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Guide to changing a baby’s nappy
As a parent of a newborn, there’s a lot of nappy changing to be done! And practice makes easy, and after hundreds, fast. The first thing to do is to make sure your nappy changing area is safe and clean. Many parents have a dedicated nappy change station or change table in bub’s nursery. Other parents opt to lay a nappy change mat anywhere safe in the house.
Here’s what you need to change a nappy:
- A safe and clean space, either a nappy changing table, a nappy pad or change mat
- A nappy!
- Nappy cream
- Wipes — for bub and to wipe down the space after changing
- A change of clothing (even if just in case)
- A disposable nappy bag if you’re using disposable nappies
Always prepare your change station in advance of laying bub down so that you have all that you need in arm’s length before getting started. Also ensure you wash your hands before and after changing bub’s nappy. If you’re using a reusable nappy, the process is much the same except for disposing of the nappy!
Reusable or disposable nappies - choosing the right type of nappy for your baby
Every family has a different parenting style. This includes the choice between reusable cloth nappies and disposable nappies. In choosing the right type of nappy for your baby, there are considerations for both, with some pros and cons listed below.
REUSABLE CLOTH NAPPIES
Pros: eco-friendly, well-designed with cloth liner inserts and Velcro or popper fastening; arguably more cost effective in the long-run; comfort and fit; often made from terry cloth or towelling, cloth nappies are more skin friendly so less nappy rash with natural textiles used (no chemicals, dyes or plastics).
Cons: electricity costs to wash; may be less absorbent than disposable; bigger upfront cost; less practical if out and about or on holiday; careful washing at 60C recommended to ensure hygienically clean.
Brands include: Mama Koala Reusable Pocket Cloth Nappies, Itty Bitty Bare Essentials Reusable Cloth Nappies, Modibodi Reusable Nappy, and EcoNaps Reusable Cloth Nappy.
Pros: convenience; practical if out and about or for holidays; spread the cost over months and years of use, especially if you buy in bulk or as jumbo packs; often thought to have better absorption; more hygienic than cloth because of its single use.
Cons: not eco-friendly, doesn’t decompose easily so adds to landfill; by not removing poo from the nappy, disposable nappies further add methane gas to the environment; may take time to find the right fit for your bub; in the long-run disposable nappies can cost more than reusable cloth nappies; may contain harsh chemicals that cause nappy rash.
Brands include: BabyLove Cosifit, Huggies DryNites, Huggies Ultra Dry Nappies, BabyLove Sleepy Night Pants, BabyLove Nappy Pants Junior, BabyLove Nappy Pants Walker, Pampers Baby Dry Nappy Pants, and Huggies Essential Unisex Nappies.
Choosing the right nappies and wipes for babies with sensitive skin
From premmie nappies and newborn nappies to crawler nappies and nappy pants, whatever your bub’s stage and size, nappy considerations often include sensitive skin issues. For some parents, reusable nappies may be more suited to babies with sensitive skins as disposable nappies may contain harsher chemicals and plastics. Although reusable nappies are thought to be less absorbent, so if bub has a sensitive skin, you’ll need to change reusable nappies more often to avoid nappy rash. For many parents it’s trial and error. Besides choosing the right nappies, the choice of baby wipes and nappy cream is also important for babies with sensitive skin. A nappy brand for sensitive skin includes Huggies Ultimate Nappies.
Be completely prepared for the arrival of your newborn with our range of nappies, wipes, nappy bags and more!
Our range of newborn products helps you prepare for your little one’s arrival.
- Skip Hop’s Light Up Nappy Caddy is a new baby nursery must-have. The handle shines softly with a touch sensitive light, and its nifty design fits all baby's essentials, easy to move from room to room.
- Ubbi Nappy Bin’s award-winning design has maximum odour control and is also childproof.
- Ubbi Nappy Bin Plastic Bags are made from biodegradable plastic and perfectly fits your Ubbi nappy bin.
- Pigeon Antibacterial Wipes safely cleans feeding utensils, teethers and toys, formulated with 100% food-grade ingredients and effectively kills 99.99% of all bacteria.
- Medela’s Quick Clean Wipes offers portable cleaning, safe for breastpumps and accessories as well as high chairs, tables, cots, bassinets and countertops.
- Pigeon’s Anti-Mosquito Wipes are DEET free and suitable for babies 12 months+, protecting bub’s skin against mosquitoes for up to 6 hours.
Whether you’re looking for nappies, baby wipes, or nappy bags, Metro Baby has all the products available for every need
Whatever newborn products you’re looking for, Metro Baby is Australia’s trusted online one-stop baby shop offering an extensive range of deluxe and specialty baby products from the most trusted local and international brands. From newborn nappy products to baby wipes, nappy bags and organisers, to change creams and nappy bins, shop quality products from Pigeon, Weleda, Medela, Ubbi, Skip Hop and more.
Make changing your nappy organised and practical with our nappy caddy
Changing bub’s nappy can be a chaotic time, from tiny newborn nappy changes all the way through to when nappies can be full of a jumbo poo! To keep things calm(ish) and make changing your little one’s nappy organised, a practical and well-designed nappy caddy makes nappy time happy time. A nappy caddy like Skip Hop’s Light Up Nappy Caddy is available in grey and pink with a nifty handle that lights up, so helpful for middle of the night nappy changes. It’s also easy to transport from room to room, keeping nappies, baby wipes and more, neat and organised with a modular divider and four pockets.
Ensure you’re getting the right products for you and your little one with Metro Baby’s full range of nappies and accessories
Metro Baby offers an extensive range of trusted baby products which adhere to Australian and New Zealand safety standards. Beyond nappy accessories and products, our range extends to prams, car seats, breastfeeding products, swaddles, high chairs, bibs, toys, play mats, quilts, baby clothing, sleeping bags, skin care products and more. With easy checkout, Price Promise and delivery across Australia, finding the right products for you and your little one has never been this easy.
What is the difference between baby nappies and diapers?
There is none. Nappies is a term commonly used in Australia, the UK, and other Commonwealth countries whereas diapers is used in the USA. They’re the same thing, and one of hundreds of baby care products designed to make raising children easier.
What age are babies in nappies?
Each child’s journey is different. While all babies start out in nappies from day 1, each child ends their nappy journey when the time is right for them. Parents generally start toilet training their little one when bub shows an interest in using the potty. This can be anywhere between 18 months and 3 years. But each child is unique, crawling, running, walking at their own pace through various stages of development, which means each child is out of nappies when they’re ready.