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This is a common problem with people who wash their hands a lot, especially in the wintertime. I have no doubt that twins are harder on your hands than singletons. There are good suggestions above. Common errors people often make is using water that is too hot, a detergent hand cleanser that is too harsh, and not moisturizing immediately after washing hands ...


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In addition to frequent hand washing, the diaper wipes may be contributing in some cases. Even if they are non-alcohol based, if they're pre-moistened they almost certainly have at least a mild detergent in them (solely water-based wipes would be unsanitary as they would grow molds). Gloves of course can help here to create a barrier. Another solution ...


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White noise. I have just discovered that putting the hair dryer on cool and putting it near the changing mat is properly transformative. You have to turn it on before you start, but it seems to all but guarantee a tear free (for everyone) diaper change. We tried a white noise app but it doesn't cut it, the hair dryer is like magic!


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I had a similar issue with my son. My right thumb would crack to to point of bleeding. Moving from soap to non-soap cleaners (like Sorbolene) helped a little. I started using disposable gloves when changing him, this also helped. Eventually, I had to start using a mild cortisone steroid cream (1%) - this helped a lot. I saw a dermatologist who referred to ...


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I can't imagine this is a diaper related problem, but I can see a new parent having some relevant circumstances change: You're around children you want to protect from germs You're around children that are constantly making messes You may have your hands in water more from giving baths or hand washing baby bottles, dishes or clothes 1 & 2 mean you ...


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In addition to being cold, which is a very good answer, I would add that you should make it a fun time :). Have a mobile above the changing table. Blow kisses on the baby's tummy. Kiss his toes. Smile and talk to him. When a little older: Be silly. My husband always makes funny faces and puts the diaper on the baby's head, or his head.


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We used water and bounty paper towels (I think they may have changed them, but at that time they used to be very soft) as diaper wipes. I would get the tap water as hot as it would go to wet the towels (when traveling, we just used a spritz bottle with water at ambient temperature). I put the wet paper towels under my shirt, directly on the skin on my ...


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In my sons' case, they both had severe reflux that was triggered by them lying on their backs. So diaper changing was painful for both of them. We tried a few things to mitigate this. Change the diaper on your lap instead of on a changing table. That way the baby's head can be elevated, which reduces the reflux. Keep them on the changing table, but on ...


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One tip we got at the hospital when our first baby was born : when you hold the baby's feet up with one hand (while using the other hand to wipe or manipulate the diaper), make sure you do not clench his/her ankles together as this can be painful (for the baby). So hold one little foot between thumb and index finger, and the other between index finger and ...


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We had the same problem. Then the nurse suggested to feed the baby before changing him. So my wife would feed him from one side, letting the baby soothe, then we would change him (without crying this time), finally feed on the other side. Make sure you make the baby burp before changing, or the "handling" may cause reflux. My son was born in winter, so we ...


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One of the main reasons a newborn (particularly such a new newborn!) dislikes diaper changes is the fact that they're cold. Really cold. Normally they have this nice warm layer on them that keeps them warm and cozy, and you're ripping that off of them with nary a care for their ... well, I'm sure that's what the newborn thinks, anyway. To avoid this, you ...


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For a diaper to fit correctly, the following must be true: The back must go above the top of the "butt crack" or urine will leak out the back, because the crack breaks the seal If this isn't true, you probably need a bigger diaper so it can go higher up the back The straps must go above the hips, and be tighter than the hips or the diaper will slip ...



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