Ok so some I you are going to think I'm the worst mother ever but I have only just heard about nappy off time. My dd is 3 months old and I had never even heard of it until tonight when I was with a group of mums and I was too ashamed to say I hadn't heard of it. Haha.
So I don't know what it is or how to do it. I'm guessing as the name says you just take their nappy off and let them have some time to 'dry out'?
So my questions are is it important and secondly, how do I do it?
From one very uninformed mother.
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18-02-2014 01:09 #1
Nappy off time??
18-02-2014 01:17 #2
Yeah it is just some time to air out their bits, nothing major. I used to leave DS on a towel on a plastic table cloth on the floor for 10 minutes or so every day. But as soon as he learned to roll over we stopped cos there was just way too much pee flying everywhere! We live in an apartment so no outdoor area to do it.
I don't think it is 'important' as such, unless they have a particularly funky/spotty/rashy bottom.
18-02-2014 01:23 #3Member
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Haha dont worry im sure she wont hold it against you I just leave my bub to run around nudie for a while after a bath, she LOVES it, sometimes 10 mins sometimes an hour or longer on hot days and if theres an accident just clean it up..easy peasy - unless I find her splashing around in a puddle of wee haha then I have to clean her up and the floor.
18-02-2014 06:52 #4
its great for them to learn more about body movement too minus clothes! We pop DD down on her mat nudie for 15mins before bath time. Great for trying to eat dinner as unhappy baby becomes happy for a bit!
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18-02-2014 06:56 #5
No big deal OP. I fold up a cloth nappy & place under bub as nappy free time always comes with an accident!
I don't do it daily but do try to give 5mins of airing during most nappy changes anyway. Good time to chat & sing songs whilst you have their attention.
18-02-2014 06:57 #6
Good point butterfly - they really do love being nude!
18-02-2014 07:17 #7
Yeah I do it at every nappy change. I don't use a change table, just do it on the lounge room floor so I can keep an eye on the older kids. I take her nappy off, pop a folded up terry nappy underneath her, then I sit back and let her play. 10, 15 minutes or whatever and then put the fresh nappy on.
No big deal!
It's also great if bubs is unsettled, it can help calm them down and relax.
18-02-2014 07:25 #8
That's ok OP these days nappy free time is not essential if they have no nappy rash and with the invention if disposable nappies
I used to give dd nappy free time on her playmat with an old towel underneath after most changes for around 10 minutes but expect some mess, especially as they get mobile lol.
These days Dd loves to crawl around nude so I usually leave her awhile after a bath, unfortunately we have carpet so we go through a lot of carpet power as she always seems to wee (and twice she's pooed!) as soon as she's free.
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