Diapering is an expected part of parenthood, yet it’s still surprisingly complex. We study, analyze and discuss diaper contents as if it’s a perfectly normal and not at all disgusting topic of conversation; we regularly handle human feces and are sprayed with our newborn boy’s urine; and we’re faced with dozens of diapering options that are defended as fiercely as breast vs. bottle. And let’s not forget the obscene amount of money we spend along the way.
The truth is that safely cleaning our baby’s diaper region and understanding its contents are integral parts of our baby’s health, so it’s no wonder that we’re all a bit obsessed and, at times, perplexed. We’ve all been there, which is why Babble.com put together a comprehensive diapering guide, covering everything from newborn diapering basics to potty training approaches. Find tips on how to handle fidgety babies, public diapering and especially squeamish situations; as well as advice on how to save money and choose a diapering system that works for you. Whether you’re diapering for 4 months or 4 years, find everything you need to know for every stage.