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Change baby before or after feed?

(11 Posts)
Olive1987 Tue 11-Nov-14 17:27:34

I know there's no right or wrong just wondering what others do. Change baby before or after feed? Especially night feeds.

Trinpy Tue 11-Nov-14 17:32:41

After. they will do a huge poo as you are feeding them if you change them before.

dontgetsickpay Tue 11-Nov-14 17:35:06

Before to wake them a little bit

EdwiniasRevenge Tue 11-Nov-14 17:37:11


the valve that lets food into the stomach triggers the valve that lets them poop so feeding often leads to pooping shortly after.

apart from middle of night when I changed before and hope they didn't poop so sleepy to put straight down.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Tue 11-Nov-14 19:14:34

I tend to change before incase DD falls asleep - she always wakes when changing. If she poops during feed I can just change the liner (reusable nappies)

Alb1 Tue 11-Nov-14 19:15:57

I do it before as after waking up I don't like the idea of DS sitting around in a wet nappy whilst eating, he does often poo straight after a feed so I can see why people do it after as you do get through more nappies doing it my way, it's just personal preference tho

Thisismyfirsttime Tue 11-Nov-14 19:41:49

It depended on how dd woke up for me, she often went longer stretches overnight from a very early age and woke up screaming for a feed so I would get the bottle in her to calm her (she is ff) and do it half way through to wake her up a bit and she tended to take more milk after so would sleep longer again. If she woke up just whinging I'd do it before.

Icedfinger Tue 11-Nov-14 20:46:54

Depends on baby!

During the evening/night I used to do nappy first so if she fell asleep I could put her straight down.

During the day she was likely to poo mid feed so I would change her then.

Littlef00t Tue 11-Nov-14 20:51:56

As a newborn I would change dd half way through (just to be contrary) as she screamed for food the moment she woke and would not tolerate a nappy change, but after it would wake her too much (screamed through every nappy change for at least a month).

Feed one side (bf), change, feed the other.

Hatetidyingthehouse Tue 11-Nov-14 21:50:42

Nightmare isn't it

AnythingNotEverything Tue 11-Nov-14 21:55:16

In the middle. Then once she stopped feeding two hourly in the night I stopped changing at every feed unless dirty.

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