If you are a new parent, you’re probably very aware of the fact that babies go to the bathroom 8 to 10 times a day. Don’t wait to change your baby’s diaper. Do it immediately in order to avoid terrible consequences. If you just can’t get yourself to change that diaper, read these important reasons before waiting another second.
- It smells. If you have company, keeping your baby unchanged is a terrible idea. Your guests will cringe, and you won’t be shown in a good light to other parents. Moreover, the smell is not exactly the type that you or the people around you will enjoy so it should make you clean your baby’s diaper, too.
- By changing the diaper, you’re preventing diaper rash. Diaper rash is not fun. Your baby’s tender skin will get irritated, painful and it will cause a lot of discomfort. It will not only leave your child looking terrible but it will also affect your baby’s disposition. The best way to avoid diaper rash is to keep that area clean, dry, and cool. Soiled diapers don’t do that.
- Unchanged diapers can cause infection. Yes, babies can get dangerous infections if a soiled diaper stays on for too long. There have even been cases of staph infections from dirty diapers. Do you really want to risk your baby’s health that way?
- Dirty diapers will make your baby cranky. Considering how little peace and quiet moms get, do you really want to get even less by letting your baby scream while wearing a soiled diaper? Most babies get in a very foul mood when stuck in dirty diapers for long periods of time.
- A filled diaper is much more likely to fall off than a clean one…Dirty diapers have a bigger load in them. They can fall off a baby who is crawling. The contents of the diaper can also spill onto cribs, blankets, carpets, or clothes. Keeping your baby’s diaper clean will make sure that your home stays as spotless as possible.
- Because you have to. If you don’t change the diaper, no one else will. It has to be done, you might as well do it as soon as possible and get it over with. If you don’t it’s not going to go away on its own and it will be there to remind you of itself in more ways than one.
The bottom line is that you’re going to have to change that diaper. You might as well get it out of the way ASAP, so you won’t have to deal with any of the bad side effects of a filled dirty diaper that has been left on for too long.