What does it mean to be "nappy-free," and how does it work?
What exactly is the concept behind it?
First and foremost, it is not about the child staying dry more often or using the toilet sooner.
Rather, it encourages your baby to recognize and eventually control their waste in a more natural way.
It should also strengthen your bond with your baby by paying more attention to his needs.
Avoiding waste through fewer diapers, saving money and being less susceptible to diaper rash certainly plays a major role in why "nappy-free" is so popular with many parents. Your baby can use up to 6000 diapers.
The annoying flatulence issue can also be counteracted by nappy-free.
That all sounds great, but you're probably wondering how to achieve this? Nappy-free can be strict, you can decide how strict. Your midwife can guide you and help you.
You should start in the first few weeks of life. Just try it out and you will be amazed how it works.
In the first few weeks you can observe the following: After your child is breastfed, you try to elicit a little burp. Instead of or at the same time, your baby often goes about his business immediately after. It can be that you have to change diapers several times, as there is always a little business in the diaper.
Exactly this characteristic is used when practicing nappy-free. It is amazing how quickly many babies learn to do their business after breastfeeding.
How does it work?
After breastfeeding, the child is held over a bowl / potty / toilet and encouraged to do their business with the tone of your choice. You can even sit on the toilet with your baby, you slide all the way back and sit your baby in front of you. Just try different positions.
You will learn to “read” your baby very well, very quickly and to respond to his or her needs. Often nappy-free is only used for big business. The use of cloth diapers, or the mixture of cloth diapers during the day and disposable diapers at night is more relaxed. Just give it a try! Most importantly, without putting you or your baby under pressure.