Dealing with diaper blow-outs is possibly one of the *stinkiest* moments of early parenthood with a fresh new baby. Kiddos aren’t the only ones who have nightmares…cleaning up poop explosions are just as bad, if not worse. Let’s face it, whether you are at home or out and about, it’s just a nightmare to clean up. Fortunately, DYPER has a few tricks that can help minimize these catastrophic events from happening to you, your baby and your new outfit!
Here are their top 10 diapering tips for you and your little one:
1. Size matters.
First things first, the diaper should be the right size. A diaper that is the wrong size is more likely going to cause massive blowouts! If a diaper is too small, leaks and blow-outs may occur. This is because there is simply not enough absorbency in the diaper for the volume of wee or poo being emitted. And, because there are likely areas where the diaper does not fit your baby as it should. The same goes for diapers that are too big…no one wants a poop escape to happen! We love DYPER because their diapers are also independently tested and certified Standard 100 by OEKO TEX®, a leading Swiss certification body, and achieved the coveted 5-star rating by DermaTest®.
2. Make sure your baby’s diaper is on the right way.
- The waistband elastic must wrap around your baby’s tummy in line with the belly button.
- Fasten the tabs from back to front and make sure that they are secure, and that the waistband is reasonably tight. You should be able to fit one to two fingers in between your baby’s tummy and the elastic.
- Check the leg cuffs. They must be on the outside of the nappy to avoid leaking down the leg. The elastic around the leg should fit snugly in the crease where the leg meets the body. The leg elastic should also be quite tight.
3. Clothing makes a difference.
Make sure that your baby’s clothes fit correctly and allow room for the diaper and its contents. Clothes that are too tight can put pressure on your baby’s diaper in the wrong places. This can lead to leaks and explosions.
4. Keep an eye on the poop schedule.
If your little one has not had a bowel movement in some time, be prepared to take the necessary precautions in case your kiddo erupts like Mount Vesuvius. It could be worth investing in a shield to protect you or at least making sure you have all the necessities to clean up your mini.
5. Time for a change.
Change your baby’s diaper regularly, approximately every 2-3 hours. A full diaper is, obviously, capable of absorbing a lot less, resulting in a diaper blow-out.
6. Use a cloth diaper for assistance.
If your baby frequently experiences diaper blow-outs, you can place a cloth diaper cover over the disposable diaper. Thanks to the elastic waistband, it will keep *all* the stinky stuff inside the diaper. Plus, it is much easier washing one diaper cover now and then, rather than a whole outfit and all the bedding!
7. Sleep meets potty wake-ups.
Do you have a continually active bub or one that sleeps through the night and pees all night long too? In situations like this, leaks and blow-outs are inevitable. To avoid those midnight diaper change wake-ups, try DYPER training pants. They are made for kiddos that are getting close to potty training.
8. Wipes, wipes and more wipes.
Make sure you have plenty of wipes! DYPER baby wipes are 100% plant-based and made without ingredients that are harmful to your baby! Soft on your baby’s delicate skin and kind to the home we all share.
9. Always bring backup.
When in doubt, always have a spare set (or two) of clothing for your baby.
10. The diaper on your baby matters.
The best diaper for your baby is one that is comfortable and fits well. DYPER ticks all these boxes and more! Not only is it absorbent, but they make sure to protect your little one’s sensitive skin and ensure their diapers are made without harmful chemicals or potential irritants such as natural rubber latex, alcohol, perfumes, PVC, lotions, TBT, or Phthalates. DYPER diapers are also independently tested and certified Standard 100 by OEKO TEX®, a leading Swiss certification body, and achieved the coveted 5-star rating by DermaTest®. Simply kind to baby and the planet.