Similar to getting dressed, this everyday situation is a perfect time to reassure your baby by explaining each of your steps while changing diapers. “There, we are all set. Do you feel better? I bet you feel better with a clean diaper.” Changing diapers does not always have to be a sticky situation.
Conversation Starters for Changing Diapers
- “Let’s get you all cleaned up. I have to wipe your bottom before we put a new diaper on. The wipe is a little cold, are you ready?”
- “There we go, now you have a clean, dry diaper on. Do you feel better? Let’s continue our day!”
- Is your diaper wet? Did you go pee-pee in your diaper? You have a wet diaper. Let’s take this wet diaper off of you.
- Do you need a new diaper? Is your diaper clean? Is your diaper dirty? I am going to take off your dirty diaper and put on a clean diaper.
Talking Tips are provided by Talk With Me Baby, an Atlanta organization working to bring the concept of language nutrition into public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day, in an effort to close the word gap.