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The Do’s and Don’ts of Diaper Duty (Watch!)

Tips to master changes like a pro—from day one.

Newborns tend to go through at least six diaper changes a day, which means there’s no warming up to diaper duty—you’ll be diving right in to this messy task. Sure, thousands of changes over the years will eventually refine your technique (holding a squirming baby with one hand while slathering on ointment with the other isn’t exactly a rookie move). But mastering your diaper-changing knowledge before baby’s arrival will help make this new responsibility a bit less daunting—and maybe even help you feel better prepared for that inevitable first blowout. Okay, nothing can really prepare you for that, but watching this video will at least teach you the basic do’s and don’ts. (Our tip: Share it with your partner too!)

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This article is sponsored by Aquaphor Baby. Get more tips from The Bump to help tackle diaper changes, bath time and more.

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