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How to Change a Baby’s Diaper on an Airplane

Traveling with an infant or toddler on an airplane can be a daunting experience. One of the most challenging parts is changing a dirty diaper when the baby needs it. Here are some steps to help you change your baby’s diaper on the plane:

Before You Board

 

    • Pack a diaper bag: Pack a separate diaper bag with all of the items necessary to change a diaper. This should include diapers, wipes, a travel-sized changing pad, a trash bag, diaper rash cream, and one spare outfit for your baby in case of any messes.

 

    • Check the bathroom: Check the size of the airplane’s bathroom before you board. It will be much easier to change your baby if the space is large enough to fit a changing pad.

 

    • Time it right: Time your diaper change for when the airplane is on the ground or in the air. Most airlines will not allow diaper changes on the ground while the plane is refueling to ensure that passengers board efficiently.

 

Changing the Diaper

 

    • Wear a mask: If the airline provides one, wear a face mask during your diaper change. This will protect other passengers from droplets that may occur during a diaper change.

 

    • Clean the area: If you need to change your baby on your seat, make sure to clean the area before and after the change. Wipe down the seats with a sanitizing wipe if possible.

 

    • Use a changing pad:Use the changing pad to cover the seat or tray table before you lay your baby down. This will protect them and the seat from any messes.

 

    • Be prepared: Hold a diaper up to the baby’s bottom before you remove the dirty one. This will help you be prepared to catch any messes and could save you from having to clean up a larger mess.

 

    • Clean up: Use wipes to clean the baby and place dirty wipes, the dirty diaper, and any soiled clothing in the trash bag. Tie it up tightly to avoid any messes.

 

Changing a diaper on a plane does not have to be a daunting experience. By following the steps above, you’ll be able to change your baby’s diaper safely, quickly, and with minimal mess. Happy travels!