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How often should I change my baby's diaper?

A newborn baby can urinate up to 20 times a day, and this is normal. If the baby is breastfed, his stools are mushy and quite a lot of liquid comes out with them. In this case, the frequency of urination may be reduced to 10 times a day. But this does not always mean that you need to change the diaper every time after he pees. Normally, newborn babies should be changed after every bowel movement and as the diaper fills. A newborn baby usually needs 10-12 diapers a day, which means that a newborn baby should have a diaper change every 2-3 hours.
As your baby grows, the amount of secretions increases, but the frequency decreases. If you change the size of the diaper to a larger size, respectively, the amount that can be absorbed also increases. Therefore, the frequency of diaper changes decreases as your age increases.
The basic rule of diaper changes
The main principle is to change as they get soiled. Always change your baby's diaper when your baby poops.
Should I change my baby's diaper before and after she eats?
Many babies are not comfortable if their diapers are wet when they are being fed. This is why we recommend putting a clean diaper on your baby before feeding. Some babies may pee or poop while breastfeeding. Therefore, it is advisable to change your baby's diaper every time after breastfeeding as well.
How do I know if my baby has peed?
Kokoshi diapers have a "wetness indicator" that changes color when the diaper is full. This allows you to know when your baby is wet without removing the diaper. When the diaper is full of liquid, the inside surface of the diaper becomes smooth and starts to contact your baby's skin tightly, depriving it of air access. Despite the fact that Kokoshi diapers are well thought out and have a soft, absorbent inner layer, prolonged exposure to a full diaper may cause diaper rash and skin irritation.
How do you know when your baby has pooped without removing the diaper?
You can tell by either the sound (you can't go wrong) or the smell. If your baby poops, don't wait for the "signal" of the color indicator - change the diaper right away.
What do I do if my baby is asleep and the fill light has changed color?
If your baby is sleeping and his diaper is filled with liquid, do not wake the baby. The exception is when the baby poops in his sleep - you must wake him up, otherwise the excrement may not only eat the delicate skin of the baby, but also cause a urinary tract infection.
Beware of stuffiness in hot weather
Diapers absorb all kinds of liquids, including sweat. During the hot summer months, baby sweat can change the color of the indicator light. Some parents may wonder, "The indicator light has changed, but it looks like she hasn't peed yet. What should I do?" If your baby is sweating so much that the color of the indicator on the diaper has changed, change her diaper. Even an adult feels extremely uncomfortable in sweat-soaked underwear. Babies' skin is much more delicate than that of adults. Even if your child just sweats but doesn't pee, the inside of the diaper becomes wet and doesn't allow air to pass easily. And this can cause diaper rash and sweating.

Never skimp on diapers. Change them whenever necessary. This will help keep your baby healthy and keep your parents calm.