6 Surefire Signs Your Baby Needs a Diaper Change

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All parents of babies have one thing in common: Every one of us hates changing diapers, but every one of us has to do it. And we do it many times a day, for many years, and in many less-than-ideal locations and situations. (Who else has earned the merit badge for changing a diaper on a park bench?) Add to this that changing diapers isn’t a chore you can put off for later, like laundry or dishes. In order to keep everyone happy and healthy, you need to be constantly on top of your diapering game, lest you find yourself in one of these scenarios. Here are six signs you’re not changing your baby’s diaper often enough:


1. You catch your baby staring intently at the Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream on the changing table, as if he’s trying to use his mind to move it to your hands.

2. Your baby is suddenly surrounded by a swarm of cartoon flies. 

3. Your baby invented her own sign language that means “Change me NOW!”

4. Strangers in public are holding their noses and backing away. (Thank goodness for travel-sized Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment for changes on the go!)

5. You pick up your baby and wonder how he gained so much weight during naptime.

6. A hazmat crew in decontamination suits appeared out of nowhere and roped off your baby with yellow caution tape.

Whenever, and wherever, you find yourself changing your baby’s diapers, remember to protect their delicate skin by adding a layer of protection with Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment at every diaper change. (And if you see signs of diaper rash, treat promptly with Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream, which contains zinc oxide, and helps soothe and protect baby’s sensitive skin.)

How do you know when it’s time to change your baby’s diaper?

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