How to Clean a Baby’s Diaper Area

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Childcare Expert Marylou Tietz provides tips on how to clean a Baby’s Diaper area.

    Marylou Tietz

    Marylou is Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE, FACCE) and Doula with over 28 years experience teaching prenatal classes in the Washington DC area in settings including the Bethesda Maternity Center, Kaiser Permanente, Georgetown University Hospital, Suburban Hospital, the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Discovery Communications, Seven Locks Detention Center and the Greentree Shelter for Women.

    During the summer months she operates the Baby Bed 'n Breakfast of Bethany Beach (<a>www.beachbirthclass.com</a>) where she offers private Lamaze classes coupled with an overnight stay in her oceanside Delaware beach house plus breakfast and lunch on her cozy back porch.

    Marylou has also served as President of the DC Chapter of Lamaze International since 1995 (<a>www.lamaze-dc.com</a>) during which time they have consistently been voted
    "Best Childbirth Classes" by the readers of Washington Families Magazine.

    Marylou Teitz: Hi, I am Marylou Teitz with Lamaze International and I am showing you how to diaper your baby. Right now I am going to show you how to clean the diaper area. Begin by taking the front of the diaper and gently slide from the front to back, gently moving through the diaper area and trying to incorporate as much as the ball moving into the diaper as possible for easy disposal. You can grasp the baby's ankles and lift as you continue to wipe and roll the ball movement into the diaper for easy disposal.

    Then take a baby wipe, a wash cloth or some moisten cotton balls to clean the area further. Gently move from front to back always going into the folds very gently, lifting the baby's bottom by grasping the ankles and making sure you get all sides of your baby's bottom in diaper area.

    Take a moment to let the baby's bottom air dry or plat dry with some dry cotton balls. So that is how we clean the baby's diaper area. Now we ready to check for diaper rash.