On the Changing
~ Younger Babies
baby may be moving more, rolling over, and squiggling in place. Always
have a hand on her if she is on the changing table. You may begin to
prefer changing her on the floor for safety.
your baby a toy to hold, singing, making funny faces, playing a first
few rounds of "peek-a-boo"--these are all helpful distractions
and fun as you continue to diaper her.
Singing while you change your baby is a great part of a daily routine.
Your baby will look forward to it. Keep a list of songs taped on the
wall by your changing area as a reminder of what to sing.
You can help prevent diaper rash or aid in its cure by having your baby
go bare bottom for a bit. Be sure the room is warm enough. Either let
her rest on an open diaper, a waterproof sheet, or a disposable pad
for a short time on a regular basis.
baby is beginning to reach and grasp. Take a look at your diapering
area and remove anything she might grab, especially anything overhead
that could topple down. Keep a few toys handy to distract her.