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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 05:40 AM   11
babyhopes2010
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- Is it true that you need to change a newborn nappy about 8-10 times a day?yes
- Do you generally need to change straight after every feed???i changed them as and when,bcos she didnt sleep, but if they sleep like most newborns id recommend change them b4 or after feed
- What about during the night....am I going to be feeding and nappy changing all night??
yes, they dont know the difference btween day and night



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 05:45 AM   12
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Pretty much yes to all your questions!
We don't use wipes for the first month or so, I think in the UK some use cotton wool(whatever that is!?), but I just use some old cheap stained cotton baby blankets that I cut into small squares dampened with a bit of warm water as needed, and they can be rewashed. I've found that keeps diaper rash away, as even the gentlest of wipes can be rough on some babies.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 06:02 AM   13
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Agree with the other ladies.

Plan to change and feed as one activity as for the first few weeks they are pretty much one and the same. What you can do is feed half your feed, then change (which wakes baby up) ready to do the 2nd half of the feed to settle them back down after being upset by the nappy change. (My top tip there! lol).

I've always used wipes, but then again I've FF'd from birth and from what I've read/heard FF nappies are a bit more 'gooey' lol. Once the meconium has gone (takes 2-5 days) then you'll be able to judge better what you need.

Night changes....yep I'm afraid they're just part and parcel of it. It doesn't take long until you can start to cut down the number of changes i.e. maybe only change once but feeding 2-3 times for example. You'll get to know LO and also get used to doing changes half asleep. Another top tip....lay everything out before you go to bed, including change of sheets and clothes. You may not need them, but if you do you'll be glad you just had to reach rather than go searching while baby screams!



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 06:08 AM   14
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We used to change DS's nappies before each feed, have always used wipes because the cotton wool never seemed to clean FF poos off! They are a bit more sticky than BF poo's i think.

As for feeding and changing all night most prob! We started helping baby know the difference between night and day very early on, we used to feed in the dark at night and be quieter and in the day it would be bright and louder.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 10:01 AM   15
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Thanks for all your input girls...much appreciated!
Looks like we'll all be expert nappy changers within a week with that many nappies to change in a day!! x



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 10:47 AM   16
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My lo is just over 4 weeks and I change her at least 10 times a day. I went thru a box of 96 newborn diapers in less than a week and a half. She pees all the time. And sometimes I'll change a pee diaper and as I'm laying her back down, I'll hear the now familar sound of her making a poo and so I'll change her again. and yes, it's day and night. I have her bassinet in my bedroom (along with her swing which is where she'd rather sleep right now) and I pulled my old microwave cart in there and stocked it up with diapers and wipes and rash cream and rec'ving blankets. It helps to have everything right there beside my bed for nighttime changes.

And yep, you'll be a pro within a day! LOL I'm a ftm and the first diaper I changed in the hsp I was so slow and worried I'd hurt her umbilical thingy, but in no time I could do a diaper change b/4 she got a chance to get mad about it. (she hates having her diaper changed)



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 11:28 AM   17
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My midwife recommended not using wipes or cream for the first month as they're to harsh on their skin. We just use warm water and cotton wool balls. They supplied it in the hospital too. If they do get nappy rash, I've heard the best thing to use is breast milk? Haven't tried it though as Jessica hasn't had any. We just make sure to dry her bum with a dry, clean bit of cotton wool before putting a new nappy on. I do what others have suggested, feed from one side, change nappy, feed from the other. It's only about the past 3 days she's started feeding from both sides in one feed. x



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 11:42 AM   18
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We went through at least 10 diapers a day for the first few weeks.. there were days we went through 15. LO pooed constantly! Before feeds, after feeds, before sleep, after sleep, poo, poo, poo. Luckily newborn poo doesn't really smell, at least DS's didn't!



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 11:57 AM   19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by d_b View Post
We went through at least 10 diapers a day for the first few weeks.. there were days we went through 15. LO pooed constantly! Before feeds, after feeds, before sleep, after sleep, poo, poo, poo. Luckily newborn poo doesn't really smell, at least DS's didn't!
Oh my goodness, that's a lot of poo!! Sounds like the first few weeks are going to be fun, fun, fun!!! xx



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 12:29 PM   20
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my son wasn't a terribly fussy newborn but he did cry whenever he was wet. more than 15 times a day. we went through so many diapers! he's 10 months now and notices being wet a little less, drinks less, and poos less, so we are not going through quite as many diapers.



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