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How Often to Change a Cloth Diaper

The answer to this question may seem simple – just change them when they are dirty or wet! However, there is more to it than that. Since babies of different ages will have different outputs, you will need to have a general idea of when you will need to check the diaper, and how many diapers you need to have on hand for each age. Some babies may not let you know when they are wet or dirty, so checking the diaper periodically may be necessary. If switching from disposables to cloth, there may be a considerable difference in the amount of diaper changes.

As a general rule, diapers should be checked every 1.5-2 hours during the daytime. Older babies may go longer in between changes. You will quickly find out what the elimination routine is for your baby, and will adjust according to their own personal needs. The absorbency … Read More

How Changing Cooper’s Diapers Has…Changed

Now that Cooper can move, all he wants to do is move.  He’s either chasing after the vacuum, crawling over to pull on my leg or scooting after the toy cars he just learned to roll.  Laying on his back to have his diaper changed is the last thing he feels like doing. Take the diaper I changed a few hours ago, for instance:

From a few feet away, I catch a whiff.  I’ve smelled enough dirty diapers to know we need to head straight to the changing table–STAT. Before I even lay Cooper on his back he starts to protest by throwing his head back and shrieking. Hey–this is the best view I’ve had of his newly erupted top teeth!  I’m sorry, I’m distracted.  Back to the unpleasant task at hand.  As I unsnap his one piece  outfit,  Cooper begins grabbing at things on the ledge that are … Read More