Having a child means that several changes in your life will have to occur. Changes in routine, sleep, habits, among many other things. Small activities that seemed to be as simple as going to the market can become a real adventure, due to some needs of the baby. Changing diapers outside the home is one of them and can be a time of great tension, if dads are not prepared.
But, after all, what is the best way to perform a diaper change outside the home? Can this problem, which for many is a real nightmare, be minimized? There are several factors that can make this moment easier or more difficult and not everything will depend exclusively on you. However, one can do the best so that changing diapers is not such a bad thing.
What to Pack in the Baby Bag
One truth is that when you go out with a baby, diapers can get dirty at any time. So it is essential that the diaper bag and the entire change kit are separated in a bag and ready to be used.
The most recommendable thing, even, is that there are diapers, wipes and ointments always in a bag, separate from the products you use at home, because that way you will never forget to put anything inside and, therefore, it will be easier to carry out this assignment.
In addition to these basic things, it is also recommended that you have cloths in your bag that can cover any surface so that the baby’s skin does not come into contact with surfaces that may contain bacteria or may be dirty for various reasons.
There will not always be the right place
Depending on where you are going, there will not be a specific room for the diaper change to take place, in which case you will have to know how to improvise. The more practice you have, the easier it is for you to be able to change your diaper outside the home without any problem.
Still, the most recommendable thing is that you avoid places that do not have changers, because not all places will be clean and in the right conditions for the exchange to be done in the best way.
It is not uncommon for babies to say tantrum when changing diapers, especially when dealing with an unfamiliar environment in which they do not feel comfortable. At these times, it is necessary to have a lot of patience, because you will have to calm the baby before changing the diaper, otherwise, you can make a lot of dirt and make the activity even more difficult.
A good tip for this situation is to bring toys, especially those with which the baby is familiar, so that he can be distracted and let the diaper change out of the house take place in a more peaceful way. Baby bottles and pacifiers can also be used as a distraction , if the baby is used to them, of course.
Both fathers and mothers will have to deal with situations where changing diapers outside the home is a necessary thing. And as much as it may seem difficult at first, everyone will realize that over time it is possible to improve and make this activity not so difficult. Also over time, the baby begins to learn that he needs to change diapers not only at home, but in different places, his resistance tends to decrease with this custom.
Finally, we need to talk about the issue of parents, which weighs so much when we talk about having a baby. As much as life needs to change because of the baby, it does not mean that parents cannot go out and enjoy life.
Yes, there are several changes, but leaving home is part of everyone’s life, including the baby’s and therefore, no one should be deprived of going out and doing routine and fun things like going to the shopping center or going out to eat with the baby .
These are common things that people usually do and they don’t have to stop doing it just because they have a child. Changes in life exist, but they must be just an adaptation to the child’s needs and not a radical change in the parents’ way of life.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.