To safely diaper a baby:
- Change a cloth or disposable diaper every 3-4 hours during the day, or as soon as the diaper is soiled.
- Use a wet wipe to gently clean your baby's bottom. If your baby has sensitive skin, consider using cloth wipes and homemade wipe solution.
- Never use a dirty diaper for a second time, even if you think it still has life in it. Your baby's skin is sensitive and exposure to dirty diapers can cause serious rash.
- If your baby experiences a rash, call your pediatrician.
If you do not have access to a safe supply of diapers for your baby, reach out to your local diaper bank for help. If you have access to a washing machine, you may even qualify for free cloth diapers. Share The Love, a national cloth diaper bank, may be able to help.