Nappies will be a big part of your life from the time your baby is born until he or she is toilet trained somewhere between 2-3 years of age. It is estimated that the average baby goes through around 8000 nappies between birth and toilet training - that's a lot of nappies!
The first thing you need to do is decide whether you are going to use cloth nappies or disposable nappies (or even a combination of both). There are good arguments for and against both types of nappies, so check out our comparisons here to help you decide which is going to work best for you.
Once you have decided, the fun really begins! If you've never changed a baby before you might be feeling a little overwhelmed but rest assured you will fast get the hang of it . There's a reason why newborns are small and immobile - so you can perfect you nappy changing technique before you have to try and change a wriggly, unco-operative toddler! And to help you, we've put together a basic step-by-step guide to show you how.