I babysit an adorable 1 year old little boy and I'm kinda wondering how to correctly change a baby boys diaper/nappy.
Have tons of babysitting and baby diaper/nappy changing experience under my belt but It has been most baby girls that I have cleaned and changed.
Is it a different way for changing baby boys?
Parents can you pleases describe how to change a baby boy step-by-step
Thank you for all your help <3 your life savers
Most Helpful Guy
I don't see why anything would be different.
Take off the dirty one. Clean, dry, add lotion if needed to prevent diaper rash, and put on the new diaper.1
Most Helpful Girl
Diapering boys is generally easier, because you don't have to be as anal (hah! look how I did that!) about wiping from front to back all the time.
In fact, if the boy has more sensitive skin, you may want to not even wipe him every time he goes #1, since boys (in my experience) are more likely to get a rash from being wiped too much than from letting them sleep in a wet diaper.
YMMV with this one -- it's going to depend on the boy's skin sensitivity, as well as the particular wipes that you're using. (Also, since you aren't the mom, it will honestly also depend on the mom's own prejudices.)
If you are used to diapering girls who are on formula -- which leads to much more acidic urine than breast milk -- then, you won't have to change the diaper NEARLY as often as you would for those girls.
On the other hand, if you are accustomed to girls who are on breast milk (which leads to more alkaline urine and thus less frequent diapering), then, the frequency of diaper changes will probably be about the same with a boy.0
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