How to Check a Baby’s Dirty Diapers

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Childcare Expert Marylou Tietz provides tips on how to check a Baby’s Dirty Diapers.

    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 check your baby s diaper to see if it is dirty. Begin by opening the tab at the front of the diaper and pulling them away and take the front of the diaper and pull it partially down, passing to allow your baby to urinate, using the front of the diaper as a shield to protect you, then continue pulling the diaper away and observe to see how much clean up it is going to be required. Be aware that the stools of the breastfed baby will be loose and a bright mustard yellow, but greener like a fine Dejeuner whereas the stools of a formula fed baby will be a familiar brown formed stool.

    So that is how we check to see if the baby s diaper is dirty. Now, we will move on to cleaning up the diaper area.