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How To Diaper A Baby Safely

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To safely diaper a baby:

  1. Change a cloth or disposable diaper every 3-4 hours during the day, or as soon as the diaper is soiled.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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