Getting ready

You can change your baby on a changing table or on any surface covered with a changing mat or towel. It's important to have all the supplies you'll need within reach before you begin. Remember never to leave your baby alone on a changing table or surface, even for an instant.

Many first-time parents are surprised by how many nappies they go through in a day. To make life a little easier for yourself, have plenty on hand.

Before and after you change your baby's nappy, be sure to wash your hands. And when it's time to change the nappy, make sure you have the following standing by:

  • A clean nappy
  • Baby wipes
  • A plastic bag to dispose of soiled nappy
  • Nappy cream
  • A change of clothes for your baby (just in case!)