• Wash and dry your hands.
  • Unfasten the tabs and fasten them back on themselves so they don’t stick to your baby, but don’t remove the dirty diaper yet.
  • Wipe away excess feces from his or her genital area with the corner of the diaper,
  • If you have a boy, cover the penis with a clean cloth so he doesn’t pee all over himself (and you) while you’re changing him.
  • Take your baby by the ankles and lift the bottom off the changing table.
  • Fold the dirty diaper in half under your baby, unsoiled side up.
  • Use a baby wipe or wet cloth to clean your baby’s front thoroughly. For a girl, be sure to wipe from front to back.
  • Lift both of your baby’s legs and clean his or her bottom with a wipe or wet cloth.
  • Swap a clean diaper for the dirty one. The clean diaper’s top half (look for the tabs) should go under your baby’s bottom, and the other half should come up between his or her legs (which should be spread as widely as is comfortable for your baby).
  • Fasten the diaper at both sides with the tapes, making sure it’s snug, but not too tight.
  • Tape the soiled diaper around the contents, put it in a plastic bag, and toss it in the trash. Dress your baby, and wash your hands thoroughly.

 

Diaper Shopping

  • Only buy one package of newborn style diapers. Until you know how big your baby is, don’t stock up, he/she may need to use size 1 right away.  They will grow, so no need to have a lot when your baby outgrows the ones they are in.
  • Every discount store has their own brand of diapers which is usually about 15% cheaper than the premium brands, but it is an individual choice. The Canadian Mother Resource is a partner of Huggies, so as a member, you can expect to receive valuable discounts, deals and offers for Huggies diapers.
  • In the first few months, you will go through a lot of diapers, as many as 8-12 per day in the beginning, which equates to $75 – $125 month. (Depending on brand choice and number of changes).
  • Cloth diapers are about $20-28 for a dozen (try to catch sales), but they will require more washing. **You will save a lot of money here**
  • Wet Wipes – Buy lots!! You can stock up before baby is born. They now have MEGA MEGA Packs (596) wipes in all brand names.
  • Again, every store has their own brand, you need to decide which ones you and your baby like the best, then comparison shop! The Huggies brand comes highly recommended.

Tips

  • As a member of the Canadian Mother Resource, you will receive valuable coupons in the mail – USE THEM!
  • As a new parent, you can find the cheapest place to buy brand name diapers is Wal-mart, SuperStore and Costco.
  • Even on sale, the other grocery and department stores still cost more.