How to change a diaper, step by step

Let’s see the correct way to change a diaper. These step-by-step instructions will make this task simpler and easier to do, even for the most inexperienced parent.


Changing a dirty diaper is one of the first tasks you will need to do as a new mother and even you fathers. After reading this, you will be a diaper-changing expert. Let’s see the following steps:

  1. Preparation: Have everything that your need to change your little one’s diaper within arm’s reach. This way, you won’t have to try and get around without leaving your baby alone. Never leave him alone on the changing table. Remove his romper or lift his shirt past his tummy.
  1. Have the clean diaper open. Lift your baby up by his ankles and slide the clean diaper under his bum, until it reaches his kidneys. Make sure it fully open. The adhesive stickers should be about at level with his belly button. Once the diaper is perfectly centered, place his bum on top of the diaper, where he should stay until you have finished fastening the diaper.

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  1. Remove the dirty diaper. Before removing the dirty diaper, check to make sure, if he really needs to be changed (pee or poop). If he did either, separate the adhesive stickers from the diaper, folding them in. Next carefully, hold the front part of the diaper and pull it towards his feet, folding is down carefully.
  1. Cleaning his bum. You shouldn’t remove the dirty diaper too quickly. Also, remove it slowly so your baby’s bottom stays on top of the clean diaper. After cleaning his bum area correctly, use baby powder if necessary, to prevent chafing or irritations. When choosing baby powders or ointments, look for products that contain natural ingredients such as olive oil, vitamin B5 (panthenol). These ingredients help to nurture and hydrate your baby’s delicate skin, helping to avoid the feared diaper rash.
  1. Put on the clean diaper. Flatten the clean diaper. Bring the front piece up through his legs, until it reaches the same level as the adhesive stickers. Stick the diaper together but it shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.

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