How to change your baby's nappy

Follow our step-by-step guide and you won't go wrong

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  • Step 1

    Have to hand a clean nappy, cotton wool, warm water, and a small towel 

  • Step 2

    Unfasten the nappy, if there's a poo, wipe most of it away with the nappy first - if it's a boy, keep the nappy over his penis to avoid spray in your face! 

  • Step 3

    Clean the front area with cotton wool and water, before lifting your baby's legs and cleaning his buttocks 

  • Step 4

    Pat his bottom completely dry with the towel, then fasten the new nappy 

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  • Step 5

    Change his nappy every three hours and every time he does a poo. If he gets nappy rash, only use cotton wool and water (advisable anyway in the first few weeks), leave your baby with his nappy off for a few minutes at intervals during the day and use a cream, such as Sudocrem 

Last updated on 20 July 2009

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