For the first few months after my daughter was born, it seemed like I was always either feeding her or changing her. Feeding her was simple, but the diaper changes were not. I got one of those babies who screamed bloody murder every time her diaper was opened, so changes were always a bit stressful to me. Alas, there's no way around them. And, it turns out, there are some weird things that happen if you wait to change a diaper.
When I say I was constantly changing diapers for a while, I’m not exaggerating. We went through at least 15 diapers a day when my daughter was a newborn, and even now that she’s a little older we still go through a ton (thank goodness for Amazon Prime). After a bad bout of diaper rash early on, I became super vigilant and paranoid about never letting her wear a dirty diaper for too long. She doesn’t scream her head off anymore now that she’s a toddler, but she does try to crawl and wiggle away from me. Sometimes it's a fight, but it's better than dealing with some of the potentially painful side effects of wearing a dirty diaper.
Here are five things that can happen if you wait too long to freshen up your baby's bottom.