Health officials are urging people to wash their hands thoroughly before using an old or used disposable diaper.
But it’s not a simple process.
Here’s what you need to know.
Wash your hands thoroughly Before you use an old diaper, take a look at what it looks like and whether it’s clean enough.
If the diaper is clean, it should be easy to clean, according to a study published this month in the journal Pediatrics.
But if the diaper isn’t clean, you may end up with an irritated or infected diaper, or worse.
It’s the same reason why some parents choose to keep their kids’ pants and shirts on rather than washing them in the sink.
Choose a brand and a model The first thing you’ll want to do is determine if your brand of diaper has the right fit for your body.
“It’s important to use a model that is as close to the ideal fit as possible,” says Susan M. Schmitt, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
“If it’s a regular diaper, then that’s fine.
If it’s more like a washable or a dry diaper, you need a diaper with a larger fit.
So if you have a normal-fitting model, like the Fitbit, you’re good.”
Use a disposable washable diaper If you don’t have access to a regular washable, you can use a disposable diaper as a way to make sure you’re getting all the necessary cleaning and sanitizing.
For this, you’ll need to find a brand that is suitable for you, like those that come with washable wipes.
Some brands are reusable, like Baby Gro, and others have lint-free or air-dried models.
“I think one of the great things about reusable is that they’re reusable.
You can throw them away if they get wet, and you can reuse them,” says Schmitt.
“You don’t need to go to the store and buy a lot of diapers because you’re saving money.
You only need a little bit of disposable and you don’s and don’ts.”
Care for your new diapers When you’re done with your new diaper, clean the diaper, rinse it and dry it with a clean cloth.
If you want to reuse the diaper that you washed, you will have to wash it again.
“When you wash a diaper, that means you are not washing it again,” Schmitt says.
“And when you dry it, that’s when the bacteria in it will be destroyed.
So the bacteria is gone and the diaper will not be dirty.”
So if your diapers don’t fit perfectly, use a new one, but make sure that you use it regularly, or you risk having more trouble with the bacteria.
“Do you really want to throw out a diaper that’s going to need to be washed twice a day?”
“That is a recipe for failure.”
Clean your home before you use the new diaper To ensure that the new diapers fit your body and are ready to use, make sure your home is clean before you start using them.
“Make sure you wash your hands, dry your clothes, brush your teeth, wash your face, get your hair done, take your medication,” says Dr. Lisa C. Schulte, a family medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“Just be sure to use the toilet and wash your mouth and get out of the house.”
Do your own research Before you start changing diapers, take some time to get to know your body, your habits and what you use for diapers.
If your child has a fever or sore throat, ask a health care professional to give you a hand to hold, to help you relax, says Schult, who also directs the family medicine department at Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania.
She suggests washing your hands frequently, using a disposable hand sanitizer and taking your medicine.
If using a washcloth, be sure that it is lint free, and wash it well before you put it in the toilet or shower.
Check for bacteria before you wash it if you are worried about possible bacterial infections It’s important that you take precautions to avoid getting the infection.
“One of the things that makes a baby healthy is a balance of the immune system,” Schult says.
If there is a strong immune response to any bacteria, there’s a chance that the bacteria will become active and cause serious problems.
“We want to minimize the chance that any infection could cause a serious infection,” she says.
To ensure this, it’s important for parents to know how to clean their homes.
“There are certain things you can do,” says M.L. Schimmel, M,D., a pediatrician and assistant professor at Children and Family Medicine at Children`s Hospital.
“Some of the common things are using a