Changing your baby is one of the most challenging tasks you’ll learn as a parent, and it’s also something you’re going to become a pro at in due time. However, no matter how good you get at it, you’ll come to learn that baby-changing challenges can present themselves in a multitude of ways. For instance, one of the biggest challenges will be changing your little one in uncomfortable areas—but here are some tips to thrive in those scenarios.
The first thing you need to do—before anything—is relax. You might be feeling somewhat pressured if you’re in a public area, or perhaps nervous and flustered. But the truth is that no one cares nearly as much as you think they do. All eyes are not on you, and the best thing you can possibly do is relax yourself.
Keep Your Baby Calm
Relaxing yourself isn’t just crucial for your own sake but for your baby’s as well. In fact, your baby will likely mirror your energy, so if you’re nervous and scared, your baby will be that way as well—and that’s the last thing you want. Smile at them and show them that you’re confident and happy, and maybe even try to make them laugh.
Always Be Prepared
Now that you’ve got your mind right, it’s time to talk about technical preparation. Wherever it is that you go, always ensure that you have everything you need to change your baby in all situations. Always have a diaper bag that contains diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, and ideally a padded mat that your baby will be able to lie on wherever you are.