As a new Dad, or if you're new to being a stay at home dad you're about to embark on an exciting but perhaps terrifying experience, and not just when it comes to child care!
The changes a new addition to the family brings effect all areas of your life.
Need to work late to meet an urgent deadline? No problem once but now you ask "what about my kid?"
Your mates are going for a round of Golf Saturday morning? Once you wouldn't worry, but now, you've got a new baby and a tired mum to look after. Everything's different from now on.
Oh, and how, exactly do I change a nappy? Firstly, make it all fun for your baby with lot's of smiles, chat, songs and silly voices throughout. Here we go.... Ensure your hands clean! Yes you'll need to wash them again afterwards, but you really don't want to risk infecting your baby! Undo the bottom half of your baby's clothing and move it clear. Fold up the top half to keep it well clear too. Undo the dirty nappy and wait, holding the nappy in place as the colder air can cause your baby to have a wee. (You really don't want a direct hit to the face!) Hold your baby by the ankles, lift the bottom and use the old nappy to wipe away the worst of the mess. Discard the dirty nappy whilst keeping your baby safe and secure on the changing table. Wipe all of your baby's area that was covered by the nappy with wet wipes and be extra careful with the sensitive bits. Wipe from front to back for a girl and do not pull back a boy's foreskin. Gently dry the area (don't rub, pat) with cotton wool or a tissue and apply nappy rash prevention cream or powder. Hold your baby by the ankles again and lift the bottom off the mat sliding the new, clean nappy underneath. Bring the front of the nappy between the legs and fasten carefully, ensuring it's not too tight. Dress the baby, lift, hug and kiss. Job done. Wash your hands and play.