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Before or after you feed?

Just curious.... do you change your baby's diaper before or after you feed them? I go back and forth. **Please note this is not asking what I should do, just asking what you do**

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mandapanda942

Asked by mandapanda942 at 12:23 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It really depended on when she was wet or dirty. If she was then I would do it before we ate if she wasn't then I wouldn't.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 12:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • when they were newborns i did it before, because they'd wake up hungry and but still be sleepy so by me changing their diaper it would make them more alert. now that they are older i just do it when it needs to be done regardless of when they eat.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:25 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Most of the time I do it before, especially if she's poopy or if I know she is going to be asleep when she finishes eating.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:26 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I just changed them when they needed to be changed. I would check the diaper every 30 min when they were awake, so before and after feeding if necessary.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 12:30 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I change him before because my son has reflux.. We are supposed to keep him upright as long as possible.
    Lisa.Price

    Answer by Lisa.Price at 12:43 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • After unless it's dirty before I start feeding
    TALuke

    Answer by TALuke at 12:48 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I always change before I feed.
    Shanna84

    Answer by Shanna84 at 12:52 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • It depends....During the day I usually change her after she eats (unless her diaper is dirty)...during the night I change her before I feed. She usually falls asleep at the bottle....so that is why I switch...Much easier to get her back to sleep at night doing it before.
    BWIND

    Answer by BWIND at 1:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I usually change them after I feed them because the baby normally poops while their eating.
    mommyof2grls06

    Answer by mommyof2grls06 at 1:11 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • When we were using cloth diapers if it was poopie it was changed before, if wet I simply took it off and nursed the naked baby. We were doing elimination communication. If I felt she was going to wee I put a cloth diaper on my lap. She never nursed and peed at the same time though some babies do.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 3:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

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