure when your baby has loose stools or is taking antibiotics that are likely to cause loose stools. Diarrhea makes diaper rash more likely, which makes it a good time to use diaper cream. Using diaper cream before bed can help as well since your baby will wear the same diaper for a longer stretch of time overnight.
Urine doesn't irritate the skin the way feces do. You don't necessarily have to wipe your baby down after every wet diaper. Many diapers are so absorbent that you'll find your baby's skin is hardly wet. If your baby's skin is noticeably wet when you change the diaper, you might lightly wipe down your baby.
Diapers are typically sized by weight. It's helpful to know what your baby weighs. This weight will give you a good starting point if you don't know where to begin. Start with a small package and pay attention to how the diaper fits to determine whether your baby is wearing the right size.
When the diaper is fastened, you should be able to slip two fingers inside the waistband. If the diaper is too snug for two fingers, you should go up a size. Other signs that the diaper is too small include the following:
- Inadequate coverage over the baby's bottom.
- Red marks around the thighs or stomach.
- Moisture easily soaks through the diaper.
Your baby's diaper may be too small if:
- You deal with frequent blowouts.
- The diaper sags low even when it's not full.
- Gaps appear at the leg openings.
Your baby's diaper needs are important, but it's not always easy to find the time for a visit to the store when you run out of the necessary supplies. Through Instacart, you can order diapers, wipes, and other baby supplies easily. Have your order delivered in as little as two hours and save your busy family a trip to the store.