This is my first time ever doing so. My parents which are th childs grandparents, were supposed to look after him, but they had a prior engagement they could not get out of and for 2 hours I'm left alone to look after him.
So yeah I've never done this before, so, what's some general advice you can give me?
I've never changed a baby's diaper before, so if it ever came to that I'm not sure what to do. Could I just wait until my parents come home and deal with it, or would that be a bad idea?
I didn't even have to change him. so all in all, not bad at all. thanks guys
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Babies are pretty easy. :) You'll be just fine for 2 hours.
When you get there, the parents should tell you the last time he ate, slept, and was changed. They'll tell you whether you have to feed him or not. If you do, they'll give you directions on how to prepare a bottle.
Changing a diaper is super easy. It's fairly doubtful you'll get a stinky diaper in a 2 hour span, but you'll likely get one or two pee diapers. Just feel the front of the diaper for any feeling of fullness to check for pee.
Here's how I like to change babies. I put the baby on the changing table (or just a flat surface like the floor, if they don't have one). Then I get a new diaper and slide it underneath the baby's bottom, lifting him by his ankles. Then I take the baby's dirty diaper off and wipe the area with a baby wipe. I throw away the dirty diaper and the baby wipe. Then I just fasten the new diaper, which was already half on at that point. And since he's a baby boy, beware he might spray a little!
Anyways, you'll probably only have to do that once, maybe twice. He'll probably sleep the rest of the time, or maybe play a bit. Here's how to tell if he's tired: if he rubs his eyes, yawns, or seems fussy for no reason. Ask his parents how he normally goes to sleep (if he goes in a crib, in a swingy chair, or goes to sleep while being held). Sometimes, a baby is so tired he doesn't know what to do, so he might cry for a while before finally falling asleep. Don't lose your patience, just step out of the room and take some deep breaths if you have to.
If his eyes are wide open and generally seems wide awake, go ahead and play with him. Babies like when you act like a fool :) Talk to him, say nonsense words, tickle him, hold his hands and make him dance.
But in reality, he'll most likely sleep at least half the time. And feel free to ask his parents any questions you may have.0