There is nothing fresh and gentle like a new-born baby. Be it the soft skin, the sleepy smiles or the unique intoxicating smell. A new-born baby’s skin is soft, sensitive and delicate. Hence, it requires special attention and constant care. So, how important is diaper-free time for your little one. Let’s look at some of the reasons.
- To allow free movement: A diaper can be soft, lightweight and comfortable for the baby to wear. But, however great it might be, it would restrict the movement of your baby to a certain extent. This is applicable for both cloth diapers and disposable diapers. So, a diaper-free time can enable a baby to have free movement of limbs or crawl or move around. This is very much essential for development of your baby’s gross motor skills.
- To prevent diaper rashes: Diaper rash is a common problem for babies who go long hours with diapers on. A diaper-free time of at least 5-10 minutes every time you change a diaper can be ideal.
- To understand baby cues better: You should practice a period of diaper-free time after your baby poops or pees. This can help you understand the baby better and in turn help in potty training. (Be ready for some cleanup though!).
- To allow your baby’s skin to breathe: The diapers whether disposable or cloth, allow very little or no aeration to the baby’s bottom. A diaper-free time whenever possible can help the skin breathe. This helps not only to prevent diaper rashes or infection but also for a healthier skin. (Grannies those days would expose a naked baby for a few minutes to the morning sun for Vitamin D and to prevent infections.)
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