Diaper changing time is definitely not the most appealing aspect of baby-care but it gives you a comprehensive understanding of your child’s eating habits and bowel movements. Babies work systematically in terms of eating, sleeping and pooping. Making a schedule out of checking your baby’s diaper as often as possible and changing it in accordance with that time will help you estimate the general health of your child.
As super absorbent diapers have found prominence in childcare, it has made diaper health detection increasingly complex. Cloth diapers are quite inconvenient but they are encouraged during the initial stages to help in monitoring healthy bowel movements.
Here are some pointers that you can use as guidelines to understand your child’s bowel movements with diapers too.
Eating habits, weight gain and overall growth are determined by the number of diapers changed and the colour of bowel movement.
Newborns generally should utilise two to three diapers per day with blackish green coloured bowel movement, which indicates normal growth.
As the one week mark passes, your baby should have around eight to ten diaper changes per day.
Babies who are being breastfed have swifter and more consistent bowel movements as opposed to formula fed babies. Additionally, breastfed infants have around four wet stools per 24 hours, while formula-fed babies produce around one to two stools.
These are the basic norms that indicate the health and growth of your child. As they grow older, food habits tend to change over time and bowel movements slow down, giving you some sweet relief from diaper changing duty.
Don’t forget: Ensure that their diapers are comfortable, as chafing and cuts can cause infections and irritation