Changing baby’s diaper is part of your daily, even hourly, job description as a parent. In the first year of life, the average baby goes through around2,500 diapers— which amounts to 2,500 trips to the changing table. Most of the time, even when you’re bleary-eyed and uncaffeinated, your diaper-changing routine is predictable, and it probably doesn’t require much thought or strategy. But that doesn't mean your time at the changing table isn’t without frustration — or in some cases, without significant risk.
Compared to an adult or even an older child, a lot of change takes place in the first twelve months of a child’s life — including how much energy and effort you’ll need to exert for routine caretaking tasks.For example, as a child gets older and more independent, you may find yourself participating in the occasional wrestling match at the changing table.