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How to change diapers on sleeping baby

Updated: Nov 14, 2022


Your baby is a sleeping angel. You watch his chest rise and fall gently, and you wonder if it would be rude to disturb him so that you can change his diaper. Then you remember that he's wearing a diaper that hasn't been changed in over five hours (and counting). Besides the obvious reasons for changing a sleeping baby's diaper—it stinks!—there are some less obvious ones as well. For one thing, he won't get any rest if he has a wet or dirty diaper because it'll irritate his skin. Plus: Changing diapers on sleeping babies might seem like an impossible task but it's actually easier than changing them awake!

Use a diaper that fastens with tapes.

When changing a diaper on your sleeping baby, you will want to use a diaper that fastens with tapes. Tapes are much easier and more reliable than Velcro. Tapes are also more secure, making them less likely to come undone during the process of changing the diaper.

Baby's skin is much more comfortable in relation to tapes than it is for Velcro; this helps ensure that your baby does not wake up due to discomfort from wearing their soiled diapers. Because of these reasons, we recommend you always use diapers with tapes when dressing your little one at night or anytime they are asleep.

There are many benefits to using diapers with tapes over those with Velcro. Some of these benefits include:

Change the baby's position.

  • Change the baby's position

If your baby is sleeping on their back, and they roll over onto their stomach while you are changing them, this can be a tricky situation. If you are using a wedge to keep the baby on their side (see below), then this is not an issue. However, if your child is sleeping in a crib or bassinet without one of these safety devices for babies who roll over during diaper changes, then it can be difficult to know how to proceed safely with the next step: getting them back into a safe position for changing diapers.

  • Getting your baby back into an upright position

The safest way to change diapers on a sleeping baby is by rolling them onto their side first before proceeding with taking off wet or dirty diapers and replacing them with clean ones (or putting on another brief). Once both legs are out from under blankets or comforter covers that might have been covering them when they rolled over, gently roll them back until they are laying flat again - but as close as possible so that there aren't any gaps where germs could get trapped underneath clothes without being able to breathe fresh air at all times during washing hands too!

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Change one leg at a time.

  • Change one leg at a time. If you try to change both legs at once, the baby is likely to wake up as you're doing it.

  • Change the diaper only when the baby is calm. Changing diapers will cause some discomfort for your sleeping child and can lead them back into an active state of mind—which makes them wake up more quickly. Try not to disturb your sleeping baby if you can help it!

  • Change the diaper only when the baby is asleep (if possible). If you have no other choice but to change his or her diaper while they're awake, try handling it with care so that they don't come away feeling disturbed by this experience; try not to make eye contact or speak loudly during this process because these things tend to have negative effects on babies who aren't quite ready yet

to be fully awake. When you do change the baby's diaper, try to do it quickly and efficiently so that they can get back to sleep as soon as possible.

Clean up quickly.

  • Clean up quickly.

When changing diapers on your sleeping baby, it can be tempting to take your time and savor the moment. And while there's nothing wrong with taking some extra time to appreciate this special moment, it is important not to let your baby stay in a dirty diaper for too long. Leaving a wet or dirty diaper on a baby's bottom can lead to painful rashes and other skin issues, so make sure you clean up quickly.

The best way to change a sleeping baby's diaper is to do it as quickly and gently as possible. If you have another child in the home, try asking them for help so that you don't need to worry about waking your baby up. If you are changing your own child's diaper, try not to make too much noise or move quickly around him.

Make diaper changes smooth by changing one leg at a time and fastening the diaper with tapes.

  • Change the baby's position. The diaper needs to be changed while he or she is lying down, preferably on a changing table.

  • Change one leg at a time. If you are right-handed and have your baby lying on their back, start with the left leg and change it first before moving on to the right leg. This prevents any mess from spilling out when you pull down the old diaper.

  • Fasten tapes with one hand as quickly as possible without making noise that would wake up your baby if they're sleeping soundly enough not to notice what you're doing in their bedroom at night while they're supposed to be fast asleep! You can also try using two hands but this will take more time than necessary so we recommend sticking with just one hand so that things go smoothly when changing diapers during sleepovers too!


As a parent, there are many things that you need to learn how to do. There will be times when your baby needs your help and you may not know what to do. Changing diapers is one of those things that most people learn with time, but it can still be overwhelming when first starting out. This article will give you all the information needed so that next time something like this happens again

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