|You may think that changing your baby's nappy while out
in public is no big deal, but many people are not happy
to witness this baby custom.
That's why it's very important to ask yourself, "Who
might be offended if I change my baby's nappy right here,
right now?" This may seem like a common sense thing
to you, but you'd be surprised at how many parents are discourteous
of others when it comes to changing their baby's nappies
while away from home. You should also consider the health
implications for both your baby and those of others.
Parents have been seen changing their baby’s nappies
on mall benches, park benches, library floors and other
very inappropriate places. Nappies are germy and that's
why you should always change your baby in the bathroom wherever
possible when you're away from home. Baby changing stations
aren't always sanitary, so it’s important to remember
your changing mats, like Cherubs Care Mats – they
are disposable changing mats which provide a clean, hygienic
surface for care-free nappy changes. Give your baby a toy
or something to hold onto to so that they don’t touch
the wall but also always remember to wash your and your
baby’s hands after every nappy change.
If you're at a friend or family member’s house, they
probably won't mind if you change your baby's nappy on the
floor or bed (as long as you have a change mat) but always
There will undoubtedly be times where you will have to
make do in a less than ideal situation. Use your best judgment
and be sanitary. If you're in a pinch or if there is not
a bathroom around, go to your car to change your baby or
another safe well lit area away from large groups of people.
Always carry disposable hand wipes in case there is nowhere
that you can wash your hands – we suggest Cherubs
Kiddies Wipes, affectionately known as ‘Sticky Fingers’,
they are alcohol free and moisturised for gentle yet thorough
What to do with the dirty nappy… Well, obviously
if your baby wears cloth nappies you’ll need to contain
the wet nappy in a plastic bag to take home. Disposables
should first be placed in a nappy sack before being thrown
in the garbage bin. Nappy sacks are a hygienic and fragrant
way to dispose of soiled nappies. Try Cherubs Perfumed Nappy
Sacks – they seal in wetness and bacteria, neutralise
odours and makes visiting or travelling with baby a pleasure.
Why practice nappy etiquette?
The bulk of germs are hiding where you least suspect - playground
equipment, the phone receiver, ATMs, and elevator buttons.
People have a false sense of security when it comes to germs.
80% of infections are spread by hand. The solution is proper
hand hygiene. In public places, playground equipment, escalator
handrails, shopping trolley handles, picnic tables, and
Port-A-Potties are top germ carriers.
Practicing nappy etiquette is just common courtesy. It
assures that you won't offend others and most importantly
that you don't spread germs!
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