Did you know that there is not just one way to change your baby’s diapers?
As parents, we’ve all done and seen the same: open the diaper, lift up the legs and butt, wipe, replace and close, right?
But there is another way, that is not only better but also healthier for your sweet little pea.
Let’s first look at what might be wrong with the popular baby changing technique and then, go straight to a better one, as I am sure you are burning to know what it is!
Why is the popular baby diaper change technique not so great?
Dr. John Edwards, Doctor of Chiropractic and founder of the Mama’s Chiropractic Clinic in Florida, explains how the double-leg lift technique, pulling our baby’s legs up to change the diaper, is actually not the best way.
Because of our newborns' fragile back, this common diaper changing technique displaces nerves in the spine and prevents the brain from properly communicating with the digestive system. This can later trigger digestive discomfort in babies like gas, constipation, or colic.
Who knew right? That the diaper changing technique that has been used for generations, is to be questioned!
So if you were wondering why your baby is having digestive issues, it might be time to try Dr. John Edwards’ diaper changing technique to see if it helps!
What is the Best Way to Change My Baby’s Diaper?
In the video that you can find on this link, Dr. John Edwards advice to not lift your baby’s bottom and hips straight up but instead to slightly roll your baby on one side, which he calls the roll technique.
This diaper changing technique is best with newborns and until your baby starts crawling, as the spine alignment will change at that time.
How to Use La Petite Creme with the Roll Technique?
Of course, La Petite Creme is here to accompany you at every diaper change, whatever the technique you choose for your baby.